Boston's Copley Society of Art's "Savory" exhibit features Ellen's work

Co|So Artists A to Z: Savory


22 Sep – 10 Nov 2011
The Copley Society of Art is proud to present Co|So Artists A to Z: Savory, an exhibition of small artworks by our membership. Dozens of artist's small paintings, sculptures, and photographs are for sale --- perfect additions to growing art collections. Work from all mediums is represented, and styles range from traditional to contemporary.
Ellen's featured works:
Cottage Motif, oil on canvas, 8 x 8, $395.00
Savoring Fall Sailing, oil on board, 9 x 12, $450.00
Mount Monadnock, oil on canvas, 8 x 8, $395.00

Ellen's work to be featured at the Monadnock Arts Auction, January 31 - February 5

Ellen's "IRIS BEAUTY" - Framed Watercolor Value: $550 Approx. Size: 16 x 20"Ellen's work will be featured at the upcoming Monadnock Arts Auction, held from January 31 through February 5.  

Up for bid is a wide variety of artwork, including paintins, jewelry, photography, pottery, sculpture, hand-blown glass, fiber, and more --- in all price ranges.  

Opening Reception

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Monday 1/31, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Silent Auction

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Tuesday 2/1 through Friday 2/4, 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday 2/5, 9 am - noon

Live Auction

Noone Falls, Peterborough, NH

Saturday 2/5

6:00 pm:  champagne, beer, wine & gourmet hors d'ouvres

7:30 pm:  bidding begins, black tie optional

Entertainment provided by the Maxfield Trio

Much more information at The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, Sharon Arts Center, and Steele's Stationers in Peterborough.

Ellen's small-format oils to be features at Boston's Copley Society ofArt

The Copley Society of Art, located at 158 Newbury Street in Boston, features its year 'round "Small Works" Gallery.

Original work in smaller formats by juried artist members is affordably priced for the holiday giving season. Beginning in November, I will have 6"x6" to 10"x10" small oil paintings included in this show. 

Check out the show listings and view all of the works for sale in the "Small Works" gallery on the Society's website.

NH Potters' Guild exhibit

Ellen will be exhibiting on Saturday, October 30, with the New Hampshire Potters' Guild. The show and sale will take place at The Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, from 10 AM - 5 PM.

This is a very busy show, so get there early for best selection! There are veteran potters as well as a bunch of "newbies", which makes for a varied offering of styles and art forms.  There is plenty of parking.

"Easter Pig" at New England Watercolor Society

"Easter Pig"
From September 24 through October 24, The New England Watercolor Society is holding their 12th National Biennial Open Show at The North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Adjudicator John Salminen chose 91 works from 548 submitted from all over the country. "Easter Pig", a figurative painting, was among the 91 paintings chosen.  You can view all of the paintings in this show by going to the NEWS web site.

Ellen's clay and collage work featured at Portsmouth Art Exchange

The Portsmouth Art Exchange carries a selection of Ellen's clay and collage work. Located at 220 State Street, the Portsmouth Art Exchange is a participating gallery in the "Art 'Round Town" event which takes place on the first Friday of every month.

Check out this eclectic selection of diverse art styles and media.  Local artists and artists from throughout New Hampshire are represented. 


Ellen to exhibit work at New Hampshire Potters' Guild

The NH Potter's Guild is holding its Annual Sale on Saturday, October 30th. The sale is held in the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, from 10 AM - 5 PM.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to purchase distinctive wares of all descriptions and techniques, in a wide price range. All of the best craftsmen from the New Hampshire area will be showcasing their work, and there will be demos!
Bring the family!  See you there!

Ellen to exhibit at the New England Watercolor Society’s 12th Annual North American Biennial Open Show, Gloucester, MA

In Gloucester, MA from September 24 through October 24, the New England Watercolor Society's 12th Annual North American Biennial Open Show will be held at the North Shore Arts Association.

Easter Pig91 works, chosen from 558 submitted watercolors from all over the US, have been compiled by juror John Salminen to represent the varied methods and techniques used to create a watercolor painting.  Mr. Salminen is a signature member of many art groups, including NWS, AWS (Dolphin Fellow), and Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master).

A special opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on October 3, from 1:30 - 3:30. Refreshments will be served. The gallery is handicapped accessible and situated on Pirate's Cove Lane in Gloucester, MA, on the shores of historic Gloucester Harbor.  Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm.

The New England Watercolor Society is one of the oldest regional artist groups devoted solely to the art of watercolor painting.

This year, several events will take place during the show:

     October 9 - Gallery Talk, Judy Metcalfe, 2 pm.

     October 10 - Demo, Frank Costantino, 2 pm - 4 pm.

     October 17 - Demo, Robert Noreika, 2 pm - 4 pm.

Ellen's work, Easter Pig, is reminiscent of a 1950s Greek Easter:

Traditionally, a Greek Easter features lamb, but I did this painting based on a family joke. All of the people in the painting are my relatives. We have many fond memories connected with this time of year.  The painting is 22" x 30" and is done with transparent watercolor.

The works can also be viewed online through the New England Watercolor Society's web site.

Ellen's works to be featured in upcoming NH Art Association show

 Some of Ellen's works will be featured in an upcoming show by the New Hampshire Art AssociationWednesday November 4 through Friday, November 27, 2009 at the NHAA’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH.

The official opening reception is on Friday, November 6 between the hours of 5 and 8 PM. Awards will be presented at 6:00 PM.  First prize is the $1000 Joan L. Dunfey Award, second prize is $500 and third prize is $300.

This year’s juror is Nancy Tieken, the former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, at the Denver Art Museum and currently serving as Trustee at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and serving on the visiting Modern and Contemporary Art Committee at Harvard Art Museum.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has served in various capacities at some of the country’s most revered institutions, such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (trustee since 2008), Peabody Essex Museum (overseer), Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, CA (former trustee), Harvard Graduate School of Education  (Arts in Education advisory board since 1996), Currier Museum of Art (trustee since 2008), and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University (guest curator) among others.  She has also lectured extensively, guest curated many exhibitions and written several articles and publications on a variety of art related topics.

This exhibition was established in the memory of Joan L. Dunfey, a long time patron of the arts. Her estate has provided funding through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for this competition since its inception.

More information on the exhibit may be viewed here.





Ellen's work once again featured at Boston's Copley Society

one of Ellen's work to be featured at the Copley SocietyHoliday Art Opening

Copley Society of Boston

148 Newbury Street, Boston 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

5:00 - 8:00 PM

This year, the walls and halls will be filled with beautiful small and mini works for sale! All media will be represented, and I will be showing my new collages. These stunning little gems make wonderful gifts and will become treasures for you and yours.


"Under The Influence"

Ellen's clay work will be included in the exhibit Under the Influence:  Where Artists Find Inspiration at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord, NH (pictured) from March 4 - 26, 2009.

The exhibit is the New Hampshire Potters' Guild 2009 Biennial and was juried by Mary Barringer, Editor of Studio Potter magazine.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 6th from 5 - 8 pm; the hours of the exhibit are Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm (closed Sundays).

Ellen writes:

This exhibit will feature the outstanding work of a blend of about 50 artists. You will see the work of beginning potters like myself (potting for 8 years) to those who've made pottery their life-long career. Featured will be the work from the masters of the craft:  Gerrry Williams, Chris Archer, Andy Hampton, Jane Kaufmann, Susan Babine, Ben Putnam, Al Jaeger, and Devitt Liptak --- to name just a few. It is an honor and a priviledge to be showing in the same gallery with these fantastic artists!