In the mountains of northern New Hampshire, where opportunities for professional artists and serious art lovers can be limited, The Gallery at WREN sets the standard for fine art galleries in the North Country. Established in 2001, the active presence of the Gallery has played a key role in revitalizing the economy of Bethlehem, bringing foot traffic and customers to town, and widening the cultural reach of WREN throughout the region.
The Gallery at WREN connects artists and the community through the presentation of and interaction with art. For more than ten years, the Gallery has provided a space where local and regional artists can display and sell their work in a professional setting. The Gallery serves as a cultural outlet for the creative expression of a community, where the public can gather to enjoy, learn about and appreciate art.
Open year round, the Gallery presents a new show each month, featuring artists who have been carefully selected by juried committee. Accomplished painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, fiber and multi-media artists have all exhibited their work on the Gallery’s walls. Twice a year, WREN members are invited to participate in open-call group shows, which are exceptionally well received and serve not only as supportive learning experiences for new and emerging artists, but as community celebrations of the incredible talent and diversity in our midst. Along with Meet the Artist receptions on the first Friday of each month, the Gallery hosts a variety of events including artist talks, demonstrations, slideshows and workshops, all aimed at directly engaging people with art and art-making.
The Gallery is managed by Gallery Coordinator, Katherine Ferrier, and a committee of dedicated and talented volunteers, many of whom are professional working artists. The committee operates all aspects of the gallery including artist solicitation, selection of artists, scheduling shows and events, publicity and marketing, installation of artwork and coordinating the opening receptions. For more information, or to find out how you can become involved in the Gallery at WREN, please call (603) 869-3100 or visit wrencommunity.org