Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Oct 03, 2013
Warren sculptor Jay Sawyer will give a presentation Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. during the Harvest Festival at Union’s Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, 174 Barrett Hill Rd., off Route 17. Early this year, Sawyer exhibited a sculpture of the small letter “e” with iron he salvaged from the Georges River Woolen Mill. The response to the pictured “Iron ‘e’” has led to his working on the whole alphabet, a series he will share with attendees.


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

"Behind the Brush Strokes … Welcome to My World," recent studio work by Jude Nickerson, Raven's Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 505-2659 or 691-3710. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 4.

“Belfast During the Civil War — The Home Front,” Maine Civil War Trail exhibit, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St. Through Oct. 12.

“Creatura: In Limbo,” selections from Dina Petrillo’s monoprint series, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Nov. 2. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

“Farming | Environment | Art,” six-artist conceptual art show as part of Maine Environmental Art & Design, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Opens with 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. reception Oct. 4; through Nov. 12.

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, art venues on Main Street and adjacent to downtown. First Fridays through end of year.

"Freeing a River: Maine Photographers Tell the Story of the Penobscot River Restoration Project," 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Opens with 7 to 9 p.m. reception and wine tasting Oct. 4; through Oct. 31.

Mast kaleidoscopes by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Camden National Bank, 156 Main St.

“Murmuration,” wall drawing and works on paper by Mark Kelly, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Oct. 13.

New works by Neal Parent, Joanne Parent, Keith Maynard, Georges Nashan, Peggy Bair, David Johnson, Keith Maynard, Dan Bennett, Kimber Lee Clark and Linda Parent, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Parent Gallery, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Paintings by Katenia Keller, 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Square the Circle Gallery & Studio, 137 High St.

“Portals,” diverse environmental installation work, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Nov. 27.

“Sticks, Stones and Bones” theme show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Oct. 27. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

Textile collages by Deborah Rustin Cyr, chance, appointment and when signboard is out, artist’s second-floor studio, 153 High St. FMI: (423) 779-7349.

Watercolor paintings by Dianne Horton, The Republican Journal, 161 High St. FMI: 338-3613.


Annual exhibition by Marianne W. Smith, Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main St./Route 1. Through the fall.

Carol Sebold HarborArts Juried Arts & Crafts Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6, Camden Amphitheatre, Harbor Park and Atlantic Avenue.

Coastal Quilters Show, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Oct. 31. Reception: 1 p.m. Oct. 12; preceded by annual meeting 10 a.m. to noon (public invited to both).


"I AM Coyote" art exhibit, Liberty Library, 59 Main St. FMI: 589-3161. Through Oct. 31.


Annual art exhibit of work in various media by local artists, Monroe Community Library in Town Hall on Route 141. FMI: 525-3264. Opens with 7 to 9 p.m. reception; continues 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6.


Interactive art by Bret Thompson, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street. Through Oct. 26.


Aboriginal art from Australia and "outsider" art, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays, Rougette Gallery, 340 Main St. (second floor). Opens 4 p.m. for First Friday Art Walk Oct. 4; gallery closing end of October.

“American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea” and “American Treasures: Family and Friends” in Morehouse Wing (through Feb. 2); “American Treasures: Maine Voices” in Rothschild Gallery (through Dec. 29); “Andrew Wyeth, The Olsons and Maine” in the Hadlock Gallery (through Nov. 17); “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room” in Wyeth Study Center (through Nov. 17); “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum” in the Wyeth Center on Union Street (through Dec. 29); “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals” in Craig Gallery (through Jan. 5); “American Treasures: Small Treasures” in Library Gallery (through Dec. 29); and “American Treasures: Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 2); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, 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. First Fridays through October. FMI: 596-6457. Homestead tours: 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Artists on Art discussion: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 16. FMI: 596-6457. Studio Nights with The Collective: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 9 at Gamble Education Center (call 596-6457).

“America’s Maine,” full gallery show of paintings and works on paper by America Martin, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through Oct. 8.

“Cleaning Out,” works in various media by Nancy Benner, In Good Company, 415 Main St. Through Nov. 30.

Fall exhibition of nature-inspired work in various media, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. Through October.

“Favorite Things” group show by the Nine Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, art venues on Main Street and adjacent to downtown. First Fridays through December.

Flower kaleidoscopes by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Jensen’s Pharmacy, 91 Camden St./Route 1 (first floor of Breakwater Marketplace). Also Midcoast scenic work at Continuum Physical Therapy (fourth floor).

“Haunting of the Harbor,” hologram-like images by Brian Mark, Harbor Square Gallery and the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Through Oct. 31. First Friday reception 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4; artist's talk 5:30 p.m.

“Home,” new work by Susan Beebe and Rachel Burgess, 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 Oct. 4; through Nov. 29.

Invitational Art Exhibit at Bartlett Woods, 20 Bartlett Drive off upper Talbot Avenue, Rockland. FMI: 594-1159.

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” Penobscot Marine Museum’s traveling photography exhibit, Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive. FMI: 594-3301. Through Oct. 31.

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.

New Artists Exhibit: new work by Kristin Fitzpatrick and Ellen Roberts, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through Oct. 27. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

Paintings by Ann Getsinger and drawings by David Graeme Baker, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays and Mondays by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 4.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Endeavour Home, 415 Main St. Open First Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

“Peter Ralston: Master Prints,” new and classic images, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through Oct. 25.

"Same Voice/Different Song," solo show by Lissa Hunter; and work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St.

“Summer Collection,” paintings by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane, Jane Barrie and Diana Maddocks, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 39 Union St. FMI: 593-7955.

Work by featured artists Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Lydia Kaeyer and Charlene "Sea" Vanderslice; plus 15 other member artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 4.

Work by Geoffrey Vollers (fine wood sculpture, furniture and miniatures) and Marti Reed (paintings), gallery above studio at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St. Call ahead at 691-4025.


“Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference,” co-curated with Unity College as part of Maine Environmental Art and Design (MEAD); and “Shifting Walls,” audio installation by sound artist Ryan Page, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Cost: donations. Through Dec. 1.

“Selfies: Artists’ Self Portraits and Their Work,” WallWork Gallery, 67 Pascal Ave. Through Oct. 19.

“Turning Twenty,” woodturning art from across the U.S. and Canada, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, corner of Route 90 and Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Jan. 15.


“If you lived here, you’d be home by now” group show; and “10,” anniversary show, in the wing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays or by appointment, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Oct. 14.

Sea and Shore paintings by Lucinda Talbot, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, First Light Gallery, River Road/Route 131.

Work by local artists Marylin Quint-Rose and Lauren Gill, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St., Tenants Harbor. Oct. 4 through Nov. 11; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11.


Alan Crichton: 100 Hairdos series, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 7 p.m. Thursdays for Knitting Circle) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, WORKS Gallery & Bookstore, 21 East Main St./Route 1. Through Oct. 28.

“For Those In Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues,” campus-wide focus with interactive exhibits; “Gone Fishing”; and more including SDHS collaboration “Then and Now” in Old Vestry, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays/ noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $12; $10 older than 64; $8 age 7-15; $30 families; free younger than 7, members, active military families with Military ID and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 20.


“Classic Yachts: Images by John Snyder,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Keag River Gallery, 25 Dublin Road. FMI: 594-1818.

Ron Frontin: new paintings, plus from local, national and international artists in all media, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; other times by appointment, Art of the Sea, Route 73 at the ‘keag. FMI: 594-9396. Through Oct. 14.


Arduina Palanca Caponigro: “Selected Works,” Thomaston Café, 154 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-8589. Through Oct. 31.

Colonial-era artifacts, art and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays plus scheduled community festival days, General Henry Knox Museum/Montpelier, Route 131 at beginning of St. George peninsula. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members; $4 age 5-13; $20 family; free younger than 5 and active military families with Military ID. Through Columbus Day.

Original digital artwork by Vincent “Blind Albert” Gabriel (Jane’s Legacy Art), Highlands Coffee House, Main Street/Route 1. Through October.


“3.2.7,” sculptural installation by Michael Shaughnessy, Leonard R. Craig Gallery in the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 948-9239. Through Nov. 1.


“Burmese Daze,” paintings by San Naing and Naing Lay plus work by 10 Midcoast artists, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road, off Depot Street. Call ahead to 832-4062 or 701-7477.

“Caribbean Collection 2013,” sculpture and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or by appointment, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085. Through October. New show opens Oct. 9; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12.

Lone Ranger paintings by H.J. Ward, Wendell Minor, Ernest Nordli, Don Spaulding and Charles Steinbacher; original newspaper comic strip art by Charles Flanders; and much more, Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, Route 1. For hours, call 832-7398 before 8 p.m.

“Ronald G. Hovey, Romantic Painter” plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Oct. 5. Pottery show opens Oct. 9; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12.


Rustic sculptures by Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens, Route 90 a quarter mile in from Route 1 (look for patriotic pickup). FMI: 273-3948. Through October.


Paintings, drawings and ceramics by Suzanne Phillips, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Nov. 6.


Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.

Staff Profile

Dagney C. Ernest
A&E editor for Courier Publications, LLC
(207) 594-4401/4407, ext. 115
Email Me

Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for more than 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

Recent Stories by Dagney C. Ernest