Openings + Shows

Tom Lieber, “Vinalhaven 2010” at New Era Gallery

New Era Gallery of Vinalhaven is currently showing the Gallery’s fourth annual Prints, Drawings, and Photographs show through September 22. The exhibition features recent work by gallery artists, including prints from the Engine House Press. Gallery hours are 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. FMI, visit New Era Gallery online or call 207-863-9351.
The Gallery At Caterpillar Hill in Sedgwick will host an Autumn Show Reception, Friday September 10 from 3 to 5 pm.

Carver Hill Gallery will be consolidating both locations to the 338 Main Street, Rockland space. The Gallery would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support over their five years of operation. Carver Hill Gallery will be holding a Moving Sale in their Rockport location on Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12 (Fri. 10 – 5, Sat. 10 – 5, Sun. 11-4).Gallery open limited hours from 9/13 – 9/18. FMI, call (207)236-0745.

Coco Vivo Fine Art and Design in Boothbay Harbor will show Reflections, new works by Monique Parry and Kathleen Billis, beginning September 10. FMI, visit Coco Vico Fine Art and Design online or call 207-633-0671.

Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill will have on view the work of Leslie Anderson, September 10 through October 12. FMI, visit Handworks Gallery online or call 207-374-5613.

Galerie Dufour in Belfast presents Abstracted Lens, September 10 through September 30. The focus is the focus; a more abstract selection of works.

The Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle presents their final show of the 2010 season, featuring regional arts working in a huge array of media. A gallery talk with the artists will be held Sunday September 12 at 4 pm. The exhibit will run through Saturday, October 16.

The Turtle Gallery is a regional enterprise – many of the artists represented currently reside in the area, were educated in Maine, or have spent a considerable portion of their lives here. Works created in wood, glass, and felt, jewelry, pottery, prints, paintings, rugs, furniture, photographs, metal and stone sculptures are all included. Numerous artists are featured in this final event of the season, in addition to the continuing showing of work by Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington and Jeffery Becton.

After October 16 the gallery is open by appointment through the fall and winter months. FMI, visit the Turtle Gallery online or call 207-348-9977.

Harold Garde, “Winter Evening, Urban,” at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art
Below: Stephen Pace, “Untitled Abstract (60-A21)”; George Wardlaw, “Mountain Man.”

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth will host a Gallery Talk on Sunday, September 12 at 4pm. Guest speakers include critic and art historian Martica Sawin and Belfast artist Harold Garde. They will talk about “Abstract Expressionism | Three Maine Artists: Stephen Pace, Harold Garde and George Wardlaw,” which is currently on view at the gallery through September 25.

The exhibition highlights abstract paintings from the 1950s and 1960s by these Maine artists who grew up during the Depression, served in the armed forces during World War II, attended art school on the GI Bill of Rights, and chose art as their profession. Each artist began his career painting abstract expressionist paintings and spent a significant amount of time living in Maine.

Guest speakers include critic and art historian Martica Sawin, who wrote the essay for the exhibition catalog, and Belfast artist Harold Garde. These excerpts are from an essay written by Sawin for the exhibition catalog:

“Although it was soon to be superseded by an accelerating succession of artistic movements, Abstract Expressionism, to which these artists were initially drawn, was a watershed in 20th century art in that it broke down previous constraints, put a premium on individual expression, and set in motion the ‘no holds barred’ trajectory of recent art.

“The three artists whose abstract works are shown in this exhibition, Harold Garde (b. 1923), Stephen Pace (b. 1918), and George Wardlaw (b. 1928), are representative of a generation that grew up in the Great Depression, served in the armed forces in World War II, and, thanks to the veterans educational benefits provided by the G I Bill of Rights, were able to attend art school and make art their lifetime profession. Coincidentally all three, in different locales, responded to the challenge of the adventurous new development in American art, emerging in the later 1940s, that became known as Abstract Expressionism. They entered into an art world that had felt the impact of the European refugee artists in the U.S. during the war years, among them Mark Chagall, Fernand Leger, the non-objective painter Mondrian, and the reconstituted Surrealist group, including Max Ernst, Andre Masson, and Yves Tanguy, as well as a half dozen knowledgeable art dealers who had fled Europe before the outbreak of war. “

A catalog for each exhibition is available at the gallery, or online. For more information call 207-667-6611 or visit

Barn Gallery in Ogunquit will hold a reception for 200 for $200 on Saturday, Sept. 18, 5 to 8 pm. OAA Expressions will feature New Members Showcases: Conrad Marvin: Photography; Lewis Woodaman: Sculpture; and invited New England sculptors, September 15 through October 11.

Nancy Buckley, “Beachcombers Assemblage” (Reference #6)

The Center for Maine Craft is currently exhibiting the work of Maine Crafts Association members Nancy Buckley, Laura Balombini, David Smus, and Gayle Fitzpatrick through September 26. Nancy Buckley will be showing her beachcomber and pressed leaf work at the Center through September. “Imperfection in nature is, to me, inherently beautiful andintriguing. My current body of work is a clear reflection of my appreciation for nature and its profound effect on me,” says Buckley.

Laura Balombini is a nationally collected artist. Laura’s work includes 2 & 3D colorful narratives using acrylics, polymers, encaustics, and collage techniques. The Center will be displaying a variety of her painted bowls and paintings for this exhibit. (Left)

David Smus is an award winning bronze sculptor. David has combined his love of nature and fine art to create masterful limited edition bronzes. Once David creates an original sculpture in clay or wax, a mold is made and the final piece is done in hot-cast bronze using the traditional lost-wax process.

Gayle Fitzpatrick creates handmade paper, a craft of turning tree bark into treasure. Gayle makes her paper out of kozo or mitsumata bark from Japan. Her training with master Tsuneo Naito in Japan allows her to use the technical aspects of oriental papermaking to express European ideals of color, and composition. FMI, call 207-588-0021 or visit

Come join Art House Picture Frames in Portland to experience Brita Holmquist’s Moveable Art Blocks. These 5″ x 5″ and 6″ x 6″ paintings are perfect to add to your collection. They also make great gifts! View online at Art House Picture Frames’ website or call 207-221-3443.

Ongoing Exhibits

Aarhus Gallery is displaying the work of Robert Shetterly through September 26. For more information and a slideshow of the current exhibit visit or call 338-0001.

Harlow Gallery in Hallowell will host One of a Kind: A Exhibition of Unique Prints, through September 26 with an opening reception Thursday September 2 from 5 to 8 pm. There will be a gathering of the artists for an ArtTalk on Thursday, September 16 at 7 pm where the public can hear the artists discuss their work and the monotype printing process. FMI, call (207) 622-3813 or visit Harlow Gallery online.

Landing Gallery in Rockland will host New England Gathering, a group exhibit of New England artists through September 28. FMI call (207) 594-4544.

The work of Heidi Daub is featured in Downeast Sails Uptown, an international exhibit in various venues around the city of Bangor, on display until October 2. For more information contact or call 207-947-0077.

Landing Gallery in Rockland is exhibiting Painterly Perspectives, paintings by Irma Cerese, which has been extended until September 26. FMI, call 207 594-4544.

Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland is exhibiting Connie Hayes. Additionally, Connie will give a presentation titled “Up Close” at the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine on September 18th, 2010 at 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. FMI, visit Dowling Walsh Gallery online or call 207-596-0084.

The Barn Gallery in Ogunquit hosts artist talks and panel discussions on Thursday nights in September. FMI, visit Barn Gallery online or call 207-646-8400.

Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset presents Postcards from Maine, on display on the Gallery’s second floor until September 25. FMI, visit Maine Art Gallery online, or call 207-882-7511.

Mars Hall Gallery Fine Art, Antiques is currently showing two shows, Northern Lights and The Drawing Group. The show runs through October 11. FMI, call (207) 372-9996 or visit

The Stadler Gallery in Kingfield will present the last shows of its summer series with works by Joel LeVasseur of Damariscotta, Maine, and George Paton of Bowdoinham, Maine, through September 17. FMI, visit Stadler Gallery online.

Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle hosts an exhibit featuring Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington, and Jeffrey Becton which will run through Saturday, October 16. FMI, visit Turtle Gallery’s online calendar, or call 207-348-9977.

George Marshall Store Gallery in York will display Timothy Harney as well as Lincoln Perry’s paintings, works on paper and sculpture, through October 3. FMI, visit George Marshall Store Gallery online or call 207-351-1083.

Water Street Artists at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta will host Practical Imagination through September 15. FMI, visit the Stable Gallery online or call 207-563-1991.

High Street Studio & Gallery in Belfast will welcome the work of Jeanne Dawson through September 15. FMI, visit High Street Studio & Gallery online, or call 207-338-8990.

Through September 11, Barn Gallery in Ogunquit will feature its Late Summer Exhibitions. FMI, call 207-646-8400 or go to

Leighton Gallery in Blue Hill will host work by Ragna Bruno, Richard Keen, Lynn Wessel, Melita Westerlund and Diane Wiencke through the 16th of September. FMI, visit Leighton Gallery online or call 207-374-5001.

Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland will display the work of Dennis Pinette of Belfast, Ken Greenleaf of Waldoboro, and Antonia Munroe of Camden through September 18. FMI, visit Caldbeck Gallery online, or call 207-594-5935.

Lois Griffel, former Director of the Cape Cod School of Art, is scheduled to teach Painting the Impressionist Landscape workshop Oct. 4 – 8, 2010, at the Acadia Workshop Center. The Center, located in Bernard on Mount Desert Island, ME, offers 5 day painting workshops with internationally known instructors, in all media, from June through early fall.

It’s time to submit your work to the 8x10x80 fundraiser event at Harlow Gallery in Hallowell! The 8x10x80 exhibition is open to all KVAA members and other community artists (and other creative types) where every piece of art is sold for the affordable price of $80. Half of the proceeds benefit the KVAA and Harlow Gallery while the other half goes to the artist. It’s a triple win: for the artist, for the gallery and for the art collector!

This year the show will open on Friday December 3 and run through Saturday, December 11. Work can be framed or unframed, but the piece must be 8×10! KVAA has eased up a little regarding frames. The new guidelines are that the outside of the piece, if framed, cannot be larger than 8 1/4 x 10 ¼. In addition, framed pieces must be wired — no saw tooth or clip hangers please! Any media is acceptable. For full guidelines, please see Harlow Gallery’s online
. FMI, or (207) 622-3813.