Mars Hall Gallery will open its 2017 summer season with "14 Miles to the Horizon," an ever-changing exhibit that showcases Maine art along with an expanded selection of fine antiques and collectibles; and a preview of a retrospective show opening in July. The season-opening reception will be Friday, June 16, from 5 to 8 p.m.

On display in "14 Miles to the Horizon” will be paintings by Nancy Baker, Leo Brooks, Jeanette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Roger Kirby, Brian Kliewer, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Elaine Niemi, Cam Noel, David Paffhausen, Elaine Reed, Jimmy Reed, Mimo Gordon Riley, Holly Smith, Carl Sublett, William Thon, Ron Weaver and Eleanor Zuccola.

Also on exhibit is black and white pinhole photography by Antonia Small, mixed media assemblage by Bill Cook, whimsical driftwood fish by Claire Perry and a variety of quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy, handcarved decoys by Stephan Hill and mixed media stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display through out the gallery as well as outside in the sculpture gardens.

Mars Hall congratulates Small and Gary Libby for winning the John N. Cole Maine Literary Award for Maine Themed Nonfiction for their book "Caught"; autographed copies are available at the gallery, as well as Small's photography. Congratulations also go to Funk for being featured in the current Victoria Magazine. A botanical painting of hers was selected for use in advertising of the 2017 Boston Flower Show.

Phase One of "14 Miles to the Horizon” will run through Aug. 6. The new wing will preview an upcoming retrospective of work by the late Venezuelan artist Manuel Rincon.

Beginning the day after the reception, Mars Hall will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. The gallery is located at 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula. For more information, call 372-9996 or visit

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