Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Oct 05, 2017
Photo by: Neal Parent Neal Parent will offer another digital beginners workshop at his Parent Gallery in downtown Belfast, meeting the first three Sunday afternoons in November. The popular class promises a fun learning experience. For details, call 338-1553 or email neal@nealparent.com.


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.

"Americans Who Tell The Truth" indigenous people’s portraits by Robert Shetterly, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Oct. 31. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Also Maine Postmark Poetry Contest finalist poems.

“Arrival: Works by Maine Immigrant & Refugee Artists” in the Clifford Gallery; “#Uprooted: Some Sense of Home,” community installation by Susan Smith, in the Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Nov. 17. Also Orson Horchler’s “Mainer” portraits on exterior of building.

“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. Fridays and Saturdays, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St. FMI: 338-9229. Through Oct. 7.

“Best Betts,” selected works for collectors and gift giving, 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 Dec. 24.

“CSA II (Community Supporting Arts),” work by 13 Maine artists who have been partnered with Community Supported Agriculture farms throughout the 2017 growing season, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Nov. 10.

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.


Dave and Jill Langdon: photography and paintings, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Oct. 31. Artists reception: 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

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.


End of season open studio & sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8, Pam Cabanas Studio and Gallery, 372 Waldoboro Road/Route 220. FMI: 832-6633​.


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.


“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.


“Abstractions," work by Victor Goldsmith, Cecily Kahn and Lorna Ritz, 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 live jazz reception 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Artists talk: 1 p.m. Oct. 8.

“Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero” in Crosman Gallery and “Jamie Wyeth: the Kennedy Studies” in library hallway (open Oct. 6); “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 March 4); “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); and “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 18), 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. 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, through Oct. 8. FMI: 596-6457.

Constance Kiermaier: Mixed media constructions, boxes, paintings and more, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Sundays, installed in five locations at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive. FMI: 594-2745. Through Oct. 31.

“Eric Green: Heroes and Mirrors”; plus diverse work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 6; through October.

“Erik Lundin: Art of a Quiet Soul,” Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Oct. 15. Call 594-8656 for weekly gallery hours.

Film photography by Eve Hupper, 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 Oct. 31. Artist reception 5 p.m. Oct. 21.

Final show and sale of work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 6; through Oct. 28 (closed Tuesdays as of Oct. 14).

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6, downtown galleries and venues. First Fridays through November. FMI: artsinrockland.org (AIR).

“From Behind the Wall: Expressions from Prison,” work from Maine State Prison art program, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9, in the Thorndike building. FMI: 200-7915. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 6; continues through the month, open during classes and by appointment. Warden Randal Liberty and artist/teacher Dan Daly will attend reception.

“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.

“The Loom as Canvas,” new wall tapestries by Morris David Dorenfeld; and 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 Oct. 6. Also open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15 for Maine Craft Weekend.

“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. Through Oct. 15.

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.

Opening season 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.

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.

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.

“What’s Behind It?”, new paintings by Brigitte Gautschi, The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm St. FMI: gautschicenter.com.

Work by Black Mountain College artist John Urbain, noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays; or chance/appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 6; through Oct. 28.

Work by Hannah Nelsbach, Laurie Lofman Bellmore and Melissa Post van der Burg in front room; and by 15 more member artists throughout, 11 a.m. to 4 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 Oct. 6.


“Contemporary Wood Lighting,” 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 Jan. 3.

“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 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. Fridays through Sundays (plus Monday holidays) or by appointment, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Oct. 9.


Paintings by Carol Sloane, show and sale of older work, Searsmont Town Library, 47 Main St./Route 131. Call 342-5549. Through Nov. 2. FMI: 342-5549.


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.

“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.


“Women in the Military” exhibition; new Knox Collections Room, Thomaston Room and interactive War Room; and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. Through Oct. 7.


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 early October; open during ArtWalk Waldoboro.

Portrait Show, portraits by landscape and abstract artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Oct. 7.

“The Sad Bad Mad Blue Summer of 2017 with Little Lord Fauntleroy and Crew,” seasonal group show at Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road (turn off Depot Street at Quarry Hill Preserve). Open most times, but call ahead at 701-7477. Through Oct. 31.

“What’s Up There,” Jean Kigel’s Attic Window series; plus sculptures by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; weekends by appointment, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085. Also hurricane relief benefit via works by gallery artists. Through Oct. 14.


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. CHK


Abstract paintings by Matt Demers, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Nov. 30.

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Dagney C. Ernest
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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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