Barn Gallery presents ‘Going Coastal’ digital exhibit to celebrate the past and look to the future

The Ogunquit Arts Collaborative and the Ogunquit Art Association (Maine’s Original Artists’ Group, established in 1928) present “Going Coastal,” their inaugural digital version of a Barn Gallery art exhibition.

As a theme selected by the membership to commemorate Maine’s 2020 Bicentennial, “Going Coastal” celebrates the past with a bold new step into the future.

Artists came to Ogunquit for the vast expanses of water stretching towards the horizon, the rugged and dramatic Marginal Way cliffs constantly pounded by Gulf of Maine waves, the weathered wood of lobster shacks dotting Perkins Cove and the sublime quality of the coastline light glinting through salt-misted air, which inspired artists like Charles H.Woodbury and Gertrude Fiske to organize the Ogunquit Art Association.

The allure of Ogunquit’s coastal aesthetics provided the fertile ground from which an art colony sprouted. The work in this exhibition was created by artists who are the modern-day members of that very same coastal art colony. This is work by the painters, printmakers, sculptors and photographers who carry on the unbroken, 92-year tradition of creating and exhibiting art as members of the Ogunquit Art Association.

The work inspired by the places, people and things which inhabit the marine-terrestrial ecotone. Seafaring boats. Old salts. Crashing waves. Colorful buoys. Tidal marshes. Sand dunes. Fish shacks. Birds. Sunlight. Clouds. Weather.

This is what “Going Coastal” looks like.

The “Going Coastal” exhibition is on view at Barn Gallery, Ogunquit until Oct. 12.

The technical crew for this digital exhibition includes OAA member artists Todd Bezold (photography), Ethel Hills (editor) and Eric J. Taubert (video production and digital strategy).

View the exhibition at https://barngallery.org/barn-gallery-digital-exhibition-going-coastal-ogunquit-art-association.

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