Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What's Going On?

Happy Thanksgiving from the Family & Staff of E. W. Poore Picture Framing and Art Gallery, home of the E. W. Poore Art Studio. As we approach 2010, our 130th year in business, we have much to be thankful for! A family-owned business is a special thing, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to serve you.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our Gallery where we are featuring Izolajeanne handpainted, one-of-a-kind silk scarves by Jeanne Lachance. We also have a full selection of original art, art prints, and greeting cards by such artists as Jeanne Lachance, Karin Bolton, Jean Tallman, Claudette Gammon, Priscilla Memole, Tom Wright, Mark Hudon, and Paul Archambault . On your next visit, be sure to check out our New Hampshire room for local images and local artists.

Our Winter Class Schedule is now available. We offer a full schedule of painting & drawing classes for kids & adults. Stop in to pick up a copy or look on our website, Look on the Art Studio page. Pre-registration for current students is underway, and general registration for all new students will begin December 1st.

Friday, August 14, 2009

For Kids & Teens - UPDATED for 2010!

UPDATE: These classes will be offered again in January 2010! Sign-ups start December 1st!

Jeanne Bisceglia is returning with her popular Art Group for 8-12 year olds. This class will be held on Thursdays this year, from 3:30 - 5:30 pm starting January 7 & March 4. Tuition is $90 for 6 weeks, and all materials are included.

Michelle Beliveau will be bringing back the Art Group for 6 & 7 year olds to Saturday mornings. This class will be held from 10 - 11:15 am starting January 9, and again on March 6. Tuition is $60 for 6 weeks and includes all materials.

Jeanne Bisceglia is repeating Drawing for 12 -16 year olds course, that will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4 -6 pm, for 6 weeks starting January 6 and March 3. This Drawing class will include using different grade pencils as well as colored pencils, and also introduce pen & ink as a drawing medium, brushes for ink washes. Purchase of materials will be discussed at the first class. Tuition is $90.

Also, our teen students are invited/encouraged to consider taking one of the adult courses offered in the evenings and on Saturday mornings. This would include Jeanne Lachance's Beginning & Intermediate Drawing, Kim Roth's Drawing, Colored Pencil, and Acrylic Classes, Suzanne Binnie's Beginning Watercolor, Laurel Jamieson's Watercolor on the Edge, Mary Buergin's Pastel Painting, and Michelle Beliveau's Mixed Media/Collage class. Most of these are 12 week classes that start the week after New Year's Day.

More more information or to register, call us at 603.622.3802, or you can find the online registration form at our website: on the Art Studio page!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Looking Ahead to Fall

Hello Everyone!
It has been a fun summer here at E. W. Poore with lots of classes and workshops going on. Now we are looking ahead to fall.

Jeanne Lachance will be back with 3 classes this fall: Tuesday morning's Drawing, Colored Pencil, & Watercolor, Thursday morning's Oil Painting, and Saturday morning's Beginning & Intermediate Drawing.

Kim Roth is also back with a full complement of courses. His Acrylic Painting class will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday mornings, and Drawing, Watercolor, & Acrylics will be offered on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Kim will also offer Drawing for Painters, Acrylic Demonstration, and Art History at various times.

Laurel Jamieson brings a new class to the Art Studio. The Art of Watercolor Journaling will be offered on Thursday evenings.

Mary Buergin returns with two offerings of her Pastel Painting course on Tuesday evening or Thursday morning.

Frank Moulin will be leading the Intermediate Watercolor class which meets on Saturday mornings. All are welcome.

Suzanne Binnie's Watercolor for Beginners and Beyond class will be offered on Thursday evenings, and is a wonderful class for anyone just starting.

Michelle Beliveau is back again after some time off and will bring her Mixed Media Collage course to Tuesday evenings.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Student Art Show - Dates Announced

E. W. Poore Art Studio

Student Art Show - 2009

On Display: May 5 - 23

Artists’ Reception: 

Thursday May 7, 5 - 7:30 pm

Students may submit one piece per class.  An example: Margaret takes oils with Jeanne & watercolors with Frank.  She may put 2 pieces in the show - 1 oil & 1 watercolor.  All artwork must be framed and ready to hang with picture cord or wire.  If you have any questions, please speak with Jennifer, Guylaine, or Kimberly.  

Thank you!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Alyssa Goes to Washington

Congratulations go out to  Alyssa Pittera, a student at Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood, NH.  Alyssa's artwork, Blooming Rocker, was selected to represent New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District in the Congressional Art Awards program, and will hang in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
At E. W. Poore, we are very excited to be framing Alyssa's piece before it travels to Washington.  This is our 10th year framing artwork for this fantastic program celebrating the talented young artists of NH.
Mr. Allen Unrein is Alyssa's instructor at Coe-Brown.
Congratulations Alyssa!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jury Show '09

On Thursday March 26th, we will be celebrating the artists and artwork of the Jury Show '09 with a reception in their honor, from 5 - 7 pm, and an awards ceremony at 6:30pm.  This will all take place in our gallery at 531 Front Street, on Manchester's West Side.
For more info and images, check out our website,

Watercolor Collage Workshop

Local artist, Bill Earnshaw, will be offering a 3-day Watercolor Collage workshop at the Art Studio at E. W. Poore this spring.  Running for 3 consecutive Saturdays starting April 18th, Bill will introduce you to his techniques of watercolor collage.  Tuition for the 3 days is $100. with a 1 day option available for $40.  The workshop meets from 9:30am - 12:30pm, and a supply list is as follows: 

Watercolor paints and brushes
Elmer's glue and stiff brush for collaging
Watercolor paper 300 lb recommended Sizes 7 1/2by7 1/2 inches and 11by15 inches or student's choice
Assorted papers for collageing. These can be purchased or found from magazine advertisement's.

Any questions contact Bill Earnshaw or tel 472 3866

The artwork at the top of this blog entry is Bill's watercolor collage piece, "Sunset".  It is currently on display as part of E. W. Poore's Jury Show '09.
To see Bill's bio and more of his artwork, visit his website at

Friday, February 27, 2009

Cartooning Returns!

Manchester NH -  Larry White is back!  and he is offering his popular Cartooning Class for teens & adults on Saturdays from 10am - 11:30am starting on April 4th.  In this six week course, Larry will cover many topics and offer insights into the world of illustration and animation.  Don't miss it!

Art Classes for Kids!

Manchester, NH - Jeanne Bisceglia will again be offering Drawing & Painting for 8 - 12 year old artists. The 6 week class will start on Thursday March 12th, 3:30 - 5:30pm.  The cost of the class is $90. and includes all materials.

The Art Group for 6 & 7 year olds, led by instructor Pat Steiner, will return on Wednesday, March 11th from 3:30 - 4:45pm.  This 6 week class costs $60, and includes all materials.  

Both of these classes are small group instruction will emphasis on participation & experimentation in art materials.  Both Jeanne & Pat are experienced with these ages groups and the activities are well planned.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jury Show '09

Manchester, NH -  It's that time of year again!  Our fifth annual juried art show, aptly name Jury Show '09, will be accepting submissions March 3 - 7, 2009.  A full prospectus is available on our website www. - on the Jury Show '09 page!  Pictured here is the Best of Show piece from Jury Show '08, Dorothy Curtis' Rocky Coast.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Paintings by Mary Buergin

Manchester, NH - We are pleased to present a selection of paintings by New Boston artist, Mary Buergin, through February 15th.  To see more of Mary's work, stop by the Gallery, or visit us online at

 "Sometimes I see a scene that just delights me and I will find myself lost in the lighting or the mood. I find myself thinking, analyzing....subtle colors, lights and darks, mood, composition. 
It's as if the painting is already completed, alive in my head, just like hearing a melody. 
- Mary Buergin

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Art Classes starting THIS WEEK!

Manchester, NH -  The January session of the Art Studio starts this week.  Some classes are already full, but others still have some seats available.  Don't miss out on a great way to beat the wintertime blues.  Call today to register over the phone - 603.622.3802, and get started on your next painting!
Visit our website for the complete Art Studio schedule!

Girl Scout Cookies!

My Daughter, Catherine, is a Brownie Girl Scout with Troop 12498 in Goffstown, NH.  She will be taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies at the store over the next few weeks - Sales end on January 22nd.  If you don’t see Catherine, just ask Jennifer for details on Girl Scout Cookies!