Sunday, February 28, 2010

AVA’s Silent Auction

You are cordially invited to AVA Gallery and Art Center’s 2010 Silent Auction and Exhibition!

Here is what I am donating:

Citrine Glow” [The Poppy Series]
By Amy E. Fraser
Medium: Acrylic Paint on 140#, Acid Free, Archival Watercolor Paper.
Size: 12” x 12”

Artwork generously donated by the region’s finest artists will be on display at AVA Gallery and Art Center from March 20-27.

Early Bidding takes place between 11am-5pm March 20-27, including Sunday March 21.

Final Bidding takes place during the Silent Auction Party on March 27.

This is a Great cause! Proceeds from the Silent Auction, AVA’s primary annual fundraiser, help support every aspect of their art programming and mission, including art education for all ages and abilities, scholarship and internship opportunities and year round exhibitions.

Call (603) 448-3117 to make your reservation for the Silent Auction Party!

AVA Gallery and Art Center
11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 448-3117

Loon Reception

We attended the Opening Reception for the Loon Project at The Center in Eastman for David's House. Here are some (rather terrible as I was extremely distracted) photos from the event:

Charlie Taber did an amazing job with the loon displays; the artwork looked fantastic! The Opening Reception was very well attended, and greatly celebrated by a wonderful group of extremely happy, charitable people. I especially enjoyed meeting the other artists and seeing their fabulous loony works of art in person. We truly had a lovely time. Although, my cheeks are still burning from the chiding I received over the (85) hours I spent painting my loon.

Here is a closer look at "The Exalted Loon":

"The Exalted Loon" garnered a very generous bid and now happily resides in the home of a well respected local philanthropist. Overall, the Loon Project and Winter Fest Weekend at The Center in Eastman was a tremendous success, raising over $14,000 for David's House. I am both proud and honored to have participated in this very worthy cause.

Recent Sales

The Garden Room Squares have been popular as of late.

Here are some recently sold pieces:

Square 28

Square 29

Square 30

Square 33

Square 39

A great big Thank You to my collectors!


Hockey, hockey, hockey! Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! My darling boy is on the ice 4-5 times a week, where he revels in the chills and thrills of ice hockey!

Here is Caden clowning around with some of his pals before the Kids vs. Parents game:

And here are Caden and Jody as a blur on the ice:

This by the way is unfortunately how all of my photos on the ice turned out!

The BIG Twin Valley Invitational tournament begins Friday March 5th. I’ll be baking some goodies and working the concession stand. Hope to see you there!

Snow Days

Winter as we New Englanders know it, has finally arrived. Look at this snow!

This of course resulted in that mythical winter event that every child hopes for, The Snow Day! We had not one, but two Snow Days last week! Caden and I got out there early and made the most of the snow as we haven’t had much to speak of all winter.

Here is Caden posing inside the massive snow fort that broke his Mama’s back:

Those snowballs were heavy! But it was worth it because Caden truly had a perfect Snow Day!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Caden’s Valentine

Caden is celebrating Valentine’s Day with his kindergarten friends today. He decided he wanted to make his own card design again this year, so with a bit of assistance from me, we came up with this lovely little Skully Valentine:

Caden explained to me that adding the cracks and broken parts to the bones made the design much more interesting and exciting. I agree, pretty astute for a 6 year old. Overall, I’m not sure what it all means but I think it's fabulous! Whatever the case, the skull design worked great with the leftover
Rocktacular party favors so we made some delightful black goody bags to go with his very excellent Valentine vision. Lots of fun. They will have a blast!

HERE to see the 2009 Mother and Son Valentine’s Day Card Collaborative.

Have a happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Geared Medallions

Introducing the Exalted Beauty Geared Medallion Collection:

[Background photo by: Killbox]

Collection inspired by:

My 2008
Mindworks Collection.
Geared is the next evolution of Mindworks; focusing on gears, with a new and exciting variety of shapes and color combinations to choose from.

Exalted Beauty Geared Medallion Collection catalog is HERE!

Athena Medallions

Introducing the Exalted Beauty Athena Medallion Collection:

Collection inspired by:

Exalted Beauty: Athena
By Amy E. Fraser

This brightly colored, boldly patterned, armor like collection was inspired by my painting of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill.

The Exalted Beauty Athena Medallion Collection catalog is HERE!

Montshire Museum

I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating in “The Night Sparkles” at the Montshire Museum's 2010 Benefit Auction on Friday, May 7th 2010.

Here is the piece I am donating:

Amethysts Afloat” [The Poppy Series]
By Amy E. Fraser
Medium: Acrylic Paint on 140#, Acid Free, Archival Watercolor Paper.
Size: 12” x 12”

Save the Date! Friday May 7th, 2010. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dozens of unique items, hundreds of your friends and neighbors, and an array of delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts make this a night to remember.

All proceeds of the Montshire Auction support the Museum's science education programs, which bring the joy of learning and discovery to thousands of children and families across Vermont and New Hampshire each year.

For more information, please visit the Montshire Museum Website

Website Update

I have just added 4 NEW painting galleries to
* Opera North
* Meadow Tales
* Duplicity
* Textured Beauties

Monday, February 01, 2010

The Loon Project

Here is the first look at my submission to The Loon Project (a fundraiser for David’s House), entitled “The Exalted Loon”:

The Exalted Loon
By Amy E. Fraser
Acrylic Paint and industrial strength varnish on wooden loon decoy
Approximately 16” x 7”

The Loon Project has been organized by Eastman Recreation and will feature the auction of two dozen wooden loons individually finished by local artists. These unique, one of a kind loons will be on display February 12th – February 20th. The bid process will involve sealed bids; accepted up until the completion of Eastman’s annual David’s House Winter Fest Weekend. Winning bids will be announced at the end of the day on Saturday February 20th.

Opening Reception:
Friday February 12th, 2010
6:00 pm
The Center at Eastman

For more information on the Loon Project contact Charlie Taber:
Call: Eastman Recreation (603) 863-6772

Click here to learn more about David’s House

Check out what WCAX TV Channel 3 has to say about the Loon Project

The artists will be available for everyone to meet at the Opening Reception, Friday, February 12th at 6pm. We hope you will attend this fun and creative exhibition/auction/fundraiser for David’s House. It will be a great time for a great cause! Looking forward to seeing you there!