The eighth annual Holiday Art Show at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St./Route 52, promises to be a spectacular debut of new work by artists Patty Bolz, Monica Kelly, Antonia Munroe, Margaret Rizzio, Anneli Skaar and Lucinda Ziesing.

The event will open with a festive reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres Saturday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, hours will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A pair of 18 karat gold earrings by Patty Bolz will be raffled to benefit the Wayfinder School, a nonprofit alternative education program for teens. Bolz’s jewelry is hand-built using high karat gold, colored stones and diamonds. Each piece, rich in detail and craftsmanship, embodies both a classic and contemporary appeal.

Kelly exhibits an evocative series of oil paintings with saturated colors floating on panels in lyrical compositions. Her work is often described as otherworldly, thanks to mystical and atmospheric effects.

Munroe’s paintings of exotic birds are inspired by her continuing study of traditional Indian miniature painting techniques. Munroe uses hand-ground pigment dispersions in her highly detailed avian portraits.

Rizzio uses a wide range of vintage ephemera and found objects to create enchanting multi-layered collages. The carefully constructed vignettes evoke a deep appreciation for the past through memory and coincidence, embracing the artist’s attachment to Maine.

Skaar’s oil paintings comprise 13 observations of the cycle of the moon. Skaar is recognized for her dreamlike style of painting, most notably with Arctic themes portrayed in the twilight hours.

Ziesing, who often paints on Mylar, will exhibit Public Works, original rubbings of manhole covers, as well as arrestingly beautiful banners focusing on the theme of Water.

All are invited to join the High Mountain Hall holiday show artists during Christmas-by-Sea weekend. For event updates, visit or check out the event’s Facebook page.

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