Patrons of the Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol, consist of individuals and businesses who provide support to the gallery with annual gifts of $50 or more, or lifetime gifts of $500 or more. In return, patrons receive a 10% discount on purchases and are entered into an annual drawing to win a piece of artwork provided by a member artist.
The patron winner of this year’s drawing will receive a beautiful painting by Damariscotta artist Belva Ann Prycel.
Anne Jackson, from Edgecomb, is one example of an active patron and supporter of the gallery. She currently serves as vice president of the board. In former years, she operated an art gallery in Westwood, Massachusetts. After moving to the midcoast area, she felt drawn to support local artists. She states that it has been “fun to watch the work improve” over the 10 years she has been a resident.
In addition to the exhibiting and sales of original artwork by juried members, all of whom are residents of Lincoln County, the gallery provides financial gifts to visual arts programs in area schools and sponsors a free pass to the Portland Museum of Art. Patron contributions are essential both to the operation of the Gallery and to the donation program.
Pemaquid Art Gallery is open seasonally through Monday, Oct. 11. Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 677-2752 or visit pemaquidartgallery.com.