Lobby for the Arts




Since 1997, The Provident Bank has offered its branch lobbies to showcase the work of local artists and artisans. 

We do this in recognition of the cultural and economical importance of art in our communities. The Lobby for the Arts program, now in it’s 20th year, is an ongoing series of local art exhibits displayed at all The Provident Bank branch lobbies. It receives no commissions for artwork sold and pays all expenses associated with the exhibit. The Provident Bank has been recognized for its commitment to building a creative community. In 2012 it was awarded the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA) Business in the Arts Award for its Lobby for the Arts Program and for its support of local arts and cultural organizations throughout the Seacoast New Hampshire region. Interested artists can click here for an application to exhibit.


Upcoming Artist Events


Jane Coder - Newburyport - Artist Reception February 23, 2017


Mary Lane - Amesbury


Hampton Public Schools - Hampton


Doris Rice & Pat Kennedy Corlin - Exeter - Artist Reception April 20, 2017


Lainie Senechal - Seabrook - Artist Reception March 23, 2017


Pam Traver - Portsmouth - Artist Reception April 27, 2017


Dee Lessard - Bedford - Artist Reception May 18, 2017


Past Artist Events


Linda Feinberg - November 3, 2016 (Bedford)


Tony Baldasaro - October 27, 2016 (Exeter)


Peg Lipin - October 20, 2016 - (Seabrook)


Jonathan MacAdam - October 6, 2016 (Amesbury)


Linda Dahlberg - August 18, 2016 (Newburyport)


Bill Moore - September 15, 2016 (Portsmouth)


Hannah Phelps - September 29, 2016 (Hampton)


Richard Morin - June 16, 2016 (Bedford)


Marianne Pernold - June 2, 2016 (Portsmouth)


Lisa Mitchell St. Clair - May 5, 2016 (Seabrook)


Great Bay Charter School - April 7, 2016 (Exeter)


Hampton Public Schools - March 10, 2016 (Hampton)


Pamela duLong Williams - February 18, 2016 (Newburyport)


Mary Carolyn Webber - January 21, 2016 (Amesbury)


Barbara Busenbark - November 12, 2015 (Seabrook)


Patsy Pratt and Natalie Rotman Cote - November 5, 2015 (Portsmouth)


Cori Caputo - October 29, 2015 (Hampton)


Lisa Ridabock - October 22, 2015 (Newburyport)


David Booth - October 8, 2015 (Exeter)


Muriel Angelil - September 17, 2015 (Amesbury)


Lennie Mullaney - August 6, 2015 (Portsmouth)


Shane Taylor - July 16, 2015 (Newburyport)


Wayne Griffith - July 9, 2015 (Hampton)


Debbie Shirley - June 25th, 2015 (Seabrook)


Lysa Burns - June 11th, 2015 (Amesbury)


Sandy McDermott and Wilhelmina Bradley - May 7th, 2015 (Exeter)


Newburyport High School Art Show 2015 - April 16th, 2015 (Newburyport) 


Youth Impressions Art Show 2015 - March 12th, 2015 (Hampton)


Alison Huber Jewett - February 19th, 2015 (Portsmouth)


A Visual Arts Collection from three New Hampshire Based Photographers - February 12th, 2015 (Exeter)


Creative Visions From Four - January 22nd, 2015 (Amesbury)


Seacoast Open Studio - December 4th, 2014 (Seabrook)


Colleen Forde - December 2nd, 2014 (Portsmouth)


Sandra Morrissey - November 18th, 2014 (Newburyport)


Jan Roy - November 13th, 2014 (Amesbury)


Elaine Natale - November 6, 2014 (Exeter)


Dawn Norris - September 25, 2014 (Newburyport)


Barbara Busenbark - September 11, 2014 (Seabrook)


Oleg Kompasov - September 4, 2014 (Portsmouth)


Patti Rae - August 28, 2014 (Amesbury)


Don Jalbert & Jacqueline Cunningham - August 21, 2014 (Exeter)


Christine Ryan - August 14, 2014 (Hampton)