“Winter,” a small group exhibition, is on view through early January in the Café Gallery of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St.

Five artists — Deb Winship, Nancy Breed Fitzgerald, Lois Anne, Jason Rawn and Steve Cartwright — all members of the Good Tern Co-Op, were invited to participate in this exhibition. The theme of winter can be interpreted in a number of ways: the beauty, the starkness; the winter of our discontent; nuclear winter; hibernation; gently falling snow; blinding blizzard; whiteness; short days; long nights and more.

Winship is a painter who has had her studio in Rockland, near the harbor, since 1998. Her work is always specific to her surroundings. She is inspired by the organic shapes found in the landscape and by the coastal village architecture.

Since retiring from teaching, Fitzgerald, also of Rockland, has devoted her life to painting. She feels she is on a never-ending journey of exploration as she continues to take classes, to study, to learn from other artists and use different media.

Anne’s drawings were done using either a brush or a bamboo pen dipped in ink or gouache, an opaque watercolor. She is interested in line and structure and is intrigued by trees in the winter landscape. She has maintained her studio in downtown Rockland since 1984.

Cartwright seeks to photograph the exquisite detail of nature close to home. For him, there are so many moods, so much inspiration and a spiritual connection with these images. He lives in Waldoboro, where he is a freelance writer and was just elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen.

Rawn of Union worked in mixed media to produce the two collages in this exhibition, “… bears, deers, moose, mammoths, faces & Associates” and “Look at the Pretty ChemTrails.” These are part of the Some Green Art (So You Know It’s Good) series he is working on using recycled images, reclaimed lumber, various salvaged paints and trace amounts of mammoth fossil dust from the Canadian Rockies.

The Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op and Café is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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