Archive for Waldoboro

Tidemark Gallery Celebrates Fourteenth Birthday

Monarchs and Milkweed, painted wood, André Benoit

It’s a party, from 4 to 7 on Saturday, October 12, at Tidemark in Waldoboro featuring guest artist (back by popular demand) André Benoit. The humor and whimsy of his dimensional wooden sculptural assemblages are built upon a depth of serious art-making knowledge and skills.

“On The Comic Side” Exhibit at Philippe Guillerm Gallery

“Riding Solo” Acrylic on wood by Philippe Guillerm

One of the “hottest” and most contemporary art mediums is at the Philippe Guillerm Gallery for this September ArtWalk Waldoboro! A combination of popular, fine art, visual, and literary art, “On the Comic Side” brings out sculptor and painter Philippe Guillerm’s lighter side with his “comic art” paintings. Guillerm will be on hand to explain why this genre has been enjoying widespread interest and has undergone dynamic changes over the past few years. As another special feature for the ArtWalk, he will also be autographing copies of his graphic novel, “Bobby the Buoy, the Maine Adventures”, while copies last. In addition to these special pieces for “On the Comic Side”, Guillerm’s deep sea paintings and well-known Caribbean sculptures will also be on display.

Saturday September 14th from 4pm-7pm  – 882 Main Street, Waldoboro ME

Waldoboro ArtWalk Saturday, August 10


Look for the ArtWalk flags on Saturday, August 10th from 4 – 7 pm as Waldoboro celebrates its August ArtWalk! Now boasting 23 participants and supporting businesses (all within a short walk or drive), this town wide event now includes venues such as a farm, theatre, bookstore, antique shop, art galleries, artist studio, gift stores, eateries, and more. Stop by one of the participating businesses to check out their ArtWalk event and to pick up an ArtWalk map and event list. Enjoy original art in its many forms, locally produced cheeses, theatre tours, live music, great food, and special ArtWalk discounts. Bring your disc golf equipment and play a game or two on a beautiful course. Add to that Waldoboro’s free and easy parking and no-traffic –jam drives to your favorite spots for a fun evening out.For more information @ or FB page

Tidemark Gallery Presents Works by Barbara Vanderbilt

Pathway, pastel on paper, Barbara Vanderbilt

Barbara Vanderbilt at Tidemark Gallery for August ArtWalk Waldoboro. Opening Saturday, 10 August, from 4 to 7pm. “The Language of Stone” is a tour de force exhibition of Barbara Vanderbilt’s feeling for the material. Whether it’s Maine granite or Southwestern sandstone, Vanderbilt can almost bring these rocks to life in pastels on paper. Visitors will be able to meet the artist as well as enjoying her work.

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.