Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Aug 31, 2017
Jackson’s Janice Anthony is showing all around the state this summer, including Boothbay Harbor’s Gleason Fine Art. There will be an opening reception for “Janice Anthony: At One With Nature” Friday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the downtown gallery. For more information, call 633-6849. Pictured is “Damariscotta River.”


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

“Address,” group show curated by Female Background, 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. FMI: 338-0555. Through Oct. 1.

“The Art of Climate Science,” photography and artwork illustrating research activities of students, faculty and staff of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. FMI: 338-8049. Through Sept. 29.

“Belfast during World War I,” artwork by Percy Sanborn and Hartwell Woodcock, exhibits depicting Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, the 1864 “Belfast Civil War Soldiers Quilt” and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St. FMI: 338-9229. Through Labor Day; then Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 7.

“Comfort Zone,” paintings by Kathleen Mack and Carol Sloane, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also Beaver Street entrance). FMI: 338-6465. Through Sept. 2.

“Interiors” in the Clifford Gallery; and “An Eclectic Mix,” work from The Art Department, in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Sept. 15.

“Land and Sea,” 2017 summer stable show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (to 8 p.m. during art walks), Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Sept. 15.

New oil paintings by Jerri Finch, also prints, posters and cards; and sculpture by Jay Hoagland, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 8 p.m. fourth Fridays through August, The Finch Gallery, 16 Main St. (behind iconic Consumers Fuel Company building). FMI: 338-1060. Through mid-September.

Paintings and tarot decks by Katenia Keller and silk-screened clothing and home textiles by Krista Odom, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Alpha Libra Studio & Showroom, 137 High St. (second floor of former Masonic Temple). Through August.

Paintings by Joanne Parent, black and white photography by Neal Parent; and work is varied media by Nicole Peak, Dan Bennett and Marvin Jacobs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Paintings by Susan Tobey White, Vinolio, 74 Main St.


Douglas Smith: works on paper, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Opens with 4 p.m. reception Sept. 1; through Sept. 30.

“New Work for the New Year,” fine art by nearly 50 emerging and established Maine and New England artists plus furniture and sculpture, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027.


New paintings by Chris Polson, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Twin Brooks Stretchers, 59 Calderwood Lane. Through Sept. 8.

Work in various media by Maine artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or by appointment, Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, 2522 Atlantic Highway/Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. FMI: 789-5000.


“Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island,” open daily, Monhegan Museum of Art & History, located in the historic Monhegan Island Light Station, 1 Lighthouse Hill. Also works by James Fitzgerald in the Rockwell Kent/James Fitzgerald Historic Artists’ Home and Studio, Tuesdays and Saturdays and by appointment. FMI: 596-7003. Through Sept. 30.

“Stan Moeller: from Montmartre to Monhegan,” Lupine Gallery’s annual summer exhibit at the Island Inn, adjacent to the wharf. FMI: 594-8131. Through Oct. 8.


“The Beauty of the Maine Coast,” local images by photography workshop students (and instructor Paula Apro), The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9, in the Thorndike building. FMI: 200-7915. Through Sept. 30. Sales (all $150 or less) benefit the nonprofit’s art programs and prison art project. First Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1.

“Conversations On A Process, Continued,” intimate landscape paintings and collages by Erika Manning, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St. Through Labor Day.

Eric Hopkins: new and career-spanning work, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Eric Hopkins Gallery, 120 Tillson Ave./building C at Journey’s End Marina. Also open by chance or appointment; call 975-4785 or 867-4477. Through September.

Featured artist Simon van der Ven, award-winning ceramic art; new paintings by Sally Ladd Cole; and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; chance or appointment Sundays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Through August.

Fine craft woodworking, sculpture and paintings by local artists Michaela Crie Stone, Erika Manning, Peter Davis and Annie Bailey, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, NoRo Gallery, corner of Brewster and Cedar streets (entrance, parking on Cedar). Through August.

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1, downtown galleries and venues. First Fridays through November. FMI: artsinrockland.org (AIR). 

"I Cover the Waterfront," six-person show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception, live music by Steve Lindsay, Sept. 1; through Sept. 30.

“I Painted … I Paint,” paintings from 1959 and 1960; and 2015 to 2017 by George Wardlow, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; or appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Through Sept. 16.

“Life, Stilled,” recent and early oil paintings by Megan Rogers, Rock City Coffee Roasters, 252 Main St. FMI: 594-5688. Opens with 4 to 6 p.m. reception Sept. 1.

“Linden Frederick: Night Stories” (through Nov. 5); “John Walker: From Seal Point” (through Oct. 29); “William Wegman: Reel to Real” (through Oct. 22); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $6; $5 in group (20-plus); free younger than 12, members and for all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October. FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. Gallery tours 11 a.m. weekdays; Yoga Flow 5:30 p.m. Thursdays (courtyard or in galleries, donation) through August.

“Maine Plein Air Painters,” new paintings by Monique Lazard, Tom Curry and Björn Runquist, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Sept. 1; through Oct. 15. Also “Nature As Color,” solo exhibition of 55 new paintings by Irma Cerese, through Sept. 10.

“Marguerite Zorach — An Art-Filled Life” Morehouse wing’s Micah, Sam and Tim galleries (through Jan. 7); “Andrew Wyeth at 100”: Maine Drawings” in Hadlock Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn” in the Wyeth Study Center Gallery (through Sept. 9); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Watercolors, 1938-2008” (through Dec. 31) and “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse” (through Oct. 29) in Wyeth Center; “Celebrating Maine” in Rothschild Gallery and “American Treasures from the Farnsworth” in James Gallery (through Oct. 29); “Women” as subjects in Rothschild Gallery, as artists in Library Gallery (through Jan. 21); “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery; and “Stories of the Land and Its People” (through Sept. 10) in Crosman Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $15; $13 senior citizens; $10 students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and Rockland residents; free to all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through September. Also tours 11 a.m., 12 and 1 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays at the Farnsworth Homestead on Elm Street (limited to six); and tours on the hour noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at the Olson House in Cushing. FMI: 596-6457. Zorach gallery tour: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27. David Rockwell, nephew of Andrew Wyeth, at Olson House 4 p.m. Thursdays through August. The Wyeth Experience tours: 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays through September; $50/$35 members; limited to 12.

Midcoast artists Gordon Bok, Lois Anne and Julie Cyr, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk reception Sept. 1.

Opening exhibit of work by local artists in a variety of media, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily or by appointment, Gallery 440, 440 Main St.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

“Picturing Paradise,” cuadros (fabric pictures) by the women of Peru’s Compacto Humano and Manos Ancashinas, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Café Gallery of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St., Rockland. FMI: 594-8822. Through Sept. 30.

Solo exhibitions by Shawn Fields and Elizabeth Fox, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Open with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Sept. 1. Opening with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Sept. 8: solo exhibition by Vito Desalvo.

Solo shows by Lois Dodd, Bayard Hollins, Janice Kasper and Lise Becu, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. Through Sept. 16.

Stained glass and wood sculpture, furniture and miniatures by Geoffrey Vollers; and paintings by Marti Reed, Geoffrey Vollers Studio, 112 South Main St./Route 73. Open by chance or appointment; call 691-4025.

“Studies of Sail and Sea,” large oils and related studies by Chuck Paine, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Sept. 14.

Summer show of paintings by gallery artists and turned wood by Richard Dunham; and work and craft is varied media, 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 gallery and Island Institute store, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through Oct. 29. Open to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October. Reception with talks by Swan's Island president Bill Laurita, Dunham and painter Thom Buescher: 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1.

“Todd McKie and David Hornung” plus work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Sept. 1; through Sept. 26.

“Touch of Gold,” new work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. courtyard reception with live music Sept. 1; through Oct. 5.

“What’s Behind It?”, new paintings by Brigitte Gautschi, The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm St. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. art walk reception Sept. 1. FMI: gautschicenter.com.

Work by Roger Barry, Janalee Welch, Joan Wright and Melissa Post van der Burg in front room; and by 15 more member artists throughout, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Sept. 1.


“The Door Between,” group show of book arts and historic process photography, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Oct. 6.

“8457 Knots and Counting,” new fiber work by Gil Coyle, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. Through Sept. 30. FMI: 236-9623.

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” traveling historical photography exhibit from Penobscot Marine Museum, hallway beside the café at Pen Bay Medical Center, Route 1, Glen Cove.

“The Door Between” featuring photographs by Valerie Carrigan, Tillman Crane, Susan Davens, Brenton Hamilton, Jeannie Hutchins, Sal Taylor Kydd, Nancy Loeber, Jim Nickelson, Jason Philbrook, Anneli Skaar, Richard Reitz Smith, Alan Vlach and Deanna Whitman, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Oct. 6.

“New Work by Faculty,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, intersection of Mill Street and Route 90. FMI: 594-5955. Through Sept. 13.


“Barbara Ernst Prey: Inflection Points, 40 Years Painting Maine”; and “MASS MoCA: Studies from a Museum Commission,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Extended through Sept. 17.

"The Bigger Picture," art with a story; second phase of "14 Miles to the Horizon," showcase of fine art, antiques and collectibles; and metal works in the sculpture garden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996.

Paintings by Jill Langdon and photographs by Dave Langdon, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Sept. 22.

“10X10,” third annual invitational, plus work by gallery artists; and paintings by the late Robert Hamilton, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5 Cold Storage Road (end of Route 131), in the red barn across from general store. Through Sept. 15.


Fine art by David Estey, Wayne Hamilton, Michael Nahme, Mary Brann, Francis Hamabe and more plus Lee's Dolls corner of collectibles, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by appointment, Nahme Fine Art Gallery, 5 West Main St./Route 1. FMI: 548-2858. Discounts of 10 to 50 percent on some items through August.

“Gone Fishing!” season of exhibits including “The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries” and much more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main St./Route 1. Multi-building downtown campus; admissions at Main Street Gallery and Visitors Center, 2 Church St. Cost: $15; $12 older than 64/students older than 17 (with student ID); $10 age 7-15; free younger than 8, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-0334 or 548-2529. Through Oct. 15.


“Summertide,” works by fine artists and craftsmen, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 in the Weskeag village.

"Wonders Of The Sea," 20 new watercolor and egg tempera paintings by Gary Akers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the Green Schoolhouse Studio, 414 St. George Road/Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Through Sept. 17.


“Harvey Peterson’s Whimsical Folk Art Figures & Maine Monoprints”; “The Magical & Mystical Paintings of Seth Haverkamp”; and “Homage to the Art of the Sea,” work by four marine masters, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. FMI: (615) 430-8147. Through Sept. 9.

“Women in the Military” exhibition; new Knox Collections Room, Thomaston Room and interactive War Room; and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Knox Museum’s Montpelier, the big white house at the Route 131 turn to St. George. FMI: 354-8062. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members; $4 age 5-13, free younger; free for those with military ID; $8 groups of 10 or more (call 354-0885 to arrange). Last tour departs half hour before closing.


Gallery artists’ “home” themed show, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Holiday weekend hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 2; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3; and 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 4. Thereafter, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 20.


“From Our Sea,” Philippe Guillerm’s collection of inks on paper, and sculptures, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; weekends by appointment, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085.

Local artworks and artifacts, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220. Through August. Open to 4:30 p.m. during ArtWalk Waldoboro.

Oil paintings and pastels by Sandra C. Hilt, Medomak Arts, in the village at 13 Friendship St./Route 220. Open by appointment and during events. FMI: 832-4774. Through Sept. 6.

Three new artists: paintings by Martha Baum and Katherine Gray; and painted wood constructions by Andre Benoit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220.


Studio JBONE: sculptures by Jay Sawyer in pine grove with small pond, lawn and paths, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (.25 mile from Route 1). Suggested donation: $10. FMI: 273-3948.


“REUNION: A Reunion of Artists and Friends,” work by nine former Downtown Gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Corner Gallery at Mason’s Corner, in the village. FMI: 254-5344. Through Sept. 1.

Watercolors by Rachel Feero Oakes, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Sept. 5.

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Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional for more than 30 years; and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

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