ARTISTS: Struggling with a common business challenge? Time to book a HOP session!

IMG_6571Sometimes you’re stuck on some aspect of running your business as an artist, and just need a little bit of help to get back on track or get moving in the right direction. Or you’re ready to take your business to the next level, but you don’t have the time or resources to invest a whole year or more in your career. Maybe you’ve found that you learn best in one-on-one situations as opposed to group settings.
If any of these scenarios describe you, then The Gallery at WREN’s HOP Sessions might be just what you need.
HOP stands for Helping Our People and is designed to give artists and entrepreneurs focused one-on-one help on a range of business of art topics in short, stand alone, no-nonsense sessions. Where the LEAP curriculum is comprehensive, cumulative and designed to transform one’s business plan as an artist over the course of a year, HOP is nuts and bolts help/feedback/instruction delivered in an hour, scheduled at the member’s convenience, and tailored to the member’s specific and individual needs.
Members can sign up for one-hour sessions with Gallery Manager Katherine Ferrier, to get help with the common business challenges, including:
  • Pricing Artwork
  • Writing and Editing a Bio
  • Writing and Editing an Artist Statement
  • Setting up an Instagram Account
  • Navigating Facebook
  • Deciding which galleries/opportunities to apply for
  • Presentation (“packaging”) of Work (frames, mats, hanging devices, etc)
  • How to Write and Deliver an Artist Talk
  • Putting together a strong gallery application
Need help with something you don’t see covered? E-mail with your question or challenge, and we’ll design a session just for you.
In-person sessions are available on most first and second Mondays of the month. Video Sessions can be booked at other times, pending availability. Check the calendar for available sessions.
Keep in mind HOP sessions are designed to tackle a single issue or topic, to get you unstuck and moving forward towards success in your business. WREN has an array of resources to help with big-picture business growth, such as our nationally recognized BETA program, and our year long business of art series, LEAP.
$45 for members. Free to members who income-qualify. Scholarships available, please email for application.
Link to signup on WREN calendar.

Attention Artists! Call for ART for the Small Works Show!

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CALL FOR ART! Annual WREN Member Small Works Show

WREN member artists are invited to participate in the Annual Small Works Show, which runs December 1-December 31, 2017. Each artist may submit up to two framed and ready to hang or display pieces of original artwork in any medium.

Veteran Gallery artists take note! When we say small, we mean small!

We’re taking off a few inches from years past, and setting the limit at Artwork must be 100 square inches or less (10″ max on the longest side). This includes the frame. 3 dimensional work must be 10”x10”x10” or less. There is no price limit. Work should be dropped off at the Gallery on Tuesday, November 28 between 10am and 4pm.
ALL ARTWORK MUST BE FOR SALE. The Gallery at WREN receives a 40% commission on all work sold through the gallery. Unsold work must be picked up on Tuesday, January 2 before 5pm. For more information email katherinef@wrenworks.org.

Save some time and fill out the Gallery Intake Form before drop off day!

Susan Riach Designs

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Our Product of The Week is this Beautiful Double Twist Sterling Silver Neclace $250.00 by Susan Riach of Susan Riach Designs LLC. Hand forged & hammered, in sterling silver, bold, strong & contemporary. Makes a beautiful gift! Available at both our locations.

Want to take a giant LEAP in your Art career? Apply for the 2018 LEAP Program!

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LEAP is an in-depth year-long series of workshops, critiques, studio visits and networking events designed to give artists the tools they need to tackle common obstacles and achieve success in the art marketplace.  Monthly workshops, peer-to-peer mentoring and critiques, a regular studio practice and numerous networking events with local and regional industry experts are the backbone of a curriculum rivaling many acclaimed MFA programs. In November, the LEAP cohort will share a special show in the Gallery at WREN.

Many of the benefits to be gained from participating in LEAP come not only from the accumulation of knowledge throughout the year, and from dedicating regular time to your studio practice, but from spending time together in a group, witnessing each other’s progress, challenges, strategies and breakthroughs. The power of the program is in commitment. Committing to your practice. Committing to attending workshops.  Committing to showing up fully to critiques. Once accepted into the program, artists agree to commit to all sessions, and understand that missing more than 2 will result in forfeiting one’s place in the November exhibit.  Think carefully before you apply, and make sure you are able to commit!

The 2018 cohort will consist of 6-10 participants, who will commit to the year long program and share a show in November at The Gallery at WREN.

LEAP includes 12 workshops, 6 studio visits/critiques, ongoing instructor and peer to peer support, and a shared month-long exhibit.

Cost for 2018 LEAP Training :: $1500
Full and Partial Scholarships available to those who income qualify
FREE BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT APPLICATION

Applications are due on November 30th. 2018 LEAP Application
Please e-mail completed applications in a Word document, with photos as attachments of JPEG images, to Gallery Manager Katherine Ferrier at katherinef@wrenworks.org

Raw Local Honey

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New to LocalWorks, Raw Local Honey and Honey Butter, made by White Mountain Apiary in Littleton, NH. Available in our LocalWorks Marketplace WREN store, open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm.

New Pottery!

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New Pottery by Linda Riley of Lincoln, NH. This beautiful horse hair lidded vase is $120.00 and available at our LocalWorks Marketplace WREN, Bethlehem, location, open 7 days a week,10am – 5pm.