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110 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Monday—Saturday 10–6
Sunday 11–5

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About Us

Nahcotta opened its doors in the bucolic, bustling city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire in May of 2000. Deb Thompson, the gallery's owner, wanted to create a space like Nahcotta since she was a young girl, standing amid a small but beautiful boutique during a shopping venture with her family. During an adventuresome cross-country trip many years later, she made the bold decision to relocate from Boston, Massachusetts and open a gallery/boutique in Portsmouth, a city renowned for its rich cultural history, captivating waterfront views, and vibrant, progressive community.

Through the years, Nahcotta has become a mainstay in the Portsmouth community and beyond, providing a space for original, contemporary art from artists all over the world, alongside modern, innovative, well-designed gifts, available both in the Congress Street shop and online.

The soul of Nahcotta exists within our manifesto:

We believe a sense of humor, compassion, original art and integrity are integral parts of a happy life. We believe in the importance of being inspired. We believe that the things that make you feel are just as important as the things that make you think. We believe in connecting - with our neighbors next door and across the world. We strive to make art accessible to anyone and everyone because things of beauty enrich our lives in ineffable ways.

Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in our gallery.  We carefully review everything that is sent to us.

Please email all submissions to

We are no longer accepting mailed or hand delivered submissions.

The following items are required for submission:

  • 6 - 10 images of your most recent work.  Please include the dimensions, title, medium and price of each piece. (Do not submit images of work that are NFS).
  • A resume that includes your contact information and exhibition history.

You are welcome to include a link to your website, but please do not send that in lieu of images.   We exhibit original artwork only.

Upon submitting your material, allow at least six weeks for a response from us.  Thank you for your interest in showing at Nahcotta. Due to the high number of submissions we receive, lest we feel your work is a good fit for our gallery, we may not personally respond to your email.