To Press and Back–Maine Gallery Guide 2007





Lucie Boucher & Bernie Huebner, Euclid, 8” x 7” x 42”,
stained glass elements with wood base, at Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland


We are very happy to announce the the 2007 Maine Gallery and Studio Guides have been printed and should be arriving in Maine any da
y now. The Guide looks stunning thanks to all the wonderful Maine art that fills its pages. It makes the job a pleasure when my time is filled placing and arranging such lovely work into a comprehensive guidebook to lead people to these unbelievable creations.



Printing the Gallery Guide in Montreal,
Suzanne checks the color with our pressman Gillas.


Printing the guide to
ok us to Montreal again this year to LithoMag. It is our second year printing with this outfit and we plan to continue our relationship with them again for 2008. Michele Viogneult, our
sales rep, is very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Michele accompanies us to the press check to make sure everything goes smoothly. And smoothly it did go this year! We were pleased to have spent only eight hours on press (other years it has taken over 48 hours to get the job done).



Anthony poses with Michele, sales rep extraordinare.


The Guides will be shipped out and or delivered as soon as we receive them. All advertisers should
receive theirs within the next two weeks.

Our Sales rep Stan Israel will be back this year with expanded territory. Stan will be picking up the south coast as well as mid coast, most of Acadia and the interior. He looks forward to getting out on the road again and visiting with all the friends he has made in the art community. Anthony will continue to do Portland, Monhegan and the Bangor area.

Speaking of Anthony, congratulations are in order on his new job as marketing director of the Maine Highlands Artisans Guild! This is a very exciting opportunity for him and for arts and crafts in Maine. He will still oversee much of Gallery Guide and will always be the “idea guy” as I call him.

Best wishes to everyone of our clients for the 2007 season!

Comments on this blog are always welcome!

Galleries

Scott Kelly, “Blue Heron” at Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay

Gleason Fine Art opens the 2007 season with a stellar selection of new oil paintings by Boothbay Harbor resident Helen St. Clair, one of the gallery’s most popular artists. St. Clair’s new work includes figures, street scenes, still lifes, and a particularly lovely group of intimate interiors. May 24 (Memorial Day Weekend) through July 3, Helen St. Clair: Inside and Out. Season-Opening Gala Reception: Sat., May 26, 5-7 pm. Also of note, Gleason Artist Scott Kelley has had his work featured in two nationally distributed home and design magazines. The January-February issue of Southern Accents shows two of Kelley’s works and the current issue of Maine, Home and Design shows a golden eagle by Kelley, in a section profiling a select group of Maine artists. www.gleasonfineart.com


Alex Gabriel Bernstein, Green Wing, Kiln-cast glass,
30”w, 2006, at Daniel Kany Gallery,
Portland


Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland will be showing the glass work Lucie Boucher & Bernie Huebner, and artist Alex Gabriel Bernstein. The artist reception is May 4 (First Friday Art Walk) 5-8 pm. The exhibition runs May 4 – 31. By working as a team, Waterville artists Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner have been able to expand their technical boundaries and develop wholly innovative structures and content. The works they call glasscapes are assemblages of shaped glass elements set in beautifully-crafted wooden stands that are backlit by fixtures built into the bases. Bernstein is a great sculptor with a deep understanding of glass. http://kany.net/

Whitney Art Works Portland “The Other Biennial at the Whitney” with Eirene Efstathiou, Joe Kievitt, Rob Lieber, Justin Richel, Sam van Aken, and Henry Wolyniec. Through May 12 at 492 Congress Street. Whitney Artworks presnts a very special exhibition highlighting the work of six Portland Museum of Art Biennial participants…down the the street at 492 Congress…a great chance to take an extended look. www.whitneyartworks.com


Museums


The
Portland Museum of Art Art Biennial, April 12 – June 10. After receiving 920 entries for the 2007 Portland Museum of Art Biennial exhibition, the Portland Museum of Art is pleased to announce that 98 works by 61 artists have been selected for the show.

Harrison Bird Brown (United States, 1831–1915),
Camping on Grand Manan with the W.H. Pratt of Boston Offshore,
1870 oil on canvas 20 1⁄4 x 36 1/8, at The Portland Museum of Art

Also at The Portland Museum of Art Vividly True to Nature: Harrison Bird Brown, 1831-1915
Mar 10 – Sept 9. This exhibition features approximately 40 paintings and a smaller group of works on paper by the late-19th-century landscape painter Harrison Bird Brown.



Käthe Kollwitz, Self-portrait Selbstbildnis), 1934.
Lithograph on paper, 8 x 7 inches. Collection of David and Eva Bradford
.

Kathe Kollwitz Prints: Defending the Downtrodden, through May 27, 2007 One of Germany’s leading graphic artists of the early 20th century, Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was a staunch defender of the poor, a critic of both World Wars, and deeply dedicated to her family.

N.C. Wyeth (United States, 1882-1945), Black Spruce Ledge,
1941, tempera and oil on Renaissance panel, 42 x 52 inches.
Collection of Linda Bean Folkers.

Selected N. C. Wyeth Masterworks, Ongoing Exhibition. The Portland Museum of Art presents eight figurative N. C. Wyeth masterworks in an exhibition that explores the artist’s role in the creation of a mythic American historical landscape.

Also at the Portland Museum, Masterpieces from the Currier Museum of Art through Dec 28.

University of Maine Museum of Art Bangor Linda Butler Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake, Barbara Sullivan Repair: The Workshop, through June 30.



Portrait of Andy Warhol, 1976
© James Wyeth at The Farnsworth in Rockland

The Farnsworth Museum Factory Work: Warhol, Wyeth, Basquiat
May 5 – Aug 26. Factory Work examines the collaborative role Andy Warhol (1928-1987) held for two younger artists from opposite corners of the art world. Jamie Wyeth (b.1946) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)were young independent artists with their own substantial reputations when Andy Warhol invited each of them to paint in his “Factory” in New York City, Wyeth in the 1970s and Basquiat in the 1980s. The exhibition, organized by the Brandywine River Museum and guest curated by Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner, features works by Wyeth and Basquiat that solidified their individual reputations as well as works by Warhol that relate to his collaborations with the younger artists. Factory Work includes paintings, drawings, photographs, interviews and related ephemera. An extensive full-color catalogue, published by the Farnsworth Art Museum, accompanies the exhibition and is currently available in the Museum Store.

Call for Art

Celebrate Fine Arts of New England Art Show The juried art show will take place within the Fryeburg fairgrounds and will be a highlight of the weekend Home, Garden and Flower Show. Artists will be able to sell and showcase their art to the large audience who will be attending. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the first annual Celebrate Fine Arts of New England Art Show! For more info call 1-800-359-2033, 207-935-2845, 207-935-2846 (FAX) info@homegardenflowershow.com. www.homegardenflowershow.com Deadline for submission is April 30.

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