Coin Purse & Passport Bag


Unique Coin Purse, $10.00 & Passport Bag, $20.00, handmade from furniture fabric scraps by Eileen Russ of Simple Sacks NH. Great gift for a traveler. Available at our Bethlehem & Bretton Woods Stores, opend daily 10am – 5pm. (603) 869-3100

Print on Canvas!


Print on Canvas of Gisele Thompson’s original painting, “Fall Colors,2″,$75.00, 11″x14”. Makes a wonderful rememberance of the vibrancy of Fall in New Hampshire, that will last for years. Avaialable at our Bethlehem & Bretton Woods Stores, open daily, 10am -5pm. (603)869-3100.

NH Open Doors

 

During this statewide tour, artists, craftsmen, and businesses owners are opening their doors with special activities and promotions.

  • Shop (tax-free) for locally-made art, food, and other products
  • Get an inside look at artists and craftsmen working in their studios
  • Taste locally-sourced products from food purveyors
  • Connect and engage with NH’s cultural heritage
  • Take the road less traveled and visit our main streets, big and small
  • Spend the night in a cozy accommodation overlooking NH views

 

Mushroom Art!!!


Hand painted mushroom of The Lonesome Lake Hut by Michelle Haas of Dalton, NH. Makes a unique gift of a treasured place. Sealed to ensure that it lasts for a lifetime. $200.00, available at WREN’S Local Works Store in Bethlehem. Open daily 10am – 5pm. (603)869- 3100.

Small Works Show CALL FOR ART!

WREN’s popular open-call member show is one of our community’s best ways to connect with the incredible talent and diversity in our midst. This show is a great way for new and emerging artists to get to know WREN, and to have your work displayed in a professional gallery setting during the month of December (show dates: Friday, December 7th – 31st, 2018).

Artists may submit up to 2 pieces of original artwork in any medium that meet the following criteria:
works must be no larger than 12″ on their longest side (including the frame) and must be ready to hang or display.

Artwork may be dropped off at the Gallery on Tuesday, December 4, between 10am – 4pm.

Click here to download an Intake Form to fill out in advance. Forms will also be available on the drop off date.

Working the Layers Opens at the Gallery October 5th

The Gallery at WREN presents:
Working the Layers | Works by Nancy E. Adams and Martha Elmes

On Friday, October 5, from 5-7pm, the Gallery at WREN presents the opening reception of Working the Layers, featuring two artist who work in layered mediums to achieve reflections of the world around us.

Nancy E. Adams is a mixed-medium encaustic artist who manipulates hand-dyed cotton to mimic colorful sunrises, sunsets, and ocean storms. Martha Elmes is a paper artist, printer, and painter who layers and arranges her mediums to create imaginative, winsome, and provocative pieces. Both artists invite viewers to spend time with their works, to contemplate not just the product, but also the process of creating art.

The opening reception is part of the monthly First Friday events in Bethlehem, which include exhibits at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center, Maia Papaya, and Rek•Lis Brewery. After the reception, Working the Layers will be on display in the Gallery at WREN during the month of October, open daily from 10am-5pm.

Martha Elmes is an artist and art educator with a BA from St. Lawrence University and a MA in Arts and Education from Lesley University. She is a longtime Adjunct Art Faculty at Lyndon State College and past resident at the Vermont Studio Center. She taught Art in area schools for over 40 years. She is now repurposed as a paper artist, printer, and painter. Martha has exhibited in many Vermont galleries, including Burlington’s Flynn Theater for Discover Jazz commemorating Miles Davis and the music of “Bitches Brew”, and the “Arts Connects” Juried show at Catamount Arts. She has work in galleries in New Orleans on Royal Street, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Nancy E. Adams is a mixed-media encaustic artist who blends her interests in photography and fiber arts with the luminous quality of beeswax to create dreamlike seascapes and landscapes. Her technique of manipulating hand-dyed cotton contrasts with the more traditional process wherein color is achieved through the use of colored encaustic medium. Recurring ocean and mountain themes predominate and are a reflection of the artist’s New England heritage. Nancy enjoyed a 25-year horticultural career with UNH Cooperative Extension before pursuing her artistic talents full time. Nancy established Studio 25 in 2004 as a NH fiber arts studio dedicated to creating functional art – scarves, handbags and fashion accessories. That same year, she became a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen (LNHC). Her work can be seen at LNHC retail stores, Exeter Fine Crafts, at WREN, and on her website: www.studio25nh.com.

Kazia’s Sweet Treats!!!!


Kazia’s Sweet Treats, Delicious Sea Salt Caramels are back! They are handmade in Plymouth, NH by Mary T. Hall from a family recipe. Available in 4oz bag $7.50 or 8oz gift box $16.50, at our Local Works Store & Gallery in Bethlehem & Bretton Woods. Open daily 10am – 5pm. (603) 869-3100

Ebony’s Edibles!


New to Local Works Marketplace, Ebony’s Edibles by Rebecca La Joie of Berlin, NH. Homenmade all natural cookies for your favorite pup!

Call for Artists! 2019 Season at the Gallery at WREN

You are invited to apply for an exhibit at The Gallery at WREN’s 2019 Season!

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of WREN. To celebrate, the 2019 Season at the Gallery will feature exhibits that pair “legacy” artists (those who have featured prominently in WREN’s history, and have built their careers alongside WREN over the last quarter century) with “emerging” artists (those up-and-coming members whose artistic vision represents the next generation of rural artists).

DEADLINE: Monday, October 15th, 2018

To learn more about the Season and to apply, CLICK HERE to visit the online application form.

Email gallery@wrenworks.org with questions or for more information.

COLOR LOVE: Opening at the Gallery on September 7th!

The Gallery at WREN presents: COLOR LOVE: 3 Artists. 3 Visions.

On Friday, September 7, from 5-7pm, the Gallery at WREN presents the opening reception of COLOR LOVE, featuring the bright and vibrant paintings of three New Hampshire artists: Ethel Hills, Rosemary Conroy, and Ann Trainor Domingue. Although their subject matter ranges from wildlife, to seaside tableaus, to abstract landscapes, all three artists bring to their works a desire to create connections between the viewer’s experience and their own–bringing fresh and joyful appreciation to familiar subjects.

The opening reception is part of the First Friday events in Bethlehem, which include exhibits at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center, and Rek•lis Brewery. Don’t forget to pick up your First Friday punch card at WREN and then visit the other stops on Main Street in order to receive free chips and salsa at Rek•lis! After the reception, COLOR LOVE will be on display in the Gallery during the month of September, open daily from 10am-5pm.

Meet the Artists:

Rosemary Conroy is a contemporary wildlife artist living and working in Weare, NH. Named one of “Eleven Women Artists to Watch” by New Hampshire Magazine in 2017, she has also recently been featured on NH Public Radio’s The Exchange to discuss “Making It As An Artist in NH.” Largely self-taught, Rosemary has nevertheless been enjoying ever-increasing success as an artist, and her work is collected across the U.S. and Canada. She attributes her success to her passion for her primary subject matter (wildlife) and never losing her sense of humor.

Ann Trainor Domingue was born in Massachusetts and lived many years in Rhode Island before settling in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a B.A. in painting. Ann is a Copley Artist, and Copley Fellow of the Copley Society of Art in Boston. Her works hang in many private and public collections across the country including the permanent collections of Coverys Boston, SNHU, Keene State College, Hampshire Plaza Tower, Tenn & Tenn law firm, Catholic Medical Center, and Manchester Place. Her award-winning career as an advertising art director and designer has influenced her sense of composition and use of color. Ann is represented by the following galleries: Portland Art Gallery, ME; Camden Falls Gallery, ME; Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH; George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME; Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH; Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA; Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

Ethel Hills grew up in Hollis, NH and has since settled in Hampton, NH. After receiving her B.A. at UNH, she worked traditional clerical jobs while exploring her creativity through needlework, photography and rug hooking. Interest in developing her own rug designs brought her to a drawing class and the beginning of a love of drawing and painting, reinforced by her continued study of art, including courses at UNH and the NH Institute of Art. Ethel has been painting seriously for about fifteen years and is an active member of Ogunquit Art Association, NH Art Association, the Abstract Artists Group of New England, Women’s Caucus for Art, and the Arts League of Lowell. She has exhibited in numerous juried and solo shows in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine.

COLOR LOVE is generously sponsored by Union Bank, a long-time supporter of WREN and WREN artists.