During the GSAA "year" (from September to May) we hold two different art shows and sales to showcase the talents of our members and visiting artists, the Winter Art Show and the Spring Fling Art Show.
2021 Winter Art Show
The 2021 Winter Art Show will take place December 2 through 4, 2021, at the Kelly Library in Salem, NH. Please view the Applications page for more information as well as the application to participate in this year's show (note that participation in the Winter Show is for GSAA members only). The completed application form MUST be returned to GSAA by November 24, 2021, so we will know how many entries we will have and can plan for the display and ribbons.
Accepted Artwork Dropoff: December 1 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Artist's Reception: Not held this year due to Covid
Artwork pickup: December 4 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Salem Intergenerational Council’s Lending Library Project
The week of September 19, 2021, the Salem Intergenerational Council’s lending library was dedicated at the Ingram Senior Center. The project was a year in the making and supports youths and seniors through literacy and art. Five Salem High School CTE students designed and built the four buildings. When a call for artists went out through the senior center and six members of the Greater Salem Art Association took up the challenge. They designed and painted both the insides and outsides of the buildings. Their design revolves around the seasons and resurrection gardens. The Seasons of Our Lives library, as it is now named contains books for children in the spring and summer houses and adult books in the fall and winter houses. If you have a chance, go by the Ingram Senior Center to see the artwork art. Be sure to check out both the inside and outside work. Great job GSAA artists!
Click on the image below to view the various pictures of the completed birdhouses and the artists who helped complete each:
Color Your World - A Virtual Art Show
June 2 - June 6, 2020
The GSAA hosted its first virtual art show on the GSAA Facebook page from June 2 through June 6, 2020, organized by GSAA member Tina Gagnon. We would like to thank all those who submitted virtual copies of their work for the show, and congratulate all the show winners!
Best in Show: Glad Day at the Barn by Charlotte Huebner
1st Place: Bode Takes a Nap by John Kessler
2nd Place: Leah’s Quiet Place by Joanne Kearney Kun
3rd Place: Cat’s Eyes by Tina Gagnon
Honorable Mention: Breathe by Margaret Moon Hames
People's Choice Award: Leah’s Quiet Place by Joanne Kearney Kun
2020 Spring Fling Art Show & Sale
UPDATE, March 16, 2020: Due to concerns with the coronavirus and safety for our GSAA members and community, we have decided to cancel our upcoming Spring Fling Art Show & Sale originally scheduled for April 4th. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns you may have with this decision.
2019 Winter Art Show Highlights
Thank you to all who helped make our show a success, and congratulations to the following show winners:
1st place - Barbara Barclay, "Seagulls at the Shore"
2nd place - Margaret Moon Hames, "Coffee with Laurelle"
3rd place - Mary Ann Manning, "You're Who???"
Honorable Mention - Jason Campbell, "Banjo Player"
1st place - John Kessler, "The Old Tractor"
2nd place - Charlotte Huebner, "Pathway"
3rd place - Sandra Kavanaugh, "October"
Honorable Mention - Marylou Sears, "My Favorite Forest in Rumney"
1st place - Ted Dzialo, "Mid Winter Break"
2nd place - Elisabeth Stucklen, "Spring Blooms"
3rd place - Debbie Lockwood, "Morning Light on Katahdin"
Honorable Mention - Mary Castricone, "Bird in Paradise"
1st place - Sandra Kavanaugh, "Cannon Ridge"
2nd place - Linda Hall, "Sunshine"
3rd place - Barbara Barclay, "Woodland Stream"
Honorable Mention - Tina Gagnon, "Spot"
Best in Show - Marcia Harris, "Reflections"
Chuck Morin Award - Irene Martin, "Phineas T. Pelican III"
Founders Award - John Kessler, "New Boots"
Kelley Library Award - Sandra Kavanaugh, "Cannon Ridge"
Lancaster Award - Maureen Rooseboom, "Bye Bye Rain"
People's Choice Award - Margaret Moon Hames, "Pasha's Dream"