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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Dozier Bell, “Ridgeline,” charcoal on Mylar
Dozier Bell, “Ridgeline,” charcoal on Mylar
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 3:45 PM
Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm Street in Rockland, will open an exhibit of new work by Bayard Hollins, Alan Bray, Dozier Bell, Kristin Malin, Sam Cady and Kayla Mohammadi with an artists’ reception on Wednesday, August 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.  
  • First Friday Reception for Photography Show at Fischer Gallery in Rockland
    Fischer Gallery, 340 Main Street in Rockland, will open “People Watching,” an exhibit of photographs by Neil Reichline, on Friday, September 4, with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m.; refreshments will be served.  
  • Photographs by Kosti Ruohomaa at  Maine State Museum
    The exhibition “The Passionate Photographer: Kosti Ruohomaa’s Maine in Magazine Photojournalism” opened in July at the Maine State Museum in Augusta and will remain on view through next July. 
  • Two Shows at Mars Hall to Open with Reception August 28
    Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road (Route 131) in St. George, will open two shows, “4 x 4: Every Painting Has a Story” and “The Ever Evolving Eclectic Extravaganza of ART,” with a reception on Friday, August 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.  
  • Paintings by John Wood at Coastal  Maine Islands Gallery
    An exhibition of watercolor and oil paintings by John Wood, of Rockland, is on view at the Coastal Maine Islands Art Gallery and Visitors Center, 9 Water Street in Rockland, through October.  
  • First Friday Reception at Art Space for  September’s Featured Artists
    Art Space Gallery, 342 Main Street in Rockland, will host a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 4, for its four member artists featured for the month.  
  • Reception at Show of Handmade Artist Books to Include Reading by Gary Lawless
    “Handmade Artists’ Books: One of a Kind,” an exhibition of more than 60 works by 22 Maine artists, is on view through September 30 at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main Street in Topsham. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, August 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will include poetry readings by Gary Lawless, co-owner of Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, and Stephen Petroff, who has books and paintings in the show.  
  • Reception at Betts Gallery August 28 for Åarhus Artists
    Betts Gallery in Belfast is presenting “Åarhus Revisited,” an exhibition featuring new works from the original artist partners of Åarhus Gallery, from August 26 through September 19, with an artists’ reception on Friday, August 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  
  • “Views from Monhegan” at Black  Hole Gallery
    Black Hole Gallery, 403 Main Street in Rockland, is showing work by young Monhegan artists John “J.P.” Kordak and Leith MacDonald. The show will be on view through September 20. 
  • Opening of Show by Illustrator Kim Jacobs,  plus Wine Tasting at Belfast Co-op August 28
    Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High Street, will host a free wine tasting and the opening of “An Illustrator's Art,” an exhibit of watercolors by Brooks artist Kim Jacobs, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 28.  
  • Barbara Ernst Prey Landscape Show Extended Through  September 7
     “Re/Viewing the American Landscape,” an exhibit of landscapes by Barbara Ernst Prey, will remain open through Labor Day weekend, Monday, September 7, at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde. 
  • Moeller and Moore Featured  in Show of Rugged Coastal  Landscapes at Camden Falls  Gallery
    Camden Falls Gallery will present “Surf’s Up,” a selection of contemporary painters’ depictions of classic Maine coastal scenes, from August 26 through September 17. 
  • “Stroke of Art” Plein Air Invitational During Boothbay Harbor Fes
    The first annual A Stroke of Art Invitational, a week of plein air painting events, public receptions and art sales, will take place in Boothbay Harbor and around the peninsula from September 7 to 13, as part of Harbor Fest. Proceeds from daily art sales will help benefit a variety of local nonprofit organizations. 
  • Encore Show by Lydia Kaeyer at Sanctuary Gallery to Open with Reception August 30
    The Sanctuary Gallery at Rockland Congregational Church will open a show of recent paintings by Lydia Kaeyer (pictured) with a reception for the artist on Sunday, August 30, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; refreshments will be served, and pianist Sue Pedretti will provide music for the occasi 
  • Reception August 28 to Open Group Show at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery
    Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast, will open its Summer Stable group show with a reception during the Fourth Friday Art Walk on August 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  
  • Port Clyde Art Gallery, upstairs in the red barn at Seaside Inn, is showing “10 x 10,” an open invitational and its final exhibit of the season, now through September 7, with an artists’ reception on Friday, August 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to vote for best of show, and Björn Runquist will judge best of show. For more information, call 372-0755.  
  • Ron Frontin Exhibit in Wiscasset to Open with Reception August 27
    Ingram Fine Art, 106 Main Street in Wiscasset, will open the exhibit “The Art of Ronald Frontin” with an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. The show will comprise some 30 works, including original oils and watercolors.  
  • Color Photography by Jay Maisel at Maine Media Gallery
    Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central Street in Rockport, is showing “On Seeing,” an exhibition of work by Jay Maisel, now through September 19, with an artist’s reception on Friday, August 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  
  • Reception August 21 to Open Show by Lise Becu and Lily Hyde in Tenants  Harbor
    Granite Gallery, 68 Main Street in Tenants Harbor, will open “Works on Paper,” a show of art by Lise Becu and Lily Hyde, with a reception on Friday, August 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. Becu has been making art and living in St. George for 38 years, and is known for her wood and stone sculptures; she will be showing recent drawings that explore the world of the imaginary. Hyde, a native of St. George, will be showing photographs of local farm produce and environmental portraits; she studied photography at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The show will continue through September 16. 
  • Reception for Jeannette Martin at Gallery By the Sea II on  August 21
    Gallery By the Sea II in Port Clyde will hold a reception for featured artist Jeannette Martin on Friday, August 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Martin, who studied at Bennington College, CUNY and the Art Students League of New York, paints seascapes, landscapes and portraits in oil and watercolor in the classic style. For more information, call 372-0583. Shown here, “Quadra-Selfie,” oil on canvas by Jeannette Martin. 
  • Stable Gallery, 26 Water Street in Damariscotta, will open “Civilized Nature,” with work by 11 artists, with a reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 21.  
    Roz Welsh will be exhibiting sculpted sewn paintings of natural abstractions, as well as her silver jewelry. Hati Modr will have oil paintings inspired by coastal scenes, and Bob Thomas will show heavily textured abstracts.  
  • Reception August 27 to Open “Year of the Sheep” Photo Exhibit
    Sylvan Gallery, 49 Water Street in Wiscasset, will open “Celebrating the Year of the Sheep,” a show of photographs by Nina Fuller, on Thursday, August 27, with an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m., free and open to the public.  
  • Show of Photographs of Muscongus Bay Region to Open  in Friendship on  August 14
    Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road in Friendship, will open “Muscongus Summers,” a show of photographs by Jeremy Barnard, with an artist’s reception on Friday, August 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.  
  • Barbara Ernst Prey Oils at Blue Water Gallery Starting August 15
    Blue Water Fine Arts, 855 Main Street in Port Clyde, will be showing “Oil on Water: Paintings of Land and Sea,” an exhibit of new oil paintings by Barbara Ernst Prey, from August 15 through September 7.  
  • On Saturday, August 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to meet Louis Cabot at the opening reception for an exhibition of his canvas prints at Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main Street in Rockland.  
  • Opening August 15 for “Antipodal Visions” at Hurricane Gallery  in Waldoboro
    Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road in Waldoboro, will open “Antipodal Visions,” a group show, with a reception on Saturday, August 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • Reception August 14 for Dudley Zopp, Beech Nut Artist in Residence
    Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT) will hold a reception for Dudley Zopp, artist for its Arts on the Hill residency, and her “Stones on the Move” installation at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport on Friday, August 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The all-ages event is free and open to the public.  
  • Opening Reception This  Friday for Two New Shows at Haynes Galleries
    Haynes Galleries, 91 Main Street in Thomaston, will open the show “Joseph McGurl, Karen Blackwood, T.J. Cunningham, Marc Dalessio & Friends” with a reception on Friday, August 14, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dalessio will also give an art talk and live painting demonstration that afternoon, at 3:30, prior to the reception. 
  • Work by Ed and Kay Botkin in Show in Tenants Harbor August 14 to 16
    Ed and Kay Botkin will be showing their artwork, oil paintings and stained-glass, respectively, at Ocean View Grange, Route 131 in Tenants Harbor, from Friday to Sunday, August 14 to 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with an opening reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.  
  • The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will present a Wednesday Talk with artist Dudley Zopp on her installation at Beech Nut House, at the top of Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, on August 19.  
  • Julie Crane’s avant garde collection, “Songs of Spies,” opens at Wallwork the gallery, 67 Pascal Avenue in Rockport, with a reception, provisioned by Maine Street Meats and with wines from RAYR, on Saturday, August 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.  
  • First Friday Opening for “Float” at CMCA Bicknell in Rockland
    Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will open “Float,” the final exhibition of its summer season, at the Bicknell Building, 11 Lime Street in . . . 
  • Late Summer Show at Vinalhaven Gallery Opens August 8
    The late summer show at New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven, featuring the work of landscape artists Olena Babak, Elaine Austin Crossman and Judy Taylor, opens Saturday, August 8, and continues through September 2.  
  • “Inspired by the Sea” to Open at CRAFT Gallery on August 7
    CRAFT Gallery, in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street in Rockland, will open “Inspired by the Sea,” a group show, on Friday, August 7; the show will continue through mid-September. 
  • “Garden Party: Images of Summer” Opens at  Pascal Hall
    “Garden Party: Images of Summer,” a show of photographs, botanicals and paintings by Maine artists Kevin Beers, Lynn Karlin, Peter Kukielski, 
    Joyce Tenneson, Amy Williams and Rufus Williams, will open at Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Avenue in Rockport, with a reception on Saturday, August 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Port Clyde Art Gallery, upstairs in the red barn across from the General Store in Port Clyde, is hosting a 10x10 Open Invitational Season Finale Exhibit. Interested artists may submit up to three 10" by 10" works in any medium, of any subject. 
  • River Arts, on Route 1 in Damariscotta, invites the public to the opening reception for its newest juried exhibition, “Mainly Maine,” on Friday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. More than 100 works in a wide variety of media and styles will be on exhibit. The exhibition runs through September 3. 
  • People’s Choice Votes Invited at Juried Art Show at Belfast  Library
    A juried art show sponsored by Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County (HVOWC) is on display in the Barbara Kramer Gallery at Belfast Free Library, and the public is invited to vote for their favorite work. The artist with the most votes will receive a special People’s Choice award, to be presented along with other awards at a reception at the library on Saturday, August 15, at 6:30 p.m 
  • "New Work by Faculty" at Messler Gallery
    "New Work by Faculty," an exhibition of furniture, turned objects, carving, and sculpture in wood, has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, located at the corner of Route 90 and Mill Street in Rockport. The exhibition runs through September 16. 
  • Barbara Ernst Prey: Re/Viewing the American Landscape
    Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde is presenting "Re/Viewing the American Landscape," the most recent works of artist Barbara Ernst Prey, through September 7. There will be an opening reception on Monday, August 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Workshops in Hand-Coloring Black & White Photographs at Penobscot Marine Museum
    Penobscot Marine Museum, as part of its summer-long "Painting with Light" exhibition on photography, will host workshops on traditional methods of hand-coloring photographs, led by Belfast photographer Liv Kristin Robinson. "Hand-Painting Black & White Photographs" will be offered twice, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, and again on Wednesday, August 12. 
  • Oils by Will Kefauver at Miles Memorial Hospital
    "Field, Forest, and Shore: Works in Oil by Will Kefauver" will open on Saturday, July 25, at the Hall Gallery at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. Kefauver, who has a studio/gallery in Damariscotta, is vice president of the Pemaquid Group of Artists. All works in the show are for sale, with a portion of each sale supporting Miles Memorial Hospital. 
  • Two Shows Focusing on Food to Open at Waterfall Arts July 24
    Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast, will open "Fermentation" and "The Lexicon of Sustainability," on Friday, July 24.

    "Fermentation," an exhibit inspired by the biological process in its many forms, will open in Clifford Gallery with a gala reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit contains paintings, assemblage, interactive sound art, photographs, sculptures and videos depicting "bountiful, unstoppable energy of all kinds." There will be fermented goodies provided by the Belfast Co-op, Marshall Wharf Brewery and others, and a poetry reading and dance performance is scheduled to begin around 6 p.m. 
  • Philippe Guillerm Gallery Showing "Partaforms" by Kim Jespersen
    On Saturday, July 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. there will be an opening reception for an exhibit of Kim Jespersen's "Partaforms" at the Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main Street in Waldoboro. 
  • "Tell me... What's a 'real Mainer'?"
    "Just because the cat had kittens in the oven, don't make 'em biscuits," goes an old Maine saying. In other words, just because you were born here, doesn't mean you're "one of us." But a local artist, who goes by the name "Pigeon," says he wants to help change that attitude with a collection of eight depictions of his friends and acquaintances living in Maine. 
  • Runquist's Homage to the Wave Opens 
July 3 at Landing Gallery
    Landing Gallery, 409 Main Street in Rockland, will hold a reception for Björn Runquist at the opening of a show of his plein-air seascapes on Friday, July 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Show by Frances Kidder Opens July 2 at Yvette Torres Fine Art
    Yvette Torres Fine Art, in its new location at 464 Main Street in Rockland, will be showing "Edges: New Paintings by Frances Kidder" from July 2 to August 2, with an artist's reception on Friday, July 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 332-4014 or visit 
  • Show of Pieces from Private Maine Collections Opens Saturday at the Farnsworth
    "Maine Collects," an exhibition of works from some of the most important private collections in Maine, will open to the public at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland on Saturday, June 27, and will continue through March 6, 2016. 
  • Contemporary Art at Thos. Moser Showroom
    Thos. Moser's showroom in Freeport will host "The Best of Maine Contemporary Art," opening Wednesday, June 17, and continuing through October 12. The exhibition is in collaboration with Kevin Tierney of Maine Art Collectors (MAC). 
  • Monhegan Portrayed by Leo Brooks and Michael Torlen at Jonathan Frost
    Jonathan Frost Gallery, at the corner of Main Street and Park Drive in Rockland, will open the show "Leo Brooks and Michael Torlen: From the Ocean's Edge" with a reception on Friday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Steve Lindsay will play jazz piano. 
  • Talk by Artist Who Depicts Endangered 
Maine Species
    Rebecca Goodale will present an illustrated talk on her series of artist's books depicting Maine's threatened and endangered plants and animals, on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at River Arts Gallery, 241 Route 1 in Damariscotta. This will be the third talk in Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association (SVCA)'s Art and Nature speaker series, free and open to the public. 
  • Works by Richard Iammarino at Two Galleries in Rockland
    Beginning Friday, June 5, and continuing through June 26, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main Street in Rockland, will show a new series of paintings, including the untitled one shown here, by Richard Iammarino. Iammarino's new work features designs and patterns influenced by his journeys to remote corners of the world. At the same time, just up the street and continuing through August 1, Win Wilder Hall will show precursor aspects of Iammarino's career in drawings and paintings. 
  • Pemaquid Gallery to Open June 7
    The Pemaquid Group of Artists has elected two new artist members - Dianne Dolan from Round Pond and Liliana Thelander from Bristol - for the upcoming season. Guest artists for the season are Mark Chesebro of New Harbor, Bernice Rosenthal of Damariscotta, and Marnie Sinclair of Damariscotta. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, June 7, and the gallery will officially open for the season June 8. Exhibits will present a variety of works including sculpture, ceramics, reliefs, and paintings in oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and gouache. This year the 27-member group will hold a raffle of two donated works. 
  • Show by Cuban Artist to Open at Carver Hill on June 5
    Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main Street in Rockland, will open the show "Mis Suenos, Mis Amores, Mis Paises" (My Dreams, My Loves, My Countries) by Augusto Bordelois on Friday, June 5, with an artist's recepton from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery will host an artist's talk by Bordelois from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. 
  • Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), based in Portland, invites writers, photographers and artists to "Voices on the Wind," a creative retreat to be held on Block Island, Rhode Island, from Sunday to Friday, October 4 to 9. 
  • Art Club Opening and Talk on How to Look at Art with Kids
    The young members of the Bridge Afterschool Art Club invite the public to their art opening on Wednesday, May 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast. Work created by students who attended "Bridge Jr." sessions, as well as artwork by former club members and work made during art parties, will be on display. Artists will share poems and performance pieces, while art activities will keep little ones busy and allow every visitor to leave his or her mark. 
  • All are welcome when Camden Philosophical Society hosts its next monthly discussion, its third on Art and Philosophy, introduced by Lloyd Gillespie and Chris Augusta, in the Picker Room at Camden Public Library on Tuesday, May 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. 
  • Arts In Rockland (AIR) will launch its 2015 season with an Art Walk on Friday, May 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty-three AIR member galleries and artists will be taking part. 
  • Annual Maine Pottery Tour
    More than 40 pottery studios across the state will be open for the annual Maine Pottery Tour, on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Speaker Series on Connections Between the Arts and Nature
    Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association (SVCA) will be presenting speakers, workshops and events throughout the year that will focus on connections between the arts and nature. 
  • Now that the Farnsworth Museum has secured the necessary funding to begin major capital improvements to its properties in Cushing and Rockland - including new roofs for the museums's main building and the Morehouse Wing, new boilers for the main museum and Wyeth Center, and a complete conversion from heating oil to liquid propane - work on the projects will require the museum to close to the public from April 13 through May 15. It will reopen to the public and resume regular hours on Saturday, May 16. 
  • Midcoast Printmakers invites anyone interested in trying out printing using copper plates to an Etching Workshop with Frances Hodsdon on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Midcoast Printmaking Studio, 648 Main Street in Damariscotta. Hodsdon will introduce the step-by-step process of making multiple prints with a copper plate on which a design has been incised.

    Fee of $40 includes all materials. For details, call Hodsdon at 549-7087. For more information about other classes, visit 
  • Landscapes by William Curtis at Miles Hall Gallery in Damariscotta
    "Impressions," an exhibit of oil landscapes by William Curtis, is on display at Miles Hall Gallery at Miles Memorial Hospital through May 1. Curtis has been painting landscapes of New England for over 40 years, typically working on location. 
  • Picturing Maine and America
    John Walker (born 1939) is a master colorist - which has as much to do with balance, patterning and separation of colors as with particular hues, saturation or brightness. There is nothing fussy or precious about Walker's color. 
  • Movies About Magee, Lyford Next in Film Series on Area Artists
    Alan Magee and Cabot Lyford are each the subject of a 30-minute film that will be shown at The Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main Street in Thomaston, on Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public. 
  • Public Reception for Artist of the Month at Good Tern February 20
    The public is invited to join photographer and co-op member Katie McCormick at a reception on Friday, February 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op in Rockland, where an exhibit of photographs from her travels around Mumbai and Southern India are on display. 
  • "3 for 1 Studios" to Make Debut in Belfast Farm & Arts Tour October 11-12
    3 for 1 Studios," three artists' workplaces in the Montville/Liberty area - David Jacobson Glass (210 Choate Road, Montville), Prescott Hill Pottery, with Betsy Levine's hand-thrown soda-fired pottery (261 Prescott Hill Road, Liberty), and Loten Art Lighting, with Stuart Loten's handpainted silk lighting (58 New Ireland Road, Montville) 
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockport will host a Tuesday Talk in the galleries on October 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The program will feature a conversation between CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy and Deborah Weisgall, co-juror for the 2014 CMCA Biennial Exhibition, about the jurying process, the works on view in the exhibition and contemporary art in Maine. 
  • Reception for "Outsider" Artist Doug Desjardins at Gold/Smith September 5
    Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial Street in Boothbay Harbor, will feature whimsical paintings by New Hampshire artist Doug Desjardins from September 4 to October 15, with an artist's reception on Friday, September 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. 
  • Reception August 22 for Arts in the Barn Show in Cushing
    Featured at Cushing Historical Society's Arts in the Barn for Friday to Sunday, August 22 to 24, will be Louise and Neville Lewis, with barometers, Carole Leporati, stained glass artist, and Polly McGrory, painter. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, and the exhibit will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 to 1:00. 
  • Reception at Betts Gallery August 29 for "Duet" with Weinberg & Ackerman
    Duet: Kathy Weinberg and Jeffrey Ackerman - Painting, Sculpture, Photography" will open on Wednesday, August 27, at Betts Gallery in Belfast, and there will be an artists' reception on Friday, August 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., during the Final Friday Art Walk. 
  • Reception for "Outside the Box" and "Eleven" at Mars Hall August 22
    Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road in Martinsville, will hold a reception for the opening of two shows, "Outside the Box" and "Eleven," from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 22. 
  • "The Working Waterfront" in Show of Enhanced Monoprints by 
John Wissemann at Gold/Smith Gallery
    Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial Street in Boothbay Harbor, is featuring "The Working Waterfront," a show by Cushing artist John Wissemann, now through October. 
  • Show of Abstracts by Ben Pritchard to Open with Reception at Perimeter Gallery August 28
    Perimeter Gallery, at Chase's Daily, 96 Main in Belfast, will hold an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, for "Cut Off Cuts," a show of new abstract paintings by New York painter Ben Pritchard. 
  • Workshop Gallery Exhibition 
in Spruce Head to Feature 
Henehan, Kelly and Spectre
    The third annual Workshop Gallery Art Exhibition will feature oil paintings by Christine Henehan, weaving by Mary Kelly, and miscellanea by Peter Spectre, on view at the gallery in Spruce Head from Saturday, August 16, to Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The gallery is located at 4 Patten Point Road, on the corner of Village Road, across from the Community Hall. For more information, call 594-2457. 
  • Besaw & Parmley Show in Waldoboro
    The Old Number Nine Gallery on Friendship Street in downtown Waldoboro will present an exhibition of work by two midcoast artists with strong Waldoboro roots, Bob Besaw and Stephen (Randy) Parmley, from August 8 to 25, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Digital Artwork Demonstration at Saltwater Artists Gallery August 9
    Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor will host David Higgins for free demonstrations and discussion of advanced digital enhancement techniques from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 9. Higgins, a local photographer and teacher, begins with an image made with a digital camera. 
  • Conversations About Progress, Educating Oneself at Waterfall Arts August 8 & 15
    Waterfall Arts will host visits by different traveling artists on Friday, August 8 and 15, during the Belfast Farmers Market, held in Waterfall's back yard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Prints, Sculpture by Julie Crane at Wallwork in Rockport
    "Songs of Spies," multi-disciplinary prints and large-scale, mixed-media sculpture by Julie Crane of Thomaston, opens at Wallwork the gallery, 67 Pascal Avenue in Rockport, with a reception - provisioned by Rockport's Maine Street Meats with wines from RAYR - from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 15, and runs through September 8. 
  • "Bay of Bengal to Coast of Maine" at Hurricane Gallery in Waldoboro
    Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road just off Depot Street in Waldoboro, will open a new exhibition, "From the Bay of Bengal to the Gulf of Maine," with a reception on Saturday, July 26, starting at 5 p.m. 
  • Open House at Cushing Library on July 12 to Celebrate Art of "Blackie" Langlais
    Cushing Public Library will hold an open house with light refreshments from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, in honor of late artist and Cushing resident Bernard "Blackie" Langlais, five of whose artworks are on permanent display at the library, having been donated by Colby College and the Kohler Foundation. 
  • CRAFT Gallery Opens with Summer 
    CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm Street in Rockland, will open its fifth year on Friday, May 23, with "A Deep Blue Amen," a handmade book of poems by Stuart Kestenbaum, with original calligraphy by Jan Owen and handmade paper and letterpress printing by Amande Degener. 
  • A sense of unease in an immaculate world pervades Andrew Wyeth's "Airborne." One of the artist's most compelling late paintings, the airy and expansive image represents a phase in Wyeth's work during which he infused his precisely detailed, slowly crafted temperas with the freedom and energy of watercolor. 
  • Studio Crawl with Farnsworth Collective
    On Saturday, May 24, the Farnsworth Art Museum's Collective will host a studio crawl featuring visits to the studios of artists Meghan Chase, Freddy LaFage, Warren Seelig and Dudley Zopp. It will leave from the Wyeth Center parking lot, on Grace Street between Union and High streets, at 9 a.m., and return by 12:30 p.m. 
  • Tidemark's Secret Garden Opens 
for May
    On Saturday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro will host a reception. The sculpture garden will be open with new work by Gary Anderson and Nate Nicholls. Indoor art will include watercolors, pastels, oils and acrylics

    by Patience Sampson, Barbara Vanderbilt, Geoff Bladon, Julian Sacks, Sally Loughridge, Pam Cabanas, Audrey Bechler and Jean Kigel. 
  • Sarah Wilde Landscapes at 
Rising Tide Market
    An exhibit of Maine landscape paintings by Sarah Wilde will open at Rising Tide Community Market with an artist's reception on Friday, January 31, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a wine tasting and appetizers. 
  • "Capturing a Moment in Time" at Belfast Co-op Café
    "Capturing a Moment in Time," scenic and nature photographs from around Maine by photographer Shelagh Delphyne, will be on display at the Belfast Co-op Café through the month of January. 
  • Paintings by Laura Tasheiko on Display at Belfast Library
    The exhibit Maine Nature Paintings, with oils, watercolors and "poured paintings" by Laura Tasheiko of Northport, is on display through September in the Kramer Gallery at the Belfast Free Library. 
  • I was sorry to miss Jed Perl's recent talk at the Strand in Rockland sponsored by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Perl is among a dwindling number of American art critics including Peter Schjeldahl (The New Yorker), Sebastian Smee (Boston Globe), Roberta Smith (New York Times), Christopher Knight (Los Angeles Times) and a handful of others whose voices reverberate throughout the art world. 
  • Marianne Smith Show Opens August 27 
at Lord Camden Inn
    An exhibit of new paintings by Marianne W. Smith at Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main Street in Camden, will open with an artist's reception, with refreshments, on Tuesday, August 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • Watercolors by Kathleen Fox at Ocean View Grange This Weekend
    A show of watercolors by Kathleen Fox of Tenants Harbor will open at the Ocean View Grange, on Route 131 between Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde, at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 23, and a reception will be held that evening from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Tenants Harbor Show of Oils by Ed Botkin, Garden Sculptures by Kay Botkin
    Ed Botkin will hold his ninth annual art exhibit and sale of oil paintings at the Ocean View Grange, on Route 131 three miles south of Tenants Harbor village, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16 to 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 
  • "Edgy and Elegant" Group Show to 
Open with Reception at Stable Gallery 
on Friday
    The exhibit "Edgy and Elegant" will open at the Stable Gallery, 26 Water Street in Damariscotta, on Friday, August 16, with a reception with refreshments and music from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • Afternoon Tea at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle on August 25
    The public is invited to join staff from the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell at an afternoon tea with homemade pastries at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, at 19 Brick Hill Road in Newcastle, on Sunday, August 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. 
  • Auction of Artist-Decorated Lobster Buoys Under Way at Saltwater Artists Gallery
    Now through Sunday, August 11, Saltwater Artists Gallery is holding its annual Oh Buoy Days, an auction of lobster buoys specially decorated by artists. Bidding will close at the gallery at 3 p.m. on Sunday, and refreshments will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. 
  • Show by Pam Cabañas and Katharine Cartwright at Ocean View Grange August 2 to 4
    A show of new works on paper by Pam Cabañas and Katharine Cartwright will take place at Ocean View Grange, on Route 131 just before the village of Port Clyde, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, August 2 to 4, with an opening reception on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Contemporary Jewelry Show Opens July 18 at Rockland Gallery
    Michael Good Gallery, 499 Main Street in Rockland, will feature the work of three jewelry designers at its annual Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 18, from 5 to 8 p.m.; complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. 
  • Talk on White House Treasures at Quarry Hill
    Stephen May, art historian, writer and lecturer, will present "National Treasures: White House Decorative Arts," an illustrated talk on the residence's furniture, textiles, china, crystal and artwork, on Wednesday, July 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Quarry Hill in Camden. 
  • New Paintings by Meghan Brady 
at Perimeter Gallery
    On Thursday, July 11, Meghan Brady of Camden returns to Perimeter Gallery in Belfast with "Suitcase in My Hand," an exhibition of new abstract oil paintings. 
  • Diana Young's Gouache and Egg Tempera Paintings at Gold/Smith 
    During July Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial Street in Boothbay Harbor, is featuring a retrospective of Diana Young's gouache and egg tempera painting, done over the past 20 years. 
  • Barbara Ernst Prey: The Print 
    The annual print show featuring limited edition prints and new releases by Barbara Ernst Prey is currently at Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street in Port Clyde, July 3 to 18. A print of "Peapod and Dorothy," in the collection of Tom Hanks, will be on exhibit.