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Philippe Guillerm Gallery open for ArtWalk Waldoboro

Philippe Guillerm Gallery , June, 2019 (Forest’s Sound by Philippe Guillerm)

An exciting exhibition of innovative new sculptures kicks off the ArtWalk Waldoboro summer season at the Philippe Guillerm Gallery at 882 Main Street in Waldoboro, Maine.
As his work (and his life) clearly show, French-born sculptor, Philippe Guillerm, is not afraid to follow his dreams, wherever they take him. His new work honors that vision.
Surrealist imagery and anthropomorphic abstraction are combined to add motion and magic to compositions created from a wide array of materials – from Caribbean driftwood to discarded musical instruments. Guillerm’s driving force is to protect and then enhance the subtle curve or powerful gesture inherent in each original found piece, whether created by Mother Nature or the maker of an obscure violin. Philippe teaches us to see what was hidden within the familiar or even mundane forms of life.
Complex new forms twist, fold, and bend into postures that challenge the imagination while retaining the purity of line that leads Guillerm’s contemporary sculptures in a new direction.
“The works on view this month push way beyond the limits of the artist’s previous work,” says gallery curator and Philippe’s co-captain in life, Jacqueline Guillerm.

ArtWalk Waldoboro July 13

Views of Waldoboro (photo curtesy of Jan Griesenbrock)

Calling all art lovers! On Saturday, July 13th from 4 – 7 enjoy an evening stroll or a meandering drive through the charming streets and scenic roads of Waldoboro as the town celebrates its secondduring its fifth year anniversary. Look for the participants’ red and white “balloon” flags to pick up an ArtWalk map. Take a self-guided ArtWalk tour at your own pace to establishments featuring interesting art, live music, delicious local food and drinks, gorgeous floral arrangements, special ArtWalk discounts, and more, all while appreciating beautiful views of the Medomak River and countryside. Meet the artists and see their work in their studios, galleries, and on the walls of participating businesses and organizations. Fall in love with a piece or two and never live without it again. July’s ArtWalk Waldoboro participants number more than ever before with now twenty wonderful places to visit.
Waldoboro ArtWalk is a unique event in a destination that is equally unique with a 19th Century Theatre, a Historical Society Museum and many historical homes throughout the town, along with generations-old working farms and modern business establishments. The town’s culture boasts a recently renewed enthusiasm for traditional natural fiber production, cheese making, artisanal brewing, soap making, sustainable farming, and other lost agrarian arts. Culturally rich and authentic, Waldoboro is becoming a popular destination with miles of scenic river frontage, a thriving arts community, and a growing interest in its rich past.
ArtWalk Waldoboro takes place every second Saturday from 4 – 7 June – October. For event news, pictures, and further information, or if you want to be part of the ArtWalk, visit ArtWalk Waldoboro’s Facebook page at,  Instagram at ArtWalk_Waldoboro, or email

Tidemark Gallery and Cafe Presents Works by Susan Walker

Everyone, tape transfer, photo, collage, by Susan Walker

Tidemark Gallery + Café is pleased to present a group of sculpture and collage work by Whitefield artist, Susan Walker, on Saturday, July 13, ArtWalk Waldoboro, from 4 to 7pm.

Call for Art and Craft

Looking ahead to October, and the final ArtWalk of the 2019 season, Tidemark Gallery + Café in Waldoboro will be putting a timely focus on the art of the home. That word, “home,” means something unique to each of us, but for everyone, home should mean safety, comfort, and the freedom to be our true selves. 

While the domestic arts, or “home-making,” are essential to our lives, they are too often under-appreciated. To do our part, we’d like to invite artists and makers in our community whose work recognizes or contributes to the beauty of home in paintings, drawings, fiber art, pottery, metal work, etc., to a curated gallery show at TMG. Artists and makers who are interested in learning more about size, medium, or other considerations should contact TMG by email not later than August 11. Also, please feel free to share this invitation with fellow creatives. Both 2D and 3D work will be considered. All work will be for sale.

A special feature of this event will be a live “fashion show” of aprons. Plain or fancy, traditional or innovative, these should be practical garments that serve their purpose of protecting the wearer from things messy or hazardous. Date and details for the fashion show will be announced on September 9th.

Because the apron has long been used as a metaphor for the power of women, and because October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, we’d like to contribute a portion of the sales from this show to New Hope for Women.

Dates and further details will be posted on Tidemark Gallery + Café’s Facebook page and at  All inquiries by email — no phone calls, please.

Paint the Town in Waldoboro


“Paint the Town,” one of midcoast Maine’s most delightful plein-air events and fresh paint auction, is returning to Waldoboro on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Natalie Masse and Jan Visser will once again coordinate and host this year’s event at their property in Waldoboro’s Historic Village, 995 Main Street, former home of the Roaring Lion B&B. The annual one-day event, which provides artists with an opportunity to paint from unique and private vistas around the town, will culminate in a reception, featuring live music, wine, and fresh lobster rolls, followed by a live auction of the day’s compositions. Artists can download registration forms from Paint the Town, Waldoboro’s Facebook page at or pick up at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main Street in Waldoboro. Proceeds benefit the Waldoboro Public Library, the Lion’s Club, as well as Mid-Coast Conservancy, and the Waldoboro Volunteer Fireman’s Association. To request a registration form via email, obtain additional information, or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Natalie Masse at

New paintings by Doug Frati at Tidemark Gallery + Café

Wild Goose, oil on canvas, Doug Frati


Tidemark Gallery + Café in Waldoboro kicks off 2019’s ArtWalk season Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 7pm, with a show of new paintings by Doug Frati.  It is said that a true artist’s next work is informed by the work just finished. Each generation improves. The simple elegance of Frati’s paintings comes from a life’s enjoyment and observation. It has a strength that wears well.
Frati’s work will be on display at Tidemark through the month of June. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 to 5, Saturday, 10 to 2. Lunch, desserts and beverages are served in the new café during gallery hours.

Waldoboro Artist Anne Heywood Honored by Marquis Who’s Who

American Realist Anne Heywood will be at the Heywood Gallery, 921 Main St., Waldoboro celebrating ArtWalk Waldoboro and the gallery’s 2019 season opening on Saturday, June 8th from 4 – 7 pm.   A professional artist and pastel workshop instructor for over 30 years, Heywood has recently been honored with inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who Top Professionals in their Top Educators and Top Artists categories. The gallery will be displaying Heywood’s expressive landscapes, still lifes, and pet portraits that evening, and offering to everyone who purchases an original piece of art a chance to enter into a special drawing for a $200 gift certificate. Heywood explains, “As one of three founders of ArtWalk Waldoboro, I’d like to mark this event’s fifth anniversary this year by giving one of my collectors a gift certificate as my personal thank you for their support.”

Heywood is the recipient of many honors and awards, including being invited as the Guest Artist to the 2nd Biennial International Pastel Exhibition in Suzhou, China. In 2003 she wrote and illustrated the book, “Pastels Made Easy” (Watson-Guptill, NYC) and in 2007 was recognized by the Great American Art Works company with their Anne Heywood Masterclass set of 78 pastels. Visit to see Heywood’s works and learn more about the artist.

For further information contact Heywood at or 508.982.6166.

Philippe Guillerm Gallery hosts “Lets Think About Our Planet”

Contemporary Symphony by Philippe Guillerm


On Saturday, June 8 from 4 to 7pm Philippe Guillerm Gallery in Waldoboro will host its first show of the season with “Lets Think About Our Planet”, a collection of 2018/ 2019 Sculptures and Paintings made with an eye on recycling materials such as drift wood by French-born artist Philippe Guillerm.

Philippe Guillerm’s work includes sculptures, paintings and a vast array of architectural restoration and decoration details.

He is greatly influenced by his sailing season in the Caribbean Islands where he is always in search of special pieces of drift wood that he will transform, many times onsite, into a wonderful piece of art.

His paintings combine the warm colors of the Caribbeans and depict the urgency of matters we should be caring about. Such as overfishing, oceanic pollution and many more. Philippe also has a great sense of humor and will be sure to make you smile upon seeing his new concept for the “Player Piano”.

This June 8 event will be the first in a series of multiple: Galleries, Art Studios and Businesses openings as part of the ArtWalk Waldoboro 2019.

ArtWalk Waldoboro Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Image Curtesy of Jacqueline Guillerm

ArtWalk Waldoboro celebrates its fifth year anniversary with town wide celebrations during its first event of the 2019 season on Saturday, June 8th, 4 – 7 pm. Participating venues this year include art studios, galleries, and other businesses, all with their own unique celebration plans.

Exciting and interesting events are on tap for the June 8th ArtWalk: the Tidemark Gallery + Café is showing new paintings by Doug Frati; the Waldo Theatre hosts a performance by the Music Duo Joe and Lindsay Cough and offers tours of the theatre; the Philippe Guillerm Gallery is opening its new show  “Let’s Think About Our Planet – An Artist’s View and Sensitivity on Found Driftwood”; the Heywood Gallery is featuring paintings of American Realist Anne Heywood and offering collectors a chance in a drawing for a $200 gift certificate; the Waldoborough Historical Society has historical art pieces and new photos of the German Church on display; Barstow Farms Country Store includes  ArtWalk Crab Dip, ArtWalk Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, and ArtWalk Barstow Burgers on its menu.  Artist Pam Cabanas, Morse’s Sauerkraut, Old Point Comfort, Medomak Arts Project, Moody’s Diner, the Bug Tussle Annex and the Narrows Tavern are also ArtWalk Waldoboro participants; sponsors include the First National Bank and East Forty Farm.

ArtWalk Waldoboro is held every second Saturday of the month, 4 – 7 pm, from June to October. Look for the red and white ArtWalk flag to identify participating businesses; ArtWalk maps are also available. For up to date news and further info, Facebook (ArtWalk Waldoboro), Instagram (artwalk_waldoboro), or

Tidemark Gallery + Cafe opens for “The Miller School Portrait Show”

Self Portrait of a Representative of Grade 2, Miller Elementary School


Tidemark Gallery + Café in Waldoboro resumes regular hours: Wed-Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-2, on May 1.

The Miller School Portrait Show reception will be Friday, May 10, from 4pm to 6pm.  Student artists and their teacher, Nathan Fogg, will be there to meet and talk about their work. This school/community collaboration is an exhibition of student self-portraits in pastel, mixed media, prints and clay sculptures. The idea is to showcase student art in a professional gallery setting where it may be enjoyed by everyone, both inside and outside of the school community.  The art work will be on display at the gallery throughout the month of May. It is outstanding and well worth a visit — or several visits.

We’ll be posting more information on Tidemark Gallery + Café facebook and instagram.