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A Virtual Stroll Through The Cynthia Winings Gallery!

Visit the First Floor of the Gallery in Part One of the group exhibition,
All Together Now

The Gallery is Open Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00PM,  and by Appointment

Cynthia Winings Gallery opening June 11


Many of you have asked if/when the gallery will open for the season. According to Governor Mills’ New Mandate and 4 Stage Plan to Re-Open Maine for business, beginning in June, gathering spaces for fewer than 50 people may open, provided that visitors wear protective face coverings and maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another.

For this reason, I have decided to open June 11 for visitors. Though I will not host openings as they present too many food service and social distancing challenges, I hope that you will enjoy the work you see both online and in the gallery.

As in years past, I have worked to curate the most compelling new work from artists from Maine and beyond. I am sure, whether viewing work online or coming to the gallery to see it in person, that you will be moved and uplifted by what you see, much of which has been completed during and often defined by this challenging, uncertain time in history.

I hope you are as inspired by this work as I am, and if you are unable to come see us in Blue Hill, that you are nourished by the images you find on the website, Instagram posts – and in this newsletter!

Thank you for your support,

Please be well, stay safe, and

Have a great summer!

All my best,


Turtle Gallery’s season-long exhibit “Our Vulnerable Earth.”

“Underhill in June,” by Elena Kubler


Last fall we invited artists to join us in 2020 for a season-long exhibit called “Our Vulnerable Earth.”

We aim to present artwork driving attention to the vulnerability of nature. Art at best can be a call to Action, and many artists create with that in mind. Things change every day.

We have adapted plans to adjust to current circumstances and
continue to represent our artists through our website, social media and regular digital communications.

Many of you have been visiting us for over 30 years, and we miss you! For the time being we will be available in a new way – ONLINE.

We hope to be open by appointment starting on weekends in mid June
Please stay tuned as the summer progresses as we may be able to expand our hours.

To meet state guidelines, groups would be limited to 5 people from a single household

Please visit us online for small views of this interesting season:

Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents ‘The Mid-Winter Valentine’s Day Show’


The Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill presents: The Mid-Winter Valentine’s Day Show. An annual party where you keep your coat on, and maybe your hat – It’s on Valentines Day this year! – Featuring the artworks of Louise Bourne, Jenny Brillhart, Molly Blake, Avy Claire, Tom Curry, Devta Doolan, Sarah Doremus, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Cynthia Winings and Goody-B. Wiseman!  

Evening Reception: Friday, February 14, 5:00 – 8PM. 



Warm Your Heart And Soul! – There will be Refreshments and Good Company, too. DRESS WARMLY. Everyone is Welcome!


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

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!”

Cynthia Winings Gallery opening for “Reverant Outcomes”

Image: M P Landis, Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 16 inches

Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents “Reverant Outcomes”  a group exhibition with an Opening Reception: Sunday September 22 4 – 7PM

With New Work for Season VII from:
Louise Bourne Josephine Burr Tom Curry David Hornung Christine Lafuente Joanna Logue Buzz Masters Bill Mayher Libby Mitchell Carol Pelletier Jerry Rose Lari Washburn. And in the New Sculpture Garden: Ray Carbone Rebekah Raye Melita Westerlund and John Wilkinson! The Cynthia Winings Gallery is pleased to present the fifth group exhibition of the season  Reverent Outcomes. Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Reception Sunday September 22 4 – 7 PM. On view  September 17 – October 14

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.

“Summer’s End” at Blue Hill Bay Gallery

Charles McCaughtry, Island in Mist, Oil on Canvas

The “Summer’s End” show at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery features two modern realist painters with a combined 100 years experience painting the Maine Coast.
Mark Haltof’s background includes training in New York at the Arts Students League and the National Academy, as well as several Paris ateliers. He began painting in Maine in the mid 70’s with a group of artist friends who came for summers to paint Maine’s rocky coast, and eventually relocated here in 1984. He has shown his work in galleries in New York, California, Florida, North Carolina, Maine and is represented in The Portland Museum Art.

Mark Haltof, “Haulin Nets”, Oil on Canvas

Charles McCaughtry graduated from the University of Hartford Art School, and later studied with Barse Miller, Chen Chi, and Ed Betts. The interaction of earth, water, air, and light are major themes in his work, which often depict scenes from the Blue Hill Peninsula and Acadia. He has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the US and Canada, and has held over fifty one-man exhibits.

Their recent work may be seen from August 20th to September 20th at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery on Main St. in Blue Hill, Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm.
FMI: email or call 207-374-5773.

Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents “Attending to Evidence”

Christine Lafuente, Wildflowers In The Sun By The Cove, Oil on canvas, 10 x 10 inches

Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill Presents

Attending To Evidence, A Group Exhibition 

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 25, 4 – 7PM

On view, August 20 – September 14







With New Work for Season VII from:

Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Anna Dibble, David Hornung, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher,

Libby Mitchell, Marjorie Moore, Jerry Rose, Lari Washburn and Cynthia Winings. The

New Sculpture Garden will have sculpture from Ray Carbone, Rebekah Raye, Melita

Westerlund, and John Wilkinson.