ART UP FRONT STREET. WHO WE ARE

An artists' collective of 9 working studios & a street-side gallery that sells art in uptown Exeter, NH. Open 5 days a week. Two HUGE events each year: SPRING OPEN STUDIOS in MAY & FALL OPEN STUDIOS in NOVEMBER. 603.418.6286

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Rose Bryant abstract exhibit, February 8, 9am-12, Exeter, NH

 
An exhibit filled with large paintings and large color is perfect for a winter morning in February... PLUS, you can get amped up on coffee and breakfast bites. Bring your bestie and enjoy the energy. 

What better way to start a Saturday?!
Rose Bryant has evolved over time into a more abstract style of mark-making.
She loves the movement of the brush taking her to places unplanned. 
Her work for this exhibit focuses on: heavy bold marks, large formats (ranging from 24x24 to 40x80). Her process involves: a quickly done suggestion of composition, random elements of color, and  "swimming" around with a brush fully saturated. Other techniques and decisions are involved, but her first mark-making typically takes this direction. Then... her painting might "rest" until the next thought forms. In this exhibit she explores the freedom of organic thoughts... one beautiful brush at a time.
Join us at Art Up Front Street for our first ever breakfast exhibit Saturday, Feb 8, from 9 to noon. We can't wait!
Exhibit runs through February. Hours Tuesday & Wednesday 10-7. Thursday through Saturday 10-4.

Dawn Amey Designs exhibit Friday, April 10, 6 to 8

Dawn Amey is a designer, maker, and intricate thinker.
Her assemblages are finely detailed and multi-layered. Some are ornamental, some are mechanical, some are sculptural...  all are captivating.

We are so excited to be announcing her Friday, April 10 evening opening! 
Her work has been commissioned by individuals and businesses. Her adornments have sold at Art Up Front Street and at Ganesh in downtown Exeter, NH.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Welcome Danielle Gaynor.... to Art Up Front Street in uptown Exeter, NH

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Danielle Gaynor... a beads, fiber and textile artist... to the art community at Art Up Front Street. So many things to learn and say about Danielle, but first we will just encourage you to save your visit in 2020 until January 7th. That is the day we re-open for the new year (no pressure, Danielle 😊!).

Danielle grew up in Exeter and frequented the "120 Convenience Store" while going back and forth to school. The 120 Convenience Store is the same building where Art Up Front Street now lives. It gives us a warm feeling to think of those connections she had then to what would eventually become an art space for her years later. As a student she would buy treats from the "store" and then "hang out" on the front steps (those kids!). Wow... history, community, returning to new history.

Enjoy these photos of her work and be sure to follow her Needle Little Studio on Instagram. This is where you'll find her treasure trove of thoughts and passions for creating.

Welcome, Danielle!! Looking forward to the days ahead.



Saturday, December 28, 2019

Figure Drawing in Exeter, NH. Find your inner Manet or Matisse.



Join us.Tuesday nite, January 28. 6PM-8:30.
Bring your materials and your surface. We have tables and chairs.

The model for this evening is female.
Short poses progressing to longer poses.
Artists bring any medium preferred... pencil, charcoal, water color, acrylic, digital....

Parking is on the street and in the very back left side parking lot.
Entry to the building is in the back on the left side of the building.
(IF ARRIVING AFTER 6PM,
please enter the front gallery door).

SIGN-UPS:
Respond by email. artupfrontstreet@gmail.com
$20
Space is limited to 10 people.
We have tea and other bevs...
See you soon...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Happy Holidays to Exeter, NH and Beyond. Thank you

Dear friends and loyal followers, 
we would love to take this moment to wish you a happy holiday season and a very wonderful New Year. 
Your well wishes to us, your patronage, and your constant appreciation for what we do has been more than we could have imagined. 
January 2020 marks the third anniversary of the first artist moving in to one of nine studios here at our collective.
Thank you for being a part of our world.
May all the best energy follow you.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Anne Kenny reception, Dec 6, Exeter NH

Anne Kenny "Industrial Baskets" new Exhibit Dec 6, Friday 5-8
Anne Kenny Talk from 6 to 6:30, Dec 6 Friday

Art up front street studios and gallery presents Anne Kenny December's Featured Artist. Wonderful contemporary "Industrial Quilts" made of wire, metal, mesh and upcycled computer parts. Anne will also, for the first time, be exhibiting her new "Industrial Baskets". Stunning original, hand-stitched creations.

VIDEO about Anne by Natasha Stoppel
https://www.facebook.com/ExeterTV/videos/1608207749275146/UzpfSTE0Mzk0ODQxMDYyODA5ODk6MjI0NjU2NDAyNTU3Mjk4OQ/

Join us and meet Anne at a special winter holiday reception Friday, December 6 from 5 to 8.
Talk by Anne Kenny 6 to 6:30pm.

"My Industrial Quilts have been influenced by industry and technology both aesthetically and conceptually. The methods and materials I use in my quilts are nontraditional. The repetitive format and industrial materials are used for their standardized, manufactured appearance. The Amoskeag Textile Mill history in New Hampshire and the "mill girls" continue to inspire my work.

I try to emphasize the contrasts between machine-made and hand-made objects. I attempt to make reference to both industrial and post-industrial mechanization while retaining the personal and expressive aspects of traditional quilt making. The contrasts of machine-made versus hand-made are designed to complement each other, yet provoke the controversy surrounding the way things of value are made.

The quilt is a very personal image to me and by working with unconventional materials in this format I am better able to make references to the world I live in. Art parallels progress, modern industry, and invention. These influences create new forms of expression and aesthetics. I am exploring these forms and new ways of seeing. My quilts are suggestive of a new aesthetic which combines traditional and nontraditional quilt
making."

Anne Kenny's exhibit runs Friday, December 6 thru Saturday, December 21.
Regular hours are Tu-We 10-7, Th, Fr, Sa 10-4.

Kenny is also exhibiting at Odetta Gallery in NYC, Nov 18th through Jan 3,2020. http://www.odettagallery.com/
 

Winter Twinkle, December, Art Up Front Street, Exeter NH

December 3+4, 10+11, 17+18
For 6 days in December, on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS,
from 10 to 7, we celebrate the season with art.
 
 
 
 

LIVE PAINTING will be "in-progress"
FESTIVE storefront gallery,
a HOLIDAY treat or two,
a WARM beverage.
Plan your gift giving with tempting art specials (our specials available only on Tuesday Wednesday WINTER TWINKLE days).
Our gallery will be aglow with the color and the beauty of art under a canopy of delicate light.

....take a quiet break and watch an artist work. 
It's a lovely day or night out plus a fabulous way to unwind.
Bring a friend to share the moment. 
WINTER TWINKLE
Tuesday and Wednesday
10 to 7
December 3+4, 10+11, 17+18
Regular studio hours are: Tue & Wed 10-7, Thu Fri & Sat 10-4
Be sure to follow us on facebook.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Thank you for coming....



What a wonderful time we had at the open studios. 
Thank you to all for coming and for touring the rest of the eleven art, gallery, and maker locations on the Fine Art & Sugar Tour. So much good energy and great conversations. 
Thank you for spending time, purchasing our art, and enjoying this spot with us for a little while.

Thank you to our front gallery greeter this year, Abby, and to our wonderful duo in the kitchen, Celia and Louis. Thank you to Jayne Howard, the person who can do anything :-) for shopping and prepping bites.

Thank you to the musicians, Christine Fell, Nancy Fiske, Bob Moore, and Cynthia Chatis.... all so beautiful. It was lovely to hear the sounds floating through the studios.

Thank you to the other 11 participants on the Fine Art & Sugar Tour... 
Exeter Station Studios, TEAM Foundation, Seacoast Artist Association, Waterstone Art Studio, Roosting Place, Bruce Jones Studio, Pickpocket Arts, Willow Creek Sugarhouse, Willow Road Watercolors, Exeter Fine Crafts, and The Maker's Post. What a wonderful collaboration.

And thank you to all the artists here at the studio who make, and dream, and inspire.... Gaby Grossman Paintings, Anne Kenny Industrial Quilts, Artful Harper Studios, Deb Wheeler-Bean Assemblage, Dawn Amey Designs, Ree Hall Katrak Abstracts, Corrine Gilman Stitched Expressions, and Artist Travels the World. 

Hearts to all,
Fondly, Rose

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

OPEN STUDIOS in the Exeter-Area NOV 2+3

Save the weekend for art fun in the Exeter area...
At Art Up Front Street, Open Studios, we have 9 artists studios under one roof.
...with treats, libations, and color!
Saturday... enter for fun art give-aways
Sunday... enjoy music with us
12-2, clarinet by Christine Fell and Nancy Fiske 
2-4, guitar by Bob Moore

In addition on the same weekend...
Art Up Front Street is part of a larger area-wide open studio event,
the Exeter-area Fine Art & Sugar Tour
Saturday Sunday ... 12 locations in the Exeter-area 
Travel around, tour as you wish to the maker locations on the Fine Art & Sugar Tour. 
Take a look at facebook for all the details and the map. Paintings, pottery, glass, printmaking, maple sugaring, handmade, fiber, photography, fine craft and more.


So much to see. Plan your weekend now.... Dine at a lovely cafe in Exeter, take a drive along Swasey Parkway, check out the historic Exeter Town Hall, and take a peek into studios and maker spaces along the tour. Bring a friend. 
Join us! See you soon...


Friday, October 11, 2019

A quiet moment around the studio...

Sooooo many makers here. Just a few pics of cool stuff. Hope it brightens your day & inspires your thoughts. Thank you for looking and for taking a moment to refresh with us. Enjoy your weekend. Ahhhh.
Deb Wheeler-Bean

Anne Kenny

Corrine Gilman

Dawn Amey

Gaby Grossman

Laura Harper-Lake

Natasha Stoppel

Ree Katrak

Rose Bryant

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

exeter area FINE ART & SUGAR TOUR nov 2+3


NOVEMBER 2+3, Saturday Sunday, 10 to 4 each day.
TWELVE local artist's studios or galleries plus a sugarhouse will be, for the 6th year, OPEN and on tour to the public!

For two days, NOVEMBER 2+3, you can tour & talk with fine artists, artisans, and makers 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. Visit a studio in a yurt, savor delicious maple sugar, jump into the vibe of the new creative movement in the Exeter area. We love our spot on the planet and we have great arty energy to share with you. This is only the beginning......

Pottery, Painting, Jewelry, Prints, Mixed Media, Etchings, Assemblage, Watercolor, Maple Syrup, Oil Paintings, Photography, Refinished Furniture, Decor, Hand-Made, Art Gifts, Cards, Framed Art, Coastal Art, Ceramics, Acrylic Paintings, Art Teachers, Fiber, Textiles, Glass, Wood, Fine Craft.

Local creative goodness.

Save the dates and bring your friends.
November 2 & 3, 2019 Saturday Sunday, 10 to 4 each day.



FINE ART and SUGAR TOUR participants.
Download a copy of the map to connect the dots

ART TOUR LOCATIONS
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. Marissa Vitolo Pottery ....1 Rockingham St. Exeter
5. Dani Lee Pottery ....1 Rockingham St. Exeter
6. Roosting Place Art & Decor .....152 Front St. Exeter
7. Art Up Front Street Studios & Gallery ....120 Front St. Exeter
8. The Seacoast Artist Association ....130 Water St.Exeter
9. Town Exeter Arts Music...111R (on the riverside) Water St. Exeter
10. Exeter Fine Crafts ....61 Water St. Exeter
11. Waterstone Art Studio ....8 Clifford St. (Over the Moon) Exeter 12. The Maker’s Post ....14 Main St. East Kingston

Thank you for coming to Ree Katrak's opening..

What fun... thank you for visiting! 
We loved seeing you and are so glad you got to hear about Ree's process for creating abstract art. 
A lovely night of color and good energy. Here are a few pics from the evening...
Stop by anytime during regular hours to take a second look. Her exhibit runs through October 31.