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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.

‘Holiday Galleria’ at Betts Gallery

Kris Engman, Marshall Shore Liberty, oil and cold wax on panel, 9” x 12”

Betts Gallery, in Belfast welcomes you to their annual ‘Holiday Galleria’ which opens to the public for perusing and holiday shopping on November 15th. The exhibit of local, affordable small works of art and craft, in a variety of media includes works by: Susan Cooney, Julie Cyr, Kris Engman, Sarah Faragher, Helene Farrar, Conny Hatch, David Jacobson, Sheep Jones, Kirk Linder, Leslie Moore, Willy Reddick, Dorothy Royle, Lesia Sochor, Kay Sullivan, Mary Trotochaud, Peter Walls, and Janalee Welch.

Sarah Faragher, Passing Cloud, View to Mount Desert Island from Schoodic, Maine, oil on panel, 5” x 7”

There will be an opening reception, Friday December 6th, 5:30-8pm during the Belfast Holiday Art Walk. We hope you can come enjoy some refreshments, meet up with friends and chat with the artists as we ring in the holidays.  Please make sure to check back in, as the show, which runs from November 15th through December 24th, will be changing throughout the month as sold pieces are replaced by new work. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-2 or by appointment. Also open for Christmas Eve on Tuesday December 24th 10-3pm.

Small Works Holiday Show at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

Goose River, Jim Nyce, archival photographic print, 12 x 12”

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery’s 2019 Small Works Holiday Show features 21 artists from all over the state. The show is a diverse collection of fine arts and crafts with landscapes, figurative work, and abstract imagery related to Maine’s rural culture.

The works in the exhibit range from vibrant panoramas in oils and pastels – by Jude Valentine, Kathleen Perelka, and Robin Rier – to André Benoit, Jr’s series of fanciful wooden assemblages of owls. Leslie Moore, Julie Cyr, Peter Walls, Sara Gagan, and Gail Wartell add variety with their beautiful works of birds and animals, in mediums ranging from acrylics, pen and ink, mixed media collage, and oils.

 

Nature Mandala #58, Mango Johnstone, mixed media, 8” diameter

 

The lyrical style and vision of Sheep Jones’s oil paintings is juxtaposed with the elegant and colorful interpretive landscape photography of Emily Davis and Jim Nyce. Anne Alexander’s petite ceramic sculptures of pine cones and seed pods dialogue beautifully with the exquisite mixed media nature mandalas of Mango Johnstone.

Handmade, mixed-media stab-binding books by Mj Viano Crowe and an abstract series of stitched, etched, and stained prints by Susan L. Smith weave stories of home and connections to the land.

Be Mine- Decoy, Decoy, Decoy, Peter Walls, mixed media, 12 x 6’’

Sharon Yates, DiTa Ondek, Leslie Anderson, and Leslie Bowman heighten the connection to the natural world with their vibrant still life paintings  of flowers, garlic, and onions.

Ethereal figurative prints by Petrea Noyes, using a digital collage technique with pigment inks, bring even more contrast and diversity to the show.

Big Horn, Sara Gagan, oil with collage, 9 x 12”

The exhibit will be on display from November 12, 2019 through January 10, 2020, with a gallery reception during the Belfast Holiday Art Walk on Friday, December 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Archipelago Opens for “Maine Life”

“Maine Coastal Village” by William Hallett

Archipelago introduces its new fall and winter gallery show, “Maine Life,” on Friday, October 4 with a special opening reception, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk. This show exhibits art that reflects life in Maine and adds beautiful craft and design elements to our living spaces, and features splashes of color, rich landscape scenes, textiles, and stained glass home decor.

“Night Wonders” by Linden O’Ryan

New to Archipelago are Hillary Hutton’s handwoven rugs with eye-catching designs, William Hallett’s vibrant interpretations of coastal Maine scenes, and cement tile reliefs by Betty Heselton. Archipelago favorites also on exhibit include Kathleen Buchanan’s collagraphs, Linden O’Ryan’s watercolors, Leecia Price’s encaustic and cold wax pieces, Richard MacDonald’s stained glass sconces and mirrors, and Rocky Mann’s saggar pottery.

Pottery Piece by Rocky Mann

“Forest Fox” by Kathleen Buchanan

Located at 386 Main Street in Rockland, the Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery features artists who work with natural, coastal, and working waterfront themes inspired by living and creating art in Maine. Both the store and gallery are currently open seven days a week: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New Works at D’Alessio Gallery

Join D’Alessio Gallery during Bar Harbor’s Art Walk on October 4th from 6-9pm and see how Gustav Klimt’s works have influenced Russell’s multi-media works on paper or canvas with india ink, acrylic, gold leaf and gold dust.

Chocolates & Spirits served.

“A self-expression of colors, concepts, & textures using a collection of my photographs, paintings, drawings, thoughts, and impressions. I have entwined technology with my traditional media of acrylic, collage, and ink drawings and I then transcend these original images beyond their origin to be viewed in a new dimension.

Frequently I find myself adding silver leaf, copper leaf, gold leaf or gold dust. On several works I have added bits of inspiration from the painter Gustav Klimt. Multiple, multiple layers later, these works are created on canvas, or fine papers. All are archival originals.” 

Artist Russell D’Alessio

Camden Falls Gallery Presents “Last Splash of Color”

Table for Six, Jan McElhinny

Camden Falls Gallery is pleased to announce our 7 th and final exhibition of 2019. “Last Splash of Color” Featuring Ann Trainer Domingue, Jan McElhinny, Jennifer Van Cor, Aline Ordman, Susan Graeber, Janis Sanders, and Ryan Kohler. There will be an opening reception Thursday, October 10, 5-7pm during Camden’s Art Walk.

Camden Falls Gallery’s final show of the season is entitled “Last Splash of Color”. The show features works by some of our galleries’ top Colorists. These featured artists are known for their vibrant use of juxtaposing colors in contemporary styles. Rooted in and inspired by, their natural environment, these artists take to their own course and colorful journeys. They create  lively, vibrant, abstracted, and sometimes comical interpretations of what they see. They are moved by their subjects to record their muses on canvas. If you’re feeling weary about the longer nights and the darkness that befalls this season, stop by for a boost, as we’ve cranked up the color notch to get you over the hump and into the next season.

Getting into Trees, Aline Ordman

Featured in the show are an amalgamation of artists who are known for using shapes, colors, and an array of practices and techniques to create wonderful playful artwork. These artists push the boundaries of color patterns, and make joyful combinations of wild, bold, and uncommon paintings. 

Yellow House on Harbor, Susan Graeber

As part of a larger strategy to establish Camden as a strong presence in the Maine art-scene, Camden Falls Gallery is proud to join forces with our long time friends and neighbors at the Small Wonder Gallery, the Page Gallery, Carver Hill Gallery, Iron Bound, and DAAC Designs. With the successful launch and the enthusiasm generated by Camden’s first art walk, we are excited and look forward to our next art walk on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

All the Things, Ryan Kohler

Begin your experience at the Public landing where Camden Falls Gallery and Small Wonder are located. Continue your journey with an easy stroll up to Bay View Street, where you’ll find Page, Carver Hill, Ironbound and DAAC Designs Galleries.

Dowling Walsh Gallery hosting three exhibitions for October

Tollef Runquist, Carrying Cake, 2019, Oil on canvas, 54″ x 60″

 

Dowling Walsh Gallery will host three exhibitions in the month of October for Tollef Runquist, Sarah McRae Morton, and Reggie Burrows Hodges

Opening Friday, October 4th from 5-8pm in conjunction with Rockland First Friday Art Walk.

Tollef Runquist

Tollef Runquist received his B.A. in Studio Art from Dickinson College in 2002. Since then he has been continuing his education through painting and other mediums. He lives and works in Searsport, Maine. He has had solo exhibitions at Taylor Gallery, Meriden, NH; Ober Gallery, Kent, CT; and OK Harris, New York, NY; among others. Runquist looks at a wide range of artists as inspiration including Richard Diebenkorn, Monet, De Kooning, Gauguin, Bonnard, Rothko, Sargent, Gordon Grant, Gerhard Richter, Hopper, Homer, Klimt and Egon Schiele.

Runquist states, “Painting for me is an undertaking of appreciation and inquiry. It is a means by which to engage the beauty and mystery of visual experience in an ongoing dialogue. This is a widening puzzle; as I partake in this conversation, it continually refreshes itself, revealing unexpected angles and new understanding. I feel no particular loyalty to realism or my own past work. I set to draw out a particular vision as long as my experience with it is visceral, attentive and useful. I try to encapsulate the fullness of my experience of a moment; weight and stillness, burning edges, massive calm. These move me towards a particular subject, I try to paint and honor them, and then move on.”

 

Sarah McRae Morton, The Half Life of Luck, Frank Morley Fletcher Twist Morton in the Clover, Oil on line, 60″ x 60″

 

Sarah McRae Morton

Sarah McRae Morton grew up in rural Lancaster County Pennsylvania, where she still keeps a hayloft studio above the horse stalls in her family’s barn. Sarah attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. She has studied chemical composition of paintings in Rome as well as studied with Odd Nerdrum in Norway. Sarah received a Mattisse Foundation fellowship for her work on the local history of West Virginia, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited across the country, including at the Vermont Studio Center. She currently lives and paints in Cologne, Germany.

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories learned. The events and people illustrated are not bound by time or fact, but are imbued with ghosts and artifacts from cross sections of history. Sarah’s work is wildly romantic, with an earthy palate and energetic movement around the canvas that quiets on key moments – detailed renderings of the face of a bear, the lips of a lover, the fox stole around a poet’s neck. The paintings seem to flicker to life with her spirited brush strokes.

 

Reggie Burrows Hodges, First Serve, Hands Behind Your Back, Acrylic on canvas, 58″ x 84″

 

Reggie Burrows Hodges

Reggie Burrows Hodges is a narrative figurative painter whose work centers around visual metaphor and storytelling. He works primarily large-scale on raw canvas, wood and rag paper with acrylic and pastel — exploring themes such as identity, truth, surveillance, and often childhood memories. As method, Hodges paints from a black ground, developing the environment around the figure so it emerges from its surroundings, examining the possibility that we are all products of our environment.

Hodges attended the University of Kansas studying theatre and film. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Maine College of Art teaching Cinematic Storytelling, Character Design and Professional Studio Development in Animation and Game Arts. Hodges has been the recipient of numerous artist residencies including the Ellis- Beauregard Foundation, Stephen Pace House and Monson Arts.

 

Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. Gallery Hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday.

For more information, visit us online at www.dowlingwalsh.com  or call 207-596-0084

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents A Conversation with Artist Jenny Brillhart

Jenny Brillhart, Pink House On Route 3, Oil on aluminum

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents A Conversation with Artist Jenny Brillhart, for the First Friday Blue Hill. Join in for casual conversation in the gallery about inspiration, process, and the current show. Talk starts at 5:30 and the gallery is open late. Refreshments provided and everyone is welcome.

“On The Comic Side” Exhibit at Philippe Guillerm Gallery

“Riding Solo” Acrylic on wood by Philippe Guillerm

One of the “hottest” and most contemporary art mediums is at the Philippe Guillerm Gallery for this September ArtWalk Waldoboro! A combination of popular, fine art, visual, and literary art, “On the Comic Side” brings out sculptor and painter Philippe Guillerm’s lighter side with his “comic art” paintings. Guillerm will be on hand to explain why this genre has been enjoying widespread interest and has undergone dynamic changes over the past few years. As another special feature for the ArtWalk, he will also be autographing copies of his graphic novel, “Bobby the Buoy, the Maine Adventures”, while copies last. In addition to these special pieces for “On the Comic Side”, Guillerm’s deep sea paintings and well-known Caribbean sculptures will also be on display.

Saturday September 14th from 4pm-7pm  – 882 Main Street, Waldoboro ME

Camden galleries ArtWalk

On Thursday 8/29 from 5 – 7 pm the Camden galleries are teaming up to do an “art walk”! Colin Page’s new gallery on BayView St. has spiked Camden’s artsy energy, and we’re piggybacking on the date of his next new show reception. Participating galleries so far include myself and my neighbor Camden Falls, as well as Carver Hill and Daac Designs, both on BayView with Page Gallery. (It’s not quite the straightforward, one Main Street nature of Rockland, but hopefully folks can make the rounds!) Would love for you to drop by for a refreshment!
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Liz