Projects & Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design, Boscawen, NH: “Heads Up: The Many Hats Women Wear,” group exhibition; 2023

League of NH Craftsmen Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, Newbury, NH: “Art, Craft and Design” juried group exhibition; 2022.

Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design, Boscawen, NH: “Where Were You When,” community mail art postcard project; 2021

League of NH Craftsmen Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, Newbury, NH: “Living with Crafts,” juried group exhibition; 2017, 2016.

The Gallery at League Headquarters, Concord, NH: “Pushing the Limits,” juried group exhibition; 2017; “Bowl Me Over,” juried group exhibition; 2016; “Continuing the Tradition,” juried group exhibition; 2016.

Artist Knot Gallery, Andover, NY: “American Celtic,” invitational group exhibition; 2012.

Holy Nativity Church, Los Angeles, CA: “American Celtic,” invitational group exhibition; 2011.

McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH: “Love, Lust & Desire II,” juried group exhibition; 2010.

Franklin Mint Museum, Franklin Center, PA: “Reflections of the Emerald Isle: An Exhibition of Irish Art,” invitational group exhibition; 2002.

New England College Gallery, Henniker, NH: “Mythic Proportions,” solo exhibition; 2002.

Gallery at Wren, Bethlehem, NH: “Geometric Incantations,” solo exhibition; 2001.

New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH: “Biennial 2001,” juried group exhibition; 2001.

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IO: “A Question of Faith,” juried group exhibition; Juror: Eleanor Heartney, contributing editor, Art in America; 2001.

Awards, Honors, and Organizations

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen: Juried member in the wood media category, since 2015.

Guest Lecturer: National Science Bowl, U.S. Department of Energy, Chevy Chase, MD. I spoke on the topic: “Fairest Mysterious: Standing at the Cradle of True Art and Science”, exploring mathematics as a source of creative inspiration in the fine arts; 2004.

Artist Residency & Fellowship: Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL. I was awarded a Ragdale Foundation/NEA Fellowship for residency, travel and stipend, for a four week stay at Ragdale in spring of 2002.

Kickham Watercolor Award: Juror’s award for my entry in the “Biennial 2001” exhibition. New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

Selected Publications

Airmid’s Journal: A Journal of Irish Foraging, Folklore, Myths, Magic, and Remedies. Wild Awake, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland. Black and white interior artwork for Issue 4, March, 2022.

Journal of Undergraduate Research: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Washington, DC. Design and copy editing for Vol. III, 2003.

Celtic Connections Magazine: Weymouth, England. “Artwork by Lisa Laughy”: article, cover artwork, black and white interior illustrations for Issue 33, Winter, 2000.

PARABOLA Magazine: New York, NY. Black and white illustrations accompanying articles by Jan Darby and Mara Freeman for Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter 2000; Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 1999; Vol. 24, No.1, Spring 1999.

Selected Commissions

Form Plaque Project: Design and carving of 28 commissioned plaques for St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH, 2010 to 2021 – as well as 4 additional plaque designs and the Shattuck Fellows Plaque.

Ecclesiastical Artwork Commission: Design and creation of the site-specific artwork “Baptismal Triptych”, a large-scale articulated painted panel triptych, for permanent display above the baptismal font at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Groveton, NH; 2003.

Logo Design: Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire, Inc. Organization logo and promotional image design for the Pollyanna sculpture located in Littleton, NH; 2003.

Desk Calendar and Greeting Card Designs: Artwork for a 2004 calendar, and a variety of greeting card designs for The Printery House, Conception, MO; 2002-2005.

Music CD Artwork: Color artwork for “Irish Music Festival 2001” CD packaging, Kaleidoscope Music, London, England; 2001.

Logo Design: Association for Psychological Type, Glenview, IL. Logo design for this international organization that provides Myers-Briggs testing training; 2000.

Selected Bibliography

Rabbit in the Moon: “Can You See the Rabbit? Interview with Artist Lisa Laughy” by Terry Farish; February 27th, 2022. LINK

NH Chronicle: WMUR TV, Manchester, NH. “Clever Creations in Wood” by Mary-Paige Provost, Senior Producer; Broadcast on March 26, 2019. LINK

Make Magazine: “Breathtaking Moleskine Art” by Gareth Branwyn; December 14th, 2008. LINK

Plymouth Magazine: Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH. “Beyond the Ninth Wave” by Elizabeth Cheney; Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Summer, 2003.

New Hampshire Magazine: Manchester, NH. “The Intricacies of History” by Susan Sauer; Vol. 16, No. 9, September, 2002.

Portsmouth Herald: Portsmouth, NH. “For a Respite From Summertime’s Crowds” by Laura Pope; July 29, 2002.

The Boston Globe: Boston, MA. “N.H. Artist’s Colorful, Intricate Celtic Art Mesmerizes” by Lylah M. Alphonse; March, 14, 2002.