Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Aug 09, 2018
Tony van Hasselt AWS taught a weeklong (July 30 to Aug. 3) watercolor plein air class out of United Farmer’s Market of Maine of Belfast. The Maine’s Historic Belfast session is part of this summer’s offerings by the Rockland-based Coastal Maine Workshops.

BELFAST

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

Belfast Art Market: juried market of artists and artisans, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, front lawn of Waterfall Arts, 256 Main St. Rain or shine (some booths move inside in inclement weather); concurrent with Belfast Farmers’ Market. Through August.

Belfast Fine Craft Show, Maine Crafts Guild’s inaugural local show of juried handmade fine craft, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12, United Farmer’s Market of Maine, 18 Spring St., Belfast. Cost: $3; free younger than 18. FMI and exhibitors: mainecraftsguild.com.

“Celeste Roberge: Thinking While Walking Under the Sea” in Clifford Gallery and “Sarah Vosmus: Hover” in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; select Saturdays; during events; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Sept. 14.

Contemporary art by 15 artists in a variety of media, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Local Color Gallery, 135 High St. FMI: 218-1249.

“Not Far From Home: From the Sketchbooks of Rita Swidrowski,” ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Sept. 4.

Grand re-opening show: work by 61 Maine artisans, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Harbor Artisans, 69 Main St. Through Dec. 29. FMI: 338-2088.

“Gray Scale,” themed group show, The Belfast Framer & Betts Gallery, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Aug. 11.

New work by Jerri Finch plus Vintage Jerri Finch prints and cards; and sculpture in several media by Jay Hoagland, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 7 p.m. Fridays), The Finch Gallery, 16 Main St. FMI: 338-1060.

Photography by Neal Parent and oils by Joanne Parent plus work by Marvin Jacobs, Niky Peak and Dan Bennett, 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.

“sun comes up,” framed drawings and installation of large-scale paper forms by Andrea Sulzer, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Aug. 12. “I Wish I,” recent oils and watercolors by Megan Chase, opens Aug. 14; 6 to 8 p.m. reception.

“Summer Stable Show,” work by gallery artists; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Aug. 31. Open during Fourth Friday Art Walks.

CAMDEN

“Camden Classics Plein Air,” recent work by well-known marine artists, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. "DeWaard & McPhillips," paintings by Ken DeWaard and Jonathan McPhillips, opens Aug. 13.

"Eating In, Mysteries & The Whale," paintings by Angela Anderson, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through August.

Recent paintings by Bob Richardson, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through Aug. 31.

FREEDOM

Exhibition of work by member artists, Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St., in the village. FMI: freedommakersstudio@gmail.com.

LINCOLNVILLE

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.

MONHEGAN

“Joan Harlow: Island Life,” Lupine Gallery’s annual summer exhibit at the Island Inn, adjacent to the wharf. Open daily through Oct. 8. FMI: call Lupine Gallery, 594-8131.

“The Monhegan Museum: Celebrating Fifty Years,” open daily, Monhegan Museum of Art & History in the Monhegan Island Light Station and adjacent keeper’s house. Campus includes Kent/Fitzgerald Home and Studio. FMI: monheganmuseum.org. Through Sept. 30.

NORTHPORT

“David Estey: A Life in Art,” retrospective of the Belfast painter’s work over 68 years, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road. Through Aug. 19; artist’s presentation 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

NORTH HAVEN

Gallery artists Patrick Stone, David Wilson and Eric Hopkins; plus others in rotation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Hopkins Wharf Gallery, 7 Hopkins Wharf. FMI: 867-4444. Through Labor Day.

“Island Photographers: Then and Now,” 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, North Haven Historical Society, 77 Pulpit Harbor Road. FMI: 867-4752. Through August.

North Haven Art Association Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, North Haven Gallery, 26 Main St. FMI: 867-4444. Aug. 10-12; work by Jimmy Walker Aug. 13-19.

ROCKLAND

“Abstraction,” paintings and sculpture from the second half of the 20th century, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Clarke Gallery, 338 Main St. Through Labor Day.

"Angelo Ippolito, Color as Light," 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; by appointment, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Through Sept. 16.

August show featuring work by Janalee Welch, John Wood, Mary Beth Morrison and Nancy Davies Tang; plus 13 other member artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St. FMI: artspacemaine.com.

“Edges,” paintings by Jill Caldwell; and 3D works and repurposed furniture by Bonnie Farmer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; and 7 to 10 p.m. second Wednesdays, Bonnie Farmer Assemblage Art & Gallery, 166 South Main St. Extended through August.

“Fins, Feathers & Fur” juried art show, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5. Through August.

“If Only in a Dream,” photography project by resident artist Karen Olson plus landscapes by Catharine McCann, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9 (in lobby of Thorndike Building). FMI: 200-7915. Through August.

“John Bisbee: American Steel” (through Oct. 14); “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things” (through Oct. 14); “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood” (through Oct. 9); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $8; $6 older than 65/students with ID; free younger than 18, members; free for all during First Friday Art Walks (through November). FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays.

“Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14) in Morehouse Wing and Nevelson galleries; Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold” (through Dec. 30) in Rothschild Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection” in Hadlock Gallery (through Oct. 21); “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland” (through Feb. 17) in Wyeth Study Center; “On a Mountain in Maine” in Library Gallery (through Oct. 7); “Stories of the Land and Its People” (through Sept. 9) in the Crosman Gallery; and “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism” (through Oct. 28) in the Wyeth Center, 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. FMI: 596-6457. 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. Also The Wyeth Experience tours: 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through September; $50/$35 members; limited to 12. Taliesin Thomas lecture on Ai Weiwei: Global Artist, Borderless Humanist, Contemporary Emperor 2 p.m. Aug. 16 ($15, $12 members).

“Nuance of Color,” annual solo show of new paintings by Irma Cerese, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through Sept. 15.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

“Rachel Lee Zheng: #ffffff,” site-specific sculptural installation of transparent filament, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Through Aug. 25.

Solo shows: Cig Harvey (“A Measure of Air”), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through August.

Solo shows: Kayla Mohammadi, Barbara and Jill Madden, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Aug. 11. Opening with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 15: solo shows by Todd Watts and Susan Williams; and three-person show by Katherine Bradford, Alan Bray and Sam Cady.

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 Salon, 2018,” art and graphic design by Orlando Johnson and more, Black Hole Gallery, 403 Main St. Also open during First Friday Art Walks.

“Teapots: Real and Imagined,” eight-person themed show, plus fine craft, CRAFT Gallery, brick courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through August; live music in courtyard during First Friday Art Walks. Trunk show by jewelry designer and maker Christine Peters: noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 9.

"Three Photographers: Richard Barnett, Andrew Crane and Tillman Crane," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive (entrance). FMI: 596-0800. Through Aug. 31.

“Turning Away from the Sun,” group show of varied media featuring watercolors by Abe Goodale, 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. 28.

"Two Muses,” painting/poetry pairings by The Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St.

“Wild Grace,” photographs by Gail Karlsson; and “Gifts from the Atlantic,” paper collage paintings by Adele H. Rahte, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Gallery 440, 440 Main St. FMI: 670-8499.

Work by gallery roster including new work from Joanne Willams, Avis Turner, John Bisbee and Michael Waterman, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Open late for First Friday Art Walks.

ROCKPORT

Aldermere Farm Art Show & Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12, Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave. Annual showcase of original paintings and prints that capture the beauty of Maine’s coast, Aldermere Farm and its world-renowned Belted Galloway cattle. FMI: 236-2739. Benefits Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s agricultural programs in Rockport.

Maine-made artwork and craft in pop-up market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Down East Magazine office, 680 Commercial St./Route 1. Through Aug. 17. Also noon to 8 p.m. Food Truck Fridays outside (cash bar opens 4 p.m., live entertainment starts 6 p.m.).

Michael Good retrospective of jewelry and sculpture; varied media work by other members of the family; pen and ink works by Ana Pearson and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623. Annual Summer Celebration: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17.

“New Work by Faculty,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 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. 12.

“A Sense of Wonder,” fine art photography by Jim Nickelson, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. Through Aug. 19. Opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Artist talk and gathering: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

ST. GEORGE

“Barbara Ernst Prey: Earth, Sea, Sky (South)” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and by appointment, Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Through Sept. 4. “Here and There: Coastal Maine to the Shores of Cuba” opens upstairs Aug. 15.

Björn Runquist: Annual Open Studio Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Aug. 10 through 12, Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 596-7423. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

"Framed, Frames & Unframed" in New Wing; and "Anything Goes II" evolving group show of art and more in Main Gallery, 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. Through Oct. 8; reception 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10.

“Line of Sight,” photography of Phil McMahon; and forged metal works by Noah Bly of Ridge Forge, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Aug. 11 through 15, Granite Gallery, 68 Main St./Route 131. FMI: 372-8863. Opening reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10.

“MidCoast Images: People, Places and Things,” paintings by Pamela Grumbach, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5 Cold Storage Road, Port Clyde. Through Aug. 20.

Veterans art show: work by Debe Loughlin, Wimberley Burton, Allen Foley, Jim Decker and Angie Blevins, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Aug. 24.

SEARSMONT

Local Color Gallery artists’ work, Searsmont Town Library, 47 Main St./Route 131. For hours, call 342-5549. Through Sept. 8.

SEARSPORT

“Kosti Comes Home,” “Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas” 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 8-15; free younger than 8, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-0334 or 548-2529. Through Oct. 21.

SOUTH THOMASTON

“3 Generations Of Akers: A Family Of Art,” work by egg tempera artist Gary Akers, oil artist Lynn Rita, watercolor artist Ashley Akers and young tempera artist Acelyn Grey, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, The Green Schoolhouse Studio, 414 St. George Road/Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Through Sept. 15.

STOCKTON SPRINGS

"Mobility: Art with a Mission," benefit show of paintings by William Landmesser, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays (best to call ahead), Narrows Art Gallery, 34 Meadow Road (off Route 1). FMI: 567-4302. Portion of sales go to Free Wheelchair Mission.

THOMASTON

“BOOM! Artillery in the American Revolution” Society of the Cincinnati exhibition; Knox Collections Room, Thomaston Room and 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, 30 High St. at the Route 131 turn to St. George. FMI: 354-8062. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members.

VINALHAVEN

“Late Summer,” work in varied media by Peter Bodnar III, François Deschamps and Alison Hildreth in main gallery; and installation of work by Kitty Wales in Windy Way Barn, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Through Aug. 29.

“Swedes, Norwegians and Finns Work and Settle on Vinalhaven 1850-1940,” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Vinalhaven Historical Society, 41 High St. FMI: 863-4410. Related events all season.

WALDOBORO

“André E. Benoit Constructs,” new work from salvaged materials, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St., Waldoboro. Call 832-7897. ArtWalk Waldoboro reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

ArtWalk Waldoboro, 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11, coordinated gallery openings and other special events in Waldoboro village (look for red balloon). Second Saturdays through October.

Jean Kigel: “Eastern Views,” 20th annual exhibition of recent Asian brush painting, watercolors and oils, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 through 12, The Brick House Gallery, 176 Winslow Mills Road. FMI: 975-3262. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

Local artworks and artifacts, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220. Through Labor Day; open to 6 p.m. during ArtWalk Waldoboro.

New miniature prints and paintings by Wolfgang Busse, Polly McGrory and guest artists, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship Road/Route 220. FMI: 790-1427. ArtWalk Waldoboro reception and art magazine giveaway: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

“TA DA!” solo show of sculptures, drawings and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. in the village. Opens with ArtWalk Waldoboro reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

WASHINGTON

“Summer’s End” group show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Corner Gallery, Mason’s Corner Building in the village. Aug. 10 through Sept. 2.

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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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