Holly-Marie Haining of Waldoboro will be one of the artists displaying work at the 11th “Art for Outreach” show held annually in the St. Andrews Parish House on Glidden Street. The opening reception will be Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and the show will run through Sunday, Sept. 12.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Sept. 11 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12. A portion of the show’s proceeds benefit local and international charities.

Haining’s paintings are not easily defined, but are most closely labeled as neo-historical contemporary. She often chooses subject matter steeped in coastal history. Her work is pared down and simple, stripping away modern day distractions as she imagines her subjects in their original state. The result reveals a story or message whether through fanciful adaptations or by melding elements of abstract with impressionism. Haining’s SeaWitch Studio is located along the Medomak River in Waldoboro. Her whimsical paintings of mermaids, satirical themes and commissions of historic sailing vessels are well-known, and her accomplishments include book cover art for Penguin Press, affiliation with the American Folk Art Museum in New York City and being invited as a featured artist for several maritime institutions of note including the Maine Maritime Museum and the Nantucket Whaling Museum.

Other venues along the coast of Maine where Haining’s reproductions and a limited selection of originals are sold include Archipelago, Rockland; Casual Interiors, Boothbay Harbor; Franciska Needham Gallery, Damariscotta; Maine Gathering, Camden; Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro; and Debra Elizabeth’s, Wiscasset. Many of her designs also are available in custom kitchen and bathroom tile at Donna Carrigan’s Dovetail Design in Damariscotta. Visitors are always welcome to visit SeaWitch Studio at 689 Friendship Road in Waldoboro by appointment (249-7520) or by chance.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.