The Stable Gallery Opens for “Wide Open”

Elaine Abel with one of her paintings


The Stable Gallery, on Water Street in Damariscotta is now open for the 2019 season.  The first show of the 2019 season, “Wide Open” includes paintings, jewelry and sculpture of twelve artists. The public reception for these artists is Friday, May 17, from 5 to 7PM.

This show includes five artists new to Stable Gallery this year:

Bernadette de Cesare is showing striking, semi-abstract pastels, brilliantly colored and carefully composed.

Marnie Sinclair bends wire into elegant and lively three-dimensional sculptures of birds and animals.

Mae Billington constructs detailed and elaborate wall pieces, assemblages, and boxes from an astonishing array of found objects, bric-a-brac, and antiques.

Elaine Abel’s oil paintings find mystery and fascination in quiet, quotidian aspects of everyday life.

Christopher Reed’s luminous landscape paintings use light and color to evoke magnificence, sublimity and peace.

“Wide Open” also features paintings by Priscilla McCandless, paintings and jewelry by Rosalind Welsh, colored linocut prints by Sherrie York, woven rugs from Bill Bellows, Shaker boxes from Denise Rankin, plus sculptures and garden art by Kimberley Bentley and Tom Stuart.  The show runs until June 18.

Stable Gallery is housed in a former Victorian stable, worth visiting for itself.  Gallery hours are 10 to 5 daily. For more information, call 563-1991 or go to

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