David Vickery, Moore’s Harbor-Isle Au Haut, 2016, oil on panel, 20 x 48 inches
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth is pleased to present 10/100 Painting Acadia and Tom Blagden Photography, William Irvine: Sea Change, and sculpture by Kazumi Hoshino and Stephen Porter. The shows will be on view from July 20–August 13. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Karin and Michael Wilkes founded Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in 2006 with a mission to present high-quality works of art through curated exhibitions and special events. The gallery is housed in Ellsworth’s historic courthouse and registry of deeds, two beautifully restored 1830s Greek revival buildings offering over 4500 square feet of exhibition space. The combination of this historic site and the ability to exhibit a wide range of artistic styles in a spacious gallery has made Courthouse Gallery Fine Art a destination for art collectors statewide and beyond. A large-scale sculpture park occupies the sweeping lawn out front.
10/100 Painting Acadia celebrates Courthouse Gallery’s 10th Anniversary and the Acadia National Park Centennial. This group show highlights a range of dynamic Acadia imagery using oils, acrylics, casein, montages, and photography by gallery and guest artists. In addition to 10/100, photography of Acadia by renowned nature photographer Tom Blagden will also be on view. Blagden’s photographs are the subject of Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration, a newly released book celebrating the Park’s centennial.
Gretna Campbell, Back Shore, 1985, oil on canvas, 42 x 48 inches
10/100 participating artists include Susan Amons, Janice Anthony, Scott Baltz, Siri Beckman, Jeffery Becton, Judy Belasco, Alan Bray, Ragna Bruno, Gretna Campbell, Dorothy Eisner, Lisa Tyson Ennis, Philip Frey, June Grey, Francis Hamabe, Paul Hannon, Jessica Lee Ives, Joseph Keiffer, Philip Koch, Rosie Moore, Emily Muir, Ed Nadeau, John Neville, Linda Packard, Colin Page, Cynthia Stroud, Lilian Day Thorpe, Wendy Turner, David Vickery, Alan Vlach.
William Irvine, The Darkening Sky, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
William Irvine: Sea Change This solo exhibition includes a number of William Irvine’s seascapes for which he is best known, as well as a number of his enchanting paintings of women and fishermen and the small white houses where they live by the sea. Irvine, who has established himself as a Maine and American master, was born and raised in Troon, a small coastal village in Scotland. After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art and serving in the Scottish army, Irvine moved to London where he became part of the avant-garde art scene. In 1968, Irvine moved to downeast Maine. Here, Irvine was struck by the brilliance of the Maine light, the beauty of the ocean and islands, and the lives of the people who make their living from the sea. William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey, a hard cover book on the artist’s career released in 2014, will be available as well as a catalog from the Sea Change. Irvine lives his wife Marge and Tam, Shetland sheepdog, in Brooklin, Maine.
For more information please visit www.courthousegallery.com.