Landing Gallery, 409 Main St., will hold an artists’ opening reception for “Still Life” Friday, Nov. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition offers new paintings by four Maine plein air painters — Daniel Corey, Sarah Faragher, Monique Lazard and Björn Runquist.

The show answers the question of what does a plein air painter paint when weather conditions do not allow the artist to paint outdoors?  Interiors and still life subjects are some options, and they can range from food; to flowers in a vase; to pots in the kitchen sink. Painters look for colors, values and shapes to compose their paintings … and there are no subject limitations to what artists perceive as interesting or beautiful.

Corey recently won two awards, People’s Choice Award and Second Place, at the Boothbay Regional Art Foundation’s statewide exhibition “ArtinMe.,” juried by Connie Hayes.

Faragher has been the Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park during this October and November. Some paintings from this residency will be exhibited at Landing Gallery during her during her solo show next June.

Lazard’s 2015 awards include Artistic Merit Award for the sixth annual “Nature and Wildlife Exhibit” of the St. Augustine Art Association; and a Certificate of Merit Award for “Paint Me Miami,” held in Miami, Fla. Her work is included in Spectrum Miami during Art Basel in December, and she was juried into the Chalkhill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, Calif., in July.

Runquist enjoyed a September painting trip to France. His well-known plein air paintings have been a fixture in the Midcoast area for decades and he exhibits throughout Maine, Connecticut and New York.

The “Still Life” exhibit will continue through Dec. 24. Landing Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 239-1223; visit; and 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