1. 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 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.

  2. 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

    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.

  3. 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 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.