Thursday, November 18, 2010

Contemporary and fun!

Pat Gerkin’s works explore both the exterior and the interior landscape. She is interested in surface tension and the place between 2-D and 3-D, and she works primarily on canvas and/or wood, in acrylics and mixed media (including encaustics). Many of her assemblages make use of crushed metal, tiles, roofing, and other discarded materials. Her most recent works investigate the complexity/simplicity of the patterns and textures found in nature.

contemporary,abstract and fun!

Pat Gerkin’s works explore both the exterior and the interior landscape. She is interested in surface tension and the place between 2-D and 3-D, and she works primarily on canvas and/or wood, in acrylics and mixed media (including encaustics). Many of her assemblages make use of crushed metal, tiles, roofing, and other discarded materials. Her most recent works investigate the complexity/simplicity of the patterns and textures found in nature. Come on in and see these wonderful pieces!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Welcoming Carol Keiser!

We welcome Carol Keiser to Art 3 Gallery this week. Carol Keisers paintings have been inspired by the time she has spent exploring the lush landscapes of Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy and the American Southwest.

Using rich colors of layered paint she captures the unique light of the countryside. Carols sense of humor and joie de vivre are also evident in her work.

In addition to painting on canvas, Carol Kaiser creates hand-painted, kiln-fired tiles and murals that can be used to create unique fireplace surrounds, table tops, kitchen backsplashes and bathroom surrounds.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lincoln Perry

Pick up the September/October issue of Art New England for an in-depth article about Lincoln Perry. Perry creates dramatic perspectives with a studied observation, and his paintings draw the viewer into his fascinating lanscapes. We are thrilled to represent Lincoln at Art 3. Here are two pieces we have included in our current show "Splash!"

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer in Manchvegas!

We had perfect weather for the opening reception of "Splash!"
The wonderful artwork was enhanced by the lovely sounds of Tom Pirozzoli and his magical guitar! And we were pleasantly surprised by huge crowd! Over 200 visitors came through the door to enjoy this first for Open Doors Manchester and for Art 3 Gallery--a summer reception. Perhaps a summer gathering is not a bad idea...
Anyway, the show is fabulous, and will be up until September, so come on in and visit!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Splash Time!

"Splash!" is up and wonderful! We have had several visitors to the gallery this week and are receiving great feedback on this summer show. Join us Thursday July 22 from 5:00-8:00 at the opening and artists reception. View the art, sample our always good food and drink, listen to the live music of Tom Pirozzoli, and register to win a gift certificate to XO on Elm, Manchester's urban bistro.
If you can join us on Thursday, we are here Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00 and "Splash!" will be hanging from July 19-September 24. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Colorful Oboes

We love a challenge and when a Concord,NH law firm needed a creative idea to an empty curved wall, we found a wonderful solution. The firm has a varied collection of paintings and were looking for something with additional dimension and color to add to their reception area. These textural pieces are called "Oboes" and are the perfect addition to this corporate space. This midwestern artist uses a variety of fibers and colors to create unusual dimension for unusual spaces, using soft, luxurious fiber in a symphony of color. Works beautifully, don't you think?!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July festivities!

July first already!! Days are winding down for "The Light Fantastic" which will come down next week. We are very excited with all the new work coming in daily for our summer show "Splash!". The show will be on display from July 19-September 24.
Plan on joining us on Thursday July 22 from 5:00-8:00 for an artists reception.
We have a great evening planned--unveiling the new artwork and music by Tom Pirozzoli.Tom is a talented guitarist with a highly original take on popular, jazz, classical and folk music. And Tom also paints! tom captures the essence of light and nature. This piece is titled "Water Lily and Frog" Check out this link for a sampling of Tom's wonderful sound
Those attending our opening can also enter to win a $50.00 gift certificate to XO on Elm, Manchester’s urban bistro featuring a creative, seasonal menu.
Lots going on at the gallery so mark your calendars!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


SPLASH! noun-- a patch, as of color or light
verb--to wet or soil by dashing masses or particles of water,
mud, or the like; spatter
Coming soon!! "Splash!" will be on display from July 19-September 24 here at Art 3 with an opening reception on July 22 from 5:00-8:00
Check our facebook page and website for updates on new pieces, which are arriving daily.
here's a small preview...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mary Graham/Karin Wells

Great article in Monadnock Living magazine that features two of our artists, Mary Graham and Karin Wells. We feel privileged to represent these two wonderful painters, whose pieces always amaze us.
Mary's landscapes represent an interplay of imagination and reality, and are very contemplative and inviting.
Karin's portraits are reminescent of the Old Masters, and are done by commission. Karin's still lifes feature a wonderful luminescence, and evoke an old world feeling.
We have a variety of pieces by both artists here at Art 3 just waiting for you!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wearable Art

There was a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal about using art as inspiration for clothing.
It got us thinking about the art here at Art 3 and what pieces would be fun transformed into clothing.Here are a few of the pieces we think would be amazing. Check out our site and let us know what pieces you would like to wear!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Josh Simpson Glass

Great article in Art New England about Josh Simpson and his wonderful glass--
We are one of the only galleries in northern New England to represent Josh--stop in and see these wonderful pieces!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

No Appointment Necessary

"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."
Georgia O'Keeffe

If you have always wanted to visit a retail gallery but have hesitated, read Georgia's quote again and come on in! No, you do not need an appointment, our doors are open and there is no admission. Art 3 is NOT a museum--we are a lot less formal! And no, you do not have to make a purchase.We can answer any questions, which is more fun for us than just sitting here! But feel free to come in browse on your own and see what you can discover. We are not here to intimidate or to quiz you on your art history knowledge! We welcome browsers, buyers, artists and art lovers.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Reception Reflections

We had a great turnout on Thursday night for "The Light Fantastic" reception. Lots of new faces visited the show and met with a few of the artists. We were delighted to greet many of our "regulars" to Art 3 too!
"The Light Fantastic" is on display until July 9--a bit long for one of our shows but gives you plenty of time to stop in for a visit!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tonight's the Night!!

1852 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
1927 Construction of Spirit of St. Louis is completed
1996 "Rent," opens at Nederlander Theater New York City
2010 "The Light Fantastic" reception from 5:00-8:00 at Art 3 Gallery!! Hope you'll join us fo this great show

Thursday, April 22, 2010

new show opening reception Thursday April 29

The Light Fantastic
On display at Art 3 Gallery from April 26-July 9.

Painters strive to keep their work fresh and exciting by changing perspective, exploring new techniques and adapting the lighting of a composition. Creating new parameters for light, color and structure, the painter becomes the master of light and shadow.

“The Light Fantastic” includes artwork from more than 85 artists that convey images that portray the shadows, illusions and shapes that captivate us — the golden hours of dusk and dawn, the warmth of candlelit tables, shadows that capture the imagination. Through the use of colors and layers, artists have created paintings that evoke atmosphere and define what we see around us. The show includes representational and abstract work that captures the essence of light.

An opening and artists’ reception will be held Thursday, April 29 from 5:00-8:00, in conjunction with Open Doors Manchester. Visit the show, ride the trolley and register to win four Fisher Cats tickets!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Vast Array of Artwork

Art 3 is unique in NH, and even in New England, as a gallery that specializes in theme based shows. What does that mean? Our shows include artwork in every medium,including oils, pastels, watercolor and three-dimensional pieces and in every style from abstract to traditional. We feature the artwork of over 75 artists in each show, and house additional pieces in our vast inventory. So, for our upcoming show "The Light Fantastic" you will see intimate interior scenes, some awash in evening light. We also have several landscapes illuminated by warm sunlight. Dancers tripping the light fantastic and lots of shadows! so stop in and visit anytime--and remember 10% off all gallery purchase on Friday April 16 as participating members of Foursquare Manchester Day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Foursquare Manchester April 16

We are excited to be participating in Foursquare Manchester on Friday April 16!
Stop in that day and you will be treated to a 10% discount on any gallery purchase--a great day to come in and visit! check out for more information and a big thanks to wedu for coordinating this local event.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oh the fun we had!

A great opening for "Pears & Pairs" on Thursday!
If you didn't get chance to stop in, the show is up until April 9 , so stop in and see this wonderful show

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We're ready!

Well tomorrow is our opening from 11:00-2:00 and we are ready for a crowd!
The show is fabulous and has a great variety of pairs and pears!
Here is the full press release:

Art 3 Gallery presents their winter show “Pairs and Pears”, on display March 1-April 9.
The pear has remained a constant source of inspiration to artists throughout the ages and Art 3 is celebrating the wonder of this sensual shape. “This graceful fruit is often overlooked, even by chefs!” according to Lee Forgosh of Art 3. Influenced by the elegance of its form, the show includes many still life paintings of pears, from abstracted imagery to the more formal and traditional and each painting exudes its own strong presence. “This simple fruit has a unique shape, and its lines and curves can even suggest the human figure,” continues Forgosh.

“To add variety to the show, we decided to have some fun with the title and the artwork, including a variety of “Pairs” in this show,” says Joni Taube of Art 3. The play on words inspired several artists to submit unique pairs, from “Koi and Lotus” by Dustan Knight to “Insight”, a series of captivating eyes by Andrea Sawyer. Included in the show are several groupings of two small pieces by the same artist and paintings featuring pairs of every sort.

An opening and artist’s reception for “Pairs and Pears” will be held on Thursday, March 4 from 11:00-2:00 at Art 3 Gallery, 44 West Brook Street in Manchester.
The show is on display until April 9 during regular gallery hours Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00. Evening and week-end appointments are always welcome.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mid-Day Opening for "Pears & Pairs"

Please take some time out of your busy day to visit the gallery on March 4th from 11 am to 2 pm. We will have our first mid-day reception and opening for "Pears & Pairs." Come see what our artists have brought us.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Unique Pairs

So many creative artists!! Dustan Knight submitted this beautifully serene piece titled "Koi and Lotus". A truly unique "Pair"!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

See you on March 4!!

Mark your calendar for Thursday March 4! Join us from 11-2 for the opening reception for our new show "Pairs & Pears". We are receiving new pieces every day, so watch for updates on some beautiful--and clever--new pieces. Here are a "Pair of Poppies" by Ed Hicks, and a "Barney and Me" by Susan Roseman

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bathroom Art

Winter is an opportune time for renovations and sounds like many of you are taking on bathroom projects! Any type of artwork can enhance a bathroom with no shower. Steam and humidity in your private or guest bath have to be considered when decidng on the type of artwork to hang. Mildew and mold are always an issue in a bathroom with a shower. A general rule of thumb is to avoid anything on paper. Oil and acrylics will work if done on masonite or a board. Dimensional pieces such as ceramic, glass, amd metals are great options to finish the space. If you need suggestions or another set of eyes, give us a call!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obsessed with color??

"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment".Claude Monet
Are your obsessed with a color?? Must be the time of year, but we have had a few clients recently that want to see lots of red. These bold reds will heat up any room!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pears & Pairs

We are gathering LOTS of new work for our new show "Pears & Pairs", which will be on display from March 1- April 9. Join us for an artists' reception and opening on Thursday March 4 from 11:00-2:00.Bring a friend or two for coffee, tea, and treats as you view this wonderful show!Here are few of the pieces you'll see.
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