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Member News & Exhibitions


Boothbay Region Art Foundation announces the call for the juried show “Art in Maine.”  This show often features many River Arts’ members and is well done.  Good luck to all who submit work! 



Asian Brush Paintings




One Middle Street, Brunswick, ME

(UU Church, across from the Curtis Library)

May 29 – June 27, 2019

ARTIST TALK SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2019 – 11:00am

RECEPTION:   Wednesday, May 29,  2-4 PM



Review: Barbara Bean Expresses Herself Beautifully Via Botanical Artwork




From Roberta Baumann:

AIR, Arts In Rockland, is pleased to announce it’s third annual “Outstanding Achievement in Art Scholarship” given to a graduating senior at Oceanside High School. The deadline for submission is Monday, May 22, 2017. The $1,000.00 award is given to a senior who demonstrates outstanding talent and commitment to the visual arts through submission of art work and a written statement. The applicant should be continuing their education after graduating from Oceanside. The award will be presented at the 2016 graduation award ceremony and we hope to have many students apply. This is a wonderful opportunity to help further the artistic career of a budding artist. The application is now available from Sue Snow’s office in the school.

Arts In Rockland is a not-for-profit, co-operative organization. The group consists of 25 members, CRAFT Gallery, The Gautschi Center, Art Space, Maine Coastal Islands Gallery (Friend’s of Maine’s Seabird Islands), Jonathan Frost Gallery & Frame Shop, Caldbeck Gallery, The Strand Theatre, Farnsworth Art Museum, CMCA, Harbor Square Gallery, The Fischer Gallery, Island Institute, Archipelago, Project Puffin (National Audubon Society), Playing With Fire, Black Hole, Michael Good Gallery, Landing Gallery, 407 Studios, The Art Loft, The Gray Fox Gallery, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 25 Oak St, Carver Hill Gallery, Asymmetrick Arts. Their mission promotes the arts in Rockland, Maine by promoting the city as Maine’s premier destination for the arts. First Friday Art Walks are held on the first Friday of each month, May through December, with a special holiday Art Walk held on Friday, November 24, 2017, to coincide with Rockland’s ‘Festival of Lights’ celebration.





NOV 4 – DEC 18

Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. in Rockland is pleased to announce the opening of “ESTATE SALE” opening on Friday, November 4 through December 18.  Art, antiques and vintage collectibles are offered at extremely affordable prices, just in time for Holiday gift giving.  Bids are welcome and all reasonable offers will be considered.

You will find a treasure trove collection of more than 300 items.  Including paintings by Siri Beckman, Bruce Busko, Janet Ledoux, Colin Page, Andrea Peters, Maude Olsen, Eugene Quinn, Bjorn Runquist and Jane Ryan.  There is a large collection of new (some signed) and antique Art Books.  Victorian oak furniture including a high chair, two child’s chairs, a cradle and a 54” round dining table with two extensions.  There are many new and antique signed etchings, photographs and posters, cameras, silver and diamond jewelry, kerosene lamps and a large assortment of vintage and antique home accessory items.  For those of the light of heart, a mishmash of whimsical items awaits you.

A wine & cheese opening reception will be held on Friday, November 4th from 5 – 8 pm, during Arts in Rockland’s November art walk.

Hours: Weds – Sat 11– 5, closed on Sun, Mon & Tues. For more information please call 207 239-1223 or visit www.LandingArt.com.


Landing Gallery, 409 Main St in Rockland is pleased to announce the opening of the “2016 SEASON INVITATIONAL”, May 6 – May 21.  New works by Scott Baltz, Andrew Anderson-Bell, Roberta Baumann, Bruce Busko, Daniel Corey, Sarah Faragher, Brian Krebs, Monique Lazard, Paul Noel, Björn Runquist, Marni Sinclair, Robert Stebleton, Liliana Thelander & J.M. Wilde are included in the exhibition.  The Artists’ Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 6th from 5-8 PM during Rockland’s first Friday art walk for 2016




Jean Kigel shows 2 Gyotaku Monoprints during April in the Portland Art Gallery 154 Middle Street | Portland | Maine | 04101
Thursday April 7th  through April (open daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Kigel’s work is part of the group show in the original PAG, the same time and place as the Eric Hopkins opening, which is in the newly expanded part of PAG.


Five New Oils by Jean Kigel:  Included in BLUE MINDED

Show runs April 8 – May 15, 2016


Art and Science come together in a unique show inspired by the best-selling book Blue Mind, by Wallace J. Nichols, The study of why we are drawn to the ocean.

The Walsingham Gallery 47 Merrimac St., Newburyport, MA




Tapestry Workshop: More Tricks of the Trade

Thursday May 5, 6 pm through Sunday May 8, 2016


This three day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from two long standing students of Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei.

Some of the techniques that will be covered are:

Dressing the loom with a continuous warp

Working with a cartoon

How to keep your selvages straight

How to control the warp as you weave

Working with highs and lows

Basic half circle

Transitioning in and out of curves

Sewing slits…and more

Evenings offer the opportunity to share ideas with your fellow weavers, spend more time at the loom if you wish and participation in an optional critique session.

Level and Prerequisites:

Beginning to Advanced – students should have some tapestry weaving experience.


The workshop will take place in Barbara Burns’  large studio located in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine, a small working, fishing village located on the New Meadows River and Casco Bay.   Meals and housing will be provided on site. There will be a meet and greet Thursday evening with dinner and a lecture.


Students will be staying in Barbara’s guest cottage and a rental cottage across the road. Both cottages have working kitchens and heat. (It can get nippy on the water).


Barbara Burns  and Don Burns are a members of The Wednesday Group and studied with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei for 10 and 14 years respectively.

Barbara also studied at West Dean College in Sussex England with Pat Taylor, Haystack Mountain with Marcell Marios and with numerous other teachers.  She has taught private students and workshops in NY and Maine. Barbara has been exhibiting internationally since 1996 and has received awards from as far away as Serbia.

Don Burns

Don has an MFA in Tapestry from University of North Texas. He has taught tapestry technique and design for 12 years both privately and at The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia. Don has exhibited nationally and internationally for 18 years.  Two Museums represent Don ‘s work: Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers, France and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

Workshop fees:

Three days $510

All meals, housing and use of looms, bobbins (if needed) and warp and weft yarns are included.

To register:

 A 50% deposit of $255 is required to hold your place. Balance due March 15th. Contact Barbara Burns at:





 Marcia Brandwein thru Feb 21



Linda Packard is part of a 4-person show

at Three Stones Gallery in West Concord, MA


“Both Sides Now: Inner and Outer Landscapes”, runs from January 20 to March 16, 2016 and opens with a reception on Saturday, Jan 30th 6-9 pm that is free and open to the public.

The show features works by Bryony Bensly, Jeff Carpenter, Timothy Dunnbier, and Linda Packard, and explores landscapes of the real world as well as of memories and dreams. To learn more, please visit our website: http://www.threestonesgallery.com/.



Peter Felsenthal at Boothbay Harbor Public Library


The Boothbay Harbor Public Library is hosting an exhibit of 20 of Peter Felsenthal’s photographs .The photos are in the new upstairs exhibit room. They show very nicely against the pastel colored walls. All in the area are welcome to the exhibit. This is my first solo show and I admit to being very excited about it. The library staff seem to enjoy it also and have picked their own favorites. Subjects include some farming scenes, cheese making and four from a recent trip to Portugal. Please stop by the library and have a look.Even those a few thousand mile away are welcome!! The show ends on December 31st.



Asian brush, Watercolor, Gyotaku


Boothbay Memorial Library

4 Oak St. , Boothbay Harbor, ME

Wed., Nov. 4th through Sat., Nov. 28, 2015
10:oo-4:30 Tues.- Saturday
Wednesday, til 7:00 PM




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Tidemark Gallery

Through November 15, 2015 – Wed. through Sat. 10-5

902 Main St. Waldoboro, ME 04572
207 832-5109




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“The Beauty of Simplicity” opens at CRAFT – Susan Atwater

     CRAFT Gallery opens “The Beauty of Simplicity” on Friday, October 2nd, with a new collection of one-off pottery by Hanako Nakazato. Her work is synonymous with the simplicity of living and functional purpose so often found in non-western cultures where there is no separation from art and everyday life. Nakazato’s simple, functional forms and technique reflect the blending of her heritage in Karatsu, Japan and her home in Union, Maine. 
      Photographs of vintage Japanese Temari balls by Prairie Stuart-Wolff illustrate the concept of a simple subject becoming an object of great beauty. Historically, Temari were made as handball playthings for children. The photographer became enamored of them and photographed them as works of art. 
      CRAFT celebrates American Craft Week, showing a new three-panel triptych and scrolls on translucent Hollytex polyester by Jan Owen. Skilled in calligraphy, music, poetry, pen and brushwork, color and design, she creates pieces that are inspired by traditional Asian arts. Textile artist Susan Atwater prints vintage Japanese textile patterns on silk infinity scarves in a unique process she has developed. All of the above artists share the same value for the aesthetic of the beauty of studied simplicity and harmony. The show will continue until November 1rst. 
      CRAFT Gallery is listed on Trip Advisor as an A +++ “must see” destination in Rockland. The gallery is located in the brick courtyard at 12 Elm Street, across from the side entrance to the Farnsworth Art Museum and next door to the Caldbeck Gallery. FMI call 207 594 0167 and visitwww.craftonelm.com

Brandwein show


Petrea Noyes

Petrea has two works accepted in two shows Off the Wall and Community of Artists at Danforth Art.  These exhibitions feature some of the top artistic talent in New England, draw wide-spread attention from art critics, gallerists, and art collectors, and also provide exposure for artists in all media for curatorial consideration for future exhibitions at Danforth Art and beyond.

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She is also showing at  at Asymmetric & Black Hole galleries in Rockland which opens May 1…



Jean  Kigel

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With global warming, Arctic terns have become threatened. But Maine Coastal Islands (National Wildlife Refuges) are providing safe nesting habitat for them and other seabirds on 49 coastal islands. From May through July Maine Coastal Islands Gallery is featuring Maine and the Marine Environment: Paintings by Jean Kigel. This exhibit celebrates a variety of protected seabirds like the arctic tern chick shown here, as well as crustaceans, zooplankton, and seascapes. Openings coincide with Rockland’s First Friday Art Walks [AIR] – grand opening May 1 from 5-8PM . Sponsored by Friends of Maine Seabird Islands, this exhibit runs through July 2015, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. FMI 207.594.0600, ext. 5.


Felicity Sidwell
A Solo Exhibition of Paintings
May 1-31


Richard Boyd Art Gallery located on Peaks Island in Portland, Maine is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of paintings by award winning artist Felicity Sidwell on Friday, May 1 at 10:00 am. The public is invited to meet Felicity at a reception in her honor at the gallery on Saturday, May 2 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm where she will be available to discuss her paintings.
Many of Sidwell’s paintings have their start “en plein air” inspired by her perception of nature and the land around her. In Felicity’s words, “In my paintings I strive to share the joy I feel when immersed in the natural world untouched by human intervention.
Yes we are a part of this world and like the ocean we make our presence felt by the changes we make to the environment, but it is the sense of exhilaration in a storm, the contented love of a summer beach or the peace of an autumn salt marsh that I long to share with others away from the buildings and the trappings of modern society. Fishing villages of coastal Maine and small family farms, seem to me part of an older, more natural order that fit into the environment with a beauty of their own.

I paint outside, “en plein air” as much as possible to capture and express in paint the fleeting colors of land and sky that are so dependent on the atmospheric conditions of the day and the season of the year.”
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street in the first building on the right, on the first floor. The exhibit is on view free of charge to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through May 31, 2015. For additional information about the exhibit please call the gallery at 207-712-1097, email info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com . For weekly updates or news like the gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery .


Petrea Noyes

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Lincolnville artist Petrea Noyes has work in New York City this month, a digital painting in the “Voices: An Artist’s Perspective” show at the National Association of Women Artists’ NAWA Gallery; and, opening Tuesday, April 7, the New York Center for Photographic Art’s “Black and White 2014” at the New Century Artists Gallery. “Cat Woman,” the mixed media pictured, got a Juror’s Prize for the latter.


Vincent Frazzetta

vincentVincent Frazzetta is showing  five photos at The First Bank in Damariscotta during the month of April…a short series of black and white film photographs…portrait, and old farm-house interiors

Jean Kigel

“Pageant of Spring” Show by Jean Kigel Opens Sunday, March 29 in Rockland, Maine. Curated by Judy Waterman


“Pageant of Spring,” a show of paintings by Jean Kigel, will open in the Sanctuary Gallery at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. Kigel, who grew up in Warren, studied Asian brush techniques in Japan. She is an active member of the Sumi Society. “Pageant of Spring” will continue through April; the Sanctuary Gallery is reached through the church’s upper-level entrance-way.



Linda Packard: Intimate Views Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in collaboration with Courthouse Gallery Fine Art
April 15 – June 16, 2015
At the Education Center
Reception and Art Talk May 1, 5-7

There is no Garden admission charge to come to the reception. The gardens are expected to be in festive bloom so come early or plan to stay over to experience this spectacular 270-acre garden landscape!

For info visit: mainegardens.com and click on “Art and Nature Exhibits” then scroll down to date.
Finding an Intimate View en Plein Air, May 28 – 29, 10 am – 4 pm
We will be painting from direct observation in the Gardens.
For details and registration information, croll down to the event.
This will be my first time ever painting at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. In addition to the workshop, the Gardens will be hosting Plein Air Days on May 28, 29, and 30, free admission for plein air painters. So, I encourage workshoppers to plan to stay on Saturday and paint more. I intend to paint there on Saturday, myself.

For registration and info: mainegardens.com and go to “Calendar” then click on May 28 for the event to come up.

Seaside Garden, 18×18, Oil, 2015
Rock Garden, 24×24, Oil, 2015




Four Views of a Secret

Focusing on a landscape that is undoubtedly one of America’s treasures, the work of four artists gathered in one exhibition showcases Maine’s spectacular coast. The show offers something interesting: a “Rashomon”-like presentation of the Pine Tree State’s scenes. 

Bayview Gallery, of Brunswick, Maine, is the host for “Local Color 2015,” a show featuring Mary Byrom, Sally Loughridge, Lennie Mullaney, and Felicity Sidwell. The common denominator among these four artists, who are spread out over about 50 miles in Maine, is the coast. “All four of us are very interested in the variety of the landscape — the particular colors of the Maine landscape — and we all paint coastal scenes mostly,” says Sidwell. “The unifying thing is the Maine landscape — there’s something very special about it.” read more

Stephen Busch


 Anna Shaw

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Anna D. Shaw will be having a show of her artwork at Miles Memorial Hospital from Jan. 4th to Feb. 13th, 2015. The title is “On the Waterfront”.
Anna has lived in Newcastle for 14 years. Before that she was a Public Health Nurse, then a Professional Photographer for 21 years. She did a number of things, among them large format architectural work, environmental portraiture, custom lab work and portfolio photography. She also created photographs for shows ranging from her home in Manchester, MA, to the Boston area, New York, and once in England.
Since she no longer has a darkroom, Anna works digitally now. Since her husband has retired, they take a major trip each year. Some pictures are purely documentary, some find a spirit and design in details, and some are abstracted in various ways in the computer. The locations of these range from Bremen and Little River to the Galapagos and the Shetland Islands.
All the pieces are for sale. The large size prints are $250. And the smaller ones are $150. Anna would be happy to discuss these and others, and can print pictures in different sizes if desired. All prints are archival.

Jeanne Wells

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Sally Loughridge – Horiz0ns at Tidemark

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Sally Loughridge’s solo show, “Horizons,” continues at Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro through November 8th. Her oil and soft pastel paintings depict a variety of horizons, whether high or low, soft or clear.
Her work is also part of “Maine Wilderland,” a small group show at Salt Restaurant and Gallery in Portland Maine through October.


THE DILEMMA OF MEMORY: Maine Artists and the Holocaust

An Exhibit of Visual Art and Poetry


AUGUSTA, MAINE – The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, located on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta, presents an exhibit of sculpture, photography, prints, paintings, and poetry exploring memories and reflections of the Holocaust. The exhibit, featuring Maine artists and writers, runs from October 3 through December 3. An opening reception on October 17, 4-7pm, will feature the exhibit’s poets reading from their works and Maria Wagner playing “Soliloquy” for solo clarinet by Elliot Schwartz.

Exhibit organizer, artist Leonard Meiselman, has been planning and working on this exhibition for over a year. “I am continually amazed and fascinated by the ongoing outpouring of memoirs, documentaries, paintings, and poems – and now an opera and a new major film – 69 years after the Holocaust ended. Artists, writers, and filmmakers are still finding some essential energy in Holocaust themes,” he says. “Why does the Holocaust draw this amount of obsessive attention?”

Meiselman, a life-long artist, thought he had left New York City three years ago to paint the trees in Maine, but found himself painting Holocaust images instead. “In this world of suffering and political turmoil in which we find ourselves today, it is meaningful to dwell on this chapter of the last century – to remember what happened and how it happened by gradual degrees and incremental infringements on human rights. I suspect that for my generation of artists and poets, it is about coming to terms with our history, our heritage, and our identity.”

As an organizer of The Dilemma of Memory, along with David Greenham, Program Director, Holocaust and Human Rights Center, and poet Lee Sharkey, Meiselman said he was deeply gratified with how the artists and poets came together to create this exhibition. This is a group of mature artists, he explained, grappling with similar ghosts and shadows: “I’ve experienced a wonderful sense of fellow-feeling, of finding other artists struggling with some of the same issues that haunt my work as an artist.” Meiselman asserts that the artists taking part in The Dilemma of Memory intend to make a statement: “It is both beautiful and terrible to live with the presence of a history of human suffering and to feel, somehow, that one can redeem the victims from anonymity.”

Participants in the exhibit include photographer Judy Glickman; sculptor Robert Katz; painters George Mason, Leonard Meiselman, and Bob Moskowitz; printmaker Dorothy Schwartz; and poets Tony Brinkley, Mark Melnicove, Lee Sharkey, Martin Steringesser, and Anna Wrobel.

The Dilemma of Memory: Maine Artists and the Holocaust is supported by Bath Savings Institution, UMA Senior College, Dr. Julius Ciembroniewicz, and J.S. McCarthy Printers. For directions and more information about the exhibit, visit www.hhrcmaine.org.




Jean Kigel

Now through June 30, 2014 Invitational Show

Maine Coast Artist Gallery on 10 Harbor Road, Friendship, Maine includes Asian brush and watercolors by Jean Kigel in its group show curated by Kat Logan, artist and musician. Maine Coast Artist Gallery is a seasonal art gallery that features the artwork of local Maine Coast artists including oil painting, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, pottery, wood carvings, jewelry and fine crafts. Opening reception Saturday, June 6 from 4-7 PM

FMI (207) 226-7446

Jean Kigel

Jean Kigel’s Asian brush paintings will be featured during June at Art Collector Maine’s Gallery 75, in Suite 203, on 75 Market Street. The catered reception on June 6, 2014, from 5-8, is free and open to the public; This event is part of Portland’s Friday Night Art Walk-and -Congress Street Closure, which, this month, also kicks off Portland’s Old Port Festival.

Maine native and specialist in Asian brush painting and gyotaku monoprinting, Kigel paints with energy and passion. Most notable are her interpretations ofperennial flowers,landscapes, and sea creatures. This show includes a meticulously painted still-life of persimmon in a blue dragon vase from a pagoda she visited while touring China with the Maine College of Art. In addition viewers will find lotus and orchids from Florida’s water gardens, plum blossoms from Japan, and a large whimsically colored small-mouthed bass from Maine.

Gallery 75′s multi-artist event continues all year during art walks, during office hours,and by appointment. 207 772 3373


is presenting an art exhibit

by Franciska Needham

Maine Seascapes and Maine Seafood & Herons

June 2 through July 11,2014 Mon through Fri 9:00am to 5:00 pm

at 15 Courtyard Street, Damariscotta, Maine

Ralph Bush

Ralph’s work will be showing in the Lupine Gallery, Monhegan all summer.

Ralph Bush’s artistic training began with undergraduate studies at New England School of Art in Boston and continued with graduate studies at Mass. College of Art with a concentration in watercolor.

Ralph is a Copley Master at Copley Society of Boston, a member of The New England Watercolor Society, Rockport Art Association and North Shore Arts Association. His painting The Old State House In Boston was selected from 3,000 entries as a winner in the First Annual Arts For the Parks competition, exhibited at the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He is a three-time recipient of Yankee Magazine’s prestigious Robb Sagendorph Memorial Award for Art, presented by the Copley Society.

Ralph enjoys annual visits to Monhegan Island, taking great pleasure in the tranquil environment and inspiring scenery for his paintings.

Elizabeth Palmer

Watercolor artist Elizabeth Palmer from Nobleboro, ME, currently has a show of 18 of her watercolors, at First Bank in Boothbay Harbor. The show is sponsored by the Boothbay Regional Art Foundation, and will run from April 2 until May 30. The show includes several floral scenes, as well as landscapes, boats, and lighthouses, including one of Pemaquid Lighthouse which was selected for the Art in Maine 2013 show at Braf in October. Elizabeth is also a member of The River Arts Gallery, and currently has a painting in their May show. Elizabeth has been painting all her life, and has paintings in many private collections throughout the country. www.elizabethpalmerart.com


oil paintings by Christina ECKERSON

Dolphin Gallery

Hingham Public Library

Hingham, MA

May 3-June 5

Opening Reception Monday, May 5th 5;30-7:30

I am excited to announce that I am one of the Maine Craft Association members

juried by Carl Little into the MCA Inspired Hand exhibition

being held January 17 – March 15, 2014.

Susan Atwater

You are cordially invited to the opening reception on Friday, January 17th from 6 to 8 p.m. held at the Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College,

51 Westminster Street, Lewiston. 207-753-6500


Damariscotta, ME − December 29, 2013 − Judy Nixon of Bristol will exhibit her artwork at the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) office gallery in downtown Damariscotta from January 6 through March 7. The theme of her exhibit is “The Beauty of Bristol”. The public is invited to a wine-and-cheese opening reception for Nixon on Friday, January 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at PWA.

Transitioning from a long stint of living in Massachusetts and a career in accounting, Nixon and her husband retired to Bristol in 1999. They chose Bristol because of its great beauty and small town atmosphere. She is inspired by the seashore, the rocky coastlines that abut inland farms, lake areas and river ways, and quiet forests, all forever changing with the seasons. Her primary medium is watercolor, but she also enjoys painting in acrylics, oils and gouache, creating monotypes, and using Asian brush. Nixon is a former member of Round Top Center for the Arts and a current member of the Pemaquid Group of Artists at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park, Boothbay Region Art Foundation, the Kennebec Valley Art Association, the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, and River Arts in Damariscotta.

The exhibit may be viewed weekdays from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. by visiting PWA above Salt Bay Café. For more information, call 207-563-2196or visit www.pemaquidwatershed.org. Nixon is donating 35% of proceeds from sales to support PWA’s mission of conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula.


149 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine

Jean Kigel’s timely exhibit, Sayonara, is featured at Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine Street in Brunswick,this November. Her fall-into-winter theme includes recent Asian brush paintings and watercolors, painted with a dazzling palette of vermillion and violet. Gallery hours are 9:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday, and 10:00– 4:00 on Sunday.

Kigel’s signature pieceSayonara II,captures the feel of fall with its turbulent sky tones. A horizon of barren trees, illuminated by a setting sun, is punctuated by reeling birds.

Kigel’s other works painted with a burst of fall hues include a twisted vine,a bittersweetbranch, a lavender chrysanthemum, a meadow, and a misty city scene. As a color-segue from fall to winter, Kigel includes a bright set of 1950’s primary color bowls, symbolically ushering the last warmthof autumn into the comfort of the kitchen.The remainder of this solo show includes Kigel’swinter paintings inicy, blue tones. These include her gyotaku skate,northern lights, and an amazing blue lobster.

Award-winning artist Kigel lives and paints at her studio/home in Waldoboro. Her works have been widely exhibited in museum, university and private galleries, and have been reviewed in the Boston Globe and the Maine Sunday Telegram. FMI call 207-373-1810

Jean Kigel: “Ode to Bowdoin Pines” at Gallery Framing

12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, from September 2 – 27.

Since classical Greek times, poets have written odes addressing subjects like joy, Grecian urns, the west wind, and immortality.

For this exhibit, Kigel has painted a series of odes to the Bowdoin Pines. This 3 acre parcel of pines, with walking trails, is a rare example of one of Maine’s old-growth forests, it’s specimen more than 125 years old.

Using thick tempera paint, watercolor, and Asian brush, Kigel exalts the statuesque white pines, given in 1791 from the town of Brunswick to Bowdoin College. Layering brilliant and unexpected colors, Kigel’s paintings evoke the glory of coastal pine barrens, the pride of patriarchal ships’ masts, and the solace that pines lend to nature preserves and winter.

Witness the wonder of pines Monday – Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-2. And meet the artist during the Brunswick Art Walk, Friday, September 13th. For more information, call 729-9108 or visit www.jeankigel.com .

Several River Arts members will be showing at the Stable Gallery’s new show….

Edgy and Elegant To Open At the Stable Gallery

Edgy and Elegant the late summer show at the Stable Gallery will Open on Friday, Aug 16

A reception will be held from 5 until 7 pm at 26 Water Street, Damariscotta. Elevenartists will be featured, including Rosalind Welsh, Bill Bellows, Caroline C.Davis, Bob Thomas, Stephen Vowles, Stephen Mott, Ann Sklar, Louis Charlett, Tom Fontaine, Phyllis H. Loney and Penelope Moodey. Celtic music will be provided by Tamara Goltz and David Stimson.Edgy and Elegant can be seen daily at the gallery until September 10.


an exhibitionof

the Artist’s favorite paintings

August 24th – 25th, 2013

noon – 5 each day

Artwork by A. Heywood

808 North Nobleboro Road

Waldoboro, Maine

Opening Reception

Saturday, August 24th,6 – 8pm

for further information




Priscilla McCandless showing at the, Captain Daniel Stone Inn, Brunswick

The Captain Daniel Stone Inn, 10 Water Street in Brunswick, announces the opening show of Hati Modr, Mary Alice Treworgy, and Priscilla McCandless on Wednesday, July 24 from 5pm to 7pm. Bob Modr’s classic Jazz trio will add to the fun!

3 landscape painters with their unique styles are bringing color to the walls of the Inn. Modr has been painting since childhood, and finds inspiration in iconic images with bold shadows.A graduate of the Baldwin School , she studied at the New England Conservatory of music and holds an Associate Arts Degree from the university of Maine, Augusta. An oil painter, her work can also be seen at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta, and her Blue Door Gallery in Harpswell.

Treworgy has been documenting her Maine architectural surroundings for many years. You will see framed Giclee prints of Brunswick, and Monhegan. She has a BFA from the Massachusetts college of Art, and she worked as a graphic designer for the Christian Science Monitor. Her style is crisp and clean.

McCandless graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. Working mainly in oils, her emphasis is on strong composition, bright color and narrative: magical realism. She is a founding member of the Stable Gallery and with her husband, Stephen Vowles, opened Seven Waters Studio in Damariscotta Mills in 1999 .

The public is welcome to attend this first show of these 3 artists together.

Sea & Garden Paintings – Seafood & Calligraphyat


Camden Harbor Juried Arts & Crafts Show Rt 1 Maine Street Camden Maine.

Sat & Sun July 20 & 21 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Booth # 37 at HARBOR PARK

COME enjoy the art and the view

“Birds, Bugs and Butterflies”

opens at CRAFT Gallery with Susan Atwater
Beauty in the natural world of birds and insects is the theme of the”Birds, Bugs and Butterflies” show at CRAFT Gallery, which opens on First Friday, July 5th.

Five Maine artists, working in their chosen medium, are inspired by their love for this subject.The source of Kathleen Florance’s energy comes from her fascination for the natural world, using its elements as a visual and emotional springboard. She uses rice paper, ink, paint and pastel to create abstractions of butterflies and bees in all their complexities of physical structure. She clearly loves to paint and draw.

Florance has exhibited at the Caldbeck Gallery as well as others throughout New England, China, Bulgaria and Russia. She has collaborated with Dudley Zopp, another CRAFT Gallery artist, in the environmental art Project “Circadia” and has been awarded Good Idea grants twice by the Maine Arts Commission.

Inspired by science fiction and science fact, Portland sculptor Mike Libby (Insect Lab Studios) combines preserved insect parts with antique watch parts and components of vintage sewing machines and typewriters to create a variety of members of the insect world. Noticing how insects look and operate like a mechanical watch, it made sense to him to combine the two to celebrate both nature and machine. His small sculptures, no more than 4″ to 8″, are exquisitely and painseakingly made. Libby is a graduate of RISD and has exhibited at the Chidren’s Museum in Portland, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Jeweler Peggy Johnson works in silver, beads and gems to accurately recreate the delicate characteristics of bugs. Her work reflects her respect for the insect world as does Susan Atwater,who uses her skill of silk painting to create scarves, pillows and small envelopes she calls “keepers”, embellishing them with insect and floral motifs. Her process starts with fine line drawing using gutta resist on pure white silk, mixing her own fiber dyes to create a rich palette of color.

Choosing the unusual medium of epoxy, bird sculptor James Pyne uses exaggeration and humor to sculpt birds, real or imagined. Impossibly elongated bills, tails and wings express their grace and personalities. Night herons, bee-eaters and avocets are among those presented in singles, pairs or groupings.

”Birds, Bugs and Butterflies” contnues until Augest 10th. CRAFT Gallery is located in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street in Rockland. For more information call 207 594 0167 and visit www.craftonelm.comCRAFT is located at 12 Elm St., Rockland.

FMI: info@craftonelm.com and www.craftonelm.com.
FMI please call 207-236-8930 and please visit craftonelm.com

Barbara Michelena
CRAFT Gallery


On Friday, July 5th, Landing Gallery at 8 Elm St, Rockland will have an artists opening reception for two new exhibits, “MAINE LANDSCAPE PAINTERS” in the first floor gallery and “PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES” in the Mezzanine Gallery. Both exhibits will be open through July 28th with the artists reception from 5-8PM during the Arts in Rockland, First Friday Art Walk, July 5th.

The “MAINE LANDSCAPE PAINTERS” show exhibits 55 new paintings by Lewis Cisle, Sarah Faragher, Elizabeth Kelley, Brian Krebs, Monique Lazard, Janet LeDoux, Bjorn Runquist, Rebecca Rivers & Suzanne Siegel. The focus is landscape and seascape subjects by artists who live and paint in Maine. Coastal & shoreline subjects merge with fields and mountains in various mediums ranging from oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and etching. There is a strong architectural presence in the work featuring quintessential Maine cottages, capes, barns and shacks which contrast beautifully with the organic forms of nature. The work of each artist demonstrates development of a strong personal vision, making this exhibit amazingly varied in technique and interpretation.

The “PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES” exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery shows new sculptures by Nancy Linkin & Isabelle Pelissier along with new paintings by Diana Godfrey & Ken Sahr. Those familiar with Nancy Linkin’s hammered bronze sculptures will notice that her new work has more complex curvilinear shapes. Much like a musical score, her sculpture has a crescendo of form, culminating in a central tour de force of movement, balanced with delicate, tapering, linear elements. Isabelle Pelissier’s welded steel sculptures are abstract references to nature and growth patterns in plants. Her use of color becomes a counter point to seemingly familiar natural forms of the sculpture. Diana Godfrey’s abstract acrylic paintings have the essence of Maine landscape redefined. Sometimes capturing the feel of granite and ledge, at other times, the place where ocean and rock merge. Her paintings are open to interpretation and invite one to find their own place within the texture of paint and collage. Ken Sahr’s large oil paintings of Hawaiian Shirts are fresh from the University of Maine Art Museum, where they were among the juried 34 artists work selected for the prestigious “I-95 Triennial 2013”. His larger than life depiction of ordinary objects, shirts and cupcakes, transcends the subject into an exceptional aesthetic moment.

We hope that you will be able to attend the artists opening receptions and meet the artists. We will look forward to seeing you in the galleries. Gallery hours: Tue – Sun 11-5, closed Mon. FMI Please call the gallery at207 594-4544

Bruce Busko


8 Elm Street •Rockland • Maine 04841

207 594-4544



Franciska Needham Art Reception & Free Wine Tasting
Friday, June 28 4-6pm

at Rising Tide, Damariscotta

Pam Cabanas and Petrea Noyes

Opening May 3rd at Peak’s Island Gallery

Ralph Hassenpflug

has a solo show at the Gelato Fiasco on Fore St. in Portland, ME – April 5th until Sunday, April 14th.

Sally Smith at the Damariscotta River Grill

‘Spring Food and Flowers’ at the Damariscotta River Grill will show from March 20 to April 30, 2013. This flower was a very late bloomer. A number of these flowers survived the first frosts, and I finally picked them and brought them indoors. They were rough, tough and show it, but they had bloomed when nothing else had. So I painted them rough and tough, with palette knife and thick paint, and thought about van Gogh and some of his work. -Sally Giddings Smith-

Teddi-Jann Covvell

with her painting that won Best of Show in the Bangor Art Society Members Show this last February. The judges were Nina Jerome and John LeBlanc

Ann Sklar

Ann Sklar is the featured artist at the The Donna Gordon Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida February 1 – April 28. The show features recent paintings that are contemporary landscapes in oil on canvas or panels. Check out the link below and see more images on her web site……annsklar.com.

Jeanne Wells

Panopticon Gallery, Commonwealth Ave. Boston

Panopticon Gallery’s upcoming exhibition The Things That Seem and Those That Are: Reshaping Photography through Alternative Processes will be on display from February 28 through April 1st.

Photographers selected for this exhibition are:
Lindsey Beal
Jesseca Ferguson
Christopher James
DM Witman
Jenn Libby
Ron Cowie
Julia Cart
Jeanne Wells
Nikki Segarra
Douglas Ethridge
S. Gayle Stevens
Elizabeth Ellenwood
Arista Slater-Sandoval

The things that seem and those that are is in part Machiavellian. It’s a quote paraphrased, but it also goes on to describe the alternative and historical photographic processes through which each of these artist’s works. The key term is processes – the works are not instantaneous, rather time consuming processes that are anti-digital in nature.

We will have a variety of alternative processes on display, from cyanotypes to tintypes, ambrotypes to platinum palladium prints, and images created with pinhole cameras – each unique image baring the marks of their makers.

The opening reception for this exhibition will be held on Thursday, February 28th from 5:30-7:30pm.


Gallery Framing in Brunswick, Maine will open their spring season on March 2 with a reception featuring the work of sister artists Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas. The sisters, both professional artists, share a lifetime of creative exploration. They grew up in New England, and will be displaying their work together for the first time.

Jackie is an established artist on the faculty of the North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois. At the end of this academic year, she will be moving to Brunswick where she plans to establish a ceramics studio. For Jackie, this exhibit, titled Common Roots celebrates the joining of family, mutual passions for creative work, and the eventual return to roots.

Barbara is a member of the Points of View Gallery at the Brunswick Business Center and also of the Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown. She exhibits regularly at both galleries and is also seen as a juried member of the Cambridge Art Association in Massachusetts. She works in mixed media, printmaking, assemblage, and artist books. Her dedication to drawing is her contribution to this exhibit featuring her most recent works.

The artists share their visions and preoccupation with different media as well as common interests in nature, the garden and ground from which their art is created. It is a show of sharp attention to detail and structure.

Gallery Framing is located at 12 Pleasant Street in Brunswick.

The Opening Reception will be from 10-2 on Saturday, March 2.

Gallery Hours are MF 9-5 and Saturday 10-2. Closing is March 29.

FMI 207-729-9108 or http//:www.galleryframinginc.com

Hurricane Gallery in Waldoboro on Saturday 29 September will open its second show of the season with a reception at 5 pm. Featuring an eclectic mix of painters, graphic artists, and sculptors from near and far in Maine, the gallery is located just off Depot Street, very close to Route One. Signs will direct you. Please come. You’ll be surprised. Artists include: Niemi, Lorence, O’Donnell, Plourde, Welsh, Davis, Mott, Hynd, Cabanas.

“Reflections of Nature”

Marcia Brandwein Furman Exhibition “Reflections of Nature” at Pemaquid Watershed Association office, 15 Courtyard Street, above the Salt Bay Cafe and Chamber of Commerce in Damariscotta. Weekdays from 9:30 – 4:30. Marcia is donating 35% from exhibit sales to support PWA’s mission. Opening reception – Friday, Oct 5 4:30-5:30. Enjoy wine and cheese while mingling and meeting the artist.

Brooke Pacy at The Bakery

A new exhibition of oil paintings by Brooke Pacy will open this week at The Bakery in Damariscotta and run through October. Ms. Pacy studied classical drawing and painting with Elizabeth Byrd Mitchell in Baltimore, painted off and on throughout a teaching career, and, since moving to Waldoboro ten years ago, has concentrated on catching the beauty of local ephemera—moments here and gone—in land or seascapes, rooms, gardens, or an arrangement of objects. She currently paints with a group led by Katharina Keoughan, all of whom pursue individual styles nourished by the creative support of the others.

The Bakery, offering delicious sweet and savory treats, is located at 85 Parking Lot Lane, off Business Rte. 1 in the heart of Damarsicotta. Hours are 7:00 to 2:00 seven days a week. The public is cordially invited to an opening reception on Saturday, September 8th, from 4 until 6 P. M. For more information, call Brooke Pacy at 832-0329 or e-mail brookep2@gmail.com.

Kim Hetherington at Tidemark Gallery

Witty and delectable little gems of paintings by Bremen artist, Kim Hetherington, sparkle in a new show, “People, Places and Things: 2012,” portraits, landscapes and still lifes in oil and pastel at Tidemark Gallery starting Wednesday, September 12.

A fine eye for beauty, loads of upbeat energy, high standards and a thoughtful, curious nature belie the fact that Kim began painting fairly recently. Her landscape design business in Washington, D.C., led her to study art about ten years ago at the Art League, where she learned the basics of oil painting from the portrait painter, Rob Liberace. Since then, she’s continued her art education with David Leffel, Lisa Semerad, and Stanley Bielen and – in Maine — Tina Ingraham, Colin Page, and Kay Sullivan.

Tidemark Gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, September 15, from 5 to 7pm at 902 Main Street, Waldoboro. For more information, visit www.tidemarkgallery.com or phone 832-5109.

The Dragon Sleeps


149 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011

During September, Summer Island Studio at 149 Maine Street in Brunswick welcomes back watercolorist and Asian brush painter, Jean Kigel for a show entitled The Dragon Sleeps. The gallery is open from 9:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday, and 10: – 4 on Sunday. Summer Island Studio will be open for the Friday night Art Walk until 8:00 on September 14th.

Kigel’s signature piece, The Dragon Sleeps, depicts the Great Wall at Badaling, China, winding through the autumn mist. The vermilion and sienna hues announce the close of the summer season.

Kigel’s other paintings follow the autumnal theme by depicting the American crow calling out the change of season, hummingbirds tasting the last of summer’s nectar, golden orchids fading into pools of aqua mist, and the sun setting over Maine islands. For everything there is a season. But when winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Award-winning artist Kigel specializes in watercolor and Asian brush painting. Her works have been widely exhibited in museum, university and private galleries, and have been reviewed in the Boston Globe and the Maine Sunday Telegram. FMI call 207-373-1810

Reflections and Images of New England

A show of the latest works of:

Jennifer Litchfield, Oils and Acrylics, and

Peter Jeziorski, Watercolors

Donna Denniston, Sculpture

At the Round Top Farm Gallery, Business Route 1,Damariscotta

Reception 4-7 pm Sunday August 19

August 17 through 22

Open 10am- 5pm

Miles League Solo Exhibition

By Paul Sherman
Miles Hospital League welcomes artist Paul Sherman for a solo exhibition at Miles Memorial Hospital in the lobby area, Aug. 11-Sept. 21. Paul Sherman lives and works in Damariscotta and South Bristol. Sherman’s interest in drawing and painting began at an early age. When he was eight he began informal training with William Goadby Lawrence, an accomplished oil and watercolor painter in Edgecomb and New York City. Bill Lawrence’s tutelage continued on and off for 30 years.


GARDENS & HOMO SAPIENS in small Medium and LARGE

Art Exhibit of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

at Franciska Needham Gallery

32 Water Street, Damariscotta, Maine

August 2012

Gallery hours; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday

by chance or appointment 207 – 563 – 1227

the gallery is located off Main Street and just beyond the Stable Gallery

Franciska Needham


Collaborative Connections:

Two Print Groups Join Together for Art Show

Eighteen artists from Circling the Square Press and One of a Kind Printers will be exhibiting work together. Collaborative Connections opens on July 13 at Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner, Maine. A public reception will be held on July 13 from 5 to 7 pm.

The show’s title, Collaborative Connections, refers to the process in which the prints were created. Each artist made a print and exchanged theirs with a partner who then made another print in response. Artwork will be displayed in pairs so that viewers can see both prints side by side. The pairs of prints reveal each artist’s sensitivity and individuality while reflecting aspects of the other. The artists in this show hail from Portland to Orono and towns in between. The gallery will be open on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 6 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4 through August 4th. In November the show will travel to Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine.

Strangers & Others

An exhibit of photography and sculpture ~ Heather Frederick, Guest Curator
May 18 – August 18, 2012
Meet the Artists!

Over 10 artists including members: Kerstin Engman, Richard Whittier, Diane Hebert

Please join us for a special Artists Reception
Saturday, June 16 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Enjoy light fare and musical entertainment!

The exhibition, as always, is free and open to the public. Our facility is wheelchair accessible. Our physical address is 18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg.


Jean Kigel: OF SOLAR FLARES AND NORTHERN LIGHTS: Watercolors and Asian brush painting, at Archipelago, the Island Institute Store, 386 Main St., Rockland during July. For the next few years, the sun’s super storms will threaten today’s communication systems and power grids. However, Kigel’s paintings capture their very real beauty. FMI call Archipelago at 594-0701 or visit www.jeankigel.com

Bernice Massé Rosenthal – assemblage and collage artist

Exhibiting at Newcastle Square Realty thru June 2

Old Post Office Gallery Opens Season with “Coast and Country”

A new fine art exhibit called “Coast and Country” opens at the Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown on Friday, May 25. For its fifth season, the gallery will feature the work of five local artists–Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Léa Peterson and Susan Zimmerman–who will each introduce a new series of landscapes, seascapes and still-life paintings. The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, May 26, from 4 to 6 p.m.

First in the lineup of additional guest artists for the season will be nationally known oil painter Richard Hasenfus, followed at 3-week intervals by photographer Diann Longstreet and painters Stuart Ross, Annie Merrill, and Jim Coombs.

Also on display for the summer will be lithographs by Dahlov Ipcar, hand-crafted Shaker boxes, baskets and trays by Denise Rankin, hand-painted silk scarves by Susan Atwood, and paintings by Susan Tracy Panzani.

The Old Post Office Gallery is located at 833 Five Islands Road en route to Reid State Park. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the gallery will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays from noon to 5 p.m.

It’s Not So Black and White Features Seven Artists

(Peaks Island, ME) “It’s Not So Black and White” a multi-media exhibit at Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens Friday, June 1st at 10:00 am. For most artists, shading is more than just relative lightness and darkness, it’s about the nuances of tone and the creation of form and texture. The exhibit explores works by artists using values of black and white to create variations in tone from deep hues of black to silvery grays. Works by Pam Cabanas, Judy Kane, Judy O’Donnell, Elisabeth Heller, Jay LaBrie, Richard (Rick) Boyd and Keith Weiskamp are on view daily from 10:00 am through 5:00 pm through June 30th.

Pam Cabanas, an established artist, educator and entrepreneur for over forty years, creates work in her Friendship, Maine studio. Pam’s ink wash paintings depicting coastal Maine scenes express a reverence for the Maine coast and all who live there.

(Image: “Memories of Martha” by Pam Cabanas)

Judy Kanea retired psychologist creates still life and plein air paintings and drawings. Kane’s still life paintings, simple in composition, depict the beauty of common objects through tone, light and shadow.

Judy O’Donnell, an artist and educator for over thirty years, creates paintings and sculpture in her Falmouth studio. O’Donnell’s mixed media paintings aspire to show harmony between life forms in nature and man.

Elisabeth Heller, an emerging artist with a degree in illustration works primarily in ink and watercolor. Heller’s work is both alluring and thought provoking.

Jay LaBriecreates acrylic paintings of landscapes and landmarks in Maine. LaBrie’s use of tone and subtle hues capture the fine details of each study.

Richard (Rick) Boyd, a retired nurse anesthetist has created pots for over thirty five years. Rick works in all clay bodies and produces hand made functional pottery and ceramic art.

Keith Weiskampis a retired software engineer and publishing entrepreneur who decided to pursue a career as a glass artist. Weiskamp creates traditional and contemporary glass pieces using a combination of Venetian glassblowing and Japanese metal foil techniques.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located on Peaks Island, Maine at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street, the first building on the right. The gallery exhibits original 20th and 21st century works of art by established and emerging artists with ties to Maine, working primarily in the media of painting, sculpture, pottery and glass. An art studio producing hand made original works of art with a focus on ceramic art and pottery is located on the second floor. The gallery is open 10:00 am through 5:00 pm daily from May through September. Additional hours are by appointment or chance. The gallery is open until 8:00 pm on the first Friday of each month. For more information, please contact Pamela Williamson at the gallery by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at williamson955@aol.com or info@richardboydpottery.com or visitwww.richardboydpottery.com.

Maine Seafood Series ART EXHIBIT


Lobster, Clams, Mussels, Oysters & Fish

Paintings in Oil on Canvas and Board

MAY 2012


Main Street, Bus Rt 1, Damariscotta