• Crafters and Artists Sought for RiverFest, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newcastle, on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table rentals are $50; sellers keep all proceeds. To reserve: 563-3533 or stasnew@tidewater.net.
  • “Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife Juried Art Show,” juried by Rockland artist Kim Barnard. Drop off entries at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, Rockland, on Friday, July 26, or Saturday, July 27. Bernard makes selections on July 27. Details are at MaineCoastalIslands.org.
  • Artists and Crafters Sought for Union Founders Day, Saturday, July 20. Rent a $10 table at Masonic Hall, on Sennebec Road (785-5114), or set up a 10-by-12-foot booth on Union Common for free. Union Historical Society invites people to show their quilts at People’s United Methodist Church on Depot Street: call 814-441-3068 or email rpb14@yahoo.com.


  • Block Printing Workshops in Waldoboro, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, through June 27, Winterberry Studio, 45 Storer Mountain Road. FMI: holly@hollyberrydesign.com.
  • Art at the Grill Summer Season Opening Reception, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Multimedia works by Lonie Laffely Ellis of Topsham, oils by Douglas Houle of Augusta, plein air pastels by Rebecca Shorb, and hors d’oeuvres, at Damariscotta River Grill, Main Street, Damariscotta.
  • “Watercolor Notecards” at Art Loft, Rockland, from 6 to 8 p.m. Led by Hilary Mank. Materials included. $20 drop-in fee for nonmembers; free for members.


  • “Creating Your Map” at Art Loft in Rockland, 10 a.m. to noon. Kim Nicoll leads the creation of maps for places real or imagined. Hone your drawing skills and learn to use gouache. $20 drop-in fee; free for members. Also at the loft on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., “Sea Glass Jewelry,” led by Kristal Tripp. Learn the art of Egyptian wrapping using brass or silver wire. $35.
  • Reception for “Still Life/Wildlife” in Damariscotta, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road. The juried show runs to June 30.


  • Life Drawing Class in Camden, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Camden Lions Club. Bob Richardson will teach the art of quick “gesture drawings”; how to give volume to the figure; foreshortening; and perspective. $36. To register, email davidblanchard555@gmail.com or call 236-6468.
  • “From New York to Lincolnville,” a lecture by guest curator Susan Danly, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. She’ll tell how and why a group of young New York artists came to the midcoast in the 1950s, bringing along new ideas about modern art. Among them were Yvonne Jacquette and Bernard Langlais. $15 ($10 museum members).
  • “Getting Creative with Your iPhone, iPad or Android” at the Art Loft, Rockland, 1 to 3 p.m. Debbie Gay invites you to download $15 worth of apps available on iTunes – SuperimposeX, Procreate and Snapseed – then bring your device and a stylus to her class to learn how to combine your photos or stock photos to make one piece of amazing art. $35.
  • Meet Portland Artist Martha LaMarche at River Arts, 241 Route 1 in Damariscotta, from 2 to 4 p.m. Her work hangs in the West Gallery to June 26. LaMarche works with oils, sometimes acrylics, and frequently introduces mica into her compositions. She painted with Portland’s Dooryard Collective. Her “Biology of Biography” won Best of Show at Maine Artist Collective’s “Form and Flow” exhibit in 2014. She’ll also be at River Arts on Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.


  • “Paint Night – Lighthouse Wine Glasses” at Art Loft, Rockland, from 4 to 7 p.m. Justin Kinney leads the BYOB class; feel free to bring a bottle to go with your two new glasses. All materials included. $35.


  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free Monday classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to all, with all materials provided. June’s themes include birds, berries and blossoms and this week’s class looks at cedar waxwings and berries.


  • Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club, meets at 2:30 p.m. at Thomaston Pubic Library. This month’s book is “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. July’s book is “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resiliance, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand.
  • Block Printing Class at Art Loft in Rockland, from 6 to 8 p.m. Naomi Howe brings her large collection of materials you can use to make unique prints. You’ll learn techniques for creating art on your walls, on cards and on fabric. $25.
  • Maine Poetry Express Reading, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The public is invited to hear 12 community members recite poetry that explores themes of home, shelter and development. Belfast Poet Laureate Arielle Greenberg will lead the reading.


  • “Seascapes – Watercolor Workshop,” 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Art Loft, Rockland. Mary Ann Heinzen gives a demo and leads exercises in painting flat and reflecting water scenes and surging seascapes. Beginner watercolor materials are provided; bring your own, if you have them. $35. Also at the loft on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., “Drawing with Naomi Howe.” Learn line work, shading, value and creating three-dimensional form using pen, chalk, pencil, Conte crayon and charcoal. $25.
  • Reception for Show of Photos by Former Associated Press Lensman, at Boothbay Harbor Opera House in the upstairs gallery, from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet Peter Southwick at the free reception. The part-time Boothbay resident was the director of photography at the Boston Globe before retiring in 2017.


  • Reception for “RECYCLED: From the Waste Bin to the Wall,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Appleton Library. The show features works by Kathryn Adamsky, David Allen, Peter Conant, Eric Darling, Gene DiLorenzo, Jackie Dunham, Elisabeth Goodridge, Claire Horne, Vera Morrison, Abbie Read, Owen Shugard, and Lisa Mossel Vietze.
  • “Painting BIG!” at Rockland’s Art Loft, from 6 to 8 p.m. Kim Nicoll invites everyone to paint big and paint barefoot to explore and expand creative energy with full body movement and wonder. Wear something that can get messy with paint. $20 drop-in fee; free for members.


  • Finch Gallery Season Opener, 16 Main Street, Belfast, on Friday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. New oil paintings by Jerri Finch, prints and cards, jewelry, and sculpture by Jay Hoagland.
  • Coming Up at Rockland’s Art Loft, Friday, June 21, 6 to 9 p.m., “Driftwood Jewelry Making,” and Saturday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., “Nautical – Watercolor Workshop.”
  • Weeklong Field Sketching Workshop in Rockland, at Farnsworth Art Museum’s Gamble Education Center, from Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sherrie York covers basic drawing and observational skills and techniques in the class for gardeners, journalers, artists and scientists. Participants of all abilities are welcome. $195 ($165 museum members).
  • Free Nature-Writing Workshops, at Midcoast Conservancy, 25 Friendship Road, Waldoboro, on six Tuesdays, starting June 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Melissa Barbour leads the classes on creative journaling, online production and more. Take as many classes as you want; class size is limited so register early: 389-5150, MidcoastConservancy.org.


  • Belfast Museum, Belfast. “The Anniversary of Belfast Artist Percy A. Sanborn’s Birth” and “The Jennie Flood Kreger – Celebrating 100 Years,” to October 20.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship: Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen Nguyen,” to June 19.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things,” to October 28 and “Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration,” to September 8. “The Screen Show,” to September 22. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” to February 9, 2020.
  • Maine Historical Society, Portland. “Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art,” to February 1, 2020.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” to October 20.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952–1970,” to June 16.


  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.