Gallery 6

13 Moons: An Abenaki Child's Year

MOSAIC: Exploring Our Multicultural Neighborhood
March 4 - Labor Day, 2017

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s upcoming Gallery 6 art exhibition aims to promote appreciation and inclusion of other cultures through the arts.

Native Americans have occupied the region known as New England for approximately 10,000 years. The 2017 MOSAIC program aims to raise visitors' awareness and stimulate their curiosity to know more about the culture of the indigenous people who lived here before the arrival of Europeans. The exhibition and related programs will focus primarily on the culture, traditions, habitats and aspects of the everyday life of a child living in an Abenaki Village. Using photography, drawings, diagrams, scale models, artifacts, text, and stories/myths that illustrate the Abenaki experience, the exhibition will be structured around the thirteen months of the lunar calendar. Exhibiting artists include Vita Lane, Teri Weidner, Robert Squire, Taylore Kelly, Jeannie Brett, Joe Reardon and Tess Feltes.

Call for Art Fall 2017

Fresh Paint: Showcasing Emerging Visual Artists
September 16, 2017 to November 26, 2017

The word “ emerging” calls to mind the image of a seed breaking through the earth into the sunshine, thriving in its exposure to light. The Children’s Museum of NHis pleased to announce an opportunity for emerging visual artists to display their work in a gallery setting during autumn 2017. We are inviting applications in all 3D visual arts media from emerging artists- anyone at least 18 years old who is growing as an artist.

This juried show will give burgeoning new talent an opportunity to share their fresh vision and display work in a professional gallery setting to be seen by thousands of visitors of all ages.

Entry Guidlines

  • Gallery 6 is a bright and attractive venue located in Dover, NH. It hosts thousands of visitors of all ages and has as its mission the goal of bringing the highest quality professional art to the community.
  • We are particularly looking for works that can be hung on the walls that does not exceed 36" x 48” and does not exceed 15 pounds, and are suitably framed and wired. If the work has a 3 dimensional component, it must not have sharp or pointed edges or splinters.
  • All artwork must be appropriate for a young audience.
  • The CMNH charges a 10% a commission for work sold. All transactions are between the artist and the buyer and the artwork must remain for the duration of the show.
  • Each artist may submit a maximum of 5 entries.
  • Electronic submission - Digital images in 300 dpi jpeg format are preferred for judging.
  • Work must be properly labeled on the back with the artist's name, title of work, medium and price.
  • There is no cost to submit.
  • Images for the Fall exhibition must be received no later than July 31.
  • Images should be sent to: Tess Feltes, Curator Gallery 6 CMNH

Liability: Work will be handled with all possible care, but the Children’s Museum will not be responsible for loss or damage from any cause. Submitting work will imply agreement on the part of the artist with the condition.

Notification of accepted work will be sent through email. Artwork selected for the the Fresh Paint exhibition must be delivered to the Children’s Museum of NH by September 12th unless other arrangements have been made.

Gallery 6 Mission

Gallery 6 exhibitions celebrate and promote the arts in New Hampshire and beyond. The gallery space is designed to blend into the Children's museum of New Hampshire Studio space where children's artwork hangs, connecting the playful creativity of children to the serious investigations of artists. Our high-caliber exhibitions are often based on a theme that has relevance to other Children's Museum of New Hampshire exhibits, that promotes creativity or is of particular interest to families.

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire schedules 4-6 exhibits a year and has these exhibitions planned many months in advance.

Gallery 6 is open during regular Children's Museum of New Hampshire hours and there is no charge to view the exhibit. (Those wishing to visit the rest of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire as well must pay regular admission.)

Gallery 6 is supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Fuller Foundation and Georgia-Pacific.



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