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Ogunquit Museum of Art 2021 exhibition schedule

“On the Rocks,” by Mabel May Woodward.

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) launches its 2021 season with exhibitions that cover a variety of mediums and forms of artistic expression from painting to sculpture, found objects to photography. The museum opens May 1 with three exhibitions that continue through July 16: “One Hand Clapping: Jo Sandman,” “Remember the Ladies: Women Painters in Ogunquit, 1900-1950” and “Kahlil G. Gibran: The Surface and Below.”

The second half of the season starts July 30 with two new exhibitions and continues through October 31: “Life Streams: Alberto Rey, Cuban-American Artist” and “Art’s Ball: Wood & American Modernism, 1913-1936.”

In addition, four exhibitions will be open throughout the season, from May 1 through Oct. 31: “Light Southerly: Henry Strater in Verde Valley,” “The View from Narrow Cove,” “Charles Woodbury: Open Studio” and “In the Sculpture Park: Celeste Roberge, Chaise Gabion and Chair for Mining, Chronium.”

Ogunquit Museum of American Art is at 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit. Call 207-646-4909, or go to for more information.


“St. Cloud,” by Jo Sandman.

One Hand Clapping: Jo Sandman 

May 1-July 16

Sandman’s innovative artistic practice explores complex interconnections between the physical world and the structural underpinnings of abstraction. Working with a variety of materials, including traditional artist tools and supplies, found objects, industrial hard goods and soft goods, Sandman realigns the connections between painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and assemblage with highly personal imagery. Each outcome is a supposition about the natural world and her own self-study.  Sandman studied with Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell at Black Mountain College; as an artist and educator, she has taught at Wellesley College, The Art Institute of Chicago and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2018, OMAA acquired 33 of her works through the Jo Sandman Legacy Project. In this exhibition organized by OMAA, the collection is presented for the first time alongside major pieces from public and private collections.

Remember the Ladies: Women Painters in Ogunquit, 1900-1950 

May 1-July 16

Women have long been the subject of art, traditionally depicted as objects of beauty, or engaged in domestic and practical arts. When regarded for their achievements as creators of fine art, women of the Ogunquit colony may be remembered as vanguards of American arts and culture throughout the 20th century. Trained at Charles Woodbury’s Summer School of Drawing and Painting and Hamilton Easter Field’s Summer School of Graphic Arts, female artists remain an integral part of Ogunquit’s standing as a leading artist collective and a major cultural influence throughout New England and the U.S. Gertrude Fiske, Nellie Knopf and Susan Ricker Knox—among the colony’s most prolific painters—became influential painters, teachers and policymakers.   

Titled for Abigail Adam’s 1776 letter to her husband John Adams, “…I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them…”, this exhibition examines the politics and public policies that engendered compulsory education, civic engagement and professional opportunities for women. Presenting a remembrance “more generous and favorable” to the noteworthy contributions of female artists in Ogunquit and New England, the exhibition is organized by OMAA in association with Darin Leese. 

“On the Beach,” by Kahlil G. Gibran.

Kahlil G. Gibran: The Surface and Below 

May 1-July 16

The first focused exploration of its kind, this exhibition examines a finite selection of paintings from Kahlil Gibran’s early and formative years as a Boston Expressionist. Working in encaustic and oil—alongside contemporaries including Mark Tobey, Karl Zerbe and Maud (Cabot) Morgan—Gibran’s visual meditations on mysticism and abstraction identify the immediacy, beauty and prescience of painting. The exhibition, organized by OMAA with guest curator Anthony Moore, includes 12 works of art painted between 1948 and 1952, most of which have never been publicly exhibited.  

Jack Duford exhibits nautical giclees

“Dory II,” by Jack Duford.

Ogunquit photographer Jack Duford is showing his outstanding nautical giclees at the Jack Duford & Hutchins House Gallery, 12 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit.

His fine art giclees on canvas, stretched over inch and a half ash frames, are archival quality, signed, and ready to hang and enjoy for a lifetime.

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Barn Gallery presents ‘Going Coastal’ digital exhibit to celebrate the past and look to the future

The Ogunquit Arts Collaborative and the Ogunquit Art Association (Maine’s Original Artists’ Group, established in 1928) present “Going Coastal,” their inaugural digital version of a Barn Gallery art exhibition.

As a theme selected by the membership to commemorate Maine’s 2020 Bicentennial, “Going Coastal” celebrates the past with a bold new step into the future.

Artists came to Ogunquit for the vast expanses of water stretching towards the horizon, the rugged and dramatic Marginal Way cliffs constantly pounded by Gulf of Maine waves, the weathered wood of lobster shacks dotting Perkins Cove and the sublime quality of the coastline light glinting through salt-misted air, which inspired artists like Charles H.Woodbury and Gertrude Fiske to organize the Ogunquit Art Association.

The allure of Ogunquit’s coastal aesthetics provided the fertile ground from which an art colony sprouted. The work in this exhibition was created by artists who are the modern-day members of that very same coastal art colony. This is work by the painters, printmakers, sculptors and photographers who carry on the unbroken, 92-year tradition of creating and exhibiting art as members of the Ogunquit Art Association.

The work inspired by the places, people and things which inhabit the marine-terrestrial ecotone. Seafaring boats. Old salts. Crashing waves. Colorful buoys. Tidal marshes. Sand dunes. Fish shacks. Birds. Sunlight. Clouds. Weather.

This is what “Going Coastal” looks like.

The “Going Coastal” exhibition is on view at Barn Gallery, Ogunquit until Oct. 12.

The technical crew for this digital exhibition includes OAA member artists Todd Bezold (photography), Ethel Hills (editor) and Eric J. Taubert (video production and digital strategy).

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Pop Up Gallery at Perkins Cove features Duford and Gorvet

Jack Duford, ” Wyeth”

Hutchins House Gallery, 12 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, open by chance or appointment for safe shopping. The gallery will feature the works of Jack Duford and Don Gorvet, both Ogunquit favorites.

Call or text 207-450-6719 and we will open the gallery, keeping a safe space and giving you the chance to shop at your own pace!


‘Orange’ at Barn Gallery

Come and view ‘Orange,’ one of four new exhibitions featuring artists of the Ogunquit Art Association running September 11 through October 14. See also ‘OAA Expressions’ with its wide variety of style, subject, medium and price and be sure not to miss the Memorial Exhibition featuring the art of Ted Jaslow. Numerous works by painter Jeffrey Fitzgerald and photographer David Wader are showcased in the North Gallery. Enjoy a leisurely autumnal stroll through the three-dimensional work by Invited New England Sculptors in the outdoor Sculpture Court. Browse through our ever-changing array of small works of art in the Collectors Gallery.

Help us celebrate the Fall Exhibitions before we close for the season on October 14, Columbus Day.

Our exhibitions, openings, and gallery talks are free to all. Go to for details.

Gallery hours are 11 AM to 5 PM Monday – Saturday and 1 to 5 PM on Sunday through Columbus Day, October 14. Barn Gallery is located at the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit ME.

Cig Harvey solo at Ogunquit Museum


This exhibition is the first solo museum presentation in the United States of contemporary artist Cig Harvey. Spanning photography, video, mixed media and the written word, Harvey’s creative practice explores the physical and emotional boundaries of the senses. Her vividly colored images and seductive vocabulary combine to suggest dreamlike narratives informed by sensations of touch, taste, sight, sound, smell, and memory. Harvey draws inspiration from her life in Maine, and the work is on the one hand autobiographical, and on the other, a magical window onto a familiar and living landscape. The exhibition is drawn from a selection of Harvey’s photographic projects from the past ten years, and refigured into an arrangement that privileges the feeling of life experience. – Ogunquit Museum

Currently on view through October 31, 2019

Barn Gallery Presents “Water”

‘Tripping’ Lindley Briggs

‘Water’ is the theme for an exhibition by members, old and new, of the Ogunquit Art Association opening at Barn Gallery on August 7 and running through September 7, 2019.  Late Summer Exhibitions also include “OAA Expressions” and Showcases by painter Carol Aronson-Shore and sculptor Lindley Briggs. Three-dimensional work by Invited New England Sculptors continue to display in the outdoor Sculpture Court. An ever-changing array of small works of art is always available in the Collectors Gallery.

All are welcome to the gala public reception on Saturday, August 17, 5 to 7:30 PM to meet members of the OAA and see the shows.

Barn Gallery’s exciting schedule of mixed media and painting workshops, demonstrations and gallery talks continues throughout August.

 Gallery hours are 11 AM to 5 PM Monday – Saturday and 1 to 5 PM on Sunday. Barn Gallery is located at the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit ME. For further information about 2019 exhibits, workshops and special events pick up a brochure at the Gallery, call 207-646-8400 or visit

Carol Aronson-Shore

Shortened – Calendar Listing Version

Barn Gallery Late Summer Exhibitions – August 7 – September 7, 2019. Water, OAA Expressions, Showcases by painter Carol Aronson-Shore and sculptor Lindley Briggs, Invited New England Sculptors. Workshops and Programs.

23rd Annual Regional Artists Exhibition at Barn Gallery

O’Flaherty Print

‘Regional Artists: An Open, Juried Show’ is one of four Mid-Season Exhibitions opening at Barn Gallery on Wednesday, June 26 and running through July 27. This juried show will highlight select works from local area artists as well as members of the Ogunquit Art Association. ‘OAA Expressions’ features a wide variety of art by OAA artist members.

Showcase exhibitions in the North Gallery will feature paintings and graphics by Deidre O’Flaherty and paintings by Michael Palmer. Drop-in and meet the Mid-Season showcase artists at a free Gallery Talk on Thursday, July 11, 6pm.

Invited New England sculptors continue to display three-dimensional works of art in the Sculpture Court.

Artist-made bid cards, original collectible works of art that also serve as admission tickets to the annual OAA Art Auction on August 3, will be available at the Gala Opening Reception, Saturday, June 29, 5-7pm.

Check out the Barn Gallery website, , and download a copy of this summer’s Quick Calendar, listing a number of exciting workshops and demonstrations!

Daily gallery hours are 11 am – 5 pm daily, and 1-5 pm on Sunday. Barn Gallery is located at the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. For more information, visit us on Facebook, go to or call 207-646-8400.

Barn Gallery – Panel Discussion

Barn Gallery, Shore Road & Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine

Panel Discussion and Fall Exhibitions

 The Ogunquit Art Colony: History & Legacy of the OAA

Thursday, September 20 at 6 PM. FREE

 In September 1928 Charles H. Woodbury, founder of the Ogunquit School of Painting, held a meeting at his Ogunquit Studio to form an artist-run organization to hold exhibitions and other art-related events in the area.

 Join us for a celebration of the 90th Anniversary of that organization, the Ogunquit Art Association, on Thursday, September 20 at 6 PM. Artists and friends of the OAA will discuss the history, the players and the impact of the OAA and its home, Barn Gallery, on the seacoast community.

 Fall Exhibitions – OAA Expressions, Roots, Memorial Exhibitions by George Burk & DeWitt Hardy, Showcases by Roger Goldenberg & Ethel Hills and the Invited New England Sculptors Exhibit – continue at Barn Gallery until 5 PM, Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2018.

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Fall Exhibitions at the Barn

Roger Goldenberg “Longstocking”


Opening Reception: Saturday September 15, 5 – 7:30 PM.

Fall Exhibitions include ‘OAA Expressions,’ an exhibition with a wide variety of subject and medium and “Roots” a theme show. Two small Memorial Exhibitions will commemorate the lives and work of painters George Burk and DeWitt Hardy. Invited New England Sculptors exhibit in the outdoor Sculpture Court. Painters Roger Goldenberg and Ethel Hills Showcase their work in the North Gallery.

Join Ethel Hills for a free Gallery Talk on Thursday, September 13 at 6 PM.

Andy Happel and Los Galactacos will give a concert on Saturday, September 8, 7:30 PM. There is a charge for the Concert. All other events are free.

Join us for ‘The Ogunquit Art Colony: History & Legacy of the OAA’ a discussion and celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Ogunquit Art Association on Thursday, September 20 at 6 PM.

Barn Gallery closes for the season at 5 PM on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2018

FMI: 207-646-8400 or