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Dowling Walsh May Exhibits

Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of a Moon Curser – Fifteenth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2021, Acrylic, gesso, and oil on canvas, 30″ x 48″

Dowling Walsh invites the public to an opening reception Friday May 7 from 3 to 6.

MUD SEASON: A GROUP EXHIBITION

MUD SEASON is a group exhibition featuring works by Jamie Wyeth, Ann Craven, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Lois Dodd, Daniel Minter, Stephen Pace (1918-2010), Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), and David Driskell (1931-2020)

AARON T STEPHAN: UNTITLED MONUMENTS

Aaron T Stephan, Simple Twist of Fate, 2020, Sand, cement, dye, 60″ x 60″ x 120″

Centre Street Arts welcomes Kat Mead-von Huene

Reef Society, by Kat Mead-von Huene

Centre Street Arts in Bath welcomes May and our new associate artist
Kat Mead-von Huene.

“Maine has been home for 30 years. Shells (often broken), nature, & marine life provide inspiration. My most recent work emerged from my grandmother’s early 20th century photos. By enlarging these very small snapshots, details are revealed which bring her world into the present. Another recent series focused on still life with vintage needlework as a backdrop. The hand sewn designs reveal the amazing skills of women of past generations, besides being fun to look at.”

Joan Losee’s Farms and Landscapes at Local Color Gallery

Skunk Cabbage by Joan Losee, oil on linen, 20×24


Camden artist Joan Losee will be the Guest Artist this May at Local Color Gallery in Belfast. Her work the past two years has been focused on the farms and landscapes of inland Maine. The experience of visiting these locations and putting them into oil paintings has broadened her knowledge of Maine and beauty found in unexpected places. 

Most of Losee’s work is about ordinary subjects but her approach brings out extraordinary emotion and presence showing that they’re not ordinary after all. She has over 40 years of training in watercolor, egg tempera, pastel, and oil. Her belief is you have to master the rules before you can break them. Keeping that in mind she continues to take workshops while constantly striving to increase her proficiency and maintain a freshness in her artistic expression.

Local Color Gallery is located at 135 High Street in Belfast, open Tuesday-Sunday 11-4, for details visit localcolorgallerymaine.com.

‘Meditations on Maine’ at Landing Gallery

One of Lisa Kyle’s “meditations on Maine.”

Landing Gallery is showing “Meditations on Maine,” a solo exhibit by 59 new paintings by Lisa Kyle, from May 1 to 30.

A lifelong artist, Kyle paints in the tradition of the Impressionists, attempting to capture the effects of light in the landscape. Her formal education and training is in architecture, which gives her work a strong, underlying sense of composition. Her love of the natural world and painting brought her to Maine to pursue her passion to be an artist.

Landing Gallery is at 409 Main St. in Rockland. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Closed Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call 207-239-1223, or email Landinggallery@gmail.com.

Hole In The Wall Studioworks 2021 calendar

Hole In The Wall Studioworks in Raymond has three exhibitions planned for 2021.

“Maine Inspired”

Paintings by Dee Burdick, Andrea Peters and Francine Schrock

Show dates: June 19 through Aug. 9

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. June 19

“Seeds of Inspiration”

Paintings by Wendy A. Newcomb and Marguerite Lawler and handprints by Molly Mains and Holly Berry, inspired by Maine farms

Show dates: Aug. 14 to Oct. 4

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14

Group Show

Featuring work by gallery artists

Show dates: Oct. 9 to Nov. 15

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9

All shows are at Hole In The Wall Studioworks, Route 302, Raymond. CDC guidelines will be followed. Call 207-655-4952, or go to www.holeinthewallgallery.net for more information.

Spring arrives at the Eastport Gallery

A film still from Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist Video Series, showing Elizabeth Ostrander.

The Eastport Gallery will open for the season on June 5, but you don’t have to wait until June to visit the virtual Spring Show, open now online featuring over 60 works by 16 member artists.   Visit the online gallery at www.eastportgallery.com.

Eastport Gallery has continued its Artist to Artist Video Series. Recent episodes have featured interviews with Eastport Gallery founding member Elizabeth Ostrander and member artist Diana Young. These informative and inspiring videos are the first in a series produced by past president and member artist Jude Kempe. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgxmDdT-G5njHjS3E8XpPwcGXND9leyL_.

Eastport Gallery is at 109 Water St., Eastport. Call 831-588-7576 for more information.

Kerry Hadley named gallery manager at the Maine Art Gallery

Kerry Hadley

The board of trustees of the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset is pleased to announce that Kerry Hadley has stepped into the position of gallery manager.

Hadley brings to the gallery a depth of strategic and organizational management experience that is well suited to a nonprofit gallery. As manager of the Camden Opera House for 16 years and, prior to that, executive director of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, her goal has always been to enrich and cultivate community while helping to grow the nonprofits with which she has been involved.

“The Maine Art Gallery is a gem of a place. It’s so close to downtown yet located in a beautiful, historic neighborhood,” she says. “I look forward to helping the deeply dedicated and accomplished board bring more awareness of the gallery and its diverse offerings.”

Hadley began her career in New York City and made her way north over the years with her husband, finally making their home in Owls Head. Kerry’s loves include art gallery hopping, reading, gardening, travel, and time spent at her wilderness camp in Moosehead Lake.

Hadley comes to the Maine Art Gallery in time to help launch an exciting new season of exhibits, beginning with the Members Show, which runs from May 15 to June 5. Five more shows fill out a season, which runs through Oct. 17. The gallery is also holding an online auction from May 1 to June 15.

The Maine Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults. The gallery is located at 15 Warren St., Wiscasset. Visit www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org for details.

Saltwater Artists Gallery welcomes new artists

The Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor is excited to welcome three new artists: Valerie Thomas, Sylvia Lockhart and Mark Malinowski.

Their work can be viewed when the Gallery opens on May 28.

Saltwater Artists Gallery is at 3056 Bristol Road (Rt. 130) in New Harbor, a short distance before the Pemaquid Lighthouse. More views of the artwork can be seen at www.saltwaterartists.com.

Art2021 annual juried show at the Harlow

The Harlow presents Art2021, its 26th annual juried show, April 23 through May 29.

Juror Barbara Sullivan selected 81 works of art by 75 artists, out of a total of more than 300 pieces submitted by 108 artists. Sullivan is a painter/sculptor and installation artist living in Maine.

Art2021 Juror Barbara Sullivan.

She works in the age-old medium of fresco, which she learned when she was the head cook at The Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting.

A closing (in-person and virtual) reception will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. May 21, with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m.

The Harlow is at 100 Water St., Hallowell. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, email info@harlowgallery.org, call 207-622-3813, go to https://www.harlowgallery.org, or follow the Harlow @the.harlow and @harlow.craft.shop.

Haley Art Gallery is open for the season

“Sailboat in Cove,” by Barbara D’Antonio.

Haley Art Gallery in Kittery opened for its 2021 season on Earth Day.

Showcased artwork includes work by Stephen Brandon, Barbara D’Antonio, Dean Diggins, Berj Kailian, Alex Pikas and Anthony Montanino.

The group exhibit will be on view through August.

The gallery’s gift shop includes social impact gift items that were handmade by women from around the world. Visitors can purchase items in person or online through the gallery’s Facebook page.

A limited number of visitors are permitted inside the gallery, and masks are required at all times.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Haley Art Gallery is at 178 Haley Road, Kittery. For mored information, call 617-584-2580, email haleygallery@comcast.net, or go to https://haleyartgallery.com.