All Things Important Monthly Newsletter - February 2022
February Meeting Info
February 9, 2022

Next week we will be hosting artist Scott Porter from
Lawrence Barn
28 Depot Rd,
Hollis NH

Scott will be demonstrating a variety of uncommon acrylic painting methods utilizing stain painting on raw canvas, and layering using various gel mediums.

February featured artwork by
Scott Porter

If you would like to be featured in next month's newsletter please let us know by replying to this email.
Examples of Scott Porter's
glass art
From Our Membership Director ~
Many thanks to those of you who have mailed in your 2022 membership dues.

We have lots of things planned for this year you won't want to miss out on, so be sure to send in your check and membership form so you are not left out.

Please fill out a membership form and enclose a check for $40 for 2022.  

Hollis Arts Society - PO Box 102 - Hollis NH 03049
Your dues means you are eligible to exhibit and/or sell your artwork in our gallery and shows incliuding our big show in November....If you pay your dues before March 31, 2022 the price to participate in the November Show will be $60. If you don't meet the March 31, 2022 deadline your price to participate in the November Show will be $125.

Thank you for being a member!
Anne Wifholm
Membership Secretary

Meet February Guest Artist Scott Porter
Scott Porter grew up drawing all the time, and began painting in 1994 at age 16. He started formal art study at Cheltenham College , in Cheltenham, England, completed A-level art course 1994-1996, completed his BFA at UMass, Amherst 2002, and studied closely under abstract expressionist James Hendrix. 
Scott began studying lampwork glass in Manchester NH 1999 and throughout the years has taken workshops and intensive classes in classical Drawing, studied Murrine making with Loren Stump, taught lampworking for the Currier Art Museum crafts program via Queen City Lampworks glass studio in Manchester 2004-2005 for 2 semesters, and co-taught lampworking at Snowfarm in Williamsburg, MA 2007. 
He has had a variety of small shows in galleries, shops, exhibitions, on the East and West coast as well as a collaborative piece in a museum and magazine in Japan, and most recently a solo exhibit of retrospective 25 years of painting in the Pepperell Library 2019.
Right now his focus is learning to create digital course offerings in painting, lampwork glass Murrine making, food medicine, and creative coaching. When he is not making art, you can find him playing guitar and exploring New England.
Visit his website:
or check out his Instagram account here:

Our New Monthly Column:
Voices of Emerging Artists
Digital art is a new trend that is starting to pop up in the art community and many young artists are incorporating this new medium into their art. The format of digital art is when pieces of art are done digitally, either on a drawing program or drawing tablet, or it can even be photographs that are altered digitally. These digital pieces can range from painting to illustrations to even animations, and many young artists are starting to experiment with many new mediums.
A local HB high school student discussed her experience with this new digital medium and if she would recommend it to other artists. When asked what programs she used, Mia K. said “Clip Studio Paint, but I used to use FireAlpaca”. She also uses drawing tablets, a Wacom Intuos. Mia explains that “I think people should definitely explore digital art if they want to try something new with their art. It’s fairly easy to learn, especially if you already have experience creating art…” expressing her opinion on the accessibility of digital art.
In addition to these supplies, there are many more free programs online and videos to help you learn about digital art. If you are interested in learning more about digital art, the companies Wacom, Huion, and Adobe have many free resources and videos that can introduce you into the world of digital art. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have as well!


Article courtesy of Isabelle Colantuonio

Be a part of HAS in 2022...
Thinking about joining the Hollis Arts Society in 2022, but not sure? Here's what we have in store:
  • Engaging monthly presenters from masters of their discipline:
February we will host glass artist and painter Scott Porter.
March brings us musician and filmmaker Virginia Eskin.
April you can meet cartoonist Bob Clark.
  • Workshops are TBA. If you are interested in sharing your talents please reply to this email.
  • Increased access to member shows, online and in-person.
  • More local artist networking and community.
  • Increased website presence.
Hollis Arts Society Mission
Support a creative arts and performance environment for emerging and producing Artists that focuses upon professional development, access to economic opportunities and social interaction among other artists and art patrons results in the cultural betterment of the larger Hollis, Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts community. 
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