a round up of Maine art news, openings, shows + virtual exhibitions

August 19, 2022

My dear friends and art lovers,

Welcome to the August 19 Cafe des Artistes.

May I invite you to a free self-guided tour of timely and exclusive Maine openings and shows featuring some of the finest art to be found anywhere?

Please, after you . . .

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We are very happy for the rain.

Yesterday I delivered Gallery Guides to Belfast, Camden, Port Clyde, Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor. 12 hours and so many shades of glistening green!

I have many favorite backroad delivery drives in Maine. Here are two: the River Road from Damariscotta to Boothbay is a “green heaven” of a winding and scenic ride.; the backroad from Belfast through Lincolnville to Camden is more pastoral and includes a shoreline drive of Maganiticook.

As summer 2022 winds down, make sure to get in all the openings and shows you can. Its a long time until next summer.

Have you added to your Maine art collection lately?

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Seven artists and their mentor show at the Maine Art Gallery

The newest show at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset opens on Aug. 20, with seven artists who bonded during abstract painting classes at the Maine College of Art and Design. They developed a strong connection with their teacher, Michel Droge, and chose to repeat their class several times. During this period, they also became […]

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art presents ‘Jon Imber: The Freedom of Abstraction’

Ellsworth Courthouse Gallery Fine Art presents “Jon Imber: The Freedom of Abstraction,” a solo show of Imber’s large-scale abstract paintings done in the last decade of his life. Imber is well known for his abstracted landscapes of the Maine coast, and going completely abstract was just next step. For Imber, this natural progression came from […]

Outdoor painting and reception at Saltwater Artists Gallery

The Saltwater Artists Gallery will host members painting outdoors Aug. 20, weather permitting. The following day, from 1 to 4 p.m., a reception will highlight their outdoor work and the many other members of the co-op who have work on exhibit. Saltwater Artists Gallery is at 3056 Bristol Road (Rt. 130) in New Harbor, a […]