NH Art Association Plein Air Painting Events 2018
Tuesday morning plein air events are free* and open to all artists or photographers, including non- members of NHAA. Starting times are generally 8:30, however, some state parks or private properties have specific opening times and/or entry fees*. You may come and go at your schedule. This is not a class- no sign ups, no demo, no critique. Just creative fun and beautiful vistas.
LOCATIONS and DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Pop-up events TBA. Check for details on NHAA website and Facebook. You decide if the weather is too inclement. Wet Paint Out Weekend is July 20-22 in greater Portsmouth. Registration fee is required because prizes are awarded!
May 15, 8:30, Badger’s Island
Badger’s Island Rd, Kittery, ME,
Parking lot at back, views of Sarah Long Bridge, Portsmouth waterfront
May 22, 8:30, Heron Point Trail
20-98 Lamprey River Trail Park, Newmarket, NH
Head north through Newmarket, right on Bay Road, right on Lamprey River Trail Park. Nearby is old mill with a bridge over the falls.
May 29, 8:30, Portsmouth Street Scenes
Market Square on Pleasant, Congress St.,
Sanders Fish Market, South St and Vine, 367 Marcy St.
Ceres St., view of tug boats and Sarah Long Bridge
June 5, 8:30, Packers Falls
Packers Fall Rd., Rt 108 and Bennet Rd, Durham, NH
June 12, 8:30, Historic Houses in Portsmouth
John Paul Jones House , 43 Middle St.
Governor John Langdon House ,143 Pleasant St.
Wentworth Lear Mansion, 50 Mechanic St.
June 19, 9:00, Bedrock Gardens*
45 High Rd., Lee, NH 03861
Beautiful gardens, sculpture, ponds, woods
June 26, 8:00, Portsmouth’s Waterfront
Prescott Park, Marcy St, flower gardens, fountains, bridges
Four Tree Island , views of Fisherman’s Dock, shipyard
Geno’s Chowder House, Mechanic St, view from Pierce Island
Park free in Four Tree Island lot on Pierce Island. Beware construction!
July 3, 8:00, Wagon Hill Farm
Rt 4, Piscataqua Rd, Durham, NH
Open fields, gardens, farm house, lake
July 10, 9:00, Great Island Commons
301 Wentworth Rd, Rt 1B, New Castle, NH
Small entrance fee.
July 17, 8:00, Strawbery Banke
14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH
Park in back dirt lot
Fri. - Sun., July 20-22
Wet Paint Out Weekend in greater Portsmouth, NH
Juried prizes, pre-registration required.
July 24, 8:00, Rye Harbor State Park,
1730 Ocean Blvd. Rye NH
Ocean and marina views
Wed. - Sun., July 25 - 29, Tall Ships
Parade of Ships is Wed. July 25 into Portsmouth Harbor
Oliver Hazard Perry will dock at fishing pier on Pierce Island
The Rosewood will dock at UNH pier in New Castle
Pick a time and day with a friend to paint or photograph
July 31, 8:00, Odiorne Point Boat Launch,
RT 1A North, Ocean Beach Blvd, Rye, NH
Aug. 7, Fort Foster
Pocahontas Rd, Kittery, ME
Gate opens at 10:00 am, $10 fee per car so car pool,
or park outside gate and walk in free before 10:00 am.
Aug. 14, 8:30 , Coppal Farm Sun Flower Festival
118 North River Road, Rt 155, Lee, NH
$8.00 donation to NH Make a Wish Foundation
Date may change subject to blooming season
Aug. 21, 8:00, Warren’s Lobster House
11 Water ST, Kittery , ME
Park all the way next to shipyard side.
Aug. 28, 8:00, Creek Farm
400 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth
Sept. 4, 8:30, Adams Point, Great Bay,
Rt. 108 onto Durham Point Road/ Bay Road. Left on Adams Point Rd.
Go to 2nd upper parking area at end of road on right. Durham, NH
Sept. 11, 8:30, Sagamore Creek
Jones Ave., park at front gate and short hike in
or at end of Elks Club lot on Jones Ave, Portsmouth, NH
Sept 18, 9:00, DeMerit Hill Farms
66 Lee Rd, Lee, NH
Apple harvest season
Sept. 25, 8:30, MT Agamenticus
Mt Agamenticus Rd, Cape Neddick, ME