Thursday, September 8, 2011

Retirement of Mary McGowan

Mary McGowan, founder of McGowan Fine Art is announcing her retirement. Founded over 31 years ago it is one of the states oldest galleries and the longest, single-owner businesses in downtown Concord.

Mary McGowan founded McGowan Fine Art in 1980 to showcase NH artists. “I wanted NH to recognize the quality of its artists, both established and emerging” said McGowan. “We have since gained a reputation for showing some of the most innovative work in NH.” In 1986 McGowan Fine Art relocated from her home to 10 Hills Avenue in Concord, where it continues to operate, expanding the gallery space and adding a frame shop.

Ms. McGowan turns the business over to director, Sarah Chaffee, who has been at the gallery since 1997. “Sarah has an eye for great art and an excellent reputation with artists. She has been a resource for colleges, organizations and clients. ” says McGowan. Amanda McGowan Lacasse, with the gallery since 2007, will succeed Mary in the corporate consulting. “Amanda has been working with corporation, developers as well as medical & retirement facilities. Her organizational skills and fresh eye have already helped so many to achieve a finished and professional environment.”

Please help celebrate Mary’s 31 years of promoting visual arts on Thursday, September 29 from 4 to 8 PM at the gallery. Many of the artists who have been affiliated with the gallery over the years will be showing recent work. They will also be attending to add to the festive evening. Come join us!

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