Exhibitions

We are excited to debut our new exhibition space in 2018. For interest in exhibition opportunities, email Rebecca at rspstudio@gmail.com.

Member artists will be invited to apply to group shows with the fee waived and a reduced sales commission.


June 2018

Gravitas

Opening
June 1, 4-8 PM

Artist Reception
June 15, 6-9 PM

<>Any person or object that has influence, weight, or presence is said to have "gravitas". A powerful person may have it or a work out art may have it. I believe each piece in this collection possesses it's own "gravitas". And each piece represents an exploration all it's own. Some are ciphers or juxtopositions. Some are simply moving shapes and colors. But my greatest hope is that they all provoke new thoughts or feelings in you, the viewer. I am very grateful for your interest.

July 2018

Geometry of Abstraction

Opening
July 6, 4-8 PM

Artist Reception
TBD


Past Exhibitions

April 2018

Resident Artist Exhibition

Opening
April 6, 4-8 PM

Artist Reception
April 21, 6-9 PM

Group exhibition featuring artwork by The Art Center resident artists: RUTH ANN LOFT BLEAU, NEVIN BROWN, RACHEL DE ALMEDIA, JOANNE DESMOND, JOSH GAGNON, TIM GILBERT, STEPHEN GODLIEB, SUSAN E. HANNA, DEIRDRE HEBERT, MONICA NAGLE, JULIE STACY, AARON STANLEY

On display April 6-28

May 2018

New Beginnings

Opening May 4, 4-8 PM

Artist Reception
May 19, 6-9 PM

On display May 4-26

Call for entries

The Art Center welcomes artists of all disciplines to apply to the group show opening May 2018. Works should be recently made and reflect your interpretation of the theme New Beginnings. After submitting the form below, you will be prompted to pay the $25 non-refundable entry fee. This fee is waived for members and residents of The Art Center. To become a member, start here. If you have any questions, please email Rebecca at theartcenterdover@gmail.com.

March 2018

The Face of Feminism Now

Opening
March 2, 4-8 PM

Artist Reception
March 24, 6-9 PM

An Artist’ Reception will be held for the photographer on Saturday, March 24th 6-9 pm at The Art Center. The Reception will feature a slideshow and talk by the artist about the making of this timely project.

The evening’s presentation will offer the audience a closer look at the process that went into creating the portraits, provide some conclusions and observations about the final project, and present additional words and images of the participants. There will be time set aside for Q&A following the presentation. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Face of Feminism Now: Conversations with Feminists, a documentary photography series examining the experiences of local feminists. The exhibition includes photographs of feminists from the Seacoast area taken throughout the year following the Women’s March of 2017, along with the words of the participants. The show is timed to coincide with National Women’s History Month.

Moved by the extraordinary events of January 21, 2017 – the date of the global Women’s March – and her own experience at the march in Washington, DC., Phoenix Mayet embarked on a year-long project to begin a conversation with other local feminists about the future of the movement. Mayet presented each participant with a survey of four basic questions about their experiences as feminists and then sat down with each for an interview and photo shoot. The resulting images offer viewers a glimpse into the state of local feminism today and invite them to join in the dialogue about the future of the feminist movement.

About the artist: Phoenix Mayet is a conceptual artist, feminist, and social activist whose work addresses issues related to gender, trauma, and personal identity. She holds degrees from Cornell University and UNH. She maintains a fine art studio at the Washington St. Mill in Dover, NH.

On display March 2-24

February 2018

At First Glance

Opening
February 2, 4-8 PM

Artist Reception
February 24, 6-9 PM

Solo exhibition featuring mixed media oil paintings by Danielle Festa.

There are many factors that contribute to perceptions of dress, deriving both from the individual’s choice and the viewer’s preconception. The endless combinations of these variables have inspired Festa to explore and advance this theme for over a decade.

In each painting, Festa experiments with the transition between paint and fabric, allowing her subjects to transform into the characters she creates. Sometimes the elements of mixed media announce their presence first, but other times the fabric is subtly transitioned with the paint, demanding a second look.

Based on real moments in the lives of her subjects, Festa calls attention to the importance we put on clothing. Onlookers are invited to experience the independent choices, the religious mandates and the social constructs that influence both what we wear and how we view others.

On display February 2-24