Spring Open Doors set for this weekend

Courtesy photos “Antelope,” by Wilton artist Jay Jackson is shown.

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen is holding its second annual Spring Open Doors event over the weekend of May 6 and 7. Dozens of artists and artisans across the state will open their studios for tours and provide demonstrations of their work. Special sales and promotions are available.

In the local area are a wide variety of artists. While many individual artists are taking part, there are several places where you can visit many at once.

Hollis Arts Society at 28 Depot Road will hold their annual spring show as a “Pop-Up” gallery, according to spokeswoman Martha Munroe. “About 29 artists will have display panels instead of the usual booths” in order to showcase more of their 50 members. “Work will include fine art, jewelry making and woodcarving as well as a food cafe and live music.”

In addition, she said, the Hollis Garden Club will hold their sale and there will be a big book sale at the town hall.

In Mont Vernon, Es Car Go… ink/Picket Fence Gift Shop at 4 Francestown Turnpike will feature 30 artists with “everything from chocolate to greeting cards.”

And at 70 Salisbury Road, are three more artists, Rita’s Original Jewelry, Cowboy Creations by Christine Tedder, and The Gilded Lily by Mary Jo Tedder. Offerings include beaded, glass and natural stone jewelry, quilted and barn wood creations, and silk floral arrangements.

In Wilton, artists began gathering at the Riverview Mills (the former Abbott Machine Company) over 20 years ago. There are currently about 30 artists. Three are League members, Ladybead and Rook with everything needed for beading; Silversmith Sussy-Rose Shields; and Copper and Wire Studio, with Katherine Schimke and Aaron Derman offering jewelry of many kinds.

Also at Riverview Mills are new artists Jay Jackson who works specializes in portraits and animals and Laura O’Leary’s Ocean Current Art, using sea glass, wood and trinkets to produce land and seascapes. Other open studios include dollhouses and whimsical fairies.

Open Doors is a self-guided event. Information and maps can be found at NHOpenDoors.com.

The League (nhcrafts.org) is a non-profit organization that encourages and promotes the creation and preservation of fine crafts.

LOCAL N.H. OPEN DOORS SPRING PARTICIPANTS

AMHERST

White Birch Fine Art

Elaine Farmer

20 Brook Road 801-0703

elaineart@comcast.net

www.whitebirchfineart.com

Traditional oil paintings; landscapes and seascapes; miniature to larger; prints and cars; wood bowls and stoneware.

Havan Asvaraksh

135 Rouyte 101A 886-6727

intakes@mothersays.com

http://MotherSays.com

Variety of locally made crafts.

Mudworks Pottery

Pamela Nowell

5 Stearns Road 620-9133

pamelanowell@gmail.com

www.mudworksnh.com

30 years of handcrafted pottery; functional forms and sculpture with a little whimsy.

Creative Ventures Gallery

28 Route 101 A Unit 1 672-2500

Creativeventuresfineart.com

Special demonstrations during the weekend.

Kaleidoscope Glass and Art

Donna Joyce-Solomon

135 Route 101 A Unit 4 930-7441

Donna8358@gmail.com

www.kaleidoscopeglassandart,com/index.html

Custom stained glass art, jewel boxes, sun catchers, windows, urns and more.

BEDFORD

The Craftworkers’ Guild

Carol David, president

5 Meetinghouse Road, 472-8109

craftworketsguild@gmail.com

www.thecraftworkersguild.com.

Juried arts and crafts

Paintings by G.D. Thompson

Gisele Thompson

513 Donald Street 793-0757

giselethompson@gmail.com

www.etsy.com/shop/artbygisele

Artist’s open studio; acrylic landscapes, prints and cards.

HOLLIS

Previte Gallery

Stephen Previte

112 Silver Lake Road 465-2647

slpaint@charter.net

http://PreviteFineArt.com

Oil painter of landscapes, rural and urban

Wild Salamander

K. C. Morgan

30 Ash Street 465-9453

info@wildsalamander.com

Gallery gifts and classes

Hollis Arts Society Pop Up Gallery

28 Depot Road (978) 597-5749

studiomvm@verison.net

www://hollisartssocietynh.com

27 local artists with demonstrations throughout the weekend

LYNDEBOROUGH

Aaron Brown

154 Putnam Hill Road 930-8304

Aaronbown @tds.net

www.aaronbrown.com

Pulled prints and large steel sculptures.

MONT VERNON

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

70 Salisbury Road 654-7670

ritasoriginals@yahoo.com

www.facebook.com/ritasoriginalsnh

3 artisans: beaded, glass and natural stone jewelry by Rita Tedder; Cowboy creations by Christine Tedder; quilted and barn wood creations. The Gilded Lily by Mary Jo Tedder, silk floral arrangements, painted signs and wooden boxes.

Es Car Go . . . ink/ Picket Fence Gift Shop

4 Francestown Turnpike 672-5587

escargoink@comcast.net

30 artisans with everything from greeting cards to chocolate

WILTON

Joan Tierney Art Sudio

123 Abbott Hill Acres 654-6072

jtpaint@tds.net

Watercolor and acrylic painting; matter works, miniatures, all occasion cards.

Ladybead and Rook

Leslie Rook

29 Howard Street 654-2805

Ladybead_service@ladybeadandrook.com

www.ladybeadandrook.com/index.html

Beads in stomne, pearl and glass; semi-precious stones. Czech crystals, findings, tools, books.

Lilacs on Fire/Irish Gypsy

Aaron Derman

33 Howard Street 732-3815

sales@copperandwire.com

http://CopperAndWire.com

Handmade jewelry and art in copper glass enameling by Aaron. Katherine Schmke of Irish Gypsy with wire, gemstones and found items.

Stoneware Candle Houses

M. L. Yonika

39 Main Street 801-0950

stonewarehouses@gmail.com

www.stonewarehouses.com

Hand built stoneware candle houses. Guests are welcome tyo try their hand at creating one. In addition. Carolyn Wright will demonstrate the art of felting through the creation of animals.

Sussy-Rose Shields Jewelry Studio

Sussy-Rose Shields

35 Howard Street 654-5310

sussyrose@hotmail.com

www.sussyroseshields.com

Metal crafted unique jewelry by the artist and her students.

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