Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1 will open the summer season Friday, June 27, with “Celebrating the Portrait as Timeless Art,” a diverse collection of works by today’s most exciting contemporary realists. “Seth Haverkamp: A Passion for the Unique” will accompany the portrait exhibition, highlighting Haverkamp’s take on the genre as he mixes traditional realism, a bold color palette and his signature affinity for embellishments.

Both exhibits will bee on view from June 27 to July 26. An opening reception will take place the opening day from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Both the exhibits and the reception are free and open to the public.

“Celebrating the Portrait” includes new work from Ellen Cooper, Joseph Dolderer, Stephen Bauman, Kerry Dunn and many more including young artist TJ Cunningham, emerging into the national spotlight and Catherine Haverkamp, Seth Haverkamp’s wife, taking up the brush while raising their kids and producing stunning work in her own right.

The “Seth Haverkamp” show will highlight his mix of traditional realism and bright colors, splatter-and-drip inspired backgrounds and often eccentric accessories, used to mesmerizing effect.

Looking ahead, August will be all about landscapes. Those of the Midcoast will star in “Roger Dale Brown: Painting Maine,” featuring the plein air artist’s mix of impressionism and realism. These paintings will be complemented by “Nancy Depew: Inside the Forest,” works that combine traditional realist painting techniques with a contemporary approach to offer tightly-rendered, lush forestscapes. These show will run from Aug. 1 to 30.

Haynes will close the season with “Zoey Frank: Exploration & Discoveries,” one of the first solo exhibitions of a distinctive talent who is already a favorite of Maine collectors already. Her subjects range from still lifes, landscapes and interiors to figurative narratives. This show will run from Sept. 5 to 27.

Haynes Galleries hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call (615) 430-8147 or 354-0605; visit haynesgalleries.com; or check out the gallery’s Facebook page.

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