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Dover
Artstream Studios "Good Mail Day," 60 artists participating in a postcard format of 4x6 inches in an array of media.

Thru 12/30
Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant Art and Handmade Goods Holiday Faire features music, food, beer, and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts made by folks in the local art community. 10:00am to 4:00pm.

12/06 only
Dover Public Library Alex Mitchell, abstract acrylics.

Thru 11/30
Gallery 6 at Children's Museum of NH "Driven to Abstraction" invites viewers to solve the visual puzzles in front of them and decode their messages. Hint: There are no wrong answers. Fourteen regional artists are participating.

Thru 3/01
Exeter
Exeter Fine Crafts Deirdre Donnelly, unique symbolic jewelry inspired by her Celtic roots, with contemporary flair.

Thru 11/30
Exeter Public Library Barbara Busenbark, mountain landscape paintings in watercolor and oil, and quilts from the Seabreeze Quilter Guild.

Thru 11/30
Lamont Gallery "Strange Days: The Uncanny, the Curious & the Quite Possibly Magical," an exhibition of printmaking, painting and photography by artists including Haig Demarjian, Bill Franson, Angela Cunningham, and Pauline Lim.

Thru 12/13
Seacoast Artists Association Gallery "Small Works for Giving," all priced under $100.

Thru 12/27
Seacoast Artists Association Gallery Jaimes Faist, photographic artist specializing in landscape, abstract, and scenic fine-art images.

Thru 11/30
Zev Yoga Hol Mellema, collage works created with discarded sales receipts that have been reused, repurposed, reimagined. Hosted by Drift Gallery at Zev Yoga.

Thru 12/05
Kittery
Buoy "In the Road," plein air paintings by Ryan Kish and Conor Thompson based on their road trip from Los Angeles to Maine, exploring historical tropes of the American road, the zeitgeist of modernist landscape painting, and personal narrative.

Thru 1/05
Buoy Craft Fix! This annual craft fair tradition features creative crafts from artists across genres. Good and local. 11:00am to 5:00pm.

11/30 only
Kittery Art Association All-member show, "Tiny Treasures."

Thru 12/07
Morgan Gallery at Kittery Community Center "In, On, and Around the Water," featuring the local and atmospheric photographs of life-long photographer Betsy Wish.

Thru 11/30
Red Door Pottery Studio "Local Treasures, A Holiday Open House," featuring pottery made on site, jewelry and finger puppets, on Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in conjunction with nearby Art on the Hill open studios.

11/29 only
Wentworth Dennett Studios "Art on the Hill," open studios and visiting artists throughout Thanksgiving weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11/29–11/30
Manchester
Currier Museum of Art "M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion," one of the largest and most comprehensive retrospectives ever offered in the United States, with his best-known works of art, early family portraits, original preparatory sketches and more.

Thru 1/05
Currier Museum of Art "M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion," one of the largest and most comprehensive Escher retrospectives ever offered in the United States contains his best-known works of art, early family portraits, original preparatory sketches and more.

Thru 1/05
Newfields
Main Street Art "Color!," the art of Gaby Grossman and Rose Bryant, who have been collaborating since 2011.

Thru 12/31
Portsmouth
86 Pleasant Pop-Up Gallery Paintings and photography by Ali Goodwin, Kate Doyle, DeWitt Hardy and Ron Crusan, open on Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 4-8 p.m., and throughout December by appointment.

12/05–12/06
Discover Portsmouth Center Vintage Christmas Gingerbread House Contest, open to groups and individuals across the community.

12/02–12/20
Discover Portsmouth Center "Land of the Free" includes all 50 state paintings from the eponymous book, plus new works inspired by artist Jane Chapin's three-year painting journey across America. Proceeds benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Thru 12/22
Gallery 280 - Portsmouth Public Media Grand re-opening of the gallery, which shares a home with PPMtv. Celebrate with a reception for exhibiting artist Deb Cram and live music with People Like You. Exhibits will change monthly, gallery is open seven days a week.

12/04 only
Gallery 280 - Portsmouth Public Media "Reflect," a chance to look inward and forward with the photography of photojournalist Deb Cram.

12/04–1/04
Gallery at 100 Market Street "Guise, Garment & Textile," a group show of all media reflecting on how we reveal, disguise or embellish ourselves, and the narratives we create.

Thru 2/20
Gallery at 100 Market Street Opening reception for "Guise, Garment & Textile" from 5:00 to 8:00pm, in conjunction with Art 'Round Town.

12/05 only
Gateway Gallery at Great Bay Community College "Love Art Live Art," featuring the work of New Hampshire illustrator and graphic artist Libby Chase, including original art from "A Tail of Two Kitties."

Thru 1/30
Kennedy Gallery Wendy Turner, "Paintings of the Kittery Coast," from Appledore Island to Brave Boat Harbor, including close-up studies of rocks in her Rock Meditation series, balancing the energy of waves with the quieter side of the coast.

Thru 11/30
Nahcotta The exhibit by a trio of artists in November includes the horticulturally inspired Seacoast painter Michelle Morin, the contemplative figures of Amanda Blake, and the New York skyline as interpreted by Amanda Kavanagh.

Thru 11/30
Portsmouth Athenaeum The annual Proprietors' Show.

12/06–1/25
Portsmouth Athenaeum "Norma Bernstein Smith: Talented Artist, Adventuresome Spirit," an exhibit of paintings by the Paris-trained portraitist and founding member of the New Hampshire Art Association.

Thru 11/26
Portsmouth Public Library Clayton Emery--world traveler, writer and Jack-of-many-trades--exhibits custom action figures made by reassembling, molding and painting existing figures into new figures from his imagination. Includes workshop for kids Nov. 9 and adults Nov. 23.

Thru 11/30
RiverRun Bookstore Bring the kids for craft fun from the book "Art for All Seasons." Author Susan Schwake will be on hand to talk to parents, teachers, grandparents or anyone working with children making art about all the nature-inspired art adventures in her book.

12/06 only
Rochester
Rochester Public Library Jeannie Griffin-Peterka, paintings, drawings and both, layered on canvas, in conjunction with the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts.

Thru 11/29
Rye
Soo Rye Art Gallery "Exploring Pieces of Korea," eighteen Korean artists who live and work around New England present work in many mediums, from pottery and photographs to oil paintings and jewelry.

Thru 12/20
South Berwick
Emporium Framing and Art Gallery "Small Works Holiday Exhibit," featuring local and regional artists in a wide variety of mediums.

Thru 1/31
Emporium Framing and Art Gallery Opening reception for "Small Works Holiday Exhibit," in conjunction with the South Berwick Shop and Stroll annual downtown event, 5:00-8:00pm.

12/05 only
York
Chase's Garage Artist Studios & Gallery Studio artist and member exhibition.

Thru 12/21
George Marshall Store Gallery "You Are Here," invited New England artists.

Thru 12/28
York Art Association 44th Annual Open Juried Exhibit, juried by Jay McKean Fisher of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Thru 12/21
York Public Library "Ms. Behavior," Nancy Grace Horton's photographs investigate female gender roles as influenced by American culture and mass media.

12/01–12/31



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