Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jul 12, 2018
Sam Gelber, who spends much of the year in Morrill, is one of two Midcoast artists whose work is on view at Maine Jewish Museum in Portland. There will be an opening reception Thursday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. The shows run through Aug. 31; Gelber's is in the Fineberg Family Community Room.

BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

Belfast Art Market: juried market of artists and artisans, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, front lawn of Waterfall Arts, 256 Main St. Rain or shine (some booths move inside in inclement weather); concurrent with Belfast Farmers’ Market. Through August.

Contemporary art by 15 artists in a variety of media, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Local Color Gallery, 135 High St. FMI: 218-1249.

Grand re-opening show: work by 61 Maine artisans, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Harbor Artisans, 69 Main St. Through Dec. 29. FMI: 338-2088.

“Gray Scale,” themed group show, The Belfast Framer & Betts Gallery, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Aug. 11.

“Leap of Faith,” photography by Courtney Anne Porter, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through July 31.

New work by Jerri Finch plus Vintage Jerri Finch prints and cards; and sculpture in several media by Jay Hoagland, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 7 p.m. Fridays), The Finch Gallery, 16 Main St. FMI: 338-1060.

Seventeen years’ celebration: 20 percent discount on Neal Parent’s black and white images and Joanne Parent’s oil paintings, plus work by Marvin Jacobs, Niky Peak and Dan Bennett, 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. Through July 22.

“sun comes up,” framed drawings and installation of large-scale paper forms by Andrea Sulzer, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Aug. 12.

“Summer Stable Show,” work by gallery artists; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Aug. 31. Open during Fourth Friday Art Walks. Artist talks 5 p.m., art walk reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 27.

“Tidal Zone,” themed group show in Clifford and Corridor galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; during events; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through July 20.

CAMDEN

“Alison Hill - Painting Monhegan,” recent oils; and work by other house artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Through July 20.

“Imagine the Maine Woods National Park,” work by award-winning photographers/authors Thomas Mark Szelog and Lee Ann Szelog, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through July 30.

CUSHING

“Sticks and Stones,” carved and painted birds and fish; and beach paintings by David Sears, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 and 15, Cushing Historical Society Barn, 17 Hathorne Point Road. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 13. Partial benefit for Georges River Land Trust’s Langlais Sculpture Preserve.

FREEDOM

Exhibition of work by member artists, Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St., in the village. FMI: freedommakersstudio@gmail.com.

LINCOLNVILLE

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.

MONHEGAN

“Joan Harlow: Island Life,” Lupine Gallery’s annual summer exhibit at the Island Inn, adjacent to the wharf. Open daily through Oct. 8. FMI: call Lupine Gallery, 594-8131.

“The Monhegan Museum: Celebrating Fifty Years,” open daily, Monhegan Museum of Art & History in the Monhegan Island Light Station and adjacent keeper’s house. Campus includes Kent/Fitzgerald Home and Studio. FMI: monheganmuseum.org. Through Sept. 30

NORTH HAVEN

Gallery artists Patrick Stone, David Wilson and Eric Hopkins; plus others in rotation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Hopkins Wharf Gallery, 7 Hopkins Wharf. FMI: 867-4444. Through Labor Day.

“Island Photographers: Then and Now,” 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, North Haven Historical Society, 77 Pulpit Harbor Road. FMI: 867-4752. Opens with talk by local photographer William Trevaskis 7 p.m. July 12; continues through August.

Work by Olivia Cabot Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, North Haven Gallery, 26 Main St. FMI: 867-4444. Through July 14; work by Jamie Morgan July 15-21.

ROCKLAND

Abstract oil paintings by Jill Langdon in display case, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Through July 31.

America Martin: Carver Hill Pop-up, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays; or by appointment, Yellow Barn, 20 Winter St. (across from CMCA). FMI: 542-9895. Through July 22.

Art and graphic design by Orlando Johnson and more, Black Hole Gallery, 403 Main St. Also open during First Friday Art Walks.

“Beautiful World” group show of varied media, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive (entrance). FMI: 596-0800. Through July 31.

“Edges,” paintings by Jill Caldwell; and 3D works and repurposed furniture by Bonnie Farmer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; and 7 to 10 p.m. second Wednesdays, Bonnie Farmer Assemblage Art & Gallery, 166 South Main St. Through July.

Grand opening show of American artists from the 19th through 21st centuries, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Clarke Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 751-1193.

“John Bisbee: American Steel” (through Oct. 14); “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things” (through Oct. 14); “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood” (through Oct. 9); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $8; $6 older than 65/students with ID; free younger than 18, members; free for all during First Friday Art Walks (through November). FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. Tuesday Talk by Burckardt: 5:30 p.m. July 17.

“John Merritt: Beyond Ornament,” paintings and sculptures, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Through July 28.

Judy Grossman paintings in several media, Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Call 594-8656 to verify hours. Through July 26.

July show featuring work by Melissa Post van der Burg, Ann Rhinehardt, Joan Wright and Lara Max; plus 13 other member artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St. FMI: artspacemaine.com.

“Maine Landscapes,” new paintings by Christopher French, Lisa Kyle and Bruce Busko, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through July 29.

“Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14) in Morehouse Wing and Nevelson galleries; Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold” (through Dec. 30) in Rothschild Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection” in Hadlock Gallery (through Oct. 21); “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland” (through Feb. 17) in Wyeth Study Center; “On a Mountain in Maine” in Library Gallery (through Oct. 7); “Stories of the Land and Its People” (through Sept. 9) in the Crosman Gallery; and “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism” (through Oct. 28) in the Wyeth Center, 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. FMI: 596-6457. 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. Also The Wyeth Experience tours: 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through September; $50/$35 members; limited to 12. Annual Wyeth Day Lecture: “Christina’s World” at 70 discussion 2 p.m. July 12 at Strand Theatre ($20; $15 members). “Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” gallery tour 1:30 p.m. July 18.

Nature-inspired work by Lynn Travis, Gwen Sylvester and Sherrie York, 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. Through July.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

Resident Artist Show: Justin Kinney, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9 (in lobby of Thorndike Building). FMI: 200-7915. Through July.

Solo shows: Joyce Tenneson, Robin McCoy and Stephen Pace, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Tenneson gallery talk: 4 p.m. July 14.

Solo shows: Kayla Mohammadi, Barbara and Jill Madden, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Aug. 11.

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.

“Teapots: Real and Imagined,” eight-person themed show, plus fine craft, CRAFT Gallery, brick courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through August; live music in courtyard during First Friday Art Walks.

“Turning Towards the Sun,” group show of paintings, papercut pieces, glass mosaics, glass bowls and dishware, cyanotype collage, wood folk carvings and more, 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 July 27.

"Two Muses,” painting/poetry pairings by The Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St.

“Women of Black Mountain College,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Through July 29. Poetry reading: 4 p.m. July 15.

Work by gallery artists including John Bisbee and Simon van der Ven, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Open late for First Friday Art Walks.

Work in varied media, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Gallery 440, 440 Main St. FMI: 670-8499.

ROCKPORT

Jewelry, pottery, wood, handbags, baskets, sculpture, accessories, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623.

“New Work by Faculty,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 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. 12.

Work of Katie Wilson, Kathryn Oliver and Ralph Hassenpflug, Beech Hill Gallery, 364 Commercial St./Route 1.

ST. GEORGE

“Barbara Ernst Prey: New Oil Paintings and Prints,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and by appointment, Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Through July 15.

“Coastal Light: Marine Paintings of Midcoast Maine,” paintings by Robert Schweitzer, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5 Cold Storage Road, Port Clyde. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 13; through July 30.

“Mosquito island and The Wandering Shoreline,” two oil series by Ann Getsinger, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 through 18, The Granite Gallery, 68 Main St./Route 131. Reception: 4 to 7 p.m. July 13.

"Thanks for the Memories" memorial show in new wing; and "Anything Goes" evolving group show of art and more, 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.

SEARSPORT

“Kosti Comes Home,” “Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas” 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 8-15; free younger than 8, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-0334 or 548-2529. Through Oct. 21.

SOUTH THOMASTON

“Moments Of Splendor,” Gary Akers’ 2018 exhibition of new paintings in egg tempera and watercolor, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, The Green Schoolhouse Studio, 414 St. George Road/Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 14; through Aug. 3.

STOCKTON SPRINGS

"Mobility: Art with a Mission," benefit show of paintings by William Landmesser, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays (best to call ahead), Narrows Art Gallery, 34 Meadow Road (off Route 1). FMI: 567-4302. Portion of sales go to Free Wheelchair Mission.

THOMASTON

“BOOM! Artillery in the American Revolution” Society of the Cincinnati exhibition; Knox Collections Room, Thomaston Room and 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, 30 High St. at the Route 131 turn to St. George. FMI: 354-8062. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members.

VINALHAVEN

“Midsummer,” work in varied media by Elaine Austin Crossman, sculptor Carl Swidorski’s Quarryman series and photography by William Trevaskis, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Opens with 4:30 p.m. artists talk followed by 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 14; through Aug. 1.

“Swedes, Norwegians and Finns Work and Settle on Vinalhaven 1850-1940,” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Vinalhaven Historical Society, 41 High St. FMI: 863-4410. Related events all season.

WALDOBORO

ArtWalk Waldoboro, 4 to 7 p.m. July 14, coordinated gallery openings and other special events in Waldoboro village (look for red balloon). Second Saturdays through October.

“Fall of Insects,” oils and pastels by Chris Augusta, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St., Waldoboro. Call 832-7897. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception July 14; through July 30.

“In Sync With Nature,” works by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. in the village. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception July 14.

Local artworks and artifacts, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220. Through Labor Day; open to 6 p.m. during ArtWalk Waldoboro.

Seafaring scenes and more by Wolfgang Busse, Polly McGrory and guest artists, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship Road/Route 220. FMI: 790-1427.

WASHINGTON

“Beyond Color,” 10-person group show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Corner Gallery, Mason’s Corner Building in the village. Through July 29.

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