Archive for Winter Harbor

Littlefield Gallery ends season with “Beyond the Sea”

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“Grindstone” by Caren-Marie Michel

Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor concludes its ninth season with a group show “Beyond the Sea” featuring  artists Ben Lincoln, Caren-Marie Michel, Rachael Eastman, and John David O’Shaughnessy. This unique variety of interpretations of the coast of Maine will begin September 17 and run through Columbus Day, October 9. A reception celebrating the artists is Saturday, September 30, from 3-5 pm littlefieldgallery.com

Littlefield Gallery presents “Daniel Anselmi: Paper, Scissors, Paint”

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Daniel Anselmi: Paper, Scissors, Paint
Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor
August 14 – September 10
Artist’s Reception Saturday, August 19, 4-6 pm

Daniel’s works on paper and canvas explore the use of paper as an ongoing dialogue between painting and collage. He uses artist-painted paper as one would handle a brush to elicit brushstrokes on canvas. Never using the new, he enjoys the felt quality of the discarded: blueprints, old ledgers, chart papers, and used canvas dropcloths are materials that offer an aesthetic conversation with his work. The paint he applies to these various materials, whether in large cut pieces or intimate fragments, and affix to already created surfaces, offers countless opportunities to express color, line, and form. Though sourced materials are not intended to be recognizable in these abstractions, sometimes surface traces remain that become a moment of discovery for the discriminating viewer.

James Groleau: Tide at Littlefield Gallery

"Hidden Falls, Bass Cove" collage on canvas 30 x 24

“Hidden Falls, Bass Cove” collage on canvas 30 x 24

James Groleau: Tide
July 17-August 14
Artist’s Reception July 22, 4-6 pm

Tide is a series of imagery exploring life at the margins of the sea. James Groleau was born in Lewiston, Maine, in 1960. He is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowhips, including a MacDowell Colony fellowhip in 2001. His work is included in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Oakland Museum of California; National Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium; and the Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA. He divides his time between San Francisco and coastal Maine.

"Schoodic Surge" collage on canvas 30 x 24

“Schoodic Surge” collage on canvas 30 x 24

The process for the collage works:

There are several steps I take in the process of making a collage; preparing the paper is a key element. I first paint color inks on crumpled paper, the hills and valleys of which concentrate the ink in certain areas creating an irregular pattern. I allow the painted paper to dry then crumple it again and paint the back side often with its complimentary color. While the paper is still wet I stack one sheet over another and allow that to dry before separating them. I sometimes add acrylic medium to encourage the paper to tear in separation. The image is then created by gluing torn pieces onto stretched canvas. In general the darker colors are laid down first, while the highlights are the final touches. I then sand the collage to an even finish before applying multiple layers of varnish.

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Victor Leger’s Maine landscapes at Littlefield Gallery

"Rolling Island" oil on panel 12 x 24

“Rolling Island” oil on panel 12 x 24

From June 19 through July 16, Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor will display the largest body of Victor Leger’s Maine landscapes thus far. The work is a variety of coastal scenes on the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park.Though the paintings are all realistically represented, they diverge greatly in terms of daylight, weather, composition, and sizes. “I have been experimenting to find new ways to hold the viewers’ attention. I believe this area has 10 lifetimes of inspiration for an artist.”

Victor painting at Schoodic Point

Victor painting at Schoodic Point

When exploring a location for a new painting, Leger watches for the light to overwhelm him. Once he finds that spot, he has rarely been disappointed in its ultimate expression. As every plein air painter knows, working quickly is imperative. “My life’s mission is to give that same sense of magic to the viewer.” The gallery is open daily from 11-5:30. For more information visit www.littlefieldgallery.com

Littlefield Gallery opens “Best in Show: Animal-Inspired Art.”

Don Best, "Jungle Dream", relief sculpture 38 x 50 x 6

Don Best, “Jungle Dream”, relief sculpture 38 x 50 x 6

Littlefield Gallery opens its ninth season on May 26 with “Best in Show: Animal-Inspired Art.” This group show features some of Maine’s best artists including Robert Pollien, Don Best, Ben Lincoln, Diana Arcadipone and Matt Welch. The show will run through June 18.

An artists’ reception will be held June 10 from 4-6 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact 207.963.6005 or 207.838.4174
info@littlefieldgallery.com

​Best In Show: Animal-Inspired Art at Littlefield Gallery

Don Best, "Jungle Dream", relief sculpture 38 x 50 x 6

Don Best, “Jungle Dream”, relief sculpture 38 x 50 x 6

Littlefield Gallery opens its ninth season on May 26 with “Best in Show: Animal-Inspired Art.” This group show features some of Maine’s best artists including Robert Pollien, Don Best, Ben Lincoln, Diana Arcadipone and Matt Welch. The show will run through June 8.

An artists’ reception will be held June 10 from 4-6 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact 207.963.6005 or 207.838.4174
info@littlefieldgallery.com

Littlefield Gallery’s Fall Group Show

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Caren-Marie Michel, “Free Street, Portland” acrylic on canvas 24×24

The Littlefield Gallery finishes up its eighth season with a Fall Group Show featuring Caren-Marie Michel, John Stass, and Joan Freiman. Work by these artists and others can be viewed daily from 11-5:30 through Columbus Day.
Caren-Marie Michel
Caren-Marie Sargent Michel was born in Portland, Maine and is a lifelong Maine resident. Her work explores the urban, industrial, and pastoral images of Maine and documents the ever-changing landscape in paint. Michel is a devoted plein air painter working in acrylic and pastel on locations all over Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. Michel often portrays a location through series capturing different seasons or times of day with changing light and color. Michel is Past President of the Pastel Painters of Maine and past Treasurer of the Union of Maine Visual Artists.

Michel studied painting with Esther Barney in Portland, Maine for six years and earned her B.F.A. in painting from Portland School of Art in 1978 (now Maine College of Art) where she studied with Bill Collins, Ed Douglas and Johnnie Ross. Michel returned to painting and exhibiting in 2000 after a sixteen year banking career. Her work has been selected for juried shows in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado and Washington. In Maine, Michel’s work has been exhibited at Bates College Museum of Art, Aucocisco Galleries, Atrium Gallery at USM-LA, Carver Hill Gallery, The Jameson Gallery, North Light Gallery, Littlefield Gallery and the College of the Atlantic. Michel’s work has been juried for publication in the University of Southern Maine’s 2002 and 2004 Words and Images.

In 2008, Michel was commissioned to paint three large landscape paintings for the new Mercy Hospital Fore River building’s main lobby in Portland, Maine.

In 2013, her work “Bangor and AR” was included in David Little’s book Art of Katahdin hardcover 200 pages Down East Books (May 16, 2013) and “A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin” at the University of New England Art Gallery. Also in 2013, her first international solo exhibition “New Brunswick Panorama” was shown at the Saint John Arts Centre, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.  This was Michel’s fourth Panorama exhibition since her 2007 “Greater Portland Panorama” at Jameson Gallery in Portland, Maine.

In 2015, Michel’s work was shown in the Maine State Capitol in Augusta as the Artist in the Capitol solo exhibition through the Maine Arts Commission.

 

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John Stass, “Aegis” (Shield of Zeus) wood laminations/metalic enamel 29 x 15 x 13

 

John Stass
As an artist, John paints on a variety of supports using various media, and sculpts primarily in wood.  Coming out of the corporate world of L. L. Bean in his earlier days, he has been a creative driven entrepreneur for 30 years.  In his former career as a management consultant, John  counted some of the nation’s most highly regarded companies as clients.

At the  mid-point of his life, as a designer of custom furniture, he created and produced the brands of Katahdin Studio Furniture, Zen Harbor Living and Katahdin Home.  His work sold world-wide, often to a celebrity clientele, including Melissa Etheridge, Andy Griffith, and the Jay Leno Show.
Today, John is once again an independent artist and designer.  Art plays a role in everyone’s existence… sometimes deliberately and sometimes not.  I am fortunate to have been able to incorporate art in many of its various forms in all that has occupied my life.

Littlefield Gallery presents “James Linehan: Celebrating Acadia”

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“Solo,” by James Linehan, oil on canvas 40 x 30

James Linehan graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe with a BFA in 1974. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he earned his MA in 1976 and his MFA in 1978. Art professor and former chairman of the UMaine Department of Art for seven and a half years, James has been with the University of Maine since 1983. From that time to the present, Linehan’s academic accomplishments include chairing committees that led to the renovation of Lord Hall and the addition of a BFA degree to the Art Department’s curriculum. Additionally,Jim participated in the planning, design, and fundraising for the Wyeth Center for Studio Art, that came to fruition in September of 2013.

Linehan’s work has been exhibited extensively in New York City and throughout the United States, as well as one solo show in Tokyo,Japan; two in Sapporo, Japan; Finland and Jordan. He has completed twenty public commissions, including fifteen for the Maine Arts Commission “Percent for the Arts.” James’s work is represented in thirty public and corporate collections including L.L. Bean, Bank of America, The Portland Museum of Art, Bates College, US Department of State Art Bank, Texaco, UNUM, Eaton Vance of Boston, MBNA and the Farnsworth Museum.

 

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“Screen #2” Verso

Painting the landscape of Downeast Maine began years ago in the beach at Rogue Bluffs, lupine fields on the Cranberry Isles, and the blueberry barrens and Walker Pond in Brooksville. The Schoodic Peninsula and Mount Desert Island inspire his current suite of work.

“When people ask what I do, the first thing I say is that I am a painter. I think in paint and look at the world as a painter. Over the years, I’ve explored a number of different styles with my work. I like combining abstraction with representation, the collision of abstract and realistic imagery, and the way meaning arises from the space between these battling modes of expression.”

Whopaints announces upcoming show schedule

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TIDE AND WIND CREATE LIGHT 

Shimmering days of cool mist wafting off the water creating beyond count paintings. Pastels perfectly render the mist and layered lights of the sun on the sea.

SHOW SCHEDULE
August 11-13 Northeast Harbor Invitational
August 19 Okoto in the Garden at whopaints
September 17-18 CFAAM Bar Harbor, ME
October 8-10 Paradise City, Northampton MA
November 5 Designing Women, Bangor ME
November 18-20 Paradise City, Marlborough MA
December 1 whopaints Gallery Winter Harbor Shopping Night
December 10 Designing Women, Portland ME

Visit whopaints.com for more information

Mark Herrington & Barbara J. Zucker at Littlefields

Frenchman's Bay Evening II Dark Island 30 x 30

Frenchman’s Bay Evening II Dark Island 30 x 30

Littlefield Gallery in inter harbor Artists’ Reception: August 6, 4-6 pm

From June 25-August 20th, Barbara J. Zucker and Mark Herrington celebrate the Acadia Centennial through Barbara’s brilliant seascapes and Mark’s stylized, abstract stone sculpture,. Barbara received her B.A. from Ursinus College in 1966, studied Fine Art at Beaver College (now Arcadia University) and at L’Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. She apprenticed with painter Richard Callner in his studio for three years after graduating from Tyler School of Art with a M.Ed. in 1971.

Frenchman Bay Evening I Purple and Orange 24x24

Frenchman Bay Evening I Purple and Orange 24×24

Barbara’s award winning paintings have been exhibited in hundreds of solo, curated and juried exhibits over her long career. “All true art comes from a place deep within the artist. Art is not simply a mastery of materials and techniques, but an expression of the artist’s emotional and intellectual reactions to stimuli in the inner or outer world. Some of my early paintings were formed within the subconscious in the way that dreams are made. Most of my paintings are more consciously formed but still derive from a deep visceral and emotional reaction to an idea or place. For me, painting is like keeping a journal, making visual the feelings and experiences that have occurred over a lifetime of work. It is an act of discovery of myself and the outer world.”-BJZ

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Jerusalem Limestone on a wood base

“As a granite sculptor, everything I work with is a gift of geological time.” Mark is lifelong student of the creative process, and loves introducing new artists to granite sculpting as much as he loves practicing his own work. He is a self-taught stone artist: He has been a guest lecture at the University of Orono, being the first artist-in-residence in the Littlefield Gallery Artist-in-Residence program. The sculpture he created, “Tec.ton.ic,” is installed on the UMaine campus. A second sculpture, “Inanna,” is installed at the Buchanan Alumni House.

Sea & Stone of Schoodic

Sea & Stone of Schoodic

Mark has had many group and solo shows, and his public sculptures are installed permanently in diverse locations, including the International Sculpture Trail that links Schoodic’s symposium with Saint John, N.B.’s. “It might surprise people to know that I began my artistic life making guitars,” says Mark. As a granite sculptor, everything I work with is a gift of geological time.”

Mark and Barbara are represented by Littlefield Gallery

For More Information:

www.littlefieldgallery.com
145 Main Street
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
207.963.6005  or  207.838.4174
info@littlefieldgallery.com

Littlefield Galllery shows Terry Hilt and Hugh Lassen

Terry Hilt & Hugh Lassen 

Painter Terry Hilt and sculptor Hugh Lassen combine forces to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Acadia National Park. Terry was an Acadia artist-in-residence in 2006 and her watercolor “Headlights Over Cadillac II” is featured in  Down East magazine’s “Acadia:Special Collector’s Edition” and in  David and Carl Little’s book  Art of Acadia. 

Terry Hilt "Acadia: View from the Top" watercolor & acrylic 16x22

Terry Hilt
“Acadia: View from the Top” watercolor & acrylic 16×22

Terry,born in Bar Harbor, is a many-generation Maine native. Her watercolor paintings express an action-oriented, kinesthetic response to the forces of nature. Maine coastal painters such as Marin, Betts, Kienbusch and Hartgen, who explored nature as force and energy, have influenced her work, as have the watercolorists of Monhegan: Brooks, Goldsmith, and Fitzgerald.

Hugh Lassen "Arching Form" granite on granite base 47 x 47 x 24

Hugh Lassen
“Arching Form” granite on granite base 47 x 47 x 24

 Hugh Lassen,born in Scotland, graduated from Brown University  with a B. A. Degree in 1998 and took classes at the Rhode Island School of Design while attending Brown. He was a student of sculptor Garry Sussman at the Art Students League of New York from 2003-05. Hugh’s sculptural aims revolve around mass, bulk, weight, in a phrase – ponderable form. For many years he studied the figure using a range of exercises to develop “my sense of touch.”

Runs June 27-July 24

Artists’ Reception Saturday, July 2, 4-6 pm

For More Information:
Littlefield Gallery
PO Box 601
145 Main Street
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
207.963.6005      207.838.4174
info@littlefieldgallery.com

Littlefield Gallery opens with Don Best

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Don Best “A biscuit, perhaps, while you’re up?” relief sculpture 33 x 28

 

Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor opened for the season May 29 with a show featuring sculptor Don Best. In this most recent body of work, Don uses an art form that has been around for over 6,000  years: Relief Sculpture. These visual narratives  are  told through his passion for animals.  Married to a veterinarian,  Don  has long used cats and dogs for subjects in his work.

Don has a BFA from the Maine College of Art and has done extensive  studies in wood at Haystack Mountain School on Deer Isle. Inspired by  his  study of Maine wild life, his  sculptures include life size wall pieces of  herons, loons, hawks and owls.

“One of the powerful aspects of relief is its relationship to narrative. Combining the best of painting, drawing and sculpture, the artist can choose, compose, and balance these elements.”
~Eugene Daub, Sculpture Review, Spring 2016

The gallery is open daily from 11-5:30. www.littlefieldgallery.com