Recent work in varied media by Carolyn Brown, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. Through July 31. FMI: 785-5656.


“All Around Maine,” work by Rainy Brooks, Beyond the Sea Gallery-Café, 74 Main St. Through Aug. 3.

Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 2, downtown Belfast. Includes live performances on the streets. FMI:

“A Child’s Day in Cohousing,” images from various Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage events plus photos by 7-year-old Pia McKim-Gibson, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through July 31.

“Clothed Nudes,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (plus 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; variable Sundays and Mondays, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Through Aug. 11.

“Collectibles and Accumulations,” mixed media work by Aidan Sofia Earle, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Through Aug. 13.

Guest artists Simon van der Ven and Susan Metzger plus gallery partners, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through July 31. Opening Aug. 2: “The Aged and Unknown,” works by R. Keith Rendall.

“Depth of Field,” new oil paintings by Adele Drake, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and during art walks, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575.

Kaleidoscope series by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Camden National Bank, Main Street.

Moving sculptures by Arthur Ganson (through July 29); and mostly new work by the LINC and Waterville Social Clubs (through Sept. 23), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Ganson talk 7 p.m. July 28; $7, free for students.

“Please, Be Seated!” 2011 Eco-Motion street sculptures, installed throughout the city walkways and in three downtown parks. Auction in early September; visit

Recent photographs of China by Neal Parent plus new work by gallery artists, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

“Recycling Abstract,” recent paintings by Eric Leppanen, Amore Restaurant and Lounge, 95 Searsport Ave./Route 1. FMI: 691-6769 or Through Aug. 31.

“Split Complement,” paintings by Kris Engman and Jerri Finch, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, gardens and studios at 33 Battery Road. FMI: 338-1060. Through July 31.

Summer work by Susan Tobey White, Sheep Jones and Julie Cyr, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St.

“Tidal Rocks/Canyon Walls,” oil pigment stick drawings by Carol Sloane, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Betts Gallery in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through July 31.

“Words from the Land,” nature photographs by Johan Selmer-Larsen with text, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through July 31. “Painting Maine by the Roadside,” paintings by Dianne Horton and Sandy Dolan, in August.

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.


“Kevin Beers: One Artist’s Island” and “Tom Curry & Andrea Peters: Two Colorists,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-6849. Through Aug. 2.

“Picket Fence. Lighthouse,” paintings by Lynne Seitzer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Joy To The Wind Gallery, 34 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-7025. Through July 31.

Watercolors by Jean Swan Gordon, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-6252. Through Aug. 3.


New work by the Pemaquid Group of Artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Pemaquid Art Gallery at Pemaquid Lighthouse Park, Bristol Road. FMI: 677-2752. Through Oct. 10.

Variety of fine art media by 29 artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Saltwater Artists Gallery, Route 130 across from the Bradley Inn, Pemaquid Point. FMI: 677-2490. Through Oct. 2.


“Letters,” art quilts by Frayed Edges, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue and Main Street. Through July 31.

“Light, Shadow & Substance,” photographs by Allison Smith and sculpture by Warren Seelig and Harvey Peterson, Ten High Street, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, 10 High St./Route 1. FMI: 236-2770. Through Aug. 7.

“Summertime Blues” featured group show plus work by emerging and established Maine and New England artists, open daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing; also accessible through Maine Gathering, Bay View Street. FMI: 470-7027.


“Painting Maine II,” professional group show, Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St. FMI: 563-7568. Through Aug. 7.

Paintings by Polly Steadman, Savory Maine, Water Street. Through July 31.

Works in various media by Franciska Needham plus gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Franciska Needham Gallery, 32 Water St. FMI: 563-1227. Through Sept. 30.


“Art in the Big Tent,” second annual show of work by 20 local artists, noon to 5 p.m. July 31, Hahn Community Center in the village. FMI: Pam Cabanas, 832-6633. Part of Friendship Day weekend.


Recent watercolors and drawings by Jack Silverio, parish hall of United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173. FMI: 763-4526. Through mid-August.


“Changing Times, Changing Tides,” ceramic clocks by Silvia Carrier, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street. Through July 30. Herb Parsons’ “Rocks, Water, Sky — Parallels” opens with 5 p.m. reception Aug. 2.


“Carol Sebold: A Life Retrospective,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; or by appointment, Saturday Cove Gallery, Route 1. FMI: 338-3654. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception July 30; through Aug. 30.


“Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House” (through Oct. 30) in the Wyeth Center; “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places” (through Oct. 9) in Morehouse Wing; “Four in Maine: Drawings” (through Sept. 11) in Crosman Gallery; “Jason Larkin — Past Perfect,” Arnold Newman Prize winner exhibition, in Craig Gallery (through Nov. 27); “Andrew Wyeth: Watercolors and Temperas” in Hadlock Gallery; and “Alex Katz: Early Work” in the Library Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (to 8 p.m. Wednesdays), Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12, $17 with Olson House; $10/$15 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents; free for all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October. Olson House in Cushing: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours on the hour. Museum Store open daily. FMI: 596-6457.

“Bird Watching,” work by Maine craft artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through Aug. 4.

“Entering,” recent tree paintings by Mimo Gordon Riley, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. Through July 30. FMI: 596-0800.

Folk art icons of patron saints by Kitty Smith, Gallery Café of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St. Through Aug. 6.

Four in the Foyer plus work by 15 other members, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. First Fridays); and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through July 31.

“High Summer,” group show by the Lively Ladies, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

July exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. FMI: 594-2020. Through July 29.

Kozo fiber masks and Celebration Books by Diane Green Hebert, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays; by chance/appointment, Rougette Gallery, 340 Main St./second floor. FMI: 596-7979. Through July 29.

Mid Summer Exhibition, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Aug. 3.

Monoprints by Anne Wooster Metcalfe in Sanctuary Art Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. FMI: 594-8656. Through July 30.

New artist works plus guest artist Michael Bazhaf, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St.

New work by Stephen Hodecker (opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception July 29); and “Almost Indigenous,” 20 new townscapes and interiors by David Vickery (through July 31), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and Mondays by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084.

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

“Portals,” new mixed media by Dorothy Simpson Krause, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. Fridays); and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544.

Rockland Art Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Mildred Merrill Park, South Main Street/Route 73, overlooking the harbor. Weekly through Sept. 15.

“Robert LaHotan, The Early Years Cranberry Island Maine — New York City,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by chance/appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 888-777-1077. Through Aug. 14.

“Rock, Paper, Scanner,” beach images by photographer Josie Iselin, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main St. Through Aug. 18. Also “Fruits of the Sea: Watercolors by Jean Kigel” in the store through July 31; in August, new paintings by Sally Loughridge.

Solo show of abstract paintings by Helen Corning, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Jean B. Chalmers Gallery of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. FMI: 691-0322. Through Aug. 11. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. July 29.

“Summer on the Midcoast,” work by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane and Diane Maddocks, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 6 North Main St. FMI: 542-5540. Through Aug. 20.


Art in the Park, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, park adjacent to Fresh Off The Farm, Route 1. Times vary with vendors, who also vary. FMI: 236-3260.

“Art to Collect Now,” preview of annual benefit art auction, 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. Cost: $5; free members. FMI: Through July 30. Auction July 31 at Point Lookout, Northport.

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.

“Maine Sunsets,” mixed media collages by Linda Franklin, Country Inn, Route 1. Through Aug. 31.

Master Edition images by photographer Peter Ralston, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Ralston Gallery, 25 Main St. in the village. FMI: 230-7225. Through July 30.

“New Work by Faculty,” furniture, sculpture, painting and drawing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, Messler Gallery of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Sept. 9.

“We are the Camera” featuring iPhone images by Dan Burkholder, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays plus 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Maine Media Gallery on first floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. in the village. FMI: 236-8581. July 29 through Aug. 25. Reception: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1.


“Artists of St. George,” ninth annual show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment, Odd Fellows Hall, Watts Avenue, Tenants Harbor. FMI: 372-6501. Through July 31.

“Barbara Ernst Prey: Open Spaces,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Through Aug. 21.

Björn Runquist: annual open studio show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29 through 31, Ocean View Grange, Port Clyde Road/Route 131. FMI: 596-7423. Reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 29; artist’s talk 3 p.m. July 31.

“Latitude and Longitude” and “We the People” group shows, 10 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Aug. 21/14. Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. July 28.

“Light as Color, Color as Light,” watercolors by Alice Boynton, Ocean House Gallery at Ocean House Hotel, overlooking the harbor, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-6691. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 29; through Aug. 10.

Oil paintings by James Stephen Zoller, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, across from the Port Clyde General Store in the barn at Seaside Inn. Through Aug. 1.


“The Art of the Boat” juried show; “75 for 75” multi-site exhibition of art and artifacts; “Working the Bay” and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $8; $3 age 7-15; free younger, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 23.


Summer Exhibition of new prints and original egg tempera and watercolor paintings by Gary Akers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the Green Schoolhouse two miles down the St. George peninsula on Route 131. FMI: 859-250-0278. Through Aug. 27.


“American Realism: Works on Paper, 1862-2011,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. Through Aug. 4. FMI: 354-0605.

“The Beauty of Maine,” large oil paintings by Tania Amazeen-Jones, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1.

Colonial antiques, furnishings and fine China-trade porcelain in replica of Federal-era mansion, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays plus holiday weekend Sundays and Mondays (except Labor Day), Montpelier The General Henry Knox Mansion, Route 131 at Route 1. Cost: $7; $6 senior citizens; $4 children, free younger than 5; family discounts available. FMI: 354-8062. Through Oct. 10. Sissy Yates Designs jewelry trunk show:11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2.

“Pieces of Color,” recent work by sculptor Geoffrey Vollers; plus paintings by Marti Reed, Personal Book Shop & Gallery, 78 Main St./Route 1.

Recent oil paintings by Muriel DiGirolamo, Thomaston Café, 154 Main St./Route 1.


“Inland and Island Pieces,” watercolors and acrylics by Linda Stevenson, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common. Through July 31.


Collage and mixed media works of Michael and Nancy Buckley, Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Through Aug. 31. Reception: 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Gallery open during performances and by appointment; call 568-3147.


“Carving a Place in the Fox Islands,” Japanese-style wood carvings and painted details by J. Murray Howe II, plus Civil War tintype portraits and a variety of other exhibits, noon to 5 p.m. daily, Vinalhaven Historical Society, 41 High St. Through Sept. 17.

Midsummer 2011 group show; and large-scale portraits by John Wulp in Windy Way Barn (through July 28), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-9351. Through Aug. 3.


Contemporary fine art and comic strip original art in art gallery plus two floors of antique toys and memorabilia, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, Route 1. Cost: $5, free for art gallery, antique shop and those who cannot walk to second floor. FMI: 832-7398 before 8 p.m. Through Columbus Day.

“Mountain+Water – Field+Forest,” landscapes in watercolors and Chinese inks by Jon Luoma, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 1. Through July 30. FMI: 832-5109.


Open studio of outdoor sculptural work by Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through October, Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (look for painted pickup). FMI: 273-3948.


“Restraint, Release,” small group show of various media, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Downtown Gallery, 2 Old Union Road/Route 220, in the village. Through July 31.


“Fins, Fur and Feathers: A Celebration of all Creatures — Wild and Domesticated” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. FMI: 882-7511. Through Aug. 14.

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