Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Dec 06, 2012
Fiber artist, book maker, mixed media artist and poet Sandy Weisman, owner of 26 Split Rock Cove in South Thomaston, and journal maker, gardener and chef Barbara Reitz will helm a one-day book making workshop Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Weisman at 596-7624 or Sandy@26splitrockcove.com.


African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. art walk nights), Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“The Barrens,” blueberry harvest photography by David Stess and Kris Larson, Fernald Art Gallery of the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through Dec. 31.

First Friday Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, downtown and around. Final for the season; caroling on the streets by Penobscot Bay Singers.

“Handmade,” third annual art and craft show and sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays; Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment, Clifford Gallery of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. First Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1.

Holiday Art Gala and Taste of Lower Main Street, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, The Office Gallery, 17 Main St. FMI: 322-8691 or 323-8448.

“Holiday Extravaganza 2012,” visual, musical, literary and culinary art, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (to 7 p.m. Fridays); Mondays by chance (closing 3 p.m. Dec. 24), Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. First Friday reception with Dean’s Sweets and live music: 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7.

“Holiday Gala,” group show of diverse media, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 7; through Dec. 31.

“Maine Farms Through a Painter's Eye: the Land, the Animals, the Produce,” oil paintings by Elizabeth Fraser, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays (closed Dec. 29), Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through Jan. 2. First Friday reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.

"Memories — Now and Then," work Shelagh Richard Knox, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Opens with reception and wine tasting 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7; through Dec. 31.

New paintings by Katenia Keller, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; or by appointment, Square the Circle Gallery at the Masonic Temple, 137 High St. (second floor).Gallery opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 7.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St., Belfast. FMI: 338-1553. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.

Paintings by Susan Tobey White, Sheep Jones and Julie Cyr, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990. First Fridays finale: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.

“The Road I’m On …” paintings by Jude Nickerson, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; other times by chance or appointment Raven’s Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 505-2659 or 691-3710. Meet the artist 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. Through Dec. 31.

“Sedna’s Gaze,” oil paintings on aluminum by Lisa Lebofsky and new sculpture from the collection of Judith Varney Burch, Northern Lights Gallery, 33 Main St. FMI: 338-3088. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. Eat More Cheese reception Dec. 7.

"Small Works" group show, 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. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 6; through Jan. 20.

“Small Works 2012,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. First Friday reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.


Annual show of new work, Marianne W. Smith Gallery at Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main St./Route 1. Through the fall.

“Body As Light: A New Order,” new collaborative work by Clarity (Robert and Su.Sane Hake), Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Opens with 6 to 9 p.m. reception of art, music and treats Dec. 6; through Dec. 31.


“Winterwork” sale plus The Guild clay studio open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Hope Spinnery, Route 105. FMI: 763-4600. Includes children's art activities, tree decorating, snacks. Portion of profits donated to Sweet Tree Arts and The Guild.


Annual “Nine By Nine” show by the Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

Arts in Rockland Silent Auction, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 332-4014. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday reception Dec. 7; continues noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, 9 and 11 through 14. See artsinrocklandauction.org.

“Heritage,” work by local artists E. Kendra Denny and Petrea Noyes, 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 Fine Arts, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Opens with 5 to 7:30 p.m. reception Dec. 7.

“Holiday Exhibit” by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; occasional Sundays; by appointment, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.

“Holiday Exhibition,” 31st annual group show, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Opens with First Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7; through Dec. 22.

Holiday Show featuring work by Deborah Winship and Autumn Cipala at Winship Gallery, 53 Fulton St. FMI: 594-5321. Also art quilts by Annie Ladley Mahoney. Show hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

“The Human Experience,” scanned artwork by Michael Buckley, Pinnacle Creative Team gallery, 475 Main St. FMI: 596-7977. Through Jan. 4.

Indie Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9, Fog Bar & Cafe, 328 Main St.

Nancy Benner: Bird Series, mixed media avian portraits, In Good Company, Main Street.

Natural world theme show of work in various media by Diane Green Hebert, Shelley Johnson and Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Nature-inspired art by five artists in four media, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays plus 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Maine’s Seabirds Visitor Center, 9 Water St. Through Dec. 31. Open for First Friday art walk 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St.

“Share the Wonder,” annual holiday miniature train and Wyeth memorabilia show, upper level of Wyeth Center (through Dec. 30); "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven" in Morehouse Wing (through Dec. 30); "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan" in Wyeth Center, corner of Grace and Union streets (through Dec. 30); "The Homestead Project — a Residence Reimagined," an exhibition of architectural designs of principals of 10 architectural firms, in Crosman Gallery (through Dec. 9); “Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through spring); "Louise Nevelson" in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); "Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection" in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing); and "Recent Acquisitions" in Craig Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents. FMI: 596-6457.

“Soul Food for the Holidays,” Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. Call 594-7745 for hours. Through Dec. 24; open to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.

Watercolors by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane, Diana Maddocks and Jane Barrie, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 39 Union St. FMI: 593-7955.

Work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. Through Dec. 23. FMI: 594-4544.

Works under $250 in the front room plus work in varied media by 19 artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through end of the year.


Photography by Peter Ralston plus limited edition Wyeth prints, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. FMI: 230-7225. Also Ralston photo display at Rockport Harbormaster’s Office 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (236-0676).

“Setting the Table: Six Designer Tableaux with Maine Artists and Artisans,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Jan. 8.


Photography by Neil M. Shively, downstairs at Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1.


"John Silverio: Living Geometry," paintings and drawings, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 948-9239. Through Jan. 11.


“Holiday Show 2012,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and by chance or appointment, New Era Gallery, Main Street. FMI: 863-9351. Through Dec. 21.


“Holiday Masterpieces,” seasonal paintings and prints by Anne Heywood, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. FMI: 832-4487. Through Dec. 28.


"Toons and Other Art Forms" by Hank Aho, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Jan. 9.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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