Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meditation nigts on Tuesdays

      Come and join us for Meditation nights with Pat Steiner

  • If you need to connect with your inner self, to meditate to unfocus from the daily stress,
  • If you need to create new images in your mind to be used in your next paintings,
  • to learn about the healing power of stones and of inner life,
    I am happy to inform you that Pat Steineri has started meditation nights on Tuesday evenings, 7pm to 8.15pm at 263 Art gallery located at 263 Main street in Nashua, NH
    Come and meditate in an gallery environment surrounded by ART and Beauty
    The suggested fee is $12. for  guided meditation and relaxation followed by  creative conversation and discussion where healer and sensitive reader Pat, will guide you and explain the imagery you envisioned, the power and meaning of your inner visions
  • Patricia L. Steiner, BA, MA email:srj10@comcast.net www.spiritriverjourney.blogspot.com

October exhibit: Suzanne Binnie and Paul Devine.

October by Suzanne Binnie

 Boston painting by Paul Devine

Suzanne Binnie and Paul Devine will be displaying their artwork at 263 Art Gallery during the month of October
A small reception will be given on October 22nd, 3 to 6 pm
The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
263 Art Gallery is located at 263 Main street in Nashua,NH

Suzanne Binnie grew up in a family of artists as her mother and two sisters are talented watercolor and pastel artists. Suzanne was educated atPenn State University and Tyler School of Art, and has also studied with Janet Walsh, Tom Lynch, Stephen Quiller, Margaret Huddy, and Susan Abbott.
Watercolor is Suzanne's medium of choice because she loves the effects andluminosity it can achieve. Her subjects are varied and range from landscapes and seascapes to floral and wildlife.
Suzanne believes that her art is a journey in self-expression. She believes we all see things differently and she tries to convey her perceptions through her paintings. Although she has been painting since childhood she is still fascinated by watercolors and every painting is a challenging experience.
Over the past ten years Suzanne has entered many juried shows and has been placed and received honorable mention on numerous occasions. For many years Suzanne has been teaching watercolor painting to beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Her style of teaching includes art theory and her goal, especially for beginners, is to ensure a thorough grounding in watercolor technique using sample paintings allowing students to quickly produce finished products. She teaches primarily in her home studio and always welcomes enquiries from new students.
Recently Suzanne became enthralled with the art form Zentangle® and has quickly adopted it as an outlet for her talent, creating her own patterns and pieces of art. Suzanne is now a Certified Zentangle Teacher
Paul Devine was born in Boston in 1951, and attended Massachusetts College of Art. He has worked as a trade show exhibit designer, cabinetmaker, draftsman and mechanical designer. He now spends much of his time drawing and painting the suburban and urban landscape in the Boston area.

His work has been shown in solo and group shows including the Danforth Museum, Western Avenue Studios and Northern Essex Community college.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

art consulting lessons

Art consulting sessions by Marilene Sawaf and Jacqui Hawk

 Did you ever get to the point in your career of an artist where you wished you would do more to market yourself  but don't know where to start?
 Taking pictures of your paintings, work on these pictures to make them computer ready, start blogs and maintains blogs are all skills that are invaluable to today's artists.
 Also finding galleries, knowing how to approach these galleries, what to send and not to send, how to frame or how to mat a painting, what is in vogue and not in vogue in the Art World, all this information is important if you want to make it as a successful  artist.
 We will talk about resumes, personal statements and organizing newspapers clips.
 There is also all kind of information about Associations and which ones are the best for you..
 Also many artists go into too many directions, they don't know where to focus  and what to disregard in their  creations. They need guidance and encouragement..
 Another big issue is how to contact newspapers, create publicity for yourself using Facebook, magazines, newspapers,Twitter, Google and newsletters
 For help in all these issues, Jacqui  Hawk and myself  are starting a  small consulting business for artists.We would give lessons on all these issues or would do the work for the artist if they are  too busy to do it themselves..We would follow them to their openings, take pictures or videos of their paintings and edit them.
 We would upload them to their  personal blogs or send the PR to newspapers.
 We would be available to meet privately or in a group.
In the past 30 years, along with painting full time, I did a lot of volunteering in the Art World including the  Publicity, the Demos and the Historian  for the  Nashua Artists Association. I organized 50 years of Art History for their books.
 I now manage this blog and many others for myself, professional galleries and artists.
 .During my career as an artist, I joined many association and exhibited in Museums where I was awarded prestigious awards. I also joined many  top galleries among which the  the Copley Society of Boston.
 It just dawned on me that I could share this journey of mine with other artists.
 Jacqui Hawk is also an accomplished artist who has been doing a tremendous amount of marketing and gathers great crowds thanks to her positive energy and charisma.
 For more information, you can reach me at msawaf@msn.com or 603-4652013 or
 Fee: $30 per hour for consulting or $25 per hour for blog work..

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jacqui Hawk and Donna Howard

Jacqui Hawk and Gregory Skaff

our youngest friend, Kelly Scrima

here is Hsiu

Alene Sirott  Cope

Donna Howard

Jacqui Hawk and Donna Howard had an exceptional Opening for their Art exhibit. Many came from all over to see their latest creations and many paintings were sold