CONWAY – “Gift of Art” is the current art exhibit at the Main Street Art Gallery at Norcross Place in North Conway, adjacent to Sawyer River Trading Company.
As the name suggests, there are plenty of works of art that would make a perfect holiday gift. The majority of the works of art on display are original paintings and sculptures with a wide range of prices and styles.
For a more affordable gift, the gallery has plenty of small works of art, boxes of cards, ceramic tiles, jewelry, and matted prints. Buy locally and support local small businesses. There are no supply chain issues here.
In the residents’ gallery are nine artists, Sarah Eastman, Bill Fein, Laura Thompson, Barbara Perry, Sandi Poor, Rosemary Gerbutavich, James O’Donnell, Virginia Moore and Phyllis Tracy. These artists present works in many styles – from realism to abstraction – and many mediums including pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, acrylic and alcohol inks. .
Resident artists in galleries pay a higher fee to exhibit more of their work together. The new program has been very successful since its launch in 2021.
In the rest of the gallery are oil and acrylic painters Sharon Allen, Jean Bradley, Martha Aucoin, Maryellen Moran and Don Onusseit. Photographers include Mary Borowski, Elaine Ford, Ernie Hiscox, Julie L’Heureux and Karen Lord. Finally, John Girourd exhibits three mixed, unique and inspiring sculptures.
To name just a few highlights from the show, check out Gerbutavich’s watercolor illustrations, O’Donnell’s realistic style, and Bradley’s tropical colors.
The gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit mwvarts.org or call (603) 356-2787.