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 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2017 Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

EXHIBITION HISTORY

2017

2016

Three-Person Exhibition, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH. July 2016.  July 1-30.

  • Summer Exhibition and Painting Demonstration, Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. 
  • Home and Nature, Kimball Union Academy, January 2016.  Solo Exhibition
  • Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH. March 2016.
  • What Goes Around, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH. April 2016.
  • DeCordeva Museum, Corporate Art Program Lender since 1996.
  • Work in ongoing exhibit at Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont; Van Ward Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine; George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, Maine; McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH; Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH.

2015

  • Salon Show, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
  • 20th Anniversary Show, George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbour, ME.
  • Group Exhibition, Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth, NH.  
  • Bouquets of the Seasons, Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.  Solo show and demonstration, August.
  • Enormous Tiny Art, Winter 2015
  • Love, Lust, and Desire, McGowan Fine Art, Winter 2015

2014

  • Exhibition with John Bonner, the Winery, Bedford, NH (via McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH)
  • Solo show, Life Observed, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
  • Exposition en milieu de travail / Exhibition in the Workplace, Longbow, Toronto.
    Exposition en milieu de travail / Exhibition in the Workplace, Longbow, Montréal Beaux arts des Ameriques, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Group Show, Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
  • Spreading the Word, Group Exhibition, George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME
  • Enormous Tiny Art (ETA) 15, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
  • Love, Lust, and Desire, McGowan Fine Arts, Concord, NH
  • DeCordeva Museum, Corporate Art Program Lender since 1996.

2013  

  • Winter Expectations, George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME
  • New to the Gallery, McGowan Fine Arts, Concord, NH
  • Love, Lust, and Desire, McGowan Fine Arts, Concord, NH.
  • Enormous Tiny Art (ETA) 13 and 14, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH.
  • DeCordeva Museum, Corporate Art Program Lender since 1996.

2012           

  • Group Exhibition, Left Bank Gallery, Orleans, MA
  •  Exhibition in the Workplace, S & C Assurances, Montreal, QC.  Curator: Beaux-arts des Ameriques.
  •  New Media/Fresh Paint II, New Art Center, Newton, MA          
  • Solo Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH.
  • DeCordeva Museum, Corporate Art Program Lender since 1996.
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2011

  • From the Garden to the Kitchen, George Marshall Gallery, York, ME.  
  • DeCordeva Museum, Corporate Art Program Lender since 1996.      

2010

  •  10 Year Anniversary Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH.
  • 2010...Paintings:  Realism to Abstraction. Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, Maine.
  • DeCordeva Museum, Corporate Art Program Lender since 1996.

2009 

  •  Sense and Sensibility, solo exhibition. George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME
  • Seasonal Show.  Van Ward Gallery; Ogunquit, ME and Andover, MA.
  • DeCordeva Museum, Corporate Art Program Lender since 1996.

2008  

  •  Petit Choses, Fine Art of the Americas, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Artists Environments, Coolidge Center for the Arts, Portsmouth, NH
  • Summer Exhibition, Van Ward Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
  • Road Trip, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
  • August Landscape Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
  • Ogunquit Land Preservation Annual Art Auction, Ogunquit, ME
  • Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
  • Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2007           

  • Summer Exhibition, Van Ward Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
  • May Flowers, solo exhibition, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
  • Second Annual Flower Exhibition, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
  • Momentum V, George Marshall Store Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2006           

  • Home Exhibition, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
  • Benefit Auction, Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME A Show of White, Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH
  •  21st Century Painting in New Hampshire, Kimball Jenkins Museum, Concord, NH and
  •  Plymouth State College
  • Inside Looking Out, solo exhibition. Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
  • The Flower Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH.

2005           

  • Accord VI, George Marshall Gallery, York, ME
  • Recent Drawings by Craig Hood and Amy Brnger, New England College, Henniker, NH
  • Gallery Show, Gallery Cornucopia, Orleans, MA
  • Summer Landscape Show, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH           
  • Cornucopia, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
  • In The Garden, Wentworth Coolidge Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
  • Art Appeal, UNH Art Gallery, Durham, NH
  • Art To Go, Seacoast Outright, Durham, NH

2004           

  • Group Landscape Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
  • Drawing Show, Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH
  • 32 Degrees (Reflections of Winter), George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
  • Amy Brnger & Niels Burger, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH.

2003            

  • Whispers of the Orient, Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH           
  • Seacoast Outright Art Walk, Paul Creative Arts Center, Durham, NH
  •  Relatives, Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH
  •  Neither Black Nor White (Drawing Exhibition), The Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
  •  Art Appeal, UNH Art Gallery, Durham, NH
  •  On The Table, Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH
  • Landscapes of Interpretation, Case Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2002

  • National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas
  • 100 Market Street Summer show, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Birds, Bugs, Beasts, and Blossoms, Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Celebrating Drawing, George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME.
  • 100 Market Street Winter Show, 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH.
  • 2002 Midwest Winter Landscape Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI.

2001           

  • 100 Market Street Winter Show, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Robin Hill Show House, Kennebunkport, ME.
  • Good Enough To Eat, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME.

2000           

  • 100 Market Street Fall Show, Portsmouth, NH.
  • National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. 

1999     

  • 1999 National Small Works Show, Canton Artists Guild, Canton, CT.

1998           

  • Related by Marriage, George Marshall Gallery, York, ME.

1997           

  • In the Land We Trust, George Marshall Gallery, York, Maine.
  • Kobe Landscapes (with Craig Hood), Rokko Island, Kobe, Japan
  • Recent Paintings (with Craig Hood and Wada Naoko).  Kobe Institute, Kobe, Japan

1996           

  • The Bowery Gallery: Nat. Competition, Bowery Gallery, NY, NY.   Juror: Gabriel Laderman

1994           

  • Alumni Exhibition, University Art Galleries, Paul Creative Arts Center, UNH
  • American Drawing Biennial IV, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Juror: Peter Plagens.

1992           

  • National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York City. Juror: Paul Georges. 

1991           

  • National Competition Exhibition of 2 Dimensional Work, Bowery Gallery, NY,NY.  Juror: Nell Blaine.

1990           

  • New Dimensions: Recent Work by UNH Art Alumni, University Art Galleries, UNH
  • Still Life, Graham Horstman Gallery, Denton, Texas.

1989           

  • Benefit Auction and Show, The Blackthorne Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

1988           

  • A Christmas Show, The Blackthorne Gallery, Portsmouth, NH. 
  • First Street Selects, First Street Gallery, New York City.  Juror: James McGarrell.

1987           

  • A Christmas Show, The Blackthorne Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
  • A Self-Portrait Show, The Gallery Terramagra, Portsmouth, NH. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Flower painting classes and workshops.  Sanctuary Arts, Eliot, ME. 

Independent workshops, landscape and flower painting. Portsmouth, NH.

 

GRANTS/ AWARDS/COMMISSIONS

2010           

NH Council for the Arts, Public Art Commission, Laconia Court House, Laconia, NH.

2009           

NH Council for the Arts, Public Art Commission, Revenue Administration Building,

Lebanon, NH.

2005           

Commission for series of six landscape paintings, The Ridge—a supported living community, Exeter, NH

2003           

NH Council for the Arts, Public Art Commission, Dover Court House

2000           

Wichita Center for the Arts, Honorable Mention

1991           

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation - grant for painting. 

1989           

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation - grant for painting.

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS

  • 2016            Other Lives: Finding the Perfect Balance, Portsmouth Herald, February 4, 2016.
  • 2014             Enormous Tiny Art at Nahcotta, NH Magazine, May 2014
  • 2012             New Works by Amy Brnger at Nahcotta, Seacoast Magazine, May 30, 2012
  • 2012             Amy Brnger: Sense and Sensibility, Maine Art Scene Magazine, 2012
  • 2006            21st Century Painting in New Hampshire Exhibition, catalogue
  • 2006            NEC Drawing Show Review, Art New England, Winter 2006 (reviewed by Margaret McCann)
  • 2006             Take time to see 'The Flower Show', Ann Bryant, The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH
  • 2004            Two Landscape Shows, The Wire, Portsmouth, NH
  • 2004            Brnger, Burger, A Colorful Pair at Nahcotta, Portsmouth Times & Seacoast Times
  • 2003            Firehouse Gallery Hosts Varied Collection, Lincoln County News
  • 2002            Celebrating Drawing Shows What Fine Line Pencil Can Wield, Portsmouth Herald
  • 2002            A Special Place: George Marshall Store Gallery Opens Spring Season with a "Celebration          of   Drawing', York Weekly
  • 2001            Robin Hill Decorator’s Show House Exhibition Printed Material, York, ME
  • 1997            George Marshall Store Exhibit Celebrates the Land Around Us, Spotlight/The Portsmouth Herald

EDUCATION

Masters in Education, Adventure Learning, Plymouth State University

Masters of Arts, Counseling, University of New Hampshire

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, University of New Hampshire

 

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I have painted still life, flowers, and landscape for as long as I have been an artist.  The three genres have always interested me, mainly because I use nature as a vehicle, or an excuse, to paint, and I enjoy painting places and things in which I am familiar or curious. With my interiors, still life and landscape are often paired together, as both influence one another equally, in my mind.  These subjects are strongly related, since the kinds of still life objects I often choose to paint are themselves directly derived from the landscape: flowers; leaves; fruits and vegetables; bird's nests, etc. I also enjoy painting flowers and food on their own.  All images are painted rapidly, in an effort to capture the changing nature of organic forms.

My landscape paintings are also a way to record and enjoy the region where I reside.   The seacoast region of NH is made up of varying vistas: small neighborhoods; cities; towns; woods; some beautiful and some ugly.   My world is representative of many similar places in the United States, yet it is special to me.   I enjoy being outside and painting, whatever the image, as I am immersed with the places in which I am most familiar.