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10TH BIENNIAL PORTLAND SHOW AT GREENHUT GALLERIES

Kathleen Galligan On Track for the Equinox Oil on linen, 14×14 inches

THE PORTLAND SHOW 10th Biennial Invitational Exhibition April 2-May 30, 2020

Please note: because of the Covid-19 virus there will be no opening reception for this exhibition.  Work may be viewed anytime during regular business hours.

 

Thomas Connolly Use Electricity Oil on panel, 28×36 inches

 

Greenhut Galleries is pleased to announce its 10th Biennial Portland Show featuring work by 51 artists. In a creative tribute to our city, artists are asked to interpret “Portland”.

 

Michael Lewis 2 Lights on the Coast of Maine Acrylic on board, 27×24 inches

 

Each unique vision of Portland makes for an interesting, exciting, dynamic, sometimes humorous and diverse exhibition.  Greenhut is dedicated to showing the finest art made by Maine’s best artists. Please join us in celebrating our wonderful city, Portland, Maine.

 

Greenhut Galleries: 10% off Gift Certificates

Chris Beneman ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION 1 $750 – 10% = $675

 

Based on the Governor’s new executive order, we will only be open by appointment for at least the next two weeks. To make an appointment, please shoot us an email (info@greenhutgalleries.com). We will soon provide updated information on our current and upcoming exhibition schedule.

 

Susan Barnes LEDGE $3,200 – 10% = $2,880

 

As always, you can shop our entire inventory on our website. However, since we know it can be difficult to buy art without seeing it in person first, we offer gift certificates as a way to provide much needed and appreciated help as we try to navigate this crisis.

As an incentive, gift certificates are currently 10% off (e.g., a $100 certificate for only $90).

 

Kathleen Galligan WATERFORMS $4,000 – 10% = $3,600

 

If you are in the market for art, but currently unable to make an appointment to come in, this is a great way to get 10% off your eventual purchase. The certificates do not expire and are transferable. Simply shoot us an email, and we’ll be in touch to complete the sale.

Portland Art Gallery Selects Artwork in a Calming, Neutral Color Palette

For your enjoyment,

a curated selection of artwork in a neutral palette presented by Portland Art Gallery. View more at portlandartgallery.com. 

 

Dietlind Vander Schaaf | Madre | 24 x 24 inches Encaustic, Oil, and 23 Karat Gold Leaf on Panel | $2,200

 

Daniel Corey | Dirty Dishes | Oil on canvas | 16 x 20 inches | $1,530

 

Petrea Noyes | Yangtse | 30 x 30 inches Digital Collage, Pigment Inks with Mixed Media on Canvas | $1,800

 

Gary Akers | The Cove | Egg tempera on panel | 23 x 35 inches | $75,000

Tim Greenway’s Mackworth Island Transformed: Rocks Reimagined at Cove St. Arts

Give Up The Ghost To Most (2018)

Prompted by the current crisis, Cove St. Arts in Portland is trying something new: a virtual exhibition, complete with an accompanying video on our website: https://www.covestreetarts.com/exhibitions-1/mackworthislandtransformed

Tim Greenway’s Mackworth Island Transformed: Rocks Reimagined explores the transformation of space within the context of both the physical and the psychological.

 

What If I Forget How To Land (2018)

 

Using the popular location of the rock formations near the pier on Mackworth Island in Falmouth, Maine as his subject matter, Greenway captures imaginative landscapes by detailing the island’s geology.

 

Hippie Blood (2018)

 

Focusing on the micro-ecology and transforming the familiar coastline into an abstraction of color, texture, pattern, and form, Greenway’s photographs reimagine a recognizable setting, morphing the overarching space into detailed and abstracted images that reflect personal exploration as an escape from literal reality.

Cove Street Arts Presents a Curatorial Tour of ‘Portland 2020’

Please join curator, Bruce Brown, in an informative walk through of the exhibition, Portland 2020 on Thursday, March 12 at 6pm. Portland 2020 is our attempt to capture our vibrant, evolving city at this moment in time. It is an open juried photography exhibition curated by Bruce Brown, Curator Emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, featuring the work of 60 artists. Every photograph in the show was taken since 2017, and within the city limits. Portland, long noted for its rich and vital history, is developing a diverse and dynamic future and is thus the perfect subject to explore as we celebrate Maine’s bicentennial.

Cove St. Arts Presents ‘Gardenship: First Voyage’

 

Cove St. Arts in Portland presents Gardenship: First Voyage, curated by John Bisbee. On view from until April 25.

In the brown fields of Kearny Point, NJ, a vast, empty warehouse sat waiting. Waiting for new vision, waiting for….rebirth. An intrepid crew of thirteen Maine artists accepted the challenge, relishing the opportunity to forge a new creative community from an old naval yard. From little more than this notion and an attunement to the possibilities emanating from the space itself, Gardenship was born.

 

Henry Austin

 

Just a few months into the creation of Gardenship, these artists exhibit the first works made in the reimagined space. This body of work is an artifact of their voyage, a visual touchstone providing some tangible measure of their larger and more nebulous act of cultivating a space and community in harmony with those communities already extant in Kearny. The exhibition is an exciting glimpse into how this monumental project is shaping these Maine artists and influencing their work as they react to a new space and a new community. Where they will take Gardenship and where it will take them remains a wonderful mystery. Join us in sharing the First Voyage.

 

 

John Bisbee

 

Kwesi Abbensetts

 

Participating artists:

Kwesi Abbensetts, Henry Austin, John Bisbee, Samantha Butler, Sara Cannon, Isaac Jaegerman, Alice Jones, James Larson, Elijah Ober, Tom Ryan, Kenny Shapiro, Cody Stack, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Nevan Swanson

Portland Art Gallery Introduces Artist Page O’Rourke

Page Eastburn O’Rourke Cape Porpoise Pier Acrylic on Birch Panel 24 x 24 in

 

Page Eastburn O’Rourke Off To The Fair Acrylic on Birch Panel 24 x 24 in

 

Page Eastburn O’Rourke Coveside Perch

 

Page is often asked about her unique style of art. While visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a teenager, Page walked into a Pop Art exhibit and was instantly mesmerized by the bright colors and bold imagery. Growing up on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, her creativity was fed by her parents ever expanding collection of folk art from Haiti and Mexico, local primitive landscapes and early American portraits. Page keeps sketchbooks full of inspiring Maine places and uses them along with her imagination to create. She takes a complex landscape and simplifies the scene to an essence of color, form and shape. Influenced by color theorist Josef Albers, Page works with the visual effects of color relationships to achieve space and depth. She paints in acrylics on birch panels and just recently started adding 3D form by designing, cutting and judiciously incorporating those elements into her paintings. Page Eastburn O’Rourke graduated from George School, a Quaker School in Newtown, Pa.,and majored in Fine Arts at Trinity College, Hartford, Ct. She also studied illustration at Parson’s School of Design. Page lives in Yarmouth, Maine with her husband Kevin in a home filled with colorful, local art. It’s said that art carries the energy of the artist who painted it and Page feels especially grateful to know the many artists in their collection.

Cove St. Arts opens “Portland 2020”

David Wade, “First Friday Sidewalk Follies

Please join us Thursday, February 6, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM for the opening reception of Portland 2020, an open juried photography show curated by Bruce Brown. The exhibition explores Portland today as Maine celebrates its bicentennial with photographs from over 50 different artists.

Though speaking of Chicago in 1883, Mark Twain could as easily have been describing contemporary Portland: “It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up … she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the [city] you saw when you passed through the last time.”
Portland 2020 is our attempt to capture our vibrant, evolving city at this moment in time. It is an open juried photography exhibition curated by Bruce Brown, featuring the work of 60 artists. Every photograph in the show was taken since 2017, and within the city limits. Portland, long noted for its rich and vital history, is developing a diverse and dynamic future and is thus the perfect subject to explore as we celebrate Maine’s bicentennial.

The Green Lion Gallery Opens for Adam Antonio Montoya and Carter Shappy: ‘ANALOGOUS FORMS’

Carter Shappy Title: Dec. 6, 2019, #1 Dims: Approx. 6” x 7.5” Medium: viscosity monotype

 

Adam Montoya and Carter Shappy grew up and studied art on opposite sides of the country, but both are prolific, accomplished  young artists and printmakers now working only a little ways apart in Maine. Their work springs from intense observation and immersive interaction with the natural world around them, but with visions and techniques quite different from those most of us are familiar with.  The Green Lion Gallery is delighted to announce a show of their work, opening on Friday, February 14.

 

Carter Shappy Ttile: Dec. 8, 2019 #1 Dims: Approx. 7.5” x 7.5” Medium: viscosity monotype

 

Carter Shappy is a printmaker, installation artist and Vermont native currently living in Portland where he received his BFA from the Maine College of Art.  He is the print shop manager at Running with Scissors Artist Studios in East Bayside where his own studio is also situated. In 2016 he was the co-producer and first-ever participant in a collaborative art and science residency at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay.  For four months he worked closely with Senior Research Scientist Dr. Steve Archer translating Archer’s research on ocean acidification and gas exchange into a two-story printed installation. The installation, Colorcosm, has been on view at the laboratory headquarters since July, 2016.  

 

Adam Antonio Montoya Drum Mountain (Lapis) 2015 22″x22″ Stone/Photo Lithograph

 

Shappy’s work is inspired by his interests in natural phenomena, perception, psychedelia, and everyday, mundane experience. Working in a variety of media, he is frequently drawn to intersections in printmaking, painting and sculpture.  Shappy says of his recent work:

“I’ve always been interested in the idea of the fractal, not just as an abstract, mathematical expression, but a methodological and visual expression as well.  How do I create body of work that’s devised from a fractal-like process? Coincidentally, these new works, which sprout from a random discovery at the printing press, encapsulate both the ubiquity of fractals as represented, in plain sight, all throughout our world—and as represented in the way we perceive that world, the way we think, and in this case, the way we make art.”

Adam Antonio Montoya was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by the vistas, stories, and histories of the American Southwest.  During and after his BFA and MFA negrees, he was fascinated by exploring the oddities, subtleties and grandeur of the desert landscape in the West.  More recently, he has migrated to the coast of Maine and, as a new Maine resident, quickly found a home among the printmakers at Circling the Square Press in Gardiner.  He says:

 “One of my favorite things about the printmaking community is being part of such a friendly, generous, and like-minded group of artists and makers wherever you go. This is especially true here, and I’m eager to connect with the vibrant community throughout the region.

 “My hope for this exhibition, at the Green LIon, is to see how my work, created about and alongside the Great Basin and Sonoran deserts of the Southwest, speaks to the place and residents of Coastal Maine. My experiences with and within my ancestral land are in many ways represented in these prints and I am excited to share and compare those moments as a relative newcomer to this landscape.

 “It is a privilege to show alongside Carter, whose work I’ve admired from afar since arriving here. I feel a kinship within our work and am excited to see that play out in this exhibition. There’s a quiet confrontation and lingering on form, mystery, and process present in both of our work that comes with making art through prints.”

 

 

Adam Antonio Montoya Basin and Range IV 2017 24″x24″ 4C UV Inks on Enameled Aluminum

 

Montoya received his BFA degree in Printmaking from the University of Utah and an MFA from Arizona State University.   His work has been exhibited in many places, including printmaking exhibitions in Chihuahua, Mexico; Hangzhou, China; Tokyo, Japan; Dundee, Scotland – and now at the Green Lion.

There will be an opening reception for the artists at the Green Lion, 104 Front St, Bath, on Friday, February 14 from 5 til 7 pm.  The show will be on display through March 20, 2020.

Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery Features Judith Schuppien

Windy Pitch Pond

Judith Schuppien is the featured artist for February at Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free Street in Portland.

 

Owls Head Beach

 

Judith grew up “way Downeast,” in Milbridge, a small coastal town in Washington County. She won a scholarship to the University of Chicago, where she earned a BFA, and later an MBA. Her loose, expressive oil paintings, often bold and colorful, present familiar subjects in a fresh and interesting way. In her travels, she keeps an eye out for the occasional odd juxtaposition, an unusual point of view, and always, an emotional connection.

 

Isle au Haut

 

Late this spring, Judith will be relocating from Pittston, Maine, to the Harding Road in Brunswick, where she plans to have her new home studio open by mid-summer.