APRIL 18 - MAY 14
works by Effie Malley

  • Reception / Meet the artist: Friday, May 5 / 5-8pm
  • Free and open to the public
  • Opening Reception coincides with Art Round Town.

In honor of Portsmouth’s 400th year anniversary, 3S Artspace held an open call for submissions by artists living or working in Portsmouth today. There was no shortage of talent and creativity. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the extraordinary artists selected to exhibit in the Lobby Gallery in 2023. All exhibited works are available for purchase, with revenue supporting both the artists and 3S.

Artist Statement
While silently experiencing environmental collapse, trees may also save us from destruction. Trees can be portrayed as bucolic; however, the striking images in my photos are to provoke people to look again and ultimately spend more time with trees. Individuals may come to view trees as sentient, rather than commodities of wood, oxygen, and shade. It may be a leap, but my hope is that people will feel more a part of the natural world, rather than a dominating exploitative force, and with eco-consciousness live more sustainably.

Effie Malley Bio
Effie Malley lives and works in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A native of New York, her formal photographic images pay homage to her frequent visits to museums there. Years spent studying photography and art history and working at the University of New Hampshire Museum of Art further developed her eye. Her style reflects influences from both classical and contemporary art. Although she currently works in color as a digital photographer, for years she studied and worked as a film photographer in black and white.

For Effie, landscapes and nature, as well as graffiti and everyday objects, are rich subjects which she brings to life working with light and shadows at different times of day and in different weather. For the last year — paralleling her work as a climate activist — she has developed a body of work portraying trees, photographing the forest at Odiorne Point State Park.

As a member of the NH Society of Photographic Artists, she recently exhibited in Concord at Kimball Jenkins and in the annual NHSPA show in Exeter.


Generously supported by:

3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.