Sunday, March 6, 2022

Basic Digital Photography workshop with Joe Perna

At Art Up Front Street Studios & Gallery, Exeter, NH

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30-8:30.

photo by Tracy Phillips Photography

This class is intended for beginners and those who are seeking a refresher in using their digital cameras. The goal is for users to control the camera and image rather than the other way around.

Topics for the first session will include basic camera setup and controls, managing ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings to control exposure and other image features.

The subsequent three sessions will cover lighting, composition, lens selection, landscape, still life, and people photography.

The class provides for a great deal of flexibility in content…. based on the interests and skill levels of participants. Optional shooting assignments will be available to practice the material and get feedback.

Participants must be at least 18 years old, or accompanied by an adult, and will need a camera.

While the class is intended for digital equipment, much of the material is applicable to film as well.

Equipment with no manual setting capability, such as fully auto pocket cameras or phone cameras, will limit application of much of the material.

The cost is $120 for all 4 sessions.

Class meets at Art Up Front Street Studios & Gallery, Exeter, NH. 

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30-8:30.

For further information or to register, contact:

Joe Perna


or Rose Bryant

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A great winter pick-me-up. Small works exhibit in Exeter, New Hampshire.


Marsha Zavez "Painted Lady" acrylic painting

Shannon Hays "Bear" collage

Susan Scott "Dog in the Pink House" watercolor

Martha Rives "Tulips" hand colored collograph

Melissa Richard "Spring Dream" mixed media

Becky Barsi "The Poppy Fields" alcohol inks

Friday, February 4, 2022

Sweetness & Light: February small art exhibit in Exeter, NH. Full of heartwarming delights.


Our first community art exhibit.

Sweetness & Light: small works

We are keeping things very light here for 2022.
And you are invited.

Yup..... We think you should see this exhibit ... because >>>> simply put, it will make you happy.

Sweetness & Light...
Things that are delicious. Things that are cute. Concepts that make your heart flip flop (in a good way).
Oh my goodness... and of course there are birds, and desserts, and flowers, and more.

We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday thru Saturday, 11-5, we are open and the inspiration is overflowing.

Take a moment from your chilly winter day to soak up the goodness of community art. You will feel an instant "lightness' when you walk in the door. And....
you will leave very satisfied that you have done something good for your heart.
Birds, flowers, luscious color, tiny charming art. Perfect for a Valentines Day gift or a winter lift.

It was great to meet the artists that are exhibiting in this exhibit. Such wonderful work. Aaaaand it is always great to make new friends.

We have a closing reception on Saturday, February 26 from 2-4 and would love to see you.

Free parking on the street and in the LEFT drive REAR parking lot. (Sorry about the caps, but it gets a little confusing for those who have never been here.)

So many thanks to Deb Wheeler-Bean for the incredible installation of this exhibit. Thank you, Deb. We love you.

From all of us at Art Up Front Street.

@industrialquilts @fava143 @ree_katrak @josh.salad @shannonhaysdesign @rosebryantartist @natalieevemarquisart @homeremedystudio

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Your Group's Exhibit Here! New for 2022.

Update: March 11, 2022. We have now filled this program for 2022. Feel free to contact us about 2023. Thank you for your interest! 

Taking applications for groups or organizations of artists seeking exhibit space.


~ 5 person minimum in group or organization.

~ Organizing, curating, hanging, promotion responsibility of exhibiting group.

~ Exhibitors must be within 20 miles of Exeter.

~ 3 ½  week exhibit max.

Exhibit space size:

East wall, 32 ft, includes 2 windows and glass door.

South wall, 14 ft, includes 1 window and glass exhibit case.

West wall, 25 ft, divided into three sections.

North wall, 19 ft, includes door entry to kitchen and counter for exhibit of 3-D.

Kitchen, two bathrooms, plenty of free parking on street as well as back parking lot..

~ $75 fee for space.

~ 20% commission on art sold.

~ Artist process demos, artist talks, and exhibit receptions are welcome and encouraged if Covid conditions allow.

~ Availability for 2022: June, July, or September.

Spread the word to your art colleagues.

All of the details are at . Contact us by email for more information and to apply.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Seeking studio space for 2022?

Is it time? Are you looking for a community in which to create? 

Send us your name, address, and a small bio (10-15 sentences). Include your website, instagram, facebook and a short statement about why you are seeking a studio. Thank you! (At this time we can not accommodate processes that are high heat, noise, or fume producing.)

~ We are a collective of art peers as well as an art business that operates best when all are involved.

~ We all participate in 2 Open Studios each year.

~ We require 6 hours of gallery tending time each month.

~ We are looking for experienced artists who will be a good fit for our contemporary gallery, our abstract thought, and our collective working energy. (textile, soft sculpture, print making, assemblage, collage, mixed media, watercolor, etc).

~ A year's lease is required. Studios are 9x10 or 10x10 and are $225 and $250 a month.

~ If you would like to take a tour, let us know! Just send us an email to discuss.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Happy Holidays! See you Tuesday & Wednesday 11-5.

You may have seen the lights at night. 

Come in for a tour, a small break from your hurried day, a soft chair from which to take in the color. Replenish and relax .... we would love to see you! 

Our artists have the walls filled with amazing works of all sizes... 

Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage and photography, Natalie Marquis paintings, cards, and art calendars, Ree Katrak's full abstract color hand made post cards, Josh Peterman's charcoal illustrations and figure works, Anne Kenny's "Industrial Quilts", and Rose Bryant's saturated color paintings and "tiny paintings". Artist in residence for December and January, Amy Tilton, has oil paintings and prints, and Shannon Hays, our December guest, is exploring her textured paper designs.

Grab a cup of hot tea while you browse. 

We are here Tuesday and Wednesday 11-5, then closed for the holiday.

Giving a gift of art is a wonderfully sincere gift that also supports local makers. Thank you for keeping us on your list....
Happy Holidays

Monday, November 22, 2021

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

From all of us at Art Up Front Street, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

We are closed this week to spend time with family and will see you on Tuesday after the holiday.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Our fans are the best! Thank you all for coming to Art Up Front Street Open Studios.

Gratitude all around. What a wonderful 5th Anniversary Open Studios to celebrate. So many familiar faces that have been here since the beginning, so many friends and family of the artists, plus those who saw our segment on New Hampshire Chronicle. We wish we could have gotten photos of all of you!

It warms our hearts to reflect on the community we have here on Front Street. Thank you for being a part of it.

Enjoy a few of the photos from the two days. We hope you are still feeling the good energy... we know we are. Thank you again.

It was so good to see you all. Thank you, again, for coming!