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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Shown here, “Paris Blue,” photograph by Charles Dufour
Shown here, “Paris Blue,” photograph by Charles Dufour
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 3:23 PM
Art Space Gallery, 342 Main Street in Rockland, will hold an opening reception for a show featuring all 19 of the gallery’s artists on Friday, November 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Holiday Show at Gleason Fine Art  in Boothbay Harbor
    Gleason Fine Art’s annual holiday show, “Eye Catchers: Artwork for Holiday Giving,” opens Wednesday, November 25, and continues through the end of the year, at 31 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor. 
  • Parent Gallery to Host Final Opening of the Year December 4
    Parent Gallery in Belfast will hold its last art opening for this year on Friday, December 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Belfast Art Walk. There will be refreshments, and the artists will be there to meet all those who come by. 
  • Still Life Show by Four Artists to Open November 27 at Landing Gallery
    Landing Gallery, 409 Main Street in Rockland, will open its show “Still Life” on Friday, November 27, with an artists’ reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The show features works by  Daniel Corey, Sarah Faragher, Monique Lazard and Björn Runquist — all plein-air artists, here displaying what they paint when the outdoors are not so welcoming.  
  • Annual Handmade Show at Waterfall Arts
    Waterfall Arts’ annual Handmade Show will have an opening reception at the Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts in Belfast on Friday, December 4. The juried show includes work from over 100 artists and craftspeople from all over the state. All prices are under $100, with most items well below that.  
  • Stockton Springs Community Library will extend through the end of the year its fall exhibition of work by six local artists — Sarah Faragher, Judy Ham, William Landmesser, Betty Schopmeyer, Jo Swift and Scott Moore. 
  • Waterfall Arts in Belfast will host a three-day Adobe Photoshop workshop on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 4, 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with an hour’s break for lunch) each day. 
  • Langlais Property in Cushing Transferred to Land Trust
    The 90-acre Cushing property formerly owned by artist Bernard Langlais, including his home, studio and a number of sculptures, was officially transferred by the Kohler Foundation to Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) on November 18, marking the culmination of a three-year process aimed at preserving Langlais’ sense of place and his whimsical creations.  
  • Holiday Galleria in Belfast to Open November 20,  Artists’ Reception December 4
    Betts Gallery in Belfast will open its 2015 Holiday Galleria on Friday, November 20, with more than 20 local artists offering “small treasures for the holidays,” all of which can be taken right away at time of purchase.  
  • Audrey Bechler  to Be Featured at Tidemark Holiday Group Show, Reception November 21
    Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main Street in Waldoboro, will hold a special reception for its Winter Holiday group show, at its home gallery and the annex at Old Number 9 (Friendship Street) from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Both venues will be showing landscapes, abstracts, pottery, jewelry, books and cards by local artists.  
  • Exhibit of Photos from Collection of Longtime CMCA Curator Opens Friday at Dowling Walsh
    “Pairings,” an exhibit of selections from the Bruce Brown Photography Collection organized by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), will open at Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main Street in Rockland, on Friday, November 6. The public is invited to a free reception and gallery talk on Saturday, November 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.  
  • “New Kids on the Block” at Jonathan Frost Gallery
    Jonathan Frost Gallery, on the corner of Main Street and Park Drive in Rockland, will host an opening reception on Friday, November 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. for a show called “New Kids on the Block.” 
  • Holiday Art & Craft Show to  Benefit Georgetown Historical  Society
    Artists Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Léa Peterson and Denise Rankin invite everyone to their holiday show at Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00 between November 4 and December 5.  
  • Two Weekend Courses Offered at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
    The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport is offering two weekend courses that are designed to provide community members with access to the school’s educational resources in a convenient time format. Both classes provide extensive hands-on instruction. 
  • DRAWN Opens in Belfast This  Friday
    DRAWN, an exhibit that shows how artists in diverse disciplines use drawing to bring their ideas to life, opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16, in the Fernald Gallery at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3 in Belfast.  
  • Talk & Demo by Woodcut Printmaker  at Waterfall Arts
    Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast, will present a talk by Julia Talcott about her inspirations and printmaking techniques at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21; all are welcome and admission is by donation at the door. Talcott’s work is part of the Resident Printmakers Exhibit currently on display in Waterfall’s Corridor Gallery.  
  • University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s H. Alan and Sally Fernald Art Gallery will open the exhibit “Drawn,” with works by 16 Maine artists, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 16.  
  • Artists of All Ages Invited to “Farmyard Art Day” in Belfast on October 10
    Farmyard Art Day, complete with live animals and agricultural equipment to draw, paint or sculpt, will take place in the front yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast, on Saturday, October 10, from noon to 3 p.m. Artists of all ages are invited to take part, and there will be a real Rooster Drawing — “draw a rooster, win a rooster!”  
  • Work by David Hastings at Tenants  Harbor Library, Reception October 15
    Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will be displaying work by David C. Hastings from October 7 through December 5, with an artst’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 15; light refreshments will be served. Hastings had a career as a New York photographer, producing advertising photography for Fortune 500 companies. After retiring, he developed an interest in digital photography and manipulating images on the computer. 
  • Annual Union Art League Show  to Open with Reception on  October 9
    Union Art League will hold its fourth annual Art Show on Columbus Day weekend at Brooder House, at the junction of Route 17 and Route 131 in Union, with a reception on Friday, October 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and local wine and craft beer tastings.  
  • “Contemporary Wood Design” at Messler Gallery
    “Contemporary Wood Design,” a national exhibition showcasing work by a new generation of furniture makers, will open at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 and Mill Street in Rockport, on Friday, September 25, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through January 6, 2016. 
  • Reception During Friday Art Walk to Open Acrylic Show at  High Street Gallery
    High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High Street in Belfast, will hold an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 25, for a show of works by Susan Tobey White’s acrylic painting students — Terrie Perrine, Judy Graebert, Suzanne Roberts, Barbara Chase and Barb Bausch. 
  • The Paintings of Anna B. McCoy
    Time-worn and well-used (mostly) objects — and people — populate the paintings of Anna B. McCoy. 
  • New Exhibitions Opening at Farnsworth
    Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will open two new exhibitions this fall. “Worth a Thousand Words: Prints from the Farnsworth Collection” opens Saturday, September 12, and will be on view in the museum’s downstairs Craig Gallery through May 1, 2016.  
  • Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main Street in Waldoboro, will hold an opening reception for its last show of the season, an exhibition of works on paper and mixed media by Pascale Queval, on Saturday, September 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.  
  • 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. 
  • Three Shows to Open with Reception at  Gleason on August 7
    Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor will host a reception for three new shows, “Henry Isaacs: Working Color,” “Carole Hanson: Stone and Sea” and “Abbey Ryan: New Still Lifes,” on Friday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.  
  • First Friday Reception to Open Solo Show by Irma Cerese  at Landing Gallery
    Landing Gallery, 409 Main Street in Rockland, will open a solo exhibit of new work by Irma Cerese with an artist’s reception on Friday, August 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.  
  • 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 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Linden Frederick and Vincent Giarrano at Haynes
    Among the many forms of artistic expression available today, realism remains a viable option for many artists and collectors. It can be found, as any other art form or style, in a huge range of quality. But because of realism's long history in Western art, it features an additional variance ranging from close adherence to century-old tradition to a modest level of innovation. 
  • Four Member Artists Featured at Art Space
    Art Space Gallery, 342 Main Street in Rockland, will hold an opening reception for its new show on Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • A Dialogue with Waterfall Arts About Community
    In recent critical discourse there has been a very vocal interest in the relationship between artists and communities. Considering that community art has, in fact, been around in many forms for quite a while, I decided to approach Waterfall Arts with a few questions concerning this topic. The art center has been a vital creative institution in the communities of Belfast and Montville, where it began as the Arts Center at Kingdom Falls in 1998. Alan Crichton, founder and board president, Lorna Crichton, co-founder and board secretary, and Martha Piscuskas, also a co-founder and director of programming, jointly responded to my inquiries. 
  • An Evening with Harold Garde at Waterfall Arts in Belfast June 26
    Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast, will welcome artist Harold Garde on Wednesday, June 26, beginning at 7 p.m. There will be a screening of the 2008 documentary "Harold Garde, Working Artist," in a director's cut by Dale Schierholt, followed by a question-and-answer session with Garde, a prolific artist who is celebrating his 90th birthday this year. 
  • Mini Maker Faire Call for Entries by Artists, Thinkers, Tinkerers
    The first annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, scheduled to take place at the Camden Public Library and Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 7, is accepting applications to participate from inventors, artists, thinkers, performers and crafters. 
  • Our Thomaston Gallery is accepting submissions by artists to Hunger for Art, a benefit show to be held in July to benefit St. Bernard's Soup Kitchen.

    Applicants are encouraged to submit multiple pieces, with at least one work fitting this year's culinary theme. There are no restrictions on participating artists; they may be of any age, novice or highly skilled. All mediums are accepted. To contribute artwork, or for more information, visit or call Mei-Ling at 390-0318. Deadline for applications is Saturday, June 15. 
  • Twenty-Two Rockland Galleries plus Farnsworth to Take Part in First Friday Art Walk
    Arts in Rockland (AIR) will host its First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 7, with 22 downtown galleries participating - look for the AIR banners - as well as the Farnsworth Art Museum, which will be open to the public with free admission from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Chris Augusta at Tidemark Gallery
    Undersea World, an exhibit of new oil paintings and pastels by Chris Augusta of Waldoboro, opens this week at the Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main Street in Waldoboro. 
  • Kenny Cole's "Distress" Show Opens Friday 
in Kittery
    Did George Bush tell America that it needed to go shopping in order to keep the economy strong, right after the attacks of 9/11? Artist Kenny Cole of Monroe addresses that commonly misunderstood challenge in "Distress," a new installation in Kittery, home to shopping and submarines. 
  • Multi-Art Performances at River Arts May 23
    River Arts will present "Exphrasis," a evening program devoted to the creation and interpretation of work by local artists into the language of poetry, music and dance. The multi-arts program will be held at the new River Arts gallery on Route 1 in Damariscotta from 7 to 9 p.m. It is free and open to all, although donations are welcomed. 
  • Reception for "Helen St. Clair: A Life in Art" at Gleason Gallery May 25 -
    The exhibit Helen St. Clair: A Life in Art will be on display at Gleason Fine Art,

    31 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor, from May 16 to June 19, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • Farnsworth Presents Lecture on Relationships Between Art History & Picture Book Art
    Expanding upon the recently opened exhibition Every Picture Tells a Story: Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, on Saturday, May 11, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present the second in its four-part lecture series devoted to Every Picture Tells a Story. Saturday's lecture by Nick Clark, chief curator of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, is entitled Appropriation and Invention in 20th Century Picture-Book Art. 
  • Season Opening Reception at Carver Hill Gallery in Rockland on May 3
    Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main Street in Rockland, will host a grand reopening reception for the 2013 season on First Friday, May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Landing Gallery to Hold Reception for Two Shows on May 3
    Landing Gallery, 8 Elm Street in Rockland, will open on Friday, May 3, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. for two shows, the gallery's 2013 Invitational Exhibit and Bits to Its: 3D-Printed Sculpture. 
  • Free Mother's Day Wearable Art Workshop for All Ages May 4 at CMCA
    The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), 162 Russell Avenue in Rockport, will offer a second annual Pins & Pendants Mother's Day workshop as this month's free ArtLab for All Ages, on Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. 
  • Marianne W. Smith's Annual Show 
Opens October 6
    Marianne W. Smith of Camden opens her annual show of new work with a reception with refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, at her Gallery at Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main Street in Camden. The show, which will be on display through the fall, includes new oil paintings of still lifes, portraits, and Maine's coastal island and working waterfront scenes. 
  • Artist Linda Heppes Funk to Give Slide Talk on Her Work at Thomaston Library
    Linda Heppes Funk will present a slide talk about her work at the Thomaston Public Library on Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m., in Room 204 of the Academy Building at 60 Main Street. 
  • New Work by Sally Loughridge at Archipelago in August
    South Bristol artist Sally Loughridge will be showing new paintings in August at Archipelago, the Island Institute store in Rockland. Her oil and soft pastel paintings reflect a continual "visual conversation" with the natural elements of the midcoast. 
  • Lighting Sculpture Show Opens at CRAFT Gallery
    "Illumination: Handcrafted Lighting Sculpture" opens at CRAFT gallery, in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street in Rockland, on Wednesday, August 15. 
  • Georges River Land Trust to Raffle Greg Mort Print
    Artist Greg Mort has donated a special print to the Georges River Land Trust that embodies its mission. The land trust is raffling the signed and framed print of "Stewardship" with a one-of-a-kind remarque by Mort. The print is valued at $625; raffle tickets are $50 and are available at or by calling 594-5166. 
  • Art at the Grill Exhibit Opens July 30
    "Painting Maine III," a group exhibition of nearly 100 pieces by eight artists at the Damariscotta River Grill, on Main Street in Damariscotta, will run from Monday, July 30, through Sunday, September 16. 
  • Jacqueline Hall Sibley's Watercolors on Display
    Watercolors by Jacqueline Hall Sibley will be on exhibit at the Ocean View Grange Hall in Martinsville, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 20, 21 and 22. 
  • Follow the Shirts
    Last Friday, June 1, 450 shirts donated by community members and sewn together at the sleeves were hung between the Strand Theatre, where "Rockland Shorts" were being shown, and Lincoln Street Center, where an after-party was held, along with a gathering to celebrate Lincoln Street Center's 13-year history. 
  • Åarhus Gallery Celebrates Fifth 
Anniversary with Reception on June 1
    Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main Street in Belfast, will hold a Fifth Anniversary Show reception on Friday, June 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Reflecting on the significance of the number five, gallery partner Willy Reddick says, "Over these five years, hundreds of artists have shown their view of the world on these white walls and this heart pine floor." 
  • Maine Art Gallery Presents New Works for a New Season
    The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset has begun its new season with an exhibit of new work by both old and new members: seascapes in oil and watercolor by John Butke of Boothbay; woven gold jewelry by new member Linda Paine of Chamberlain; thought-provoking surrealism by Joan Siem of Camden; ceramic equestrian vases by Brandon Lutterman of Wiscasset; and pastels and oils by Patricia Binette of Fairfield. 
  • Portrait Painting Workshop in Wiscasset
    Falmouth portrait artist Mary Cupp will give a weekend workshop in portrait painting at the Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren Street in Wiscasset, on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. each day. 
  • Linda Heppes Funk, Artist-in-Residence at Botanical Gardens
    From May 27 through June 3, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Barters Island Road in Boothbay will welcome botanical artists Linda Heppes Funk as artist-in-residence. 
  • Opening Reception May 5 for Exhibition of Maine Figure Art at Galerie Dufour in Belfast
    Galerie Dufour in downtown Belfast will begin its ninth season with "Primavera: The Maine Fine Art Figure Exhibition," featuring modern interpretations of the nude by Maine artists.