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Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents  “More Than Enough”

Tessa Greene O’Brien, South End Daisies, Eastport, 2021, Oil, wax resist on dyed canvas, 18 x 24 inches


Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill presents More Than Enough, a group exhibition, with an opening reception Sunday, August 22, 4:30 – 6:30PM. On View August 18 through September 11.


Lari Washburn, Echo Echo, 2021, Linen, mono print, collage, mixed media on wood panel, 30 x 22 inches


More Than Enough features: Steve Bartlett, Louise Bourne, Anna Dibble, Elizabeth Gourlay, David Hornung, Juliet Karelsen, Christine Lafuente, Buzz Masters, Tessa Greene O’Brien, Carol Pelletier, Robin Reynolds, Jerry Rose, Lari Washburn, Patricia Wheeler, Cynthia Winings and Diane Bowie Zaitlin. With Sculpture in the Garden by Ray Carbone, Melita Westerlund, and John Wilkinson

All are welcome to our Fourth show of the season! Please note: All visitors are encouraged to wear masks indoors.

‘Here All Along’ group exhibit at Cynthia Winings Gallery 

“Late Afternoon, Benjamin River,” by Jerry Rose.

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Here All Along,” a group exhibition, on view from July 24 through Aug. 14.

The show features work by Steve Bartlett, Louise Bourne, Josephine Burr, Carson Fox, Elizabeth Gourlay, David Hornung, M P Landis, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Megan Magill, Jerry Rose, Robin Reynolds, Bronwyn Sale, Lari Washburn, Patricia Wheeler, Cynthia Winings and Diane Bowie Zaitlin, plus sculpture in the Sculpture Garden by Ray Carbone, Melita Westerlund and John Wilkinson.


Masks are not required indoors if you are fully vaccinated.

Cynthia Winings Gallery is at 24 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill. Learn more at

‘Come As You Are’ group exhibit at Cynthia Winings Gallery

Megan Magill, “Perfect Wind.”

“Come As You Are,” a group exhibition, will be on view at Cynthia Winings Gallery through July 17.

An opening reception was held on June 27.

Artists featured in the show include Steve Bartlett, Louise Bourne, Avy Claire, Anna Dibble, Carson Fox, Ingrid Ellison, Elizabeth Gourlay, David Hornung, M P Landis, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Megan Magill, Kellyann Monaghan, Robin Reynolds, Bronwyn Sale, Lari Washburn, Patricia Wheeler, Cynthia Winings and Diane Bowie Zaitlin.

Sculpture is on view in the Sculpture Garden by Ray Carbone, Melita Westerlund and John Wilkinson.

Kerri Kimura and Katherine Perkins, two emerging artists, have been developing a body of paintings together over the past two years in a special project titled “w i n d s h i f t s.” Although they worked independently, their art practice brought them together, expanding their creative language in visual and verbal dialogue.


Masks are not required indoors if you are fully vaccinated.

Cynthia Winings Gallery is at 24 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill. Learn more at, or call 917-204-4001 for more information.

Stonington featured at Blue Hill Bay Gallery 

The early summer show at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery features two devoted artists whose recent works evoke the rugged beauty of Stonington and the Maine Coast.

Phil Laughlin has just brought new works to the gallery following a scouting trip to the Blue Hill Peninsula, where he was especially impressed with Stonington. Laughlin trained at the Worcester Museum Art School and began to explore modern realism as a young artist in New York City, where he studied at the Art Students League. He has lived and painted in New England since 1986. 

Bonnie LaBelle concentrates her talents on painting Downeast Maine from her home in Machias, down the coast to Acadia, Deer Isle and Stonington. She paints with the authenticity and authority of one who lives here year-round. LaBelle studied oil painting with Edward Harrigan of Rockland, who was mentored by Paul Strisik. 

This show can be seen during the entire month of June at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery on Main Street in Blue Hill. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, email or call 207-374-5773.

Cynthia Winings Gallery enters season nine with group show

“Amateur Explorer,” by Cynthia Winings.

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Everything That Is,” a group exhibition.

New artworks from Louise Bourne, Anna Dibble, Steve Bartlett, Ray Carbone, Avy Claire, Ingrid Ellison, Carson Fox, Elizabeth Gourlay, M P Landis, Megan Magill, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Robin Reynolds, Lari Washburn, Patricia Wheeler, Melita Westerlund, John Wilkinson, Cynthia Winings and Diane Bowie Zaitlin will be featured.

An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. May 30. Masks are required indoors and recommended outdoors when six feet of physical distance is difficult to maintain. Effective May 24 and thereafter: 50 persons will be permitted inside the gallery at any time.

Cynthia Winings Gallery is at 24 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill. Learn more at, or call 917-204-4001.

Spring Greetings from the Cynthia Winings Gallery


For the first time, in a while, I am feeling hopeful. It feels so great to be able to say just that much. To begin to experience some enthusiasm for the future; have a sense that, perhaps, we might be together with greater comfort, and with our hearts more open to inspiration and beauty.

While the signs of spring are everywhere, new artworks are also emerging from the artists’ studios and I am happy to share them with you here. I have been astounded at what has been produced through this challenging stretch. Inspiration can’t be stopped. Artists continue to dig deep, and reveal greater and greater truths. With great enthusiasm, I am looking forward to a new season at the gallery. For you, I wish the opportunity to come and stand in front of this years work. I hope to see you this summer.

The gallery will be welcoming visitors for the new season on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Here is a preview of what’s to come –

Buzz Masters, Spring At The Dump/Mud/Lobster Traps/Small Tornado/Ice, Mixed media, 24 x 24 inches


Elizabeth Gourlay, AB 12, Colored pencil and acrylic on canvas
mounted on panel, 16 x 20 inches

Lari Washburn, Over And Through, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 38 inches
Patricia Wheeler, Year of the Poppies, #4, Mixed media on panel, 24 x 24 inches
Thank you for looking, and I hope you and yours are very well,
If you have any questions about these artworks, please do not hesitate to contact me, 917.204.4001, or you can reply to this email.Take good care!

With Gratitude,


Mandala created in Cynthia Winings Gallery Sculptured Garden

Cynthia Winings Gallery wishes everyone hope and joy for the holiday season.

In collaboration with artist Kirsten Rickert, they recently created a Winter Solstice Mandala in the Sculpture Garden, to welcome in the light.

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Autumn exhibits and events at the Cynthia Winings Gallery

“Out. Beyond. This.,” by Lari Washburn, a September featured artist at Cynthia Winings Gallery.

As Season Eight is winding down, the group show “All Together Now” continues to inspire and delight visitors.

Cynthia Winings Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 24. The website is also updated regularly with new work. You can also tour the gallery virtually at

New work has arrived throughout the summer, and it’s reassuring and uplifting to see what is being created during this turbulent and uncertain time.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery will present a Zoom artist talk with Christine Lafuente titled “ACADIAN SEAS, ACADIAN SEEING:

How 10 years of painting seascapes has inspired new ways of composing still life and cityscape.” The artist talk is at 2 p.m. Oct. 24.

Cynthia Winings Gallery is at 24 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill.

Maine Modernists at Blue Hill Bay Gallery

William Thon, Marshall Light Point

The early fall show at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery features two celebrated American modernists who painted Maine throughout most of the 20th century.

William Thon, NA (1906-2000) was noted for highly abstracted landscape paintings of the Maine coast. He was born in New York City in 1906, and debuted as a professional artist in 1939 at the Corcoran Gallery. After World War II Thon chose to live in the relative isolation of Port Clyde, Maine on a peninsula overlooking the sea. Thon’s Maine was a timeless and vital place reflecting his own passion for its rough, beautiful forests, intemperate seas, and the scatter of wooden buildings along its rugged shoreline. He was awarded innumerable prizes and is represented in over 60 museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and in Maine, The Farnsworth Art Museum, The Portland Museum of Art, and The Ogunquit Museum of Art.


Carl Gordon Cutler, Through the Trees

Carl Gordon Cutler (1873-1945) studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and later at the Academie Julian in Paris. Cutler exhibited at the earth-shaking Armory Show introducing Modernism in art to the United States. By the mid-1920s, Cutler was painting watercolors of Deer Isle, Mount Desert, and–for the next thirty summers, Eggemoggin Reach on Blue Hill Peninsula, where he had a cottage. His watercolors, influenced by Fauve color and John Marin’s forms, were exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1994, the Vose Gallery, in Boston, put out a color brochure, Carl Gordon Cutler Along the Maine Coast 1873-1945. Also in the 1990s, the Babcock Gallery, in New York City, published Carl Gordon Cutler, American Modernist Rediscovered.
This show may be seen from Sept 20th until Oct 20th at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery on Main St. in Blue Hill, Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm.
FMI: email or call 207-374-5773.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Semaphore Love Letter”


The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents Heather Lyon’s Premier of a collective performance of ‘SEMAPHORE LOVE LETTER’, an action in the environment using a language of flags to send a message of Love and Healing to the ocean. The date of the event is Saturday, August 22, 5:30 PM, Curtis Cove, East Blue Hill, Maine.

Heather Lyon writes, “SEMAPHORE LOVE LETTER” is an ongoing series of movement and flag based video and public performances in Maine, France, Portugal, Italy, and the Republic of Georgia; a declaration of love and lament to water in all forms. Semaphore is a system of communication using flags held in specific positions to represent letters that then create phrases. This project begins from the understanding that water supports all life, and seeks to draw attention to and build relationship with water as an entity.

“I am calling to you, my beloved, across these sublime spaces. I am declaring my love to you, and to the mountains, and to the sea, to the unknowable in myself, in you, and all that is.”


“As a way to investigate collective intention and action I am inviting a group of interested people to participate in this project. We will learn and then perform together a semaphore phrase at the edge of the ocean. I see the ocean / water as the potential recipient of the message, but our intentions will vary, directed towards a specific person, persons, non-human entity or situation, requesting water to be the carrier of the message. We will wear mylar “safety ponchos” often used in situations of disaster, pointing to the urgency of this critical moment. Though useful against cold and heat, it does nothing to protect us from emotional catastrophe.

“This project holds increased relevance in this time of global trauma and can be experienced as an acknowledgement of our collective loss and physical separation. I am interested in semaphore as a code, a form of movement based nonverbal communication. I use it to express sentiments of longing and tenderness.”

The performance for the community will be held at 5:30PM, and will last approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, the flags will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds donated to a local organization working towards the protection and preservation of our water. Everyone is welcome, donations toward the project are gratefully accepted.