Wednesday, October 5, 2022

 

Arts, Culture & Live Events at Fall Newburyport ArtWalk on Oct. 15

Meet the artists, see demonstrations, and enjoy an Autumn celebration in a historic downtown

 

Newburyport’s thriving arts and culture scene will be on full display inside and outside on Saturday, October 15 for the Fall Newburyport ArtWalk.  ArtWalk, which runs from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., is a great opportunity to browse paintings, photography, sculptures and more in a self-guided tour of shops and galleries. This year, ArtWalk coincides with the first day of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce’s Octoberfest, which will feature live music on the waterfront, artisan vendors, performing arts, and family friendly programming on Inn Street.

 

Participating galleries this year include: Alan Bull Studio, A Pleasant Shoppe LLC, Blochaus Art Gallery, the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Greetings By Design, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport Framers, The Newburyport Studio Stateroom, The PEG Center for Art & Activism, and Valerie’s Gallery. Newbury artist Carol Baum and Sweethaven Gallery are both online only. Look for galleries and partners that have an ArtWalk sign in their window.

Pick up the free Newburyport ArtWalk Gallery Guide and map at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, the passageway between State and Inn Street, and at ArtWalk Partners’ locations.

Two new venues have joined ArtWalk this year: Blochaus Art Gallery at 74 Water Street, and The Newburyport Studio Stateroom at 59 State Street – both of which are holding special receptions.

Among the special activities planned for the Oct. 15th Fall Newburyport ArtWalk:
 

10 a.m. Indigo Artist Studio - Cara Gonier, Artist Talk on Chromesthesia: the Sound to Color Experience

Cara Gonier offers a glimpse into her process of creating art via Chromesthesia: the sound to color experience. Learn how music and being a professional musician inform her paintings and how color informs her music compositions. During the day, enjoy an immersive experience on your smart device by scanning a QR code linking the painting to the music that is composed and recorded by the artist. Included in the exhibit is the work of Mara Malatesta, “Pond Series”, and Mary Arthur Pollak “Reflections.” Indigo Artist Studio will be open additional hours on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 53 Middle Street, Newburyport

10-11:30 a.m. Newburyport Art Association - Glass Perspectives Children's Art Class & Takeaway Kits

During ArtWalk, there will be a papier maché stained-glass class for children ages 7+ run by artist Tina Rawson. Register online for the class and if seats fill, then walk-ins can watch and also purchase a small takeaway kit to make at home. The exhibition Glass Perspectives: A Celebration of Glass & Glass Concepts includes more than 60 artists highlighting studio glass art in many forms and techniques, as well as work from artists of various media and disciplines to show multiple perspectives of glass. In addition, there is a member spotlight by artist Corinne McKeown. 65 Water Street, Newburyport

 

The Newburyport Studio Stateroom – Pop Up Event with Artists Heather Karp and Robin Thornhill

Experience the Newburyport Studio Stateroom for this special one-day Pop Up Gallery event featuring paintings by two award-winning local artists: Heather Karp, painter and illustrator featuring abstracted paintings of open spaces — and Robin Thornhill, a New England based painter of landscapes, seascapes & figures working in pastel, oil & mixed media. 59 State Street, Newburyport

1-3 p.m. Alan Bull Studio Live Painting Demonstration

Alan Bull, artist and teacher, will display his recent Newburyport Nocturnes series and give a painting demonstration. 3 Graf Road, Unit 18, Newburyport

 

A Pleasant Shoppe LLC - En Plein Air Painting and Music on the Grand Piano

See members painting live on Pleasant Street in front of the shop. The last few ArtWalks, people were so impressed they bought the artwork right off the easels. There will be a pianist performing on the gallery’s grand piano. Discover handmade pieces including paintings, photography, weaving, jewelry, handbags, pottery, furniture, and gift items by 100 local artists in a variety of media at this friendly art gallery. 57 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

 

2-4 p.m. Valerie's Gallery - Meet Artist Hillary Scott

Hillary Scott, an oil painter, was primarily trained as a children's book illustrator. She spent many years creating figurative oil paintings and working as an illustrator. Scott has recently become very interested in plein air landscape painting, finding inspiration in the New England landscape. This American-made fine craft shop and art gallery represents local and national craftspeople who are creating unique and beautiful, handmade items. 26 State Street, Newburyport

 

The PEG Center for Art & Activism - "Women Hold Up Half the Sky" exhibition

This new exhibition features a group of strong, diverse, international women artists who share their perceptions and place in the world. It features provocative work by Angela Alés, Mary Hart, Patricia Miranda, Sarina Khan Reddy, Helen Zughaib and will be display through October 29. 3 Harris Street, Newburyport

 

3-6 p.m. Blochaus Art Gallery - Live music by DJ
This contemporary art gallery was designed to promote and showcase established contemporary artists and emerging up-and-comers. It features a variety of artist prints, goods, and accessories. The inspiring space hosts art openings, curated experiences, live music, special events, movie productions, and photoshoots. The goal is, as ever, to bring people together in the name of art. 74 Water Street, Suite 200, Newburyport (near the Tannery)

 

Newburyport Framers - Newburyport Framers one of the best equipped frame shops on the North Shore, offering meticulous care and attention to detail. In addition to the highest quality of framing, they also feature original art for sale by owner Patti Langley, Alan Bull, and others. 3 Graf Road, Newburyport














A special thanks goes to the numerous ArtWalk partner businesses who help to support this event. ArtWalk partners are: Angie’s Food & Diner, Battle Grounds Coffee Company, Beach Plum Too, artist Carol Baum, Ellen Hazo of Fruh Realty, Essential Balance Wellness in Salisbury, Face Food Natural Beauty Market, the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, The Joy Nest Restaurant, Kriss Law/Atlantic Real Estate Law, Monument Mortgage Co., Newburyport Neighbors Magazine, Radiant U Esthetics, Re/Max on the River, State Automotive Repair and Maintenance, and Seascape Therapeutic Counseling & Consulting in Newbury. Newburyport Framers and Harborside Printing Company, both located at 3 Graf Road in the Industrial Park area, are the chief Sponsors of 2022 ArtWalk. Newburyport Framers is giving a 10% discount on framing for all art purchased during ArtWalk.

 

Monday, July 11, 2022

The next ArtWalk is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10-6  pm.

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Photography by Greg Nikas at Valerie's Gallery - ArtWalk Saturday, May 7th


I'm honored and pleased by Valerie's invitation to show my work at Valerie's Gallery, this Saturday during Newburyport ArtWalk. Please stop in anytime between 10am & 6pm.


www.valeriesgalleries.com (scroll to New Arrivals)





 

Friday, March 4, 2022

Be sure to join us for the upcoming ArtWalk on Saturday, May 7th!

The next Newburyport ArtWalk is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th. Each ArtWalk is self-guided, free and open to the public. Galleries will be open generally 10-6 and showcase special exhibitions sometimes including artist demos... many within easy walking distance in our beautiful, historic downtown. 

Begun by Sam Sargent, an ‘enthusiastic gathering’ of twenty launched what would become the Newburyport Art Association nearly 70 years ago and the artistic evolution of our community has expanded into the downtown being designated as a State Cultural District by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In 2002, the Newburyport ArtWalk was formed.

Whether you’re a collector, an art lover, a student or an artist, there has never been a better time to celebrate the arts and its artistic heritage in Newburyport!

The free brochure/gallery guide can be picked up at any participating gallery, the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, and the passageway by Valerie's Gallery connecting State and Inn Streets.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sweethaven Gallery – NOW EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE!

 



After 14 great years in downtown Newburyport, the gallery has closed its doors and is now exclusively an online gallery. We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to our clients, neighbors, the local art community and all the people who came through our doors for their support. Even though there were challenging times, there were many rewarding and fun times that resulted from exhibiting the beautiful art by many talented artists, and many new relationships which we will always hold dear.
All of our work can be viewed on our website, sweethavengallery.com, and our shopping cart, sweethavengallerystore.com, where you will be able to view and purchase all available art easily and seamlessly.
If you live or work within 15 -20 miles of Newburyport, part of our personalized service includes a visit to your home or business if necessary, to help you decide on size and placement. In some cases and with some restrictions, we will also assist in the installation of your piece.
If you have any questions or would just like to chat, please call 978-465-7656, or send an email to greg@sweethavengallery.com. We would love to hear from you!

⁣⁣Our new MAILING ADDRESS is: 
Sweethaven Gallery, c/o Greg Nikas Photography, 69 Lime Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.⁣⁣⁣⁣

On behalf of our gallery artists, thanks again to all the art lovers who came through our doors.
Best,
Greg Nikas – Owner, Sweethaven Gallery


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sweethaven Gallery is closing.

 



To see a photo list of all items for sale, click the following link:



Sweethaven Gallery, located on Inn Street in downtown Newburyport, is closing its doors after 14 years. We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to our clients, neighbors, the local art community and all the people who came through our doors for their support. Even though there were challenging times, there were many rewarding and fun times that resulted from exhibiting the beautiful art by many talented artists.
Although the physical gallery is closing, we will maintain our website, www.sweethavengallery.com, as an on-line virtual gallery showcasing the work of the represented artists. Attached to the website is our shopping cart, www.sweethavengallerystore.com, where you will be able to view and purchase all available art easily and seamlessly.

EVERYTHING MUST GO!

We will be liquidating all gallery furniture and fixtures and the gallery will most likely remain open through February 27th, although that may change. Please see attached photos of items for sale. 

CASH ONLY - PICKUP ONLY

All prints by Greg Nikas will be offered at a 15% discount.

For more info, please call Greg at 978-465-7656, or go to our blog post at the following link: 

⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣–⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣
Gallery hours – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12-5, Saturday 10-5.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Harbor's Dream — photo-art-works by Olga Merrill at Sweethaven Gallery

 

 
 
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.
“It's moody. It’s peaceful. It’s twilight. The fishermen have gone home. The lobsters are gone. Everything is gone. I think about boats as something alive. It’s their time for rest. Work is done. It's quiet. This sanctuary is for the boats, and it lets the fishermen head off to sanctuaries of their own.”
 
“Harbor’s Dream" - by Olga Merrill - 12x18 image on 17x22 sheet - limited edition print #1/5 - archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper – $400.00.
 
This show will be on view through January 9th, 2022.
⁣⁣Sweethaven Gallery⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣–⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣25 Inn Street – downtown Newburyport.⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣By the fountain down the stairs⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 
 
Gallery hours – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12-5, Saturday 10-5.
⁣⁣⁣⁣For more info, please go to www.sweethavengallery.com.
 

 

Friday, December 31, 2021

Fly to the Moon — photo-art-works by Olga Merrill at Sweethaven Gallery

 

 
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.

"Fly to the Moon” was created in 2019 and is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first step on the Moon. His journey was a discovery, so my art is a message to everyone, expand the boundaries! I invite all viewers to use their imagination and don't stop being curious about our own beautiful world.”

“Fly to the Moon" - by Olga Merrill - 12x18 image on 17x22 sheet - open edition print - archival pigment print on 
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic paper, $250.00.

This show will be on view through January 9th, 2022.

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

Gallery hours – PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL SUNDAY, JANUARY 2.
Regular hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12-5 and Saturday 10-5.

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

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Mystic Blue – photography by Olga Merrill at Sweethaven Gallery



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.

We are thrilled to announce that Olga’s image, “Mystic Blue”, has been selected as an Official Selection by TIFA 2021, The Tokyo International Photo Awards.

Announcement from TIFA 

"It is my great pleasure to inform you that your work is a part of the TIFA 2021 Official Selection. Out of the thousands of entries from around the world, your exceptional images made it through to the final round of voting - Congratulations! "

"Mystic Blue" - by Olga Merrill - 16x24 image on 19x27 sheet - open edition print - archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic paper.
$295.00


This show will be on view through January 9th, 2022.

⁣⁣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.⁣⁣⁣⁣





 

Friday, December 17, 2021

"Getting Close" – photo-art-work by Olga Merrill at Sweethaven Gallery

 




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.

Getting Close is one of my painterly, mysterious artworks that encourages the audience to bring imagination. The words of Eleanor Roosevelt come to mind when I look at this work: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

3 sizes available - open edition print - archival pigment print on Epson Enhanced Matte paper.

This show will be on view through January 9th, 2022.

⁣⁣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.⁣⁣⁣⁣


Thursday, December 9, 2021

"Golden Touch" by Olga Merrill at Sweethaven Gallery

 

 
 
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.

"Golden Touch" - 20x30 image on 24x34 sheet - open edition print - archival pigment print on Canson Infinity Rag Photographique paper.

Also available in additional sizes. Please contact the gallery for details.

"It has been more than eight years since I first set foot in Maine, just before a magical Christmas. Harpswell, where I made "Golden Touch" was one of the first places where I started to know Maine: fresh cold water, salty smells and the light reflecting on the water touched me and brought back childhood memories. This place still is one of my spots for contemplation. I love escaping to the rocky shore, watching the sunset while listening to the sounds of waves as the day goes into night, into dreams".
 
This show will be on view through January 9th, 2022.

⁣⁣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 sweethavengallery.com.