A hearty congratulations to our good friend Carl Little, a Maine arts writer from Mt. Desert for winning the Rabkin Lifetime Achievement Award! For more than 30 years, Carl has dedicated his writing to exploring the art world of Maine. He has written extensively about the Maine art scene in national publications, and has been one of the primary cultural connections between Maine and New York. The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and rewarding writers who make art accessible to general audiences. An honor well deserved, indeed!
Sept. 3, 2021
Dear friends and art lovers,
Labor Day Weekend is here, a significant marker in Maine’s short but furious tourist season. This is the beginning of the fall shoulder season, which may be the creme de la creme of tourism – kids are all in school, and a more affluent and leisurely visitor is touring Maine. It is also just a wonderful time of year as days slow down and we watch the colors slowly change into yellows, golds and reds.
The Sept. 3 Cafe des Artistes breaks ice with the Turtle Gallery’s September Ceramic Show.
Paul Heroux Folded Double Vase at The Turtle Gallery
Ceramics September at the Turtle Gallery opens Sept. 3, featuring Sequoia Miller, Lynn Duryea, Paul Heroux and many others
“Anchored by the work of Sequoia Miller, Lynn Duryea, and Paul Heroux, “Ceramics September” is a superb showcase of some of today’s most brilliant and inventive craft artists. Hats off to the Turtle Gallery for devoting quality gallery time to this art form. Ceramic art is alive and thriving in Deer Isle.” –Carl Little, writer and poet
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites the public to join us for a dialogue between artist David Row and exhibition curator Suzette McAvoy, discussing the artist’s landmark solo exhibition, “The Shape of Things.” This closing event will be followed by a reception where David will sign copies of the newly released catalog accompanying the exhibition.
“Coastal,” by William Crosby at Portland Art Gallery
In the ’70s and ’80s, Portland Art Gallery artist William Crosby took a number of his students on photography field trips to Maine. Then, in 1985, his wife, Pat, designed and built a home in Tenants Harbor.
“Rose Cup,” by Tollef Runquist at Dowling Walsh Gallery
During September, Dowling Walsh Gallery will host four exhibitions: “Brian White: Curio,” “Tollef Runquist: Inner Alchemy,” “Sarah McRae Morton: Ribbon Cutting” and “Wood Gaylor (1883-1957).” An opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 3 behind the gallery. Masks are required at all times inside the gallery.
Joy to The Wind Gallery invites the public to a reception during the Boothbay Region Art Walk Friday.
Annex Arts will host a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4 at 8 Water St., Castine. A final bids reception will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept 4. Gather outside for refreshments and sparkling beverages on ice to count down the final hour of the auction and celebrate the season’s end. Winners will be announced by 6 p.m.
Andrew Anderson-Bell “Seaside Field” at New Era Gallery
The New Era Gallery Annual Change of Seasons group show celebrates the bounty of summer, while looking ahead to the glorious light and cooler temperatures of autumn. They continue the celebration of our twentieth year with new works by many of your favorite gallery artists.
They will hold an outdoor/indoor opening reception on Saturday September 4 from 4:00 – 7:00, with drinks served under the tent where there is lots of room for socializing. Following current recommendations, masks will be required indoors. The show runs through Sept. 21
Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor is showing “Rona Fisher: Primal Elegance” in Precious Metal and “John Woodruff: Intersection of Painting and Photography” through Sept, 15.
“Granite Surf,” by Lisa Dombek at Salt Pond Studio
Salt Pond Studio in Friendship presents “Sea Me,” paintings and drawings by Lisa Dombek, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 6. The exhibition includes mixed-media paintings and drawings born of the artist’s response to the vulnerability of our precious Maine coast.
Diana Young at Eastport Gallery
Diana Young’s solo show “So Much to See” is open through Sept 4 at the Eastport Gallery at 109 Water St.
For years, artists have been celebrating the charm of Eastport through Paint Eastport Day. This year, they are expanding the experience to two weeks. One week is for creating, and the following week is for sharing.
Works will be available for auction three ways: a silent auction booth of randomly selected works at the Salmon Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 5, a display of local works at Eastport Gallery from Sept. 5 to 12 (these works will also be included in the online Facebook auction) and an online auction on Facebook from Sept 5 to 12. The auction closes at 5 p.m. Sept. 12.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art invites youth and adults of all ages to take part in an ArtLab for All Ages workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 in-person at CMCA. In celebration of the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival event presented by Indigo Arts Alliance, join CMCA and Rockland Public Library for a creative adventure. Participants of all ages will be able to choose from a variety of activities inspired by Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival’s online series and engage with this year’s series of books.
“Tropical Storm,” by Anita Kimball, at DIAA
As summer days dwindle, the Deer Isle Artists Association is taking a “Fresh Approach” and will display interesting creations by local Peninsula artists. From Sept. 7 to 19, visitors to the gallery can view work by Ben Appleby-Maguire, Herman James, Sarah Baskin, Jaeohk Keenan, Steve Ettlinger, Jill Finsen, Pat Hreljanovic, Anita Kimball, Megan LeBoutillier, Diane Maguire-Horton, Debra Nygaard, Lori Roll, Roz Sommer, Robert Starkey, Paul Trowbridge, and Hubert White. In the Art Rack are works by Leslie Anderson, Cynthia Stroud-Watson, Avery Falkner and Jackie Davidson.
“Boxer (Jack Johnson),” by Wood Gaylor at Dowling Wallsh
Dowling Walsh Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Wood Gaylor (1883-1957), which runs Aug. 21 to Oct. 31. This exhibition coincides with “Art’s Ball: Wood Gaylor & American Modernism, 1913-1936,” on view at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art through Oct. 31. Read More
Artist Jean Jack has earned a reputation for her unique — and now iconic — rendition of New England-style farmhouses and barns. Learn more about Jack’s creative journey through her conversation with Lisa Belisle on the latest episode of Radio Maine at https://www.portlandartgallery.com/podcast.
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