November 30, 2010

Your invitation

Come join us on Saturday night for our holiday party and the opening of this amazing exhibition!

November 29, 2010

IPS3 is coming!

Tiel Seivl-Keevers
Lilly Pereira
dj berger
shira sela
It's that time of year again ... for prints! Over 30 printmakers have sent us their beautiful works and we are thrilled to unveil them this Saturday night at our holiday party. Do join us for some live music, great nibbles and some incredible affordable art! A sneak peek from a few of the diverse work from some of the IPS3 artists above!

November 26, 2010

Think small ...

Think small businesses, the heart of most communities, working to preserve the "feel good" place your city center is known for. Think handmade. This movement has changed the way many people live in your neighborhood and the way people do business across the country and around the world. Support the green-ness of not having your presents travel from the far reaches of the world but from hands of an artist just around the block. Remember, we are all in this together. And did you know that artstream supports your efforts by giving back 15% until December 24th? Plus this weekend in our shop, we are throwing in free shipping in the USA and discounted shipping for worldwide! Mention this post in person or put poppytalk2010 in the checkout process! Happy Shopping!

November 24, 2010

"Newness" upcoming

jen garrido
lisa solomon
heather smith jones

Early this year I gathered three artists up for a group show to end this year. The result was a trio of women whose work I admire very much. The theme was chosen: Newness. Words flowed from that theme. Newness, shiny, tangle, holding, reflection, needle, white. The show will open with our holiday party on December 4th from 5-9 p.m. full of cheer, live music and some really amazing art in two shows - yes two! More on that on Friday ... have a lovely Thanksgiving if you are celebrating in our part of the woods.

November 19, 2010

Repurposed wood :: our new/old table

So excited to have our table finished up by friend and sculptor Adam Pearson. He created this table top from old pine which he put together to make a new top from our old glass and steel coffee table. We are thrilled with the results and love it even more now!

November 16, 2010

Sunshine, on a cloudy day

o clementine, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Little clementines can lend a lot of sunshine in November. How do you turn up the sun when it's not shining?

November 15, 2010

Jerseymaids: Interview!

Today I wanted to bring to you an interview with Lauren Beacham from Jersymaids one of our newest lines of jewelry here at artstream. So read on to learn more about Lauren and her beautiful work and successful business!

Q:Tell us about your younger years relating to art ...

As a child I was in the indefinite mode of imagination and creativity.

Constantly drawing, painting, sculpting with clay, participating in the local

theater, I even had a knack for puppet shows! Art was a big part of my life in

all shapes and forms. My parents also made it a point to take me to museums,

plays, sign me up for classes involving the arts and really encourage that part

of my personality. I owe a lot to them for allowing me to pursue my passions

with no reservations.

Q:How did you decide to work full time on your art?

After college, where I received my Bachelor's degree in Fine Art

Photography, I had an abundance of prints from projects and my own experiments.

I decided to open up an online shop to try and clean house a bit. After I sold

my first piece, it was a mad addiction. Since that first sale, I have

transformed my images beyond the realm of 2D prints and created a large line of

functional art such as clocks, lamps, jewelry, cards, and other unique gifts

based exclusively on my Polaroids. The shop took off within just a few months

of opening and it's been on the steady uphill growth ever since. I still get a

rush with every sale, with every happy customer, with every crafty relationship

I get to form in this wonderful handmade life!

Q: What is the soundtrack playing behind your work?

My soundtrack is on constant shuffle. Throw in a little modern folk with

some old classics, a few dance-ables, a dash of 80s and 90s and that's a good

start! My music is easy to listen to, makes you feel good, and you always know

the words. I try to make my work reflect the same - easy to enjoy, fun,

colorful and dream-like with some hints to the old vintage classics we will

always love.

Q:What are your three favorite things in the world?

I don't know if I could sum it up in just three! But I would say the

people/animals I love, my music and my Polaroid camera equipment. I can't

imagine life being complete without them.

Q: What sort of advise would you give to someone starting out in your field?

Go with your gut. In this fast-paced digital world, I knew in my heart that

my place was with analogue photography. People think I'm crazy and if I had a

dime for everytime I heard "where on earth do you find the film?" or "it's so

expensive, I don't know how you can do it!" or "isn't there a Photoshop filter

that does that?" I would be a rich lady indeed. The thing is, there is nothing

quite like film out there. The way it captures light, the dreamy images, the

unexpected mistakes that become miracles, the anticipation, and the awe I always

feel of watching that image appear out of nowhere right in the palm of your hand

- waiting for what feels like ages for that old-school "instant" gratification.

It tries your patience, it pushes you to new limits, it makes you truly think

about what you're about to do. And most importantly, it still feels like

magic. I knew in my gut this is where I belonged and it's taken me farther than

I ever dreamed...and I know this is only the beginning.

Thank you so much Lauren for taking the time to do this interview! Lauren also does custom work with your images as commissions. Please contact us if you would like something special for your wedding (think bridesmaid gifts, groomsman gifts, etc!)

November 11, 2010

Some more from Molly Bosley!

A quick peek at some of the new smaller works of Molly Bosley which just came into the gallery today. Tiny and very affordable, these beauties pack a punch ... and are going up in the shop first thing in the morning - but don't wait, they won't last!

November 09, 2010

Views from the weekend ...

Wonderful NH Open Doors weekend + opening for Nostalgia. Lots of warm cider, wine and nibbles were consumed as well as new art pieces going home with nice patrons! We have new classes starting this week, so we are extra busy with everything around the gallery!