Charming tiny framed art by Natalie Marquis Art.
Monday, November 1, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
8 Studios Open. 2500 square feet of art
Collage, large & small original paintings, digital art, "Industrial Quilts", prints, cards, journals, photography, tiny paintings, framed and unframed works, watercolor.
Monday, October 18, 2021
We love what has come before us and we love what the future can possibly bring.
Our "collective studio thought" kicked into high gear five and a half years ago when a friend (and art fan) told us about The New Heights Teen Center possibly being for sale. A few years prior to this, the idea of collective artist studios had been brewing, especially each time we heard from any artist asking if there was studio space in Exeter.
At the time (2014, 2015, 2016 etc, the pickin's were very slim in town. Exeter Station had a few undeveloped spaces flying under the radar. Really not seeking artists, specifically, but, instead, offering industrial, office, business space. Artists in Exeter also had their own home studios.
Then, it happened. There was a space. The Teen Center. And we jumped in not knowing what it would completely be, but, knowing that so many artists were looking for space where they would also find community.
Thank you to the first artists that believed in the dream: Dale Atkins, Gaby Grossman, Lori Martone, Festive Tree, and Dawn Amey by showing support in the idea. And thank you to the first artists in the door for studio space: Dawn Amey, Gaby Grossman, Deb Wheeler-Bean, then shortly after Artsy Barsi, Industrial Quilts, Artist Explores the World, and Artful Harper Studios.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
We were so fortunate to have Seven Hinnov, a student and Exeter resident, work with us this summer! Thank you, Seven.
And a big thank you to Kathy Bailey of Seacoast Online for the interview, the great write-up, and for supporting the artist community in Exeter.
Click to read the article... stop by to catch a selfie sometime. We would love to see what you snap.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
We are beyond thrilled to share with you that artist Natalie Eve Marquis is bringing her wonderfulness to us in studio 5 as the newest resident artist of Art Up Front Street.
We have watched her explore & evolve.... finding her joy in color and painting.
To see more about Natalie and her saturated color, go to https://nataliemarquis.com/ .
As part of our five year anniversary celebration at Art Up Front Street we started an artist residency program from September 2021 thru February 2022. (One artist for each month).
We are so excited to announce that Lili Un is our artist for October 2021! We are looking forward to working with her.
We love this quote from her:
"I am a part time high school guidance counselor, full time artist in Dover. I have a Master’s degree in Art Therapy, and I love the process of healing through art. Throughout my life I have had the honor of learning many different art mediums, including traditional icon painting, weaving, and printmaking. Though I love to learn new things, I always return to painting as my favorite. My subjects are constantly changing since I find the world endlessly inspiring."
See more about her at https://www.liliunart.com/
Friday, August 27, 2021
November 6&7, 5th Annual OPEN STUDIOS at Art Up Front Street, Saturday & Sunday, 10-4, in Exeter, NH
We are so excited to be announcing our 5th Annual November Open Studios!
TWO DAYS: November 6 & 7, Saturday & Sunday, 10-4 each day.
It has been a wild ride over the last year (as you well know), but we have a special reason to celebrate. We are FIVE years old! FIVE YEARS of being in the community sharing, making, and honoring creativity.
Art Up Front Street LLC was formed August 2016. The building was purchased September 2016. After clean-out and fix-up, the first artists moved into their studios January 2017. Since then, the growth has been very organic ... feeling our way through changes as Exeter's first art studio collective.
Now, we have a milestone to celebrate and we would love for you to be a part of it over the next few months. Our supportive community has meant so much to us. We are here because you found us, you came, and you continued to be present by visiting, purchasing, attending special events, and sending well wishes and congratulations as we have grown. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The artists who have studios here and who been represented in the past have been the most wonderful inspirations to our growing collective. This process only floats because artists do what they do, they find their creative passions, and they freely share that knowledge and support with the other artists around them. We are "in it" for all of us.
For our 5th November OPEN STUDIOS we have: 8 studios open to the public, an art demo in studio 6, specials, a free drawing, plus treats and bevs on the front deck.
The types of art exhibited and for sale are: Collage, large and small original paintings, digital art, "Industrial Quilts", prints, cards, journals, photography, tiny paintings, framed and unframed works, watercolor.
Our wonderful regular studio artists are: Artsy Barsi, Industrial Quilts, Artful Harper Studios, Deb Wheeler-Bean, Natalie Marquis Art, Ree Katrak, & Rose Bryant. We have 2 of our favorite guest artists - Jeff Whittum Metal Art and Dale Atkins ceramic vessels. Plus... we currently have an artist residency program going on and Tracy Hines Home is the artist who is sharing space with us for the month.
Great fun ahead.
We hope you will spend the day in Exeter and join us.
All windows will be open. Plenty of free on-street parking. Look for the bright yellow front, the large flower murals, and the big dot on the exterior wall that says "art".
Monday, August 23, 2021
Paper Quilts: & other experiments by Ree Katrak, plus, Industrial Quilts: Industry & Nature by Anne Marie Kenny
Kenny: "Industrial Quilts: Nature & Industry: the patina series."
Friday, August 20, 2021
Contact: Rose Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org
We make art & we exhibit the work of our artists ...plus we welcome an occasional guest artist or collaboration with other local art groups.
The program is for one artist for one month out of six - September thru February.
AUFS welcomes the participant to present a talk to our artists (or the public.)
We provide an easel, table, chair, shelves, kitchen, bathrooms, wifi, parking lot, load in ramp, secluded green space, classroom space. We have extra tables and chairs for use.
The months vary in cost based on open hours, typical event opportunities, and holiday schedules.
2021- September $200, October $225, November $250, December
2022- January $200, February $200 Deadline to apply is October 1, 2021
Lastly, indicate first, second
and third choice for months.
Send your email to Rose Bryant at email@example.com
. Good luck! Looking forward to working with you!
Friday, August 6, 2021
Thank you for the reviews. We love hearing what you think and we love hearing about what brings you here.
A recent review on TA. Thank you, Mike.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021