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‘Paintings for a Purpose’ Art Show to Return this Summer

03/15/2024 2:22 PM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

‘Paintings for a Purpose’ Art Show to Return this Summer

Dr. Marc Bard will once again be hosting the ‘Paintings for a Purpose’ art show this summer with 100 percent of profits from the sale of his watercolor art going to local charity.

Nonprofits interested in being considered as a beneficiary of the art show are invited to complete a brief survey at on or before Friday, March 29. Beneficiaries will be selected by a committee of community members.

The ‘Paintings for a Purpose’ art show will feature Dr. Bard’s watercolor paintings of local sights and scenes. In addition, this year Dr. Bard is joined by Dr. John Ingard, whose inspiring Lakes Region wildlife photographs will be also be available for purchase. An opening reception will be held in late June at the MVSB (Meredith Village Savings Bank) Main Office at 24 NH Route 25 in Meredith and art will be on display at that location throughout the month of July. During August, artwork will be displayed in the Bank’s Wolfeboro Office at 66 North Main Street. All are invited to stop in to view and purchase.

“We are honored to once again have the opportunity to work with Marc to host this special event that blends an appreciation for the stunning lakes region with our shared passion for giving back,” said Marcus Weeks, MVSB President. “The show of the support was tremendous last year and we look forward to continuing to support Dr. Bard as he grows this event and its community impact each year.”

The 2024 ‘Paintings for a Purpose’ art show will be Dr. Bard’s 5th annual fundraiser. Last year’s event raised more than $10,000, which was donated to the Meredith Food Pantry to support food insufficiency in local communities.

Visit to view samples of Marc’s paintings.

Now in double overtime of Dr. Marc Bard’s fulfilling career as medical illustrator, practicing physician, author, health care executive, and national health care consultant, Dr. Bard currently devotes his time to enjoying his Squam Lake environs with his wife Carol and, whenever possible, his children and grandchildren. He enjoys studying watercolor painting and contributing to the success of local non-profit charitable organizations by donating all proceeds from his paintings to support their missions.

MVSB has been serving the essential banking needs of people, businesses, nonprofits and municipalities for over 150 years. As a mutual savings bank, MVSB has no stock-holders but rather operates for the benefit of its customers, employees and community. Since our founding, one thing has always remained true: caring is at the heart of everything we do. By building and nurturing relationships, we believe that we can cultivate a community where we all thrive. It all starts with caring about our customers and neighbors. To learn more, visit any of the local branch offices located in New Hampshire in Alton,

Ashland, Center Harbor, Gilford, Laconia, Melvin Village, Meredith, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Rochester or Wolfeboro, call 800.922.6872 or visit

Caption: From left, local artist Dr. Marc Bard presents a watercolor depiction of Meredith Bay to Marcus Weeks, MVSB President. Courtesy Photo





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