Friday, December 22, 2017

Thank you ...

There is almost too much for us to put into words as we look back at this year. First we want to say thank you to our community, family and friends who in the early days came by to lend a hand by word and deed. Thank you to the makers and technicians that helped us get the building in (better) shape. Thank you to the first party throwers in February 2017 (Teresa and Lori). Thank you to the first artists that said "yes". To Bruce Jones... who always "drops in" at the right times. Thank you to those who have come for studio visits, TGIFS, back yard fires, and to our customers and clients... the art lovers who continue to buy and seek out our creations and energy. We are surely leaving someone out, because honestly, every time the door opened this year someone walked in that made us more solid ...more anchored. The picture we have chosen to share with this post is of Nicole. She persisted (just had to say that). She has moved everything in this studio no less than 2 times and some things maybe 5 times. Now we do a celebratory dance .... for more reasons than one... just this past November Nicole and her husband welcomed their first baby - and in December, Max (their son), became our youngest studio visitor. Life, community and art continue on. Thank you to all and best wishes for a healthy 2018.

Friday, December 15, 2017

sometimes it's the small stuff...

Now in the front gallery at ART UP FRONT STREET.... art that fits in a stocking (or a small box :-). Sarah Koff wood cut prints, Gaby Grossman cards and prints, Dale Atkins pottery, Becky Barsi jewelry, cards and prints, Anne Kenny small paintings, Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage and refound beauty, Rose Bryant tiny paintings, Ellie LaBranche paintings, Wo Schiffman encaustics.

It's almost too much to choose from for your art-lover's gift. Thank you for buying local and keep the creative wheels turning. We have wrapping for delicate purchases plus we can package up a large original so you can sneak it back to your house without a worry.

Most often larger art is a very personal purchase. If you need advice on a larger original, but unsure if the giftee will feel the same as you, we can help. Rose Bryant offers a trade out for new art gift purchases to make sure your choice is well received and loved. Call us for details.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday "art giving"

The studio is full of art.... Drop by! 120 Front Street... near the tracks in uptown Exeter, NH

Resident Artists:
Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage and alchemy, Wo Shiffman beautiful blue encaustic swirls, Gaby Grossman abstract landscape color plus cards and prints, Becky Barsi mixed media and "Paws-for-Love"jewelry, Anne Kenny "Industrial Quilts", and Rose Bryant original paintings and "tiny paintings". 

Our special guest artists: 
Sarah Koff woodcut prints, Scott Kuckler Photography "Flesh and Bones", Jeff Whittum reclaimed metal, Dale Atkins pottery, and Elly Labranche oil paintings.

FREE art postcard for stopping in.... and.... you can put your name in the art hat for 
a FREE "tiny painting"
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Giving a gift of art supports local makers.... thank you and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holiday Spirit.... at ART UP FRONT STREET

You may have seen the lights at night... we now have special HOLIDAY HOURS.... and are open SUNDAYS. Come in for a tour, a small break from your hurried day, a soft chair from which to take in color. Replenish and relax .... we would love to see you! Take in as much as you need to "center" your day.

Our artists have the walls filled with amazing works of all sizes... Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage and alchemy, Wo Shiffman beautiful blue encaustics and 2018 art calendar, Gaby Grossman's full abstract landscape color plus cards and prints, Becky Barsi's mixed media and "Paws-for-Love" jewelry, Anne Kenny's "Industrial Quilts", and Rose Bryant's saturated color paintings and "tiny paintings". 

Just for the holidays see our special guest artists: Sarah Koff woodcut prints, Scott Kuckler Photography "Flesh and Bones" series, Jeff Whittum's reclaimed metal sculpture, Dale Atkins pottery, and Elly Labranche oil paintings.

Coffee, hot tea, cocoa and cookies. PLUS a FREE art postcard for stopping in. Put your name in the art hat for a FREE "tiny painting" .... 5 little "tinies" to be given away December 10th!

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