January 6, 2023

Dear friends and art lovers,

Happy New Year and warmest wishes for a wonderful year ahead!

I am excited about our upcoming 2023 edition. I have an iconic cover selected that you will all love. And I am extremely happy to report every regular Gallery Guide advertiser has renewed their ad for 2023 so far, with many new ones joining in. Welcome!

Publishing the annual Maine Gallery + Studio Guide is very expensive and there is no way to get around it. One problem is, ad rates are too high for small studio ad budgets. Seeing those that could use advertising the most not get the benefits of being our guide, has always troubled me.

Suzanne and I hope we have created a solution. In our 2023 guide, we are creating a special new section, near our advertisers Index, exclusively for Maine studio artists. Each will get an inexpensive sixth-of-a-page ad, measuring 2.25” x 2.25” inches, that includes a color image, artist name in bold, address, phone, email and website, and is searchable on our webs­ite. It’s $250 for the year and has generous terms. Please email anthony@mainegalleryguide.com or reply to this newsletter for info or to reserve your space. There is very little time so please act expeditiously, the deadline for signup is Feb. 15, 2023.

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Mia Bogyo awarded the 2023 Maine Art Education Association’s Award for Excellence

  The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is proud and honored to share that Mia Bogyo, CMCA’s Education Programs Manager, has been awarded the 2023 Maine Art Education Association’s Award for Excellence in Art Advocacy. “Mia Bogyo’s generous and sincere efforts to share, kindle, and nurture a love of art for Maine artists, learners, […]

Local Color Gallery Welcomes Two Artists Named Liz

Local Color Gallery in Belfast is pleased to announce that Liz Kalloch will join the gallery as a full-time artist and Liz Prescott will return as a guest artist in the month of March. The new show will be up from March 1-28 at 135 High St. Liz Prescott’s art is driven by a love […]

Helene Farrar will lead two encaustic workshops 

Helene Farrar is excited to announce extended encaustic workshops and an encaustic retreat in Maine at a very magical place. The first workshop will be held in Sedona, Arizona, in March for four days at the Sedona Arts Center. “Mapping Place: A Landscape Painting Retreat in Encaustic” with two sessions will be a retreat-style workshop […]