ampers& gallery PAST
EVENTS: PAINT OUT AND wet paint sale
the sixth annual worldwide paint-out — and wet paint sale!
IN AND AROUND NEWMARKET | a collection of works by regional plein
completed during a three-day outing
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Join us on Sunday and meet the artists during our WET PAINT SALE from 3–6!
wolrd-wide paint out, you say?
Yes, on September 5, 6 and
7 some of the region's most talented outdoor painters will tote their
paint boxes and easels to the Newmarket/Great Bay area to participate in
the 6th Annual World-Wide Paint Out. This global art event is
happening simultaneously in international locations around the world, and
is hosted by the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP)
organization. Local participation has been made possible through
with the cooperation of the
Lamprey Arts &
Culture Alliance (LACA) and the gallery at Ampers& Studio in
This year, artists will be
coming to paint in and around Newmarket from all over NH—everywhere from
Sunapee, to Pittsburg, to Derry, to Exeter, and all points in between—and
from coastal ME and northern MA as well. “We are very pleased to have this
large group of artists converge upon Newmarket for this wonderful event,”
says gallery owner and LACA board member Kimberly Foss, “and look forward
to viewing both the processes and the end results of their artistic
PAINT OUT, IN AND AROUND NEWMARKET
NHPleinAir Artists invites all
plein air artists from the region to join them on location from
10-4 on any or all of the three days. Painting locations (by permission)
in the Newmarket/Great Bay area are as follows: on Friday, Sept. 5,
painters will gather at Fox Point, a park in Newington which is
normally open to Newington residents only; on Saturday, Sept. 6, they’ll
head to Lubberland Creek Reserve, a Nature Conservancy property on
Great Bay in Newmarket. Artists and visitors should park at the Lubberland
Creek Preserve parking lot on the north side of Bay Road, just down the
road from the office; and on Sunday, Sept. 7, the artists have been
invited to paint in various locations in the Town of Newmarket
(such as Main Street, Schanda Park and Heron Point), and also at Chapman's
Landing, south on Rt 108. On Sunday afternoon, LACA will host a “wet
paint” sale here at Ampers&, entitled In and around Newmarket—featuring
paintings produced during the three-day event.
COME OUT AND SEE ARTISTS AT WORK
The public is invited to join
in the fun downtown on Sunday by watching individual artists as they work
(10 AM–2:30 PM),
and to move from painter to painter throughout the day to watch the
paintings develop. The “We Dig Newmarket” group will sponsor the live
music of Leif Gerjuoy and friends (Noon–3 PM) in the downtown area on Sunday, and
a favorite local watering hole, will offer “boxed lunch” specials for
visitors to take along with them as they stroll amongst the artists,
enjoying the live music. Visitors are encouraged to come view the
completed works and meet the artists during Sunday afternoon’s reception
from 3–6 PM. All paintings will be available for purchase at that time.
About Painting en plein aire
Plein air artists seek
the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors. Their artwork is in
direct response to the beauty they find in nature. They use a variety of
media, from oils, through watercolors and pastels. The style was first
made popular in the mid-1800s by Barbizon School artists such as Corot,
Daubigny and Millet, followed by the Impressionists—including Cezanne,
Degas and Monet—who delighted in capturing the changing qualities of
outdoor light on canvas.
IPAP, with members residing
throughout the world, is the blanket organization for individual plein
air groups and was created for the sole purpose of advancing the
execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without limitations
of borders or regions. Its members share inspiration and encouragement
both on the Internet and at "paint outs." They encourage other artists to
come out and paint with their fellow artists and share ideas.
The Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance (LACA) is a private, member-supported,
volunteer non-profit organization, whose mission is to support the arts,
culture and heritage of Newmarket and its surrounding communities. For
more information, visit their website at
Ampers& Studio | Gallery
(125 Main Street, at Rivermoor Landing, lower level) is located in the
historic "No. 6 Mill" of the Newmarket Manufacturing Company, which sits on the bank of the Lamprey River, in the heart of downtown Newmarket, NH.
The gallery is
exclusively dedicated to exhibits featuring Lamprey Arts & Culture
Alliance (LACA) artist-members. Normal gallery hours are Tue-Wed-Thu, from 2-6 PM* or by appointment.
Please call ahead to verify: 603-659-6823.
*Hours may change to
facilitate client meetings and project deadlines. Call first to verify: