Archive for Deer Isle

‘Fresh Approach’ group exhibit at the DIAA Gallery

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.

“Small Works” is on display until Sept. 5, a show that features art that will fit into a suitcase.

Beginning on Sept. 21, the gallery will present “Raven’s Call.”

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

All CDC/Maine government protocols will be maintained, and masks are required in the gallery.

The DIAA Gallery is at 15 Main St., Deer Isle Village. Go to www.deerisleartists.com, or call 207-348-2430 for additional information.

Deer Isle Artists Association presents ‘A Quiet Balance’

Work by Leslie Anderson.

The Deer Isle Artists Association brings “A Quiet Balance” to the DIAA Gallery from Aug. 10 to 22, featuring paintings, fiber art, jewelry, photography, pottery, prints and more.

Artists from around the peninsula who will show work include Leslie Anderson, Jean Gresham, Cathy Hart, Emily Johansen, Jadyn Ladeau, Alan Flowers, Jeri Gillin, Woodley Osborne and David Simonds.

A reception with the artists will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13. All CDC/Maine government protocols will be maintained.

Currently on display until 5 p.m. Aug. 8 is the popular 12X12 show, where all art sells for $144.

Beginning on Aug. 24, the gallery presents “Small Works,” an all-member show that features pieces that visitors can easily fit in their luggage.

The DIAA Gallery is at 15 Main St., Deer Isle Village. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Go to www.deerisleartists.com, or call 207-348-2430 for additional information.

‘Courage’ exhibit at DIAA

DIAA artists have been busy fashioning different forms of media for the show “Courage,” which runs from July 13 to 25 at the Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery.

Don Bardole, Mary Eaton, Steve Ettlinger, Avery Falkner, Judith Felch, Jill Finsen, Alan Flowers, Jeri Gillin, Jean Gresham, Cathy Hart, Pat Hreljanovic, Katama Murray, Debra Nygaard, Carol Patch, Carolyn Raedle, Cynthia Stroud Watson, Marc Swartzbaugh and Paul Trowbridge have created works of art that run from fiber to jewelry, painting to photography, pottery to mixed media for this installation. In the art rack, visitors will find work by Cynthia Stroud-Watson, Katama Murray, William Lukens and Jacqueline Davidson.

The DIAA Gallery welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. All CDC/Maine government protocols will be maintained throughout the summer. Visitors who are not vaccinated will be required to wear face masks, and hand sanitizer will be available for those entering the gallery. Masks may be purchased in the gallery.

Window exhibits can be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The gallery will be open through October.

The DIAA Gallery is located at 15 Main St. in Deer Isle Village and can be reached at 207-348-2330 or at diaagallery@gmail.com.

DIAA Gallery hosts annual 12×12 show

 

The Deer Isle Artists Association is excited to once more host its annual 12×12 show. As previous visitors know, 12×12 provides the opportunity to purchase art by local artists for the price of $144 plus tax and shipping (12×12!). All 2D work is exactly 12×12, and 3D work does not exceed 12x12x12.

The gallery will open for in-person purchases at 10 a.m. July 27. The online store will open at 5 p.m. that day at www.deerisleartist.com. The show will run in the gallery and online until 5 p.m. Aug. 8.

Normally open Tuesdays through Sundays, for the 12×12 show only, the gallery will also be open on Aug. 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All CDC/Maine government protocols will be maintained throughout the summer. Visitors who are not fully vaccinated are asked wear masks. 

Currently on exhibit through July 25 is “Courage.” 

The DIAA Gallery will present “Quiet Balance” beginning Aug. 10.

A reception for 12×12 will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. July 30, and the public is invited to share refreshments and meet the artists. The DIAA Gallery is located at 15 Main St. in Deer Isle Village and can be reached at 207-348-2330 or at diaagallery@gmail.com.

DIAA shows ‘Joyful Measures’

“Red Tulips,” by Teri Rippeto.

After a stressful year, it is time to find some joy, which is precisely what the Deer Isle Artists Association is doing. “Joyful Measures,” the first show of the summer season, runs June 1 to 13.

The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, June through October.

Mary Eaton, Anita Kimball, Clare McBeth Wall, David McBeth, Diane McGuire-Horton, Katama Murray and Teri Rippeto will be featured in the first show. In the art rack will be work by Jackie Davidson, William Lukens and Katama Murray.

The DIAA is concerned about the well-being of its artists and visitors, so CDC and Maine government protocols will be maintained throughout the summer. All visitors will be required to wear face masks, and hand sanitizer will be available for those entering the gallery. 

Window exhibits are available for viewing 24 hours a day.

The show “Strawberry Fields” will open June 15.

Call 207-348-2330, email diaagallery@gmail.com, or go to www.deerisleartists.com for more information.

DIAA to hold holiday pop-up at the gallery

The Deer Isle Artists Association will hold a pop-up market at its gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4, 5 and 6. Perfect gifts include baskets, ceramics, handmade books, jewelry, masks, ornaments, paintings, photography, textiles and more, by more than 20 artists.

“We have had so much fun with our pop-up shows and holiday treats over the last four years. Although we will not be having group festivities this year because of Covid, we will have many festive items,” said Cynthia Bourque-Simonds, DIAA board member who serves as the gallery coordinator. “We will price items as affordable gifts and limit gallery guests to five at a time, all wearing masks.”

Artists participating in this year’s holiday pop-up include Leslie Andersen, Don Bardole, Cynthia Bourque Simonds, Betsy Braunhut, Jackie Davidson, Mary Eaton, Jill Finsen, Leslie Goode, Cathy Hart, Jadyn LaDeau, Clare McBeth, David McBeth, Diane McGuire Horton, David Simonds, Joan Tibbetts, Tracy Van Buskirk and John Woodruff.

The Deer Isle Artists Association is at 15 Main St., Deer Isle.

Founded in 1972, the Deer Isle Artists Association is a member-run nonprofit organization committed to creating and exhibiting art. Its more than 100 members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewelers, fiber artists, photographers, ceramicists and other artists. The Association is fully committed to the advancement of the Arts. Its primary purpose is to promote the visual arts through exhibition and education; its overall aim is to further the cultural enrichment of the community.

‘Our Vulnerable Earth’ group show continues at Turtle Gallery

Stephan Haley

In fall of 2019, Turtle Gallery invited artists to contribute to a season-long group exhibit titled “Our Vulnerable Earth,” which is currently on exhibit and runs through September.

More artwork will be added to the online show as it’s received.

The gallery is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays but will not host receptions at this time. Small groups are welcome to make appointments to visit the gallery and gardens.

“We aim to present artwork driving attention to the vulnerability of nature,” the gallery states. “Things change every day. Last November, we could not have imagined how important this would be.”

Many Turtle Gallery artists have consistently produced work which speaks to this concern. Artists draw thoughts and ideas from nature and the extraordinary world around us. Art at best can be a call to action, and many artists create with that in mind. The hope is that this exhibit amplifies their voices.

While online only, the gallery will continue to represent its artists and will regularly post images.

In lieu of opening receptions, its new, online “Open Process” series gives a behind-the-scenes look at the gallery and artists and thought processes behind the work.

Check Turtle Gallery online for updates at theturtlegallery.com, or call 207-348-9977 or email person@turtlegallery.com for more information.

‘Our Vulnerable Earth’ on Exhibit at Turtle Gallery

“Covid Trash Campbell’s” watercolor by Mary Aro.

 

In fall of 2019, Turtle Gallery invited artists to contribute to a season-long exhibit titled “Our Vulnerable Earth,” which will run June through September.

Due to COVID-19, The Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle will remain open online-only until further notice.

“We aim to present artwork driving attention to the vulnerability of nature,” the gallery states. “Things change every day. Last November, we could not have imagined how important this would be.”

Many Turtle Gallery artists have consistently produced work which speaks to this concern. Artists draw thoughts and ideas from nature and the extraordinary world around us. Art at best can be a call to action, and many artists create with that in mind. The hope is that this exhibit amplifies their voices.

While online only, the gallery will continue to represent its artists and will regularly post images.

In lieu of opening receptions, its new, online “Open Process” series gives a behind-the-scenes look at the gallery and artists and thought processes behind the work.

Onsite gallery hours are pending. Check Turtle Gallery online for updates at theturtlegallery.com, or call 207-348-9977 or email person@turtlegallery.com for more information.

Deer Isle Arts Association Presents Light and Shadows

Jadyn La Deau, Leave a Light On, 2019. Ink on scratchboard, 11 x 14 inches.

This glorious weather brings an abundance of “Light and Shadows” to DIAA. From September

10-22 Leslie Anderson, Cynthia Bourque Simonds, Betsy Braunhut, Chuck Collison, Michael

DeMateo, Mary Eaton, Emily Johansen, Jadyn La Deau, Frederica Marshall, Jeanne Rotunda,

David Simonds and Paul Trowbridge will have their various designs on display at the DIAA

Gallery. In the art rack will be work by Glenn Felch, Susan Finsen, Cynthia Stroud-Watson, and

Paul Trowbridge.

 

Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery, 15 Main Street, Deer Isle. 207-348-2330. Diaagallery@gmail.com

Turtle Gallery Presents Works by Hub White and MaJo Keleshian

Hub White

Turtle Gallery Presents works by Hub White and MaJo Keleshian, the show can be viewed through September 30.  In addition classes by the artists are offered as well:

Hub White drawing workshop at gallery on September 16 and 17 

MaJo Keleshian drawing workshop at gallery on Sept 23 and 24 

Call for information as space is limited.

MaJo Keleshian

Regular weekly hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 – 5:30. The gallery is located on rt. 15 just north of the village of Deer Isle.  207 348 9977