Camden Falls Gallery, on the public landing, claims to have found the cure for the summertime blues in vibrant new work from its established artists, as well as many recent additions. What unites the current collection is its artists’ flair for exploring multifarious shades of blue, hence the show’s moniker, “Summertime Blues.”

From Janis Sanders’ use of large flat areas of azure sky to lock in a composition to John Schmidtberger’s Bayside scenes of carefree swimmers dockside, blue tints predominate at Camden Falls. Other artists exploring the hue include Brita Holmquist, who paints aboard her floating studio, the Vispa Teresa; Todd Bonita, offering timeless small boat works; Amy Brnger, also hailing from Portsmouth, N.H.; and prolifically talented young artist Daniel Corey, who continues to amaze with his plein air work.

Camden Falls Gallery, owned by Howard and Margaret Gallagher and located at 5 Public Landing, showcases original fine art and sculpture from both emerging and established Maine and New England artists. It is open everyday and may also be accessed through the Maine Gathering on Bay View Street. For more information, call 470-7027 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to