Sunday, November 28, 2021

MYSTIC VISION – Photography by Olga Merrill at Sweethaven Gallery

 


Harbor's Secret


MYSTIC VISION is a collection of photo-art works by Olga Merrill. She uses photography as a tool – like an instrument to make music or a brush for painting – to create an image of her vision, with a dreamy and indirect relationship to external reality.
Some images are essentially representative photography of the world around her that nevertheless dissolve into the wonder of abstract patterns, while others are complex manipulations of the ordinary visual world that use intentional camera movement, multiple exposures, and well planned color palettes to reflect her vision, dreams and feelings.
Merrill’s work has been part of group shows and festivals nationally and internationally, including NYC Center of Photography (USA) and Blank Wall Gallery, (Greece). YourDailyPhotograph.com just announced the selection of Brunswick, Maine artist Olga Merrill to the “YourDailyPhotograph.com Hot 100 of 2021” list for her photographic work, including her image "One and Many", which is part of her show, MYSTIC VISION. Merrill beat 4,500 artists from around the world to take home the prestigious honor.
This show will be on view December 1st through January 9th, 2022.
Opening reception December 4th, 1 - 5pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣–⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣
Gallery hours – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12-5 and Saturday 10-5.
⁣⁣⁣⁣For more info, please go to www.sweethavengallery.com.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

IN MY TRAVELS – "One Blood" — Photography by Greg Nikas

 


One Blood — Jamaica


 IN MY TRAVELS is a collection of photographs by Greg Nikas that puts a smile on his face and brings back fond memories of the trips he was on when they were taken. 

“One Blood" was taken in Jamaica while on a stock shoot. Every city and town I went to had open markets that had displays like this, but only one had hats and belts displayed like this, and for me, that was the shot!  Luckily, I had a board of tourism driver who took me anywhere I wanted to go plus places he said I just had to see. And because lunch was always on me, he took me to the best local places to eat where I rarely saw any tourists. It was a great week, and I can remember almost every minute of it.

Greg’s work can be viewed at: sweethavengallery.com

ONLY 5 MORE DAYS!

This show will be on view through November 28th. 

⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 

⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 

Gallery hours – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12-5 and Saturday 10-5.

⁣⁣⁣⁣For more info, please go to www.sweethavengallery.com.⁣⁣⁣⁣


Sunday, November 14, 2021

IN MY TRAVELS — "Cayman Clouds" – Photography by Greg Nikas at Sweethaven Gallery

 



IN MY TRAVELS is a collection of photographs by Greg Nikas that puts a smile on his face and brings back fond memories of the trips he was on when they were taken.

“Cayman Clouds" was taken on Cayman Brac the first night we arrived. When we got to our condo, we saw a long boardwalk going out over the water to a gazebo like structure that gave us a great view of the coastline. As the sun was setting, the clouds formed and the suns rays illuminated their edges. It happened very fast and was gone in minutes. So what’s the moral of the story? Keep your camera handy, or you will miss that shot! I’m really glad now that I made the decision to put the camera on my shoulder.

This show will be on view through November 28th,

⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Gallery hours – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12-5 and 

Saturday 10-5.

Greg’s work can be viewed at: www.sweethavengallery.com.
 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Newburyport ArtWalk at Sweethaven Gallery — October 16th — 10am-6pm

 


Aurora – Chatanika, Alaska


Newburyport ArtWalk 

at 

Sweethaven Gallery


Saturday, October 16th, 10am–6pm. Light refreshments will be served.

IN MY TRAVELS – a collection of photographs by Greg Nikas. 

Greg’s work can be viewed at: sweethavengallery.com. 

This show will be on view October 6th through November 28th. 

⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣– ⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 
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⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 

Gallery hours – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12-5 and Saturday 10-5.

⁣⁣⁣⁣For more info, please go to www.sweethavengallery.com.⁣⁣⁣⁣


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

IN MY TRAVELS — Photography by Greg Nikas at Sweethaven Gallery


Santa Fe Face — Santa Fe, New Mexico

IN MY TRAVELS is a collection of photographs by Greg Nikas that puts a smile on his face and brings back fond memories of the trips he was on when they were taken.

Some of the trips were for pleasure and some were assignments. Yes, there is always some down time when on assignment and he always tries to make the most of it. Sometimes he gets lucky, the stars align and he gets a great shot.

Whether for pleasure or business, on the road in a new place, his goal is to have a great time and create the best images he can.

Opening Reception – Saturday, October 9th, 1–5pm. Light refreshments will be served.

This show will be on view October 6th through November 28th,

and during the Newburyport ArtWalk, October 16, 1-6 pm.

⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Gallery hours – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12-5 and 

Saturday 10-5.

Greg’s work can be viewed at: www.sweethavengallery.com.
 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Let It Wash Over You

 


 "Let It Wash Over You”


"As I sat on the grassy, still damp banks of a river I had only just met, I was reminded of something my husband used to say. “Let it wash over you.” Every time we came upon something we couldn’t understand in the way a cultural disconnect in our travels, he would say these words. He loved to travel and so do I. Not a vacation type travel but a “let’s pretend we live here” type of travel. Cultural immersion. So here in this image I am immersed in the culture of the woods and the river, hoping to learn a few words of the language and appreciate the beauty as well as the grit.” – Karen Olson


Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣
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Gallery hours — Wed. Thurs. Fri. & Sun. 12-5, Sat. 10-5.
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⁣⁣⁣⁣For more info, please go to www.sweethavengallery.com.⁣⁣⁣⁣

This show, WILDHEART, runs through Sunday, October 3.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Interior Room — Photography Sculpture by Kare Olson

 



Interior Room 

From the WILDLIGHT Project by Karen Olson

Pigment print on Kozo paper, mulberry paper, and natural fibers.

Available as one of a kind – $125.

"I had a visceral need to make something with my hands. Touch has been an important aspect of forest bathing and I wanted to bring it home, as it were. Spending extended time behind the screen and having touch censored for so long contributed to the need. The act of constructing, deconstructing, and constructing further connected me to the natural cycles of growth and decay. It pulled me in and grounded me. I loved it so much I decided to make it an integral part of my practice." – Karen Olson
⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣
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Gallery hours — Wed. Thurs. Fri. & Sun. 12-5, Sat. 10-5.
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⁣⁣⁣⁣For more info, please go to www.sweethavengallery.com.⁣⁣⁣⁣

This show, WILDHEART, runs through Sunday, October 3.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

WILDHEART — Photography by Karen Olson at Sweethaven Gallery

 




Karen Olson is a photography-based artist working at the intersection of human emotion and the natural world. She uses the medium to illustrate the language of the subconscious and dig deep into the psyche. Karen employs diverse materials and methods of construction to create her ethereal imagery and sculpture.

Recently interviewed for her project Wildlight by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, her sculptural photography has gained attention and press. Several of her images from an additional project, Between Two Worlds, were chosen for the show Behind the Lens-Women in Photography at the Rhode Island Center for Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston featured the project in a virtual gallery show, her book with the same title was included in the Davis-Orton/Griffin Museum Photobook Show.

WILDHEART — August 5 – September 12.

MEET THE ARTIST: August 7th 1–6pm, light refreshments will be served.

Gallery hours — Wed. Thurs. Fri. & Sun. 12-5, Sat. 10-5.⁣⁣

⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣For more info, please go to www.sweethavengallery.com


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

NEW WORK — Oak Leaf – by Lisa Hoag – Meet the artist – at Sweethaven Gallery

 


Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Rag — 30" x 22"

(Original: 38" x 28" – colored pencil and graphite drawing on paper)


MEET THE ARTIST


Presence: Witnessing the Voice of Nature


by 

LISA HOAG

 

ARTIST RECEPTION  

Saturday, July 10th, 3 - 6 PM

Sweethaven Gallery – 25 Inn Street

Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656 — www.sweethavengallery.com

Lite refreshments will be served

This show runs through Sunday August 1st


LISA HOAG is an award winning artist, photographer, and designer, living and working in Western Massachusetts. She holds a BFA with honors in Fine Art from Parsons School of Design, in New York, and subsequently studied art and design in an arts residency in Paris for two years. Lisa has been a professional working artist for over 30 years.

Making art, taking photographs, these are the ways Lisa recharges herself, reconnects with her environment, and goes deep for inspiration. She considers the creation of artwork as a learning journey. She views the creative process as a wise mentor, a conversation with her subject which guides her to discover new meaning and insights.

You can see more of Lisa's work and make a purchase at our new gallery shopping cart: sweethavengallerystore.com.


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Sweethaven Gallery is Reopening❗️ Witnessing the Voice of Nature – has been extended


Sacré Coeur, Montmartre Linocu

8 x 10 Matte Archival Giclée Print

(Original: watercolor on paper)


SHOW EXTENDED

Presence: Witnessing the Voice of Nature

by 

LISA HOAG

 Now through June 2021


We are very excited to extend Lisa's show. Once you see it, we think you will share in our excitement.


LISA HOAG is an award winning artist, photographer, and designer, living and working in Western Massachusetts. She holds a BFA with honors in Fine Art from Parsons School of Design, in New York, and subsequently studied art and design in an arts residency in Paris for two years. Lisa has been a professional working artist for over 30 years.

Making art, taking photographs, these are the ways Lisa recharges herself, reconnects with her environment, and goes deep for inspiration. She considers the creation of artwork as a learning journey. She views the creative process as a wise mentor, a conversation with her subject which guides her to discover new meaning and insights.

You can see more of Lisa's work and make a purchase at our new gallery shopping cart: sweethavengallerystore.com.


When you visit the gallery, please be assured that we will be following all state COVID-19 guidelines and ask everyone who visits the gallery to please do the same. A mask and temperature check will be required to enter the gallery. We are a small gallery and no more than 3 people will be allowed in at a time. We appreciate and expect your full cooperation in helping to make sure everyone stays safe during these trying times.

If you are unable to visit the gallery, please visit our new on-line store at www.sweethavengallerystore.com.