Member News & Exhibits
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-
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 at 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:
S. Gayle Stevens
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.
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 email@example.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.
Jean Kigel at the
SUMMER ISLAND STUDIO
149 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011
The Dragon Sleeps
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
Franciska Needham Gallery
32 Water Street, Damariscotta, Maine
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
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
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 Kane a 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 LaBrie creates 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 Weiskamp is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or visitwww.richardboydpottery.com.
Maine Seafood Series
Lobster, Clams, Mussels, Oysters & Fish
Paintings in Oil on Canvas and Board
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DAMARISCOTTA
Main Street, Bus Rt 1, Damariscotta
June 15th through September 15, 2012
FRANCISKA NEEDHAM GALLERY
Open 11am – 5pm, Thurs. Fri. Sat. and by appointment
32 Water Street, Damariscotta
Just beyond Stable Gallery
10% of sales benefit Healthy Kids of Lincoln County
Featuring the work of Jean Kigel, Catherine Worthington, kdb, Anne Alexander, Andrea Black, Jean Stephens, Katharine Cartwright, Pam Cabanas, Prentiss Weiss & Patricia Boissein.
You are cordially invited to
SPRINGTIME / FLORIADE
March 9, – April 21, 2012
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 – 4, and Thursday, 12-7, and Saturday 12-4
Reception Friday, March 9, 2012 from 5 – 7 PM
Chocolate Church Art Gallery
804 Washington St. Bath, Maine 04530 207 442-8425
“Painting in Normandy and Beyond” Six artists on a painting and photography holiday in France
“Normandy Horizon #21″ Pastel on Paper Suzanne deLesseps
Saturday, February, 11, 2012
4 to 7 pm
showing through the end of March
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery
720 Route One
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
We hope you’ll stop by and see the show!
It is our deep and profound delight to exhibit a high standard of accomplished art by these six wonderfully talented women artists.
We are looking forward to keeping you connected for many more years.
Shop Hours: Monday ~ Friday 10 – 6 Saturday ~ 10 – 4
or by appointment