Upcoming events

    • 06/14/2018
    • 09/27/2018
    • 16 sessions
    • 2011 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH

    Join local farmers and artisans Thursday afternoons at the Gorham Farmers Market! 


    Customers who swipe their EBT/SNAP cards at the market manager's booth will receive matching coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables. Shop local and double your SNAP dollars!


    When the days get shorter, the market will close earlier.


    • 06/16/2018
    • 09/29/2018
    • 16 sessions
    • 2011 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH

    Join local farmers and artisans Saturday mornings at the Bethlehem Farmers Market!


    • 07/02/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 42 Maple
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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.
    This class meets at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center in Bethlehem, NH.



    • 08/13/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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.



    • 08/27/2018
    • 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.



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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!



    • 10/29/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Online Sales for Artists

    Katherine Ferrier


    Want to start selling your artwork online but don’t know where to start? In this 3 hour workshop Gallery Manager, Katherine Ferrier will compare the pricing and features of several e-commerce platforms, including Shopify and Etsy. Learn the pros and cons of having your own website, selling through print-on-demand websites, using blogs and other social marketing tools, setting up shops, presentation, online marketing, and time-saving order management tips for artists. Guest artists will include several WREN member artists who are successfully selling online. Bring your own laptop, or reserve one of ours to get the most out of this workshop.



    • 12/10/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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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