Archive for Northeast Harbor

Artemis announces new group show

Artemis Gallery’s second group show of the 2021 season opened on July 15 and runs through July 28.

The show features artists Mary Barnes, Robert Pollien, David Sears and Sharon Whitham.

A portion of sales from the show will benefit the SPCA of Hancock County in honor of Cody van Heerden.

View the exhibition online at

See the gallery’s full lineup of summer shows at

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

‘Sara Weeks Peabody: A Life in Line and Color’ at the Northeast Harbor Library

Sara Peabody with one of her painted screens at the Boston Atheneum, circa 1975.

“Sara Weeks Peabody: A Life in Line and Color” opens at the Northeast Harbor Library on Aug. 2, and runs through the month. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

The exhibition features oils, watercolors (some painted on silk), monotypes and drawings, as well as two gilded and painted folding screens. Many landscapes of Mount Desert Island and Corea are on view, along with images of Boston, Turkey and Antarctica.

“Peabody drew on all her artistic wherewithal to explore her sense of place, from Little Long Pond to the land of icebergs,” says art writer Carl Little, who helped organize the exhibition.

Peabody was born in Boston in 1926. Her father, Edward Weeks, was editor of the Atlantic Monthly. She took her first life-drawing class at age 11 with sculptor George Demetrios and later studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (in 1946, its first year) and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

Curious about the tradition of folding Japanese screens, Peabody learned the techniques of construction and gold and silver leaf application from Yasuhiro Iguchi in the conservation department at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

“Thunderstorm, Northeast Harbor 2,” by Sara Peabody.

Peabody majored in painting at Sarah Lawrence. She went on to become an art teacher, assistant book editor at Houghton Mifflin, editor of the magazine Current Design, and research assistant at the Addison Gallery of American Art. She published a children’s book, Tales of a Common Pigeon, in 1960.

Peabody had solo shows at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, the Boston athenaeum, Pine Manor College, and the Peabody Essex Museum. She exhibited in Maine at Sam Shaw, Wingspread, Judith Leighton, and Wini Smart galleries as well as at the Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor and Ellsworth libraries and the Ethel Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic. Her large-scale painting of Mount Desert Island has greeted Northeast Harbor Library visitors for many years.

The Northeast Harbor Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 276-3333. 

Shaw Gallery hosting multiple shows throughout July

In 1981, while Blondie was rockin’ … Shaw Jewelry started in Northeast Harbor.

Featured artists at Shaw Gallery

Shaw Gallery is hosting multiple shows throughout July.

BARBARA HEINRICH: Contemporary Classics

Barbara is all about timeless beauty. She blends classic understatement with contemporary sensibilities. This is about the wearer having an exquisitely made heirloom of beauty and quality. We have shown her work for 35 years, and she is one of the studio’s best friends.

KATHLEEN NOYES: Enigmatic Faces, Identity Revealed

Kathleen really works the surface. She applies layers, sands through them. She glues on scraps, paints over them. She plans, then changes. Large scale portraits of unidentified but familiar persons. Their joys and troubles are universal, and revealed by Kathleen’s explorations into personality.

MARY KANZLER: Soldier’s Portraits

This is powerful work. Large scale portraits of soldier’s faces showing the valor and struggles of their role. All done in black and white, charcoal on paper, with emphasis on raw emotion. They are stark, haunting, telling, and most of all, powerful. It would be unlikely to walk away unmoved by absorbing Mary’s portraits of men who have experienced the dark side.

SPOTLIGHT: Austin Titus, Melle Finelli and Gurhan

Additional artists highlighted throughout the month.

Shaw Jewelry is at 128 Main St., Northeast Harbor. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 207-276-5000, email, or go to for more information.

Artemis Gallery hosts group show

Watercolor by Rob Finn.

Artemis Gallery’s first group show of the 2021 season opens on July 1 and runs through July 14. 

The show features artists Rob Finn, Tamara Gonda, Josh Hurst, Bill Mayher and Diana Roper McDowell for a mix of watercolorists and woodworking. 

A portion of sales from the show will benefit the Neighborhood house in honor of Cody van Heerden.

View the exhibition online at

See the gallery’s full lineup of summer shows here at

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

Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor Celebrates 40th Anniversary


Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Opening Reception Thursday, July 1, 5–7pm (every other Thursday eve all season)

Tapestries of Mount Desert Island

Trina may be best known for her exquisite renderings of birds, but this year she presents dynamic tapestries of stitched together fabrics. With layers and texture, she creates large format landscapes. Channeling stained glass or mosaics, the patterns are complex and revealing.


You Haven’t Seen Diamonds Like This Before

We are super excited about Todd and Debra coming to town! Todd creates jewelry that is part of our human celebration. He revels in the re-invention of natural beauty. His altered diamond jewelry dance in the sensual clarity of moonlight. They are at home with the sweep of the body, as is treasure washed onto sand. An artist engineer with an explorer’s essence.


Beauty in Unexpected Places

We are delighted to welcome back Lisa’s surprise paintings. She captures the moments when we may not be paying attention. The spaces in between. The road framed by headlights. That overhead wire. But also, the subtle colors of a marsh at twilight.



Gold and Honey, Amanda Hagerman, and Ravit Kaplan

Artemis Gallery opens for the season with group show

Artemis Gallery

Artemis Gallery is open for the 10th season with a show welcoming new artists to the gallery.

New artists include Geoff Disston, Abe Goodale, Amy Graham, Bob Hiemstra and David LaPalombara.

View work by new artists at

The show will be on display throughout June.

Regular, bi-weekly group shows will start July 1.

Find the full schedule of upcoming exhibits at

Artemis Gallery is at 1 Old Firehouse Lane, Northeast Harbor. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 207-276-3001 for more information.

Mount Desert Island artists present work at annual MDI Open

Shaw Jewelry hosts the 2021 MDI Open.

An artistic tradition for 21 years, the MDI Open is an opportunity for Mount Desert Island artists to present their recent paintings, sculpture and craft to the local community.

About 50 local artists show one piece in this non-juried event. The range is dynamic in media, technique and experience.

The show runs May 27 to June 17.

Come see what your neighbors have created during lockdown.

Shaw Jewelry is at 128 Main St., Northeast Harbor. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 207-276-5000, email, or go to for more information.

Open call for Mount Desert Island Open

Painting by Rick Osann of Bar Harbor.

Calling all artists to submit work for this year’s Mount Desert Island Open.

Be part of a non-juried art exposition in its 21st 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 pieces are all welcomed.

To participate, email or call 207-276-5000. This is first come, first served, with room for about 40 participants.

Professional or amateur, novice or trained, this is always a varied and surprising collection.

The event will open May 27, and artwork will be up until June 17.

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.