A Bucketful of Maine

BucketAn evening of fun and learning is in the plans for Thursday, July 16, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Old Number 9 on Friendship Street in Waldoboro Village — a relaxed and inspiring setting featuring “The Way of All Fish,” a special show of paintings by Waldoboro artist, Chris Augusta. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beverages will be part of the evening’s enjoyment. Joyce Steel, a life-long artist and art teacher, will lead a workshop on collage design. Students will be applying natural objects to a surface to form a collage assemblage – then later spraying it with a protective sealant.

What to bring: a small bucket with objects from the shore or from the land, selections made in time for them to be thoroughly dry before the class and objects that are not too large and heavy – nor those which are too delicate to be handled without disintegrating. Objects need not be whole – pieces are fine and make for interesting shapes and arrangements!

Registration is required. Information will be available at Old Number 9, Tidemark Gallery or the MAP – Medomak Arts Project Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MAPMedomakArtsProject?fref=photo

Guillerm Gallery Presents “Partaforms”

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“The Kickers” by Kim Jespersen

Travel through the imaginative world of Kim Jespersen’s “Partaforms” at a new exhibition presented by the Philippe Guillerm Gallery in Waldoboro Village. Experience the humor and quietness of Jespersen’s work during the Artist’s Opening Reception on Saturday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. or stop by during normal gallery hours over the next three weeks, until Saturday, August 1.

Jespersen has taken two fairly straightforward words, parts, and forms, to concoct a name for what she creates. Art is in there as well, of course, and she has great respect for the work of Joseph Cornell, Gérard Cambon, Sophie Rocco, and many others including Maine’s own Alan Magee. Self-taught, Jespersen enjoys the process of creating her characters more than talking about them as art. In a nutshell, she perceives how things could be and then asks, why not?
More information is available at www.guillermsculptures.comGuillerm Gallery is located at 882 Main Street,

Work of Father + Son at Tidemark Gallery

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“Beach Scene” by George Augusta
“Life on the Beach,” a very special and rare show featuring works by both George Augusta and his son, Chris Augusta, opens at Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro, on Tuesday, July 7,  Following an artistic tradition, Chris learned the profession at the side of his father, the late George Augusta, a well-known artist whose portraits include those of many famous people including Chief Justice Warren Burger and Rosalyn Carter. His body of work also includes many “plein air” beach scenes, a theme developed and expanded by his son, Chris Augusta.
Chris applies the skills learned from a master of the art of capturing the likeness and character of humans with his own sensibilities and extensive knowledge as a naturalist studying underwater life. The results are sometimes surreal, often humorous and always delightful to both the eye and the intellect.
While “Life on the Beach” is on display at Tidemark, Chris also has a separate show that includes some of his larger works, “The Way of All Fish,” at Old No. 9. Both galleries, along with Philippe Guillerm Gallery and Anne Heywood Gallery, are holding coordinated artist receptions on Saturday, July 11, from 2 to 8 p.m. inviting visitors to enjoy all four in a Waldoboro Artwalk. Tidemark Gallery is located at 902 Main Street, Waldoboro. For more information, call (2070-832-5109. Old No. 9 website is http://www.medomakarts.org/oldno9/

Heywood Receives International Award

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Midcoast Artist Anne Heywood was awarded the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Eminent Pastelist designation at the 11th Biennial Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 6. Eminent Pastelist status is the highest honor that IAPS confers upon its members; Heywood joins just four other Eminent Pastelist artists worldwide.

Heywood is an American realist known for her modern and traditional landscapes, still lifes, and pet portraiture. Her work is appreciated for its moods and creativity, reflecting her New England roots and 12 years living in Naples, Italy. Author/illustrator of the book “Pastels Made Easy,” Heywood’s paintings and writings have been featured in publications such as Australian Artist Magazine, and, most recently, the June 2015 issue of the Pastel Journal. Heywood paints in her studios in Waldoboro and East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

MAP Annual Meeting is June 25

Old No. 9On Thursday, June 25, the Medomak community is invited to help celebrate the first full year in the life of the Medomak Arts Project (MAP) at its headquarters in Old No. 9, on Friendship Street in Waldoboro Village. MAP will conclude its year’s business in a brief meeting at 5 p.m,, open to the public, followed by a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. The evening will close with a mini-concert by Waldoboro’s own Ale House String Band. A suggested contribution of $10 will help support MAP’s purpose, to seek out, promote, and facilitate the exhibition, performance, and education of all types of art in the town of Waldoboro and across midcoast Maine. For more information, visit medomakarts.org

Tidemark Gallery Welcomes Spring with Opening

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“Ebb & Flow,” watercolor, Jean Kigel at Tidemark Gallery Saturday, May 2, 5 to 7pm

Ten local artists say goodbye to winter with an opening reception Saturday, May 2, from 5 to 7pm at Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro. This show has fresh new paintings, jewelry, pottery, books and cards by a creative and friendly group, including Audrey Bechler, Geoff Bladon, Jean Kigel, Sally Loughridge, Patience Sampson, Joyce Steel, Barbara Vanderbilt and more.

Tidemark Gallery & Frame Shop is now officially open from 10am – 5pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays. tidemarkgallery.com   832-5109

Young Hearts at Tidemark Gallery

Young Hearts at Tidemark Gallery

“Heartzilla” by Dillon Harvey, 2nd grade, mixed media

Miller School and Tidemark Gallery have formed a partnership that’s been growing since it began three years ago. This year, on Thursday, February 12, from 4 to 6pm, Tidemark will open its doors to the whole community for the third-annual February art show by the students of Miller School. The theme of the show is “Young Hearts.” Because it’s that Valentine’s Day time of year.

Students, kindergarten through grade six, do the work, learning about the “business” of creating and marketing something that is uniquely their own. Months ago, in preparation for this event, Miller’s art teacher, Laura Freeman, invited Eva Wagner, museum educator at the University of Maine Museum of Art to visit and to teach sixth graders how to choose and hang an art show and fifth graders how to write a show statement. Tidemark Gallery owner, Charlotte Davenhill, joined the class.

“It’s not hard to see how important this awareness and these skills are for every person growing up today,” said Davenhill, “Few of us will become rich and famous artists, but the ways the making of art teach us to observe, to organize our ideas and to value our colleagues and ourselves through putting our best work forward have got to be the ways to a better future.”

Miller’s Parent Teacher Organization lends its enthusiastic support in many ways, including wicked good refreshments at the opening.

The snow date for “Young Hearts” is Friday, February 13, 4 to 6 p.m.

Pastel “Horizons” at Tidemark Gallery

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“Storm Green” by Sally Loughridge

“Horizons,” a solo show of vibrant oil and soft pastel paintings by Sally Loughridge, is on display at Tidemark Gallery through November 8. The gallery, 902 Main Street in Waldoboro, is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

A year-round South Bristol resident, Loughridge worked for over a year on this series of paintings honoring the horizon, whether clearly visible or obscured by fog, foliage, or the roll of the landscape. The paintings vary from dramatic contrasts of light and shadow to mysterious images with subtle hues and soft contours. “I loved exploring the concept of the horizon,” reflects the artist, “It’s never attainable but endlessly inspiring.”

For more information, please contact the gallery at postcard@tidemarkgallery.com or (207) 832-7897.

“Fall in Love” at Philippe Guillerm Gallery in October

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“Bearly There” by Philippe Guillerm

Philippe Guillerm Gallery is pleased to present “Fall in Love” a collection of Paintings and Sculptures by Philippe Guillerm, at a reception on Saturday, October 11, from 5 to 7pm.

This group of paintings and sculptures represents the artist’s view on colors and movements from nature and human actions. Philippe has worked on his paintings and sculptures during the summer and has finished an extensive multi-themed art collection ranging from bicycle moves to bear squished piano player. The “Fall in Love” collection is a wonderful burst of Autumn colors. The exhibit will be up until mid October as the artist prepare his travel toward the South of the Carebbean Islands to prepare his next year’s collection.

October 11 marks Waldoboro’s first four-gallery art evening in the village, with paintings by Anne Heywood at “The Governor’s Mansion,” photography by Claire Murphy at Old Number 9, sculpture and paintings at Philippe Guillerm Gallery. All are within easy walking distance. A short drive to Maine Coast Artists Gallery in Friendship brings the total to five for the peninsula.

More information is available at guillermsculptures.com and on Facebook.

Sally Loughridge at Tidemark Gallery in October

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“Landward” by Sally Loughridge

Tidemark Gallery is pleased to present “Horizons,” a collection of oils and soft pastels by Sally Loughridge, at a reception for the artist on Saturday, October 11, from 5 to 7pm.

This group of paintings represents the the artist’s well-developed skill in representing her ideas related to the actual horizons we see in Maine, whether sharply defined as in the meeting of ocean and sky on a clear day, or hidden by woods, atmosphere or the uneven lay of the land. As metaphor, the horizon beckons. It calls for a stretch beyond the self and the present, to something greater and filled with possibility.

October 11 marks Waldoboro’s first four-gallery art evening in the village, with paintings by Anne Heywood at “The Governor’s Mansion,” photography by Claire Murphy at Old Number 9, sculpture and paintings at Philippe Guillerm Gallery. All are within easy walking distance. A short drive to Maine Coast Artists Gallery in Friendship brings the total to five for the peninsula.

More information is available at tidemarkgallery.com and on Facebook.

Joyce Steel “Stillpoint” at Tidemark Gallery

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“Sea Smoke #2″ by Joyce Eames Steel

Tidemark Gallery on Main Street in Waldoboro will host an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 6, for “Stillpoint”, a show of paintings by artist Joyce Eames Steel, which will be on view from September 3 – October 4.

Steel’s small scale works, in oil and in acrylic, range in style from realism to non-representational. Some are executed with attention to detail, while others move beyond the descriptive to focus on light and color to achieve the subtle essence of the moment. Whether a coastal scene or a non-objective piece, her paintings frequently capture the feeling of “still shots” — timeless, serene and contemplative.

Steel belongs to a family of artists in Maine. She began her formal art training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and holds a degree in design from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT. She also studied painting and design at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. Her varied career has included teaching art both in private and public schools, graphic design and marketing, work in the non-profit sector and in social services – most recently for Healthy Lincoln County. She currently paints from her studio in Waldoboro and plans to teach classes at River Arts in Damariscotta in the upcoming year.

This September 6 event will be another in a series of multiple-gallery openings including Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Friendship, Philippe Guillerm Gallery and Old Number Nine in Waldoboro.

Tidemark Gallery hours are 10 to 5, Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, please contact Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main Street, Waldoboro, 832-5109, or visit tidemarkgallery.com

Music and Poetry Saturday and Sunday in Waldoboro Village

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On Saturday, 27 September, 6:30 p.m., there will be a folk, blues, jazz jam at
Old Number Nine, Friendship Street, next to the drug store in downtown
Waldoboro. Everyone is welcome to bring their acoustic instruments, snacks,
beverages and talent.

On Sunday, 28 September, 2:30 p.m., Old Number Nine will also host an open
reading of poetry and/or prose, followed by a potluck supper of finger foods and
salads. Stephen Randall Parmley will read from his collected poems, “Gaia
Sutra.”

Contributions will help support the Medomak Arts Project — MAP — A Public
Benefit Corporation, in its aim to foster the creative arts in the Medomak
region. For more information, please call 790-0527.

“At the Governors”: Anne Heywood Paintings Exhibition

For the first time, the “Governor’s Mansion” in Waldoboro, Maine, formerly the home of two Maine Governors and one U.S. Senator, will serve as a unique setting for a special evening exhibition of Anne Heywood’s original paintings. Heywood’s landscapes and still lifes will grace the walls of this historic building, which is in the early stages of renovation, on Saturday, October 11th from 4 – 7 p.m.

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Built ca. 1830 as a wedding gift to a wealthy shipbuilder’s daughter, the “Governor’s Mansion” was home to some of Maine’s most important citizens. Miss Harriet Haskell, an early alumna of Mt. Holyoke Seminary and renowned in the field of education, lived there in the mid-1800s. Sebastian S. Marble (1887-1952), Governor of Maine, also lived there in his later years with his daughter. More recently, the Hon. Frederick G. Payne, Governor of Maine 1948 – 1952, and U. S. Senator 1953 – 1959 lived and kept a home office at the “Governor’s Mansion” until his death in 1978.

Anne Heywood, owner of Artwork by A.Heywood at 808 N. Nobleboro Rd., Waldoboro, has been a professional artist, author (Pastels Made Easy, Watson Guptill Publications), and workshop instructor for over 25 years. She is the recipient of many awards and honors, most recently the International Association of Pastel Societies 2013 Silver Award and the 2012 Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts from Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts. To read her biography and see her work, visit anneheywood.com.

“At the Governors” is being held in conjunction with events and openings at the nearby Tidemark Gallery, the Philippe Guillerm Gallery, and Old Number Nine, all within a short walking distance of each other. This evening promises to be an exciting one in Waldoboro!

One Artist, two very special talents, at Philippe Guillerm Gallery

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“Sprint II” by Philippe Guillerm

Saturday, September 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., Philippe Guillerm Gallery will host its
last season show with Color Exhibit & Surprise Masterpiece a retrospective
of the 2014 Collection of fun, local and colorful paintings and the
unveiling of a surprise masterpiece by French-born artist Philippe Guillerm.

Philippe Guillerm¹s work includes paintings, sculptures and a vast array of
architectural restoration and decoration details. He is greatly influenced
by his sailing & biking life, and many local colors and themes. His
paintings combine the warm colors of the Caribbean and the very local themes
like The Blue Hands Lobster Man or the underwater view of lobster buoy with
World of Silence. Philippe also has an extreme sense of humor and will make
you smile more than once on seeing his new concept of the Player Piano.

This September 6 event will be another in a series of multiple-gallery
openings including Tidemark Gallery and Old Number Nine in Waldoboro and
Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Friendship.

Philippe Guillerm Gallery hours are 10 to 4, Tuesday through Friday. For
more information, please contact Philippe Guillerm Galley, 882 Main Street,
Waldoboro Village, 701-9085, or visit guillermsculptures.com.

Tidemark Galleries open four new shows

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“Quebec City” by Julian Sacks

Tidemark Gallery‘s featured artist is Julian Sacks, equally at home in rural Whitefield, Maine, as in the urban centers of the world. For this show, his oils and watercolors are all “Citiscapes.”

Friendship’s Maine Coast Artist Gallery is presenting “Inspired by the Earth,” a collection of fine art and crafts.

Philippe Guillerm Gallery hosts painter, Jim Root, with sculpture and paintings by Philippe Guillerm.

Old Number Nine will have a pop-up show of paintings by Bob Besaw and Stephen Parmley, with sculpture by Parmley.

“16th Annual Eastern Views” by Jean Kigel at Brick House Gallery

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“Bouquet in Pewter” by Jean Kigel

The Brick House Gallery at 176 Winslow Mills Road/Route in Waldoboro will showcase Jean Kigel’s “16th Annual Eastern Views” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 8 -10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There will be a Public Reception on Friday, August 8 to celebrate this new venue from 5 to 7 p.m., or call 832-5152 to arrange a personal tour.

This year’s exhibit includes a variety of media both. Watercolors of chickens on kozo, Asian brush paintings of rhododendron on shuen, acrylics of sea-coast Maine on canvas, gyotaku fish prints on Japanese paper, and for the first time, one-a-day oils on panel. Much of her work can be seen as a local document of time and place. A lyrical style typifies much of her work.

Kigel’s work has been exhibited in Manhattan, and her paintings sought by collectors throughout the country.

For more information call 975-3262 or visit jeankigel.com.

Waldoboro roots artists Besaw and Parmley at Old No. 9

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The “Old Number Nine” Gallery on Friendship Street in downtown Waldoboro will present an exhibition featuring the work of two well-known mid-coast Maine artists with strong Waldoboro roots, Bob Besaw and Stephen (Randy) Parmley.

Parmley’s paintings in oil, watercolor and gouache vary from bold statements, swirling with the energy of creation, to simple Zen-like sumi paintings anchored in stillness. Also featured are his sculptures in stone, wood and mixed materials.

Incorporating architecture, automobiles, seascapes and landscapes, both rural and urban, Besaw’s work in acrylic represents the world we recognize, characterized by a sense of place and perspective with a twist.

The use of mixed media inspired a move into abstract expressionism, where the flow and the rhythm of the world around us has led to what is felt within, rather than what is visually observed.

The exhibit will be August 8 – 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Monday, with the opening on Saturday, August 9, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. For further information, call 594-1819 or 790-0527.