The Pemaquid Group of Artists kicked off its 87th year with a gala opening reception at the Pemaquid Gallery, Lighthouse Park in Bristol, last Sunday evening. The Gallery is now open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., closing for the season on Columbus Day, Oct.12. The Pemaquid Gallery exhibit this year includes oils, watercolors, pastels, gouaches, arcrylics, ceramics, mixed media, marquetry, bas-relief, and sculpture, as well as two panels of miniature works. All of the art work in the Gallery is original. There are no prints or photography. There are more than 25 exhibiting artists this year.
The Pemaquid Group of Artists will also be holding a raffle for two donated paintings – the proceeds will go to the Group’s charitable outreach fund, which helps support local art education programs and sponsors a free pass to the Portland Museum of Art,available by reservation through Skidompha Library in Damariscotta.