LRAA’s February free art winner

  • LRAA artist Bev Shanley (left) presents her impressionistic view of “Poppies” to Bill Dawson of Northfield, who, with his wife, often stop by the art gallery to see artwork on display by area’s local artists. Courtesy

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Bill Dawson of Northfield was February’s lucky winner of the Lakes Region Art Association (LRAA) fine arts drawing for a framed artwork titled, “Poppies,” by local artist Beverly Shanley. Anyone – 18 or over – can win the monthly drawing by just stopping into the LRAA Art Gallery located at Tanger Outlets and registering for the drawing.

Bill and his wife, Florence, visit the art gallery quite frequently as they often “walk” the outlets as part of a regular exercise routine. They like the opportunity to not only get some exercise in but to do a bit of “window shopping” at the outlet stores. One of their favorite stores to stop into is the LRAA Art Gallery because they not only appreciate art but also enjoy the fact that the gallery exhibits only New Hampshire artists and in particular, Lakes Region artists. Florence likes to buy cards there as well and they often chat with the artists who staff the gallery as they check out the artwork. They recommend that people who appreciate art stop by the gallery to see talent displayed by local artists and appreciate what “buying local” has to offer in the area of original art and artistic styles.