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  1. June 14, 2013 GREEN STILLS by Forrest K Elliott

    Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. for the opening of “Green Stills” an exhibit of photography by Forrest K. Elliott. A Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the University of New Hampshire in his last year, Elliott’s concentration is in traditional darkroom, alternative and digital photography. He was awarded the 2013-2014 Photography Fellowship at the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Art and Art History. “Green Stills” is a series of images taken at McFarlane Greenhouse Facility in Durham, NH. Elliott is a talented young photographer with a keen sense of composition, balance and technique. He chooses to “make” photographs as opposed to taking pictures of subjects and leaving them as they are. The camera is used as a “tool” and a “memory keeper” to build the final image. Diffused glass starts to abstract the original image thus changing what we are looking at. Add lines, negative space and shapes created by pipes, windows and doorways among other structural elements and the aura of the original image has been transported to a foreign place. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Mapple Street (route 113) in Center Sandwich.
    For more information about Forrest Elliot or the gallery, visit our website at patricialaddcarega.com or call 284-7728.

  2. May 31, 2013 June 1st Exhibits: Elizabeth F. Smith, Kim Case and Wendy Ketchum

    Join us on June 1st from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the summer 2013 season at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. Elizabeth F. Smith of Sandwich is exhibiting her charming landscapes for the first time, Kim Case will exhibit work done over the winter that definitely speak to summer on Squam Lake and finally Wendy Ketchum’s series of ponds is encaustic at its very best. Meet the artists and join us for lively conversation and light refreshment. The gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. For more information visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728. Gallery hours are 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday.

    ELIZABETH F. SMITH: For many years I have been hearing from friends about the wonderful work of Elizabeth F. Smith. Finally last fall I got my chance and what a thrill it was to be in her studio. Color, light, rhythims, shapes and wonderful compositions turned Sandwich into a painterly symphony in oil on canvas and paper.
    This may be Smith’s first exhibit but it definitely will not be her last.

    WENDY KETCHUM: Ketchum lives and works in Tamworth. A painter and a printer maker, she is interested in “close up” views of her environment as opposed to the panoramic. Her prints are one of a kind and currently created on clayboard instead of paper. In the final stages she applies encaustic wax which adds both depth and translucency to the work. Ketchum is a master of this process.

    KIM CASE: Case has spent her summers in Wanalancet and Moultonborough since she was a small child. In her words “Like many of us who love a place, certain views and vistas are imprinted on me as firmly as DNA”. As no two days are the same, no two canvases are the same though Case often returns to the subjects that are dear and familiar to her. Squam Lake, Sandwich and White Face are often paintings. Working in oil on canvas, Case’s work is in harmonuy with the nature she is painting.

  3. August 28, 2012 Two New Exhibits for September

    Labor day does not signal the end of the season for Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. Join us on Saturday, September 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. for a double opening reception to meet artists, Blair Folts, Madeleine Lord and Bob Hesse. Blair Folts will exhibit two new bodies of work: Family/ Famiglia ,and …. what happened while we were not paying attention…. Sculptors Madeleine Lord and Robert Hesse present their new collaborations in rearranged scrap in their exhibit: Hesse and Lord, Birds of a Feather. …. A whimsical menagerie! Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street. Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday. For more information visit our website at patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728.

    In both of Blair Folts’ bodies of work she is inspired by family life in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. La Famiglia addresses her Italian roots and the passage of her family into the 21st century. Her images of passports, birth certificates and memorabilia are combined with old photographs in layered composition. …. what happened while we were not paying attention…uses the same sort of imagery to remember family life in New Hampshire and more subtly the current issues facing our state. Both bodies of work use the process of lithography but because the prints combine many different images and ghost images that are printed 3 and 4 times, the finished product is a monotype. The works are technically intriguing and artistically compelling.

    Birds of a Feather….a whimsical menagerie,… is a product of the combined genius of Madeleine Lord and Robert Hesse. These pieces also have a unique history in that they are made from “foundry patterns” from the old Rice Barton works in Worcester, MA. “Foundry patterns”were exact replicas of a metal part, painstakingly constructed in wood by craftsmen of the highest skill. The pattern was pressed into a container of casting sand, then removed leaving an imprint” Molten metal was poured into the mold to make the part. Bright colors were no accident to the process. The colors guided the arrangement of shapes in the mold and final casting. Hesse and Lord’s birds sport bright yellow bellies, red wings and yellow beaks . As a tribute to the fine craftsmen who made the patterns, Hesse and Lord have left the patterns in tact with no alterations. The result is delightful genius with a history.

  4. August 05, 2012 SALLIE WOLF - NEW WORK

    Sandwich artist, Sallie Wolf will open an exhibit of her new work on Wednesday, August 15th at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. Join us for a reception to meet the artist from 5 to 7 p.m. Wolf’s paintings and panoramas of Squam Lake, and the nearby mountains capture the essence of our area. This multiple sheet mixed media work is quiet and peaceful. Her color intense. Her line fluid and easy. This exhibit is Sallie Wolf at her best! The gallery is located at 69 Maple Street. Hours are 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday. For more information please call 284 7728 or visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com

    Sallie Wolf is a graduate of Brown University.and the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois. Her landscapes of Squam Lake and the surrounding mountains remind us of the tranquility found in Japanese scenery. Working from sketches made on sight, Wolf combines charcoal drawings with watercolor and other drawing media. Her multi sheet panoramas are as breathtaking as the landscape they represent. Wolf’s work is contained in both public and private collections throughout the Untied States.

  5. August 05, 2012 FIGURE AND FORM

    Join us on Wednesday evening, August 2nd from 5 – 7 p.m. for the opening of two solo exhibits at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. Upstairs: Sandwich painter and sculptress, Kathryn Field will exhibit her elegant figures in 2d and 3d. Downstairs: Maine artist, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman will show a lyrical collection of figures in graceful motion.. Both exhibits explore Figure and Form from different points of view. The gallery is located at 69 Maple Street. For more information visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728. Gallery Hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Thursday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday.

    Jeanne O’Toole Hayman has been a painter and a print maker for over twenty years. Her paintings and prints are at the gallery. The series on exhibit for Figure and Form are ink drawings on vellum or Mylar allowing a transparency which passes through the layers of each work. An exquisitely rendered skeleton might lurk on sheet two as he observes two figures in motion on sheet one. This work is charming, whimsical, and airy.

    Kathryn Field, will show her new work upstairs. This series also concentrates on the figure. Field, a sculptress and a painter, combines both disciplines in cut metal sculpture. The figure replaces landscape in the new pieces. Light passing through the cuts adds a dramatic dimension to the work. On the walls are studies of the figure in different media. Simple and elegant these drawings and cut outs are quiet and contemplative.

  6. July 19, 2012 WMNF Artists - in - Residence Will Talk at the Gallery on Saturday, July 28th

    July’s White Mountain National Forest artists in Residence, Xavier Cortada and Juan Carlos Espinosa will speak about their stay in the forest on Saturday, July 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. For the second year The White Mountain National Forrest and The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire have collaborated to bring exciting new talent to the forest. Miami based artists, Cortada and Espinosa have worked together on numerous projects that are related to their shared environmental concerns. Xavier Cortada is an eco-artist and Juan Carlos Espinosa is a composer and sound artist. While living at Meade base they have met with scientists, artists, trail crews, archeologists and members of the community to develop their ideas. The work on view is inspired by the forest and their experiences here. Dynamic and energetic these two artist have been up and down mountains absorbing science, color, form and sounds. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street. For more information visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728.

    Terra: Time/Space Species: Glacial Relics and the Thrush is an exhibit of works created by Cortada during his residency at Meade Base. “The exhibit focuses on three sensitive species living in the White Mountain Natioanl Forest at the top of Mt. Washington that allow us to see nature through the prism of space (habitat:global migration and habitat change) and time (evolution:glacial relics, evolving subspecies). Cortada’s research involves two different butterflies that evolved as subspecies at the mountains alpine elevations and the Bicknell’s Thrush whose only summer habitat is below the alpine area in the White Mountain Natioanal Forest, an area that is shrinking as global climate change increases.



    Composer Juan Carlos Espinosa will be presenting selections from his “Weeks Legacy Trail soundscape series. He will also present the “pre premiere of “Climbing Mount Israel”, a piece fro trumpets and trombones that was composed during residency at Meade Base. This piece is a spatial piece. Musicians will be placed up and down stairs in the gallery. Espinosa wishes to” convey the way sound carries in the mountains – distance, directionality, etc. Interpreting the sounds of the mountains will be challenging. We look forward to a fascinating morning with Espinosa and Cortada.

  7. July 19, 2012 GALLERY CELEBRATES TEN YEARS IN CENTER SANDWICH

    Join us on July 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. as we celebrate our anniversary! Patricia Carega opened the gallery doors to the public in late July ten years ago. Since then the gallery has been expanding! Today we represent over seventy five artists from all over the world most of whom have ties to Sandwich. Our collection is eclectic. One work by each artist will be on exhibit for the party. Guests are asked to make an hors d’oeuvre that looks like their favorite piece of art. There will be prizes for the winners. Meet your favorite artist or if you are an artist, meet your favorite collector. We are looking forward to an evening of feast and fun. The gallery is located at 69 Maple Street. Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday. http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or 284 7728.

  8. June 29, 2012 Second Gallery Walk

    Friday, the thirteenth is your lucky day! The second Gallery Walk of the season will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Join Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries, Surroundings Art Gallery and the Corner House Inn for an evening of conversation, culture, music and, as always, fine dining. Visit all three galleries and receive a discount on dinner at the Corner House Inn. Surroundings Art Gallery is located at 12 Main Street, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street, The Sandwich Home Industries is located at 32 Main Street and, finally, the Corner House Inn is on the corner of Maple and Main (22 Main Street).
    For more information, please call 284-7728.

    At Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery two exhibits are on view: Upstairs; Eastern Influences in Western Art explores the art of four New England artists whose work has been greatly influenced by travel to the Far East or by study of Chinese customs during different Dynasties. Downstairs: Art that Tells a Story is a charming exhibit about camps on Squam Lake (Frances Hamilton), a residency and collaboration in Nova Scotia (artist and Anne Garland and author Joanne Cleary), and a train ride from Paris to Lyon by Mark Stewart. For more information about us visit http://www.patricialaddcarega.com.

    Surroundings Art Gallery displays original artwork in a variety of mediums that focus on New Hampshire landscapes. In addition, the gallery has a variety of folk art, wood carvings and a small but beautiful collection of stained glass panels. The gallery has over 20 artists displaying their art work all of whom have a connection to the area. Celia Judge, Cam Sinclair, Paula Kuehn and Elizabeth Pease, just to name a few, have delivered some great new work for this year. On Wednesday evenings Surroundings has recitals which are informal events that allow those in the area to hear some really good “locally connected talent”. The recitals begin on July 11th and continue through August.
    Check out the summer schedule for all the activities at our website http://www.surroundingsart.com.

    The Sandwich Home Industries exhibits a wide variety of traditional and contemporary craft in many media, all made by juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen. Pottery, glass, prints, wood, jewelry, metal, stone and basketry are all on view. The Industries are dedicated to education. Workshops, demonstrations and classes are offered throughout the summer. Among workshops offered this summer are Traditional Rug Hooking with Linda Spear, Light and Lacy Beaded Cuff with Deb Fairchild, and Handcrafting Rings and Bracelets with Paulette Werger. Paulette will also be doing a free demonstration making silver jewelry in the gallery on Sunday July 15 from noon to 2:00 pm. For a list of all the events and workshops going on at the Sandwich Home Industries, pick up a brochure at any of our galleries or visit http://www.nhcrafts.org/center-sandwich.

    Having toured all the galleries you are now ready for an evening at the Corner House Inn.
    A stroll around Center Sandwich can work up the appetite and Don Brown’s menu does not disappoint. On Friday the 13th enjoy Sta’s charismatic acoustic rock in the pub. Open daily, lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and dinner in both the restaurant and pub is served from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
    For the summer schedule and CHI events visit http://www.cornerhouseinn.com.

    We hope you will join us with friends and family, make a party and enjoy an evening of an Art Experience in Center Sandwich!

  9. June 25, 2012 Art that Tells a Story


    ART THAT TELLS A STORY: OPENING DOWNSTAIRS AT PATRICIA LADD CAREGA GALLERY ON JULY 11.

    This summer Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is having exhibits simultaneously upstairs and downstairs in the barn. On July 11 “Art that Tells a Story” will open in the galleries downstairs. Boston artist, Frances Hamilton’s paintings tell the story of summers on Squam at a family camp. New Hampshire artist, Anne Garland’s work recounts the story of her residency in Nova Scotia while collaborating on a possible book with author, Joanne Cleary. Texas artist, Mark Stewart has documented the French countryside in watercolor from a train window while traveling from Paris to Lyon. We have loved these personal and intimate stories which will now be hung as an exhibit. The opening reception to meet the artists will be On July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday. For more information please visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728.

    On Saturday, July 14th at 11:00 a.m. Artist Anne Garland and author Joanne Cleary will discuss their collaborative experiences during a residency in Baie Stainte Marie, Nova Scotia last summer. Inspired by sea life tossed onto the beaches by the tide, Joanne will read from her work and Anne’s paintings will be on exhibit. It will be an interesting discussion by two artists with different processes and different products.

    Sandwich artist, CC white has developed a 4-session workshop to introduce participants to the creative process. Using a few basic tools and techniques, incuding drawing, writing, and music, CC will present simple exercises that are
    designed to help you discover your own creative potential. This will be a fun, hands-on, interactive experience. Sessions will be July 26, Aug 2, Aug 9 and Aug. 16. at 9:00 a.m. For more information please call the gallery at 284 7728. Places are limited.

    We look forward to seeing you at the gallery this summer.

  10. June 14, 2012 Eastern Influences in Western Art

    : Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery presents the second exhibit of the season with a global theme. Eastern Influences in Western art will open on Saturday, June 30 with a reception to meet the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. Artists Mary Lou Lipkin, Blair Folts, Lise Lemeland and Andrew Tavarelli share a fascination with the Far East that has greatly influenced their work. All New England residents, the artists travel with sketchbooks and watercolors far and wide. This exhibit joins Dunia Moja – One World in an effort to bring new perspectives in art to the the Lakes Region. Join us for a fun and interesting evening of conversation and learning at 69 Maple Street, Center Sandwich. Gallery hours are 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday. For more information visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728.

    Artist Mary Lou Lipkin is multi talented. She is a print maker who often branches out into other media to create three dimensional work.. Her interest in Eastern art began in a museum in Canada where she was studying oriental embroidery and textiles. She came across a pair of tiny “lotus slippers”. The exquisite slippers led her to research on the Chinese custom of binding the foot…a very painful tradition for women in China. What followed was a “multi dimensional series entitled, Exquisite Torture. which focuses on woman’s culture and tradition during the great Tang Dynasty of China (610 – 907)”. The images in this exhibit endeavor to show the great strength of women as they suffered at the hands of society. The reward for their pain was to be able to slip on an exquisite shoe.


    Andrew Tavarelli is a modern day itinerant painter whose travels have taken him to the Far East, the Philippines and Mexico. The series on view at the gallery is inspired by Japanese Kabuki players and Geishas. The exquisite costumes and immaculate hair of the Geisha are expertly rendered. The color of each piece is vibrant. The Eastern figure is contrasted with a Western counterpart. Female vs. male, East vs. West, the paintings are about contrasting cultures. Bold and energetic this series of work invites us into the exotic worlds traveled by Tavarelli. Oils on canvas, water colors and prints will all be a part of the exhibit. Tavarelli’s work is found in private and public collections. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Boston College.

    Blair Folts is inspired by landscape. Originally a White Mountain painter, Folts has traveled to distant and remote lands in search of the” ancient power of landscapeness and how people move and live in that space.” The work on view at the gallery is done in Mongolia and influenced by the nomadic culture of the people there. A sketchbook ever present on her travels jog her memories when she returns to the studio in New Hampshire. Influenced by the natural layers of landscape, Folts layers her work. Whether oil on canvas, monotype or mixed media, Folts uses her print making ability to add depth and strength to the message she is trying o convey.

    Lise Lemeland is “captivated by the worlds of color and pattern revealed in the decorative arts from other cultures”. Her work is intricate and a marvel of precision. She turns to India, Turkey and Japan to source her imagery. Japanese Kimonos are, European lace and repetitive motifs provide subject matter for her paintings. In the series on view at the gallery exquisite dragons are painted onto a fabric background. The dragon is very powerful as a symbol. “Dragons of the West are with few exceptions evil, hideous creatures symbolic of spiritual desolation and the dark side. Eastern Dragons are….benevolent, elegant, revered demi-gods symbolic of the spiritual …and often the immortal. In China, the Dragon originates from a matriarchal society…. In both eastern and western cultures it (the dragon) is tied to knowledge and wisdom. It is this duality that Lemeland’s paintings address”.

    This Exhibit will continue through July 23rd.
    Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery