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Three photographers show work at Carver Hill Gallery

Carver Hill Gallery is showing the work of three photographers with Maine connections through Nov. 21. Jon Kolkin began photographing Buddhist monks in Bhutan, the only Buddhist kingdom in the world, ...

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Chinese Peasant Artists of Huxian and Jinshan at the Harlow

Beginning in the 1950s, encouraged by the populist vision of Mao Zedong, Chinese peasants began to create colorful, imaginative, deceptively simple, and yet remarkably sophisticated art. These Chinese peasants' art became ...

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Calling all lovers of Maine — and art

When Maine officially became a state in 1820, the flag (with the green pine tree and the polar star in the upper corner) became the official first flag of our ...

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‘Eaux, The Water’ exhibit features three artists working in watercolor

Celebrate three Maine watercolorists featured at Cove Street Arts in the exhibition “Eaux, The Water.” Showcasing works by Marcie Jan Bronstein, Gregory Jamie, and Dudley Zopp, this exhibition is on ...

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‘Golden Days’ at Jean Kigel Studio & Gallery

As summer morphs into autumn, Jean Kigel Studio & Gallery features paintings of nature’s rich transformation from green to gold with the show “Golden Days. Kigel’s watercolors dance with flaxen fields ...

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‘All That Endures’ at Cynthia Winings Gallery

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “All That Endures,” a group exhibition featuring work by Steve Bartlett, Louise Bourne, Avy Claire, Anna Dibble, Ingrid Ellison, Elizabeth Gourlay, David Hornung, Juliet Karelsen, M.P. ...

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Dowling Walsh Gallery presents four new exhibits in October

Dowling Walsh Gallery will host four exhibitions in October. The opening reception for all shows will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 behind the gallery. Masks are ...

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Last chance to see current show at Archipelago

It’s that time of year! The leaves have begun to turn, apples are ripe for picking, and Maine fall weather is upon us. Archipelago staff is reflecting on the highlights of ...

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Boothbay members show

Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s fall exhibit: ‘The Glory Days of Autumn’

Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s final members show for the summer of 2021 is providing a seasonal theme with fall colors predominating, along with the “perennial” last blooms of summer. As ...

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Support Maine artists and see the current exhibit at Archipelago

Archipelago in Rockland receives deliveries daily to ensure that they feature new artwork and craft pieces by Maine artists throughout the year. When summer turns to fall, and farmers markets ...

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Salt Pond Studio presents the wildly fun paintings of Jamie Spooner in ‘By the Big Blue Sea’

Salt Pond Studio presents paintings by Friendship artist Jamie Spooner in the solo show “By the Big Blue Sea,” running Sept. 9 to 19, with an opening reception on Sept. ...

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Cove St. Arts Peregrine Press @ 30

Cove St. Arts presents ‘Peregrine Press @ 30’

Cove St. Arts presents “Peregrine Press @ 30,” Sept. 9 to Nov. 13. This exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of Peregrine Press, a cooperative printmaking studio in Portland. The studio takes ...

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Café des Artistes

Nov. 5, 2021

Dear art lovers and friends,

I say we just experienced the best October ever. It seems our weather is sliding ever so gracefully into early winter. Yes it was pretty chilly this morning, but quite still, and lovely as can be.

I hear lots of good stories. Here is one from Ann Scanlon at Sylvan Gallery in Wiscasset.

Meant to be. Lance Lee, the new proud owner of “Dreamboat Nocturne,” a painting of a Crotch Island Pinky by artist Neal Hughes, discovered it in Sylvan Gallery’s ad when he picked up the Maine Gallery + Studio Guide in a gallery in Rockland.

Lee started his boatbuilding apprenticeship program that helped disadvantaged youths almost a half century ago and he recognized the boat as “Watermark’, the first Hampton boat that was built in The Apprenticeshop that he founded in Bath, ME. He immediately contacted the gallery to see if the painting was still available. Luckily, Neal was bringing it for his and Crista Pisano‘s opening reception at Sylvan Gallery that coming week, and the two were reunited. The painting is now in its new home in Rockland, Maine. A very perfect reunion!

I delivered a lot of Gallery Guides up and down the coast in October and heard lots of wonderful reports. It is so reasuring to know the state of Maine art is on very solid footing despite the challenges of the pandemic. Hours may be curtailed here and there, and openings may be limited, but art is being sold and many galleries have had their best season yet.

For the most inspiring 5 minutes of your day, visit the Cafe blog now to see all the timely announcements, images, links and more.

The November Cafe des Artistes opens in Camden with Carver Hill Gallery showing three photographers.

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