11th Annual Wrong Brain Holidaze Bizaare Saturday, 12/10/22, 11 am – 5 pm at Millspace, Newmarket, NH
The Wrong Brain Bizaare is a semi-annual multimedia arts open market, pop up gallery, and creative celebration! We bring you the strange, unconventional, underground, alternative and emerging of the Seacoast.
We are seeking vendors who offer original art, music, homegoods, skincare, jewelry, clothing, accessories, books, plants, toys, and MORE. Wrong Brain serves the fledgling, unconventional, and under-represented artists of the Seacoast area and beyond. Our Holidaze Bizaare exists to fulfill the need for an alternative craft fair, creating space for those who are not warmly welcomed by your traditional holiday market.
– Vendor spaces: 10×10 – $75 (VERY limited) or 6×4 – $40
– Bring your own tables and chairs. Limited electricity is available upon request.
– If you plan on sharing a space, please submit ONE application with BOTH of your info.
– Wrong Brain donates up to 3 vendor spaces to local non-profits & community organizations.
Wrong Brain Holidaze Bizaare Night Market
Saturday, 12/5/22, 6 pm – 10 pm at Chapel+Main, Dover, NH
-Vendor spaces: 4 to 6’ table – $40
**Masks will be required for everyone in the space, including vendors, volunteers and patrons, regardless of vaccination status. There is outdoor access in the back if you need to take a mask-break! We will also be enforcing capacity by counting visitors at the door. This is to ensure the space does not get over-crowded and we can keep a safe social distance as much as possible. Folks will be asked to wait outside or come back if we are at capacity. We encourage you to keep a hand sanitizer at your table and use it often. Wrong Brain will continue to keep an eye on COVID rates in our state and if we feel it is unsafe to continue having an indoor event, we will cancel and refund your vendor fees. **
Not all who apply will be accepted. Space and time are limited, and we seek to curate a balanced market with a variety of goods and perspectives. There are more opportunities listed below, please apply for any and all that look interesting to you!
**ALL APPLICATIONS DUE BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by October 15.**
To be considered for the following opportunities please email email@example.com
The stage at Millspace: Submit proposals for on-site workshops, performances, or art installations for the stage during the Millspace Holidaze Bizaare.
The stairway at Millspace: Submit proposals for art installation for the stairwell that leads from the front door of the Mill down the stairs to the main entrance of the Millspace. It must be installed Friday, Dec 9 and taken down after the Bizaare on Saturday night, the 10th. Email your ideas and budget.
Millspace pop-up gallery: On display for the Millspace Holidaze Bizaare event on Dec. 10. Please submit the following:
Artist name & location + up to 4 original works with title, size, medium, dimensions, price, and attached image for each piece. 2D art should be wall-ready with a hanging fixture, 3D art is welcome, just tell us how you’d like it displayed. Never done this before? We can help you attach hanging fixtures or any other display questions – just let us know!
Big Cheap Art Show: on display in the gallery at Wrong Brain Headquarters in Dover, NH for the month of December. Please email the following:
Artist name & location + up to 10 original works with title, size, medium, dimensions, price, and attached image for each piece. All artwork must be priced under $50. 2D art must be wall-ready with a hanging fixture, 3D art is welcome, just tell us how you’d like it displayed!
Wrong Brain never charges a fee or asks a commission for gallery shows. If you want to donate back to us if a piece is sold, anywhere from 10%-30% is welcome, but never required.
Collecting donations to pay speakers for their time at the upcoming March for Black Trans Lives this Sunday, June 28. DONATE HERE
OPEN CALL FOR VENDORS
Since our Spring Bizaare is currently on hold, we’re hosting an online sale starting May 1, and we’re looking for YOUR artist-made and hand-crafted items! Anyone can submit up to 3 unique items (and up to 5 identical copies of each) for online sale. Submissions are due by Sunday, April 29, so act fast! If you’re interested in participating, send us an email at WrongBrainArt@gmail.com for details!
After careful consideration, we have decided to close Wrong Brain Headquarters & suspend Wrong Brain public events through the end of March. The safety of our residents, members & community is in our hands, and we are taking the social distancing recommendations from the WHO & CDC very seriously. Wrong Brain cares about your Weird, and we want to be proactive in light of potential harm that could be caused to you and vulnerable members of our community. We hope to reopen for Dover Art Walk on Friday, April 3 for Maps Of Places Iâ€™ve Never Been, Vero Stewartâ€™s first gallery show. We are flexible and will reassess the progress of the pandemic in 2 weeks. But for now, it is our responsibility to slow transmission; we believe social distancing, hand washing, and disinfecting surfaces is the best we can do collectively and individually. We encourage you to follow these CDC recommendations as well. We have to protect ourselves to protect those who may not be able to protect themselves. We have to work together when those in power have done little to protect us.
What that means for now:
Comedy Friday 3/20 will be live-streamed – please tune in at home & throw popcorn at the screen when someone tells a bad joke.
A Fancy New Discord Server – We’re going to go ahead and start our own Discord server which will act as a public chat room for those who want to engage and collaborate with people they might not know yet.
Gay Paper Mache Wednesdays 6-9pm will be an Instagram Live from your Studio Marathon – we encourage you to work on a project at home and join into our Livesteam from your studio, bedroom, kitchen, basement, or where ever!
Quarantine Challenge – we will post a new creative challenge each day to keep yaâ€™all engaged and making – there will be a prompt, youâ€™ll make a thing and send us a picture / video – and we will post it! Send in by midnight. Posts happen the next morning!
Gig & service workers – if you are having trouble getting paid during this period of All Cancellations, send us your Venmo and a picture and a blurb – weâ€™ll post for you. Have art or music to sell? Weâ€™ll post those links too. Letâ€™s help each other stay afloat. I know I donâ€™t have sick leave or health insuranceâ€¦.
Stay safe, stay weird, & make some art.
A runway event & gallery exhibit featuring outfits & artwork made from entirely recycled textile materials. This event marks the 1 year anniversary of Wrong Brain at Headquarters III & will be followed by an after-party, catered by Chapel+Main, with dancing, pie contest, & games.
The 5 fashion designers showing on the runway are all Project Upcycle Alumnae & work mainly with recycled clothing in their regular work. Sam Pao & Villada will premier their limited edition collaboration line, FRUIT, with bright, joyous colors, gender-free & size-inclusive garments featuring screen printing, dyeing, & cut & sew original patterns. Maya Critchfield is a fiber artist and educator living and working in Midcoast Maine. She is showing visibly mended sweaters with high-contract darning. Kirsten Elfe is a designer working in Dover, NH & will be showing a mini collection of explorations in therapeutic repetitive processes. Drew Rosen won second place at the 2019 Project Upcycle competition and will be showing a streetwear collection of pants & shirts made from scrap denim and jersey.
The gallery opens at 4pm. Runway show starts at 7:30pm. After party to follow.
Annual Wrong Brain Spring Bizaare
Call to Vendors
Saturday, May 9, 2020 11am-5pm
Millspace, Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, NH
The Wrong Brain Bizaare is a semiannual multimedia arts open market, pop up gallery, music exhibition and creative celebration! We aim to bring you the strange, unconventional, underground, alternative and emerging of the Seacoast.
We are seeking vendors who offer – original art, prints, zines, RECYCLED/HANDMADE: pins, patches, clothing, accessories, toys, VINTAGE/LOCAL: clothing, records and cassettes, comics, books, skincare, food, etc. Other items are absolutely acceptable as long as they fit the theme.
We are seeking pop-up gallery exhibitors with original art in frames or hanging fixtures.
10×10 – $65
6×4 – $40
Bring your own tables and chairs.
Some electricity is available upon request only.
Most spaces have access to wooden beams for hanging.
To apply to be a vendor, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Business/artist name & location
2 What do you do?
3 What products will you sell?
4 Why do you fit the theme?
5 10×10 or 6×4?
6 Please attach 3-5 high quality, clear images.
7 Link to your website/blog/portfolio.
If you plan on sharing a space, please submit ONE application with BOTH of your info.
Wrong Brain donates 2 vendor spaces to local non-profit groups & charities. Please apply as a vendor and include a request for donated space.
To all applicants:
Not all who apply will be accepted. Space and time are limited and we are seeking only those who are Wrong Brained. ALL APPLICATIONS DUE BY SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020.
Jamie “Tank” Smith is a 38 year old painter and professional tattoo artist living in Lawrence, MA and working at Jim’s Tattoo in Seabrook, NH. Although Jamie has made art his career through tattooing for 20 years, this exhibit is his first showing outside of the tattoo world.
This collection of colorful acrylic paintings spanning several years differs greatly from Jamie’s fine line, black heavy style of tattooing. The collection boasts a full, complex spectrum of color with high contrast and absolutely no black. While much of the imagery reflects tattoo culture: literal & inner demons, goat heads, skulls, & sacred hearts; the expressive brushstrokes and saturated hues show a more relaxed, even optimistic side to the structured tattoo practice and some darker subject matter.
Please join us for refreshments at the gallery opening in participation with Dover Art Walk on Friday, February 7, from 4-9:30pm at Wrong Brain HQ. The exhibit will be on display through the month of February during regular open hours, Weds-Sun. 66 Third Street, B1, Dover NH
Wrong Brain is a NH recognized nonprofit arts organization aimed at providing a venue and outlet for emerging, unconventional and underrepresented artists in the Seacoast area and beyond.
Marisa Kang solo exhibition opens Jan 3, HQ Gallery
Marisa Kang is a painter & multimedia artist whose wild style & distinct hand make her work unmistakable. Kang mixes pointillism, graffiti, & abstract expressionism on traditional canvases alongside found objects & furniture. This is her last show in New Hampshire before she leaves cross country – don’t miss out!
Opening reception Friday, January 3, 4-8pm at Wrong Brain Headquarters in Dover.