In August 2018, Wes and his fiber artist wife Suzanne Connor held their first joint Open Studio. They called the event Gallery in the Garden because their pondside home has lush gardens leading down to the water’s edge. Wes is a long time flower gardener, and the couple plants over 500 annuals yearly along with maintaining a large perennial garden.
Gallery in the Garden 2018 was a great success, despite road work, an unexpected detour, and torrential rain Saturday morning. (Thank you again to everyone who came!) Wes and Suzanne have decided to make it an annual event, and invited guest artists in 2019, who were very well received. Due to Covid-19, Gallery in the Garden was not held in 2020. We missed everyone! Continuing the tradition, Galley in the Garden 2021 was held on July 31 - August 1, and guests came from as far away as Cape Cod. We've never received so many compliments on a show we've run. Invited guest artists were some of the most talented in New England, and attendance was up more than expected.
The 2022 show is shaping up beautifully. New artists Diane Louise Paul, Mija Kang, Christina Ronder and Alycia Matthews will be joining returning favorites James Takaki, Ann Morgan, R.P. Hale, Joy Raskin, and Genevieve Groesbeck. You can find links to all artists in the Guest Artist section below. The gardens change every year, and Suzanne is planning new color combinations. Plants are also chosen to attract pollinators - hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Feel free to bring your camera!
Joining the show in 2022 will be the amazing women from Girls At Work. Girls at Work, Inc. has worked with well over fifteen thousand girls, helping them build confidence, discover their self-worth, and find their voice. In their supportive environment, using power tools, girls are empowered and they gain a sense of accomplishment that lasts well beyond the build. We are honored to host and increase awareness of this organization and to support the craftswomen of tomorrow.
Suzanne and Wes cordially invite you to join us in 2022 on Saturday, July 30 from 10-5 and Sunday, July 31 from 10-4. Wander the gardens, purchase fine craft, relax with refreshments on the deck. For liability reasons, pets are not allowed at the event or in cars. Thank you for your understanding.
Gallery in the Garden is truly a one-of-a-kind setting for fine handcraft!
For more information, visit www.GalleryintheGardenNH.com
We’re located about 20 minutes north of Concord NH,
and very easy to find from Interstate 93.
Hope you will join us!
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