Now in its 93rd year of continuous operation, the Pemaquid Art Gallery annually welcomes several thousand people to its Lighthouse Park location, where it has operated for the past 61 years.
The gallery exhibits original artwork by juried members of the Pemaquid Group of Artists, offering a wide array of oil, pastel, watercolor, gouache and acrylic paintings, drawings, small sculpture, pottery and marquetry for viewing and purchase. New works are hung frequently throughout the season, and unframed and matted paintings are also available.
Member artist Barbara Applegate and Cindy Sherman have been announced as co-managers to provide information and a welcoming experience to gallery guests.
Applegate is owner of the well regarded Barbara Applegate Gallery in Bristol Mills and a nationally recognized oil painter. Sherman, a lifetime patron of the gallery, returns in the co-manager position after two years in the same role. Both Applegate and Sherman will administer and supervise the hanging of artwork and maintain sales and commission records. They are also responsible for training and managing a team of gallery sitters who staff the gallery on each day of the week.
The Pemaquid Art Gallery is run and maintained through sales commissions and membership fees, as well as donations by art patrons. Art appreciation and education are an ongoing mission of the Pemaquid Group of artists, which funds financial aid to art programs in area schools, as well as sponsoring a free pass to the Portland Museum of Art through Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. This scholarship fund has been built and maintained through donations of the full sales proceeds from donated artworks by member artists.
The 2021 exhibiting artists include Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, John Butke, Dianne Dolan, Gwendolyn Evans, Peggy Farrell, Sarah Fisher, Claire Hancock, Kay Sawyer Hannah, Kathleen Horst, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, , Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Judy Nixon, Brooke Pacy, Alexandra Perry-Weiss, Paul Sherman, Cindy Spencer, Liliana Thelander, Kimberly Skillin Traina, Candace Vlcek, Barbara Vanderbilt, Bob Vaughan, Carol Wiley, Bev Walker and Sherrie York.
Pemaquid Art Gallery is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Columbus Day. COVID safety precautions will be in place, and masks are encouraged for guests who are not fully vaccinated. For more information, visit www.pemaquidartgallery.com.