Archive for Northeast Harbor

Star Gallery features Michele Lauriat


York Beach 6, 55 x 62″, mixed media on paper

Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor may be closed, but the artists are busy at work. This week’s featured artist is Michele Lauriat.

Have you heard?  Michele was named a Massachusetts Cultural Council 2020 Painting Fellow.

Michele’s work represents a fresh approach to how the natural world interacts and changes, captured by intense detail and alternately negative spaces.

“In the studio I work in a variety of water-soluble media, pencil, and collage on paper. I represent the sprawling parts of Phil’s Hill with pattern, line, and shape. These parts float to the surface of my drawings, and then fade away, allowing the dominant contour of the landscape to transform as it is viewed. I use layering to allow one set of marks to come forward, be the center of attention for a moment, and then dissipate as another set of marks moves to the foreground. This creates a shifting and disorienting landscape that the viewer is never quite able to pin down.”

Smart Studio Pandemic Group Art Show

Smart Studio, Main St, Northeast Harbor is hosting a group art show August 3rd-14th, featuring over twenty artists works created during this pandemic.  Some artists have painted serene landscapes or still lives to quiet their minds through these trying times, other artists have painted the virus itself!

Masks are required and only five people are allowed in the gallery at one time.

The show will be up until August 14th. For more information or a private viewing please call the gallery at 207-276-5152.

Shaw Contemporary Jewelry features artwork by Fran Forman and Claire Neves

Fran Forman

Every summer, Shaw Contemporary Jewelry presents art shows featuring a wide range of subjects and materials. Often the shows are thematic, with a few artists exploring the same theme, while solo artist shows present a deeper look.

Beginning July 23, Fran Forman will show images from “Her Mind Made Real.” Forman digitally assembles photographs to create a visual narrative, often thought of as dreamscapes, connections to previous generations, or the time in-between — some with a nod to Hopper. They are haunting, psychological and eerily familiar.

Forman’s photo-paintings are in the permanent collections of The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum ad the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, among others. Her new book, “The Rest Between Two Notes: Selected Work by Fran Forman,” published by Unicorn and the recipient of several awards already, is available for preorder.

Also opening July 23 is “Landscapes to be Viewed by Candlelight,” featuring work by Claire Neves. Luminosity is one of the most striking aspects of Neves’ paintings. She creates a base of burnished platinum leaf that gives her canvases the light of the eternal. Translucent pigment and layers of varnish give them the glow of an ancient relic.

Shaw’s is at 128 Main St., Northeast Harbor, Maine

207-276-5000, email, or visit for more information.

Artemis Gallery Reopens

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Artemis Gallery will be open regular hours starting June 22. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The gallery will be limited to five visitors at a time and hand sanitizer and disposable face masks will be available.

Artemis Gallery’s first show begins June 25 with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featured artists include Anne Holt, Francis Lipari, Caroline Mayher, Linden O’Ryan, and Rebekah Raye.

Five percent of sales will be donated to MDI Open Table from Artemis Gallery throughout the show, and artists will match the 5 percent on opening day.

Stop by during open hours, or book an appointment at

Artemis Gallery is at 1 Old Firehouse Lane, Northeast Harbor. Call 207-276-3001 or email for more information.

MDI Open 2020: Call For Artists

Linda Rowell Kelly of Bar Harbor


Calling all artists to submit work for this year’s Mount Desert Island Open. Come be part of a non-juried art exposition, now in its 20th consecutive year at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor. All artists are invited to participate. Criteria for inclusion:  a close association with Mount Desert Island, and an item you would like to share with the community. Paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and un-categorized are all welcomed. Professional or amateur, novice or trained, it is always a varied and surprising collection.

The event will have a festive opening on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 5 – 7 PM at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor and will run until June 18.  To sign up, please contact the gallery:, or call us at 276-5000. It’s first come, first served, with room for about forty participants.  Space fills up fast!

Shaw Contemporary Jewelry final Opening Sept 5.

Shaw Contemporary Jewelry in Northeast Harbor is hosting a final Opening and Artists Reception  Sept 5, 5 – 7 pm.
Judy Taylor: Models in the Winter Studio
Judy immerses herself in painting the human form from live models. Nuances of personalities are brought forward that often relate to occupation, tempermenant, and social standing. Powerful is an adjective often mentioned in reference to her portraits.
Deborah Page: Painted Stories
Bar Harbor native Deborah rarely plans out a painting. She starts with free, playful mark making and builds visual texture with color, line, and shape. At some point in the process an image will appear. She plays and develops it further as things appear and disappear. The painting evolves in the same way you might write a story. They are playful and inviting.

Artemis Gallery Hosts 5th Group Exhibition

Artemis Gallery will host an opening reception for their 5th group exhibition of 2019 on August 22 from 5-7pm in Northeast Harbor. Featured artists include Tamara Gonda, Carol Shutt, Sherry Streeter, and Sharon Whitham. Join us to meet the artists and enjoy art, music, and refreshments. The exhibition runs through September 4. For more information call the gallery at 207-276-3001 or email

Sam Shaw Jewelry Gallery Presents Geometric Realism/ Fractured Landscapes


Sam Shaw Jewelry Gallery  128 Main St., Northeast Harbor presents, Geometric Realism/ Fractured Landscapes by Jean Kigel of Waldoboro August 22 – September 5.   Meet the Artist on August 22 from 5-7 pm

Jean has applied to the Maine Landscape what a faceted gem does to light. She breaks it into geometric forms of rendered simplicity. The colors, forms, and details are familiar, but not in their correct place. Through her lens of abstraction, our beloved vistas become fresh and curious once again.  FMI contact 207-276 or

New Works at Shaw Jewelry


New works on view at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor

Peter Walls: Nature, Animals, Color and Beauty


The lightness of Peter’s gouaches, inks and prints originate in his deep appreciation of the available subjects in MidCoast Maine. Birds, trees, fishes and flowers swirl around in ocean currents and our gardens. With a hand in the decorative arts, his compositions are lyrical, optimistic and harmonious.


Alex Sepkus: Breathtaking Jewelry


We had to have more of this Lithuanian born New York jeweler because of the extraordinary beauty of his work. With the soul of a medieval stone church floor, and the precision of a rocket engineer, Alex makes heirloom pieces of breathtaking sensibilities. For two days only.




Star Gallery Opens in Northeast Harbor

Star Gallery Presents an exhibit featuring:

Melina White

Mallie Loring Pratt

Margery Torrey

Claudia Keep




Star Gallery is located at 6 Neighborhood Road in Northeast Harbor and the show runs through July 24th. 




Upcoming Show:

July 25: Rikki Morley Saunders, Robert S. Neuman, Carol Bolsey