CORONAVIRUS NOTICE

We are OPEN! Regular business hours Tuesday - Saturday 11-5. Masks Required. Thank you. We have missed you so very much and can't wait to see you. We have had to rethink how we maneuver through this time and are now ready for wonderful events in the garden as well as gallery visits. Everyday we disinfect, social distance, & wear masks ...and ask others to follow the same protocol. We are all looking forward to seeing you in our art community again.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Taking a little break from the heat...

Thank you to all who have returned after NH opened back up! We have had great reconnections with protocols safely in place. We are taking a little break from the heat this week and will close for 4 days. Apologies for the inconvenience but we look forward to seeing you when we return. Happy summering!

Friday, July 3, 2020

A glimpse around the studio...Art Up Front Street

Thank you for being in our supportive flow here at the studio. What a time we are in right now in this world.

Do you have a place to turn for respite? Is it outside? Is it your vegetable garden? Is it a zoom call with relatives in another state? So much to process with extra challenges for many.
Our thoughts are with you all.

Take a little escape and drop by the studio, Tuesday-Saturday 11-5. (Closed holidays). Wear your mask, have a seat, or take a walk through. We welcome anyone who needs a diversion, a moment, an infusion of happy. We have had visitors sharing their enthusiasm that we are open again...and we appreciate the visits and supportive words!

We just sold a very large artwork by Rose Bryant to a couple who had recently finished a new home build. So many people in this area are living "more fully" at home, remodeling, clearing and re-inventing how they relate to their homes. Contractors are in short supply, interior designers have multiple projects, surveyors are finding a surge. The pandemic has definitely prompted the "review" of home space.

We hope to see you very soon.

In the meantime, enjoy a few thoughts and creations here.

natasha stoppel wood, watercolor, pyrography

anne kenny industrial quilts detail

artful harper studios mural

deb wheeler bean, handmade journals

side entrance

rose bryant, kayaking triptych

ree katrak, mixed media

laura harper lake, watercolor and ink

deb wheeler bean assemblage

dawn amey designs, thoughts

friends in the back painting garden

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Call to Art by our Friends at Creative Guts Podcast

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Creative Guts for this special call to art for young creatives. Celebrating new visions and energy.

Creative Guts is a podcast focused on the pursuit of creativity. This interview-style podcast, founded by Laura Harper Lake and Sarah Wrightsman, will explore the roots of creativity, dive into the hearts of creators, and discover how creativity connects with the world around us.

Thank you, Creative Guts!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Painting in the Garden. Weds 10-1



This is one of our favorite easy, open-ended, no-stress things to do. Sign-up by email.
Wednesdays
10AM to 1PM
6 days. Pick one day or all! 
June 24, July 1, 8, 22, 29, August 5.
$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 NECESSARY. No drop-ins. Thanks.

Sign up by email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com

Monday, June 8, 2020

Painting Demo in the Back Garden June 16, 6:30

We are so happy to be getting back to some sort of "art flow".
Join us Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8:30 for a large abstract painting demo. (Large...because we will be socially distancing and because you will need to see!). The artist for this demo is Rose Bryant.

Details:
1. RSVP by email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com. Seating is limited to 9 people.
2. Bring your mask for entering the garden space and for potential entry into the building. Once you have a seat, you can relax a little. Spacing will be at least 6 ft. apart.
3. Bring $20 (demo admission).
4. Complimentary bevs in cans, prepackaged "snacks", and alcohol swabs available.

Can't wait to see you for a beautiful summer evening.

Laura Harper Lake Exhibit Opens Outside in the Garden!


On Saturday, July 18, 3p to 6p
Laura Harper Lake (of Artful Harper Studios) presents her series

"The Woodlands Above"

in the back garden gallery space at Art Up Front Street.

The rain-date is July 25, 2020.

We're thrilled to also have live music performed by Bug
(www.soundcloud.com/musicforbugs) at the the reception.

The Woodlands Above exhibit features small-scale oil painting on wood remnants by Laura Harper Lake. Inspired by the conditions of our rapidly changing planet, and specifically the large-scale wildfires that ravage our forests all over the world, Harper Lake reflects on the calming and placid nature of trees which are critical to human life on earth and often taken for granted. The positive space of the tree and the negative space around the human forms are both unpainted, letting the grain represent the wood itself and the connection of life between the two subjects.



Please note: We are requesting attendees to please bring a mask to wear should it not be possible to be physically distant in the outside gallery space or to use the inside facilities.

View more of Laura's work at www.ArtfulHarperStudios.com.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Thank you to Corrine Gilman and Danielle Gaynor

We are sad to say goodbye to two of our artists here at the studio, but are so glad we got the chance to be around their energy and their art. We have all had to make so many adjustments and decisions about moving forward. Both Corrine and Danielle have made moves to set up all studio operations from their homes. We will miss these friends and their color! Hopefully when this covid time has cycled out, we will see more of them.
In the meantime, follow their instagram pages to keep up with their new work. We miss you Corrine and Danielle!

Corrine Gilman Artist and Maker (Instagram)



Danielle Gaynor Needle Little Studio (Instagram)

Friday, April 24, 2020

Tiny Painting Fundraiser, April 13-27, Final Day 10, Friday

UPDATE for April 24, Friday. All have sold for today. This is our last day and we thank you for all the support you have given Saint Vincent de Paul and their programs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here at Art Up Front Street. Hopefully we will all see each other (in person) soon! Thank you, again.

For each $26 purchase, $20 goes directly to St. Vincent De Paul. SVDP will be able to buy and distribute food for those in need. The last day of this fundraiser "exhibit" is today, April 24. The last day to contact us to arrange a purchase is Monday, April 27. Thank you, all, again for participating, looking, sharing, and being so generous. We have had donations to come in that are above the purchase price of some of the paintings. Thank you for your kindness. Stay well.
SOLD (1. "To the Sea")

SOLD (2. "Running Bunny")

SOLD (3. Garden Tapestry")

SOLD (4. "Pink Party Hat")

SOLD (5. "Polly")

DETAILS:
1. Each business day from April 13-27, FIVE new paintings are posted.
2. 50 tiny paintings by Rose Bryant will be "exhibited". Each is an original (2.5 x 3.5 or 3x3 inches) on canvas.
3. Once you see a favorite, send a private message Art Up Front Street via facebook or an email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com
4. Include: The numeral shown in the tiny painting photo and your name and address.

5. We mark "SOLD" on the online art photo(s).
6. Art Up Front Street mails your selection to you with a SASE enclosed.
7. You mail your check for $26 made out to Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833.

8. If you purchase several paintings (as gifts), we can ship to different addresses.
9. The fundraiser will continue for 2 weeks or until all 50 paintings are sold... whichever comes first!
Thank you in advance.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tiny Art Fundraiser, April 13-27, Day 9, Thursday

UPDATE: Thank you again for the good energy. All have been sold today. See you tomorrow with the last five for the fundraiser. 

For each $26 purchase, $20 goes directly to St. Vincent De Paul. SVDP will be able to buy and distribute food for those in need. The last day of this fundraiser "exhibit" is Friday, April 24. The last day to contact us to arrange a purchase is Monday, April 27. Thank you, all, again for participating, looking, sharing, and being so generous. We have had donations to come in that are above the purchase price of some of the paintings. Thank you for your kindness. Stay well.
SOLD (1. "Blue Bouquet")

SOLD (2. "Wishy Washy")

SOLD (3. "Midnight Stars")

SOLD (4. "Orange Sky in the Distance")

SOLD (5. "Deltora") 
DETAILS:
1. Each business day from April 13-27, FIVE new paintings are posted.
2. 50 tiny paintings by Rose Bryant will be "exhibited". Each is an original (2.5 x 3.5 or 3x3 inches) on canvas.
3. Once you see a favorite, send a private message Art Up Front Street via facebook or an email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com
4. Include: The numeral shown in the tiny painting photo and your name and address.

5. We mark "SOLD" on the online art photo(s).
6. Art Up Front Street mails your selection to you with a SASE enclosed.
7. You mail your check for $26 made out to Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833.

8. If you purchase several paintings (as gifts), we can ship to different addresses.
9. The fundraiser will continue for 2 weeks or until all 50 paintings are sold... whichever comes first!
Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Tiny Art Fundraiser, April 13-27, Day 8, Wednesday

For each $26 purchase, $20 goes directly to St. Vincent De Paul. SVDP will be able to buy and distribute food for those in need. Thank you for participating.
1. Cutie

SOLD (2. Tropical)

SOLD (3. Blue Bird)

SOLD (4. Chinese Lantern)

5. Beach Day




DETAILS:
1. Each business day from April 13-27, FIVE new paintings are posted.
2. 50 tiny paintings by Rose Bryant will be "exhibited". Each is an original (2.5 x 3.5 or 3x3 inches) on canvas.
3. Once you see a favorite, send a private message Art Up Front Street via facebook or an email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com
4. Include: The numeral shown in the tiny painting photo and your name and address.

5. We mark "SOLD" on the online art photo(s).
6. Art Up Front Street mails your selection to you with a SASE enclosed.
7. You mail your check for $26 made out to Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833.

8. If you purchase several paintings (as gifts), we can ship to different addresses.
9. The fundraiser will continue for 2 weeks or until all 50 paintings are sold... whichever comes first!
Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tiny Art Fundraiser, April 13-27, Day 7, Tuesday

 UPDATE: for TUESDAY APRIL 21. Today's five are sold. Thank you, everyone, for supporting the programs of Saint Vincent de Paul during this time. So many have had lives turned upside down and SVDP continues to help. 
For each $26 purchase, $20 goes directly to St. Vincent De Paul. SVDP will be able to buy and distribute food for those in need. Thank you for participating.


SOLD (1. Blue and Red Flower)

SOLD (2. Kitty on a Couch)

SOLD (3. Party Day)

SOLD (4. Fruitatta Green)

SOLD (5. Sunflower)

DETAILS:
1. Each business day from April 13-27, FIVE new paintings are posted.
2. 50 tiny paintings by Rose Bryant will be "exhibited". Each is an original (2.5 x 3.5 or 3x3 inches) on canvas.
3. Once you see a favorite, send a private message Art Up Front Street via facebook or an email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com
4. Include: The numeral shown in the tiny painting photo and your name and address.

5. We mark "SOLD" on the online art photo(s).
6. Art Up Front Street mails your selection to you with a SASE enclosed.
7. You mail your check for $26 made out to Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833.

8. If you purchase several paintings (as gifts), we can ship to different addresses.
9. The fundraiser will continue for 2 weeks or until all 50 paintings are sold... whichever comes first!
Thank you in advance.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Tiny Art Fundraiser, April 13-27, Day 6, Monday

UPDATE: for MONDAY APRIL 20. Today's five are sold. Thank you, everyone, for supporting the programs of Saint Vincent de Paul during this time. So many are met with difficulty. SVDP continues to help. For each $26 purchase, $20 goes directly to St. Vincent De Paul. SVDP will be able to buy and distribute food for those in need. Thank you for participating. 
SOLD (1. "Candy Spirals")

SOLD (2. "Fiddlehead Fresh")

SOLD (3. "In the Trees")

SOLD (4. "Chrysanthemum ")

SOLD (5. "Moon & Stars Love")

DETAILS:
1. Each business day from April 13-27, FIVE new paintings are posted.
2. 50 tiny paintings by Rose Bryant will be "exhibited". Each is an original (2.5 x 3.5 or 3x3 inches) on canvas.
3. Once you see a favorite, send a private message Art Up Front Street via facebook or an email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com
4. Include: The numeral shown in the tiny painting photo and your name and address.

5. We mark "SOLD" on the online art photo(s).
6. Art Up Front Street mails your selection to you with a SASE enclosed.
7. You mail your check for $26 made out to Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833.

8. If you purchase several paintings (as gifts), we can ship to different addresses.
9. The fundraiser will continue for 2 weeks or until all 50 paintings are sold... whichever comes first!
Thank you in advance.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Tiny Art Fundraiser, April 13-27, Day 5, Friday

UPDATE: THANK YOU TO THE PURCHASER WHO JUST SCOOPED UP TODAY'S FIVE!

For each $26 purchase, $20 goes directly to St. Vincent De Paul. SVDP will be able to buy and distribute food for those in need. Thank you for participating. 
SOLD 1. Tea Party

SOLD 2. Beautiful Day

SOLD 3. Gentle Breeze

SOLD 4. Martini Time

SOLD 5. Green Tomatoes?

DETAILS:
1. Each business day from April 13-27, FIVE new paintings are posted.
2. 50 tiny paintings by Rose Bryant will be "exhibited". Each is an original (2.5 x 3.5 or 3x3 inches) on canvas.
3. Once you see a favorite, send a private message Art Up Front Street via facebook or an email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com
4. Include: The numeral shown in the tiny painting photo and your name and address.

5. We mark "SOLD" on the online art photo(s).
6. Art Up Front Street mails your selection to you with a SASE enclosed.
7. You mail your check for $26 made out to Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833.

8. If you purchase several paintings (as gifts), we can ship to different addresses.
9. The fundraiser will continue for 2 weeks or until all 50 paintings are sold... whichever comes first!
Thank you in advance.