Two AAGNE member artists, Kate Higley and Regina Valluzzi, are among a group of 16 artists from 3 New England states exhibiting in the Early Winter Show at 100 Market Street in Portsmouth NH.  100 Market is among the few alternative venues in New England that focuses on Abstract and Experimental art, and they show a range of different artists – and work sizes ranging from small to big big BIG.

Rube Goldberg Abstract, by Regina Valluzzi

WHAT “ “Early Winter ‘11 Exhibition at 100 Market”
WHERE The Gallery at 100 Market.  100 Market St., Portsmouth NH.
WHEN: Artist Reception October 28, 5 to 7 p.m.; runs through January 13;
Hours: Floors 1 & 2, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Saturday; Floors 3 & 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Friday;
CONTACT: Jean at 436-2818
Press Release follows:
The “Early Winter ‘11 Exhibition” at The Gallery at 100 Market will feature biomorphic abstract expressionism to photo-realism, and a painting by a renowned sculpture and stills from music video. It includes professional who have practiced for decades on the seacoast exhibiting alongside emerging artists.
“Early Winter 11” opens October 28 with an artists’ reception 5 to 7 p.m., at 100 Market St. Portsmouth, and runs through January 13.
Given the gallery’s four floors of wall space, the show has always offered opportunity to numerous artists to connect directly with buyers and other interested galleries. The current show features 16 artists from three states, the majority with multiple works or sizable collections, allowing for a real insight into the artists’ styles, says Michael Simchik, gallery patron and owner of 100 Market.
“In a show with so many artists of individual and definitive visions it seemed important to offer viewers a real feel for the work,” says Simchik. “This isn’t the type of exhibition you can just pause a moment and move on. There are wonderful narratives, (expressionism and representational) and both in photography and painting, as well as outstanding abstract works. These works call for greater attention.”
Exhibiting artists include: Maddi Alana, Judith Andrews, Russell Aharonian, Martine L’Etoile, Marina Forbes, Gillian Fournier, Christopher R. Gowell, Kate Higley, John Rufo, Caroline Rufo, Meghan Howland, Jasmine Inglesmith, Aline Lotter, Bill Oakes, Christopher W. A. Potheir and Regina Valluzzi.
“I know we’ve said it before, but this is truly one of the most stunning shows hosted in the building,’ says Jean Hurlbut, Hurlbut, McLane Law Firm’s gallery liaison, a show supporter. “I don’t think there’s been a broader range of strong visions in a single show.”
Simchik sponsors the juried and curated Gallery at 100 Market for the purpose of advancing the individual artist’s business-of-one. There is no fee or percentage taken. Buyers are directed to the artists or representing galleries. Other galleries are encouraged to connect with exhibitors.
“This is surely a show to take your time with,” says Simchik. “I’d also recommend making it to the opening. If ever there was a show when viewers will want to talk to artists, this is it.”

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