Upcoming Events


Join us at WREN for a workshop, art opening, farmers market, and more!



    • 11/17/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Meet Megan Mahan of Megan Mahan Mosaics on Saturday November 17th at the Omni Mt Washington Hotel. Megan will be located in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the hotel. 

    As part of WREN's series of Meet the Maker encounters Megan will be demonstrating how she makes her micromosaic jewelry following the 18th century technique learned in Rome from a Vatican mosaic studio master. She will have on display the tools and materials she uses to create unique pieces of jewelry as well as larger mosaics.


    • 11/24/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Terry Zigmund

    Burlington Community Glass Studio

    This Saturday meet Terry Zigmund who creates stained and fused glass. Terry's stained glass suncatchers embellished with copper wire trees, dishes made from reclaimed glass and fused glass jewelry are all handmade in her Burlington Vermont studio.


    • 12/01/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel
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    Caryn Clark

    Studio C

    Saturday December 1st, meet Caryn Clark who hand crafts a variety of modern farmhouse style gifts including embroidered tea towels, pillows, ornaments and sachets as well as unique one of a kind repurposed household items.  All are created from natural and vintage materials in her home "Studio C".

    December 8


    • 12/08/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Karen  Schweizer

    Nannie's Canning Pantry

    Karen has been making jams and jellies for over 35 years and started Nannies Canning Pantry in 2012 with the help of her husband Lee. Karen makes a wide variety of jams, jellies, chutneys,  pie fillings, mustards along with maple syrup and honey.  Many of the ingredients used in Nannies Canning products are sourced from local farms along with their own garden to ensure fruit is pesticide free. All products do not contain any GMO's and naturally gluten free and do not contain any artificial additives. Karen is most proud of her wicked good mustard, the Maple Basil Mustard that won bronze award in the world wide mustard competition


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    The Power of Potluck: Building a Strong Community Network

    Katherine Ferrier and Jason Tors

    Your overall success as an artist is directly related to the network of relationships you forge, both in your own small community and the art world at large. No artist can build a career on their own. We all benefit from a solid and supportive network we can lean on when we need help, advice, or an introduction. This last session of the LEAP series of “Business of Art” classes is equal parts hands-on workshop and potluck holiday social. We’ll start out by covering some simple steps you can take to build a strong and vibrant network, then practice some easy icebreakers to use in social situations. We’ll wrap up with a lively social hour, and an “Art Swap” (think “Yankee Swap, but with original works of art!) Participants will leave with some solid networking techniques, new contacts and a few original art goodies just in time for the holidays!



    • 12/15/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel
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    Meet Sarah Rosedahl of Sarah Rosedahl's Art. She will be displaying her work in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the Omni Mt Washington Hotel


    Sarah is an artist, illustrator, cartoonist and recovering software engineer.

    This Saturday Sarah will be signing her latest book, What the Cluck, a collection of political cartoons featuring fowl tweeting, angry birds and more. Sarah will demonstrate creating quirky animal drawings and will also have prints and cards for sale.


    • 12/22/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel
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    On December 22 meet Helen Friedman of Country Farm Candle. They will be demonstrating and showing their work in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the hotel. from noon to 4pm. 

    Country Farm Candles will host a Candle Making Workshop. This hands-on event will allow guests to make a 3 oz soy candle  ~  with guidance from a Country Farm Candles chandler! Includes preparing the container, mixing in their selected candle color and adding labels to the finished candle. Candles will be set and ready to pick up in approximately 1/2 hour after pouring. Cost $5


    • 12/29/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel
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    On December 29, come meet Marilinne Cooper at the Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel. She will be located in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the hotel.


    Marilinne Cooper is the local author of nine mystery novels that take place in northern New England and the Caribbean. These days, she summers in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, and winters in Culebra, Puerto Rico, and tries to travel some place new and exotic in between. She is currently at work on Turtle Season, the next book in the Tyler Mackenzie series.


    • 01/07/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Making Time for Making Art: Time Management for Artists

    Katherine Ferrier


    Where did the time go?! It’s a question every artist asks at some point. In order to answer it, you need to know how you currently use your time, so you can decide how you really want to spend those precious 24 hours in each day. This workshop will give you practical management methods, skills and techniques for identifying key time wasters, setting boundaries, managing frequent distractions and interruptions, and prioritizing yourself and your artwork. We’ll learn how to be a “reflective practitioner”: someone who, at regular intervals, looks back at the work they do, and the work process, and considers how they can improve. Goal setting and action planning are key to time management success. Start your year off with some solid tools that will help you to budget your time wisely. Re-ignite your commitment to your regular studio practice, so you can spend more time making your art!



    • 02/04/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Artist Statement, Bios and How to Tell Your Story

    Katherine Ferrier


    What is an artist statement, and why do you need one? Often, the thought of writing an artist statement can be laced with anxiety for even the most accomplished of artists. But having a clear, articulate description of your art is critical if you want to get your work out there into the world. We all know what we are trying to say with our art, but many of us have a difficult time organizing or communicating those ideas with words.  Learn how you how to write a thoughtful, concise, original and compelling artist statement that will get your work the attention it deserves. Bring a notebook and some photographs of your work to get the most out of this fun and relaxed 3 hour workshop.



    • 03/04/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Framing and Presenting Your Work (For Every Budget)

    Valerie Fenimore


    The owner of ArtWorks and longtime professional framer, Valerie Fenimore, will teach you picture framing basics in this 3 hour workshop. Learn about choosing materials and methods; sizing & cutting mats; mounting; canvas and fabric stretching; glass-cutting; joining frames; fitting & finishing. Learn handy tricks of the trade & examine which methods are right for you, your art and your budget!  Participants will try a variety of techniques and walk away with the know-how to finish a framed piece of their own artwork!


    This class meets at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center in Bethlehem, NH.

    Materials fee of $5 payable to instructor due at time of class.



    • 04/01/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Social Media for Artists

    Katherine Ferrier


    Building relationships with prospective buyers, patrons and clients is essential to running a successful business. Increasingly, social media outlets are becoming instrumental for artists in the marketplace, opening up unprecedented promotional avenues and opportunities for networking, and connecting artists to potential buyers around the globe. In this 3 hour workshop we’ll look at the popular social media and networking sites Facebook and Instagram to examine what each one has to offer you as an artist. Bring your own laptop or reserve one of ours to get the most out of this workshop. It’s helpful if you already have an account with at least one of the platforms listed.




    • 05/06/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Photographing your Artwork

    Angel Larcom


    Trying to photograph your own artwork and making it look like it does in real life can be very tricky. In this hands on workshop, Angel Larcom will show you how to get good shots of your work you can use for marketing, promotion and documentation. Learn how to avoid reflections and shadows that can obscure your artwork or leave colors washed out. Learn how to keep frames straight and undistorted. If you have 3 dimensional artwork, you will learn how to make it “pop” off the background. Bring your camera and a few samples of your artwork to get the most out of this action-packed 3 hour workshop.


    This class meets at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center in Bethlehem, NH.





    • 06/03/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    How to Price Your Artwork

    Beth Simon


    Before you can bring your work to the marketplace, whether that be a gallery, retail shop, craft fair or online, you need to understand some basics about pricing. Some say it’s an art, some say it’s simple math. There are many ways to answer the question “How much do you want for that?”  Beth Simon, owner of The League of NH Craftsmen in Littleton, and juried member of the League in jewelry, will walk you through several strategies, to find one that works for you! To get the most out of this fun and fast paced workshop, bring several examples of your work, to be priced using methods presented.


    Note: This class meets on a Tuesday, at The League on 81 Main Street, in Littleton.






    • 06/29/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    The ABC’s of Building an Artist Website

    Angel Larcom


    You’ve worked hard and have a studio full of beautiful work that nobody’s ever seen. Now you’re ready to show the world your creations!  In this informative, hands-on workshop, Web and graphic designer Angel Larcom will show you how to set up and launch your own art or photography website, focusing on the Wordpress platform. Create an account/url, choose from website templates, upload and organize your work, and watch it go live on the internet! Bring your own laptop and 5-10 digital images of your artwork to get the most out of this fun and informative 3 hour workshop. It’s also helpful if you have an artist statement and artist biography already written. Contact katherinef@wrenworks.org to book a HOP session if you would like resources/support before class. 


    *Note: This day-long workshop meets on a Saturday, at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center in Bethlehem, NH from 10am - 5pm. Cost is $90 for members / $150 for non-members





    • 07/29/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Tipping the Scales: How to Apply for Gallery Shows

    Katherine Ferrier


    When a gallery receives applications from 50 artists, but only has room to present 10 in a given season, simple math tells us that only so many will be chosen. How can you assemble the strongest, most complete portfolio of your work and put your best foot forward? What can you do to make your work stand out and get noticed? In this workshop we'll examine industry best practices for preparing a complete and cohesive application for a gallery show. We'll cover the 5 essential elements of a kick-ass application, and take a look at the top 3 mistakes that will land your application right in the trash. Bring whatever current application materials you may have (photos of artwork, artist statements, exhibition lists, etc.) to get the most out of this fun and fast-paced workshop.







    • 09/09/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Tooting Your Own Horn: An Artist’s Guide to Self-Promotion

    Katherine Ferrier


    You’ve got a big show coming up, and you want lots of folks to come. All the wishing in the world won’t get people to the opening reception; you’re going to need a savvy publicity plan!  In this 3 hour workshop, we will demystify the world of publicity, marketing and self-promotion for the artist/entrepreneur, and work through some ways to dial down the anxiety around asking the word to pay attention. We’ll look at the key elements of a thorough promotion portfolio, and consider examples of effective DIY marketing strategies, including business cards, Facebook events, posters and postcards, press releases, mailing lists, and the hidden power of good old-fashioned word of mouth. Before you leave, you’ll build a template for your own publicity/promotion timeline that you can put into action right away!



    • 10/07/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Share the Wealth: How to Teach a Workshop

    Katherine Ferrier


    You’ve spent years honing your skills as an artist, and building your brand, but have you considered adding teaching to your “business of art” tool box? Teaching workshops can positively impact your artistic bottom line in a number of ways. In this 3 hour workshop, we’ll cover building an effective lesson plan, teaching to a variety of levels, setting up a workspace, assembling a materials list, finding places to teach, giving constructive feedback to students, and more. Space is limited, pre-register to save your spot!




    • 11/04/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Overcoming Your Fear of the Dreaded Artist Talk

    Katherine Ferrier


    If you’re like many artists, you’d rather have a root canal than stand up in front of people and talk about your work.  Deep down, though, you have a lot to say, and your patrons, fans and potential customers are eager to hear it! In this workshop we’ll talk about the tops 3 reasons you want to have a great artist talk in your back pocket, and the 5 foolproof methods for preparing a talk that will engage an audience and build authentic connections between your artwork and the viewer. We’ll take baby steps by practicing introducing ourselves to each other, and cover the basics of preparing a variety of slide-show presentations. You’ll get the most out of this 3 hour class if you’ve already got an artist statement.



    • 12/09/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    The Power of Potluck: Building a Strong Community Network

    Katherine Ferrier and Jason Tors


    Your overall success as an artist is directly related to the network of relationships you forge, both in your own small community and the art world at large. No artist can build a career on their own. We all benefit from a solid and supportive network we can lean on when we need help, advice, or an introduction. This last session of the LEAP series of “Business of Art” classes is equal parts hands-on workshop and potluck holiday social. We’ll start out by covering some simple steps you can take to build a strong and vibrant network, then practice some easy icebreakers to use in social situations. We’ll wrap up with a lively social hour, and an “Art Swap” (think “Yankee Swap, but with original works of art!) Participants will leave with some solid networking techniques, new contacts and a few original art goodies just in time for the holidays!




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