River Arts – West Gallery


2014 Exhibition Schedule to date

Camille Davidson thru March 31

May 8 – 16 – Mobius

May 22 – June 4

June 5 – 18 – Cynthia White

June 19 – July 2 – Wally Schweighauser

July 3 – 16 – Karen Pettengill

July 17 – 30 – Glatz, Cheever, Blevins

July 31 – August 13 – Sarah Wilde

August 14 – 27   Liz Proffetty Ceramics

August 28 – September 10     Mac Economy

Sept. 11 – Sept 24 – Betsy Birge, Aimee Keithan

Sept 25 – Oct 8  – Elaine Reed

Oct 9 – 22 –   C H R I S T I N A   E C K E R S O N       -  Oil Paintings

Sparkle 12x12 oil

The Penobscot Bay area was the childhood home of Christina Eckerson, and the source of her first artistic inspirations.  Raised in Camden, Maine she started her art education with local painters at a very young age.  She studied graphic design at Connecticut College graduating in 1983.  A fifteen year career in publishing was spent at Bulfinch Press, an imprint at Little, Brown and Company.  As production manager, she oversaw the design and manufacture of the art and photography titles.

In 1997 she began her journey as a fine art painter.  Christina is a realist landscape oil painter.  She considers the Maine landscape, and the coast in particular, to be her muse.  Drawn to the motion, depth, and ever changing nature of the sea, she often has the element of water in her paintings.  She seeks to translate the natural world that surrounds us into her own voice, creating an expression with a universal message.

Christina has studied with many talented painters through North River Arts Society and South Shore Arts.  She is a juried artist at the Cape Cod Arts Association.  Christina resides at World’s End on the South Shore of Massachusetts.



October 23 – November 12 -  Beth Powers Badger

November 13 – December 3   Kendra Denny


This is a first-class gallery space  that River Arts is renting to regional artists on a weekly or monthly basis for exhibitions and installations, programs and demonstrations. The introductory rate for space rental is $350/per two week period  No commission will be charged for work sold. Reservations for the space are available now and on a first come, first served basis. Artists are welcome to show their work together or show their own body of work. River Arts will promote the exhibition on its website, in mailings and on Facebook. Signage will be very visible at this location and the Route 1 intersection location slows down Route 1 traffic. This is exposure to travelers heading to countless Maine locations as well as regular commuters. The space is well lit, handicapped accessible and air conditioned. There is ample parking!

Please email Linda Morkeski at info@riverartsme.org to reserve space or to get more information about classes and studios – or call River Arts (207) 563-1507.