Author Archive for Anthony Anderson

Markings Gallery “Bright Night Bath”

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, ME, is excited to see their holiday windows come to LIFE on Friday, December 13, 2019 as part of Bright Night Bath. Join Barbara Burns, fiber artist, at her loom and Wayne Robbins, woodcarver, at his carving bench as they create art from 5pm – 8pm.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

More information about these artists can be found at, and

Jazz Age Open House at Carol L. Douglas Studio

Dancing Santa, oil on canvas, by Carol L. Douglas

Jazz Age Open House

The public is invited to a holiday open house at Carol L. Douglas Studio at 394 Commercial Street in Rockport. It’s from noon to five on Saturday, December 7.

The theme of the party is the Jazz Age. Reminiscent of Bohemian studio parties attended by Bright Young Things, there will be period refreshments and music. “You’re not required to dress in your feathers, beads and bangles, but it will help set the mood, especially if you can do the Charleston,” said Douglas.

When Douglas relocated her studio to Maine from New York four years ago, she stopped her tradition of an annual party to thank friends, students, clients and gallerists. “I didn’t know if anyone would come,” she said. “But I’ve been warmly welcomed to this unique arts community, and want to return the favo

Cornerstone Gallery in Southwest Harbor Holiday Sale


The Cornerstone Gallery in Southwest Harbor Holiday Sale featuring

April Karan – Medieval Prayer Crosses

Mary Hall – Maine Fine Jewelry

Ann Rhinehardt – encaustic ornaments

Leslie Jones – Beading Art

Erika Rosso -Watercolor

Judy Taylor – Oils, Gauche

Diana Cobb Ansley – Oil Landscapes

Tim and Thea Flanagan- Oil, Acrylic

Roz Walsh – 3 Dimensional sewn canvas oils

Join us for refreshments, appetizers, ciders & holiday cheer Nov. 30, 11 – 6 pm

Suzanne Anderson at MECA Holiday Sale


Portland is all decked out in lights and I am super excited to be there for the MECA Holiday Sale. The sale starts Friday (during First Friday), 5:30-9. Then resumes Saturday at 10. I am in booth 43 on the second floor near the cafe. The MECA building is at 522 Congress St.

Since injuring my hand in Oct I have been unable to create new inventory BUT I do have some great new pieces I created before my injury AND I am selling gift certificates to be used anytime. I am hoping to be back in the studio making new work mid January.

Come on out and see Portland and visit the MECA building for some really great work by alumni, faculty and students.

Happy Holidays
and Best Wishes for the New Year!


Peggy Farrell Exhibits Watercolors at Miles Hospital through January 1


The watercolors of New Harbor artist Peggy Farrell are now on display in the Hall Gallery at Miles Hospital in Damariscotta through January 1, 2020.  

Peggy Farrell is living proof that childhood dreams can come true.  From earliest childhood in Pennsylvania she has been drawn to artistic pursuits, from crayons and pencils to oils.  She wanted art lessons and an art education, but practicality and life intervened.  It was not until moving to the rocky shores of New Harbor, Maine in 2001 that she took out brush and paper and began once again to paint and fulfill her dream of becoming an artist.

Farrell is largely self-taught and developed her talent attending local workshops and community education programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maine.  Art has always been a pursued interest and has included exploring mediums such as stained glass and calligraphy. She has painted in oils and spent a number of years studying decorative and tole painting techniques.  But it is watercolor that has evolved as her favorite and most natural medium. Initially influenced by the eminent American watercolorists, Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, she continues to work on mastering the medium.

Maine is Peggy Farrell’s primary source of inspiration.  Living full time on the Pemaquid peninsula, she appreciates the diversity and beauty of each season and has titled her exhibit, “The Seasons of Pemaquid”.  Her realistic and intensely hued paintings reflect an appreciation for the landscape and its distinctive architecture.  She is frequently moved to paint old barns, sheds and rural homes, as well as harbor and waterfront scenes and local wild life.  She often sketches and photographs the local Maine scenery before returning to her Potting Shed Studio where she takes out brush and paint to render what she has observed.

Farrell is an active member of the Pemaquid Art Gallery at Pemaquid Point where she has served as Gallery Manager for the past 5 years and the River Arts and Kefauver Galleries in Damariscotta.   Her work has been featured on many locally sold note and holiday cards.

Paintings may be purchased directly from the artist during the exhibition.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of art will be retained by the Miles Art Committee, one of the branches of the Miles Hospital League which, ensures the  acquisition and placement of original art on hospital walls.

Sohns Gallery Seventh Annual All Small Art Show Reception Dec. 6


The Sohns Gallery, located in The Rock & Art Shop at 36 Central Street, presents The Seventh Annual All Small art show.  Fifty two local Maine artists were given three small (6”x 6”) birch wood panels and asked to create. The result is one of the most diverse gallery shows of the year.  Artist’s works include a wide variety of mediums from wax encaustics, cardboard relief, prints, carved and burnt wood, to, collage, assemblage, oil and acrylic paintings. The All Small works hung together on the gallery wall provide a great viewing experience and the size of the works helps keep the prices accessible.  

Curator Annette Dodd say’s “this show is a great way to encourage gifts of art, with the show ending on Dec. 24th just in time for Christmas. It is traditionally one of our best received shows.”

The show runs from Nov 5th – Dec. 24th and can be viewed any day between 10am and 6pm at The Rock & Art Shop. A reception will be held on Dec. 6 th at 6:30. 

For more information contact the Sohns Gallery at (207) 947-2205 or at

Heidi Daub at 20th annual 10 x 8 art show in Blue Hill


Please join Heidi Daub for the 20th annual 10 x 8 art show and sale Dec. 14th, Emlen Hall, The Bay School Blue Hill, ME 9:30-2:00

“Working in the studio on the 10 x 8 paintings, my hands are pushing the paint, resisting the “outside myself urge” to make them more definitive. 

The brush sometimes comes in at the last to give a hint of definition, or resonance. And then perhaps the whole painting is wiped out again- another color applied with different movement.

But what came before still resounds beneath. 

What interests me now is the obscure, the unknown. No matter how we try to define, focus, make real by articulating the edge, the mystery is what remains, never wavering, inviting us to wonder and possibility.

Would love to see you there! For more information or inquiries call 207-374-5417

Astrid Bowlby at AQUILARTadvisory


Shop Local in Norway December 13 from 5-7 and December 14 all day.  Visit AQUILARTadvisory to view and shop works by Astrid Bowlby.  Astrid Bowlby makes drawings, prints, sculptures and installations.


Holiday Pop-Up Show at Carver Hill Gallery

Belts by Andrea Combes with Ingrid Ellison buckles

Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bayview Street in Camden, will host a reception during the Camden Art Walk on Thursday, Dec. 5th for a HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOW from 5-7 pm. The gallery will have holiday cards from England, handmade marbled ornaments and boxed matches, handcrafted belts with art buckles, balsam pillows with original paintings on them by Spruce Tree Studio, hand blown glass ornaments, linoleum / wood printed gifts and more. New small paintings and collages have arrived by Maine artists John Winship, Katie Wilson, Kate Fitzgerald, Ingrid Ellison, Jeff Macdonald and Jeff Fitzgerald and will be featured on the walls. Small archived works from Los Angeles artist America Martin will also be featured. The gallery will serve refreshments and warm Swedish Glogg to warm the bones. Festive gift bags will be provided to make hostess and teacher gift giving easy! Show runs through December 24th.

Cynthia Winings Winter Art Events

Winter Faire at the Bay School

On Saturday, December 7 10:00-3:00, Goody-B. Wiseman and myself will have a booth in Emlen Hall at this wonderful winter festival hosted by the Bay School. Stop by to see artworks from my ‘Paintings For Small Places’ Series and Wiseman’s bronze sculpture and jewelry! A beautiful and fun holiday tradition, the Bay School Winter Faire is a community celebration featuring music, food, art, puppet shows, craft projects, games and more! Everyone is Welcome! 

Cynthia Winings, Girl Swinging, Oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches

The 20th Annual 10 x 8 Show

Saturday, December 14, at the Bay School, Emlen Hall

Preview Begins at 9:30, The One Day Sale begins at 10AM, until 2PM

I look forward to participating in the 20th Annual 10 x 8 Show and sale, along with seven artists, Louise Bourne, Kristy Cunnane, Heidi Daub, Missy Green, Rebecca Haley McCall, Gail Page, and Goody-B.Wiseman. Ten unique and original artworks will be on display from each artist, (dimensions are about 10 x 8 inches) – and for One Day Only, available for $150 including tax! With Refreshments and Live music, it’s a “highlight of the holiday season!”