SEARSPORT — Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2022 exhibit, “Picturing Penobscot Bay,” features around 40 works that share a strong connection to — and/or vision of — Penobscot Bay. The exhibit runs May 27 through Oct. 16, with a reception and artist panel scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2.

“I wanted the art to represent as much of Penobscot Bay as possible: the towns, the islands, the working waterfront,” said guest exhibition curator Carl Little. Views of Belfast, Castine, Searsport, Camden, Rockland, Stonington and other bay towns, along with images of Isle au Haut, North Haven, Islesboro, Great Spruce Head Island and Vinalhaven, present a wide-roving vision of Penobscot Bay.

Featured artists are Nancy Morgan Barnes, M. J. Bronstein, Molly Brown, David Dewey, Gregory Dunham, Sarah Faragher, Anina Porter Fuller, Brita Holmquist, Eric Hopkins, Jill Hoy, Scott Moore, Colin Page, Stefan Pastuhov and Robert Pollien.

Along with contemporary works, “Picturing Penobscot Bay” also includes a selection of historical paintings related to Penobscot Bay from the museum’s collection. Historical artists include Waldo Peirce, Percy Sanborn, Dolly Smith, William Pierce Stubbs, Paul Stubing and George Wasson.

The artist panel on June 2 will be led by Carl Little and joined by artists Jill Hoy, Nancy Morgan-Barnes and Colin Page on the topic of “Penobscot Bay as Muse.” The reception and panel are free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is required. Visit to learn more.