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Artists Loren Howard, Elizabeth D’Amico and Ron Brown have chosen 21 artists to exhibit in the 7th Annual CFA Regional Juried Art Show at the New London Inn November 2 through January 28. See the accepted work here.

All three judges have long histories as working professional artists with studios in the New London, NH area. Combined, they have more than a century of art experience!

A note about our jurying method: All of the submissions were mixed together and presented to the judges in random order. The judges saw only the artwork image, title, medium and dimensions.

Loren Howard

“My life began in Windsor, Vermont and at the age of five my family moved across the Connecticut River over the famous Cornish/Windsor Bridge, to Cornish, New Hampshire. We settled in the area where the Cornish Colony of Artists thrived in the early 1900s. One of my favorite landscape painters, Willard Metcalf, was a member of that group of artists. Maxfield Parrish also lived and painted in that area for many years. The historic and beautifully renovated country home of the sculptor, Augustus Saint Gaudens, with many of the sculptor’s works, is also there and visited by hundreds of art lovers every year.

After graduating from High School in Windsor, Vermont I enlisted in the US Navy. The G.I. Bill helped me get through college at a small University in Bemidji, Minnesota

where I earned a Bachelor Degree with a Major in Art and a Minor in English. I did graduate work in painting and pottery at Saint Cloud University and sculpture and drawing at summer workshops at the University of Minnesota. I taught art for 25 years and after I retired I set up a pottery studio in 1999 and did that until 2007. During that time I continued to paint and discovered that painting is my true passion. It is both challenging and rewarding.

My wife and I live in the beautiful countryside of North Sutton, New Hampshire among the wetlands and fiddleheads and all the other wonderful things of nature.”

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Elizabeth D'Amico

“Elizabeth D’Amico has taught art full time in both public and private schools on all levels, kindergarten through grade twelve. Before joining the faculty at Plymouth State University in 2002, she served as a mentor for PSU art education students. At the close of the 2013 spring semester, she became a full time artist and continues to teach occasionally at community venues.

As a direct result of her extensive teaching experience, Elizabeth continues to explore a variety of media enjoying mixed media collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture most. She draws inspiration from nature and the beauty to be found there. Her focus is often climate change and humanity’s involvement with it. She is interested in reclaiming and recycling and sees her work as being part of that process. Elizabeth exhibits regularly and her work is in private collections locally and nationally.

In addition to being a member of NHAA, Elizabeth is a member of the Women’s Caucus for the Arts, the Alliance for the Visual Arts (AVA) in Lebanon, NH, and a signature member of the National Collage Society. Locally, she has been an active Board Member for the Center for the Arts – Lake Sunapee Region and coordinator of its Visual Arts Guild.

As a professional musician and an avid gardener, Elizabeth’s interests and involvement relate to areas beyond, but related to, the visual arts. Her education background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Masters degree from Columbia University with additional graduate studies at the Hartt School of Music. She lives with her husband, Andrew, in Springfield, NH. To read a more complete statement and resume, visit her website.

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Ron Brown

Ron has been painting ever since he can remember. Primarily working in oils and acrylics, he has been greatly influenced by the Hudson River and Barbizon Tonalist painters. He prefers to paint in the contemporary realist style always pushing for that elusive and intoxicating vision of that next painting that could satisfy the never ending quest for the beauty and truth of life.

Ron is also a musician/composer and for many years owned and operated a recording studio primarily dedicated to film scoring. Currently he enjoys creating and recording original musical compositions for some of his larger paintings which are included on a CD with the sale of those paintings.

"I hear music when I am painting and I see graphical images when I am creating music. It all seems to come from the same place manifest in these two different mediums."

Ron is a New Hampshire native and lives and paints in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. "New Hampshire is a great area to live if you're an artist. There seems to be a new painting around every corner and over each hill."

New Hampshire has a great history of artists coming to the state to live and pursue their creative visions. Most notably were the Dublin and Cornish artists colonies in the early 1900s as well as the White Mountain School period in the mid to late 1800s. "It is always great fun to study some of the paintings done from those periods and then go out and try to find the actual spot from which it was painted."

Ron's paintings are in private, corporate and government collections nationally and internationally.

Visit Ron’s website here.

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