Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Open Studios: A great thing to do this weekend....

Sunshine? Healthy days? Good energy ahead? Yes. We love hosting this event... and we love seeing you. 

When you come, check out our new art, enter a free drawing, catch up on the latest studio news (for example - did you know that Natasha Stoppel has a renovated school bus and she is .....), find a gift for mom, your favorite grad, or pick up a gift certificate for a teacher thank you.  We have small art and large art, prints and originals, jewelry, digital art, assemblage, photograpy, ceramics, and metal sculpture. 

Thank you, again, for being in our circle and supporting us through this crazy time. Our hearts are exploding with excitement that we get to see you (masked, safely distanced, and in some cases - vaccinated) 😊.

We ask that you enter the front door and exit through the back door unless you need ramp access. Thank you. 

Mal Argondizza will greet you at the front where you can do a quick sign-in. He will also have a few beverages which can be consumed before entering (or after exiting).

All 16 windows and 2 doors will be open both days for fresh air circulation. 

There are benches and chairs safely distanced outside in the front and in the back.

Artists have sanitizer in each studio for credit card or payment handling.

We have a wrapping table ready to go for an easy wrap-and-take.

Participating artists: Artsy Barsi, Industrial Quilts, Artful Harper Studios, Deb Wheeler-Bean, Artist Explores the World, Ree Katrak, Rose Bryant Original Paintings, Dale Atkins Ceramic Vessels, Jeff Whittum Metal Art.

Happy spring! See you soon.

From all of us at Art Up Front Street.

Things to do: Art in the Garden. Wednesdays 10-1

Wednesdays
10AM to 1PM
5 days. Pick one day or all! 
June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14.
$10 each day

Bring your materials.... it can be ANYTHING you want to do... drawing, writing, collage, painting, stitching...
We have chairs, tables, room for your easel, umbrellas, and a canopy. Parking is on the left rear side of the studio in the back lot. Bathrooms, water, accessible... plus nice people. 
Open to all abilities and mediums.

Details:
1. RSVP by email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com. Space is limited to 9 people.
2. Bring your mask for entering the garden space and for potential entry into the building. Spacing will be at least 6 ft. apart.
3. Bring $10 that day.
4. Bring your bevs, snacks or lunch.

SIGN-UPS by email in advance are needed. No drop-ins. Thanks.

Sign up by email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com

Monday, April 26, 2021

Gift Certificates for Mothers Day, Graduation, or a Teacher Thank You

 
Show your love for your favorite mom, teacher or graduate with a gift certificate from 
Art Up Front Street!

We have tons of art in all sizes, shapes, and colors (kind of cliche, but we really do 😊). 
It can make things a lot easier for you ...plus ...someone is always here at the studios and gallery Tuesday - Saturday 11-5 to help the giftee with the purchase. 

Not only will they love the gift they pick, but the process of soaking up the visual energy of the creatives here in our 2500 square feet of art space is a cool experience. We could also make a lovely cup of tea for them to enjoy on the front deck or the back "patio".

We have wrapping and ribbon, cards for purchase, and prints and cool artsy fartsy stuff.  

Is an art studio in your future?


Art Up Front Street is an artist collective in Exeter, NH. 

We have 8 studios, a storefront gallery, plenty of space for indoor and outdoor events. (We do not have a facility for ceramics, metal work or high heat processes. We wish we did!) 

Send Rose Bryant 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. 
To: artupfrontstreet@gmail.com 

~ 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.
~ A year's lease is required.
~ If you would like to take a tour, let us know.

The studio currently available is 10x10 and the rent is $280 a month.
A second studio will be available in July. It is $200 a month.

Wishing you all the best in your creative adventures.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Finding treasure while looking "into" the process of creatives.

 We all learn from each other. We explore, we think, we develop ideas, we make things. 

Sometimes during those experiences, part of the joy is seeing the process in it's original environment. Yes, very definitely, one can "see" the art and then experience joy (or sadness, or confusion, or shock). But, if one has the chance to see "process" one can experience other "treasure".

First, the art moves you.... and then, when you look further to see or understand the hands that worked on the art, you gain knowledge. That knowledge is intimate. It is something that you have obtained by observing... and it, then, becomes a part of your energy everytime you view that art. 

Artists make art for all kinds of reasons, some reasons are very concrete ("I had the materials" "I was commissioned by a client") and some reasons are very abstract ("I needed to express a thought" "what do I see when the birds sing?"). Getting a glimpse into the working space of an artist tells you more... It helps you find the extra treasure.

Below are a few artists at work. Save the date, May 1+2, and explore treasure with us. 

Deb Wheeler-Bean putting words with art...process.
Escape 2020 #2 mixed media assemblage

Laura Harper Lake of Artful Harper Studios and Creative Guts Podcast

Carry on Baggage, digital art, by Laura Harper Lake

Ree Katrak printing on papers for texture and color in her mixed media pieces.

Mixed media abstract painting by Ree Katrak

Rose Bryant hanging art in studio

Red Winged Blackbirds, painting by Rose Bryant

The quiet before the art exhibit... Open Studio in Seacoast New Hampshire May 1+2

 There is always the last detail, the last "push", the last scramble before an artist presents work. As artists, we know this process all too well.

Feelings of creativity, turn to feelings of "I've GOT to get this finished!", to feelings of completion, to feelings of celebration when we can talk about the process with you.

One of the best things about hosting an Open Studio is that the public can tour our spaces and talk about the process with us. Sometimes, it might not even be a conversation, but rather an absorbing the energy of what another human has made or dreamt. 

We love it when we can share those moments with you and we thank you for your support over these past very few years!

Here are a few shots from the studio as we round the corner to the home stretch. Enjoy. And mark your calendar for our very special event.

Exeter, NH Open Studios prep for May 1 and May 2
Natasha Stoppel preps wall space for art.

Creativity Mandala by Natasha Stoppel
Creativity Mandala by Natasha Stoppel. Laser cut, birch, with watercolor.

Studio art making process for event
Anne Kenny of Industrial Quilts assembling hand-cut patina elements.

Integrated Circuit Industrial Quilt
Integrated Circuits Industrial Quilt by Anne Marie Kenny

tour through artist studio to see process
Becky Barsi marking next cuts for completed watercolor

watercolor paintings of metal toy cars
Midge Toy Car and Le Mans Racer framed watercolors by Becky Barsi

Monday, March 8, 2021

it's almost spring and guess what.... we are planning our Open Studios for May first and second! We are sooo ready for an art party. (safely distanced, masked, etc. you get the vibe)


Fingers crossed for sunshine, healthy days, and good energy ahead. We love having this event and we love seeing you. 

When you come, you will find tons of new art we have been working on during the year, a few give-aways, newsy news, maybe some pre-packaged treats. 

Thank you for being in our circle. Our hearts are exploding with excitement that we get to see you (safely, masked, distanced, etc.)!

More details to come in the coming weeks. Stay safe, tell a friend. 

Happy almost spring.

From all of us at Art Up Front Street.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Art studio available at Art Up Front Street studios and gallery in Exeter, NH

We have an opportunity for an artist who functions well in a group (independently, but as part of a larger mission that functions for the success of all.)

Art Up Front Street is an artist collective in Exeter, NH. We have 8 studios, a small front gallery, plenty of space for indoor and outdoor events. We do not have a facility for ceramics, metal work or high heat processes. (We wish we did!) 

Take a look at what we do on our blog. 

Send Rose Bryant 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. To: artupfrontstreet@gmail.com 

~ 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.
~ A year's lease is required.
~ If you would like to take a tour, let us know.

The studio available is 10x10 and the rent is $280 a month.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Art Up Front Street, last days of specials. Happy Holidays to you...


There is still time to roam the studio for those on your gift list...or 
to simply come by and soak up the color and creative energy. 
We are open each week Tuesday thru Saturday right thru December 23.

If you are limiting your adventures out, you can click on any of the artists' links to the left to go directly to their websites. Some of the artists have online shops.

If you have a question about a particular piece of art that you have seen at Art Up Front Street, give us a call and we will help!

If you want to see a quick video tour of the gallery space or a particular artist's studio, call us at the studio #. (A video could be an amusing diversion.)

We can make any item that is at the studio available for safe pick-up. 
Below is only a sample of the hundreds of pieces of art at the studio.



What's this you ask?.....  



Check out the demo this Tuesday in the front gallery "fishbowl" under the lights. (Click the video for a short clip).
Deb Wheeler-Bean creates journal covers, this Tuesday 4-7. 
She will be demo-ing her process using hornets' nests.

Also, Natasha Stoppel will return this Tuesday, December 15, 
with her lovely wooden rounds ornament making.

Wednesday, December 16, Rose Bryant returns with a painting demo in the front gallery "fishbowl".
It's a fun place.... because you can see in from the outside while we work.
.... benches and chairs outside, but you can still come in. We follow safe protocols.

Our doors, here at the studio, are open Tuesday - Saturday through December 23. 

After that we take a little break to recharge until we open the studios again January 12, 2021. 

We will continue to follow regular safe protocols so we can see you in person. Some of our BEST art is made in the winter so put us on your agenda for a break on your cold days. Our space is 2500 square feet - we have plenty of room to distance.

Thank you for being in our circle, for buying from us, and for participating in our events this past year. We will most definitely see you in the NEXT crazy year. 

Stay safe, Happy Holidays, and good health to you all.

From all the artists at Art Up Front Street.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Winter Twinkle at Art Up Front Street. Demos and 10% on selected items.

Art Demos and specialsTuesdays and Wednesdays
December 1+2, 8+9, 15+16
Extended Hours on those days are 11-7
Demos on those days are from 4-7.

Celebrating the season with extended hours, demos, and specials. Demos each day of Winter Twinkle take place between 4 and 7pm under the bright lights in the front gallery... so you can pull up a chair outside and watch from the street or you can pop in for some warmth (masked) and take a socially distanced seat to enjoy the process.

Talk with the artist doing the demo that day, find out about their process, or roam the studios looking for the 10% off tags on selected pieces of art. 



Monday, November 2, 2020

Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter welcomes the work of two guests this weekend for OPEN STUDIOS!

 We are so excited. The weather looks great for this weekend (even though we had SNOW this morning!). In the 60's .... which is perfect. 

The artists at Art Up Front Street have worked through this year's uncertainty with passion. Each kept art-making in front of them. This weekend, we want to share it with you (masked, of course).

And we are super excited to have the work of two returning guest artists with us.... Dale Atkins vessels and Jeff Whittum Metal.


If there is one thing we each know to our core, it is that art and creativity provide a "place" for us to settle, to solve, to breathe and to mend. 

Has it been easy? No! Sometimes, we all have to be reminded to do things like take a walk, watch a funny movie, help someone, support a cause, and drink lots of water. 

But we are here, now. And we know winter is in front of us. 

We hope you can join us for a little lightness and festivity in our art community this November 7+8.

Monday, October 19, 2020

OPEN STUDIOS at Art Up Front Street in uptown Exeter, NH November 7+8

Rain or shine or snow! 10 -4 each beautiful day!

What a year it has been. We hope this invitation finds you and yours well and looking forward to bright days ahead.
It is with extreme gratitude that we would like to thank you all ... for attending our events, making art with us, thinking of us for gift purchasing, buying art for your home, and sharing our emails and posts. 
We are grateful for each and every bit of energy you send our way!
We have been in-operation with artists in-studio for just over 3 1/2 years... exhibiting, figure drawing, youth art shows, with painting demos, and making & selling art. 
YOU & your support keep the wheels turning here.


We missed our Spring OPEN STUDIOS and now we are SUPER READY for Nov 7+8 with a ton of NEW WORK 
and a new layout for this year's ONLY OPEN STUDIOS event. Original art, prints, wearable fiber art, pyrography, jewelry, journals, watercolor, "industrial quilts", abstract and representational. Framed and not framed. Large and small. Even cute little things like cards and cool stickers.
Something for everyone. 

~ Hand sanitizer in every studio

~ Masks required for all visitors & artists
~ Open windows (button up!)
~ Outside exhibit tents in the back lot. (we are S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G out this year to make more "people" space). Wear your long johns! 
~ Limit of 12 inside guests at a time inside our huge 2500 sq. ft. space.
~ Front-porch covered entry + outside reception area. 


Oh, and there could be a few gifts or little thank yous to take home.

STUDIOS: Becky Barsi Art, Industrial Quilts, Artful Harper Studios, Anahata Studios, Dawn Amey Designs, Ree Hall Katrak, Needle Little Studio, Artist Explores the World, Rose Bryant Original Paintings