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Wear white for Women’s Suffrage at Walk Around Wiscasset

For more than 70 years, women worked ceaselessly to gain the right to vote. The 19th Amendment was finally adopted into the Constitution in August 1920. Wearing white clothing became symbolic of the suffragettes.

Wear White! is the fashion theme for the upcoming Walk Around Wiscasset, which runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Wiscasset joins the national initiative commemorating 100 years of women’s suffrage during August, National Women’s Suffrage Month.

Wiscasset residents, neighbors, and visitors are invited to stroll the new village sidewalks, wave to friends, and enjoy a summer evening in good company. Wearing white clothing is optional but is a gesture to honor the women who struggled for more than 70 years to achieve the vote for women. The State of Maine ratified the 19th Amendment — giving full voting rights to American women — in November 1919, and it was adopted as part of the U.S. Constitution in August 1920.

In this 1918 photo, suffragettes, mostly in white dresses and suits, continue to march, lobby, and advocate for the right to vote, still two years away. Photo by George Rinhart.

Other activities are planned for this outdoor event to bring attention to the new and luxurious brick sidewalks, the result of a two-year MDOT project. Look for a handmade carillon, a DJ, Sarah’s takeaway tidbits, and more. Village shops and galleries will be open during the Walk Around at the owners’ discretion.

Wiscasset’s Museum in the Streets panels are located throughout the village and are available for viewing 24/7 for self-guided walking tours (find descriptive brochures on each panel pole). They tell the story of life in the 18th and 19th centuries, as lived by Wiscasset townspeople.

Those enjoying the Walk Around are asked to wear face coverings, maintain physical distance, and not congregate in large groups.

Walk Around Wiscasset, replacing Wiscasset Art Walk during summer 2020 because of coronavirus concerns, will be held on the last Thursday of August and September, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information about Walk Around Wiscasset, visit, or contact Lucia Droby at

Eastport ArtWalk Showcases Pride Month

June is Pride month, and many of the almost 40 window galleries in homes and businesses around Eastport will include a rainbow-themed piece in their displays.

The ArtWalk project encourages people to walk for exercise while basking in the natural and cultural beauty blooming around town.

The Downeast Rainbow Alliance has a slate of virtual events planned for June 13.

Pride-themed windows will be on display all month.

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Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery Features Judith Schuppien

Windy Pitch Pond

Judith Schuppien is the featured artist for February at Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free Street in Portland.


Owls Head Beach


Judith grew up “way Downeast,” in Milbridge, a small coastal town in Washington County. She won a scholarship to the University of Chicago, where she earned a BFA, and later an MBA. Her loose, expressive oil paintings, often bold and colorful, present familiar subjects in a fresh and interesting way. In her travels, she keeps an eye out for the occasional odd juxtaposition, an unusual point of view, and always, an emotional connection.


Isle au Haut


Late this spring, Judith will be relocating from Pittston, Maine, to the Harding Road in Brunswick, where she plans to have her new home studio open by mid-summer.

Speedwell Projects Presents: PARALLAX | Deborah Klotz

Untitled (installation detail), 2020 Poured abaca handmade paper and spruce 26″x26″x6″

SPEEDWELL projects winter artist-in-resident, Deborah Klotz, will exhibit new works in the upcoming exhibition PARALLAX (object+-subject) (expand+-compress).

The exhibit will be on view from February 6, 2020 – March 7, 2020 in Portland. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 15th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. On Sunday, March 1st at 4 pm Deborah will be in conversation with artists Katarina Weslien and Jan Piribeck. Extended hours for First Friday Art Walk – Friday, February 7 and Friday, March 6.

Deborah Klotz is an object and image-maker who explores the process by responding to a sequence: object/response/action/repeat. Her work in the upcoming solo show is a visual and material dialogue with the practice and concept of “drawing”: inverting and torquing hierarchies of subject and surface, form and image, material and intent/expectation, object scale and visual /conceptual weight. Working with both physical objects, (cast paper drawings, large scale image transfers, magnetically charged skins of paper, and compressed sculptural shapes), as well as ephemeral states of shifting light, air currents, and wall/ floor/ object transitions, she invites traditional materials of paper, steel, and wood, to fuse with non-traditional techniques. The visual expanse we see as the landscape can be built by shifting how we see interior work. Attention to the ground, to close observation and material sensation is invited with copper floor formats and silkscreened “carpets” on concrete.

PARALLAX (object+-subject) (expand+-compress) features iron prints, compressed and expanded cast fiber structures, copper and steel woven lace surfaces, roots and wood wheels with veils of poured pulp, as well as an excerpt from a large scale installation of imaged objects which fused digital and analog texture, “Fungus on Spineboards” (last shown at the Decordova Museum at the seminal show “The Computer in the Studio” c1995.) Deborah’s new works respond to the more ancestral sculptural presence of a time-shifted yet persistent narrative of the Spineboards.

Holiday Pop-Up Show at Carver Hill Gallery

Belts by Andrea Combes with Ingrid Ellison buckles

Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bayview Street in Camden, will host a reception during the Camden Art Walk on Thursday, Dec. 5th for a HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOW from 5-7 pm. The gallery will have holiday cards from England, handmade marbled ornaments and boxed matches, handcrafted belts with art buckles, balsam pillows with original paintings on them by Spruce Tree Studio, hand blown glass ornaments, linoleum / wood printed gifts and more. New small paintings and collages have arrived by Maine artists John Winship, Katie Wilson, Kate Fitzgerald, Ingrid Ellison, Jeff Macdonald and Jeff Fitzgerald and will be featured on the walls. Small archived works from Los Angeles artist America Martin will also be featured. The gallery will serve refreshments and warm Swedish Glogg to warm the bones. Festive gift bags will be provided to make hostess and teacher gift giving easy! Show runs through December 24th.

‘Holiday Galleria’ at Betts Gallery

Kris Engman, Marshall Shore Liberty, oil and cold wax on panel, 9” x 12”

Betts Gallery, in Belfast welcomes you to their annual ‘Holiday Galleria’ which opens to the public for perusing and holiday shopping on November 15th. The exhibit of local, affordable small works of art and craft, in a variety of media includes works by: Susan Cooney, Julie Cyr, Kris Engman, Sarah Faragher, Helene Farrar, Conny Hatch, David Jacobson, Sheep Jones, Kirk Linder, Leslie Moore, Willy Reddick, Dorothy Royle, Lesia Sochor, Kay Sullivan, Mary Trotochaud, Peter Walls, and Janalee Welch.

Sarah Faragher, Passing Cloud, View to Mount Desert Island from Schoodic, Maine, oil on panel, 5” x 7”

There will be an opening reception, Friday December 6th, 5:30-8pm during the Belfast Holiday Art Walk. We hope you can come enjoy some refreshments, meet up with friends and chat with the artists as we ring in the holidays.  Please make sure to check back in, as the show, which runs from November 15th through December 24th, will be changing throughout the month as sold pieces are replaced by new work. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-2 or by appointment. Also open for Christmas Eve on Tuesday December 24th 10-3pm.

Small Works Holiday Show at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

Goose River, Jim Nyce, archival photographic print, 12 x 12”

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery’s 2019 Small Works Holiday Show features 21 artists from all over the state. The show is a diverse collection of fine arts and crafts with landscapes, figurative work, and abstract imagery related to Maine’s rural culture.

The works in the exhibit range from vibrant panoramas in oils and pastels – by Jude Valentine, Kathleen Perelka, and Robin Rier – to André Benoit, Jr’s series of fanciful wooden assemblages of owls. Leslie Moore, Julie Cyr, Peter Walls, Sara Gagan, and Gail Wartell add variety with their beautiful works of birds and animals, in mediums ranging from acrylics, pen and ink, mixed media collage, and oils.


Nature Mandala #58, Mango Johnstone, mixed media, 8” diameter


The lyrical style and vision of Sheep Jones’s oil paintings is juxtaposed with the elegant and colorful interpretive landscape photography of Emily Davis and Jim Nyce. Anne Alexander’s petite ceramic sculptures of pine cones and seed pods dialogue beautifully with the exquisite mixed media nature mandalas of Mango Johnstone.

Handmade, mixed-media stab-binding books by Mj Viano Crowe and an abstract series of stitched, etched, and stained prints by Susan L. Smith weave stories of home and connections to the land.

Be Mine- Decoy, Decoy, Decoy, Peter Walls, mixed media, 12 x 6’’

Sharon Yates, DiTa Ondek, Leslie Anderson, and Leslie Bowman heighten the connection to the natural world with their vibrant still life paintings  of flowers, garlic, and onions.

Ethereal figurative prints by Petrea Noyes, using a digital collage technique with pigment inks, bring even more contrast and diversity to the show.

Big Horn, Sara Gagan, oil with collage, 9 x 12”

The exhibit will be on display from November 12, 2019 through January 10, 2020, with a gallery reception during the Belfast Holiday Art Walk on Friday, December 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Archipelago Opens for “Maine Life”

“Maine Coastal Village” by William Hallett

Archipelago introduces its new fall and winter gallery show, “Maine Life,” on Friday, October 4 with a special opening reception, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk. This show exhibits art that reflects life in Maine and adds beautiful craft and design elements to our living spaces, and features splashes of color, rich landscape scenes, textiles, and stained glass home decor.

“Night Wonders” by Linden O’Ryan

New to Archipelago are Hillary Hutton’s handwoven rugs with eye-catching designs, William Hallett’s vibrant interpretations of coastal Maine scenes, and cement tile reliefs by Betty Heselton. Archipelago favorites also on exhibit include Kathleen Buchanan’s collagraphs, Linden O’Ryan’s watercolors, Leecia Price’s encaustic and cold wax pieces, Richard MacDonald’s stained glass sconces and mirrors, and Rocky Mann’s saggar pottery.

Pottery Piece by Rocky Mann

“Forest Fox” by Kathleen Buchanan

Located at 386 Main Street in Rockland, the Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery features artists who work with natural, coastal, and working waterfront themes inspired by living and creating art in Maine. Both the store and gallery are currently open seven days a week: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New Works at D’Alessio Gallery

Join D’Alessio Gallery during Bar Harbor’s Art Walk on October 4th from 6-9pm and see how Gustav Klimt’s works have influenced Russell’s multi-media works on paper or canvas with india ink, acrylic, gold leaf and gold dust.

Chocolates & Spirits served.

“A self-expression of colors, concepts, & textures using a collection of my photographs, paintings, drawings, thoughts, and impressions. I have entwined technology with my traditional media of acrylic, collage, and ink drawings and I then transcend these original images beyond their origin to be viewed in a new dimension.

Frequently I find myself adding silver leaf, copper leaf, gold leaf or gold dust. On several works I have added bits of inspiration from the painter Gustav Klimt. Multiple, multiple layers later, these works are created on canvas, or fine papers. All are archival originals.” 

Artist Russell D’Alessio

Camden Falls Gallery Presents “Last Splash of Color”

Table for Six, Jan McElhinny

Camden Falls Gallery is pleased to announce our 7 th and final exhibition of 2019. “Last Splash of Color” Featuring Ann Trainer Domingue, Jan McElhinny, Jennifer Van Cor, Aline Ordman, Susan Graeber, Janis Sanders, and Ryan Kohler. There will be an opening reception Thursday, October 10, 5-7pm during Camden’s Art Walk.

Camden Falls Gallery’s final show of the season is entitled “Last Splash of Color”. The show features works by some of our galleries’ top Colorists. These featured artists are known for their vibrant use of juxtaposing colors in contemporary styles. Rooted in and inspired by, their natural environment, these artists take to their own course and colorful journeys. They create  lively, vibrant, abstracted, and sometimes comical interpretations of what they see. They are moved by their subjects to record their muses on canvas. If you’re feeling weary about the longer nights and the darkness that befalls this season, stop by for a boost, as we’ve cranked up the color notch to get you over the hump and into the next season.

Getting into Trees, Aline Ordman

Featured in the show are an amalgamation of artists who are known for using shapes, colors, and an array of practices and techniques to create wonderful playful artwork. These artists push the boundaries of color patterns, and make joyful combinations of wild, bold, and uncommon paintings. 

Yellow House on Harbor, Susan Graeber

As part of a larger strategy to establish Camden as a strong presence in the Maine art-scene, Camden Falls Gallery is proud to join forces with our long time friends and neighbors at the Small Wonder Gallery, the Page Gallery, Carver Hill Gallery, Iron Bound, and DAAC Designs. With the successful launch and the enthusiasm generated by Camden’s first art walk, we are excited and look forward to our next art walk on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

All the Things, Ryan Kohler

Begin your experience at the Public landing where Camden Falls Gallery and Small Wonder are located. Continue your journey with an easy stroll up to Bay View Street, where you’ll find Page, Carver Hill, Ironbound and DAAC Designs Galleries.