Archive for Sweethaven Gallery

 

We are thrilled that C. Max Schenk, one of our gallery artists, has won “Best in Photography” for his image “Joppa Clouds” in the Newburyport Art Association’s regional juried show!

We have this image in the gallery. Give us a call at 978-465-7656 if you must have a print.

Photographer C. Max Schenk has produced images that reflect the fine art discovered in the everyday objects of our lives and environment. While using digital technology for some images, Max maintains his connections to traditional photography equipment and techniques, utilizing 35mm, medium and large format negatives that are darkroom processed in his studio and scanned for image development.

Nationally awarded for his efforts in environmental conservation, education and advocacy, Max’s worldview and photography is imbued with an appreciation of nature’s cyclical resonance in all things. His work includes environmental and industrial abstracts, featured in juried art shows across Massachusetts.

Sweethaven Gallery 

25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA


To support our artists, we are offering our multiple purchase discount to all first time purchases. This opportunity to purchase art at a discount will help us keep the gallery running and support the local Newburyport economy.

Choose prints by clicking on the artist’s name next to their image to view their portfolio. Once you make your choices, call us at 978-465-7656 to discuss which images would be appropriate for your home.

Gift certificates available in any amount and do not expire.


EZRA SESTO

Lilies

©Ezra Sesto

(Images on cotton rag paper in varying sizes)

 

 

 

 

 

 


VINCENT LEMONNIER FERRO

 

Inspired by Notre-Dame

© Vincent Lemonnier Ferro

(Images on 17×22 cotton rag paper. Custom sizes available)

 

 

 

 


DON WILLAMS CLAYWORKS

 

Slab made pottery

© Don Williams

(Large bowl is one of a kind)

(Black tray & small bowl – SOLD)

 

 

 


JOSH DOW

 

GREEN FOUNDRY

Cast bronze Radish plaque

(Leaf plaque – SOLD)

 

 

 

 


GREG NIKAS

 

Joppa Flats – Sunrise

© Greg Nikas

(Prints available on cotton rag paper, aluminum and acrylic glass. Custom sizes avaialbe.)

 


C. MAX SCHENK

 

Joppa Clouds

© C. Max Shenk

(Custom sizes available)

 


PAUL NEVERETTE

 

Outside Santa Fe

(Original oil on canvas)

© Paul Neverette

 

 

 

 

Man on a Ledge

 

(Painted driftwood and rock)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SANDRA SWAN

 

Shadblow Trees

© Sandra Swan

(Med & lg prints are limited editions, signed and numbered.)

 

 


CHRIS SAVA

(no portfolio page at this time)

Striped Bass – Woodblock print

© Chris Sava

(Original woodblock prints of Striped Bass, Tuna, & Sharks in varying sizes.)

 


SHAWN CAREY

(no portfolio page at this time)

Green Heron

© Shawn P. Carey

(Prints of birds in multiple sizes, silver & aluminum prints)

 

 


 


The decision to close the gallery during the COVID-19 crisis was an easy one. Actually doing it was painful, considering how long we could be closed. As a gallery owner representing other artists, I have an obligation to do my absolute best to sell their work. Being closed makes that virtually impossible. During this time, the only way possible for me to even partially fulfill that obligation is to notify my clients and prospective clients of the ability to purchase work over the phone. The process is fairly simple, by viewing our work on line. Once you have made some choices, give me a call and we can discuss each image and what would be appropriate for you, just as we would face to face in the gallery.

Under certain circumstances, with the proper precautions, a face to face appointment in the gallery can be arranged.

If you would like to make a purchase, you can view our images at www.seethavengallery.com by rolling your mouse over the ARTISTS link in the menu bar where you can view each artists work, then give me a call at 978-465-7656. We also have gift certificates available which can be purchased in any amount and do not expire.

While closed under the current situation, we will be offering a 10% discount on all landscape prints by Greg Nikas, and a 5% discount on prints by⁣ all other gallery artists.⁣

Stay safe, and be well.

Best,

Greg Nikas

 

PLEASE CONTACT US AT⁣
greg@sweethavengallery.comOR 978-465-7656⁣
AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU⁣
⁣IN ANY WAY WE CAN


ALSO REPRESENTED IN THE GALLERY:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto

B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro

Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape

photographs by Greg Nikas 

Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks.

Cast bronze sculpture by Josh Dow of Green Foundry

Scupture and painting by Paul Neverette

Woodblock fish prints by Chris Sava

Woodcut prints by Sandra Swan


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please call us at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

Green Heron – © Shawn P. Carey


This show is currently on display in the gallery.

But due to Covid-19, the gallery is closed until further notice.

The Opening reception is currently scheduled for

May 2, from 3–7pm during Newburyport ArtWalk.

We are hoping this will happen, but only time will tell. 

We will be posting updated information as we receive it.

Please stay tuned for future emails.

 

If you have any questions, we are available 7 days a week, 9–5 at greg@sweethavengallery.com, or by phone at 978-465-7656.

 

25L Inn Street – downtown Newburyport

By the fountain down the stairs


Originally from Pennsylvania, Shawn moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1986 and has been photographing birds and other wildlife for over 20 years. He’s been teaching wildlife photography for Mass Audubon for the past 18 years. He’s on the board of directors for Eastern Mass HawkWatch where he serves as their Vice President. He’s also on the advisory board for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Mass Audubon Museum of American Bird Art. He is past board member for the Brookline Bird Club and past council member for the Nuttall Ornithological Club. Shawn co-founded Migration Productions in 1996 with Jim Grady and the two have produced all its productions. Shawn also provides almost all digital photography used in their productions. “I LOVE the natural world; if it walks, crawls, flies, swims or slithers…I’ll photograph it!”


ALSO REPRESENTED IN THE GALLERY:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto

B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro

Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape

photographs by Greg Nikas 

Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks.

Cast bronze sculpture by Josh Dow of Green Foundry

Scupture and painting by Paul Neverette

Woodblock fish prints by Chris Sava

Woodcut prints by Sandra Swan


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please call us at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

 OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS,

THE ⁣⁣⁣NORTHSHORE PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE SERIES HAS

CANCELED “A WING AND A CARE” LECTURE BY SHAWN CAREY.

OUR HOPES ARE TO RESCHEDULE IT

FOR NEXT SEPTEMBER AS THE FIRST LECTURE OF THE 2020-2021 SEASON.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.


Shawn’s show is currently on display in the gallery.

But due to Covid-19, the gallery is closed until further notice.

The Opening reception is currently scheduled for

May 2, from 3–7pm during Newburyport ArtWalk.

We are hoping this will happen, but only time will tell. 

We will be posting updated information as we receive it.

Please stay tuned for future emails.


 

Photo © Jim Grady


Snowy Owls, Atlantic Puffins, and American Kestrels are connected by more than simply a resemblance of form or function. A crucial thread ties them together: each one has an advocate committed to protecting it and educating others about its plight. Migration Productions’ latest work, “A Wing And A Care”, opens a window onto the lives of these three birds, and introduces you to the men dedicated to their preservation and survival.

A Wing And A Care” follows the stories of these three men as they work to protect the birds they love, and shows how a single individual can make a world of difference in the life of a bird. And it asks a critical question: how can each one of us get involved and help build a better future for these incredible birds?


Shawn Carey

Originally from Pennsylvania, Shawn moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1986 and has been photographing birds and other wildlife for over 20 years. He’s been teaching wildlife photography for Mass Audubon for the past 18 years. He’s on the board of directors for Eastern Mass HawkWatch where he serves as their Vice President. He’s also on the advisory board for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Mass Audubon Museum of American Bird Art. He is past board member for the Brookline Bird Club and past council member for the Nuttall Ornithological Club. Shawn co-founded Migration Productions in 1996 with Jim Grady and the two have produced all its productions. Shawn also provides almost all digital photography used in their productions. “I LOVE the natural world; if it walks, crawls, flies, swims or slithers…I’ll photograph it!”


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the Q&A for:

Black Skimmer14×20 metal print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 ticket for $1  —  5 tickets for $4  —  10 tickets for $8


Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Wednesday, 25 March, 2020

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.


Green Heron


 

Photo © 2016 Amilton Neves from “Godmothers of War”


 

For eleven years, the Social Documentary Network (SDN) has been presenting powerful, and often beautiful, photographs of both challenging and uplifting situations around the world. The uplifting work often explores the grace of indigenous cultures, the majesty of the natural environment, or the day-to-day lives of ordinary people around the world.

The challenging work presented on SDN explores poverty, disease, environmental degradation, war, migration, and many others. Why does it matter that a photograph of a malnourished child is composed well, or that a photograph of a migrant family camping in the mud on the Serbian/Hungarian border uses black and white tonality in a masterful way? Aren’t the facts presented by the photos in such cases what is most important? Does form matter when the subject is about life and death?

Glenn Ruga and Barbara Ayotte will make a compelling argument why form matters, why art matters, and why it is a disservice to the issues being explored to only focus on the raw facts visible on the surface and not to also honor the integrity of a photograph created with the talent and skill of an artist who has organized these elements into a meaningful, and often beautiful, composition.

Launched in October 2008, the SDN website today has presented more than 3,200 compelling online exhibits submitted to the site by more than 2,000 photographers from all corners of the globe documenting issues as diverse as the effects of modernization on Kathmandu, homelessness in the U.S., the consequences of oil exploitation in the Niger Delta, and reconciliation in Rwanda. All photographers on SDN share a common curiosity about the human condition and a strong desire to communicate their insights through words and photographs.

In 2015, SDN launched ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Documentary, a print and digital publication presenting the best work from the SDN website combined with in-depth articles written by journalists exploring in greater detail the themes presented by the photographers.




RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for:

ZEKE

With ZEKE magazine you get the best of global documentary photography delivered to your door, and to your digital device, twice a year. Each issue presents outstanding photography from the Social Documentary Network on topics as diverse as the war in Syria, the European migration crisis, the Bangladesh garment industry, and other issues of global concern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two year subscription — $35 value.

1 ticket for $1  —  5 tickets for $4  —  10 tickets for $8


Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(Click here for tickets)

 

 

Sprague Farm Horses – Sandra Swan


SHOW EXTENDED!

Now — January 5, 2020.

Because of the great response to Sandra’s prints, we are extending her show until January 5th.

Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA.

By the fountain, down the stairs.


Sandra Swan was born in Bronxville, NY, September 30, 1934, and grew up in Greenwich, CT. She studied drawing with Howard Trafton at the Art Students’ League in NY and etching with Carlus Dryer at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. She moved to Block Island, RI in 1960, with her two daughters, and became a year-round resident. Her interest in Block Island’s old buildings led her to work with woodcuts and wood collages. She has since developed a unique way of printing with large multi-blocks. Her subjects have grown out of her love for architecture and nature. She lived for many years in her home and studio in Charlestown, MA and spent her winters on Block Island. She recently moved to Stonington, CT.

The Giclée prints on display are made from Sandra Swan’s woodcuts created over the past 40 years. They are printed on heavy archival watercolor paper, using the most advanced form of digital printing.


ALSO FEATURING:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto

B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro

Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas

B&W landscape and botanical photographs by C. Max Schenk

Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks

Cast bronze sculpture by Josh Dow of GreenFoundry

Paintings and sculpture by Paul Neverette

Woodblock fish prints by Chris Sava


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please call us at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

Sara and Samira – Bourj El Barajneh Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon, 2018


Northshore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


Rania Matar was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. in 1984. Originally trained as an architect at the American University of Beirut and at Cornell University, she studied photography at the New England School of Photography and the Maine Photographic Workshops. Matar started teaching photography in 2009 and offered summer photography workshops to teenage girls in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps with the assistance of non-governmental organizations. She now teaches Personal Documentary Photography, and Portrait and Identity at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and regularly offers talks, class visits and lectures at museums, galleries, schools and colleges in the US and abroad. In the winter/spring of 2017, she was an artist-in-residence at the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, through a Mellon Foundation Grant and was a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.

Matar’s work focuses on girls and women. As a Lebanese-born American woman and mother, her cultural background, cross-cultural experience, and personal narrative informs her photography. She has dedicated her work to exploring both sides of this identity: addressing issues of personal and collective identity, through photographs mining female adolescence and womanhood – both in the United States where she lives and the Middle East where she is from. Her work has won several awards, has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally. Her images are in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide and can be seen at www.raniamatar.com.


 

© Dominic Chavez

Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(click here for tickets)


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for:

A Girl and Her Room

by Rania Matar 

Published by UMBRAGE EDITIONS
Essays by SUSAN MINOT and ANNE TUCKER

About the book

Award-winning photographer Rania Matar’s A Girl and Her Room reveals the lives of girls from two disparate worlds – The U.S. and Lebanon. Set in the girls’ bedrooms – which range from spartan cleanliness to chaotic disarray – these portraits offer an insider’s perspective of not just who these young women are, but the physical spaces that prove to be extensions of their identities.

 

1 ticket for $1  —  5 tickets for $4  —  10 tickets for $8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Sprague Farm Horses – Sandra Swan


Join us for the next Newburyport ArtWalk  Nov. 2, 10am – 6pm

WOODCUTS: A Journey in Printmaking 

by

Sandra Swan

Artist Reception: 3 – 6pm

Light refreshments will be served

This show will run from Oct. 30 – Dec. 1


Sandra Swan was born in Bronxville, NY, September 30, 1934, and grew up in Greenwich, CT. She studied drawing with Howard Trafton at the Art Students’ League in NY and etching with Carlus Dryer at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. She moved to Block Island, RI in 1960, with her two daughters, and became a year-round resident. Her interest in Block Island’s old buildings led her to work with woodcuts and wood collages. She has since developed a unique way of printing with large multi-blocks. Her subjects have grown out of her love for architecture and nature. She lived for many years in her home and studio in Charlestown, MA and spent her winters on Block Island. She recently moved to Stonington, CT.

The Giclée prints on display are made from Sandra Swan’s woodcuts created over the past 40 years. They are printed on heavy archival watercolor paper, using the most advanced form of digital printing.


Permanent Public Art Collections

Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA – Liberty Bell Warehouse Building, wood collage
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA – Wynona Mulcaster’s Horse, woodcut; Lifeboat, woodcut
Art of Philip Morris, NY – Block Island Swamp, ink drawing
Fidelity Management and Trust, Co., Boston, MA – Ya n k e e , woodcut; Heifer, woodcut; Lifeboat, woodcut; Barge 300, woodcut

Special Exhibits

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT – 1968
Hurlburt Gallery, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT – 1975
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA – 1976
John Hancock Building, Boston, MA – 1978, Art Week Press Conference and Interview
Boston City Hall, Boston, MA – 1980
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT – 1981, 1986
Art Expo, Chicago, IL – 1985
Warwick Art Museum, Warwick, RI – 1989
Contemporary Printmaker Exhibition, Wakefield, RI – 1994
Charlestown Navy Yard Annual Exhibit, Boston, MA – 1984 through 1999
2002 Northeast Printmakers’ Biennial, Boston University – 2002
Three Printmakers 1st Annual Printmakers’ Exhibition, Sewanee University, Sewanee, TN – 2004
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH – 2008, exhibit and printmaking demonstration

Solo Exhibits

BAAK Gallery, Cambridge, MA – 1979
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA – 1980 and 1984
Crescent Pond Gallery, Block Island, RI – 1996
Jessie Edwards Studio, Block Island, RI – 1997, 2001, 2007
Clad-In Store, Stonington, CT – 2015

Awards

Ingram Merrill Foundation Award – 1973
Blanch E. Coleman Awards – 1983
Massachusetts Artist’s Fellowship – 1984

Current Galleries

Jessie Edwards Gallery, Block Island, RI
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please call us at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


Thistle & Isles – © Jeremy Barnard

Sweethaven Gallery

October 2 – October 27

Opening reception: October 5, 4–7pm

25L Inn Street – downtown Newburyport

By the fountain down the stairs

Light refreshments will be served


When I was young, I was interested, to the point of obsession, in all things Zen. Much to the chagrin of my parents, a large portion of my time reading was spent devouring books about Zen instead of the “classics”, on which they wished I would focus. My youthful preoccupation with Zen stayed with me, and continues to inform my passion for photography. I seem to exhibit an almost subconscious tendency to create images that ask more questions than they answer. This collection of photographs, which I am calling “Moments of Zen”, contains images that clearly demonstrate Zen’s enduring influence upon my life. Jeremy Barnard


Jeremy Barnard has been primarily a practitioner of black and white photography for the past forty plus years. He is self-taught, his craft having been molded and influenced by the photography and writings of some of the great masters. “My love affair with photography began when I developed my first roll of film and created my first print. I fell in love with the process, the magic.” His passionate pursuit of technical excellence has kept Jeremy involved in every step of the photographic process. He retains control even into the presentation stage by doing his own post processing, mounting, matting, and framing.

More than twenty-five years ago the computer made its appearance in Jeremy’s work environment. In the beginning he viewed it as an overly complex typewriter. As it began to insert itself into the world of photography it was easy to be skeptical about its photographic future, since the early results of digital imaging were disappointing. Things, as we now know, have changed radically in the digital world of photography. Output quality has surpassed that of film. At this point it has been over thirty years since Jeremy has shot a roll of film, and he’s not looking back.

Mr. Barnard’s approach to his work can best be described as an ongoing process of self-discovery. His photographs walk a fine line between abstraction and realism. “My process of observation begins with a wide view of my subject, seeing it in its environmental context. With the knowledge that my image will lack impact if I don’t get close enough, I ask myself what it is about the scene that captivates me, and I move in to isolate that element.” The resultant images possess the abstract qualities of shape and form. Jeremy prefers natural to artificial light, but has, over the years, learned to be comfortable in the studio. In his artistic work he prefers to make images that do not contain people. However, his images frequently contain evidence that people have been there, adding an element of mystery. “I like to make pictures that ask more questions than they answer.”

Artist/writer David Raymond wrote in Art New England that Barnard’s photographs “not only convey a sense of place, but a sense of time transcending place, his work is poetic in unexpected ways.”


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please call us at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.