Watercolor Artist Byron Carr

Contoocook watercolor artist Byron Carr will be demonstrating at our August Meeting.

 Byron has taught and done demonstrations for 20 years. His exuberant approach and sense of humor help take the fear out of painting with watercolor. He will show you how to slop, splash, splatter, scrub and spray your way to a finished painting.

Byron Carr’s latest methods include painting “en plein air”, by working outside, on location.  The changing light conditions limit the observation time to two hours or less, in order to capture the essence of a scene and its visual impression.  Byron then uses many of these works as reference for larger pieces that he creates in his studio.

Byron is a member of the Lakes Region Art Association and the NH Plein Air Painters. Our August meeting will be held at the Woodside Building at Taylor Community at 7:00 PM, and is open to the public. Check out Byron's website: www.cbgallery.com/byroncarr.htm

Annual Members Show Winners!

Top honors went to Belmont resident BJ Eckardt for her piece “Reach,” winning “Best in Show” and 1st place in the oil painting category. The 24” x 36” painting depicts a skyward view into the branches of an apple tree, filled with fruit ripe for picking. Ms. Eckardt has been an active member of the Association and is honored by the awarded.

The other award winners in this popular event are: Oils: 2nd Place, Daniel Roberge; 3rd Place, Marcia Litchfield; Acrylics: 1st Place, Robert Emory; 2nd Place, Jackie H. Roy; Watercolor: 1st Place, Nancy Lane; 2nd Place, Wendy Wilson; Mixed Media: 1st Place, Richard Mundy; Drawing: 1st Place, Marilee Sundius, 2nd Place, Amy Parker; Photography: 1st Place, Phyllis M. Meinke; 2nd Place, Mahdy Harb; Pastel: 1st Place, Ed Rushbrook; 2nd Place, Duane Hammond; Sculpture: 1st Place, Kimberly JB Smith; Printmaking: 1st Place, Wendy Wilson; 2nd Place, Ruth C. Webb; and Digital Graphic Art: 1st Place, Marian Federspiel.


LRAA Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 • 5:30 pm

LRAA Art Gallery, Tanger Outlet, Tilton

Members Meeting
Monday, August 21, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Members Meeting @ The Woodside Building

The Taylor Home, Laconia, NH

LRAA Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 • 5:30 pm

LRAA Art Gallery, Tanger Outlet, Tilton

Members Meeting
Monday, Septmeber 17, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Members Meeting @ The LRAA Tanger Art Gallery, Tanger Outlet, Tilton


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Thank you to the Bank of New Hampshire for being our Major Show Sponsor this year! Picture left with Events Committee Chair, Vynnie Hale and President, Jean Kennedy, is Dona G. Murray - Vice President, Investment Officer, representing the Bank of NH. Dona and Bank President, Mr. Paul Falvery stopped by the Opening Reception.

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2017 Annual Members Show
LRAA Art Gallery, Tanger Outlets

Tilton, NH - August 4th - September 10th, 2017

Ongoing Private Artist Shows
LRAA Art Gallery, Tanger Outlets, Tilton, NH

Stop in for a visit!

"Mystery Bag" Challenge Show
LRAA Art Gallery, Tanger Outlets

Tilton, NH - October 6th - November 5th, 2017

Click HERE for Registration form and more information.



General history and description of the organization along with our mission statement and list of board members.


Here is where you will find everything that relates to membership with our organization.

- Various Forms

- Meeting Dates & Times


Many of our artists provide samples of their artwork and contact information to be featured on our website. Visiting this page will give you a peak at many of the talented individuals involved with LRAA.


A listing of all our current and ongoing events for the organization. Information about our monthly presentations, Artist of the Month Series, Workshops, Shows and so much MORE!

Under this page you will also access:

- Our Calendar (in a calendar format)

- Great Links - a resource listing of galleries,

   call for entries, shopping, and more.

- Past Presenters contact information

- Present & Past

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LRAA opened the members gallery in the Fall of 2015. Over 30 of our artists are featured there and details of current and upcoming shows, special events and workshops can be found visiting this page.

Also members can find all the details about participating in the gallery and its events and shows.



Artist of the Month!

Check out our Newsletter to find out where these artists are on display!


"Mystery Bag" Challenge

October 6th - November 5th

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Registration information!

3- Day Dynamic Watercolor Workshop

with Marjorie Glick

October 6, 7 & 8th, 2017

LRAA Art Gallery, Tanger Outlets, Tilton, NH

$325 for all 3 days - space is limited.

For more information or to register contact Gerri: workshops@lraanh.org

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Acrylic Painting 5-class Workshop

with Polly Berlin, Artist

Tuesdays, August 15, 22, 29, Sept. 12, 19

Time: 1:00 - $3:30 FEE: $150 space is limited.

Supplies not included

LRAA Art Gallery, Tanger Outlets, Tilton, NH

For more information, a list of supplies or to register contact Polly at lakeartist@metrocast.net

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Laconia, NH 03246

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