Two galleries marking their 10th year in business have announced they are closing. Both will open their final shows Friday, Sept. 6, during their respective cities’ First Friday Art Walks.

Rougette in Rockland

Rougette Gallery, upstairs at 340 Main St., Rockland, will be showing the best of Katharine Cartwright's watercolors from her Laws of Nature series during the month of September. One of Cartwright's watercolors has just been accepted into the first round of the Shezhen Watercolor Biennale Exhibition in China. There were 2,825 entries from 54 countries and regions; 260 were selected for Stage 1 by jurors.

There will be an open house during the art walk where art by Edward Goss, Matt Sesow and aboriginal art, among other art works, will be on sale. There also will be a gallery yard sale where frames, art magazines, light fixtures, furniture and other gallery goodies will be on sale.

The gallery will be open through the end of September, with an outside chance or another opening if there are sufficient works remaining. Rougette is open Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. and just about any other time on request; call 596-7979 of visit

Galerie Dufour in Belfast

Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St., Belfast, will mark the end of its era with a final exhibition, “The Wake.” The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Donated refreshments will be welcomed.

Galerie Dufour features natural fine art nude photography by award-winning Maine artist Charles Laurier Dufour. Dufour’s work will continue to be featured at Art Space Gallery in downtown Rockland; in juried exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada; and as part of invited installations in this region. To host Dufour’s work in art-friendly venues, email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or