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Dowling Walsh May Exhibits

Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of a Moon Curser – Fifteenth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2021, Acrylic, gesso, and oil on canvas, 30″ x 48″

Dowling Walsh invites the public to an opening reception Friday May 7 from 3 to 6.

MUD SEASON: A GROUP EXHIBITION

MUD SEASON is a group exhibition featuring works by Jamie Wyeth, Ann Craven, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Lois Dodd, Daniel Minter, Stephen Pace (1918-2010), Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), and David Driskell (1931-2020)

AARON T STEPHAN: UNTITLED MONUMENTS

Aaron T Stephan, Simple Twist of Fate, 2020, Sand, cement, dye, 60″ x 60″ x 120″

Centre Street Arts welcomes Kat Mead-von Huene

Reef Society, by Kat Mead-von Huene

Centre Street Arts in Bath welcomes May and our new associate artist
Kat Mead-von Huene.

“Maine has been home for 30 years. Shells (often broken), nature, & marine life provide inspiration. My most recent work emerged from my grandmother’s early 20th century photos. By enlarging these very small snapshots, details are revealed which bring her world into the present. Another recent series focused on still life with vintage needlework as a backdrop. The hand sewn designs reveal the amazing skills of women of past generations, besides being fun to look at.”

Joan Losee’s Farms and Landscapes at Local Color Gallery

Skunk Cabbage by Joan Losee, oil on linen, 20×24


Camden artist Joan Losee will be the Guest Artist this May at Local Color Gallery in Belfast. Her work the past two years has been focused on the farms and landscapes of inland Maine. The experience of visiting these locations and putting them into oil paintings has broadened her knowledge of Maine and beauty found in unexpected places. 

Most of Losee’s work is about ordinary subjects but her approach brings out extraordinary emotion and presence showing that they’re not ordinary after all. She has over 40 years of training in watercolor, egg tempera, pastel, and oil. Her belief is you have to master the rules before you can break them. Keeping that in mind she continues to take workshops while constantly striving to increase her proficiency and maintain a freshness in her artistic expression.

Local Color Gallery is located at 135 High Street in Belfast, open Tuesday-Sunday 11-4, for details visit localcolorgallerymaine.com.

‘Meditations on Maine’ at Landing Gallery

One of Lisa Kyle’s “meditations on Maine.”

Landing Gallery is showing “Meditations on Maine,” a solo exhibit by 59 new paintings by Lisa Kyle, from May 1 to 30.

A lifelong artist, Kyle paints in the tradition of the Impressionists, attempting to capture the effects of light in the landscape. Her formal education and training is in architecture, which gives her work a strong, underlying sense of composition. Her love of the natural world and painting brought her to Maine to pursue her passion to be an artist.

Landing Gallery is at 409 Main St. in Rockland. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Closed Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call 207-239-1223, or email Landinggallery@gmail.com.

Art Workshops at the Maine Art Gallery

In Adeline Godminc-Tronzo’s workshop in drawing with painting and collage, students will create multi-media images like this still life by Susan Bracaglia Tobey.

Students of art are invited to work on their skills in two classes offered by the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset. Adeline Godminc-Tronzo will teach a drawing workshop with painting and collage on June 13, and Carolyn Gabbe will lead an exploration of how color is used to paint light and shadow in a three-week class on successive Mondays beginning July 12.

French-born Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo was educated in Paris before moving to New York City in the mid-’70s to study at the Art Students League with Marshall Glasier, Joseph Hisrch, Robert Beverly Hale and Norman Lewis. She holds a BFA in art and philosophy. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S. and Europe. This class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is limited to eight students. The cost is $60 for members of the Maine Art Gallery; $70 for non-members.

Carolyn Gabbe is a graduate of the Advanced Fine Art program at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia and holds a MA from The American University and a BA from The George Washington University. This class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is limited to nine students. The cost is $80 for members; $85 for non-members.

Vaccination and masking will be required.

To register for the classes and to see the lists of materials required, visit www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org.

Hole In The Wall Studioworks 2021 calendar

Hole In The Wall Studioworks in Raymond has three exhibitions planned for 2021.

“Maine Inspired”

Paintings by Dee Burdick, Andrea Peters and Francine Schrock

Show dates: June 19 through Aug. 9

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. June 19

“Seeds of Inspiration”

Paintings by Wendy A. Newcomb and Marguerite Lawler and handprints by Molly Mains and Holly Berry, inspired by Maine farms

Show dates: Aug. 14 to Oct. 4

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14

Group Show

Featuring work by gallery artists

Show dates: Oct. 9 to Nov. 15

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9

All shows are at Hole In The Wall Studioworks, Route 302, Raymond. CDC guidelines will be followed. Call 207-655-4952, or go to www.holeinthewallgallery.net for more information.

Open call for Mount Desert Island Open

Painting by Rick Osann of Bar Harbor.

Calling all artists to submit work for this year’s Mount Desert Island Open.

Be part of a non-juried art exposition in its 21st consecutive year at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor.

All artists are invited to participate.

Criteria for inclusion: a close association with Mount Desert Island and an item you would like to share with the community. Paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and un-categorized pieces are all welcomed.

To participate, email info@shawjewelry.com or call 207-276-5000. This is first come, first served, with room for about 40 participants.

Professional or amateur, novice or trained, this is always a varied and surprising collection.

The event will open May 27, and artwork will be up until June 17.

2021 MCA Guild Fine Craft Shows announces dates and locations

 

Beginning in 2020, the Maine Crafts Association and the Maine Crafts Guild joined together as one Maine craft organization offering all the programs, events and initiatives previously offered by each separate organization, including the four fine craft shows previously managed by the Maine Crafts Guild.

The shows feature fine craft artist exhibitors who are current MCA Guild Level members. The shows also include a selection of juried craft artists from the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

These shows were cancelled in 2020, but MCA is planning two (and one more is pending) of the four shows this year, and all four are set to return in 2022.

Learn more at https://mainecrafts.org/programs/guild-fine-craft-shows.

Mount Desert Island Show

July 23, 24 and 25

La Rochelle Mansion + Museum, 126 West St., Bar Harbor

This is a new oceanfront venue for the Mount Desert Island Show. La Rochelle Mansion + Museum is operated by the Bar Harbor Historical Society. This show will take place entirely outdoors, with large event tents and individual pop-up style tents. The Scarborough show will follow the same format. 

Belfast Show

Canceled for 2021

Scarborough Show

Sept. 18 and 19

Ketcha Outdoors, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough

Brunswick Show

Oct. 23 and 24 (pending)

Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick

Spring arrives at the Eastport Gallery

A film still from Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist Video Series, showing Elizabeth Ostrander.

The Eastport Gallery will open for the season on June 5, but you don’t have to wait until June to visit the virtual Spring Show, open now online featuring over 60 works by 16 member artists.   Visit the online gallery at www.eastportgallery.com.

Eastport Gallery has continued its Artist to Artist Video Series. Recent episodes have featured interviews with Eastport Gallery founding member Elizabeth Ostrander and member artist Diana Young. These informative and inspiring videos are the first in a series produced by past president and member artist Jude Kempe. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgxmDdT-G5njHjS3E8XpPwcGXND9leyL_.

Eastport Gallery is at 109 Water St., Eastport. Call 831-588-7576 for more information.

Kerry Hadley named gallery manager at the Maine Art Gallery

Kerry Hadley

The board of trustees of the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset is pleased to announce that Kerry Hadley has stepped into the position of gallery manager.

Hadley brings to the gallery a depth of strategic and organizational management experience that is well suited to a nonprofit gallery. As manager of the Camden Opera House for 16 years and, prior to that, executive director of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, her goal has always been to enrich and cultivate community while helping to grow the nonprofits with which she has been involved.

“The Maine Art Gallery is a gem of a place. It’s so close to downtown yet located in a beautiful, historic neighborhood,” she says. “I look forward to helping the deeply dedicated and accomplished board bring more awareness of the gallery and its diverse offerings.”

Hadley began her career in New York City and made her way north over the years with her husband, finally making their home in Owls Head. Kerry’s loves include art gallery hopping, reading, gardening, travel, and time spent at her wilderness camp in Moosehead Lake.

Hadley comes to the Maine Art Gallery in time to help launch an exciting new season of exhibits, beginning with the Members Show, which runs from May 15 to June 5. Five more shows fill out a season, which runs through Oct. 17. The gallery is also holding an online auction from May 1 to June 15.

The Maine Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults. The gallery is located at 15 Warren St., Wiscasset. Visit www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org for details.