Archive for Stonington

Jazz at gWatson Gallery

Jazz at gWatson! Sunday, August 5th – The Music of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman as interpreted by a new quartet of Peter Apfelbaum, Joseph Boulet, Daniel Fisher-Lochhead and Ross Gallagher.

This Gallery concert is presented in collaboration with the 18th Annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival, which is presented by Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House on the preceding two evenings, Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4.

Jazz at gWatson Gallery

Sunday, July 15

Bruce Barth and Eri Yamamoto are returning to the gWatson Gallery for an evening of four hands piano jazz. This concert will be an exciting opportunity to hear two acclaimed musicians share a single keyboard, the Gallery’s classic Knabe piano.

Bruce and Eri regularly perform individually in New York and at clubs and concert halls throughout the United States and the world. Following the concert in Stonington, Barth will be on tour in Europe with his trio and Yamamoto will be performing in Japan.

Complete information about Bruce Barth and Eri Yamamoto is available on their websites, and

A wide selection of their performances can be viewed on YouTube.

New Paul Rickert Work and Nancy Morgan Barnes & Robert Barnes at gWatson Gallery

NEW! Paul Rickert, Behind Connors, 10x24”, Watercolor, 2010

Paul Rickert, Behind Connors, 10×24”, Watercolor, 2010

gWatson Gallery is open through Mid-October with an exhibition of newwork from Paul Rickert and Nancy Morgan Barnes & Robert Barnes.

Main Street, Stonington, by Nancy Morgan Barnes, 20x20" Oil on panel, 2017

Main Street, Stonington, by Nancy Morgan Barnes, 20×20″ Oil on panel, 2017

The gWatson Gallery is a painters’ gallery, featuring established artists whose work is found in major museums, along with emerging artists whose work is commanding new attention.  Although the Gallery sits on the edge of Stonington Harbor, one of the busiest working fishing villages on the Maine coast, it exhibits more than traditional Maine landscapes:  abstract and figurative paintings along with Maine landscapes and works on paper from the R.E. Townsend Studio, including work by Robert Motherwell, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine and Michael Mazur.  The diversity of work found in the Gallery reflects its commitment to presenting the best of contemporary painting and printmaking.  Individually and collectively, the artists whose work can be seen in the Gallery affirm the fact that painting is not only alive and well; it is flourishing.

Buddha, by Robert Barnes, 34 x 35", Oil on Linen, 2017

Buddha, by Robert Barnes, 34 x 35″, Oil on Linen, 2017

The gallery is open Monday – Saturday: 11AM to 5PM and Sunday: 1-5PM. For more information visit or call 207.367.2900

Mike Levine Trio: Saturday, July 22 at the gWatson Gallery


The gWatson Gallery is presenting the Mike Levine Trio with special guest Lenard Rutledge on Saturday, July 22.

Levine’s trio is comprised of three Florida-based musicians who spend summers in Maine. With Levine on piano, Ric Mosley on bass, and Steve Salo on drums the trio performs widely in Florida and each has a career that takes them to widespread venues. Levine has played at numerous festivals including the Aruba Jazz Festival, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Joining the trio in Stonington will be baritone Lenard Rutledge, also from Florida, who is aptly compared to the legendary Lou Rawls.

The concert at the gWatson Gallery begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available by phone at 207.367.2900 or come to the gWatson Gallery at 68 Main in Stonington.


Above: Writer's Moment, Oil on Linen, 36 x58", 2016

Above: Writer’s Moment, Oil on Linen, 36 x58″, 2016

The gWatson Gallery in Stonington, Maine is presenting new work by Joel Janowitz. Janowitz has spent time each summer for over twenty years at the former home of Fairfield Porter on Great Spruce Island in Penobscot Bay, and the work on exhibit in Stonington is a result of this time in Maine.

Commenting on his newest work, Janowitz writes, When we look, our focus constantly shits. Color and light change dramatically as we glance about. Often large swaths of a scene are barely observed, much less remembered, while particular details preoccupy us. Perceived forms often echo our own psychological states. I want to create paintings that embody this junction of perception, movement, feeling and memory – contemplative paintings that suggest the viewer’s own presence within the spaces they depict.

The gallery is open Monday – Saturday: 10AM to 5PM & Sunday: 1-5PM. For more information call 207.367.2900 visit

Lans Studio and Gallery unveils new work

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Award winning Stonington artist Lorraine Lans has unveiled a new work titled “Moonlight Howl 101”. Come by to see her work at Lans Studio & Gallery Located at 15 North Seabreeze Ave. She is in the collection of Acadia National Park and other private collections. She also is pleased to be showing her work at Jud Hartmann Gallery at 79 Main St. in Blue Hill. Hartmann Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10:30 – 5 and Sunday 12-5 (If Cloudy or Raining).