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What's New in the Gallery!

We have a lot going on in the gallery! New artists have joined our current group of artists...we now have forty artists from all over New England, with most living and working in the Mount Washington Valley.

Most importantly...NOTHING in the gallery is imported!

A SPECIAL UPCOMING EVENT

MEET THE ARTIST: ILENE RICHARD, ILLUSTRATOR & FINE ARTIST

For one day only! Saturday, August 8th from 9:30 to 5pm, we will feature the art of Ilene Richard, well-known children's illustrator and fine artist from Massachusetts! Ilene's colorful, whimsical and highly imaginitive work is a delight to view and is so much fun! Ilene's cards and fine art reproductions have always been available at the Gallery, but this is your chance to see the actual art in person, and to purchase one for yourself to enjoy.

Ilene Richards Dog Portraits

Recognize these? We carry most of these dog portraits by Ilene Richard on notecards at the Gallery. See them in person on August 8th!

"There are many elements that go into creating my finished works. I believe a strong layout and design of the canvas is the most important piece to jumpstart a successful painting. I begin with a sketch, and when I am completely satisfied and feel excited about the concept, I will then draw directly onto the canvas and start the painting process. I am never really sure what colors I will eventually use, but I do know as I layer more and color onto my works I feel the work evolve. At this point, if my painting looks and feels balanced, I know I am on the right path towards a successful piece.

"A strong design, vibrant color palette, and a narrative quality, are what makes my work truly my own."

Ilene Richard                     

Ilene Richards-True Friends
True Friends
Ilene Richards

Ilene Richards - Princess
Princess
Ilene Richards

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the afternoon while browsing amongst Ilene's colorful and whimsical paintings! Weather permitting, her work will be displayed outside on the Snowflake Inn's front porch as well as in the gallery. Ilene will be on hand to talk about her work and answer questions. Remember...August 8th from 9:30 - 5!

See you then!

Ilene Richard with Bella & Ralphie
Ilene in her studio, showing off "Bella and Ralphie", one of her newest dog paintings.

HOSPITALITY OPEN HOUSE
On the afternoon of June 9th, we hosted an open house for members of the Mt. Washington Valley hospitality industry. The purpose was to thank them for sending their guests to us over the past couple of years, and to give them an overview of what we have to offer in the gallery. Representative from six of the many inns in the area showed up. While enjoying refreshments, and perusing the amazing work in our gallery, they were treated to a demo and talk by gallery artist and printmaker Anne Garland of Jackson. We plan to offer another open house for hospitality again this November, just a couple of weeks prior to the holiday shopping season.


Printmaker Anne Garland describing her methods for monotypes, soft ground etching and woodcuts.


Showing the size of a zinc etching plate, Anne Garland illustrates how she achieved such delicacy in her soft ground etchings.



Watching Anne Garland's presentation on her printmaking techniques.



STUDIO VISITS/ACQUIRING NEW WORK

Recently, yours truly, Nancy White Cassidy, traveled to some of the artists' studios in Massachusetts and Connecticut to pick up new work. And I came back with a few photos. I visited the studios of glass artist Aaron Slater, fused glass artist Linda Banks, jeweler Cynthia Battista, painter and illustrator Ilene Richard, ceramics artist Marcia Taylor and glassblower Aron Leaman. Aron was the only person I was unable to photograph...and for a good reason: he was just with his wife and newborn son at the hospital and rushed over to meet with me! So no time for photos! Meet some of your artists below!

One of the reasons I do this is to learn as much as I can about the artist and their work. Not only does it make MY job richer, but I am able to describe, with greater accuracy, the process by which these amazing craftspersons and artists achieve their work. In the end, our customers benefit by these studio visits!
 


Flameworker Aaron Slater, working in his studio. The circular forms with the metal handles near his torch are the molds he uses for his incredible marbles. Aaron's work is widely collected by marble enthusiasts and we are so honored to have his work in our gallery. And when you visit, check out his glass rings and ornaments!
Artist and illustrator Ilene Richard is the creator of the fabulous dog cards and reproductions we carry. Here she is, peeking out from behind one of her very large paintings to show us the size of her dog paintings! And Ilene will do commissions...contact the Gallery for more information!



Ceramics artist extraordinaire Marcia Taylor was showing her latest Hedgehog Jar. No two pieces are ever alike, but are all totally recognizable as a Marcia Taylor. We have THE most amazing new pieces of her work, so please stop in to see them before they sell!



Prolific fused glass artist, Linda Banks, is shown here preparing some dichroic glass earrings for the kiln. Linda is our most popular artist...and we have a wide assortment of her beautiful glass at the Gallery. Weed ash, blue or green doily glass, mountain and fern plates, dragonfly plates, four seasons decorative plates...not to mention her jewelry! The list goes on and on!

Cynthia Battista stopped by Linda Banks' studio to give me some new jewelry from her men's line of Artifact Jewelry. Really unique pieces!
Men's bracelets with mixed metal embellishments, hand-hammered and forged belt buckles, unisex necklaces. Wonderful work!



See you soon at THE GALLERY!

The Cassidy Gallery At Jackson Village      Located in front of The Snowflake Inn in Jackson, New Hampshire      603-662-2074      cassidygallery@earthlink.net