Carved Pottery by Stave Island’s “Sanguine Fromage”

Susan Dickson-Smith of Stave Island Pottery in
Gouldsboro carves pottery

Susan Dickson-Smith does a radio show on WERU Sunday afternoon called “Enjoy Yourself” under the radio name of Sanguine Formage. She is also a fine potter and has a studio gallery Stave Island Gallery in Gouldsboro. Lately she has begun carving her pottery. After throwing the pot, she burnishes it with a beach stone. When smoothed, she then uses wood carving chisels & gouges to carve mostly island and landscape scenes. After the pot is finished and fired, she uses glazes and stains to bring out the textures, mostly tone-on-tone and mostly iron-oxide browns to bring out the images. The piece is then fired and completed. Stave Island Gallery will be open through mid-October weather permitting. You can see her work at
You can listen to her WERU interview by playing the podcast


Listen to Anthony and Victor Hathaway on WERU 89.9 or 102.9 to catch the Cafe des Artistes radio 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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Willaim Lester Stevens, “Barn in the Valley” at Blue Hill Bay Gallery

Blue Hill Bay Gallery “Autumn Mood”, through October 25th. FMI,

Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland’s next exhibit will open Wednesday, September 10, and feature works by Stew Henderson. That exhibit runs through October 18th. FMI,

Linda Murray, “Friends”, at The Pine Tree Arboretum in Augusta

The Pine Tree Arboretum at 153 Hospital Street in Augusta will feature images of trees and old growth forests done by Maine artist and educator, Linda Murray through September. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 12th from 6-7:30 PM.

Franklin St Art Space in Biddeford – an exhibit of New Paintings by Gil Corral. FMI

Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor will host an opening reception on Friday, September 12, from 6 to 8 for a show of new paintings by Brian Kliewer called “Four Seasons & A Few Nights.” That display may be seen through October 13. FMI,

Portland Museum of Art “American Menagerie”Images of animals serve as vehicles for meaning. 25 works drawn primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection, featuring artists such as Dahlov Ipcar, Bernard Langlais, Will Barnet, Wendy Kindred, Scott Leighton, and Edward Hicks. Through Nov. 9. FMI

Nicole Duennebier “Hunting Hot Bed,” 2006, courtesy of the artist
and Aucocisco Galleries, at University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor

UMMA, University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is showing “Katherine Bradford, Stella Johnson Al Sol, and Nicole Duennebier” through Oct. 1. In Nicole Duennebier’s compositions, organic forms appear to be “growing out of darkness.” Some of the subjects are clearly depictions of botanicals and insects, while others are imaginative, strange hybrids. Using acrylic on panel, Duennebier paints a mysterious world where drama unfolds in an arena of darkness. The artist received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maine College of Art. Duennebier is represented by Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine and resides in Boston, Massachusetts. FMI,

Aucociso Galleries in Portland– Jessica Gandof “Calming the Ocean” through Sept. 27. FMI,

June Fitzpatrick Gallery on High St.,
Portland, is showing “Cranberry Island,” drawings by Emily Nelligan and prints by Marvin Bilick Through Sept. 27. FMI, vist

Greenhut Galleries in Portland – an exhibit of works by David Driskell. FMI

Allen David Gallery in Boothbay Harbor – a new exhibit by William J. Maloney will be on display through Sept. 19. FMI,

The September show at Camden Falls Gallery is titled, “MaineScapes.”

Åarhus Gallery in Belfast – Blue Hill artist Heidi Daub through Sept. 21. FMI

Suzanne Anderson, “We used to play here”, 72″ x 36″,
three panels, at Bangor Public Library.

Lucerne artist and Maine Gallery & Studio Guide co-publisher Suzanne Anderson spent a week in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward and other areas in 2007 to create work that would help connect Maine and New Orleans. A show of that work “The NOLA Project,” is now on view at the Bangor Public Library through Sept. You can visit her blog at

Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle – show of paintings by gallery artists, including Jetsun Penkalski, Lydia Cassatt and Sherrill Hunnibell, as well as books in the 26th Annual Print And Book Show. These works may be viewed until Saturday Oct. 18. FMI

Inbetween Gallery in Rockland is showing the work of Fletchy O and Becky Danielson thru Sept. 16. For more info, visit

Greenhut Galleries in Portland – David Driskell through Sept. 27. FMI

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

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

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



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.

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


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,