ART UP FRONT STREET studios and gallery believes creativity and community are the essence of happiness and personal growth. When we work together to share ideas, build our businesses, or teach others, we create a TON of good energy.... and art. Do you have a question? We would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

FINE ART and SUGAR TOUR!

NINE local artist's studios or galleries plus a sugarhouse will be, for the 5th year, OPEN and on tour to the public as a part of the larger statewide event
NEW HAMPSHIRE OPEN DOORS
organized by the NH League of Craftsmen. 
For two days you can tour & talk with artists & artisans in their creative spaces.... some of which are not open to the public on a regular basis. See works in progress, watch a demo, or learn how maple syrup is made. 
Save the dates and bring your friends. 
November 3 and 4.

FINE ART and SUGAR TOUR participants:
Tour Stops:
1. Willow Road Watercolors …….…137 Willow Rd. East Kingston
2. Willow Creek Sugarhouse ..……...137 Willow Rd, East Kingston
3. Pickpocket Arts ………………...166 Pickpocket Rd. Brentwood
4. Bruce Jones Fine Art ……………….…...28 Dogtown Rd. Exeter
5. Art Up Front  StreetStudios & Gallery ……...120 Front St. Exeter
6. The Seacoast Artist Association …………130 Water St. Exeter
7. Town ExeterArts Music  ..111(rear) Water St. PLUS TOWN HALL
8. Lori Martone Pottery Gallery ……………..8 String Bridge Exeter
9. Waterstone Art Studio …….55 Stratham Heights Rd. Stratham

DAWN AMEY: Featured Artist Online

Innovative enthusiasm for everything "design" is one thing that comes to mind when we think of Dawn. 
She finds a purpose for even the smallest of design thoughts. When she creates, even the leftovers have a place in her heart.... they may eventually become part of a sculptural shadow box exhibit, a perfectly arranged stack of symmetry, even an ornament for a hat or a brooch. Every thought has "a place" to fit for overall visual balance. 
Currently, she is working on a signage project for Lincoln Street School. She also has something going on with cut leather designs...?... still a secret, but whatever it is will be something we have not ever thought about doing!
See more of Dawn's work and her attention to design detail at our OPEN STUDIOS this November. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

ONE-OF-A-KIND we LOVE

Galaxy Girl by Laura Harper

Encaustic on wood by Wo Schiffman
Orange abstract by Rose Bryant
 For more of this color and coming events, 

Art New England.... Art Up Front Street

Wow! Thank you B.Armore, Lori Pedrick, and Art New England for the article. We are part of a piece on artist-run galleries. We must say... we could not be happier with the choice we have made to work as a collective of artists showing and promoting our own work. The community of peers here keeps us all pointed in the right directions.... plus creative conversations are never far away.

The featured photo (on the left side of the spread) belongs to none other than our own Anne Kenny  "Industrial Quilts". Anne has been a member of Art Up Front Street now for one and a half years. We are so lucky she found us. We love her work and obviously Art New England does, too!

If you have never seen "Art New England", get a subscription.... it is a lovely, well written and beautifully photographed art publication. At the very least pick up a copy on the news stand of the September October issue. :-)

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

DEB WHEELER-BEAN: Featured Artist Online

Today's featured artist is Deb Wheeler-Bean... artist, educator. Explorer of all things beautiful. Deb's studio is a treat for the senses... her collections, her memories, her objects of visual wonder. She is teaching a class this fall for adults .... "I suck at art". Yes, that IS the name of the class... AND she is using her 3rd through 5th grade art curriculum as the guide. Get your hands in something colorful, explore a process for which there is no one way, make a splatter... it's ok. Check it out and enjoy a judgement-free zone for a lot of art fun. Sign-ups are through Deb's email. (See below)
SEE DEB'S WORK ON INSTAGRAM
 deb's insta

Friday, August 24, 2018

That time when we were featured in ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE

Thank you again Donna Dodson, sculptor, who also doubles as a writer for ARTSCOPE Magazine. We were just going through some fond memories here at Art Up Front Street and came across these pics from early spring when you and Andy Moerlein, also fabulous sculptor, toured our studios. So yes, we must post again... 
We are looking forward to your show, Donna, with Eric Sealine, at the Boston Sculptors Gallery this October!

Donna interviewing Anne Kenny "Industrial Quilts" at Art Up Front Street

Donna and Andy "talking shop" with Becky Barsi, Art Up Front Street
Di Di being Di Di in Gaby Grossman's studio


Thursday, August 23, 2018

BECKY BARSI: Featured Artist Online

Our Featured Artist Online today is Becky Barsi. She experiments, she educates, she collaborates...
Click the picture and see her many dimensions.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

FIGURE DRAWING OPEN STUDIO good energy

Wonderful night last night for drawing and painting. We love the community in art... like minds coming together. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we observe, sometimes we drift to an almost meditative place as our art evolves. Everyone has a different reason for being here.... but yet one reason for being here. Our next Figure Drawing Open Studio is September 18 at 6pm. Registration by email is required. Here's to many more nights like these at Art Up Front Street. We have just gotten started - only our third session. Thank you to Laura Harper for organizing.... we love it.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

GUNPOWDER and BLACK POWDER PAINTING DEMO: by BECKY BARSI

Explorations at Art Up Front Street. Thank you to Becky Barsi for exposing us to another art form. Fine black powder used for explosives and ammunition can also be used to create wonderful soft details in art. This process is combined here with inks (blown across paper) and torn sections of security envelopes. On close examination the differences in mediums can be seen.

Monday, August 13, 2018

ONE-OF-A-KIND we LOVE

Fantasy horses, Industrial Quilts, forest abstracts. We love everything about these pieces by Art Up Front Street artists Natasha Stoppel, Anne Kenny, and Gaby Grossman. Eclectic, original, one-of-a-kind. This is what makes up happy to be in this energy....
by NATASHA STOPPEL

by ANNE KENNY

by GABY GROSSMAN

Friday, August 10, 2018

FIGURE DRAWING OPEN STUDIO. AUGUST 21

Tuesday nite, August 21. 6-8:30.
Bring your materials and your surface. We have tables and chairs.
The model that evening is female. Short poses for quick sketching progressing to 
longer poses for more detail.
Artists works can be in any medium preferred... pencil, charcoal, water color, and 
acrylic.... so whatever you enjoy, please, bring!
Parking is on the street AND in the very back left side parking lot. 
Entry is in the back on the left side of the building.
Please respond by email to sign up.
$20
Space is limited to 10 spots.
See you soon! 
Thank you, Laura Harper of Artful Harper Studios for organizing again.

GUNPOWDER PAINTING & TGIF... AUGUST 17

Art Up Front Street artist, Becky Barsi demonstrates a fun technique at 6pm, Friday, August 17....experiments with explosives?... Acrylic and black powder on paper. Come early, have a treat for TGIF (4-6) with us on the front porch before the demo. Watch the demo for FREE ... and possibly win a FREE piece of demo art. Very cool. Please, RSVP to artupfrontstreet to let us know if you are coming to the demo. Thanks!