Stonington artist Jill Hoy is “One of 25 people you should know in New England”

Stonington artist Jill Hoy painting on location.

The August issue of Yankee Magazine featured Maine artist Jill Hoy in an article “25 people you should know in New England”. Anthony met with Jill recently and interviewed her for the Aug.16 edition of the Cafe des Artistes radio show on WERU. Listen to the podcast to hear what’s new at Jill’s Stonington studio.


Listen to Anthony and Victor Hathaway 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. Try opening a new browser window for the blog and follow along as Anthony and Victor announce the week’s upcoming art events.

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The Maine Gallery & Studio Guide can be picked up at most major art venues and fine art galleries and studios across the state. We are also displayed at tourist info centers in Kittery, Yarmouth, Boothbay, Camden, & Bar Harbor and individual copies can be ordered from us for $5 by emailing or calling 1-888-482-4405

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David Graeme Baker, “Stargazer”, oil on linen,
at Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth will be showing new work by David Graeme Baker through Sep 18. While there, see the sculpture garden featuring the work of three Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium artists—Jesse Salisbury, Don Merseve and Roy Patterson. FMI

The Blue Marble Gallery
in Waterville opened its new location at 165 Main Street with the exhibit “Out of Stillness”. The show features 10 Maine artists and a collaborative piece called “Soul Quilt” all inspired by the concept of Being in the Now as found in Eckhart Tolle’s teachings.FMI contact Erik Thomas at 873-2300. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Stemwinder Sculture Works & Gardens Opening reception Aug. 23-24, in Warren, 131 Camden Road (Route 90 from 10 to 6. Look for the famous red, white and blue truck. FMI call Jay at 273-3948 or e-mail

Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle – The 26th annual Print and Book Show takes place Aug 24-Oct 18. FMI,

Charlie Dufour, “Stinson Close”, at Indigo Gallery in Belfast

Indigo Gallery in Belfast – There will be an Opening reception and 5th Anniversary Celebration, Aug 29, 5-8 pm. FMI see

Carole Hanson “Baby Seal” marble, at Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor

Gleason Fine Art
, Boothbay Harbor, “Sea/Shells”, features a trio of artists whose work has to do with the sea: Brad Betts: Marine Paintings, Carole Hanson: Sculpture of Shells in Marble and Granite, and Michael Kahn: Sepia-toned Silver Gelatin Photographs. FMI see

Alice James at Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle

Blue Heron Gallery Deer Isle, “Hearth Brooms – Fireplace Tools.” FMI see

Nancy Wissemann-Widrig, “Floating World” 2008,
oil on canvas 30″ x 46″ at Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland

Caldbeck Gallery Rockland, opening reception Wed. 6-8 at for an exhibit of work by Nancy Wissemann-Widrig and Elizabeth Awalt.

Kigel, “Alewife Series Spring Harbinger”,
at Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset

Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset, 54th Annual Members Show FMI

Dorette Marie Amell, Penitent, mixed media,
at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport

The current show at the Center For Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is the 2008 Biennial Juried Exhibition, which runs thru Oct. 4.

Nancy Callan, Glass Sculpture,
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”. For more info see

Camden Falls Gallery Camden, is featuring “Boats and Boat Parts” through the month of

Franklin Street Art Space Biddeford, Mixed Media + Sculptural Work by Laura Dunn. Open until 8 pm every last Thur of the month for Biddeford Art Walk

Wiscasset Bay Gallery Wiscasset, “La Vie Moderne: Impressionism to Modernism” – thru Sept 19

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

The University of New England Art Gallery Portland, William Manning, “From Here to Eternitime.” The exhibition will features works from three decades — the sixties, seventies and the present — through Sept 7.

John Loengard On the Roof, Ghost Ranch“, 1967,
gelatin silver print, 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.

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.



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.

Belfast Arts is also sponsoring First Friday Openings from 5 to 8 pm. and every Friday in July and August. Dancers, musicians, living statues, poetry, theater, and mime have all been included in the entertainment. Look for the yellow flags!

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


A.I.R. (Arts In Rockland). Every Wed. is an art walk. 5-7.
Download your walking map at

Peaks Island Artwalk Cross the bay and catch Peaks Island artists in their studios. The final Art Walk date of 2008 is Sat, Aug 30. 3-7 pm. Maps are available on the island at GEM Gallery, Cockeyed Gull, & The Inn on Peaks. For more information, visit or Jane Banquer 207-766-2246
Stonington Artwalk, first Friday of each month.


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

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 Questions, contact Archie Barnes, Phoenix Row Gallery 207-338-0087,



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:, or contact instructor Suzanne Carmichael at 207-348-2791.

Painting the Maine Woods and Islands Residency/workshop opportunity for nature artists and art educators. 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