WINTERPORT — A pop-up art show of DiTa Ondek’s acrylics is at 363 Gallery, 363 Stream Road, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, from noon to 6 p.m. The artist’s reception is Saturday, Sept. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. Vaccinated folks are welcome, otherwise please wear a mask; CDC guidelines will be followed.

A silent online auction of selected work runs through Sept. 25. To bid, buy or just view 18 pieces of art and two commissioned pieces (pet portrait or vintage vehicle), visit The commissioned pieces will be ready before the holiday season begins. Donations are also welcomed for Free Pete’s Fund, which helps an immigration detainee pay for his release. He is an American citizen and has been held for almost six months of confinement in deplorable conditions.

Ondek resides in Winterport. She has worked with watercolors for 15 years and other media (Polaroid transfers and digital photography) with past gallery shows in Texas, Connecticut, Maine, New York and Florida. Currently, she is painting with acrylics and exhibiting at the Kefauver Studio and Gallery in Damariscotta.

“El Aguacate (The Avocado)” by DiTa Ondek.

Her work evolves with fearless broad strokes and bright colors from drawings, plein air sketches or photographs to develop a style of her own: images – moments frozen fresh and bright. She is inspired by Yayoi Kusama, Rothco and John Singer Sargent. Ondek believes that art should be accessible to all.

Ondek is also a poet and has been published in 12 chapbooks including “how a panther must hold a raven,” “reach up and trap a handful of sky” and “A Goldfinch’s Winter.” Her poetic aesthetic is whimsical yet controlled. She enjoys writing in traditional forms as well as in free verse. Her poetry chapbook “East Meɘts West” made its debut at the Granite Gallery in 2018, marrying a series of abstract Japanese/Americanized ekphrastic work, where the title of each painting is the first line of a poem.

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