Courthouse Gallery Fine Art of Ellsworth is participating in the 15th annual Art Palm Beach International Art Fair, held Friday through Monday, Jan. 20 through 23 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard.

This is the second year Courthouse Gallery will showcase contemporary Maine painters and sculptors at the art fair; it is, again, the only gallery from Maine to participate. The Courthouse booth will showcase four Maine artists whose work spans several styles and media including sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and painting — Jane Dahmen, Charlie Hewitt, George Wardlaw and Alison Hildreth, who works on Vinalhaven. Also showing at Art Palm Beach will be seven other Maine artists including Harold Garde of Belfast, Colin Page of Hope and Alison Rector of Monroe.

In addition, Courthouse Gallery will install three monumental sculptures from Wardlaw’s Exodus I and II series. A lecture about Wardlaw’s work by art historian, theologian and author Ori Z. Soltes will coincide with the release of “George Wardlaw: Crossing Borders,” the first comprehensive account of Wardlaw’s 60-year career. The Maine-published hardcover book includes more than 180 full-color plates and illustrations, as well as critical essays by Soltes, J. Richard Gruber and Suzette McAvoy of Belfast.

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