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Reggie Burrows Hodges Awarded Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship

Reggie Burrows Hodges, First Serve, Hands Behind Your Back, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 58″ x 84″

Dowling Walsh Gallery artist Reggie Burrows Hodges has been awarded the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts. The Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship awards $25,000 to a Maine artist working in the visual arts and is paired with a solo exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, a scholarly publication and a gallery talk.

Sunday Salon with artists featured in ‘Temporality’

Sunday Salon | Temporality

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), in Rockland invites the public to attend the second in a series of Sunday Salon gallery talks related to the exhibition “Temporality: The Process of Time,” on January 5 at 3pm. Presenters will include exhibiting artists Caleb Charland, Clint Fulkerson, and Kate Russo. Each artist will share images and discuss how they use time as a material in their work. 

Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, the exhibition “Temporality | The Process of Time,” looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to it? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are asking the viewer to slow down and consider the relevance of time as material. 

Caleb Charland (Brewer, ME) uses the photographic process to question visual possibilities within the natural laws of the world. His practice is based in wonder, a state of mind somewhere between knowledge and uncertainty.

Clint Fulkerson (Portland, ME) creates drawings that are the result of contemplating the relationships between space, time, matter, and energy. His murals are created using pre-determined limitations and visual analogies.

Kate Russo (Portland, ME) explores the use of color as narrative in her paintings. She borrows the color palettes of well-known, historical artists in an effort to convey an artist’s character through color.

Marilyn Moss Rockefeller Lobby Installation view

Sunday Salons are free to CMCA members, others with admission. Participants are encouraged to stay following the talk for refreshments and further discussion. The next Sunday Salon in the series will take place on January 26, 2020. For more information, please visit cmcanow.org.

Announcements from The Maine Crafts Association

Preparing for a Wholesale Show: Panel Discussion

MCA presents Preparing for a Wholesale Show, a panel discussion in our ongoing Wholesale Resource Hub program. The discussion will focus on best practices in preparing for a wholesale show, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions. The conversation will be relevant to any wholesale show preparation, but will provide a specific prep timeline for the New England Made (NEM) Spring Show, which is March 14-16 in Portland. If you are registered for NEM Spring or any wholesale show in 2020, or considering wholesale, join MCA for this opportunity to hear from the experts.

When: Tuesday, January 7 at 5:30pm

Where: Mechanics Hall Classroom, 519 Congress Street, Portland, ME

 

Styling Workshop: Learn to Make Compelling Images

Join Stylist + Art Director, Basha Burwell, for this one-of-a-kind styling workshop! She will introduce you to her line work, and teach you some tips and tricks to create interesting images containing your work. This unique workshop is for craftspeople + makers wanting to improve the skills necessary to present your craft through photographic images. This workshop will prepare you with the tools needed to successfully conceptualize, plan, produce, and even shoot creative and memorable still life images featuring your craft objects.

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Where: Church: 16 Brewster St, Rockland ME 04841

Cove St. Arts Presents ‘Think A Bot It’

Cove St. Arts Presents, in Portland Eva Goetz’s Think A Bot It. Large, friendly robots speak through semafore, coded messages, and signals requesting that we HELP, STOP, LOOK and LISTEN. Goetz’s colorful, dynamic bots encourage the viewer to engage deeply and to think about the possibilities (and dangers) embedded in our technological future. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the generous of The Candy and Jim Platz and Max Kagan Foundation and Creative Portland. 

This vibrant, playful body of work is also a serious platform where deep questions are considered: Are we marching toward a future filled with health and well-being? Or are we on a destructive course, drunk and blinded with new creative ability? Are we fully considering the impact of innovations on society (democracy) and our planet?

Born in Texas with Mexico next door, Eva Goetz was influenced by the palette of the land: the bright and dusty colors found within both the landscape and narrative folk paintings. These sense memories punctuate Goetz’s robots in the form of dots. As the artist explains:  “Dots are both energy and form. As circles, dots can become windows into consciousness. As points, dots can punctuate beginnings and endings. Or perhaps dots are points of light or energetic origins or infinity itself. We all begin and end somewhere.” Think A Bot It is on view through February 22.

Markings Gallery “Bright Night Bath”

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, ME, is excited to see their holiday windows come to LIFE on Friday, December 13, 2019 as part of Bright Night Bath. Join Barbara Burns, fiber artist, at her loom and Wayne Robbins, woodcarver, at his carving bench as they create art from 5pm – 8pm.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

More information about these artists can be found at www.burns-studio.com, www.waynerobbins.com and www.markingsgallery.com.

Jazz Age Open House at Carol L. Douglas Studio

Dancing Santa, oil on canvas, by Carol L. Douglas

Jazz Age Open House

The public is invited to a holiday open house at Carol L. Douglas Studio at 394 Commercial Street in Rockport. It’s from noon to five on Saturday, December 7.

The theme of the party is the Jazz Age. Reminiscent of Bohemian studio parties attended by Bright Young Things, there will be period refreshments and music. “You’re not required to dress in your feathers, beads and bangles, but it will help set the mood, especially if you can do the Charleston,” said Douglas.

When Douglas relocated her studio to Maine from New York four years ago, she stopped her tradition of an annual party to thank friends, students, clients and gallerists. “I didn’t know if anyone would come,” she said. “But I’ve been warmly welcomed to this unique arts community, and want to return the favo

Peggy Farrell Exhibits Watercolors at Miles Hospital through January 1

 

The watercolors of New Harbor artist Peggy Farrell are now on display in the Hall Gallery at Miles Hospital in Damariscotta through January 1, 2020.  

Peggy Farrell is living proof that childhood dreams can come true.  From earliest childhood in Pennsylvania she has been drawn to artistic pursuits, from crayons and pencils to oils.  She wanted art lessons and an art education, but practicality and life intervened.  It was not until moving to the rocky shores of New Harbor, Maine in 2001 that she took out brush and paper and began once again to paint and fulfill her dream of becoming an artist.

Farrell is largely self-taught and developed her talent attending local workshops and community education programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maine.  Art has always been a pursued interest and has included exploring mediums such as stained glass and calligraphy. She has painted in oils and spent a number of years studying decorative and tole painting techniques.  But it is watercolor that has evolved as her favorite and most natural medium. Initially influenced by the eminent American watercolorists, Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, she continues to work on mastering the medium.

Maine is Peggy Farrell’s primary source of inspiration.  Living full time on the Pemaquid peninsula, she appreciates the diversity and beauty of each season and has titled her exhibit, “The Seasons of Pemaquid”.  Her realistic and intensely hued paintings reflect an appreciation for the landscape and its distinctive architecture.  She is frequently moved to paint old barns, sheds and rural homes, as well as harbor and waterfront scenes and local wild life.  She often sketches and photographs the local Maine scenery before returning to her Potting Shed Studio where she takes out brush and paint to render what she has observed.

Farrell is an active member of the Pemaquid Art Gallery at Pemaquid Point where she has served as Gallery Manager for the past 5 years and the River Arts and Kefauver Galleries in Damariscotta.   Her work has been featured on many locally sold note and holiday cards.

Paintings may be purchased directly from the artist during the exhibition.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of art will be retained by the Miles Art Committee, one of the branches of the Miles Hospital League which, ensures the  acquisition and placement of original art on hospital walls.

Sohns Gallery Seventh Annual All Small Art Show Reception Dec. 6

 

The Sohns Gallery, located in The Rock & Art Shop at 36 Central Street, presents The Seventh Annual All Small art show.  Fifty two local Maine artists were given three small (6”x 6”) birch wood panels and asked to create. The result is one of the most diverse gallery shows of the year.  Artist’s works include a wide variety of mediums from wax encaustics, cardboard relief, prints, carved and burnt wood, to, collage, assemblage, oil and acrylic paintings. The All Small works hung together on the gallery wall provide a great viewing experience and the size of the works helps keep the prices accessible.  

Curator Annette Dodd say’s “this show is a great way to encourage gifts of art, with the show ending on Dec. 24th just in time for Christmas. It is traditionally one of our best received shows.”

The show runs from Nov 5th – Dec. 24th and can be viewed any day between 10am and 6pm at The Rock & Art Shop. A reception will be held on Dec. 6 th at 6:30. 

For more information contact the Sohns Gallery at (207) 947-2205 or at therockandartshop@gmail.com

Astrid Bowlby at AQUILARTadvisory

 

Shop Local in Norway December 13 from 5-7 and December 14 all day.  Visit AQUILARTadvisory to view and shop works by Astrid Bowlby.  Astrid Bowlby makes drawings, prints, sculptures and installations.

 

Holiday Pop-Up Show at Carver Hill Gallery

Belts by Andrea Combes with Ingrid Ellison buckles

Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bayview Street in Camden, will host a reception during the Camden Art Walk on Thursday, Dec. 5th for a HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOW from 5-7 pm. The gallery will have holiday cards from England, handmade marbled ornaments and boxed matches, handcrafted belts with art buckles, balsam pillows with original paintings on them by Spruce Tree Studio, hand blown glass ornaments, linoleum / wood printed gifts and more. New small paintings and collages have arrived by Maine artists John Winship, Katie Wilson, Kate Fitzgerald, Ingrid Ellison, Jeff Macdonald and Jeff Fitzgerald and will be featured on the walls. Small archived works from Los Angeles artist America Martin will also be featured. The gallery will serve refreshments and warm Swedish Glogg to warm the bones. Festive gift bags will be provided to make hostess and teacher gift giving easy! Show runs through December 24th.