Member Meeting ~ NOVEMBER 3, 2014; 7pm

Manchester Artist Association
November 3, 2014
Dear MAA member,
Member Meeting ~ NOVEMBER 3, 2014; 7pm
Please note that all of our meetings are held on the first Monday of the month UNLESS it falls on a holiday
(i.e., Labor day). When this occurs we meet on the following week. If for any reason, we need to cancel a
meeting due to inclement weather we will post it on our website:
Letter from the President
I would like to take this opportunity to say hello and welcome to both the
current and new members of our wonderful organization. Though I have only
been affiliated with MAA for a short time, I am very impressed with the level
of talent and quality of artists that belong to it. MAA is celebrating its 48th
year. That is quite an accomplishment, and something we can all be proud of.
The Board of Directors stand with me and are eager to help grow our
organization. We are planning to expand the number of shows we host and
create other fun ways to become more visible to our community. We can only
do this together with input from our members and staff.
I am looking at a few things we can do to make our board/general meetings
more productive. One of the things I know the members enjoy is our featured
speaker segment. I’d like to give them more time so they may demonstrate
their craft as effectively as possible. I think it’s also important to mention that
our board meetings are open to ALL members, so feel free to stop in. One of
my goals is to make things seamless and transparent. Communication is a key
point to the success of any organization.
I have an open door policy. If you have a comment, question, concern, or
suggestion please feel free to contact me directly at 603-553-8002.
November 3 @ 6pm located in the room next to the meeting room.
Did you know that all members are welcome to sit in on our board meetings?
Do you have an idea you want to share? We want to hear from you!
We are just like you. We are teachers, business executives, parents, retirees,
students… you name it! The one thing we all have in common is our passion for art
and that we are all volunteers. The more help we have, the more we can do together!
We Always Need Your Help!
There are always tasks needed for
volunteers. Mentors are always available to
help with these positions so don’t be shy!
President: Douglas Harrington
553-8002, [email protected]
Vice President: Laurie LaFleur
485-9012, [email protected]
Secretary: Jim O’Donnell
858-1461, [email protected]
Treasurer: Aline Lotter
289-7447, [email protected]
Program Director: OPEN Aline Lotter;
[email protected] Finds guest speakers
for our meetings.
Exhibits Director: Libby Laliberte
486-7724, [email protected]
Coordinates and maintains Artist of the
Month (AOTM) programs/easels.
Membership: Dee Lessard
661-8305, [email protected]
Newsletter Editor: Elaine Farmer
801-0703, [email protected]
Publishes member news, events, shows,
awards etc. Sends PR to newspapers.
Website: Tom Wright
497-3498, [email protected]
Maintains our website (short description
for a big job!)
Publicity: Judy Palfrey 736-3015
[email protected]
Librarian: Ginny Demers
627-4443, [email protected]
Maintains our free lending library of
books and DVD’s available at meetings.
Scholarship: OPEN Looks for ways to
raise funds for local college bound
artists. Also runs the interview and
judging process for the award!
Hospitality: Veronica Thomas
673-5690, [email protected]
Refreshment sign-up for meetings.
Historian: Dee Lessard, 661-8305
[email protected] Keeps all
documents up to date on Google Docs.
Meeting Assistances: Dolores Aucoin,
Lorraine Aucoin, Rachael Paul: Tallies
votes for the AOTM program.
November Guest Speaker
Elaine Farmer of Amherst, NH
Elaine has recently written a
text book titled Harmonious
Color Schemes; a nononsense approach using the
Color Wheel. Through her
teaching experiences her
students led her to focus on
developing this easy to
understand color mixing
approach for use by working
artists, teachers and the
novice painter.
The topic of discussion will be on the rich history of color along
with their connotations, gaining awareness of the pigment color
used in your tube paints, how to select harmonious color schemes
using the Color Wheel as a guide and practice the art of using a
limited color palette.
Elaine believes this method is
a no-nonsense approach using
the Color Wheel and is
suitable for the beginner
student as well as the
professional artist. It can be
applied to any subject or style
of art including abstract,
expressionism or
impressionism and can be
applied to all painting
mediums including beyond
paint such as fiber art, interior
decorating and even
photography. Color harmony
is essential to all good art no
matter the medium, subject or style.
Elaine Barrette Farmer has been a professional artist since
1985, began teaching in 1991 and continues to offers fine art
classes and workshops at her Studio in Amherst, NH. She is
a national award winning artist, an active art exhibit
participant in juried shows and has a number of images
licensed for commercial use. She also prides herself as an
active advocate of the fine arts in her community and area art
Audubon Art Exhibit ~ The Heart of Nature
(see Application form below)
Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH 603-668-2045
This exhibit space offers great winter time exposure. Snow shoe and cross country skiing keep this exhibit
space well viewed. Mark your calendars now for these dates:
 Drop off date/time: Saturday, January 3, 2015 between 9am and -12noon
 Reception Date: January 17, 2015. Snow date Reception January 24, 2015.
 Registration Deadline: DECEMBER 30, 2015
 Pick up date/time: Saturday, February 21, 2015 between 9am - 12noon.
 Contact: Douglas Harrington, 661-5636, [email protected] or Laurie LaFleur, 485-9012,
[email protected]
Artist of the Month Program
This exhibit affords members to participate in exhibiting in one of eight easels at local businesses for one
month. Voting is by your peers. To participate, bring in your paintings in between 6:45 and 7:00pm for
voting. Voting will begin at 7pm sharp! Here is the list of locations where the winning artists will exhibit:
Radisson, 700 Elm Street, Manchester
St. Mary’s Credit Union
200 McGregor Street, Manchester
Bedford Library
3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford
Members First Credit Union
44 Bridge Street, Manchester
Day’s Jewelers
66 March Avenue, Manchester
E.W. Poore
775 Canal Street, Manchester
Triangle Credit Union
1030 Candia Road, Manchester
Bentley Common
66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford
Last Month’s Winners
Back: Lucille Lavigne - Noella Breault - Mary Crump - Nancy L. Jarvis
Front: Douglas Harrington - Aline Lotter - Amy Severino - Howard Muscott
Bedford Library Art Exhibit
This Month’s Exhibitors
Priscilla Memole - Nancy L. Jarvis - Frank Moulin
Would you like to exhibit at the Bedford Library?
Contact Paul Ducret [email protected] or (603) 623-5890 to check available exhibit dates.
The Heart of Nature
Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH ~ 603-668-2045
Hours: Tues. - Fri. 9-5, Sat., 9-4 and Sunday 11-1
This exhibit space gets a lot of exposure in the winter months with snow shoe and cross country skiing.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Space is limited and is first come, first in.
 Drop off date/time: Saturday, January 3, 2015 between 9am -12noon. Bring 1-3 pieces of art to the
Audubon Center. If you cannot bring your work in on this day, you must make prior arrangements with
someone who can. There will be no refunds if you do not bring your paintings in at the time specified.
 Pick up date/time: Saturday, February 21, 2015 between 9am – 12noon.
 Only Original 2 dimensional artwork will be accepted.
 Exhibit Fee: $10 per piece. Limit: three pieces per artist (triptych counts as three); no piece can be larger
than 16x20, excluding frame. No 3-D works. Larger paintings may be considered but placement not
 Exhibitors are expected to leave their work on display for the entire two months.
 Work must be framed and hung in a professional manner. (No saw tooth hangers will be accepted).
 Reception Date: January 17, 2015, 1-3pm. Snow date Reception January 24, 2015, 1-3pm.
 Audubon Center takes a 30% commission. Payment to artist for sale of work will be issued by the
Audubon Center, 30 days after show is removed.
 Registration Deadline: DECEMBER 30, 2015
 Contact: Douglas Harrington, 661-5636, [email protected] or Laurie LaFleur, 485-9012,
[email protected]
Detach here and keep upper portion for your records
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2015 AUDUBON ART EXHIBIT
Name: __________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________________
Phone: _____________________________________ Cell: ________________________________________
Email: ______________________________________
___ $10.00 - #1 Medium ____________Price: ______ Title: _____________________ Framed size________
___ $20.00 - #2 Medium ____________Price: ______ Title: _____________________ Framed size________
___ $30.00 - #3 Medium ____________Price: ______ Title: _____________________ Framed size________
I do not hold the Manchester Artists Association or The New Hampshire Audubon Center or anyone involved
with the show responsible for loss or damage to any property belonging to me.
Exhibitor Signature: ________________________________________________Date: __________________
Write check to Manchester Artist Association and mail payment with application to:
Manchester Artist Association, Attn: Audubon Show
PO Box 10531, Bedford NH 03110-9717
Offering oil painting classes on Thursday evenings, from 6:30-9:00pm at East Colony Fine Art
Gallery in Manchester, NH. Beginners and Intermediate levels welcome. For more
information contact Dee @ [email protected] or call 603-661-8305.
CLASSES &WORKSHOPS with Elaine Farmer
Winter Classes and Workshops will be held at East Colony Fine Art, 55 Commercial St.,
Manchester, NH. Adult and Teen (high school). All mediums and all levels welcome. Visit
website for schedule. Registration and payment accepted at or
call Elaine @ 603-801-0703 for more info.
Guy Lessard is offering photographing art work for people in high resolution for making
prints and for their websites. $25 per piece or $100 for 5 pieces. Contact guy at
[email protected] or 603-512-3367
Pastel Society of New Hampshire: It’s Pastel! Art Exhibition
October 25 – November 30, Portsmouth. The Pastel Society of New Hampshire
presents its 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition: It’s Pastel! at the Discovery
Portsmouth Center Gallery. This is a major juried show with works by pastel
artists from New Hampshire and numerous other states.
Opening reception October 25, 4-6 pm. There will be refreshments and an awards ceremony.
This event is free and open to the public. Discover Portsmouth Center, 10
Middle St, Portsmouth NH 03801, 603-436-8420. Open daily 10-5.
Please continue supporting the Manchester Artists Association by renewing your dues. The renewal date
starts on September 8, 2014.
If you have not yet taken advantage of the web-site link, it s a great place to let people see your work and
have a way to contact you. Truthfully, it’s the best $10 you’ll ever spend! If this is new for you, please let
Tom Wright help you by contacting him at: [email protected]
To update your image on the website for current members PLEASE send your images along with any
description changes to our web master, Tom Wright at: [email protected]
Please cut along this line and submit form below along with payment, by mail or bring to the meeting. You
may also pay online at
(Even if you have been a member for a long time we ask that you take a minute and still fill this out.)
Phone_______________________ Cell_______________________ e-mail ___________________________
Membership dues: ______ $25 ______ $35 (with web site image) ______check here if you are signing up for
a web-image for the first time.
Please mail or bring payment to the meeting along this form (made out to MAA) to:
Dee Lessard
MAA Membership
115 Brennan St
Manchester, NH 03109
Feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions. Dee Lessard: [email protected] or 603-661-8305.
Manchester Artists Association
P.O. Box 10531
Bedford, NH 03110
Words from our new President – Douglas Harrington
Guest Speaker – Elaine Farmer
Exhibit Opportunities
Audubon Application
Classes and Workshops
Art Happenings
Membership Application