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Dowling Walsh Gallery hosting three exhibitions for October

Tollef Runquist, Carrying Cake, 2019, Oil on canvas, 54″ x 60″


Dowling Walsh Gallery will host three exhibitions in the month of October for Tollef Runquist, Sarah McRae Morton, and Reggie Burrows Hodges

Opening Friday, October 4th from 5-8pm in conjunction with Rockland First Friday Art Walk.

Tollef Runquist

Tollef Runquist received his B.A. in Studio Art from Dickinson College in 2002. Since then he has been continuing his education through painting and other mediums. He lives and works in Searsport, Maine. He has had solo exhibitions at Taylor Gallery, Meriden, NH; Ober Gallery, Kent, CT; and OK Harris, New York, NY; among others. Runquist looks at a wide range of artists as inspiration including Richard Diebenkorn, Monet, De Kooning, Gauguin, Bonnard, Rothko, Sargent, Gordon Grant, Gerhard Richter, Hopper, Homer, Klimt and Egon Schiele.

Runquist states, “Painting for me is an undertaking of appreciation and inquiry. It is a means by which to engage the beauty and mystery of visual experience in an ongoing dialogue. This is a widening puzzle; as I partake in this conversation, it continually refreshes itself, revealing unexpected angles and new understanding. I feel no particular loyalty to realism or my own past work. I set to draw out a particular vision as long as my experience with it is visceral, attentive and useful. I try to encapsulate the fullness of my experience of a moment; weight and stillness, burning edges, massive calm. These move me towards a particular subject, I try to paint and honor them, and then move on.”


Sarah McRae Morton, The Half Life of Luck, Frank Morley Fletcher Twist Morton in the Clover, Oil on line, 60″ x 60″


Sarah McRae Morton

Sarah McRae Morton grew up in rural Lancaster County Pennsylvania, where she still keeps a hayloft studio above the horse stalls in her family’s barn. Sarah attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. She has studied chemical composition of paintings in Rome as well as studied with Odd Nerdrum in Norway. Sarah received a Mattisse Foundation fellowship for her work on the local history of West Virginia, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited across the country, including at the Vermont Studio Center. She currently lives and paints in Cologne, Germany.

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories learned. The events and people illustrated are not bound by time or fact, but are imbued with ghosts and artifacts from cross sections of history. Sarah’s work is wildly romantic, with an earthy palate and energetic movement around the canvas that quiets on key moments – detailed renderings of the face of a bear, the lips of a lover, the fox stole around a poet’s neck. The paintings seem to flicker to life with her spirited brush strokes.


Reggie Burrows Hodges, First Serve, Hands Behind Your Back, Acrylic on canvas, 58″ x 84″


Reggie Burrows Hodges

Reggie Burrows Hodges is a narrative figurative painter whose work centers around visual metaphor and storytelling. He works primarily large-scale on raw canvas, wood and rag paper with acrylic and pastel — exploring themes such as identity, truth, surveillance, and often childhood memories. As method, Hodges paints from a black ground, developing the environment around the figure so it emerges from its surroundings, examining the possibility that we are all products of our environment.

Hodges attended the University of Kansas studying theatre and film. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Maine College of Art teaching Cinematic Storytelling, Character Design and Professional Studio Development in Animation and Game Arts. Hodges has been the recipient of numerous artist residencies including the Ellis- Beauregard Foundation, Stephen Pace House and Monson Arts.


Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. Gallery Hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday.

For more information, visit us online at  or call 207-596-0084

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents A Conversation with Artist Jenny Brillhart

Jenny Brillhart, Pink House On Route 3, Oil on aluminum

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents A Conversation with Artist Jenny Brillhart, for the First Friday Blue Hill. Join in for casual conversation in the gallery about inspiration, process, and the current show. Talk starts at 5:30 and the gallery is open late. Refreshments provided and everyone is welcome.

“On The Comic Side” Exhibit at Philippe Guillerm Gallery

“Riding Solo” Acrylic on wood by Philippe Guillerm

One of the “hottest” and most contemporary art mediums is at the Philippe Guillerm Gallery for this September ArtWalk Waldoboro! A combination of popular, fine art, visual, and literary art, “On the Comic Side” brings out sculptor and painter Philippe Guillerm’s lighter side with his “comic art” paintings. Guillerm will be on hand to explain why this genre has been enjoying widespread interest and has undergone dynamic changes over the past few years. As another special feature for the ArtWalk, he will also be autographing copies of his graphic novel, “Bobby the Buoy, the Maine Adventures”, while copies last. In addition to these special pieces for “On the Comic Side”, Guillerm’s deep sea paintings and well-known Caribbean sculptures will also be on display.

Saturday September 14th from 4pm-7pm  – 882 Main Street, Waldoboro ME

Camden galleries ArtWalk

On Thursday 8/29 from 5 – 7 pm the Camden galleries are teaming up to do an “art walk”! Colin Page’s new gallery on BayView St. has spiked Camden’s artsy energy, and we’re piggybacking on the date of his next new show reception. Participating galleries so far include myself and my neighbor Camden Falls, as well as Carver Hill and Daac Designs, both on BayView with Page Gallery. (It’s not quite the straightforward, one Main Street nature of Rockland, but hopefully folks can make the rounds!) Would love for you to drop by for a refreshment!
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Artists Paint Live During Wiscasset Art Walk

In the Orchard, a 1921 painting by Leon Kroll (American, 1884-1974)


If art is your passion, then Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, August 29, from 5 to 8pm, is the place for you! Wiscasset Village will be humming with exceptional exhibitions and accomplished artists painting live during the evening. 

Sylvan Gallery, 49 Water St., is celebrating 19 years as a fine art gallery representing a select group of contemporary, award-winning New England artists. For this special anniversary exhibit, new work includes a series of nocturnes by Neal Hughes; Robert Noreika’s Cribstone, an oil painting of the Bailey Island stone bridge, also known as Cribstone Bridge; new paintings by Crista Pisano which she completed during the Castine, Maine, Plein Air Festival in July; and new work by Wiscasset artist Susannah Haney. Gallery owner Ann Scanlan, a fine artist currently exploring the theme of animals in local rural farm settings, knows all the artists she represents. She’ll be on hand to talk with visitors about the paintings on exhibit and the stories behind them.


Stephan Giannini, known for his plein air landscapes, here painting Wiscasset Village in 2016


For 35 years, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., has been specializing in fine 19th through 21st century American and European paintings. The current exhibit, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism & Modernism, features paintings by artists from America, France, and Italy including the charming work of American artists Leon Kroll (1884–1974) and Suzanne Demarest (1900-1985). Gallery owners Keith and Cordelia Oehmig will be delighted to talk with visitors about their featured artists and the remarkable collection of paintings their gallery exhibits. Keith’s own paintings, often of iconic local seaside and landscape scenes, are prominently displayed.

The Maine Art Gallery has invited artists to paint en plein air in the Village during Wiscasset Art Walk, and the public is invited to look over shoulders and watch as visions unfold on canvas. Some of the regional artists participating are Lisa Kyle, Stephan Giannini, Renee Lammers, Ian Bruce, Geoffrey Bladon, and Tony van Hasselt.  This is the kick-off for the gallery’s three-day Paint Wiscasset event which culminates on Saturday, August 31, with a reception and art sale at the gallery,15 Warren St., from 5 to 8pm. 

For WAW visitors who would like to make their own art, the Weaving Project, 64 Main St., welcomes children and adults to participate in the on-going process of creating a large, collaborative art piece. Visitors are encouraged to create a braided strand from an array of colorful and sparkly materials and then weave it into a wall-sized community tapestry. The tapestry is being built on a grid of orange construction fencing, so appropriate for Wiscasset’s summer of ubiquitous orange barrels!


Plein air watercolorist Tony Van Hasselt


 Wiscasset Art Walks are held on the last Thursday of the summer months: August 29 and September 26 from 5 to 8pm. Participant sites are marked with colorful streamers and touring maps are available throughout the Village. Lead Sponsors for Wiscasset Art Walk 2019 are Donna and Frank Barnako. Major Sponsors are Ames True Value, Big Barn Coffee, Carl M.P. Larrabee Agency, Carriage House Gardens, Emotions in Writing, Fogg Art Restoration, Peter H. Eaton & Joan Brownstein Antiques, Red’s Eats, and Wiscasset Woods Lodge; with additional sponsors BIRCH and Rock Paper Scissors. For more information about Wiscasset Art Walk, please visit or contact Lucia Droby at

Art Space Gallery to participate in First Friday Art Walk Rockland

Roger Barry, Carved Reliquary


Ann Rhinehardt, Encaustic


Sandra Dunn, Oil


Art Space Gallery to participate in First Friday Art Walk Rockland, Sept 6.

Waldoboro ArtWalk Saturday, August 10


Look for the ArtWalk flags on Saturday, August 10th from 4 – 7 pm as Waldoboro celebrates its August ArtWalk! Now boasting 23 participants and supporting businesses (all within a short walk or drive), this town wide event now includes venues such as a farm, theatre, bookstore, antique shop, art galleries, artist studio, gift stores, eateries, and more. Stop by one of the participating businesses to check out their ArtWalk event and to pick up an ArtWalk map and event list. Enjoy original art in its many forms, locally produced cheeses, theatre tours, live music, great food, and special ArtWalk discounts. Bring your disc golf equipment and play a game or two on a beautiful course. Add to that Waldoboro’s free and easy parking and no-traffic –jam drives to your favorite spots for a fun evening out.For more information @ or FB page

Tidemark Gallery Presents Works by Barbara Vanderbilt

Pathway, pastel on paper, Barbara Vanderbilt

Barbara Vanderbilt at Tidemark Gallery for August ArtWalk Waldoboro. Opening Saturday, 10 August, from 4 to 7pm. “The Language of Stone” is a tour de force exhibition of Barbara Vanderbilt’s feeling for the material. Whether it’s Maine granite or Southwestern sandstone, Vanderbilt can almost bring these rocks to life in pastels on paper. Visitors will be able to meet the artist as well as enjoying her work.

Curtis Memorial Library Presents ‘For the Birds’


“For the Birds” will be the art event of the month of August 2019 in the Morrell Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine. Juried artists have been chosen to present their unique and creative expressions of winged friends in a variety of fine art media.  Both two and three dimensional work will be shown, most available for purchase.

The show is open during regular library hours with a reception on the evening of August 9 from 4-7:00 during the Second Friday Art Walk..

Participating artists include Sarah Brown, Fr. Paul Plante, Kat Logan,, Lee Cheever, Wayne Robbins, Barbara Sullivan, Catherine Worthington, Manon Whittlesey, Lea Peterson, Lonie Laffely Ellis and Peyton Higgison.  These artists were chosen for their expertise in their craft and will be portraying work in paint, encaustic, wood, fiber and printmaking. 

Donations will be accepted for the Avian Haven Organization, a bird rescue rehabilitation facility  in Freedom, Maine. (

For more about the artists please enjoy the Facebook Page- For the Birds.

Questions? Comments? Contact Lee Cheever- 540-454-4176

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Equilbrium” Opening Sunday, July 28

Meghan Brady, AM, Woodcut on Kozo, 10 x 8.5 inches

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is pleased to present the third group exhibition of the season, Equilibrium. Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Reception, Sunday, July 28, 4 – 7 PM







With New Work for Season VII from:
Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Anna Dibble, David Hornung, Juliet Karelsen, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Carol Pelletier, Jerry Rose, Lynn Wessel, and Cynthia Winings. And in the New Sculpture Garden: Ray Carbone, Rebekah Raye, Melita Westerlund, and John Wilkinson.


Marjorie Moore, What Goes In Comes Back #3, Oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches

On view, July 22 – August 17