Art Exhibits

McLane Center

Merrimack River Painters

Monhegan Fog by Ann Saunderson

Monhegan Fog by Ann Saunderson

Exhibit Open March and April 2015
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, March 5, 4-6pm
McLane Center‘s PSNH Room (call 224-9909 for exhibit availability)
Merrimack River Painters are a group of 12 artists from New Hampshire and Maine experienced as painters and exhibitors. They show their art as a group, as well as individually. They wish to show the joy that comes from creating as well as give joy to our patrons.

The mentor for this group is Dustan Knight, an artist from New Castle, New Hampshire, known for her vibrant panels of flowers and scenery as well as her watercolor workshops and involvement in art through shows and teaching.

Dustan has been a catalyst in bringing our divergent styles together. She helps the group to see that their subject matter and styles may vary but they share an understanding that art is a freeing, energizing experience. They are not a timid bunch, but women who are risk takers in our art and our approach to showing it.

See artwork from:

  • Ann Saunderson
  • Annie Lynch
  • Barbara Filleul
  • Betsy Janeway
  • Bonnie Halsey
  • Claudette Gammon
  • Dustan Knight
  • Jan Wittmer
  • Kathy Tangney
  • Mary Ruedig
  • Susan Levenson
  • Terry Heinzmann

Susan Beere


Cardinal by Susan Beere

Exhibit Open May 1-June 30, 2015
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, May 21, 5-7pm
McLane Center‘s PSNH Room

For over 30 years, Susan Beere has captured an eclectic array of images in brightly glazed handmade ceramic tile. Her works grace homes and businesses nationally with unusually dynamic designs. Her style and technique capture her subjects in a stylized impressionistic verve – landscapes at night, birds and flowers, the inside of a mail boat, patterns of nature – abstract and representational.

Massabesic Audubon Center

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Exhibit Open March 22 through April, 25, 2015
Artist’s Reception: Sunday, March 22, 1-3pm
Massabesic Audubon Center, Tuesday – Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

We are so pleased and excited to have the opportunity to exhibit the artwork of the New Hampshire Institute of Art‘s students here at the Massabesic Audubon Center! Education is an important component of achieving New Hampshire Audubon’s mission, to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. The Illustration students eagerly embraced our mission by researching the endangered animals of New Hampshire and bringing them to life on canvas. The exhibit will also include nature, flora, and fauna by the Fine Arts and Photography students. Their unique and beautiful work will not only complement our educational programs, but will also provoke thought and discussion.

Artist, Lance Dooley

We are very pleased to announce that we have on display now at the Massabesic Audubon Center, two charming original oil paintings of Rock Wrens (Salpinctes obsoletus). They are created in the style of the 19th century fine art realist masters by Artist, Lance Dooley.

The rock wren is a small songbird of the wren family. It is the only species in the genus Salpinctes. The 12 cm long adults have grey-brown upperparts with small black and white spots and pale grey underparts with a light brown rump.

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