Monday, June 29, 2009

North Conway Art Chairs On Display

You can own a great piece of functional local art - on a chair! North Conway's Adirondack Chair project is in full swing! Dubbed the Art-a-Rondack chairs, some forty chairs have been painted by local artists and are on display at their sponsoring business throughout the Mount Washington Valley.
Some of our favorites are right in North Conway Village - Top left, Wine Thyme boasts this fun chair all pre-relaxed!

The Met Coffeehouse features a coffee-themed chair by Dianne Mello- certainly one of the Valley's most celebrated artists. The chair has mosaic tiles arms and the seat features a painting of our local Conway Daily Sun, detailed down to the coffee stains!

A second Chair by Dianne Mello is on display at the Framed Art Superstore - in case you haven't made the connection yet, Dianne is the artist who's work is featured in the famous collection of local vintage style ski posters! Here is her first vintage advertising style artwork for summer in the valley, painted on an art-a-rondack chair! Watch for our first summer vintage ad poster with similar art!

Also at the Framed Art Superstore, is this great waterfall painted chair by Sally Dinsmore - another accomplished and in-demand local artist known around the valley for decades - having owned her own gallery and frame shop for over twenty years.

Behind the Met, (between the Met and Ben & Jerry's) you will find the Fields of Ambrosia shop. Where the sponsoring business owner is also an artist! Here is one of two great chairs sure to draw attention.

A final must-see chair (at the Eastern Slope Inn) is painted by world-renown artist and North Conway resident Grant Hacking. this chair actually features three Grant Hacking original landscapes, so you could be one of very few people in the world who can make the claim of owning three Hacking originals!

The Framed Art Superstore carries limited edition reproductions of some of Grant's local work.
You can bid on the chairs all summer at the sponsoring business, online or by phone with the chamber of commerce - for a complete list of all the chairs, and the latest from the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of commerce, visit their website.

The North Conway Art Gallery known for selection and value, just received another 200 new original oil paintings - stretched and ready to hang - framed or unframed:
20"x24" from $69 framed
24"x36" from $99 framed
36"x48" from $140 framed
48"x72" $400 - Gallery wrapped only - no frame needed.
To the right is my favorite new oil that came in today's delivery - inspired by acclaimed artist Will Rafuse, this cat on the sofa is available in 24x36 or 36x48 in a hand painted oil. Way too much fun!
So, if you're lucky enough to be in North Conway - (these are not available on line), stop by the new Framed Art Superstore in North Conway Village - 2548 Main Street - at the south end of the village next to the Sunoco. The gallery is open daily from 10am-6pm. Call 603 356-8278.
If you like Will Rafuse, and you'd like to see some of his actual work, our online gallery, the Naked Wall Art Gallery offers his published prints as a canvas transfer - fabulous quality, and they are exact replicas of his original work.

Art Fundraiser for the Conway Area Humane Society

North Conway's Framed Art Superstore is sponsoring a fundraiser to support the Conway Area Humane Society. A $5.00 raffle ticket could win you a free custom pet portrait of your pet, to be painted by Virginia Moore or Esther Miller. Both are very talented pet portrait artist, and Virginia happens to be the Executive Director of the C.A.H.S.The Framed Art Superstore will be selling the raffle tickets $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00 through July. So stop by and see the artists' ample work and get your raffle ticket to support our local humane society.