Sunday, September 04, 2011

A thank you to all who participated in MOAP!

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer here in the States and the beginning of the school year. Autumn is just around the corner and soon New Hampshire will be showing off her spectacular fall glory as the maple leaves turn a blazing red, orange and yellow.

With the end of summer, so, too, ends the Magnet Open Art Project. We would like to thank all of the artists who participated in the project and to the volunteers who helped make this project a success. All of the magnets have been sent out to the participating artists and the artist's artwork now adorns refrigerator doors all over New England. Thank you to all of the artists for being so generous with their artwork for this unique public art project. It was a great success!

Here are a few more pictures of the project for you to enjoy...

Magnet Exhibition at the Minor Threat Pop-Up Gallery


Sunday, August 28, 2011


We had a huge turnout for the Magnet Open Art Project at the Minor Threat Pop-Up Gallery on Friday night. Everyone loved how the magnets were exhibited on salvaged fridge doors. The show looked terrific!

The children were especially enthralled with the concept and were anxious to go downtown on Saturday morning to treasure hunt for a special piece of art that they loved.

David and Laurette Carroll, two of our featured artists, also had artwork in the Gallery.

The next morning, we were out bright and early posting the magnets up and down Main Street.

Tom Hosmer and Laura Morrison post the first batch.
All day long, tiny pieces of contemporary art were sprinkled up and down Main Street.

Collectors were careful to take only one magnet and you could see them thoughtfully considering their choice. It was incredibly rewarding to see how happy collectors were with their treasures.
A dedicated follower of the project collects the first magnet!   

The Magnet Open Art Project would like to thank all of the incredibly talented artists who participated in the project. We were honored that you were willing to share your artwork with the world in such a generous manner.

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Thank you to Kathryn Antyr for taking pictures and posting about the Magnet Open Art Project on her blog, Collage Diva. We will be collecting more pictures of the exhibition and posting them later this week.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tonight is the night!

The Magnet Open Art Project is installed in the Minor Threat Pop-Up Gallery and we are so excited about the opening event tonight. The show looks AMAZING!

The Collage Diva stopped by yesterday to catch a sneak peek and take some pictures for her blog.  Read all about it here... LINK.

Hope to see you tonight, it's going to be a lot of FUN!

(Click on News and Events for all of the details for tonight and tomorrow.)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sneak Preview

This week, you can get a sneak preview of some of the magnets at two of our sponsors..

Rowland Studio and Gallery 23

You can see a selection of magnets displayed on a fridge door placed on an easel in the window at Rowland Studio and Gallery 23 located at 23 North Main Street in downtown Concord, NH.

At MainStreet BookEnds located at 16 E. Main Street in downtown Warner, you will find more magnets on a fridge door inside of the bookstore. Stop by to take a look!

MainStreet BookEnds

Also worth noting is the fact that ON THE VERY SAME DAY we are having our magnet give-away, featured artist, Alban Low is staging Rarites 2011: An exhibition of miniature magnet art in Hastings and St. Leonard in England. Check out their website at to see what is going on in England on Saturday, August 27. We are both very excited we were able to coordinate our exhibitions for the same day.

Rarities 2011 Website

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

THE BIG EVENT!! August 26 and 27, 2011

We have finalized all of the details and are happy to announce the plans for the Magnet Open Art Project Exhibition in Concord, NH on August 26-27, 2011. 

Exhibition Viewing:
Friday, August 26, 2011 from 4 to 10 pm

Free Art! Magnets displayed on Main Street Storefronts: 

Saturday, August 27...All day long! Stroll down Main Street and see if you can find a great work of art. We politely ask that you choose only one free piece of magnet art to take home with you.

Exhibition Viewing:
Friday, August 26, 2011 from 4 to 10 pm
Minor Threat Pop-Up Gallery: The Capital Take-Over
122 Main Street, Concord, NH
(Above the Barley House)

The Magnet Open Art Project will be on view at the Minor Threat Pop-Up Gallery for one night only! Come by the Pop-Up and view the exhibition of the art that has been sent in from all over NH and the world. We will be displaying these wonderful miniature works of contemporary art on salvaged refrigerator doors liberated from the dump in Salisbury. In addition, tons of original art will be for sale at the gallery and there will be food and music. It promises to be a fun and exciting event. Be sure to stop by!

Saturday, August 27, 2011- All day long or until all of the magnet art has been taken.
All of the magnet art will be placed on storefronts along Main Street in downtown Concord, NH. We will be putting out the magnets in batches so that we can spread out the opportunity for the public to find art all day long. Please choose only one free piece of magnet art to take home with you so that others can enjoy the fun of the hunt! 

Stop by and visit us at the Minor Threat Pop-Up Gallery during the day. The gallery will be open from 10 to 4 on Saturday. We will have information about our sponsors and WCA-NH on hand. We would be happy to talk to you more about the project!

Thank you to our sponsors...
The Currier Museum of Art, The New Hampshire Institute of Art,  Red River Theatres, Concord Camera, Main Street Bookends of Warner, Rowlands Studio and Gallery 23, PrintNH and the Women's Caucus for Art-New Hampshire

Our Exhibition Space---Main Street, Concord, NH

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Catalogue is up and running!

You can view all of the artists work by clicking on the Catalogue in the upper right hand corner. Take some time to check out the artist's websites and enjoy! 

We are entering the artwork in batches, so if you submitted a piece and don't see it up yet, please check back again in a day or two. We are getting entries from all over the world. It is exciting to see what lands in our mailbox each day! 
Become a follower of this site and you will receive regular updates on the project. 
Remember, the deadline for entry is July 31st or until we receive 250 entries. First come, first served. Tell all of your friends!