Postponed: Discover the Isles of Shoals through Art

Turner, Appledore

Tidepools Appledore, oil on linen, courtesy of Lainey and David McCartney.

with Wendy Turner ~ Day trip to Star Island & Appledore

CANCELLED due to High Swells


Portsmouth, New Hampshire… The Portsmouth Historical Society’s Wendy Turner ~ Island Light exhibition continues to bring fans to Discover Portsmouth to see the 35-year retrospective. Now, fans can travel with the painter to her muse – the Isles of Shoals – for a guided tour/day trip.

The Portsmouth Historical Society is teaming up with Star Island and the Shoals Marine Lab as we Join Wendy Turner on a walking tour of the Isles of Shoals. After a short boat ride from Portsmouth, take a guided walk around Star Island and visit the historic Oceanic Hotel. Guests will then hop over to Appledore Island, home of the Shoals Marine Laboratory. There we will visit Celia Thaxter’s home and garden, a favorite painting spot of many artists including American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam. The islands continue to be a popular spot for painters including Wendy Turner today. Limited tickets available. Lunch, boat ride, and admission to all locations is included. The island terrain requires moderate hiking exertion. Comfortable footwear and clothing is a must.

Visit the Wendy Turner ~ Island Light Exhibition, through September 30th at Discover Portsmouth Read more…

2016 Season Sponsors: Brown & Company Design; Devine Marketing Group

Exhibition Sponsors

All of our exhibitions and publications are made possible through the support of our membership and trustees. Many generous sponsors also helped underwrite this effort. We are most grateful to: Sea Hill Farm Alpacas, LLC; Kennedy Gallery and Custom Framing; Anne S. Howells Charitable Trust; Donahue, Tucker, and Ciandella, PLLC; Hoefle, Phoenix, Gormley & Roberts, P.A.; Piscataqua Savings Bank; SpeedPro; Charlotte Raymond Photography; Kate Crichton Imaging; Peter Turner Furnituremaker; Sea Rose Trap Company; Shoals Marine Laboratory; Star Island Corporation and the Fuller Foundation.​