Radio show ends but the blog continues…Online Magazine Nov 11, 2006

C Michael Lewis “666” The Portland Show, acrylic on panel, 24” x 24”, at Greenhut Galleries in Portland

We would like to thank everyone for listening over the summer to Cafe Des Artistes! It was alot of fun doing the radio show and Anthony plans to be back on the air in the Spring. Meanwhile, keep checking back to this blog for articles and updates throughout the winter. Remember to submit events you would like to have posted and your comments are always welcome!


Bruce Habowski, “Breeze”,
oil on canvas at Firehouse Gallery

The Firehouse Gallery in Damariscotta presents Connections…Past, Present and Future: Celebrating Firehouse Gallery Artists through Sat Nov 25. For more info

Camden Falls Gallery is showing “Autumn Hues,” a collection of images of foliage in coastal Maine through Nov 16.

Michael Waterman “On Horseback”, The Portland Show, oil on canvas, 20 x 24, at Greenhut Galleries

At Greenhut Galleries “Portland Show 0-6”, the third biennial invitational exhibition relating to the theme of Portland. Forty-four artists have been invited and charged with the challenge of representing the Forest City in their chosen method. As long as it’s about Portland, anything goes. The show runs through Dec 2,

Lee Nesler, “Low Tide”, etching on Zinc,
at Elan Fine Arts

Élan Fine Arts is showing “Maine Printmakers”. This extensive exhibition is being mounted in connection with the Maine Print Project, and will showcase the work of fifteen exceptional Maine Printmakers. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For further information, call 207-236-4401 or visit

Also at Elan Fine Arts in Rockport “Home for the Holidays” runs through Nov 26.

Derek Glaser at Gallery 170

Gallery 170 in Damariscotta is featuring new works by three artists, John Lorence, Derek Glaser and George Mason through Nov 26.

Door 463 in Portland is showing ”Side by Side: Maine landscapes by 2 painters, 2 friends: David Little and Doug Howe.

Mars Hall Gallery will be open Nov 24 and 25 for “Open Doors On The Peninsula”

The Gallery at the Unity Centre in Unity, Maine, is showing “Other Worlds, Entrances and Exits,” an exhibit of Maine’s native American petroglyphs recorded as full size “surface prints.” The exhibit will also include sculpture and weaving by contemporary artists, Alison Enslin and Carol Hedden, and a wall hanging by the late Sari Dienes who adapted the “surface print” technique for petroglyphs.

The Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Machias will display “Prints and Books of Claire van Vliet” through Dec 8 as part of the Maine Print Project. see more at

West Island Gallery in Georgetown will show new paintings by Susie Westly Wren. The show runs through Christmas Eve.

Whitney Art Works on York Street in Portland, shows works by Allison Cooke Brown, Alex Sax, Amy Robinson, through Nov 18. In this show titled “Material Matters”, three artists, linked by a shared capability in the careful hand-building of objects, Cooke Brown, Robinson, and Sax nevertheless construct highly individualized works which investigate material matters important to each of them.

“Nature’s Light” opens at byDesign Gallery on Harlow Street in Bangor. The 3 artists featured are Karen Dolukhanyan, Avik Eloyan and Rod Rodriques. The show runs thru Nov 17


The University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is currently showing three exhbits: A Print Survey: works of John Marin, Prints by Richard Estes, and Abstract Wood Reliefs by Bernard Langlais. All three shows continue through January 13.

Bates College Museum of Art’s “Scrape, Cut, Gouge, Bite, Print: The Graphic Work of Charlie Hewitt 1976-2006”

“Whistler as Printmaker: is showing at the Colby Museum of Art through Feb 25. This selection of prints is drawn from a collection on loan to the Colby museum consisting of almost 200 impressions.

The Farnsworth Museum “Imprints of Maine: 1900-1950.” an exhibition drawn entirely from the Farnsworth Museum’s collection of American prints and presents a selection of approximately 40 images of Maine made by artist and printmakers at a pivotal time in the history of American art ˜ a short 50 years that witnessed the flowering of modernism and the birth of abstract expressionism. “Imprints of Maine” will run through June of 2007.
Also at The Farnsworth, Andrew Wyeth, Fall/Winter Exhibition, Oct 29,- April 15, 2007. The Study Center Gallery will feature temperas from the late 1930s combined with watercolors from throughout Wyeth’s career.

The Portland Museum of Art “American ABC: Childhood in 19th-Century America” This exhibit, which runs from November 2nd through January 7th, will explore the subject of childhood and its relationship to the American quest for national identity during the 19th century. Presenting works by Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, and other major American artists, the exhibition will investigate the connection between American ideas about children and the ideals and issues that defined the nation as it matured.

The Portland Museum of Art is opening a new show, titled, “Maine: The Way Life Is, Contemporary Photographs from the Collection” This exhibition of 25 contemporary photographs, drawn from the permanent collection and works on loan, takes a hard look at the way Maine really is. The work ranges from Melonie Bennett‚s humorous look at her family foibles to the more serious examination of social issues that we face in the work of Paul D‚Amato, David Stess, and Olive Pierce. The show runs through November 26.

Also at the Portland Museum of Art A Century of Maine Prints: 1880s to 1980s. The exhibition will feature 75 prints that present a history of printmaking in Maine from the founding of the Portland Society of Art in the 1880s until the opening of the Museum’s Payson Building in the mid-1980s. The show runs through December 10.

Call for Art

The Bangor Art Society is inviting artists to donate artwork to the fourth annual Holiday Art Auction, 6-8 pm Dec 1 and the Union Street Brick Church. Call Joanne 947-0937 or Kris 942-3868 To be included in this listing, please submit thru via the contact page. Please submit items 1 week in advance.

Free Art Classified We would be happy to include art related classifieds here at no charge. Send via the contact page on this Web site.