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OMAA welcomes new director of institutional advancement

Bryan Matluk

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) is pleased to announce that Bryan Matluk will join as its new director of institutional advancement, the first director in such a capacity.

“One can sense his energy and enthusiasm for the arts,” says executive director Amanda Lahikainen. “We are thrilled to have him on the team.”

With long term projects underway for capital improvements, new exhibitions and increased staff support, Matluk joins OMAA at an exciting point in its history. Matluk will oversee membership, marketing and all development activities at the museum.

Matluk previously served as director of development at The Ecology School, overseeing all of their fundraising programs and the recently completed a $14 million River Bend Farm project to construct Maine’s two greenest buildings. No stranger to the area, Matluk also worked as executive director of the York County Community College Foundation in Wells and was instrumental in raising funds for their newest building. Matluk, a graduate of the University of Maine and DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., is also an accomplished ballet instructor who continues to teach privately.

“I first visited the museum while working on my honors thesis in college which dealt with the development of American modernism in the arts,” Matluk says. “A significant portion had to do with painter Edward Hopper, who used to paint in Ogunquit and who has been shown at the museum. I was immediately struck by both the view and the richness of the collection which showcases Maine so well. After speaking with executive director Amanda Lahikainen and members of the board, I was struck by their knowledge, vision and dedication to bringing great works of art to Southern Maine. I am excited to reconnect with my first love, the arts, and very much look forward to meeting the many supporters of the Museum.”

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is open May 1 through Oct. 31. For more information, go to OgunquitMuseum.org.

See The Barn Gallery Digital Exhibition: ‘OAA Expressions Late Summer 2021’

Once artists are juried into the Ogunquit Art Association (OAA), they may show whatever they like within their categories of painting, graphics, photography or sculpture.

The organization’s original 1928 mission statement offered lifelong memberships and the opportunity “to display that which is, in his or her own judgment, his or her finest work, free from the usual vagaries of popular opinion and fashions of taste.”

This mission statement gives the artists a chance to mount shows of breathtaking variety and vitality, as evidenced by the work represented in the “OAA Expressions Late Summer 2021” art exhibition, where you can see some of the artwork being produced by the present-day Ogunquit Art Colony.

Enjoy a virtual preview of select images from the “OAA Expressions Late Summer 2021” exhibition online, or visit Barn Gallery, located at Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 11. For more information, call 207-646-8400, email oacbarngallery@gmail.com, or go to www.barngallery.org.

Barn Gallery reception on Sept. 11

The reception for the Barn Gallery’s Late Summer Exhibitions was on Sept. 11.

Barn Gallery’s Late Summer Exhibitions will run through Oct. 11. Over 75 artists of the Ogunquit Art Association, including six new members, show paintings, graphics, photographs and sculpture in the galleries.

Find virtual versions of our recent shows and other information at barngallery.org. Click on “OAA/Artists” at barngallery.org and follow the links to our artist members’ websites.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Barn Gallery is located at the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. For further information, call 207-646-8400 or visit barngallery.org.

‘OAA Expressions’ at the Barn Gallery

More than 75 artists of the Ogunquit Art Association, including six new members, will show paintings, graphics, photographs and sculpture at the Barn Gallery through Oct. 11.

“OAA Expressions” will hang in the Main and Lower Galleries. The Lower Gallery will also feature small memorial exhibitions for Esilda Corbin Evans, Patience Haley and Sumner Winebaum. The expanded Collectors Gallery continues to fill the North Gallery. Invited New England Sculptors are again showing work in the outdoor Sculpture Court.

Receptions for the current shows will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

Find virtual versions of recent shows and other information at www.barngallery.org.

Barn Gallery is at Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. For more information, call 207-646-8400, email oacbarngallery@gmail.com, or go to www.barngallery.org.

Barn Gallery’s Late Summer Exhibitions

Barn Gallery’s Late Summer Exhibitions run from Aug. 4 through Oct. 11. More than 75 artists of the Ogunquit Art Association, including six new members, show paintings, graphics, photographs and sculpture in bright and airy galleries. A reception was held on Aug. 14, and a second reception will take place on Sept. 11.

“OAA Expressions” is in the Main and Lower Galleries. The Lower Gallery will also feature small memorial exhibitions for Esilda Corbin Evans, Patience Haley and Sumner Winebaum. The expanded Collectors Gallery continues to fill the North Gallery. Invited New England Sculptors are again showing work in the outdoor Sculpture Court.

The gallery is expanding its offerings with additional receptions and workshops.

The Ethel Hills: Bands of Color in Watercolor & Collage workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. Check the website or call the Gallery for more information.

Find virtual versions of recent shows and other information at barngallery.org. Click on “OAA/Artists” at barngallery.org and follow the links to the artist members’ websites.

Barn Gallery is at Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 207-646-8400, email oacbarngallery@gmail.com, or go to www.barngallery.org.

Barn Gallery workshops are back

Jayne Adams

Barn Gallery is offering two workshops in July.

 

Mixed Media Workshop

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21

Jayne Adams: Mixing It Up with Mixed Media

Suggested donation: $50, $5 materials fee.

Explore creative applications of more than one media.

 

Printmaking Workshop

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28

Gayle Fitzpatrick: Printmaking – Process & Exploration

Suggested donation: $50

Gain a basic understanding of the printing process. Explore the printing possibilities of natural and found objects.

 

Barn Gallery is at Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. See www.barngallery.org for updates on upcoming openings and workshops. Call 207-646-8400 or email oacbarngallery@gmail.com for more information.

‘OAA Expressions Early Summer 2021’ at Barn Gallery

The Ogunquit Arts Collaborative and the Ogunquit Art Association (Maine’s Original Artists’ Group) will present the “OAA Expressions Early Summer 2021” art exhibition.

Once artists are juried into the Ogunquit Art Association, they may show whatever they like within their categories of painting, graphics, photography or sculpture. The organization’s original 1928 mission statement offered lifelong memberships and the opportunity “to display that which is, in his or her own judgment, his or her finest work, free from the usual vagaries of popular opinion and fashions of taste.”

This mission statement gives the artists a chance to mount shows of breathtaking variety and vitality, as evidenced in the work represented in the “OAA Expressions Early Summer 2021” show.

Enjoy a virtual preview of select images from the “OAA Expressions Early Summer 2021” exhibition. Barn Gallery is open in Ogunquit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 11.

Barn Gallery expands hours

Barn Gallery expanded its hours to include Mondays and Tuesdays beginning June 14.

Two sets of shows, including “Ogunquit Art Association Expressions” in the Main and Lower Galleries, Collectors Gallery in the Upper Gallery and Invited New England Sculptors in the outdoor Sculpture Court, will be open seven days a week: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The current exhibitions run through July 31. Late summer exhibitions will open Aug. 4.

The gallery showcases work by local artists.

Barn Gallery is at Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. For more information, call 207-646-8400, email oacbarngallery@gmail.com, or go to www.barngallery.org.

Barn Gallery expands its 2021 season

Barn Gallery returns to a full-length season, May 26 through Oct. 11.

Two sets of shows featuring “Ogunquit Art Association Expressions” in the Main and Lower Galleries, Collectors Gallery in the Upper Gallery, Invited New England Sculptors in the outdoor Sculpture Court and expanded activities in July and August.

Exhibitions run from May 26 to July 31. Late summer exhibitions will open Aug. 4.

Check www.barngallery.org throughout the season for updates on upcoming openings and workshops.

The light-filled gallery is spacious and a safe environment with room for social distancing. Hand sanitizer is provided. Masks are required. Barn Gallery will follow all guidelines and updates from Maine CDC and other state agencies.

Barn Gallery is at Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. Barn Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays through July 1. After July 1, the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, until the season closes on Oct. 11. For more information, call 207-646-8400, email oacbarngallery@gmail.com, or go to www.barngallery.org.

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 ogunquitmuseum.org for more information.


EXHIBIT DETAILS 

“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.