BelfastArts Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, downtown art venues and on the streets.

“Belfast Fine Craft Show,” Phoenix Gallery, 154 High St. FMI: Through Dec. 31.

“Faces of Literacy: Voices of Courage,” Literacy Volunteers of Maine’s traveling photography and text exhibition, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. FMI: 338-8000. Through Dec. 17.

Holiday Art Show and Sale featuring work by Katenia Keller and Joan Proudman, Bay Wrap, 102 Main St. Through Dec. 31. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3.

Holiday Extravaganza, fourth annual group show of small works, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through 3 p.m. Dec. 24. Live jazz and chocolate tasting: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3.

Holiday Gala Exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Dec. 31. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3.

Holiday Show by gallery artists, Tuesdays through Saturdays, First Light Gallery, corner of High and Main streets. FMI: 338-3626. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 3.

Holiday show featuring pastel paintings and prints by Kathleen Perelka, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 3; through Jan. 10.

“Late Bloomer,” acrylics by Anne Atkinson, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. Opens with 7 to 9 p.m. reception and wine tasting Dec. 3; through Dec. 31.

“Main Street: Selections from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection,” Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Dec. 31.

“Prints, Paper-cuttings, Paintings and Photographs: works by Kris Johnsen, Dylan Metrano, Lauren Montanaro Norster, and Robin Mackenzie,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross St. FMI: 338-5225. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 3; through Dec. 30.

Small works group show, Perimeter Gallery of Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 2; through mid-January.

Studio Show and Sale, Daniel Anselmi’s downtown studio, 75 Main St. Opens 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3; also 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5; and 10 through 12.

“2010 Retrospective,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, Mondays through Thursdays, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. Opens with 5:30 p.m. reception Dec. 3; call 338-6448 for hours.

Work by dozens of Maine artists plus Aina Moja Shop of African art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Working Art Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 338-4820.


Paintings by Colin Page in Visitor Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter Island Road, Boothbay. FMI: 633-4333. Through Dec. 19.

Woodcuts and etchings of R. Keith Rendall, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-6252. Through Dec. 31. Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4.


“The Coming of Fairies,” annual exhibition by Clarity, Jean Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Dec. 31. Reception: 6 p.m. Dec. 9; music and presentation 7 p.m.

“Giving Thanks” benefit show and silent auction, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing (also day entrance through Maine Gathering, 8 Bay View St.). FMI: 470-7027. Through Dec. 5 (silent auction through Dec. 20). Benefits United Mid-Coast Charities.


Art at the Grill: paintings by Pamela Creamer and Maria C. Boord, Damariscotta Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. Through Dec. 13.

Frank Federico — work in pastel, watercolor and oil, The Bakery, 85 Parking Lot Lane. FMI: 563-2867. Through Jan. 31.


“Alex Katz: New Work” (through Jan. 2) in Morehouse Wing; “Four in Maine: Site Specific” in- and outside (through Dec. 31); “Louise Nevelson” (through Dec. 31) in James Gallery (Morehouse Wing); “Rug Hooking in Maine and Beyond” in Crosman Gallery (through Dec. 31); Andrew Wyeth Exhibition in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (ongoing); “Arnold Newman” (through Jan. 16) at Level 2; “Emily Schiffer — Cheyenne River” in Craig Gallery (through Jan. 16); and “Share the Wonder” exhibition with model train set installation, holiday art and artifacts and designer trees in the Wyeth Center, Union Street (through Jan. 2), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents; free to all 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. FMI: 596-6457.

Arts In Rockland (AIR) First Friday art walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, downtown galleries and related venues.

“Drawing Show,” large invitational group show, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 3; through Dec. 23, returning Jan. 6-31.

Holiday open house featuring Celebration Books by Diane Hebert, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Rougette Gallery, 340 Main St., second floor. Call 596-7979 for other open times.

Holiday show and sale by Anne McMath and Kathy Lane, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 6 North Main St. FMI: 542-5540. Dec. 3 through 31.

“Monhegan Perspectives III” group show, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, the Island Institute’s art gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through Jan. 23.

New work by Maine contemporary craft artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 through 5, CRAFT gallery, 12 Elm St. in the courtyard. FMI: 594-0167.

“Nine by Nine,” annual Lively Ladies and Shevis group show, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 594-5250. Through Jan. 11.

Paintings by ChenSun Campbell and work in various media by Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

“Unique and Affordable” original paintings, prints, jewelry, photography, ceramics and mixed media priced under $100, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays (to 6 p.m. Fridays), Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. FMI: 594-8784. Through Dec. 24.

URock Student Art Show, University College at Rockland, 91 Camden St./Route 1, fourth floor. Opens with 5:30 p.m. reception Dec. 3; through Dec. 31.


“Amazing Maine” images by Carol Latta, The Country Inn, Route 1. Through Jan. 31. Reception: 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5.

Cat portraits by Lincolnville artist Lauralee Clayton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter, 146 Camden St./Route 1.

“Contemporary Maine Wood Sculpture,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Dec. 3; through Feb. 4.

“Highlights from the Photography Collection of Tim Whelan,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Maine Media Gallery & Store with Tim Whelan Photographic Books, 18 Central St. FMI: 763-4192. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception Dec. 7.

“Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, 2000–2009,”, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. FMI: 236-2875. Suggested donation $5. Through Dec. 5. Off The Wall end-of-season celebration: 5 p.m. Dec. 5.


Yuletide exhibit featuring amaryllis paintings and seasonal pastels by Cynthia Hyde and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, The Drawing Room, 864 River/Route 131. Through Dec. 19.


Photography by Neil M. Shively, lower-level art wall of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-2453. Through mid-December.


Holiday Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Through Dec. 18.


Members’ Holiday Show and Retrospective, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Jan. 31. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4.


Holiday Show and Sale, 15th annual gathering of gallery artists and invited guests, 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, Downtown Gallery, intersection of Route 220 and Old Union Road in the village. FMI: 542-6492.

“Washington: Then and Now,” photography show, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Feb. 28.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to