Updates on gallery exhibits, local artists, and art news in the New Hampshire Seacoast.
Bubs Skateboard Shop in Newmarket, NH, is hosting an art show on June 11.

Bubs Skateboard Shop in Newmarket is upholding the long tradition of uniting skateboarding and art with a one-night show featuring about a dozen artists on Saturday.

Art-Speak gave its State of the Arts presentation to the Portsmouth City Council on June 6.

The good news: Portsmouth has a vibrant arts and cultural community that generates tens of millions of dollars in economic activity each year. The bad news: That money does not necessarily make it back to the local arts organizations or artists, who are finding it increasingly difficult to live and work in the Port City. That was the gist of Art-Speak’s State of the Arts presentation to the Portsmouth City Council on Monday.

Photography by Michael Winters is on display at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.

A roundup of exhibits opening at local galleries on Friday as part of the monthly Art 'Round Town event in downtown Portsmouth.

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts presents "Recovering the Classics" this month.

New art exhibits are opening this weekend with events in Rochester, Dover, and Exeter.

Photography by Nancy Grace Horton is on display at Engine in Biddeford, Maine

Seacoast photographer Nancy Grace Horton's new solo show, "That's What She Said," opens on Friday, May 27, at Engine in Biddeford, Maine. The show is focused on gender roles and includes photos of local drag persona Bunny Wonderland.

Ned Roche, co-founder of Chases Garage in York, Maine.

After a winter’s worth of work, the gallery at Chases Garage in York, Maine, reveals unexpected connections among its artists. Although each studio is very different, common themes emerge when spaces and ideas are shared. Those themes are on display as the gallery kicks off its summer season with a new exhibit.

"Peeky Toe" by Jamie Wyeth at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

A preview of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art’s 2016 season, which opens with a slate of new exhibits on May 1.

“Talented Women,” the new exhibit at Camera Commons in Dover, showcases the work of four regional photographers with serious talent.

The enduring appeal of Charles Sawyer’s hand-painted photographs is on display at the Woodman Museum.

The arts are at the center of several prominent debates involving Portsmouth's growth. Some conversations have been more constructive than others.