Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Exhibit Runs: September 26th through December 1, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, November 9th from 5-7pm​ 

Gateway Gallery at GBCC: 

picture of ocean

Portsmouth:  Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH is pleased to feature the watercolor paintings of Vermont artist, Tony Conner at their Gateway Gallery located at the College’s Portsmouth campus at the Pease Tradeport.  The exhibit will run from September 26th through December 1, 2017.  The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, November 9th from 5-7 PM. Light refreshments will be provided by the GreenBean.

Mr. Conner works from direct observation, and frequently paints en plein air, capturing the essential element of the landscape. Watercolor is his medium of choice as he enjoys the process of engaging in a dialog between the paint and the rhythmic fluidity of the water. Many of the works featured in this exhibition represent a fresh perspective on the familiar New England landscape and seascape. 


His work has been included in juried exhibitions such as New England Watercolor Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Biennial National Exhibition and Rhode Island Watercolor Society National Watermedia Exhibition. He frequently participates in juried plein air painting competitions and has won several awards, notably first prize in the Cape Ann Plein Air Quick Draw in 2016.

Tony states “My landscape paintings reveal how a moment in time is reflected in the character of the season, time of day or condition of light. Times of transition-especially those transitions form season to season- are especially captivating to me, since distinct moments are revealed in subtle, yet unmistakable contrasts”.


More Info

Information on each artist and their work can be found in the gallery.

For more information on the exhibit or the reception contact Annette Cohen at (603) 427-7665 or  All visitors to the Gallery are encouraged to sign the guest book. The Gallery is open during regular college hours and is free to the public.​