African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. art walk nights), Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“The Barrens,” blueberry harvest photography by David Stess and Kris Larson, Fernald Art Gallery of the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through Dec. 31.

“Gifts Galore” holiday artisans market, noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St.

“Handmade,” third annual art and craft show and sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays; Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment, Clifford Gallery of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Dec. 31. United Way of Eastern Maine’s Waldo County Health Awareness Project photo show opening with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Dec. 14 in Corridor gallery.

“Holiday Extravaganza 2012,” visual, musical, literary and culinary art, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (to 7 p.m. Fridays); Mondays by chance (closing 3 p.m. Dec. 24), Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001.

“Holiday Gala,” group show of diverse media, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Dec. 31.

“Maine Farms Through a Painter's Eye: the Land, the Animals, the Produce,” oil paintings by Elizabeth Fraser, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays (closed Dec. 29), Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through Jan. 2.

"Memories — Now and Then," work Shelagh Richard Knox, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Dec. 31.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St., Belfast. FMI: 338-1553.

Paintings by Susan Tobey White, Sheep Jones and Julie Cyr, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990.

“Pythias Sacred Geometry Tarot” paintings by Katenia Keller, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; or by appointment, Square the Circle Gallery at the Masonic Temple, 137 High St. (second floor). FMI: 382-6040.

“The Road I’m On …” paintings by Jude Nickerson, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; other times by chance or appointment Raven’s Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 505-2659 or 691-3710. Through Dec. 31.

“Sedna’s Gaze,” oil paintings on aluminum by Lisa Lebofsky and new sculpture from the collection of Judith Varney Burch, Northern Lights Gallery, 33 Main St. FMI: 338-3088.

"Small Works" group show, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery at Chase's Daily, 96 Main St. Through Jan. 20.

“Small Works 2012,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448.

"Textures, Textures, Everywhere," felt and mixed media works by Sandi Cirillo, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Dec. 31.


Annual show of new work, Marianne W. Smith Gallery at Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main St./Route 1. Through the fall.

“Body As Light: A New Order,” new collaborative work by Clarity (Robert and Su.Sane Hake), Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Dec. 31.

Holiday Art Show, seven local artists show and sell at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St./Route 52. Opens with 5 to 9 p.m. gala Dec. 14; continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15.


Seasonal and liturgical quilted banners by Barbara Bentley, Elizabeth O’Haverty and Julie Turkevic, Sunday mornings and afternoons or by appointment, Community Building adjacent to United Christian Church, Searsmont Road/Route 173, Lincolnville Center. FMI: 763-4526. Dec. 16 through 30.


Annual “Nine By Nine” show by the Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

Arts in Rockland Silent Auction, noon to 4 p.m. daily, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 332-4014. Through Dec. 14. See

“Heritage,” work by local artists E. Kendra Denny and Petrea Noyes, 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. FMI: 596-0701.

Holiday Art Soiree, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14, Asymmetrick Arts, David Scriven Crowley Gallery and the 407 Studios, both floors of building that comprises 405, 407 and 409 Main St. FMI: 594-2020. Family-oriented evening of art, art activities, refreshments and more.

“Holiday Exhibit” by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; occasional Sundays; by appointment, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700.

“Holiday Exhibition,” 31st annual group show, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Dec. 22.

“The Human Experience,” scanned artwork by Michael Buckley, Pinnacle Creative Team gallery, 475 Main St. FMI: 596-7977. Through Jan. 4.

Nancy Benner: Bird Series, mixed media avian portraits, In Good Company, Main Street.

Natural world theme show of work in various media by Diane Green Hebert, Shelley Johnson and Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Nature-inspired art by five artists in four media, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays plus 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Maine’s Seabirds Visitor Center, 9 Water St. Through Dec. 31.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St.

“Share the Wonder,” annual holiday miniature train and Wyeth memorabilia show, upper level of Wyeth Center (through Dec. 30); "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven" in Morehouse Wing (through Dec. 30); "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan" in Wyeth Center, corner of Grace and Union streets (through Dec. 30); “Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through spring); "Louise Nevelson" in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); "Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection" in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing); and "Recent Acquisitions" in Craig Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays 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. FMI: 596-6457. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

“Soul Food for the Holidays,” Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. Call 594-7745 for hours. Through Dec. 24.

Watercolors by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane, Diana Maddocks and Jane Barrie, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 39 Union St. FMI: 593-7955.

Work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. Through Dec. 23. FMI: 594-4544.

Works under $250 in the front room plus work in varied media by 19 artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through end of the year.


Paintings by Craig Mooney, Cellardoor Winery at the Villa, intersection of routes 1 and 90. Through Dec. 30. FMI: 236-2654.

Photography by Peter Ralston plus limited edition Wyeth prints, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. FMI: 230-7225. Also Ralston photo display at Rockport Harbormaster’s Office 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (236-0676).

“Setting the Table: Six Designer Tableaux with Maine Artists and Artisans,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Jan. 8.


Holiday group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14, 15 and 20 through 22 plus noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 16, Gallery 37, 37 Main St./Route 1. All art 10 percent off; table of jams, jellies and pickles to benefit Fuel Fund.

“Keeping Warm,” quilts and historic winter clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys, sports equipment and photos, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, Route 1. FMI: 548-2529 or 548-0334. Opens with day-long party Dec. 15; through Feb. 27. Also open Dec. 27-28 and Feb. 21-22.


Photography by Neil M. Shively, downstairs at Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1.


"John Silverio: Living Geometry," paintings and drawings, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 948-9239. Through Jan. 11.


“Holiday Show 2012,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and by chance or appointment, New Era Gallery, Main Street. FMI: 863-9351. Through Dec. 21.


“Holiday Masterpieces,” seasonal paintings and prints by Anne Heywood, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. FMI: 832-4487. Through Dec. 28.


"Toons and Other Art Forms" by Hank Aho, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Jan. 9.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or