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Painted Pots with Sam Paolini

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm at WBHQ – paint your own psychedelic flower pots, guided by Sam Paolini! They’ll give you a step by step course on color mixing, brush stroke technique, and design tips to create your own abstract, other-wordly house for your plant. All materials and tools provided. $20 per person, limited to 20 spots, so reserve yours today by emailing


Studio Spaces at Headquarters Avail. March 1!

Have you wanted to occupy WBHQ as a resident artist?! Now’s your chance! We have private studio spaces opening up March 1. We look forward to hearing from ya’all!

Application for Studio Space
Wrong Brain Headquarters, Washington Street Mills, Dover NH 
Concentration/mediums/description of work
Why do you want to rent at HQ?
What is your relationship to Wrong Brain and/or what does Wrong Brain mean to you?
Do you have a steady source of income/confidence in your ability to pay monthly rent?

Wrong Brain Headquarters serves as private art studios and community space. Our 2,300 sq. foot suite at the Washington Street Mills is home to 8 individual studio spaces, community space, and storage for Wrong Brain equipment, artwork, supplies and tools. As a resident artist you will have access to your own spot at HQ 24/7 and access to the community space whenever there is no event. Each artist gets 1 drawer in our large flat files. You are able to use our Xerox copier and Epson color printer and pin maker at cost for materials. Free use of all of our tools, office equipment, donated art supplies, including (but not limited to!): paint, ink, brushes, markers, pens, pencils, pastels, paper, vellum, cardboard, stapler, linoleum carving tools, projector, PA system, microphones, mini-fridge, microwave and kitchen supplies. You are able to organize and host your own meetings or events in the community space, private or open to the public, with approval from the Board/HQ manager. Studio dogs welcome, as long as they’re trained and not mean or super barky.

As of March 1 we will have three studio spaces available. Two 11×10 foot spaces: both corner spaces, with 10 feet of wall space, and one wall with window/s. – $120/month each. One 18×9 foot space: 18 feet of wall space, and one wall with a window – $220. Spaces may be shared by up to 2 people. Rent is to be paid before the 1st of each month – so we have time to deposit your money before we have to pay Management. There is no minimum stay requirement, we just need at least 1 month notice if you plan to leave.

Wrong Brain is proud to be a safe space – meaning we do not tolerate violence, harassment, hate speech or discrimination based on sex, gender, sexuality, race, cultural background, religion, ability, age or class. We aim to provide a welcoming and constructive environment for marginalized people through art, opportunities, meetings and events. We expect our resident artists, volunteers and participants to uphold these same standards.

Other responsibilities of resident artists include: at least 2 hours of volunteer time per month (helping with events set up/clean up, distributing posters, cleaning up the community space, etc.), attending monthly resident artists meetings, and some participation within Wrong Brain -whether its planning meetings, fundraising committee, attending events, etc. We want the resident artists involved with Wrong Brain and our community. Other random rules of HQ: no smoking or vaping inside; no use of aerosol sprays/spray paint; if playing music that everyone can hear- be courteous and share music picks every hour or so! 
We look forward to working with you awesome people! Email applications to

This is What TRANS Feels Like – Call for Art!

CALL FOR ART: “This is What TRANS Feels Like” group exhibit about what it means to be transgender and the unique experiences transgender Granite Staters face. Coordinated by Freedom New Hampshire (FNH) in partnership with the ACLU-NH, and Rights and Democracy NH (RAD-NH); opens on January 6 at Wrong Brain Headquarters Gallery in Dover, NH!



5th annual Holidaze Bizaare – Dec. 10 !!!


Wrong Brain presents:
(the 5th annual) Holidaze Bizaare Alternative Craft Fair
Saturday, December 10, 11am-5pm
Millspace, Newmarket Mills, Newmarket NH
Wrong Brain offers a nontraditional take on the holiday craft fair. Over 30 vendors selling handmade, recycled, vintage, unconventional and unique gifts including: art, clothes, records, cassettes, zines, books, knit, crochet, jewelry, blown glass, woodwork, toys, sculptures, housewares, pins, patches, taxidermy, leather, knives, aromatherapy, skincare, and more.
~Asking a $1 donation at the door~
Live entertainment by local musicians Chelsea Paolini, Sianna Niedzolkowski, Bunny Boy, Dandelion, Pizza Day, Laura Harper, and Sweet Fern.
Group art exhibition featuring over a dozen local emerging and unconventional artists.
Zine Distro featuring Wrong Brain’s growing collection of self published zines, comics, poetry anthologies and art books from around the world.
Shop Local! Shop Underground!



Wrong Brain in Space: Cosmic Prom ~ venue upgrade! Our galactic fundraising celebration will be held at Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 347 Shattuck Way, Newington NH. More space means more tickets available! Get yours at the door for $25 and help us continue our mission to support the underground and unconventional arts. Prom ticket includes food, entertainment by People Skills and dj pants? and prom pics by Kevin Hardman Photography. Full bar available 6pm-1am!

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