Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Aug 23, 2012
Gary Akers’ "Morning Sail" has been accepted into the American Watercolor Society's 2012 exhibition in New York City; Akers is a signature member of the AWS. His annual exhibition, where “Morning Sail” prints are available, runs through Friday, Aug. 24 at the Green Schoolhouse on Route 131, South Thomaston.


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. Through Sept. 1.

"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. Talk by installation artist Amy Stacey Curtis: 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Open to 7 p.m. Aug. 24, some tools and artifacts on sale from McLaughlin show.

Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24, downtown and around. Every Friday through Sept. 7; First Fridays remainder of the year.

"From the Ground Up," photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, Wednesdays through Mondays (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Through Sept. 6.

"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.

“Kaleidoscopes” by local photographer Paula Cannon, Camden National Bank, Main Street. Through Aug. 31.

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

Multiples Series paintings by Jeanne Dawson 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. Through Sept. 18.

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.

“Our Sacred Earth: The Gaia Series,” mixed media by Jean Ann Pollard, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Friday evenings during art walks, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 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.

"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.

“Sculptural Weaving” by Gerry Monaghan 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), Raven's Nest Gallery, 65 Main St.

“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. Through Sept. 23.

“To Know the Flight of Butterflies is Not Enough,” collaborative art by Clarity, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532.


“Bits and Pieces: Mixed Media Collage and Assemblage” by Diane Getty, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Aug. 31.

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.

"Island Girls,” work by Aline Ordman, Brita Holmquist and Monique Lazard; and gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. Through Aug. 29.

“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. Through Sept. 3.


Arts in the Barn: “Two Sisters, Two Cameras,” photography by Phyllis Fales and Karen Jones, Cushing Historical Society's Barn on Hathorn Point Road. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 24; continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26.

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.


Open Studio, noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26, Pam Cabanas Studio and Gallery, 372 Waldoboro Road/Route 220. FMI: 832-6633.


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. 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.

"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. Through Sept. 14.

“Illumination: Handcrafted Lighting Sculpture” by Joe Hemes plus fine craft in all media, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. in the courtyard. FMI: 594-0167. Through Sept. 16.

"Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven" in Morehouse Wing (through Oct. 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.

John W. McCoy retrospective; Colin Page solo exhibition; "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.

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. 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. Through Sept. 2. Informal artist’s talk: 3 p.m. Aug. 26.

"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.

Solo shows: Sam Cady, Nancy Wissemann-Widrig, David Dewey and John Silverio, 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 Sept 15.

"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. Through Sept. 12.


“Art in the Churchyard,” mixed media show outside/quilts and Guatemalan textiles inside, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Rockville Community Chapel, 87 Old Rockland St., Rockport. Rain or shine. Belfast Bay Fiddlers play 12 to 1 p.m.

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

“Bruce Westphal … New Boatload," Wallwork, 67 Pascal Ave. FMI: (617) 990-6304. Through Sept. 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.

"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; plus "Then is Now," an installation from the CMCA archives by Jonathan Laurence and Julie O’Roarke (through Sept. 15), 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. Through Sept. 22.

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.

Photography by Peter Ralston plus limited edition Wyeth prints, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. FMI: 230-7225. Also Ralston photo display at Rockport Harbormaster’s Office 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (236-0676).


Artists of St. George Open Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 through 26, seventh annual self-guided tour with 19 along the St. George peninsula. FMI: 372-8966 or 372-6487. Free tour maps at Personal Bookshop, Thomaston; St. George Pottery (Route 131); Art Space Gallery and PDQ Photo, Rockland; in Tenants Harbor, Cod End, Granite Gardens, Harborside Market and Hedgerow Garden Center; in Port Clyde, Stonefish Antiques and  Port Clyde Gallery. Other Midcoast locations include the Samoset Resort.

“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. FMI: 372-8087. Through Aug. 31.

“Echoes,” joint exhibition by Spruce Head artists Katharine A. Cartwright, NWS and Marylin Quint-Rose to benefit the Jackson Memorial Library Building Fund at Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Martinsville. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. artists reception Aug. 24; continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26.

Watercolors by Charlene “Sea” Vanderslice (50 percent benefit for Marine Environmental Research Institute) 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 Sept. 10. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25.

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


"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 (through Aug. 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. Free open house and Summer Folk Game Day: Aug. 25.


"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.

"EXHIBITION 2012, A Gathering of Marine Masters in Miniature," 13th annual juried exhibition, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Art of the Sea, Route 73 at the Keag (reversing falls). FMI: 594-9396. Through Labor Day.

Workshop Gallery exhibition of work by Christine Henehan, Peter Spectre and Dick Kelly, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 4 Patten Point Road, Spruce Head (on the corner across from the Community Hall). FMI: 594-2457. Through Aug. 25.


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. Through Aug. 28.

Photos by Eve Marie Hupper, Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

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

Recent paintings by Janice Anthony, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St./Route 1. Through Sept. 23.


"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. Through Aug. 29.


Artist of the Month: Midcoast Printmakers Inc., original handmade prints by board members and instructors, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. Call 832-4487. Through Aug. 31.

“Steel & Stone” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109.

Summer group show of work by Maine artists, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road, off Depot Street (off Route 1). 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.


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

"Three Way Lens,” work by Priscilla Cross, Carol Sloane and Ieva Tatarsky, plus other gallery partners’ 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 Sept. 9.

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

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