See some art this holiday season! -Online Magazine 12/20/06




Charlie Brown Tree
compliments Filament Gallery, Portland

Happy Holidays to all of our readers and Gallery Guide Clients.

After the passage of several weeks and no updates to this blog I have come to realize that it is a bit more realistic to update once a month during the winter months. The Gallery Guide, now in full swing, is taking up a lot of my time and we are quit busy working on our new web site business as well.

The new ads and ad materials are arriving daily in the mail and email. It is like opening presents Christmas morning when we see all the great art work and fantastic ads. There is still a little time if you are an artist or a gallery who has not yet signed up for space in the guide. 2007 is going to be a fantastic issue. The cover has not been decided yet but there are a few ideas floating around.

Also we are very happy to report that the web site www.mainegalleryguide is ranked # 1 and 2 in the google search for “maine art”! That is worldwide exposure for our artists and galleries.

Comments on this blog are always welcome! I would love to have some dialog here about the blog, art, etc!

Galleries

Celebrate the Season at Filament Gallery in Portland Sat. Dec 23 5-7 pm. Stop by the gallery to share some holiday cheer and view a whimsical and unusual collection of artwork by over 15 local artists in their 7th Annual Holiday Show.

Las Posadasa Community Celebration A procession with music dramatizing the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and their search for lodging on a cold December night will take place Sat Dec 23rd at 5pm in Portland. Gathering at the Corner of Congress & Washington Ave Stopping to seek lodging at various Munjoy Hill establishments (including Filament Gallery) Proceeding to Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Association at 92 Congress St. for a Pinata Party with food and dancing. All are welcome. Free of charge. Period clothing and costumes encouraged.

The Firehouse Gallery Diminutive Masterworks: Third Annual Benefit Exhibition, Nov 30 – Dec 30. An exhibition of 8” x 10” original works, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine. The gallery will also offer a great variety of unique holiday gifts! www.thefirehousegallery.com



Marsha Donahue, Ledge Falls, Baxter Park, watercolor, 16 x 20

Holiday Show at Greenhut Galleries, Portland

Greenhut Galleries presents their 12th Annual Holiday Show featuring its stable of 37 Maine painters and sculptors. Lots of new work by the Gallery’s artists, some in smaller than usual formats and geared for art lovers to give “gifts from the ‘art” is featured throughout the Gallery.


Americans who tell the Truth: Portraits by Robert Shetterly will be on display at the Art Gallery at University of New England through Feb 4. There will be an artists talk on Martin Luther King, Jr. wed. Jan 24 at noon. www.une/edu/artgallery.com

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

The second
Whitney Art Works
on Congress St., Portland

Whitney Art Works is pleased to announce the opening of a second space at 492 Congress Street just up from Monument Square.

This pristine gallery space, in the newly developed Kimball Court, will feature the work of many international and Maine based artists as a “second-market” gallery in conjunction with top galleries and museums in New York City. Whitney Art Works also has a wonderful exhibition year programmed with a series of guest curators that will present new ideas with a wide spectrum of artists working in a variety of media.

Whitney Art Works will remain in the current space on York Street, which will be renamed “Whitney Art Works Projects” and continue its focus on experimental exhibitions and installations by emerging and established local artists.

At CMCA, in Rockland, Worlds Beyond- 3 shows intitled Time Out, Start Here and A Matter of Perception, running Jan 7-Feb, public opening Jan 6 3-5pm

Museums

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.

“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 Museum Jonathan Fisher: Pioneer Painter and Printmaker (Maine Print Project) Oct 15, thru April 08, 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.

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