Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Dec 21, 2017
Photo by: Neal Parent Photographer Neal Parent offers his annual learn-how-to-use-that-new-camera Beginning Digital Workshop Sunday afternoons, Jan. 14, 21 and 28, at Belfast’s downtown Parent Gallery. For information, call 338-1553 or email neal@nealparent.com.


African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“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.

“Handmade,” annual juried artisan and maker show, in the Clifford Gallery; and “Shelter,” collaborative print show from Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner and the Waterfall Arts Print Studio, in the Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Dec. 23.

“In the INTERVAL between Snowflakes,” multi-media work by Bruce McAfee Towl in collaboration with farmers Barbara and Jason Kafka, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Jan. 5.

Food Series paintings by Susan Tobey White, Vinolio, 74 Main St.

“Little Gems,” small oils by Joanne Parent plus work in varied media by Neal Parent, Nicole Peak, Marvin Jacobs and Dan Bennett, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

“Paper, Ink, and Bamboo Spoon,” block prints by Leslie Moore, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Jan. 19.

Penobscot Marine Museum photo exhibits: “The Allure of the Lighthouse: The Postcard View” and “A Way of Life: The Fishing Families of Stonington,” 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. FMI: 338-8049. Through Jan. 19.

“Rising,” installation of woven sculptural works by Sarah Hewitt, 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 Dec. 31.


“Change of Scenery” season finale show featuring Susan Graeber, Kathleen Robbins, Charles Fenner Ball and Stefan Pastuhov, open daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027.

"CUBA — Locked in Time," Norbert Leser’s photographs from his book of the same name, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through Dec. 31.

“Tree of Life: The Wooded Way,” annual Clarity show, in Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Dec. 31. Artists on hand for mini reception 1 p.m. Dec. 27.


Opening Exhibition of work by member artists, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; by chance/appointment, Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St., in the village. FMI: freedommakersstudio@gmail.com.


Pop-Up Holiday Sale of ceramic art at van der Ven Studios, 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 21, 257 Main St. (routes 52/173), Lincolnville Center. FMI: 975-3456.

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.


Matt Hayes art show, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street.


All-members show of winter theme, gift-giving works by 19 member artists and artisans, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through Dec. 23.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; chance or appointment Sundays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223.

Diverse work by gallery artists, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; chance or appointment Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800.

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. Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.

“Marguerite Zorach — An Art-Filled Life” Morehouse wing’s Micah, Sam and Tim galleries (through Jan. 7); “Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero” in Crosman Gallery and “Jamie Wyeth: the Kennedy Studies” in library hallway (through April 1); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings” in Hadlock Gallery (through March 4); “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room” in Wyeth Study Center Gallery (through March 20); “Share the Wonder” seasonal display and “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Watercolors, 1938-2008” (through Dec. 31) in Wyeth Center; “Women” as subjects in Rothschild Gallery (through Feb. 11); “On a Mountain in Maine” in Library Gallery (through Oct. 7); and “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 4), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, 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. FMI: 596-6457. “On a Mountain” gallery tour: 2 p.m. Dec. 27.

“Materiality: The Matter of Matter,” thematic 12-artist multi-gallery exhibition (through Feb. 11); “Screen: Heather Lyon – Milk, Roll, Wrap” (through Feb. 13); 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. FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. Sunday Salon: 3 p.m. Feb. 4.

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.

"Perspectives, A Lively Ladies Winter Show,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St.

Photographs by Carla Skinder and wood reliefs by Tom Hardy, 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.

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

Quilted wall hangings by Emily Horne Jeffries, 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 Jan. 5.

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.

“What’s Behind It?”, new paintings by Brigitte Gautschi; work by gallery artists; gift items, Tuesdays through Saturdays, The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm St. FMI: gautschicenter.com.

Winter show featuring work by printmaker Kathleen Buchanan; painters Claudia Diller and Hélène Farrar; and fiber artist Anne Walker plus 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.


“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.

Jewelry, pottery, wood, handbags, baskets, sculpture, accessories, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. 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.


“Provenance,” holiday season show of work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 in the ‘Weskeag Village. FMI: 691-0392.


Art Wall Artist: Paula Apro, iconic Maine photography on canvas, Pope Memorial Humane Society the shelter, 25 Buttermilk Lane. Through Jan. 31.


Whitefield Pottery: handcrafted tableware by Libbey Seigars, Badger Café and Pub, 286 Common Road. Through Dec. 31.


“Holiday Show 2017,” small works by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (and whenever the ART flag flies), New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-9351. Through Dec. 23.


Anne Heywood: Holiday paintings and stories, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-4484. Through Dec. 28. Also Chris Augusta’s Santa paintings and cards.

Paintings by Polly McGrory and Wolfgang Busse, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; chance or appointment, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship St./Route 220 in the village. FMI: 790-1427.


Abstract paintings by Mac Economy, Saint George River Café, 310 Main St. in the village.


Pastel drawings by Karin Sargent, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Jan. 2.

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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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