Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Aug 10, 2017
The entrance of the Old German Meeting House, Route 32, Waldoboro, is captured in “Narrow is the Way,” a watercolor by Valerie Jeanne Borgal of Tewksbury, Mass., a graduate of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It may be seen during the historic church’s visiting hours, 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays through August.


Abbie Read’s “Library” installation, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Aug. 30. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10.

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.

“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. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 10; through Oct. 1.

“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. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St. FMI: 338-9229. Through Labor Day; then Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 7.

“Comfort Zone,” paintings by Kathleen Mack and Carol Sloane, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also Beaver Street entrance). FMI: 338-6465. Through Sept. 2.

Harold Garde Open Studio, 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, 41 Court St.

“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 and 8 p.m. fourth Fridays through August, The Finch Gallery, 16 Main St. (behind iconic Consumers Fuel Company building). FMI: 338-1060.

Paintings and tarot decks by Katenia Keller and silk-screened clothing and home textiles by Krista Odom, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Alpha Libra Studio & Showroom, 137 High St. (second floor of former Masonic Temple). Through August.

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.


Fiber art by Robyn Vine, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Aug. 31.


Arts in the Barn: “Photo Impressionism” exhibition by Bruce Lewis, in the Cushing Historical Society’s barn at 17 Hathorne Point Road. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 11 continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13.


“Penobscot Painters Plus,” 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily, Islesboro Historical Society, 388 Main Road. Opens with 5 p.m. reception Aug. 11; through Aug. 16.


Summer Open Studio/Open House: annual show and sale of Betsy Levine's soda- and wood-fired pottery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13, Prescott Hill Pottery, 261 Prescott Hill Road. FMI: 589-3399.


New paintings by Chris Polson, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Twin Brooks Stretchers, 59 Calderwood Lane. Through Sept. 8.

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.


“Celebrating the Stitch: The Embroidery of Bette Woolsey,” 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, lower level of Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road. Through Aug. 20.


Annie Bailey and Pam Cabañas pop-up gallery at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13, waterfront Harbor and Buoy parks. Cost: $15 all-weekend show admission; free younger than 12.

“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 Aug. 31. Sales (all $150 or less) benefit the nonprofit’s art programs and prison art project.

“Christine Lafuente and Philip Frey” 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 Aug. 29. Pop-up trunk show by gallery artist Dianne Schelble: 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13.

“Conversations On A Process, Continued,” intimate landscape paintings and collages by Erika Manning, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St. Through Labor Day.

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.

Featured artist Simon van der Ven, award-winning ceramic art; new paintings by Sally Ladd Cole; and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; chance or appointment Sundays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Through August.

Fine craft woodworking, sculpture and paintings by local artists Michaela Crie Stone, Erika Manning, Peter Davis and Annie Bailey, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, NoRo Gallery, corner of Brewster and Cedar streets (entrance, parking on Cedar). Through August.

“Fins, Feathers & Fur,” inaugural juried show of Maine coastal wildlife art, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5. Open during First Friday art walks. Through Aug. 31.

“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; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; or appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Through Sept. 16.

“John Walker: From Seal Point” (through Oct. 29); “Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stilles | Temporality” (through Aug. 13); “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. Open Late: 21-and-older Cafe Miranda cash bar soiree 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fridays through August (except Aug. 18) in the courtyard. Gallery tours 11 a.m. weekdays; Yoga Flow 5:30 p.m. Thursdays (courtyard or in galleries, donation) through August. Talk by ceramicist Mark Wedel: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 (free).

“Le Pont Neuf,” drawings, oil paintings, grisaille studies and palette knife paintings by Angela Anderson, The Art Loft, 385 Main St. (Suite 9 in lobby level of Thorndike building). FMI: 200-7915. Through Aug. 27.

“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: Dr. Syn” in the Wyeth Study Center Gallery (through Sept. 9); “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 tours: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and Sept. 27. David Rockwell, nephew of Andrew Wyeth, at Olson House 4 p.m. Thursdays through August. The Wyeth Experience tours: 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays through September; $50/$35 members; limited to 12. “Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow” lecture and book signing by biographer Laurie Wilson: 6 p.m. Aug. 16; $8/$5 members.

“Nature As Color,” solo exhibition of 55 new paintings by Irma Cerese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through Sept. 10.

“The Number of Inches Between Them,” sculptural forms in ongoing project by Gordon Hall, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Steel House South, 639 Main St. Through Aug. 26. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Related performance 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at Winter Street Warehouse, 20 Winter St.; followed by 7 p.m. lectures and performance at Hillside Farm, 300 Barnestown Road, Camden. All free, open to all.

Oil paintings by Betsy Podlach and pencil drawings by Celia Hensel, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800. Through Aug. 29.

Opening 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.

Paintings by Wendy A. Newcomb and Gary Hoyle; 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.

“The Pemaquid Light Paintings: Watercolors of an Iconic Maine Landmark 2014 – 2017,” paintings by David Dewey; but work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. Through Aug. 12. Opening with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 16: solo shows by Lois Dodd, Bayard Hollins, Janice Kasper and Lise Becu.

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

Solo exhibitions: Bo Bartlett and John Goodyear, 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 Aug. 26.

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. Opens with 11:15 a.m. reception Aug. 13; through Sept. 14.

“Table Matters” featuring work by Jacques Vesery, Lissa Hunter and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167.

Work by John Wood, Penny Markley, Lara Marx and Obrianna Cornelius 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.


Aldermere Farm Art Show & Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12, Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave. Annual showcase of original paintings and prints that capture the beauty of Maine’s coast, Aldermere Farm and its world-renowned Belted Galloway cattle. FMI: 236-2739. Benefits Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s agricultural programs in Rockport.

“The Door Between” featuring photographs by Valerie Carrigan, Tillman Crane, Susan Davens, Brenton Hamilton, Jeannie Hutchins, Sal Taylor Kydd, Nancy Loeber, Jim Nickelson, Jason Philbrook, Anneli Skaar, Richard Reitz Smith, Alan Vlach and Deanna Whitman, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Oct. 6. Reception: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

“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. Opens with annual Summer Celebration 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10; 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.

Maine-made artwork and craft in pop-up market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Down East Magazine offices, 680 Commercial St./Route 1. Through Aug. 11 (final Food Truck Friday).

“Mystify the Senses,” photography fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Aug. 12.

“New Work by Faculty,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, intersection of Mill Street and Route 90. FMI: 594-5955. Through Sept. 13.

“Unspoken,” photography by artists Sal Taylor Kydd, Cindy Beams and Jeannie Hutchins, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (and by appointment) Aug. 11 through 27, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. FMI: (978) 618-2584. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11.


“Barbara Ernst Prey: Inflection Points, 40 Years Painting Maine”; and (Aug. 15 to Sept. 20) “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. Through Sept. 4. Also sale of handcrafted items to benefit Center for Girls through Aug. 15.

"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. Open with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 11.

Ed and Kay Botkin: Annual Exhibition of paintings and Glass & Granite sculptures, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-6369. Aug. 11 through 13; opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

“It’s all about the light,” paintings by Geoff Bladon; work by 12 artist-members; 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 Aug. 21.

Pam Cabañas: solo exhibition of works in pastel, charcoal, watercolor and gouache, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 through 16, Granite Gallery, 68 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11.


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. Discounts of 10 to 50 percent on some items through August.

“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.


“Maine Perspectives: Ronald Frontin and Friends,” 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily through Aug. 16, Keag River Gallery, 25 Dublin Road. Reception: 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12.

“Summertide,” works by fine artists and craftsmen, 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.

"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.


Art Wall Artist: Gil Coyle, Pope Memorial Humane Society the shelter, 25 Buttermilk Lane. Through mid-August.

“Harvey Peterson’s Whimsical Folk Art Figures & Maine Monoprints”; “The Magical & Mystical Paintings of Seth Haverkamp”; and “Homage to the Art of the Sea,” work by four marine masters; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. FMI: (615) 430-8147. Through Sept. 9.

“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.


“Land and Legend,” featuring sculpture by William Lasansky and photographs by Andrew Crane and Ron Rosenstock, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Through Aug. 30.


ArtWalk Waldoboro, 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12, receptions and open houses at in-village galleries. Second Saturdays through October.

“From Our Sea,” Philippe Guillerm’s collection of inks on paper, and sculptures, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; weekends by appointment, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 12.

Jean Kigel: “Eastern Views,” 19th annual exhibition of Asian brush painting, watercolors and oils, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 through 13, The Brick House Gallery, 176 Winslow Mills Road. FMI: 975-3262. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

Local artworks and artifacts, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220. Through August. Open to 4:30 p.m. during ArtWalk Waldoboro.

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 Sept. 6. Reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12.

Original paintings by Anne Heywood, 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12, the Heywood Gallery in the “Governors Mansion,” 921 Main St. FMI: 832-6684.

Three new artists: paintings by Martha Baum and Katherine Gray; and painted wood constructions by Andre Benoit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. ArtWalk reception: 4 to 7 pm. Aug. 12.


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.


“REUNION: A Reunion of Artists and Friends,” work by nine former Downtown Gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Corner Gallery at Mason’s Corner, in the village. FMI: 254-5344. Through Sept. 1.

Watercolors by Rachel Feero Oakes, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Sept. 5.

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