Archive for Blue Hill

Cynthia Winings Gallery’s MID-WINTER Valentine’s Day Show

The Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill presents: The Mid-Winter Valentine’s Day Show: A group exhibition featuring the artworks of Louise Bourne, Jenny Brillhart, Molly Blake, Avy Claire, Devta Doolan, Sarah Doremus, Heather Lyon, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Cynthia Winings and Goody-B. Wiseman!


Buzz Masters



Evening Reception: Friday, February 8, 5:00 – 8PM. 

Please Join me for this One Day Event where the Art will Warm Your Heart And Soul – There will be Refreshments and Good Company, too.
PLEASE DRESS WARMLY. Everyone is Welcome!

Handworks Gallery shows work of Kevin H. Adams


Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill is showing paintings by Kevin H. Adams and an exceptional collection of local and Maine art, contemporary craft, and jewelry. Founded in 1975, the gallery represents a diversity of established and emerging artists. Much of the work is one-of-a-kind and new work is added throughout the year.

Handworks Gallery is located in the center of the small coastal village of Blue Hill in a wonderful old building that was formerly the Blue Hill Department Store. The gallery incorporates the quirks of an old building and enjoys its charms including old fashioned tin ceilings.

Stop in and enjoy the abundance of creativity. We’re an ideal source for those special gifts that are one of a kind, thoughtfully created, and meaningful.

Open from May – December and open for selected hours during the winter season. FMI

Handworks Gallery

Handworks Gallery is now showing works by Kevin H. Adams. Handworks Gallery is located at 48 Main Street in Blue Hill.

Annual 10 x 8 Art Show and Sale

Please join me and the 10 x 8 artist group for our 19th annual 10 x 8 small works exhibit and sale, one day only, Saturday, December 8th, Emlen Hall, the Bay School, Blue Hill, ME. 9:30 am preview Sale from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. All works one price- 150.00 Live music and refreshments.

Heidi Daub


The 10 x 8 annual art show/sale started nineteen years ago as a three-day event in Ellsworth, Maine, at a venue called Frankie’s and was inspired by a similar 10 x 10 art show in Portland, Maine which offered affordably priced art before the holidays.
From that original 10 x 8 three-day event, the sale’s basic premise, 10 pieces by 8 artists, 10″ x 8″, features artwork within reach for local audiences, and has remained the same with few differences. It is now a one day sale/exhibit, with the size varying up to 100 square inches. At the designated “start” time, (9:30 preview, 10:00 sale) work is sold “first come, first serve.” With two of the eight original members participating, the artist run 10 x 8 group has welcomed an array of artists, currently including painters Louise Bourne, Heidi Daub, Rebecca McCall, Gail Page, Annie Poole, Cynthia Winings, with ceramics by Melissa Greene, and diminutive bronzes by Goody-B Wiseman.


Heidi Daub


With the group spanning generations, several are gallery owners, as well as others running their own studio galleries. A uniting bond is a commitment to their professional art practice, providing a commonality that is refreshing and rewarding. Creating a fresh new series for the 10 x 8 show, all the artists exhibit nationally and internationally in galleries and public spaces, and have been recipients of fellowships and residencies.
Hope to see you at the show Saturday, December 8th!
Please be in touch if you have questions!
If you are at a distance,
please visit my website for additional works available,
and be in touch with any questions.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Summerkind”


Cynthia Winings, Small Waves, Gouache, collage, silver and gold latex, 4 x 4 inches



Featuring the Highlights of the Summer season, with artwork by Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Anna Hepler, Christine Lafuente, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Carol Pelletier, Jerry Rose, Lari Washburn, Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Cynthia Winings, and more!

A view of the New Sculpture Garden



View of Carol Pelletier’s painting, with Christine Lafuente’s landscape painting to the left and Anna Hepler’s ceramic piece, Studio Urchin



And celebrate the Opening of the New Sculpture Garden, with work by LUNAFORM, Melita Westerlund, and John Wilkinson.

The exhibition will run from September 25 through October 8,
or October 13! (Call ahead!)



John Wilkinson’s sculpture, Self, with Diane Bowie Zaitlin’s oil and cold wax paintings, from the exhibition, Expectations Of Place



Tom Curry’s painting Sea Change, with Ingrid Ellison’s oil on panel series



Visit the website at and Instagram:
to keep in touch, and see what’s coming for Season VII!

As always, If you have any questions about this event or artworks, please email me at, or call, 9172044001.

Phil Laughlin’s “Images of Maine” at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery


Phil Laughlin “Last Crib Bridge” 18 x 24 Oil on Canvas



Phil Laughlin’s work will be presented at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery from October 1 to October 30.  Phil loves to ramble across Northern New England seeking dramatic landscapes and seascapes to put on canvas. Born in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Phil graduated from the Worcester Museum Art School and later moved to New York City where he studied at the Art Students league and found employment as a graphic designer. After relocating back in New England he has continued to explore modern realism in his new landscapes of Maine.

This work exemplifies his bold use of color and dramatic lighting in a classic Maine scene. It depicts the world’s only existing granite cribstone bridge linking Bailey Island to the mainland in Harpswell, Maine.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents SUMMERKIND

Cynthia Winings, Small waves, Gouache, collage, silver and gold latex paint, 4 x 4 inches


The Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill presents SUMMERKIND: A Group Exhibition, Opening Reception, Sunday, September 30, 4 – 7 PM.

Featuring the highlights of the summer season, with artwork by Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Anna Hepler, Christine Lafuente, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Carol Pelletier, Jerry Rose, Lari Washburn, Diane Bowie Zaitlin, and Cynthia Winings.

And join me to celebrate the Opening of the New Sculpture Garden, with work by LUNAFORM, Melita Westerlund, and John Wilkinson.

The exhibition will run from September 25 through October 8.

SUMMERKIND is the final exhibition of Season VI at the Cynthia Winings Gallery. Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Reception, SUNDAY, September 30, 4 – 7 PM.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located at 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill, Maine. Contact: Cynthia Winings, 917-204-2001;


Nancy Winter’s Rustic Sculpture At the Blue Hill Bay Gallery

Summer Dreams

Summer Dreams

Nancy Winter’s Rustic Sculpture

At the Blue Hill Bay Gallery from September 1 to September 30

As we enter the fairest season in Blue Hill we offer fair goers a little whimsy. Comfortably tucked in amongst our many fine paintings are wonderful little rustic sculptures from the hand of Nancy Winters.

For thirty years Nancy worked as a professional set designer in NYC. She drafted with a pencil, painted with a brush, and made models with cardboard and glue. She worked on Broadway musicals, operas, and avant-garde plays.  After leaving NYC in 2004 Nancy moved into the loft of her sister’s barn in Northern Vermont. Here she commenced roaming in woods and being a full time artist. Her work is inspired and informed by her theater background and a love of the forest floor. She now resides in Blue Hill.

Expectations Of Place at Cynthia Winings Gallery

Carol Pelletier

Carol Pelletier

Sunday, August 26!
Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill presents:

EXPECTATIONS OF PLACE, An Exhibition Featuring:






And Announcing the Opening of the New Sculpture Garden, with work by



Please join us for the Opening Reception on

Sunday, August 26, 4 – 7PM
24 Parker Point Road
Blue Hill, Maine 04614

Blue Hill Bay Gallery features Stefan Alexei Pastuhov

June Day, Blue Hill, Oil on Canvas 18 x 24











Stefan Alexei Pastuhov: A Maine For All Seasons. The exhibition will run from July 25 through August 15

Throughout midsummer Blue Hill Bay Gallery will feature the work of one of Maine’s most distinguished contemporary plein air painters, Stefan Alexei Pastuhov. Painting in an impressionist style, with a loose brushstroke in larger pieces and finer detailing in smaller pieces, Stefan appreciates the fact that Maine offers unspoiled views of a varied rural and coastal landscape in all seasons.

Descended from Russian grandparents who immigrated to America and settled in New York, Stefan Alexis Pastuhov began his formal art training in Paris and received his BFA from the Boston Museum School/Tufts University. Stefan moved to Maine in 1984 and fell in love with painting the landscape, outdoors.

In the early years he and Stapleton Kearns painted together almost daily. Reminiscing about those days, he remarked that Stapleton told him “after about a hundred 12×16’s he would start to get the hang of painting outdoors”. Pastuhov loves the challenge of painting the changing weather and light, coming and going of the tide, the beautiful red of the blueberry barrens, pristine winter landscapes, and the intemperate seas and rocky coast.

Pastuhov draws his inspiration directly from nature. When I asked him how he chooses a subject to paint, he replied without hesitation, “While out driving along the coast or through the countryside, I look out and just see a painting. After I set up my easel and begin painting I look around the site for other perspectives, other paintings”. He feels that it is important to paint directly from the source as opposed to working in the studio or from photographs. “Since moving to Maine so many years ago I have been surrounded by beauty. Whether in the mountains, amidst rural farms or on the coast… landscapes abound.  Throughout the four seasons, each site I paint offers an individuality and uniqueness special to the state of Maine.”

For more info contact the gallery at 374-5773 or