Aug 13

84th Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

From the League of NH Craftsmen's website:

Starting the first Saturday in August and running for nine days, the Annual Craftsmen's Fair showcases the work of some of the finest craftspeople in the country. The Fair is the place to explore how design and passion inspire our lives. See and shop for one-of-a-kind fine craft that is both beautiful and functional. Meet the makers and learn about their vision and passion for their craft.

The Fair is open from 10 am - 5 pm each day, so come by and visit at the Mt. Sunapee Resort, Newbury, NH!

Sep 1

Late August - Seascapes and Landscapes Art Workshop on Appledore Island

Plein Air Paintings and a White-line Woodcut Print and Block on Appledore Island from August 2015

Plein Air Paintings and a White-line Woodcut Print and Block on Appledore Island from August 2015

Join acclaimed painter Wendy Turner, and me for an unforgettable 5 days of artmaking on the magical Appledore Island.

To sign up, click here!

From the Shoals Marine Laboratory website:

Since the late nineteenth century, Appledore Island has been a haven for both amateur and professional artists - painters, poets, musician, and more! In this tradition we invite you to join us for a week of drawing, painting, printmaking and photography. This workshop is an opportunity for anyone interested in visual art to use the rugged seascapes and landscapes of the Isles of Shoals as their palette.

Instruction for all levels in watercolor, oil or acrylic. Daily demos and reviews along with a focus on composition, color and using photography as source material, as well as photography as its own art form. Suggested materials list will be provided after registration. Photography walks, evening or rainy day printmaking instruction, and an art exhibition along with opportunities to learn about marine life and explore Appledore Island will round-out the week’s activities to enjoy while immersed in nature. Bring your own art supplies or camera and work at your own pace, while taking in the sights and sounds of Appledore Island.

Read this short article by the Peabody Essex Museum about Seascapes and Landscapes on Appledore Island, with testimonials from past participants: Click here to read!

“I return each summer because my body registers the joy I feel when I am there. It is exciting to be in this natural painting environment with scientists at the Marine Lab who can open your eyes to aspects and elements of the environment you’ve not noticed.” - Barbara Houston


10:00 am10:00

Art on the Common, Hampton Falls, NH

Cutts Island Marsh, jigsaw reduction woodblock print

Cutts Island Marsh, jigsaw reduction woodblock print

Hampton Falls 2nd Annual
Juried Fine Art Show on the Common

From Art on the Common Website:

The Town of Hampton Falls, Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to present the second annual Art on the Common, on the beautiful Hampton Falls Common. Some of the finest artists in New England will be exhibiting. It will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 10 AM to 5 PM, in historic Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. The rain date, if necessary, will be Sunday, June 4.

Visit their facebook page for updates and a map!

May 7

White-line Woodcut Workshop

White-line Woodcut Print in Progress

White-line Woodcut Print in Progress


Price:      $175, includes materials               
When:     May 6 & 7, 2017
Where:    D.M. Penny Press, LLC
                250 Commercial Street
                Suite 2005D
                Manchester, NH
Time:       10 am - 4 pm each day

Want to learn a fun, simple printmaking technique that can be done anywhere?

Award-winning printmaker, Hannah Phelps, will guide you through the process step-by-step over two days.
All materials will be provided.

Just bring your ideas and you will leave with one or two completed prints, plus the knowledge and skills to make more on your own after the weekend is over!

In case you don't know what a white-line woodcut is, I've written about it here.

11:00 am11:00

Button Factory Open Studios - December 3 & 4


I will have a guest spot at the Button Factory's Annual Open Studio Event!

855 Islington Street in Portsmouth, NH.
December 3 & 4
11 - 5 both days

I will be on the 3rd floor to the right of studio 315.

From the Button Factory's website:

Hear it comes again….the 30th annual Button Factory Open Studios, one of the oldest and most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events on the Seacoast.  Some of the finest artist and craftsmen in the Seacoast have studios at the Button Factory, Portsmouth’s original center for arts and crafts. 
This yearly opportunity to visit the artists, explore their private studios, and purchase their work will occur on December 2, 3, and 4.  These artists have earned prominence in their fields and represent a range of disciplines, including painting, photography, jewelry, art furniture and bookbinding.  Joining them on Saturday and Sunday will be artists and craftsmen from all over New England who have been selected by a jury for this event.
On Saturday and Sunday juried artists join the excitement with booths set up throughout the sprawling, three-level former factory building.  Explore the various studios and you will find that each one reflects the artist’s creative personality.  Follow the labyrinth of hallways and discover a truly eclectic group of over 70 artists and craftspeople displaying unique handcrafted items. Among this year’s offerings are paintings, pottery, jewelry, handmade furniture, fine art photography, scarves and wearables, birdhouses, fiber arts and much more.
Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4,  Hours 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
How to get there: The Button Factory is located on Islington Street in Portsmouth, across from Plaza 800 and the Hannaford Supermarket (formerly Pic 'n' Pay) Bank of America, and COAST bus stop, only a short drive from the Portsmouth Traffic Circle.
Nov 6

NH Open Doors

Cutts Island Marsh, jigsaw reduction woodblock print

Cutts Island Marsh, jigsaw reduction woodblock print

A New Hampshire Shopping and Touring Event!

I will have paintings, prints, and cards at the DM Penny Press from 10-5 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday!

250 Commercial Street
Suite 2005D
Manchester, NH 03101

Oct 10

Paradise City Northampton

Three County Fairgrounds
Indoors and Under Tents
54 Old Ferry Road
Northampton, MA 01060

Show Hours:
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
Monday: 10 am-4 pm

From the Paradise City Arts Festival website:

Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art. Our shows provide artists with an exciting and sophisticated marketplace for fine handmade work. Paradise City Arts Festivals, via its shows, biannual magazine and website at, is a unique and comprehensive resource for imaginative shoppers, art lovers, homeowners, galleries and decorators.

Welcome to a world overflowing with fresh ideas for home decorating, personal adornment, one-of-a-kind gifts and building a collection. Discover original works in furniture, jewelry, art glass, garden sculpture, ceramics, fashion design, painting and more, all made by Paradise City artists in their studios just for you.

5:30 pm17:30

Lobby for the Arts

Appledore Spray, jigsaw reduction woodblock print

Appledore Spray, jigsaw reduction woodblock print

The Provident Bank
321 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH, 03842  

5:00 pm17:00

Open Doors Trolley Tour

Printmaker at work from the Boston Public Library's collection of dioramas. Monsieur Forain will not be in attendance.

Printmaker at work from the Boston Public Library's collection of dioramas.
Monsieur Forain will not be in attendance.

DM Penny Press is joining many other art-related Manchester businesses for Trolley Tours this year! From the Open Doors Manchester Website:

These popular (and free) Trolley Nights, a community endeavor of the Majestic Theater, are organized each year to celebrate the amazing diversity of artistic expression and dynamic museum experiences that the city of Manchester has to offer. Two trolleys will circulate the same route between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., The trolleys start at Langer Place at 5:00 p.m., but you can hop on at any designated stop.
Most venues are within walking distance of each other, and you are also welcome to drive or walk the route at any time.

Please follow the directions on the DM Penny Press site to find us!

D.M. Penny Press LLC
250 Commercial Street
Suite 2005-D
Manchester NH 03101


10:00 am10:00

Open Studio at DM Penny Press

Prints and blocks at DM Penny Press

Prints and blocks at DM Penny Press

Just an informal opportunity for you to see the studio and talk to me and see some prints. I'll have some things available for purchase but if you are interested in something specific, contact me to make sure I have it with me that day.

Come by and say hello!

D.M. Penny Press LLC
250 Commercial Street
Suite 3005-D
Manchester NH 03101

The best directions to find the building and then the studio inside are on the DM Penny Press website - click here!

Dec 5

Evergreen Fair

 Evergreen Fair

Memorial Union Building, UNH
83 Main Street
Durham NH

December 3, 4, & 5, 2015

Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Nov 8

NH Open Doors

NH Open Doors

 D.M. Penny Press LLC

at the The Waumbec Mill
250 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Saturday, November 7, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 8, 11 am - 5 pm


Directions from the D.M. Penny Press website:


D.M. Penny Press LLC is located at 250 Commercial Street, Mancherster NH 03101


The studio is located on the 3rd floor of the Waumbec Mill building, Suite 3005-D2. To access by stairs, use the North Entrance, when you get to the third floor continue around the corner as if you where going to the 4th floor. The entrance to the floor in on your right. Halfway down the hallway, on the right are a set of double doors marked Executive Suites 3005 A-G. Enter this hallway, the studio is in 3005-D2.


For elevator access, you need in enter from the Middle/Main entrance on Commercial street. Go past the stairs, and follow the ramp down to the rear hallway, take a right, the elevator is half way down on the left. Take the elevator to the third floor. On exit, go straight, then left, follow to the end, then turn left followed by a quick right, and then straight ahead and you will see the Executive Suites entrance.