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! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Read more about our featured artists on the "Artists" Page

The artwork is in! Read more about all of our Featured Artists on the "ARTISTS" page.







Sunday, July 10, 2011

Our Featured Artists!

We are excited to announce our FEATURED ARTISTS for the Magnet Open Art Project. Each artist has generously agreed to submit four images of their work for the project.  We will be posting images of their artwork in the near future, in the meantime, here is some information about them with links to their work. 

David M. Carroll
New Hampshire naturalist-artist, David M. Carroll, is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and author of three acclaimed natural histories: THE YEAR OF THE TURTLE; TROUT REFLECTIONS; and SWAMP-WALKER’S JOURNAL.


Laurette Carroll 
Laurette Carroll is an artist-sculptor working in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, often using mixed media and integrating drawing and collage elements into her paintings.


Alban Low
Creator of the Magnet Art Exhibition, Alban Low is an artist who
splits his time between his studios in France and London.

Melissa Miller
Melissa Miller, painter, was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in New Hampshire. She attended Skidmore College and Principia College, has been a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center.


Pamela Tarbell
Artist and gallerist, Pam Tarbell, owns the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Gardens in Concord, NH. The gallery combines "nature and art" in a peaceful setting of perennial gardens, fields, woodlands and ponds. 



Saturday, July 02, 2011

We are open for submissions!

The Magnet Open Art Project is an exhibition of Modern Magnetic Miniatures and will be the first of its kind in North America! We are currently working to create a unique event for late this summer in downtown Concord, NH. Once our plans are approved, we will be posting all of the details.

In the meantime, we are taking submissions. Click on the "Submit Work" tab above to get started!

Brighton Open Magnet Exhibition in Brighton, England