This piece won the 3rd place award at the Omer T. Lassonde Memorial Exhibit at the New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH. It is on view through April 29 at the Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth.
The juror was Daniel Fuller, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art.
Ellen Friel has achieved signature membership in The New England Watercolor Society. She will be inducted at the annual meeting in March 2011. She is also a signature member of The Copley Society of Art/Boston, and a juried member of The Sharon Arts Center, The Cambridge Art Association, and The New Hampshire Art Association.
Ellen's work is the October 2010 featured work in the Collonade/Craft Gallery at the Sharon Arts Center in downtown Peterborough.
The Sharon Arts Center is now carrying Ellen's painting and clay work year 'round ...
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.
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.
91 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.
Annual 23rd Omer T. Lassonde Juried Exhibition
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
136 State Street
The featured work:
Owl's Head, Maine
22" x 30"
Professionally matted and framed with archival materials
Juror: Wes La Fountain
Interim Director, Univ. of New Hampshire Museum Of Art
Ellen is the Featured Artist for the month of January at Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough. Her work will be exhibited in the Sharon Arts Center's Colonnade Gallery. The opening reception will be Friday, January 16, from 5 - 7 pm.