Watercolor Society exhibition opens at Langdon House

May 30, 2019

Reality, Abstraction, and The Artist’s Eye: New England Watercolor Society Regional Exhibition is on view at Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from June 1 through October 13, 2019.

The juried exhibition features a diverse array of sixty colorful and dynamic watercolors, including landscape elements from rural to urban, undiscovered and unexplored moments in the region, and subjects that represent what it is to experience New England. The New England Watercolor Society’s history dates back to 1885, when it held its first exhibition in Boston with F. Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent as two of the twenty-seven charter members.

Celebrate the opening on June 1 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. See the exhibition on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as part of the hourly historic house tour ($8 adults/$7 seniors/$4 students) or as an Exhibition Only ticket ($5). The exhibition is also part of Portsmouth’s Art ‘Round Town gallery walk on the first Friday of every month, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Artist-in-Residence: Seth Berkowitz, whose work is featured in the exhibition, is the artist-in-residence at Langdon House this summer. His studio will be open Saturdays and Sundays throughout August, and he leads a watercolor workshop on August 10. Learn more.

See highlights from the exhibition below.

Exhibition Highlights

Karen Anne Baldauski, "Herring Gull Swooping Over Rugged Shore"

  • Karen Anne Baldauski, "Herring Gull Swooping Over Rugged Shore"

  • Seth Berkowitz, "The Esplanade"

  • Elizabeth Fawcett, "After the Rain"

  • Yvonne Hemingway, "Juicy Cantaloupe"

  • JoAnne Roach-Evans, "Eleven Brant Geese"

  • P. Anthony Visco, "Coastal Cliffs"