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26 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 499-8444

117 Market Street, Portsmouth NH 03801
(603) 766-3737

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Beautiful... Unique... Handmade
American crafts, artisan jewelry, and local art

LOCATIONS:

* 26 State St. Newburyport, MA 01950     (978) 499-8444 
* 117 Market St., Portsmouth, NH 03801     (603) 766-3737

Email: valeriesnewburyport at gmail.com


DIRECTIONS:
Newburyport Directions:
From I-95, take Exit 57 (Route 113/High Street). Travel a few miles and at a yellow blinking light take a right turn onto Green Street. Move into the right lane. Follow until stop light and take a right onto Merrimack Street (aka Water Street). At town center (bricked area with benches), follow the bend onto State Street. We are about a block up on the right. If you can't find on-street parking, there is a paid parking lot that can be reached by Green Street. Enter the parking lot and travel to the opposite end of the parking lot. Park and then keep walking in the same direction. Cross the pedestrian walkway with fountain, go through one of the cut-throughs and you will find yourself on State Street. We are next to Best of British and across from the Fowle's building.

Portsmouth Directions:
From I-95 (heading north to Maine): Take exit 7 (before the big bridge to Maine). Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Market Street. Move into the left lane and travel for about 1 mile. You'll see the Sheraton hotel on the right and likely some huge salt piles on the left. Our shop is just up a block on the left (same block as Macro Polo and Treehouse Toys). There is street parking right in front but you'll have to make a u-turn as the parking is on the left side of the street, not the right. There is a convenient parking garage (first right after our shop) too.

ARTIST SUBMISSIONS:
Thank you for your interest in being in our shop. We know there are many of you out there doing awesome, creative work and we really appreciate that you think of us as a place to show your work. 

As of this writing, we are feeling very full and not looking to add new artists. That said, we always like to have a pool of possible artists to contact when and if we are ready to add again. Please feel free to continue to send submissions, but we will not be able to respond to inquiries at this time.

What we look for:  Handmade, American-made (preferably made in New England); quality workmanship and materials; uniqueness from other pieces we carry; uniqueness from what other local shops sell; items we think our customers would purchase and we believe will fit in with our mix. We are not looking for landscape photography, beaded jewelry, or products that use leather or pearls. 

Please send an email with "SUBMISSION" in your subject line and include the following:
1.Four to six photographs of current work
2.Brief information about you (artist biography / resume)
3.Brief description of your work and process
4.Prices --  and identify if pricing is retail or wholesale. Also let us know if you are open to consignment. 
5.A list of Massachusetts and New Hampshire shops that carry your work

Please note: We prefer not to meet artists during store hours because that's when we are focused on customers and can't give you proper and thoughtful consideration.