New art shows in Stonington


Michael Doughtry at Isalos Fine Arts, A. Anderson photo

Anthony was in Stonington recently for a Café des Artistes radio interview with Michael Doughtry, owner of Isalos Fine Arts (click on podcast to hear). Michael was just finishing an Eric Hopkins show and talked to us about what was coming up for August.

“Stories,” an exhibit of recent work by Jennifer Lee Morrow will be on display at Isalos Fine Art thru Aug. 14. Morrow, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA from the University of Kansas, has been a resident of Deer Isle for 17 years. The following show at Isalos on Aug. 15 is for Deer Isle painter Carolyn Caldwell.

Carolyn Caldwell, “Turret,” pastel on paper, 6″ x 6″, at Isalos Fine Art

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Listen to Anthony and Victor on WERU 89.9 or 102.9 to catch the show at 8:30 Saturday mornings. You can also listen to the audio of the show right here at your convenience by clicking on the link to the right “Listen to Podcast”, and a new page will open with the audio file. If you like, open a new browser window for the blog and follow along as Anthony and Victor announce the week’s upcoming art events.

If you have a listing you would like posted here please email us at info@stateofmaineguides.com. Please allow 2-3 weeks notice

The Maine Gallery & Studio Guide can be found at all major art venues and gallerys and studios across the state. We are also found at tourist info centers and the books can be ordered directly from us by emailing info@stateofmaineguides.com or call 1-888-482-44 05

As always, the Gallery Guide can be seen online at www.mainegalleryguide.com

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EXHIBITS



This weekend Aug. 1 – 3, the 6th annual BelTek Festival promises more music, more art, more time, more party. The free arts and music festival takes place in beautiful Belmont, Maine and features DJs from everywhere.

Randy Eckard , “Shades of Green”,
watercolor, at The Neighborhood House


There will be an opening reception at The Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, 276-5039 , Thurs., Aug. 7, 5-7:30 p.m for three artists : Thomas Curry Randy Eckard & Jerry Rose. The exhibition will be open Fri. and Sat., Aug. 8 & 9, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.


Nancy Callan, Glass Sculpture,
at
Daniel Kany Gallery

The Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland announces the opening of an exhibition of blown glass sculptures “Eric Hopkins: Glass Drawings” and “Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray: Glass Sculptures”.


Stephen Pace, “Banding Lobsters,” oil on canvas,
48” x 72”, at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art

There will be an Opening reception Sun, Aug 10, 1-3 pm at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, for the show “Maine at Work: Contemporary & 20th Century Painters”- thru Sept 18. The Reception kicks off Arts & Antiques Week in Ellsworth. Gallery Talk with Carl Little: Thurs, Aug 14, 7 pm


Jon Imber, “Stonington Harbor”,
at Greenhut Galleries


There will be an opening reception on Thursday Aug. 7 from 5 – 7 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland, for the new exhibit by Jon Imber.

The current show at Camden Falls Gallery is featuring “Boats and Boat Parts” through the month of August.

Franklin Street Art Space – Mixed Media + Sculptural Work by Laura Dunn with an Opening Aug 7, 5-8 pm. Open until 8 pm every last Thur of the month for Biddeford Art Walk

Tidepool Studios & Gallery in Milbridge -“Painting in a Maine Seaside Village”- Aug 4-8
Wiscasset Bay Gallery – “La Vie Moderne: Impressionism to Modernism” – Sat, Aug 9-Sept 19

The Landing Gallery in Rockland – “C. DuBeck, R. DuBeck & N. Camardo”” – Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs. Aug 13-Sept 7. Opening reception Aug 20, 5-8 pm

The current show at the Center For Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is the 2008 Biennial Juried Exhibition, which runs from Aug. 9 through Oct. 4th.

The University of New England Art Gallery in Portland has a new show by William Manning, called “From Here to Eternitime.” This exhibition will feature works from three decades — the sixties, seventies and the present — through September 7th.



John Loengard (United States, born 1934),
On the Roof, Ghost Ranch“, 1967,
gelatin silver print, 8 11/16 x 12 7/8,
Portland Museum of Art.

The Portland Museum of Art “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity.” This exhibition of 18 paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and 60 photographs of her will, for the first time, pair paintings and photographs to establish two opposing public images of the artist. The exhibit will remain on display through Sept 7. www.portlandmuseumofart.org

Portland Museum of Art “Contemporary Collaborations: Artist and Master Printer.” The exhibit features 35 prints by 30 contemporary artists with Maine connections who have created significant prints in concert with technical specialists at professional fine art print presses. Pieces include some from the museum’s permanent collection as well as on loan from collectors, presses, and the artists themselves. This show can be seen through August 10. www.portlandmuseumofart.org

The Art Gallery at University of New England, Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England in Portland, opens its Seventh Annual Sculpture Garden. The display continues until October 31. www.une.edu/artgallery/

ARTWALKS
In Portland, a free, self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the First Friday of every month from 5-8 pm, from May through December. www.firstfridayartwalk.com

Belfast Arts is also sponsoring First Friday Openings from 5 to 8 pm. and every Friday in July and August.

Biddeford Art Walk on Thursday evening from 5 to 8. The red balloons indicate a participating business. www.biddefordartwalk.com.

Rockland
A.I.R. (Arts In Rockland). Every Wed. is an art walk. 5-7.

CALL FOR ART
The West Quoddy Head Visitors Center Art Gallery in Lubec is calling for Washington County artists to show and sell their work. They accept framed drawings or paintings ready to hang, depicting Maine subject matter, including landscapes, seascapes, nautical, wildlife, botanical, etc. For more information, call Deb at 733-2180 or email at lavalleydeb@hotmail.com.

Plein Air Painters Invitational The Phoenix loft Gallery would like to invite plein air painters to paint and exhibit their work at our gallery in Belfast. This will be an ongoing summer show. Individuals as well as painting groups are encouraged to participate. Out of town guest artists receive big savings on our furnished guest suites for weekend painting retreats. You can see our accommodations and 360 degree gallery view at www.phoenixloftgallery.com Questions, contact Archie Barnes, Phoenix Row Gallery 207-338-0087, phnxloft@yahoo.com

RESIDENCY/WORKSHOPS


Flame Bowl, Silk Fusion Workshop at
Deer Isle Creative Workshops, Deer Isle

SILK FUSION WORKSHOP Deer Isle Creative Workshops is offering a unique workshop August 9 & 10 and September 6 & 7- an introduction to SILK FUSION, a new craft medium, also known as “silk paper,” that has dramatic possibilities. Using dyed, unspun silk fibers and borrowing techniques from both felting and papermaking, the lustrous results can be used as either fabric or paper. Silk fusion can be painted, stitched, sculpted, manipulated to create 2- and 3-dimensional “paintings,” used in quilting, collage, book arts, in a computer printer or to create wearable art. The exciting two-day workshop will cover basic as well as advanced materials and techniques including surface design options. Students will create a variety of silk fusion samples, as well as individual projects from unusual postcards, a “mawata” painting, a small molded vessel, a covered notepad or perhaps a design for a piece of wearable art.

Workshops are held at a delightful ocean-side setting and offer lots of personal attention. Two-day workshops are $150 plus a $50 materials fee.

Pre-registration is required. For registration form and lots more information: www.deerislecreativeworkshops.com, artworkshops@gwi.net or contact instructor Suzanne Carmichael at 207-348-2791.


Here’s a residency/workshop opportunity for nature artists and art educators: Painting the Maine Woods and Islands. Join artist Susan Beebe and botanical & natural science illustrator Dorie Petrochko, September 7 through 13, in capturing the beauty of Muscongus Bay islands, including Monhegan, in oils and water-based media. The week includes field trips to paint on various islands as well as workshops for all levels of experience in plein-air landscape painting, botanicals, birds, and more. For more information, go to www.maineaudubon.org.