• 2nd Annual Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife Juried Art Show Deadline July 28, open to all ages. Details: mainecoastalislands.org.
  • Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show Deadline July 30, open to pros, amateurs, students. Guidelines and application: mainelobsterfestival.com.
  • Common Ground Country Fair Poster Contest Deadline August 3, Maine residents and MOFGA members are invited to submit. Guidelines and application: mofga.org.


  • Open House at Pemaquid Art Gallery, Lighthouse Park, New Harbor, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to meet some of the 32 juried artists whose work is shown at the gallery. With painting demos and refreshments.
  • 2 Basket-Making Classes at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. Abenaki basket weaver and educator Judy Dow teaches how to make gourd baskets on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and methods for making pine-needle baskets on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both are for ages 15 and up and cost $65 each. Bring lunch and snacks. Registration: 563-1393.


  • Reception to Open “Shared Expressions” at Damariscotta Art Walk, from 5 to 7 p.m. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, 170 Main St., opens a show of works by Marlene Loznicka, Betty Heselton, Sally Loughridge, Helen Warner and Jane Herbert.
  • Tandem Pop-Up at Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Rd., Tenants Harbor. Artists Jerry Cable and Susan Lewis Baines have teamed up for the show, which runs Friday to Sunday. There will be a public artists’ reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Painter Philip Barter to Speak at Barnswallow Books in Rockport, 5:30 p.m. He talks about the book “Philip Barter: Forever Maine” by Carl Little. Barter’s paintings are at Portland Museum of Art, Rockland’s Farnsworth and Bowdoin College in Brunswick.
  • “The Wyeth Experience” Tours, three-hour tours Fridays & Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. include Farnsworth Art Museum’s Wyeth Center in Rockland and the Olson House in Cushing, where Andrew Wyeth painted for three decades. $50 ($35 FAM members) includes admission.


  • Workshop with Award-Winning Poet Colin Cheney, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. He leads “Re(En)Vision Strategies” to examine ways to revise poetry. Cheney is the author of “Here Be Monsters.” Registration: mainewriters.org.
  • Chinese Traditional Painting Workshop at Art Loft in Rockland, 1-3:30 p.m. Nanfei Wang leads the workshop in which participants will use traditional methods to paint summer peonies and irises. $35: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.
  • “River Talk” Book Discussion at Rockland Public Library, 2:30 p.m. Librarian Jessie Blanchard leads the talk about C.B. Anderson’s collection of short stories set in Maine.
  • 2-Day “Sculpture Race Blitz Build,” Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gamble Education Center, Rockland. Rockland Sculpture Race organizer Kim Bernard leads the workshop for kids 12+ and adults to make contraptions with wheels and using recycled materials to be raced on August 11. $220; $192 Farnsworth Art Museum members.


  • Meet the Artists at Saltwater Artists Gallery, Route 130, Pemaquid. The public is invited to meet the artists and view their new work from 3 to 5 p.m.


  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. All materials provided. This week: Rosa rugosa – beach roses scene.
  • Intro to Figure Painting at Art Loft in Rockland, 5-7 p.m. Justin Kinney provides tricks and tips that may ease the stress of painting a human body. All levels welcome. $20 drop-in fee; free for AL members. He leads it again on Wednesday at 10 a.m.


  • Inaugural Meeting of Knitting Group in Tenants Harbor, 2-4 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library. Beginners should bring a ball of 100-percent-cotton yarn and size 7 needles.


  • Farnsworth Gallery Tour of “On a Mountain in Maine,” 1:30 p.m. A guide will lead the exploration of the physical, spiritual and cultural landscape of Maine’s mountains as depicted in the exhibit, which includes works by Fitz Henry Lane, John Joseph Enneking, Marsden Hartley, James Fitzgerald, Andrew Winter and Carl Sprinchorn. Included with museum admission.
  • Barbara Prey Signing New Print, 4-5 p.m. at Barbara Prey Projects in Port Clyde. MASS MoCA commissioned Prey to paint the largest watercolor in the world for the opening of their new building last summer. Sales of the MASS MoCA print will benefit Center for Girls in Northern Thailand.
  • Trekkers “Journey Into Art” Silent Art Auction, 6 to 8 p.m., Steel House South, 639 Main St., Rockland. Free admission, cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres and works by 26 well-known local artists made around the theme of “journey. Sales support Trekkers, which connects young people with caring mentors.


  • 2nd Annual Maine Crafts Show at Nickels-Sortwell House, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with work by Maine crafters (including award-winning tatter Elaine O’Donal) on sale in the garden and barn of the historic 121 Main St. property. Admission is free. Tours of the 1807 Federal mansion will be given on the half hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $8 adults; $7 seniors; $4 students. The show is held the same day as the July Wiscasset Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. It will feature a wine tasting at Treats, music by Married with Chitlins at a pop-up bistro, a lemonade stand to raise funds for Lincoln County Animal Shelter, a photo booth, a roving magician, a mehndi (henna) painter, and open galleries.
  • “On Artists and Art from Vinalhaven to Beijing,” 2 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Filmmaker Dale Schierholt will show clips from some of the 25 films he has made about visual artists and he’ll share stories about working with Robert Indiana, Ai Weiwei and others. $10; $8 FAM members.
  • Printmaking Workshop at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, Rockland, 2 to 4 p.m. Sherrie York will introduce participants to printmaking through a gallery talk and introductory relief print workshop. All materials are included with the $20 donation that benefits the National Wildlife Refuge. Call to reserve: 594-0600.
  • Reception for Sarah Fisher Show at Bremen Public Library, 4-6 p.m. Watercolors by the former painting conservator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., are on display at the library throughout July, and priced at $300 each, with 30 percent of sales being donated to the library by Fisher.


  • Lecture on Joseph Fiore’s Central Park Paintings, Fri., July 27, 11 a.m. at The Firehouse Center, Damariscotta. Robert F. Pasquier, author of “Painting Central Park,” gives one in a series of lectures to mark the 10th anniversary of Fiore’s death. Fiore’s Central Park paintings hang at The Firehouse through Sept. 29. FMI: mainefarmlandtrust.org.
  • Belfast Fourth Friday Artwalk, Fri., July 27, 5:30-8 p.m. Open galleries, live music, and more. Participants are listed at belfastcreativecoalition.org. See next week’s edition of The Free Press for receptions.
  • Paint Night at Rockland Art Loft: “Under the Sea,” Fri., July 27, 6-8 p.m. Justin Kinney leads the step-by-step class that lets you take home a finished painting of an undersea image. Snacks will be served; you may bring beer or wine. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.
  • Open Studio Day at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Road, Jefferson, on Sun., July 29, from noon to 3 p.m. Live music by cello-and-guitar duo Marsh and Lane, free ice cream, and a chance to meet the July artists-in-residence sculptor Thu Vu, painter Maxwell Nolin and writer Jodi Paloni. The event is hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Joseph A. Fiore Art Center.


  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” through December.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood,” through Oct. 7. “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things,” through Oct. 14. “John Bisbee: American Steel,” through Oct. 14.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7. “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection,” through Oct. 21. “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” through Oct. 28. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” through Dec. 30. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” through Feb. 17.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” through Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Under Pressure: Art from the 1980s,” through August 10. “Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895–1925,” through Sept. 16.
  • University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. “Steve Bartlett: Works from 2013-2018,” “Diana Schmertz: They Are Each Other for a While,” “Helen O’Leary: Safe House,” and “Eric Lindveit: Sylvan Natural History,” all through Sept. 1.