Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Aug 02, 2012
Midcoast artists have juried into “Maine Icons and Special Places,” which opens with a public reception Friday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at River Arts, downtown Damariscotta. Björn Runquist selected the 2- and 3-D works; pictured is "Penobscot Bay Cormorant" by Luise van Keuren of Clark Island. The show runs through Sept. 6.


African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. art walk nights), Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“All That We Have,” new work by Karen MacDonald, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 3; through Sept. 1.

Children, Games, and Twirly Skirts series paintings by Susan Tobey White plus gallery artists’ work in varied media, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (to 8 p.m. Fridays) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 3.

Collaborative art by Clarity, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Opens with First Friday reception Aug. 3.

"David McLaughlin: the Art of Salvage" in Clifford Gallery; “Cannery Photographs: Character of a Place” in Corridor Gallery; Pigeon wheat paste art installation in stairwell; and BCOPE photographs ("100 Hammers," Photo Justice Series), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Aug. 24. Maine canneries talk: 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3, downtown and around. Every Friday through Sept. 7; First Fridays remainder of the year.

“Gallery on the Green,” juried fine art show of the Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5, Heritage Park on the waterfront.

"Greetings From Vacationland: The Postcard View," selections from the museum's Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection with captions researched and written by Liz Fitzsimmons, Barbara Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Aug. 31.

“Listening to the Land,” watercolors, pastels and oil paintings by the Maine Master Joseph A. Fiore (1925 to 2008, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Friday evenings during art walks, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through Aug. 8.

Local artists Ben Hall and Karen Meisenheimer show work during Friday night art walks, Office Co-op, 17 Main St. FMI: 322-8691 or 323-8448.

Paintings by Keith Schneider and Jude Nickerson plus fine art, folk art, sculptures, studio pottery, designer architectural jewelry and found objects, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays (2 to 8 p.m. Friday art walks); Sundays by chance or appointment, Raven's Nest Gallery, 65 Main St.

Paintings by Mike Fletcher plus gallery artists' work, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (to 8 p.m. art walk nights); Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Aug. 26.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (Fridays to 8 p.m.), Parent Gallery, 92 Main St., Belfast. FMI: 338-1553.

"Photos of Tanzania," color and black-and-white photography by Charles R. Hamm, plus art objects and artifacts, Fernald Gallery of University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through Aug. 24.

"Portals," new photographs by Charles Laurier Dufour, Wednesdays through Mondays (t 8 p.m. Fridays), Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Through Aug. 9.

“This Field,” oil paintings by Megan Chase, 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. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 2; through Sept. 23.


“Bits and Pieces: Mixed Media Collage and Assemblage” by Diane Getty, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Aug. 31. Free workshop Aug. 4; call 236-3440 for details.

Black-and-white limited-edition giclée prints by photographer Alison Langley at Nautical Images Gallery, 8 Public Landing.

“Commissions on Canvas,” work by Lyn Donovan, The Bagel Café, 26 Mechanic St. Through Aug. 30.

"Maine Cottage and Architecture: Featuring the Work of Janis Sanders" and gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 4; through Aug. 16.

Open studio/gallery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, Tillman Crane Photography Studio, 22 Pearl St. FMI: 230-0199. Also Sept. 1-2.

“Terra Cognita” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Old Salts Gallery in the Dyer Building, corner of Mechanic and Washington streets. FMI: 706-4037. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 2; through Sept. 3.


"Maine — Process & Place," annual exhibition by John Paul Caponigro, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, Caponigro Arts, 73 Cross Road. Artist's talk 2 p.m. each day. FMI: 354-0578.

Arts in the Barn: oil paintings by Ann Stein-Aaron and wood sculptures by Vic Goldsmith, Cushing Historical Society's Barn on Hathorn Point Road. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 3; continues 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5. FMI: 354-0735.

The Olson House, historic site owned and operated by Farnsworth Art Museum, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Hathorn Point Road. Cost: $10/$17 with Farnsworth admission. Through Oct. 7. Tours on the hour; last begins 4 p.m.

"Two Sisters — Two Cameras," gallery and gifts by Phyllis Fales and Karen Jones, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, 10 River Road. FMI: 542-5061.


Recent paintings by Chris Polson (last three years), 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays or by appointment (763-4271), Twin Brooks Stretchers, 59 Calderwood Lane/Route 173, just outside Lincolnville Center. Through Sept. 14.


"An Island of Light," paintings by Paul Niemiec, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Island Inn. FMI: 594-8131. Through Oct. 7. Lupine Gallery show; inn is adjacent to ferry landing.


"Anything Goes," work by the Lively Ladies, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. Through late autumn.

Butterfly and moth paintings by Nina Holland, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays (call 596-7979 for other hours), Rougette Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 3; through Aug. 31.

"Edges," paintings by David Sears, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through Aug. 24. Also oil and soft pastel paintings by Sally Loughridge in the store (through Aug. 31).

Featured member artists in the front room plus work by 15 others, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and First Fridays); 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 3.

"Harold Garde: All the Walls" solo show, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 3; through Sept. 14.

"Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven" in Morehouse Wing (through Aug. 21); "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan" in Wyeth Center, corner of Grace and Union streets (through Dec. 30); "The Homestead Project — a Residence Reimagined," an exhibition of architectural designs of principals of 10 architectural firms, in Crosman Gallery (through Sept. 23); "Andrew Wyeth: Summers in Port Clyde – Watercolors from the 1930s and early 1940s" in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through Nov. 4); "Louise Nevelson" in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); "Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection" in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing); and "Alex Katz" in Craig Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (to 8 p.m. Wednesdays), Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents/free for all 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays plus First Fridays through October. FMI: 596-6457. Curator-led gallery talk on Wyeth Center show: 1 p.m. Aug. 3; call 596-0949.

Natural world theme show of work in various media by Diane Green Hebert, Shelley Johnson and Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St. Through the summer.

Phoebe Bly 2012, annual exhibition of oil paintings, plus gallery artists' work, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 3; through Aug. 29.

"reMarks,” paintings by Barbara Brady, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 332-4014 or (888) 777-1077. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 3; through Sept. 2.

"Rhapsody in Hue," recent paintings by Irma Cerese, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through Sept. 23. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3.

"Scott Kelley: Whale," portraits of whales and children of lost whalers; ex-votos by Anne-Emmanuelle Marpeau; and work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment on Sunday and Monday, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through Aug. 26.

"Stories of the Land and Its People," collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and public schools in Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville and Islesboro, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists, corner of Elm and Grace streets. Through Aug. 12.

Three solo shows: Dennis Pinette, Jeff Epstein and K. Min, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays 1 to 4 p.m., Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Aug. 11. Open 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays.

"Through the Eyes of America," street-level solo exhibition by America Martin, plus gallery artists, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 3; through Sept. 12.

“Visions of Solace,” acrylic paintings by Maureen Egan, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Good Tern Coop and Café, 750 Main St. FMI: 594-8822. Through Aug. 9.


Art in the Park: rotating roster of artists and artisans Saturdays and Sundays in small park adjacent to Fresh Off the Farm, Route 1.

Cat portraits by Lincolnville artist Lauralee Clayton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter, 146 Camden St./Route 1.

"De Paris: Poissons, Coquillages et Portraits Nus,” work by Jean Luc Seigneur, Wallwork, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 67 Pascal Ave. FMI: (617) 990-6304. Through Aug. 4.

New Work by Faculty," 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Sept. 14.

Three shows: "Counterpoint III," paintings by Anne Neely and sculpture by Tom Chapin; "Here From There," photography by Samantha Appleton; and "Intercept," works on paper by Ken Greenleaf, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Admission by donation; free for members. Open with 4 to 6 p.m. reception Aug. 3; through Sept. 22.


“Artists of St George, Maine,” 10th annual show of paintings, photography and sculpture, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and by appointment weekdays, IOOF Hall, downtown corner of Watts Avenue and School Street, Tenants Harbor. FMI: 372-8966 or 372-6369. Through Aug. 5. This year’s show honors late founder Don McClain.

“Barbara Ernst Prey: America’s Artist, Forty Years of Painting,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street/Route 131 in the village. Through Aug. 31. FMI: 372-8087. Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2.

Björn Runquist's annual open-studio show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 through 5, Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 596-7423. Reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3.

Floor cloths by Amanda Peet plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Port Clyde Art Gallery, across from the Port Clyde General Store in the barn at Seaside Inn. Through Aug. 20. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4.

Greg Mort's "The Spirit of Maine" and Jon Mort's "Constellations" annual open studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, Fieldstone Castle, 129 Marshall Point Road, Port Clyde.

"You can't get there, (2004), from here (2012), but you can get here, (2012), from there, (2004)" and "Fowl Play" group shows, 10 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Oct. 8/Aug. 5. Opening Aug. 8: “Lost & Found: Mackenzie & Cook.”


"A Searsmont Garden" group show, Searsmont Town Library in the Community Center, intersection of routes 131 and 173. FMI: 342-5549. Through Aug. 31.


"Summer Folk: The Tourists of Penobscot Bay," "The Art of the Sea Battle," "Sea Lives," sculptural art by Sonja Weber Gilkey (Aug. 3-31) and collections of historic boats, photography, marine art and artifacts, ship models and 19th century furnishings and architecture, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $8; $3 age 7-15; free younger, members, active-duty military families and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 21. Also "Midcoast Maine: Tourism and Summer Folk Then and Now," created by the multimedia class of Searsport District High School with help from PMM, Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St. Free admission.


"By The Sea," egg temperas, watercolors and giclée prints by Gary Akers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, The Green Schoolhouse, restored one-room Finnish school two miles down the St. George peninsula on Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Through Aug. 24.


Contemporary Realism: "Jesús Emmanuel Villarreal: Mirrors"; and "Four Figurative Artists: Lea Colie Wight, Ellen Cooper, Renee Foulks and Ryan Brown," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-0605. Aug. 3 through 28. Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3.

New work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St./Route 1. Through Aug. 18.

Our Thomaston Gallery: “Working Life of the Georges: Chronicles of a River Community — Past and Present” at Black Falcon Gallery, 47 Main St./Route 1. Opens with 5 to 9 p.m. reception Aug. 3; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5. Benefits Georges River Land Trust.

Photos by Eve Marie Hupper, Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Artist reception: 6 p.m. Aug. 6.

Paul Caponigro: 20 original silver prints, Thomaston Café, 154 Main St./Route 1.


"People" group show, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common. Through Sept. 1.


"Late Summer 2012,” work by Andrew Anderson-Bell, Esther Garcia Eder, Luke Eder and David Peterson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, Main Street. FMI: 863-9351. Also island artists’ portraits by Esther Garcia Eder and Luke Eder; and mixed-media installation by Elaine Austin Crossman in The Windy Way Barn. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 4; through Aug. 29.


Summer group show of work by Maine artists, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road, off Depot Street close to Route 1. Through Aug. 20. Open most days; call 832-4062 or 701-7477.


Rustic sculptures by Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (quarter mile from Route 1; look for the patriotic pickup). FMI: 273-3948. Through October. Open studio: Aug. 4.


Linda Gallion: pastels and lithographs, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Sept. 4.

"Landscape Languages,” work by Mary Boothby, Barbara Vanderbilt and Cynthia White, plus gallery work, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and by appointment, Downtown Gallery, Mason’s Corner Building in the village. FMI: 845-2225. Through Aug. 12.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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