Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Aug 07, 2014
An Aug. 9 Pop-Up Art Show in Camden features work by John Bisbee, JT Gibson, Jacob Hessler, Jessica Lee Ives, David Jaconson, Lesia Sochor, Rose Umerlik, Jennifer Wilkey, Amy Wilton, James Wolfe and Dudley Zopp.

APPLETON

Watercolors and oils by Nancy Glassman, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. FMI: 785-5656.

BELFAST

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.

Artwork by Percy Sanborn and Hartwell Woodcock, “Belfast during the Civil War - The Home Front,” exhibits depicting Belfast's maritime and industrial heritage and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St. FMI: 338-9229.

"The Big Sea of ME," work by Clarity, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through late August.

“Divertimenti,” recent oils, encaustics and bronzes by Kathleen Mack, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also entrance on Beaver Street). Through Aug. 23. Artist on hand 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8.

Friday Night Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m., downtown and around. Every Friday in July and August; Final Fridays through October.

Fine art prints, mixed media encaustics and Belfast Bay Shade Company works in progress by Dina Petrillo, most days and Friday evenings, Post Office Studio Workshop, second floor of historic downtown post office/customs house building. FMI: 735-8237.

Guest artist Marc Leavitt solo plus member artists work, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance or appointment, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Aug. 31.

Juried Art Show to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County in Barbara Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Aug. 31. Reception, awards ceremony and Pop-Up Invitational Art Show (Abbott Room): 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

Ken Weeks: birch bark canoe models, paintings, assemblages, dioramas; plus gallery work in varied media, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Raven’s Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 505-2659 or 323-6436. Through Aug. 15.

“Living in these Bodies, Part II,” work by Elizabeth Jabar, Colleen Kinsella, Lesia Sochor, Deborah Olin and Lorena Salcedo-Watson; and “Summer Color” group show (Corridor Gallery), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Through Aug. 30. Artists panel: 7 p.m. Aug. 14 (donation).

Mary Jean Crowe: Doll Cake Series plus work by Susan Tobey White, Sheep Jones, Julie Cyr, Blue Moon Clay Carvers, Gail Savitz and Claude O'Donnell, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (to 8 p.m. art walk nights); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990.

New Virgin's Bower installation, “Pollinators and Habitat,” plus Infinite Love, The Act of Becoming: A Tetractys of Masonic Symbolism and Sacred Geometry Tarot paintings by Katenia Keller, Square the Circle Gallery & Studio, second floor of 137 High St.

“Of Our Bays and Estuaries: Large Scale Woodcut, Intaglio and Relief Prints by R. Keith Rendall” plus nature-centric and First Nations art, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Northern Light Gallery, 33 Main St. FMI: 338-3088. Through Aug. 27.

“Standard,” new banners by Karen Gelardi, 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 Aug. 24.

“Summer Stable Show,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through Aug. 18. Artist Abbie Read on site 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8.

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

CAMDEN

"Camden Plein Air 2014," 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Aug. 8 through 20; reception with artists 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

“ICEHARDSHIPBEAUTY,” one-night-only art show and sale of paintings by Anneli Skaar, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Hearstudios, 4 Union St. FMI: heatherhearst.com.

Pearl Street Open Studios, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9, home studios of painters Ingrid Ellison (#13), Mike Rich (#16) and Bill Pettee (#72); and photographer Tillman Crane (#22); Crane holding same hours Aug. 10.

Pop-Up Art Show featuring work by 11 Maine artists, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Hearstudios, 4 Union St. FMI: heatherhearst.com.

Watercolors by Linda Norton, Picker Room of Camden Public Library. Through Aug. 31.

CUSHING

Arts in the Barn: “The Fluid Form: In Pastel, Paint, and Clay,” paintings by Pat Farmer and her daughter Alison Shapiro; and pottery by Daniel Siegel, Cushing Historical Society's barn, 17 Hathorn Point Road. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 8; continues 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10.

FRIENDSHIP

Artifacts and documents of a traditional seafaring community, 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Friendship Museum, one-room schoolhouse at 1 Martin Point Road. Through Labor Day, then weekends only through Columbus Day.

“Inspired by the Earth,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road. FMI: 226-7446. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 9.

HOPE

Work by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, gifted through Colby College and the Kohler Foundation, Hope Town Library, 443 Camden Road/Route 105. FMI: 763-3553.

LINCOLNVILLE

Art at the Beach, 23rd annual gathering of local artist and diverse media, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9, grounds of the Whales Tooth Pub, Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. Rain date: Aug. 10.

New paintings by Chris Polson, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Twin Brooks Stretchers, 59 Calderwood Lane. FMI: (800) 856-1567. Through Sept. 18.

Noah Magro: work in many media, Sunday mornings; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays; chance or appointment (785-3521), Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173, Lincolnville Center. Through Aug. 10.

Work by Maine artists and artisans, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily/to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Beyond The Sea, Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach.

Work in various media by Maine artists including Jill Hoy and the late David Henning Larson, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, 2522 Atlantic Highway/Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. FMI: 789-5000.

ROCKLAND

“Color Vision,” new paintings by Irma Cerese (through Sept. 28); “Maine Light,” new paintings by Björn Runquist and “By-Gone Boats,” 40 clay boats by David Riley Peterson, (through Sept. 7); and "Sea Level,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544.

Eric Hopkins, Colin Page and Tadashi Moriyama shows, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through Aug. 30.

Front-room work by Joan Wright, Jill Caldwell, Sandra Leinonen Dunn and Roger Barry; plus work by 15 other member artists, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. Fridays); 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

“Mom, apple pie, baseball and the flag,” photography by siblings Neil Reichline, Andrew Reichline and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays/by appointment, The Fischer Gallery, 340 Main St., upstairs. FMI: 542-6791.

“Monhegan: The Unfailing Muse,” Maine artist group show, 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 Aug. 31. Pastels by Sally Loughridge in the store.

New pottery works by Autumn Cipala, Lissa Hunter, Hanako Nakazato, George Pearlman and Simon van der Ven; oils by Dudley Zopp; and other fine craft, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery in the courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through Sept. 4.

“Rose Umerlik: Before, During, and After”; and gallery artists (upstairs), 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through Sept. 4.

Solo shows by Barbara Sullivan and Dennis Pinette, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Aug. 16.

Paintings and prints by Maureen Egan, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

“Pam Cabañas: Tidal Affair,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery & Frame Shop, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800. Through Sept. 2.

“The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,” major exhibition organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon (N.Y.) and Maine’s Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum, in Morehouse Wing (through Jan. 4); “The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea” in Wyeth Center (through Dec. 31); “Celebrating Maine,” works from the Permanent Collection, in Rothschild Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Coloring Vision: From Impressionism to Modernism” (through Sept. 28) in Crosman Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Watercolors” in Hadlock Gallery and “Andrew Wyeth: Studies” in Wyeth Study Center (through Nov. 30); “Ideals of Beauty: The Nude” in Library (through Dec. 31); “Other Voices in the Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery; and “Stories of the Land and Its People: An Arts Integrated School Initiative for Midcoast Maine,” annual student collaborative exhibition, in Craig Gallery and Julia’s Gallery (corner of Union and Elm streets; through Aug. 31), 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. Wednesdays and First Fridays through October. FMI: 596-6457. Homestead tours: noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Olson House in Cushing: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours on the hour. Will Barnet Lecture on The Armory Show at 100 by Marilyn S. Kushner: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13; $12, $5 members.

“Time/Place/Condition,” new work by Andy White and Jared Cowan, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Through Aug. 29.

“Wabi Sabi,” group show by the Lively Ladies,  7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. Through late summer.

Work by new gallery artists Meryl Learnihan, Katharine Woodman-Maynard and Leslie Stager, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St.

ROCKPORT

Aldermere Farm Art Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9, Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave. Annual showcase of local art capturing pastoral vistas, Belted Galloway cattle, Maine coastal scenes and paintings of Erickson Fields Preserve. Benefits Aldermere Farm and outreach programs focused on agricultural education and conservation.

Four solo shows: “Betsy Eby: Painting with Fire,” “Tom Burckhardt: Recent Work,” “Ron Leax: The Natural History of Georgetown” and “Elizabeth Fox: Played to Win, 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: $5; members free. Through Sept. 20.

Kathleen Hendrick: original floral and landscape watercolors, office of Dr. Anthony Lee, O.D., 247 Commercial St./Route 1 in the Foxridge Office Park. Ongoing; works changes periodically.

Martha Wakefield: guest artist for August, plus work by Liz Donald, Barb Jackson, and Carol Latta, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Barb Jackson Studio/Gallery, 22 Central St. (between Shepherd's Pie and Salt Water Farm). FMI: 631-0993.

“New Work by Faculty,” exhibition of fine wood furniture, turned objects, carving and ceramics, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 25 Mill St. (at Route 90). FMI: 594-5611. Through Sept. 17.

Samoset Fine Craft Show, invitational show featuring 40 of Maine’s best craftsmen, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10, Samoset Resort, 22 Warrenton St. Cost: $5; free younger than 18. FMI: samosetfinecraftshow.com.

“Two Generations,” the work of Paul and John Paul Caponigro, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Aug. 30. Reception: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

ST. GEORGE

“American Contemporary: 40 Years Painting Maine,” Barbara Ernst Prey’s annual exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Through Aug. 31.

Björn Runquist’s annual exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 through 10, Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 596-7423. Reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8.

Mixed media work by Lucinda Talbot, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and when “open” sign is out, River Road/Route 131, three miles down the peninsula from Montpelier. FMI: 372-1515.

Paintings of Port Clyde & Monhegan by a dozen local artists, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Ocean House Hotel and Gallery, 870 Port Clyde Road/Route 131 in Port Clyde village.

Paintings by Robert Hamilton plus work by gallery members, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, in the barn of Seaside Inn, in the village at end of Route 131. Through Aug. 19.

“To Teach” and "Tale of Two Ports" group shows, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Aug. 17/10.

Work by six Maine artists: Leo Brooks, Kathleen Fox, Wilder Oakes, Sylvia Murdock, Otty Merrill, and Chuck Paine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Gallery-by-the-Sea, Main Street/Route 131 in Port Clyde village. FMI: 372-0583.

SEARSMONT

"Searsmont Inspires," exhibit of local artists, Searsmont Town Library in Searsmont Community Building, 37 South Main St./Route 131. Opens with Bicentennial Week reception and slide show 6 p.m. Aug. 7; continues through September.

SEARSPORT

“The Colcords: A Nineteenth-Century Seafaring Family,” two-and three-dimensional pieces created by Belfast artist Beth Henderson, Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union St. FMI: 548-2303. Aug. 11 through Sept. 13. Presentation by Searsport historian and teacher Charlene Knox Farris: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 26.

“Do It Your Way: Gee’s Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine” in Main Street Gallery (through Sept. 2); “Eric Hopkins: Shells, Fish, Shellfish” in Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery; “Fish, Wind and Tide: Art and Technology of Maine’s Resources”; “History Chests” designed by sophomore class of Searsport District High School; “What Once Was — Our Changing Fisheries”; and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum. Multi-building downtown campus; admissions at Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St./Route 1. Cost: $12; $10 older than 64; $8 age 7-15; $30 families; free younger than 7, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 19. Knowing Their Place: two stories (and the truth) about an African-American settlement in Troy, illustrated talk by Unity College Professor Chris Marshall: 7 p.m. Aug. 14 ($10, $8 museum members).

“Recent Paintings: Elizabeth Yamin & Karen Jelenfy,” WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 East Main St./Route 1. Through Aug. 29.

SOUTH THOMASTON

"Dream Escape," solo show of cyanotypes by Pipyr, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and by chance, Keag River Gallery, 25 Dublin Road. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 8; through Sept. 15.

“Exhibition 2014, A Gathering of Marine Masters”; nautical art from local, state, national and international artists in all media; and ship models, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Art of the Sea, Route 73 at the Keag. FMI: 594-9396. Through Labor Day.

“Kosti Ruohomaa and Maine: A Special Relationship,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Finnish Heritage House, Route 131. Through mid-October.

“Seaside Charms," 20 new paintings in egg tempera and watercolor by Gary Akers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Green Schoolhouse Gallery, two miles down the St. George peninsula on Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Through Aug. 31. Artist on-site each day.

“The Sky’s the Limit,” grand-opening show of work by Baines, Sarah Barnard-Blitz, Allen Bunker, Sandra Leinonen-Dunn, Julie Haskell, Pamela Hetherly and Jill Valliere, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 in ‘Weskeag village. Through Sept. 28.

THOMASTON

Colonial-era artifacts, art and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 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; family flat rate $20. Through Columbus Day.

Featured Artist of the Month: photographer Tim Sullivan, Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 542-6705. Through Aug. 31.

“Roger Dale Brown: Painting Maine” plus “Nancy Depew: Inside the Forest” and more contemporary realism, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. Through Aug. 30.

Wood-relief wall hangings by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, gifted from the late artist’s estate by the Kohler Foundation, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1.

VINALHAVEN

Late Summer Show featuring the work of Tom Lieber and Kitty Wales, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-9351. Opens with 4:30 p.m. artists talk and 5 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 9; through Aug. 27.

WALDOBORO

Bob Besaw and Stephen Parmley: paintings and sculptures, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Mondays, Old Number Nine, 9 Friendship St./Route 220. FMI: 594-1819 or 790-0527. Aug. 8 through 25. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9.

“Eastern Views,” Jean Kigel’s 16th annual exhibition of watercolors and Asian brush works, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 through 10, The Brick House Gallery, 176 Winslow Mills Road/Route 32. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8. FMI: 975-3262.

"From the Bay of Bengal to the Coast of Maine" group exhibition, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road (off Depot Street, near Route 1). Open daily but call ahead: 832-4062 or 741-7477.

Historical exhibitions and more, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220.

Lone Ranger paintings, original newspaper comic strip art and much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, Route 1. FMI: 832-7398 (call before 8 p.m.). Through Columbus Day.

“Oil & Water,” paintings by Jim Root plus sculptures and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9.

Paintings by Julian Sacks, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 9, coinciding with receptions at Old Number Nine and Philippe Guillerm Gallery, Waldoboro; and Maine Coast Artist Gallery, Friendship.

WASHINGTON

“Time Passing,” three-part exhibition by Phyllis Janto, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Washington. Through Sept. 2. FMI: 845-2663.

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