Current & Coming

Midcoast art shows
By Dagney C. Ernest | Sep 14, 2017
“Jessica Lee Ives: Watermark” opens Friday, Sept. 15, at Ellsworth’s Courthouse Gallery. The solo show offers a recent series that explores the figure as it moves through water, a favorite subject of the artist whom locals will remember from her Camden days as Jessica Stammen. The opening reception begins at 5 p.m., and Ives will give a gallery talk at 6 p.m. Pictured is “Watermark,” a 2017 oil on panel.


“Address,” group show curated by Female Background, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Oct. 1.

African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

"Americans Who Tell The Truth" indigenous people’s portraits by Robert Shetterly, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Oct. 31. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Gallery talk by the artist and portrait subject Sherri Mitchell: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

“The Art of Climate Science,” photography and artwork illustrating research activities of students, faculty and staff of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. FMI: 338-8049. Through Sept. 29.

“Belfast during World War I,” artwork by Percy Sanborn and Hartwell Woodcock, exhibits depicting Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, the 1864 “Belfast Civil War Soldiers Quilt” and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St. FMI: 338-9229. Through Oct. 7.

“Interiors” in the Clifford Gallery; and “An Eclectic Mix,” work from The Art Department, in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Sept. 15.

“Land and Sea,” 2017 summer stable show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (to 8 p.m. during art walks), Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Sept. 15.

New oil paintings by Jerri Finch, also prints, posters and cards; and sculpture by Jay Hoagland, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, The Finch Gallery, 16 Main St. (behind iconic Consumers Fuel Company building). FMI: 338-1060. Closing celebration Sept. 28-30; artists gallery talks 2 p.m. Sept. 30.

Paintings by Joanne Parent, black and white photography by Neal Parent; and work is varied media by Nicole Peak, Dan Bennett and Marvin Jacobs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Paintings by Susan Tobey White, Vinolio, 74 Main St.


Douglas Smith: works on paper, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Sept. 30.

“New Work for the New Year,” fine art by nearly 50 emerging and established Maine and New England artists plus furniture and sculpture, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027.


Work in various media by Maine artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or by appointment, Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, 2522 Atlantic Highway/Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. FMI: 789-5000.


“Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island,” open daily, Monhegan Museum of Art & History, located in the historic Monhegan Island Light Station, 1 Lighthouse Hill. Also works by James Fitzgerald in the Rockwell Kent/James Fitzgerald Historic Artists’ Home and Studio, Tuesdays and Saturdays and by appointment. FMI: 596-7003. Through Sept. 30.

“Stan Moeller: from Montmartre to Monhegan,” Lupine Gallery’s annual summer exhibit at the Island Inn, adjacent to the wharf. FMI: 594-8131. Through Oct. 8.


“The Beauty of the Maine Coast,” local images by photography workshop students (and instructor Paula Apro), The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9, in the Thorndike building. FMI: 200-7915. Through Sept. 30. Sales (all $150 or less) benefit the nonprofit’s art programs and prison art project.

Eric Hopkins: new and career-spanning work, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Eric Hopkins Gallery, 120 Tillson Ave./building C at Journey’s End Marina. Also open by chance or appointment; call 975-4785 or 867-4477. Through September.

Constance Kiermaier: Mixed media constructions, boxes, paintings and more, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Sundays, installed in five locations at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive. FMI: 594-2745. Through Oct. 31. Artist walk & talk: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22.

"I Cover the Waterfront," six-person show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800. Through Sept. 30.

“I Painted … I Paint,” paintings from 1959 and 1960; and 2015 to 2017 by George Wardlow, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; or appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Extended through Sept. 30.

“Life, Stilled,” recent and early oil paintings by Megan Rogers, Rock City Coffee Roasters, 252 Main St. FMI: 594-5688.

“Linden Frederick: Night Stories” (through Nov. 5); “John Walker: From Seal Point” (through Oct. 29); “William Wegman: Reel to Real” (through Oct. 22); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $6; $5 in group (20-plus); free younger than 12, members and for all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October. FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. “The Smallest House in the World,” installation by Jeff Smith, in courtyard Sept. 14-17. Sunday Salon with Frederick and Tess Gerritsen: 3 p.m. Sept. 17.

“Maine Plein Air Painters,” new paintings by Monique Lazard, Tom Curry and Björn Runquist, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through Oct. 15.

“Marguerite Zorach — An Art-Filled Life” Morehouse wing’s Micah, Sam and Tim galleries (through Jan. 7); “Andrew Wyeth at 100”: Maine Drawings” in Hadlock Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Watercolors, 1938-2008” (through Dec. 31) and “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse” (through Oct. 29) in Wyeth Center; “Celebrating Maine” in Rothschild Gallery and “American Treasures from the Farnsworth” in James Gallery (through Oct. 29); “Women” as subjects in Rothschild Gallery, as artists in Library Gallery (through Jan. 21); “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery; and “Stories of the Land and Its People” (through Sept. 10) in Crosman Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $15; $13 senior citizens; $10 students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and Rockland residents; free to all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through September. Also tours 11 a.m., 12 and 1 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays at the Farnsworth Homestead on Elm Street (limited to six); and tours on the hour noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at the Olson House in Cushing. FMI: 596-6457. Zorach gallery tour: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27. The Wyeth Experience tours: 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays through September; $50/$35 members; limited to 12.

Midcoast artists Gordon Bok, Lois Anne and Julie Cyr, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5.

Opening season exhibit of work by local artists in a variety of media, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily or by appointment, Gallery 440, 440 Main St.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

“Picturing Paradise,” cuadros (fabric pictures) by the women of Peru’s Compacto Humano and Manos Ancashinas, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Café Gallery of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St., Rockland. FMI: 594-8822. Through Sept. 30. Also RMDavis watercolor retrospective.

Solo exhibitions by Vito Desalvo, Shawn Fields and Elizabeth Fox, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through September.

Solo shows by Lois Dodd, Bayard Hollins, Janice Kasper and Lise Becu, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. Through Sept. 16.

Stained glass and wood sculpture, furniture and miniatures by Geoffrey Vollers; and paintings by Marti Reed, Geoffrey Vollers Studio, 112 South Main St./Route 73. Open by chance or appointment; call 691-4025.

“Studies of Sail and Sea,” large oils and related studies by Chuck Paine, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Sept. 14.

Summer show of paintings by gallery artists and turned wood by Richard Dunham; and work and craft is varied media, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago gallery and Island Institute store, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through Oct. 29. Open to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October.

“Todd McKie and David Hornung” plus work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through Sept. 26.

“Touch of Gold,” new work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through Oct. 5.

“What’s Behind It?”, new paintings by Brigitte Gautschi, The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm St. FMI:

Work by Roger Barry, Janalee Welch, Joan Wright and Melissa Post van der Burg in front room; and by 15 more member artists throughout, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.


“The Door Between,” group show of book arts and historic process photography, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Oct. 6.

“8457 Knots and Counting,” new fiber work by Gil Coyle, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. Through Sept. 30. FMI: 236-9623.

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” traveling historical photography exhibit from Penobscot Marine Museum, hallway beside the café at Pen Bay Medical Center, Route 1, Glen Cove.


“Barbara Ernst Prey: Inflection Points, 40 Years Painting Maine”; and “MASS MoCA: Studies from a Museum Commission,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Extended through Sept. 17.

"The Bigger Picture," art with a story; second phase of "14 Miles to the Horizon," showcase of fine art, antiques and collectibles; and metal works in the sculpture garden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996.

Paintings by Jill Langdon and photographs by Dave Langdon, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Sept. 22.

Studio and garden exhibit of glass-and-granite sculptures by Kay Botkin and oil paintings by Ed Botkin, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, Botkin’s Studio, 6 Glenmere Road, Tenants Harbor. Part of annual St. George Business Association's 2017 Touring Peninsula Art.

“10X10,” third annual invitational, plus work by gallery artists; and paintings by the late Robert Hamilton, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5 Cold Storage Road (end of Route 131), in the red barn across from general store. Through Sept. 15.

Touring Peninsula Art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, St. George Business Alliance’s self-directed tour of member artists, studios, galleries, shops and restaurants, from St. George town line to end of the peninsula. Locations marked by “Art Tour” sign. Info, map available at


Fine art by David Estey, Wayne Hamilton, Michael Nahme, Mary Brann, Francis Hamabe and more plus Lee's Dolls corner of collectibles, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by appointment, Nahme Fine Art Gallery, 5 West Main St./Route 1. FMI: 548-2858.

“Gone Fishing!” season of exhibits including “The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries” and much more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main St./Route 1. Multi-building downtown campus; admissions at Main Street Gallery and Visitors Center, 2 Church St. Cost: $15; $12 older than 64/students older than 17 (with student ID); $10 age 7-15; free younger than 8, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-0334 or 548-2529. Through Oct. 15.


“Erik Lundin Retrospective: The Art of a Quiet Soul,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 in the Weskeag village. Through Sept. 16. FMI: 691-0392. Fifty percent of sales benefit end-of-life care at the Sussman House.

"Wonders Of The Sea," 20 new watercolor and egg tempera paintings by Gary Akers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the Green Schoolhouse Studio, 414 St. George Road/Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Through Sept. 17.


“Women in the Military” exhibition; new Knox Collections Room, Thomaston Room and interactive War Room; and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Knox Museum’s Montpelier, the big white house at the Route 131 turn to St. George. FMI: 354-8062. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members; $4 age 5-13, free younger; free for those with military ID; $8 groups of 10 or more (call 354-0885 to arrange). Last tour departs half hour before closing.


Gallery artists’ “home” themed show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Through Sept. 20.


Oil paintings and pastels by Sandra C. Hilt, Medomak Arts, in the village at 13 Friendship St./Route 220. Open by appointment and during events. FMI: 832-4774. Through early October; open during ArtWalk Waldoboro.

Portrait Show, portraits by landscape and abstract artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Oct. 7.

“WHAT’S UP THERE,” Jean Kigel’s Attic Window series; plus sculptures by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; weekends by appointment, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085.


Studio JBONE: sculptures by Jay Sawyer in pine grove with small pond, lawn and paths, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (.25 mile from Route 1). Suggested donation: $10. FMI: 273-3948.


Abstract paintings by Matt Demers, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Nov. 30.

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