Local artisans invite the public for NH Open Doors

For the 11th year, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen is hosting NH Open Doors, a weekend of open studios across the state, on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 5-6.

Visitors are invited to join the Passport Contest – visit five locations and qualify for prizes. For information, maps and hours, visit nhopendoors.com.

Here are local artists and craftsmen planning to participate:


? Creative Venture Gallery, 28-1 Route 101A; 672-2500; creativeventure

There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend. Open Saturday, 10-4; Sunday, noon-4.

? Mudworks Pottery

Pamela Nowell, 5 Stearns Road; 620-9133; pam

Handmade pottery, functional and whimsical. Offers classes.

Open 10-4.

? White Birch Fine Art

Elaine Farmer, 20 Brook Road; 801-0703; elaineart@comcast.net

Traditional oil painting, land and seascapes and experimental. Also commission pieces. Open 10-4.

? Kaleidoscope Glass

Donna Joyce-Solomon; 135 Route 101A Unit 4; 930-7441; donna8358@gmail.com

Stained glass studio, jewel boxes, sun catchers, windows and more. Open Saturday, 11-5; Sunday, 11-4.

? M&C Clothing and Gifts

Karen Goddard, 135 Route 101A; 886-6727; kgoddard@mothersays.com

N.H. and locally crafted items. Open Saturday, 9-7; Sunday, 11-5


? Luci Lesmerises, 12 Hersey St.; 668-0816;

Oil and pastel paintings, prints and note cards. Open Saturday, 10-4; Sunday, 11-3.


? Hollis Arts Society at Lawrence Barn Community Center

28 Depot Road; 1-978-597-5749; studiomvm@

27 artisans. Open Saturday, 9:30-4.

? Previte Gallery

Stephen Previte, 122 Silver Lake Road; 465-2647; slpaint@charter.net

Oil paintings, mainly landscape. Accepts students.

Open 10-5.

? Wild Salamander

Kathleen Morgan; 30 Ash St.; 465-9453; KCM@wild

120 students enrolled in classes. Open Saturday, 9:30-4:30; Sunday, 10-3:30


? The Frame Depot, Paulette Brofitt; 227-2 Union Square; 673-2936, info@theframedepotnh.com.

Original artwork and prints, full-service custom frame shop. Several artists will be present. Open 11-4.

? Turnwood Fine Art

William Turner, 569 North River Road; 673-3782; turnerwoodarts@comcast.net.

Oil paintings with a unique twist in the realist genre – florals to distressed vehicles. Open 10-4:30.


? Rita’s Original Jewelry-Cowboy Creations-The Gilded Lily

Three artists: Rita, Christine and Mary Jo Teddar

70 Salisbury Road; 654-7670.

Custommade glass and natural stone jewelry; quilted and barn wood products; silk floral arrangements and wooden boxes. Open Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 10-12.

? Salon Studio 100

Judith Power-Briske; 100 North Main St.; 673-5416; salonstudio100@comcast.net

Paintings in oil, pastels and watercolor. Saturday, 9:30-4; Sunday, 10:30-3

? Mont Vernon Artisans

Town Hall and Fire Station, 1 South Main St.; 672-9648; mvartisans14@gmail.com

19 artists and artisan. Open 10-4.


? Joan Tierney, 123 Abbott Hill Acres, 654-6072; jtpaint@tds.com

Acrylic and watercolor paintings, cards, prints and miniatures. Open 10-5.

? Ladybead and Rook, 29 Howard St.; 654-2805.

Beads for all crafting needs, findings, tools and books. Open Saturday, 9-5:30; Sunday, 9-4.

? Sussy-Rose Shields Jewelry Studio, 35 Howard St.; 654-5310; www.sussyroseshields.com.

Metal crafted jewelry by Shields and her students. Open 10-4.

? The Silver Branch, Melanie Chouinard; 29 Howard St.; 325-1365; info@TheSilverBranch.com.

Handcrafted whimsical creations – faeries, dragons, gnomes and more. Open 9-5.

? Oak Leaves Studio, William J. Schnute. 19 Frye Mill Road; 654-7543.

High relief woodcarving, free standing and mounted sculptures. Open Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, noon-5.

? Stoneware Candle Houses

M.L. Yonika, 39 Main St.; 801-0950; stonewarehouses@gmail.com

Working studio and showroom. Will be joined by Carolyn Wright, felting, and Nancy Adams, fabric scarves and pins. Open 9-4.