‘MDI Open’ at Shaw Jewelry

Shaw Jewelry will present its annual “MDI Open” from May 26 through June 16. An artistic tradition for 22 years, the “MDI Open” is an opportunity for Mount Desert Island artists to present their recent paintings, sculpture and craft to the local community. About 50 local artists show one piece in this nonjuried event.  The […]

Historic Pemaquid Art Gallery opens for the season

The Pemaquid Art Gallery’s official summer season begins on June 3. The gallery will remain open daily through Oct. 10. The Pemaquid Art Gallery is one of the longest continuous seasonal art exhibitions in Maine. In 1928, Frederick Detwiller, New York artist and Pemaquid summer resident, was impressed with the paintings of several local fishermen […]

MMPA First Friday Art Talk

Cole Caswell and Carol Eisenberg are the featured artists from May 3 to June 25 at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts. A conversation with the artists about their process, a demo, a peek at a portable dark room and music by Isaac van Voorst van Beest will be presented from 5 to 8 p.m. […]

Rockport artist shows work at Union of Maine Visual Artists show

Rockport artist Ann Tracy will show a special piece of art at the Union of Maine Visual Artists show at their gallery space, located within the Portland Media Center at 516 Congress St., Portland, from June 3 to 29. A reception will be held on June 3, and Tracy will be there from 5:30 to […]

‘Wake and Wonder’ at DIAA Gallery

The Deer Isle Artists Association’s first show of the season, “Wake and Wonder,” will run from May 31 to June 12. Artists participating in this show are Ben Appleby-McGuire, David McBeth, Richard Newman, Rochelle Newman, David Simonds and Anne C. Williams. In the Art Rack is work by Adell Donaghue, Katama Murray, Kris Sader and […]

Art Matters features Missy Dunaway, with Susan Sherrill Axerlod of Portland Art Gallery

The date I interviewed Missy Dunaway, April 1, just happened to be the day she officially launched her latest project: painting all of the birds mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. I had chosen the date at random, but Dunaway chose it because April is Shakespeare’s birth month, and Earth Month, an opportune time […]

Barn Gallery features work of Ogunquit Art Association artists 

The Ogunquit Art Association, Maine’s Original Artists’ Group, is celebrating their 94th anniversary in 2022 with a variety of exhibitions, gallery talks, demonstrations, workshops and more at the Barn Gallery headquarters, located at the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane. This exciting new season of art exhibitions and programs by artists of the Ogunquit […]

‘Full Bloom’ at Jean Kigel Studio and Gallery

Jean Kigel Studio and Gallery, at 1396 Back Cove Road in Waldoboro, will present “Full Bloom,” a series of new floral paintings. Jean Kigel loves painting at the Maine Coast Botanical Gardens, as well as at her own perennial gardens. Her studies in Japan and China are evident in her brush paintings and watercolors. “I […]

‘The Art of Monson: A Bicentennial Celebration’ at Monson Arts

Monson Arts, an art center and artist residency program located in Monson, hosts the Monson Historical Society’s exhibition in continuation of bicentennial celebrations of Monson. Carl Little, curator, writer and art critic, was hired to work with the creative community, carefully selecting works that represent a wide array of creative residents and visitors of Monson. […]

Zillman Art Museum announces new exhibitions

The Zillman Art Museum at the University of Maine opened six new exhibitions on May 20 that will run through Aug. 18 (Second Floor Galleries) and September (Main Floor Galleries). ZAM, located at 40 Harlow St. in downtown Bangor, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and brings modern and contemporary […]