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Pemaquid Group of Artists Launches Notecard Series

Pemaquid Group of Artists Card Assortment #1.

The long-standing tradition of exhibiting works by Lincoln County resident artists at Pemaquid Art Gallery has been altered by COVID-19. The gallery will not open at Lighthouse Park this year for its 92nd season, however plein-air events are planned at the park location, and original paintings by member artists are available for purchase at www.pemaquidartgallery.com.

The Pemaquid Group of Artists also launched a series of notecards that are available for purchase.

Two sets of notecards will be available, each consisting of a box of 10 assorted, full-color reproduction cards with envelopes. Each card is a recreation of an original painting by a member artist. The price for a set of 10 is $20 and includes Maine sales tax. The boxed sets offer beautiful glimpses of midcoast Maine and make excellent gifts.

For further information and orders, contact Peggy Farrell at 207-677-2078.

Pemaquid Art Gallery Open Online Only

The Pemaquid Group of Artists announces that the gallery, located at Lighthouse Park in Bristol, will remain closed this summer because of health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The artist group plans to present opportunities to view and purchase art at their website, pemaquidartgallery.com.

Gallery members live in Lincoln County and are celebrating their 92nd year of painting and displaying art in the area. Though the building is closed, the website gallery is open and ready for visitors. The artists are planning several outdoor events where social distancing can be maintained. Events include weekend outdoor tent sales at the gallery site and plein-air painting sessions at Lighthouse Park.

To view the members’ art and to learn about planned summer outdoor events, visit pemaquidartgallery.com.

Pemaquid Art Gallery Call for Artists

The Pemaquid Art Gallery announces a call for artists to exhibit in the 2020 season at Lighthouse Park, Bristol. This will be the 92nd season for the Pemaquid Group of Artists whose members are residents of Lincoln County, Maine. The gallery is professionally staffed and is open from late May until Columbus Day and is host to summer visitors from all over the U.S. and many foreign countries.

Artists wishing to apply for membership are invited to visit PemaquidArtGallery.com under “2020 Call for Artists” for the application and details for applying. Artwork will be accepted in watercolor, gouache, oil, pastel, acrylic, marquetry and ceramics. Jurying will occur on April 4 th at the gallery and applicants are required to submit three recent pieces and a short resume along with the application. The gallery does not require members to staff the gallery which charges 30% commission. Contact PGA president Bob Vaughan at rvaughan@tidewater.net or 677 6085 with any questions about the gallery or how to apply for membership.

New Artists at Pemaquid Art Gallery

Kim Traina’s pastel painting, “Pemaquid Wave,” is reflective of her interest in the ocean as it changes in different light.

 

New artists showing their work at the Pemaquid Art Gallery in Bristol include Belva Ann Prycel of Damariscotta and Kimberly Skillin Traina of Edgecomb. Although they paint in different mediums, these artists search for the hidden quality in landscape and seek to “see beyond the seen,” to capture “the essence of a moment in time.” Both Prycel and Traina offer their work to inspire others to respond to the beauty of the natural world in coastal Maine.

 New member Prycel has been practicing her art since childhood, even “making extra money doing charcoal portraits of classmates in high school.” Her interest in art continued in college, with a degree in art education from Rowan University. Since then she has exhibited widely and taught art as well. From her early years in southern New Jersey she has been inspired by the ocean and water in general. She is also the author and illustrator of three books, all memoirs of the northeastern coast she has known.

 

“Lupine Field”, a landscape painting by Belva Ann Prycel

 

 This year at Pemaquid Gallery, a visitor can expect to see more of her landscapes, featuring dramatic water and sky images, painted in oil. She is currently interested in “commonplace landscapes which have a hidden beauty as they change in the light.” Two of the “commonplaces” she is excited by are the marshland and the tall pines around Hannaford Market in Damariscotta.

 She has shown her award-winning work extensively in New Jersey, and was featured in a PBS video of four painters living in her area. Since moving to Maine in 2001 she has shown at the Maine Art Gallery, Saltwater Artists, River Arts and Summer Island Studio.

 Guest Artist Kimberly Traina has been a graphic designer and photographer as well as an artist working in soft pastels since 2011. She is known locally for creating and curating “Art at the Grill,” an ongoing exhibit of local art at the Damariscotta River Grill. Her paintings reveal her interest in ocean, sky, and coastal islands as they change with the light, particularly sunsets.

 Traina calls painting her “soul food,” especially when she is out in nature, responding to the moment in time, the light, the sense of spirituality behind the scenery. Although she also paints in her studio from her own photographs, she feels “Art, like life, is a work in progress,” each piece leading to the next, “building intuition and opening to trust.” She feels each creative work has a story to tell, and she is alert to that as she works on each piece over time. Traina states that painting keeps her “in the moment,” and reminds her that she has “a choice in how I view the world around me.”

 This summer, her work will be featured at the Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, at the River Grill, this fall at Newcastle Realty, and on-going at Georgetown Pottery in Woolwich. Paintings and photographs may also be viewed at kimtraina.com.

 The 2019 exhibiting members of the Pemaquid Group of Artists include: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, Midge Coleman, Trudi Curtis, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Sarah Fisher, Bill Hallett, Claire Hancock, Kay Sawyer Hannah, Kathleen Horst, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Judy Nixon, Belva Ann Prycel, Paul Sherman, Cindy Spencer, Liliana Thelander, Barbara Vanderbilt, Bob Vaughan, Steve Viega and Bev Walker and guest artists, Kimberly Traina and John Butke.

The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Columbus Day. For more information, please call 207-677-2752 or visit www.pemaquidartgallery.com.

Chapin Studio and Garden Opens in Bristol

Spring is here and there is a new studio in Bristol.  Chapin Studio & Garden is open and we’re finishing off the walls as we go. Hours during the summer will be 11-3pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday also, by appointment. You can contact me through the sites or text me through my contact info. I receive instant notices from Instagram and  through my website. Floral, Coastal, Marine Art and Portrait plein air and studio paintings.

Chapin Studio & Garden @ Stoneridge, Bristol ME, Open 11am-3pm Fri-Sun Memorial Day through Sept 1, 2019

Check out the newest information about my painting gallery on my notes from the Studio at http://gallery.deborahchapin.com

Kefauver Studio & Gallery Open for Twin Villages ArtWalk

“Monhegan Village”, oil on panel by Joyce Smith.

 

The Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, is participating in the final Twin Villages ArtWalk of the 2018 season. The ArtWalk is on Friday, September 21st, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Will Kefauver is currently presenting the “Monhegan Days” art exhibit, which features his latest work and the work of 24 guest artists.  The art depicts the beauty of Monhegan Island, with its iconic Maine architecture, spectacular coastline, and charming harbors.

Visitors will find an eclectic array of mediums and styles from the guest artists.  There are photographs, linocut prints, and works in oil and acrylic. Visitors will find work by many of the area’s noted artists. And visitors will find work from six artists new to the gallery with this show. They are oil painters Evelyn Dunphy, Mary Mabry, Joyce Smith, and Linda Wacholtz, and photographers Scott See and Deb Vendetti.

The Kefauver Studio & Gallery is located at 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta, and is open from 10:00 – 6:30 daily. Will Kefauver can be reached at 207-226-0974, will@kefauverstudio.com , or www.kefauverstudio.com

Pemaquid Group of Artists Marks 90th Anniversary with a Public Reception June 3

The Pemaquid Art Gallery Opens for the 2018 Season

The Pemaquid Group of Artists opens its 90th season on Sunday June 3, with a gala public reception from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the Pemaquid Art Gallery located at Lighthouse Park. The park is renowned for its panoramic views of sea, shore, and sky and the historic Pemaquid Lighthouse, which graces the Maine quarter. Refreshments, conversation with the artists and exciting new works of art will be featured, as will a 90th anniversary birthday cake.

The history of the Pemaquid Group of Artists began in 1928, when local and summer resident artists of New Harbor sponsored their first summer exhibition. Prior to the move to the current gallery in 1960, the Pemaquid Group of Artists exhibited in a variety of locations in the New Harbor area. The current gallery was designed by the artist group and financed and built jointly by the Town of Bristol and the Pemaquid Group of Artists

The Pemaquid Group of Artists is a nonprofit organization consisting of artist members juried into the group. The 30 artists exhibiting their artwork in 2018 are all from Lincoln County. This season the artists are pleased to welcome two new member artists. Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst have been juried into membership. Jane Bowman will be exhibiting her work as the 2018 Guest Artists. Come and meet these new artist members and guests, as well as the returning 27 member artists.

Each year the gallery provides financial aid to one or more community art programs, as well as a Museum Pass for the Portland Museum of Art, available to anyone at Skidompha Library. Artist-donated paintings and Gallery Patrons all help to make these gifts possible.

The 2018 exhibiting artists who are returning include: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, Midge Coleman, Trudi Curtis, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Bill Hallett, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Cindy Sherman, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Jr., Bob Vaughan, Steve Viega and Bev Walker.

The Pemaquid Group of Artists invites you to visit the gallery often. Ongoing sales permit the gallery to display new works continually. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Columbus Day. For more information, please call the gallery at 677-2752 or visit www.pemaquidartgallery.com.

Pemaquid Art Gallery Wraps up Season on October 9th

Bill Hallett’s “Coastal Fantasy” is representative of his uninhibited use of color in his coastal landscapes.

Bill Hallett’s “Coastal Fantasy” is representative of his uninhibited use of color in his coastal landscapes.

Don’t miss the end of the season at the Pemaquid Art Gallery! A wide variety of talented artists show their work in the 89th year of consecutive gallery seasons. Two of the longest showing artists, Jean Harris (more than 25 years) and Barbara Klein (12 years) are joined by newcomers William Hallett (his first year) and Kathleen Horst (her second year as guest artist). Trudy Curtis works in clay and has shown for about 6 years at the gallery.

William (Bill) Hallett is known in the area for his acrylic paintings of Maine scenes, interpreted in highly saturated uninhibited color that were influenced by his youthful years in Mexico. Unlike many Maine artists, the landscape or seascape as a geographic location is secondary to the graphic elements of shape and color, which are exciting and unique. Hallett’s work can also be seen on his website, hallettpaintings.com and at A Little Mad Gallery (Bar Harbor), Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, and Gifts at 135 in Damariscotta.

“Geraniums” by Barbara Klein  is typical of the visual memories she paints of the Bristol, Maine peninsula.

“Geraniums” by Barbara Klein is typical of the visual memories she paints of the Bristol, Maine peninsula.

Although her images are generally smaller and a little more restrained than Hallett’s, Barbara Klein also enjoys creating Maine scenes that emphasize clear shapes and vibrant color. Her oil paintings are most often framed in wide gold frames, creating the feeling that the viewer is privileged to see into a special private spot in Maine. She is “always on the lookout for the moments of time” that cause her to record a visual memory of a day on the Bristol peninsula where she paints. Klein also shows her work at Gifts at 135 in Damariscotta. Like all Pemaquid Gallery artists, a sample of her work can be at the website, www.pemaquidartgallery.com.

Kathleen Horst of Damariscotta is inspired by the historic architecture of Maine villages.  Her painting, “Stonington” reflects that inspiration.

Kathleen Horst of Damariscotta is inspired by the historic architecture of Maine villages. Her painting, “Stonington” reflects that inspiration.

Kathleen Horst also has a background in clay, especially focusing on house portraits on clay tiles, but now works in watercolor on paper. While she continues to offer house portraits on paper (www.houseportraitsbykathleen.com/), she has transitioned to landscape in her offerings at the Gallery. She is inspired by the historic architecture of Maine villages and roads, and by gardens such as the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Horst’s work is seen in area shows and will be featured at the Skidompha Library in 2018. She may be visited at her studio/gallery at 179 Bristol Rd, Damariscotta.

 

Pemaquid Gallery artists all reside within the Lincoln County area. The Gallery is situated within Lighthouse Park at Pemaquid Point, Bristol and online at www.pemaquidartgallery.com. The gallery is open daily through Columbus Day, from 10 AM until 5 PM.

Landscape Painters Curtis and Ineson at Pemaquid Art Gallery

Bill Curtis’ oil painting, “Pemaquid Point Surf”

Bill Curtis’ oil painting, “Pemaquid Point Surf”

William Curtis and Hannah Ineson are two area landscape painters who find the Pemaquid peninsula and the nearby islands inspiration for their work. Both have connections in other states, while the Maine landscape forms the basis for the majority of their paintings. They have both pursued artistic ventures for over 40 years.

William Curtis grew up in the art-saturated environment of Gloucester, Massachusetts, where his father and uncle were renowned artists. He and his brothers were involved in art from an early age, and Curtis has continued to paint throughout the New England area. Curtis particularly enjoys oil painting en plein air, sometimes returning multiple times to observe the fleeting light and shadow, colors and values, of a location that particularly piques his interest.

Moving to midcoast Maine a few years ago, he has been exploring and sketching the rugged coastline and wooded interiors.  He has found here what he “truly considers ‘Mother nature at her very best,’ where each season has so much to offer in sheer beauty and challenge to an artist.” Curtis’s work may also be found at the Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA and online at williamacurtis.com.

 

Hannah Ineson’s “Pemaquid Morning”

Hannah Ineson’s “Pemaquid Morning”

Hannah Ineson paints in her Damariscotta studio, often focusing on coastal landscape interpreted in oil with a palette knife for her tool. She also enjoys watercolor, acrylic and drawing with an ink pen. Her oil and acrylic paintings most often have highly textured and heavily worked surfaces while she returns to drawing and watercolor for freshness and spontaneity.

Ineson has worked with various forms of art including printmaking, soft pastel, and pottery as well as oil and watercolor painting. She is a restless artist, enjoying the exploration of different media and styles of expression, while always returning to the natural environment for inspiration. Her subject matter draws on local scenery, but her interest is less in specific geographic accuracy than in the pleasure of composing and executing a work of art and she takes plenty of “artistic license.”

 

She also enjoys and teaches Illustrated Journaling, in Maine, Florida, and Wisconsin. This form of quick sketching often leads to a more finished piece, and she is also working on finishing and publishing a tour of Maine lighthouses in journal format. Ineson is also represented by Camden Falls Gallery and her work can be found online at hannahineson.com. She has had many solo and group shows and will be seen locally at Rising Tide Coop and at the River Grill in Damariscotta in September.

 

Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of member artists all residing within the Lincoln County area. The Gallery is situated within Lighthouse Park at Pemaquid Point, Bristol and online at www.pemaquidartgallery.com. The gallery is open daily through Columbus Day, from 10 AM until 5 PM.

Works of Loughridge and Coleman on Display at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

Midge Coleman’s “South Bristol Morning”

Midge Coleman’s “South Bristol Morning”

Local artists Midge Coleman and Sally Loughridge are showing their work at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this season. It is the gallery’s 89th year of showcasing original two and three dimensional art, and the 57th year of the gallery’s setting on the beautiful park grounds in Bristol.

Coleman paints from life, and spends time each summer in Stonington and on Monhegan, capturing the wonderful Maine light that has brought so many painters to the beautiful mid-coast of Maine for centuries. She also journeys to the Southwest for inspiration and a change of pace.

Painting in both oil and acrylic, her work ranges in size from 6”x8” to 24”x26” in both landscape and still life. She learned early that a work of art is not to instruct or to edify, but to awaken an emotion in the viewer. Her success is measured by the quality and the force of that emotion. Her beautiful landscape and floral paintings can be seen on her website, midgecolemanfineart.com.

“Swift Passage” by Sally Loughridge

“Swift Passage” by Sally Loughridge

Sally Loughridge, a Pemaquid Gallery member since 2000, is also known for her Monhegan landscapes, and is “almost constantly inspired by much of Maine’s ‘bones’ against the ever changing sea and sky.” Loughridge enjoys both oil and soft pastels, and is proficient in both. She celebrates the landscape she captures but also feels she needs to honor her own emotional response, and to have the “imaginative freedom” to alter the composition to suit her painterly sensibilities.

In addition to the Maine landscape, Loughridge’s paintings have been influenced by personal health issues, and in 2016 she received a number of awards for her children’s book, Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love. She is currently at work on a series with the theme “Passages,” which will be influenced by her recent health challenges. Her work can be seen at www.sallyloughridge.com.

Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of member artist all residing within the Lincoln County area. The Gallery is situated within Lighthouse Park at Pemaquid Point, Bristol and online at www.pemaquidartgallery.com. The gallery is open daily through Columbus Day, from 10 AM until 5 PM.