Archive for Deer Isle

Deer Isle Artists Association presents “A Mixer”

Watercolor by Robert Starkey

Watercolor by Robert Starkey

It’s time for “A Mixer” at the Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery. Featuring work by Leslie Anderson, Cynthia Bourque Simonds, Peggy de Wolf, Jill Finsen, Susan Finsen, Alan Flowers, Jeri Gillin, David McBeth, David Simonds, Robert W. Starkey, Cynthia Stroud Watson, Scott Thurston and J. Stroud Watson, the show runs from September 29 – October 11. In the Art Rack, viewers can find creations by Shari Ciomei, William Lukens, Cynthia Stroud-Watson, and Margaret Sturtevant.

Basket by Cynthia Bourque-Simonds

Basket by Cynthia Bourque-Simonds

Baskets, ceramics, fiber arts, paintings and photography will delight the eye at the DIAA gallery at 15 Main Street in Deer Isle Village. The gallery is open daily from 11:00 until 5:00. For more information visit www.deerisleartists.com or call (207) 348-2330.

September 3rd Opening Reception at The Turtle Gallery

Alix Bacon, The Climate Change Apocolypse, 24 x 72

Alix Bacon, The Climate Change Apocolypse, 24 x 72

This new exhibition features 3 series of paintings by Alix Bacon, mixed media drawings by Mary Barnes, abstract paintings by Anderson Giles and hand-printed paper collages by Alice Spencer.

Alix Bacon returns to the Turtle Gallery with three new series of work: The Scottish Paintings, Windows on Maine and the Climate Change Apocalypse. Bacon’s landscapes depict tranquil terrains, opening vistas onto the natural world in all its richness. Though the paintings contain no figures, we are reminded that we are present in them; we bear a responsibility to the landscapes in which we always, indelibly, appear. Bacon translates her vision by painting the environment, not just the landscape, and reminds us of the raw truth of Climate Change on our world.

Mary Barnes Frigate 40 x 52 mixed media on mylar

Mary Barnes Frigate 40 x 52 mixed media on mylar

Moved by the wonder and mystery of our avian counterparts, Mary Barnes captures their presence in a series of both vibrant and evocative mixed media drawings. Inspired by both the birds of her home in the north and a journey to the Galapagos, Barnes translates the vitality of aviary flight, habitat, sounds and habits of birds in this new collection of drawings.

Anderson Giles, Sacral Rampart, Acrylic on canvas, 58 x 42

Anderson Giles, Sacral Rampart, Acrylic on canvas, 58 x 42

Anderson Giles joins the Turtle Gallery for his first showing since retiring from 35 years of teaching art and photography at The University of Maine at Presque Isle. The show will include several older works as well as paintings recently completed during his final summer in northern Maine. Giles engages his powerful use of color and light to capture representational imagery, abstract visions and the many lines and points between where the spiritual and the physical blur.

Alice Spencer, Quilt Improv 2, 16x16

Alice Spencer, Quilt Improv 2, 16×16

Portland based artist Alice Spencer will be showing new collages of hand-printed paper. A lifelong artist of various mediums, Spencer has long been influenced by textiles from her travels and their integration into culture and everyday life.

Chris Joyce  Studio Shot

Chris Joyce Studio Shot

A new collection of woodwork from local favorite Chris Joyce will also be on display, as well as copies of his new catalog.

In addition, a vast collection of jewelry and contemporary craft, print collections and sculpture garden will be on display. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call (207) 348-9977 or visit theturtlegallery.com

Deer Isle Artists Association presents “Fresh Ink,”

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Evocation, by Marianne Alweiss

 

From August 18 through the 31, the Deer Isle Artists Association will present “Fresh Ink,” featuring the art of Marianne Alweis, Don Bardole, Cynthia Bourque Simonds, Betsy Braunhut, Emily Brett Lukens, Janet Cook, Mary Eaton, Judith Felch, Jill Finsen, Jeri Gillin, Kaitlyn Metcalf, Carolyn Raedle, Hub White, and Alice Wilkinson. Appearing in the Art Rack will be work by Leslie Anderson, Avery Falkner, Judith Felch, Judith Felch, Jerry Levitt, and Cynthia Stroud-Watson.

The title “Fresh Ink” refers not necessarily to the materials utilized by each artist; rather it serves as a metaphor for how each interprets the theme and applies it to his or her own work. Included in the show will be a wide range of mediums, including drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, basketry, fiber arts, etc.

A reception with the artists will take place on Sunday, August 20, from 4:00 – 6:00. The DIAA Gallery is located at 15 Main Street in Deer Isle Village, and is open daily from 10:00 – 6:00. www.deerisleartists.com   (207) 348-2330.

August 6th Opening Reception at Turtle Gallery

Lynn Duryea, Slant #9, Terracotta slab construction, 24.5" x 8" x 6" © Lynn Duryea

Lynn Duryea, Slant #9, Terracotta slab construction, 24.5″ x 8″ x 6″ © Lynn Duryea

This new exhibition features new work from fiber artist Sondra Bogdonoff, the ceramics of Lynn Duryea and Paul Heroux, new abstract paintings by Jaap Eduard Helder and mixed media constructions by Jamie Johnston.

Fiber artist Sondra Bogdonoff will be exhibiting at the Turtle Gallery for the first time. Portland based, Bogdonoff has returned to the studio after a 20 year hiatus from full-time weaving. She describes the new work as a beginning and each weaving as it’s own short story. In addition to the weavings, Bogdonoff explores working on paper in a series titled “Stilled Life” which explores the grid structures and linear sensibilities of weaving in wax pastels.

Gallery artist Lynn Duryea will be exhibiting a new body of work she has completed since retiring from her tenure of teaching ceramics at Appalachian State and returning to Maine full-time. Through elemental shape and form, Duryea’s reference is to architectural, structural and mechanical elements.

Jaap Eduard Helder, Behind the Scenes, Acrylic on wood panel, 24" x 24", 2017 © Jaap Helder

Jaap Eduard Helder, Behind the Scenes, Acrylic on wood panel, 24″ x 24″, 2017 © Jaap Helder

Abstract painter Jaap Eduard Helder returns to the Gallery with a vibrant new series of paintings. Created over the winter and spring, he refers to the work as a re-emergence and re-commitment to his art. Helder creates in layers, working to create balance with new materials, on a new scale and with with new mark making methods. Largely working in square formats on wood panels, Helder creates vivid landscapes of abstractions.

Ceramic artist Paul Heroux returns with a new series of his distinctive forms and abstract compositions. Having worked with ceramic vessels as a painting surface for over twenty years, Heroux continues to reinvent the work using photo transfers, underglaze decals and metallic lusters. His folded vessels not only speak to his abilities as a painter but to his sculptural awareness – the folds of each vessel taking new lines and each foot finding a different path to the surface it rests on.

Paul Heroux, Folded double vase, soda-fired stoneware, 8" x 15" x 6", 2016 © Paul Heroux

Paul Heroux, Folded double vase, soda-fired stoneware, 8″ x 15″ x 6″, 2016 © Paul Heroux

Woodworker Jamie Johnston joins the Turtle Gallery with his show Constructions. His minimalist approach to design allows the woods inherent beauty to speak all while controlled by a masterful understanding of design.

In addition, Jewelers Glenda Arentzen and Heather Guidero will have full collections on display.

Opening Reception Sunday, August 6 from 2 to 6 PM – A vast collection of jewelry and contemporary craft, print collections and Sculpture Garden will also be on display. Light refreshments will be served.

Show runs through Saturday, September 2nd. For more information visit www.theturtlegallery.com

DIAA’s Announces Annual All Member 12×12 Exhibition

2015 All Member 12 X 12 Show

2015 All Member 12 X 12 Show

The eagerly anticipated, annual event at the Deer Isle Artists Association, the “All Member 12 x 12 Show” opens July 21 and runs through August 3. The gallery will contain a seemingly boundless collection of small artworks by almost 70 DIAA members. This show is the opportunity for the public to own pieces of original art by their favorite (or yet to be discovered!) accomplished local artists at an irresistible price of $144. Painters and photographers were challenged to create work measuring 12 by 12 inches. Sculptors, ceramists, jewelers and fiber artists have made works measuring a maximum of 12 inches in any direction. In the ART RACK will be work by Betsy Braunhut, Jacqueline Davidson, Ron Deprez, Glenn Felch, Judith Felch, and Leslie Miller Landrigan.

2016 All Member 12 X 12 Show

2016 All Member 12 X 12 Show

DIAA’s doors open Friday, July 21 at 10 AM and we will remain open until 7 PM to participate in “Third Thursday in Deer Isle.” Please join us for a reception with the artists on Sunday, July 23, from 4–6 PM. The DIAA Gallery is open daily 10 AM–6 PM and is located at 15 Main Street, Deer Isle Village, ME. www.deerisleartists.com (207) 348-2330.

July 9th Opening Reception at The Turtle Gallery

Jeff Loxterkamp, View from Greenhead Lane

Jeff Loxterkamp, View from Greenhead Lane

Join The Turtle Gallery for an opening reception Sunday, July 9 from 2-6 pm

Featuring
Siri BECKMAN – Selected Works
Peter KEMBLE – New Work
Jeff LOXTERKAMP – Paintings
Barbara SULLIVAN – Maine Women Artist Portraits
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with House Gallery
Black & White Show
featuring Vaino KOLA
Gene SHAW & Many More

Siri Beckman, Pileated Woodpeckers

Siri Beckman, Pileated Woodpeckers

Longtime Turtle Gallery artist and Deer Isle printmaking favorite Siri Beckman will be showing Selected Works including new woodcuts, her iconic wood engravings and handmade lampshades. The prints emanate an intimacy with island life and a deep appreciation of the character of our DownEast fishing communities; as well as the wildlife that is a part of daily life on the Maine Coast. Both Beckman’s rootedness in work and place are intangibly linked in this show, giving the viewer a look back with a simultaneous look forward in an artist’s journey.

Peter Kemble, Linescape

Peter Kemble, Linescape

Graphic artist Peter Kemble shows New Work. A longtime summer resident of Deer Isle, Kemble has been working to bring life and intrigue to an empty palette with technology as his tool. He defines his understanding of art as a form of experimental revelry – using form, line and color as methods to produce a playful interpretation of light and space.

Jeff Loxterkamp, NAPA Auto Parts

Jeff Loxterkamp, NAPA Auto Parts

Bangor-based painter Jeff Loxterkamp graces the Gallery Barn with a large collection of new Oil Paintings. With an enviable eye for finding beauty in and adding abstractions to everyday life, Loxterkamp paints views other eyes may miss. Infused with a vivid sense of reality, this collection of highly texturized and richly toned oils offers a striking visual interpretation of Maine.

Barbara Sullivan, Portraits

Barbara Sullivan, Portraits

Fresco artist Barbara Sullivan returns to the Turtle Gallery with a powerful series of Maine Women Artist Portraits. While painting is not a new endeavor for Sullivan, this series embarks on a larger mission of recognition, appreciation and a timely focus on how women are a driving force in Maine arts and beyond.

Vaino Kola, Norton Woods I

Vaino Kola, Norton Woods I

A Black & White Show fills the House Gallery and immerses the viewer in a monochromatic understanding of nature and space. Featuring the masterful etchings of Vaino Kola, woodcuts from Gene Shaw and prints and drawings from a host of Gallery artists.

A vast collection of jewelry and contemporary craft, print collections and sculpture garden will also be on display. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 207-348-9977 or visit
TheTurtleGallery.com

DIAA Presents DISHeS

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Exibit runs June 9–21
DAILY HOURS 10 AM–6 PM

DIAA presents (Deer Isle-Stonington High School) DISH(e)S VII. The DIAA is a non-profit membership association with over 100 members.

DISH(e)S VII is our seventh annual exhibit and sale supporting community outreach art activities in Deer Isle and surrounding communities. In the past, activities have included programs for Deer Isle-Stonington High School and local elementary school art students, student exhibitions in the DIAA Gallery and funding for art supplies.

The DISH(e)S exhibit series, originally conceived as a pottery exhibition, has expanded to include a wide range of media. This year the exhibit will continue to present pottery (dishes) in addition to paintings, drawings, fiber art, jewelry, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

DIAA Gallery
15 Main Street
Deer Isle, Maine
207-348-2330

 

“Take a Detour” to the DIAA Gallery!

"Time Square” photo mosaic by Chris Raphael

“Time Square” photo mosaic by Chris Raphael

“Take a Detour” to the DIAA Gallery! From May 26  to June 8,  the Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery will be holding a multi-media exhibit of glass, painting, printmaking, and photographs by a variety of local artists. Appearing in the show will be work by Chuck Collison, Daniel Hodermarksky, Leslie Miller Landrigan, Katama Murray, Woodley Osborne, Chris Raphael, Robert Starkey and Carolyn Walton. Featured in the Art Rack will be pieces by Ron Deprez, Daniel Hodermarksky and Katama Murray.

The DIAA Gallery is located at 15 Main Street in Deer Isle Village, and is open daily from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. 207-348-2330.

Turtle Gallery Opens for 35th Season

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L to R: Arthur Hardigg, Galen Davis, Rebecca Goodale

 

Turtle Gallery is Opened its 35th season on Saturday, May 27th with new work from all gallery artists.

2017 Schedule
Open Memorial Day Weekend Thru Columbus Day
Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30 and Sunday 2-6
Opening receptions 2-6 pm

Sunday June 11

Zuzonna HUOT – New Work
Susan MANGAM – Paintings from Four Islands
Treacy ZIEGLER – Bronzes
Karl SCHRAG – Small Gouaches in House Gallery
Focus on Glass with Gabriel Greenlaw,
David Jacobson and more

Sunday July 9

Siri BECKMAN – Selected Works
Jeff LOXTERKAMP – Paintings
Barbara SULLIVAN – Portraits of Women
Peter KEMBLE – New work
Black & White Print Show in House Gallery
featuring Vaino Kola, Gene Shaw,
Brian Keegstra and more

Karl Schrag Gouache

Karl Schrag Gouache

Sunday August 6

Lynn DURYEA – Structures
Paul HEROUX – New Works
Jaap Eduard HELDER – Paintings
Jamie JOHNSTON – Constructions
Sondra BOGDONOFF – New Work
Sunday September 3

Alix BACON – Paintings
Mary BARNES – Mixed Media
Anderson GILES – Paintings
Alice SPENCER – New Work

We look forward to celebrating 35 years of art and creativity with you in Deer Isle this summer! For more information call 207.348.9977 or visit TheTurtleGallery.com

Deer Isle Artist Association hosts Watercolor Classes with Paul Trowbridge

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Watercolor classes with Paul Trowbridge will be held Saturdays April 1 – 22, 2017 9 AM – NOON

Watercolor is a unique and exciting medium when you let it demonstrate its special qualities like expressive brush work, the flow of wet into wet paint, and transparent layering. It can be quick or lengthy, portable, and clean. Come explore with us the world of watercolor and see the loaded brush, the expansive blooms, the puddles of shifting color, the unexpected, the delicate, the bold, and your own expression looking back at you.

Our sessions will include discussion, critique, and mostly practice. We will work on exercises, projects, and your own ideas. We maintain a supportive atmosphere that lets you grow as an individual. The time goes by more quickly than you can imagine when you are having fun and learning more and more. All skill levels are welcome.

Classes will be held at the Deer Isle Artist Association, 15 Main Street, Deer Isle, ME. Outdoor excursions are possible weather permitting.

The four-week session is $125.00. No refunds. Guests are welcome at $40.00 per class. Part of the proceeds will go to the DIAA to help defer expenses.

We will supply tables and chairs. Participants bring their own art materials. Please remember to bring a large pallet for mixing your colors—see suggested materials list below.

Call or email Paul to sign up or for further information: 207-359-8369, trowbridge.paul@gmail.com

Beerits, Wilson, Walker at DIAA’s 3rd ART matters

(Deer Isle, Maine) – The Deer Isle Artists Association presents local metal artists Peter Beerits, Doug Wilson and Ian Walker for its third ART matters 2 session at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Deer Isle gallery.

The artists will bring examples of their work to discuss with each other and the audience during the session, titled METALS plus. DIAA Board Member Hub White will serve as moderator.

The popular ART matters 2 discussions have been attracting standing-room only audiences.

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Peter Beerits “Bear-face”

Beerits, an artist who primarily fabricates in wood, said he has always relied on metal for fine details such as eyes, lips and fingers. “Because my work depends on the drawn line to express images, I am attracted to metal because I can cut a more defined line in it,” he said. “I also use low-technology metal casting to work around limitations in forming wood and fastening metal objects to it.”

 

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Ian Walker, “Minora”

Walker, a retired geologist, has worked in wood since the 7th grade. “In the mid-1970s a blacksmith writing in Fine Woodworking magazine claimed I could make a better wood chisel than I could buy,” he said. “My woodworking largely gave way to blacksmithing, and I remain an amateur blacksmith. Much of my work is inspired by collaborations with other craftsmen and includes door and window hardware, chest hinges and locks, woodworking tools and the occasional whimsical item donated to a non-profit group auction.”

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Doug Wilson, “Door Handle, Hostel”

Doug Wilson has taught nationally and has worked as a blacksmith on Deer Isle since 1981. He produces functional work such as candlesticks, fire tool sets and fire screens, as well as architectural work, including gates, railings and sculpture. The work is produced using traditional hot forging techniques used by blacksmiths to produce fine work for centuries. “There is fire, glowing iron and the ring of the hammer in every piece of work,” he said.

Eric Ziner has had to cancel participation from the METALS plus session of ART matters 2 due to unexpected obligations that arose.

The program begins at 1:30 pm, and each artist has a short time to speak. When all are done, the artists will talk with each other for a period of time followed by an open discussion with the audience. A reception follows with 44 North Coffee, tea and cake.

ART matters is in its second year as a winter discussion series among artists and residents of Deer Isle. The DIAA intends ART matters 2 as a way to enable artists to talk with each other, to keep the gallery alive in winter and to have people learn about what, why and how artists create. Nineteen artists are participating in the six sessions of ART matters 2 this year.

Founded in 1972, the Deer Isle Artists Association is a member-run nonprofit organization committed to creating and exhibiting art. Our more than 100 members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewelers, fiber artists, photographers, ceramicists and other artists.

Turtle Gallery Holiday Show and Reception

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Holly Berry

 

The Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle will be opening (some of) its doors for our second annual Holiday Show. Join us for an opening reception from 4 to 6 pm on Friday, December 2nd.

We will be open weekends throughout December: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12 to 5 pm. We will also be open Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd from 12 to 5 pm.

Featuring the finest selection of Contemporary Craft, Jewelry, Paintings and Prints

As always, we are happy to ship work anywhere. Contact us at person@turtlegallery.com with any questions or requests.  Have a wonderful season!

DIAA announces ART matters 2 schedule

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The Deer Isle Artists Association today announced the dates, themes and artists who will participate in the winter discussion series, ART matters 2.

The discussions will be held at the DIAA gallery at 15 Main St. on the first Sunday afternoon of every month, except January, through April. Last year, the association hosted six sessions given by a total of 22 artists. An average of 60 people attended, allowing standing room only. Twenty artists have agreed to participate this year, some of whom are DIAA members and several who are not.

“The events were extremely well received by the artists and the audience, so much so they asked that we continue the program this winter,” said Hub White, moderator and DIAA Board Member.

White said the DIAA began ART matters last year with three goals: To enable artists to talk with each other; to have people learn about what, why and how artists create; and to keep the gallery alive in the winter and contribute to the activities of Deer Isle Village.

The ART matters 2 format will be the same as last year. Artists bring their work, old or new, and it is placed so the audience can see it. The program begins at 1:30 pm, and each artist has 10 minutes to speak. When all are done, the artists talk with each other for about 20 minutes and then with the audience for at least 20 more minutes. A reception follows with coffee from 44 North Coffee, tea and cake.

Founded in 1972, the Deer Isle Artists Association is a member-run nonprofit organization committed to creating and exhibiting art. Our more than 100 members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewelers, photographers, ceramicists, fiber artists and others.

Below is the 2016-17 schedule for the Deer Isle Artists Association’s Art matters 2 series:

Nov. 6th  MELANGE
Lynn Duryea
Mary Howe
Lissa Hunter       

Dec. 4th  MELANGE encore
Julie Morringello
Carolyn Walton
Ellen Wieske

Jan. 8th  METALS plus
Peter Beerits
Doug Wilson
Eric Ziner

Feb. 5th  FOCUSED IMAGES
Zuzonna Huot
David Kofton
David Simonds
Alice Wilkinson

March 5th  COLLABORATION
Mark Bell
Karen Adrienne
Simon van der Ven

April 2nd  SURFACES
Missy Greene
David McBeth
Frank Pitcher

Moderator
Hub White

For More Information contact Hub White, hubwhite1@gmail.com

DIAA Presents Drawings by Illustrator and Furniture Designer Bruce Bulger

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Deer Isle illustrator and furniture designer Bruce Bulger will exhibit his drawings in large format at the DeerIsle Artists Association gallery from Oct. 22-30, 2016. In addition, Bulger will discuss his work at a public reception held at the DIAA gallery on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. He will be in the gallery creating his work from Noon to 5 p.m. at the gallery on 15 Main St., Deer Isle.

The exhibit, called Projection, will feature Bulger projecting his sketchbook drawings onto large canvases on the DIAA walls. He will then paint and draw onto the canvas.

Bulger described the process he’ll use as follows: “When in the landscape or many other drawing situations (after you have chosen the motif), you have to make some choices: what medium to be used and surface to draw on. Watercolor paper, which may be purchased in journal form, is my preferred choice. So now get to work. Timing is critical. Every mark counts, so focus on the rectangle in your control. You are composing what’s on your mind and fingertips — distance, nearness, solidity, light, dark, etc. Say you have worked hard for an hour and your time is up. Take a deep breath, look deep and return to the piece at your next chance. Open your book and continue to make decisions on what makes it art.  I propose to project the small drawing large. Many important decisions have already been made. This is where your marks will feel freer. Your new larger marks will be stronger energetic, loose and important.”

Bulger graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art as an illustrator. He has been an illustrator and furniture designer for 40 years. His studios and gallery are on Deer Isle at the old Deer Isle High School Seamark Building. Bulger’s work may also be viewed at www.brucewbulger.com.

Founded in 1972, the Deer Isle Artists Association is a member-run nonprofit organization committed to creating and exhibiting art. Our more than 100 members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewelers, photographers, ceramicists and fiber artists.

“Light to Be Discovered” at the Deer Isle Artists Association

Woodley Osborne

Woodley Osborne

There is “Light to Be Discovered” at the Deer Isle Artists Association, as their latest show clearly indicates! Artists Don Bardole, Peggy de Wolf, Michael DeMatteo, Ron Deprez, Emily Johansen, David Kofton, Leslie Miller Landrigan, Woodley Osborne, Carolyn Raedle, David Simonds, Walter Smalling, and Carolyn Walton demonstrate how they approach this theme in their work, which is on display from September 9 – 22.

Ron Deprez has been a photographer for more than fifty years, and his interests range from individuals, to landscapes, to piles of clothing. He notes that each of his photos is “people related” and thus has a story behind it. He stresses that every person, however, is distinct from the image itself.

Emily Johansen’s watercolors celebrate her fascination with light, temperature, and color. She considers herself on a “sensory quest” to paint what she feels when confronted by glorious color and light. Both Vermont and Maine figure prominently in her art, and her work can regularly be found in galleries in both states.

The Deer Isle Association Gallery at 15 Main Street, Deer Isle Village is open daily from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. (207) 348-2330. www.deerisleartists.com.

Turtle Gallery features Michael Weymouth and Edward Porter

Michael Weymouth, Sedgwick Barrens, Oil on panel, 48" x 19"

Michael Weymouth, Sedgwick Barrens, Oil on panel, 48″ x 19″

The final show of the 2016 and 34th season at the Turtle Gallery features, Michael Weymouth  – Oil paintings and watercolors, Edward Porter – Prints from “Marking These Times” Series, and all Gallery Artists including new work from Jeff Loxterkamp, Anderson Giles, Marguerite Ogden and many more. Other Gallery artists, a vast collection of Jewelry and Contemporary Craft, the Annual Print Show and Sculpture Garden will also be on display.

The show begins with an Opening Reception Sunday, August 28th from 2 to 6 PM and runs through the end of our season on October 9th. Light refreshments will be served.

Michael Weymouth returns to The Turtle Gallery with a new body of work created throughout the summer on Great Spruce Head Island.  Inspired by time spent out of Stonington on a rolling lobster boat in high seas, the artist worked to capture both the movement of the fisherman and his vessel in several large-scale oils.  Other images deliver the viewer to moments in the Penobscot Bay; the islands, beaches, trees and people that create and define our coastline.  In addition to his oil paintings, Weymouth will be showing watercolors in handmade inlaid frames.

Edward Porter, A Potpourri of Events, Intaglio print, 10 x 12"

Edward Porter, A Potpourri of Events, Intaglio print, 10 x 12″

Ed Porter’s Marking These Times is a series of intaglio prints incorporating many printmaking techniques, each piece creating an entrancing juxtaposition of forceful dynamic forms and sensitive use of color. As described by the artist: “The images constitute a reflective view of our times transformed into gestural shapes and strokes that serve as my personal response to the issues which are a major player in our encompassing social world and the environment in which we live.”   

Jeff Loxterkamp, Hills of Stonington, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36"

Jeff Loxterkamp, Hills of Stonington, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36″

Open since 1982, The Turtle Gallery encompasses an 1876 two-story barn, the adjacent Centennial House Gallery and outdoor Sculpture Gardens.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 5:30 and Sunday 2 to 6. The facility is located at 61 N. Deer Isle Road on Route 15, just north of the Deer Isle village center. For more information, please call 348-9977, or visit TheTurtleGallery.com.  We are on Facebook and Instagram under TheTurtleGallery.

Small Works and Gifts at Deer Isle Artists Association

Avery Falkner

Avery Falkner

Celebrate the culmination of the summer season with the Deer Isle Artists Association as they present “Small Works and Gifts” from August 26 – September 8. This is an opportunity to treat yourself or someone you love to a special memory created by artists from around the peninsula!

Viewers will find a wide variety of work, including basketry, painting, pottery, photography, fiber, and sculpture in this show. Leslie Anderson, Rory Beerits, Cynthia Bourque Simonds, Johanna Chase, Ron Deprez, Dorothy Doubleday, Alison Dribble, Mary Eaton, Gail Eckberg, Avery Falkner, Pat Falkner, Glen Felch, Judith Felch, Jill Finsen, Alan Flowers, Sara W. Forster, Jeri Gillin, Francoise Gervais, Cathy Hart, Diane Horton, Emily Johansen, Leslie Miller Landrigan, Jerry Levitt, Deborah Lothrop, Mary Bracy Martin, David McBeth, Alice McKenna, Richard Mellman, Ana Mendoza, Woodley Osborne, Rebecca Poole- Heyne, Carolyn Raedle, Olive Savage, Walter Smalling, Sherry Streeter, Scott Thurston, Carolyn Walton, Pat White, Anne Williams, and Dana Williams will all have work on display.

Johanna Chase

Johanna Chase

The Deer Isle Association Gallery Gallery is open daily from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM S , 15 Main Street, Deer Isle Village. (207) 348-2330.  www.deerisleartists.com.

DIAA announces upcoming show, “The Sea’s Listless Chime”

“Tabled,” by Jill Finsen

“Tabled,” by Jill Finsen

“The Sea’s Listless Chime,” runs from August 12- 25 at The Deer Isle Artists Association gallery.  In this show, Stephanie Bartron-Miscione, Peter Beerits, Janet Cook, Jacqueline Davidson, Nat Dickinson, Jill Finsen, Rachel Gordon Bernstein, Cathy Hart, Jerry Levitt, Deborah Lothrop, Alice McKenna, Kaitlyn Metcalf, Gudrun Tarr, Paul Trowbridge, Jacqueline Wilson, and Anne Williams all demonstrate how this theme allows them to approach different mediums through diverse and exhilarating paths.  Featured in the art rack will be work by Arlyss Becker, Avery Falkner, Glenn Felch, and Judith Felch.

Stephanie Barton-Miscione lives in Brooklyn, New York and Sunset, Maine. She explains that her goal is to always create a visual reality that is rich with layers of color, thought and emotional links to a sense of place: in the heart, in the head, or in a memory.  She wants the objects in her still lifes to be hyper-realized and out of context, with so much detail that it is possible for the viewer to experience the objects, as though they are knowing them, not just looking at them. When that happens, a still life can become an evocative narrative. She uses commonplace objects to reach for universality.

“Balance,” by Stephanie Barton-Miscione

“Balance,” by Stephanie Barton-Miscione

Nat Dickinson works in both Ashville, North Carolina and in Deer Isle, Maine, and his landscapes are indicative of his love of both places. Influenced by his grandfather, he began painting on the porch of his cottage overlooking Penobscot Bay when he was just a child. That love of art led to degrees in studio art and printmaking, and to his work appearing in juried shows in Washington, DC, Maine, and North Carolina. He notes that his paintings “explore those mindful moments when we stop to see the extraordinary transformations of very familiar surroundings.” 

Born in New Orleans, Kaitlyn Metcalf currently lives in Trenton, Maine. She focuses her work upon the relationship between man and the water, exploring how nautical vessels have impacted the character of Down East Maine. Metcalf’s work relies heavily upon research, as she always begins her pieces by exploring historic texts and photographs. She links vessels’ routes to nautical charts, and uses these to “make visible the romance between man and ocean.” All of her works are created on USGS chart maps using acrylic paint that are then mounted on birch panels.

The Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery at 15 Main Street, Deer Isle Village is open daily from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. (207) 348-2330.  www.deerisleartists.com.

Third Opening of 2016 Season at Turtle Gallery

Adele Ursone, Gathering Storm I, 2016

Adele Ursone, Gathering Storm I, 2016

Please join us for our August 7th Opening!

The third show of the 2016 and 34th season at the Turtle Gallery will feature: Janis Goodman (Oil Paintings)
Vaino Kola (Oil Paintings & Etchings)
Adele Ursone (Oil Paintings & Watercolor Studies)  

The show begins with an Opening Reception Sunday, August 7 from 2 to 6 PM and runs through Saturday, August 27th. Other Gallery artists, a vast collection of Jewelry and Contemporary Craft, the Annual Print Show and Sculpture Garden will also be on display.  Light refreshments will be served.

Janis Goodman, Cold Front, 2015

Janis Goodman, Cold Front, 2015

Full of skillful exuberance, Janis Goodman’s collection of oil paintings take the viewer into a space of motion and shifting lines.  Goodman’s work gestures toward her study of the eastern landscapes while traveling in Asia, which “nurtured the calligraphic line and movement” of her work.  In each piece the viewer can experience commotion coupled with stability, all thoughtfully anchored in a whimsical composition.

Vaino Kola, Mill Pond, November, 2016

Vaino Kola, Mill Pond, November, 2016

 Finland Native and Deer Isle resident Vaino Kola will have etchings and new works in Oil on display. Kola moved to Maine to paint full-time after teaching art at Wheaton College in Massachusetts for 26 years.  Kola’s paintings, often monumental in scale, appear almost photo-realistic from a distance, but closer inspection reveals deeply textured, almost pointillist brushwork.  He has mastered the art of creating a moment; the stillness after a heavy snowfall, the ripple of an incoming tide or the fluttering of leaves.

Adele Ursone, Coastal Morning, 2016

Adele Ursone, Coastal Morning, 2016

Often subtle and serene, Adele Ursone’s landscape paintings are equally engaging as they are transformative.  Working from observations in the detail of her environment she creates spaces where “edges become so blurred, reality dissolves into abstraction.”  While a New York City resident part of the year, Ursone’s visual narratives speak strongly of her annual time spent on the water and the Maine Coast.

Vaino Kola, Norton Woods I

Vaino Kola, Norton Woods I

Open since 1982, The Turtle Gallery encompasses an 1876 two-story barn, the adjacent Centennial House Gallery and outdoor Sculpture Gardens. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 5:30 and Sunday 2 to 6.

The facility is located at 61 N. Deer Isle Road on Route 15, just north of the Deer Isle village center. For more information, please call 348-9977, or visit TheTurtleGallery.com.  We are on Facebook and Instagram under @TheTurtleGallery. 

DIAA’s Annual All Member 12×12 Exhibition

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For the past few years, DIAA has challenged member artists to make 2-D artwork exactly 12×12 (including frame) or 3-D work that does not exceed 12″ in any direction. Each work of art was priced at $144.

In 2015, 62 DIAA artists responded by submitting 192 works of art in these formats and launched two weeks of constantly changing views in the Gallery and a stimulating experience for our visitors and artists as well.

Last year, the Gallery doors opened promptly at 10:00 am to an eager crowd. The ensuing two weeks were busy busy busy as this was a “pay and take” event – pieces were immediately taken off the wall as purchased, and replaced with new work so the exhibit changed every day. Here are a few shots of the “night before” opening day installation. This show kept our artist hanging crew very busy.

And we are doing it again this summer. The show will open on Friday July 29 and run through August 11. Come early, come often. 

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For more information:
www.deerisleartists.com
207-348-2330
Gallery: 15 Main Street
Deer Isle ME 04627

“Chasing a Running Stream” at Deer Isle Artists Association

Don-Bardole

Don Bardole art

“Chasing a Running Stream” is the exciting new show at the Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery that runs from July 1 through July 14. Showcasing a wide variety of artists and mediums, this show will delight visitors as they explore the many creative channels on display from new and established members of the Association. Appearing in this exhibit are Leslie Anderson, Don Bardole, Arlyss Becker, Rory Beerits, Michael DeMatteo, Ron Deprez, Dorothy Doubleday, Amber Gentry, Cathy Hart, Emily Johansen, Jerry Levitt, Susan Barrett Merrill, Edwin Pell, Pat Roth, Olive Savage, David Simonds, and Walter Smalling. The Art Rack will feature work by Dorothy Doubleday, Judith Felch, and Sara W. Forster

Susan Barrett Merrill will be exhibiting sculptures that she has created from fiber. Known especially for her masks, Susan has studied art and education in the United States, Greece, Mexico, and Japan. She has taught weaving at Haystack, and is the former director of Spindleworks, an arts center in Maine for people with disabilities. Susan has a studio/gallery in Brooksville, where she teaches weaving and spinning.

A psychotherapist in private practice, Michael DeMatteo also hails from the Brooksville area. Having majored in creative arts as an undergraduate, he has expanded his versatility by studying Japanese Sumi-e painting with Frederica Marshall in Deer Isle, and finds this medium both spiritual and beautiful. His more recent work has continued to be of traditional Sumi-e paintings with ink and paper, and has expanded to ink and watercolor on paper.

Cathy Hart formerly resided near Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied and worked as a studio potter. Cathy moved to Deer Isle in 2003 and currently creates jewelry using gemstones and glass beads. She utilizes established patterns and those of her own creation, employing a variety of stitches and finishes while focusing upon color, shape, and texture for her design.

Visitors are warmly invited to meet the artists at a reception on Sunday, July 3, from 4:00 – 6:00 at the Deer Isle Association Gallery, 15 Main Street, Deer Isle Village. The DIAA Gallery is open daily from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. (207) 348-2330. www.deerisleartists.com.

 

 

Turtle Gallery Announces 2nd Show of the 2016 Season

Mary Aro - Found on Street - East Side Detroit, Watercolor on Paper 9" x 12", 2016

Mary Aro – Found on Street – East Side Detroit, Watercolor on Paper
9″ x 12″, 2016

 

THE TURTLE GALLERY – July 10th Art Opening

The second show of the 2016 and 34th season at the Turtle Gallery will feature: 

Mary Aro Retrospective (Paintings), Margaret Rizzio (Mixed Media), Heather Guidero (Jewelry)

with Selected Watercolors by Linda Funk, Marjorie Glick, Lisa Houck & Sandy Wadlington (caran d’ache pastel)

The show begins with an Opening Reception Sunday, July 10 from 2 to 6 PM and runs through Saturday, August 6th.

Longtime Turtle Gallery artist Mary Aro will be showing both new and old representations of realism in this Retrospective show.  As always, the contrast of her life in the Metro-Detroit area creates a fascinating parallel to her other world of rural Maine.  As an artist, she has found beauty in what others may view as trashed and dirty;  delicately depicting a burning trash heap at the transfer station or a roadside crushed can with her watercolor brush.  Aro states, “A seemingly mundane landscape offers many possibilities: unexpected beauty, strange juxtapositions of objects, shapes, patterns, the contrast of natural and man-made topography. Things are rearranged, covered with dirt, smolder, burn, or disappear altogether. Emotions are aroused as the artificial and natural world meet.” The 87-year-old Aro will also be showing work in oils, with two recently completed portraits, and several of her hallmark landscape works.

Mary Aro - Portrait I - Oil on Canvas - 16 x 20, 2016

Mary Aro – Portrait I – Oil on Canvas – 16 x 20, 2016

Camden resident and Blue Hill native Margaret Rizzio, will have new multi-layered collages on display; combining both new elements with fresh context.  Rizzio’s work attempts to engage the viewer in a tiny world full of synchronistic and seductive, often repeating, elements. 

Margaret Rizzio - To You (Detail) Mixed Media - 6" x 8", 2016

Margaret Rizzio –
To You (Detail)
Mixed Media – 6″ x 8″,
2016

Heather Guidero, a trained goldsmith and RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) graduate, views jewelry as a form of personal sculpture.  Inspired by modernist design, her forms range from everyday wear to visionary statement pieces.

In addition, four female Gallery artists will have new Watercolor and Caran d’ache pastel pieces on display.  These range from playful work to vivid realism to rich landscapes and precision botanicals.

Other Gallery artists, a vast collection of Jewelry and Contemporary Craft, the Annual Print Show and Sculpture Garden will also be on display.  Light refreshments will be served.

Marjorie Glick - Joyful Day - Watercolor - 25” x 40”, 2014

Marjorie Glick – Joyful Day – Watercolor – 25” x 40”, 2014

Open since 1982, The Turtle Gallery encompasses an 1876 two-story barn, the adjacent Centennial House Gallery and outdoor Sculpture Gardens.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 5:30 and Sunday 2 to 6. The facility is located at 61 N. Deer Isle Road on Route 15, just north of the Deer Isle village center. For more information, please call 348-9977, or visit TheTurtleGallery.com.  We are on Facebook and Instagram under TheTurtleGallery.

“Unbeaten Channels,” at the DIAA Gallery

Judith Felch Sand seaweed 9W

Seaweed by Judith Felch Sand

“Unbeaten Channels,” the latest show by the Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery, will be on display at the Association’s Main Street Gallery from June 17 through June 30.

Ames Lily Pond by Carolyn Walton

Ames Lily Pond by Carolyn Walton

Appearing in this show are Emily Brett Lukens, Mary Eaton, Judith Felch, Leslie Miller Landrigan, Jerry Levitt, William Lukens, David McBeth, Carolyn Walton, and Hub White. Work by Mary Bracy Martin, Jacqueline Davidson, Tracy Van Buskirk is in the art rack.

 Sunrise over Eggemogin Reach and Greenlaw Cove with clouds reflected in still water. Deer Isle, Maine by Jerry Levitt


Sunrise over Eggemogin Reach and Greenlaw Cove with clouds reflected in still water. Deer Isle, Maine by Jerry Levitt

Jerry Levitt divides his time between Deer Isle and Philadelphia.  He states that he prefers to keep his lens turned to nature and utilizes his camera to capture “the changing light of coastal New England in all seasons and those ephemeral moments when the fog begins to lift, the snow sparkles, and the setting sun turns the forest ablaze with color.”

Blue Window by Emily Brett Lukens

Blue Window by Emily Brett Lukens

Also calling both Philadelphia and Deer Isle home, Emily Brett Lukens and William Lukens will have work displayed in this show. Emily notes that she concentrates upon texture in her designs, utilizing collage, oil paint stick, acrylic, graphite and sand.  She likes to produce a series of 4 or 5 images related to one subject. When these images are hung together, they present a common theme that emphasizes her printmaking background. William Lukens, who many may recognize primarily as a painter, will be displaying some of his block prints in this show.

Study II by William Lukens

Study II by William Lukens

The public is cordially invited to an opening reception with the artists, which will be held on Sunday, June 19, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery is located at 15 Main Street in Deer Isle Village, and is open from 10:00 AM – 6:00PM daily. (207) 348-2330.

Blue Shines Through at DIAA

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Alison Dibble, “Frog Eggs”

 

An opening reception with the artists will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 4:00 – 6:00, and all are invited to attend. The DIAA gallery is open from 10AM – 6PM daily, and is located at 15 Main Street, Deer Isle Village. (207) 348-2330.

What does blue mean to you? Sea and sky? Blooming hydrangeas? Come see what it means to artists at the Deer Isle Artists Association in their newest show, “Blue Shines Through,” which opens on June 3 and runs through June 16. Appearing in this show will be Mary Bracy Martin, Alison Dibble, Glenn Felch, Jeri Gillin, David Kofton, David McBeth, Robert Starkey, Hub White, and Pat White. These artists represent many different styles and mediums.

Robert Starkey is inspired by the landscape and works “en plein air” with pencil, watercolor, pastel, and oil. While he is initially inspired by the land’s color statement and visual drama, while he is actually painting, the mood or poetry of the place becomes the challenge he strives to capture. David McBeth, a potter and a professor at the University of Tennessee, serves as President of the Deer Isle Artists Association. He utilizes a variety of clays and glazes to form his unique work, which can be found in many galleries around the peninsula. Pat White designs and creates beautiful textiles from felt. Her designs are colorful and exciting, and each piece is truly one of a kind.

 

 

DIAA’s “DISH(e)S, Table for Two”

Baskets by Cynthia Bourque Simonds

Baskets by Cynthia Bourque Simonds

It is all about the  heart of the home at the latest Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery show, “DISH(e)S, Table For Two” which runs from May 20­­–June 2. Featuring items related to the table, this is also the DIAA’s yearly scholarship show, where artists contribute fifty percent of their earnings to scholarships for Deer Isle Stonington High School students who wish to pursue their artistic interests.

Visitors will find a wide variety of table related art at the gallery, including clay, ceramics, glass, linens, candle stick holders, baskets, and serving pieces. Table settings will be enhanced by representations of the theme, featuring photography, watercolors, and oils.

Artists contributing work to this show are Leslie Anderson, Cynthia Bourque Simonds, Chuck Collison, Dorothy Doubleday, Judith Felch, Jill Finsen, Amber Gentry, Jeri Gillin, Leslie Miller Landrigan, Melody Lewis-Kane, Deborah Lothrop, William Lukens, David McBeth, Diane Maguire-Horton, David Simonds, Walter Smalling, Tracy Van Buskirk, Pat White, and Alice Wilkinson.

The Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery is located at 15 Main Street in Deer Isle Village, and is open daily from 10:00AM to 6:00 PM.

Turtle Gallery Opening Reception June 12th

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Chris Joyce, Vessel with Lid, Black Ash Burl and African Blackwood 11.5 x 5”

 

The first show of the 2016 and 34th season at the Turtle Gallery is  Sunday, June 12th with an Opening Reception from 2 to 6 PM. The Exhibit runs through Saturday, July 9th and features MaJo Keleshian (Drawings) Stephen Yusko (Metals) Lydia Cassatt (Photographs) Chris Joyce (Wood)  and Jacques Vesery (Wood).

Lydia Cassatt, a longtime Turtle Gallery painter is exhibiting her new work in Digital Photography – her ethereal, powerful landscapes translate flawlessly from her painting work into 12 x 12 Photos.  MaJo Keleshian, a Professor of Art at the University of Maine, will be showing her abstract drawings created using layers of pigmented wax.  Keleshian describes her work as “a form of visual haiku; brief moments that attempt to evoke a memory, a feeling, an experience.” Stephen Yusko, an accomplished Metalsmith, who currently has a solo exhibition at the Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, will be showing new work.  Yusko’s industrially toned steel work has recently shifted to explore movement and motion and the concept of ‘home’.  Chris Joyce, a Deer Isle native and self-taught wood turner, will have new vessels, boxes and ornate creations.  Joyce’s wooden works are a melding of fascinating design and expert craftsmanship.  Jacques Vesery, in his first show at The Turtle Gallery, will be showing works from several of his series, including his spheric sculptures and the sacred spoons of the Pemaquid Rock People.

Concurrently, a collection of Jewelry and Contemporary Craft, the Annual Print Show and the Sculpture Garden will be on display.

Open since 1982, The Turtle Gallery encompasses an 1876 two-story barn, the adjacent Centennial House Gallery and outdoor Sculpture Gardens.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 5:30 and Sunday 2 to 6. The gallery is located at 61 N. Deer Isle Road on Route 15, just north of the Deer Isle village center. For more information, please call 348-9977, or visit TheTurtleGallery.com.  We are on Facebook and Instagram under TheTurtleGallery.