Last week of ‘Raven’s Call’ exhibit at DIAA

Inspiration abounds when living on a very special island, and the artists of the Deer Isle Artists Association are pleased to share their portrayals of “Island Character” in the final exhibit of the 2021 season, which runs from Oct. 5 to 17. Participating in this show are Ben Appelby-Maguire, Kristie Billings, Adell Donaghue, Mary Eaton, […]

Last chance to see current show at Archipelago

It’s that time of year! The leaves have begun to turn, apples are ripe for picking, and Maine fall weather is upon us. Archipelago staff is reflecting on the highlights of summer and looking ahead to a comfy and cozy fall season! The array of work in Archipelago’s gallery — a perfect capsule of Maine […]

Portland Art Gallery Q&A: Artist Jane Dahmen

Maine. In 1980, my husband, Joe, and I sailed the waters of Penobscot Bay while vacationing with our family. I sketched while we sailed, inspired by the vibrant blues, whites and greens of the surrounding landscape. Back home in Concord, Massachusetts, I turned the sketches into paintings. I live here full-time now, but I still […]

Running with Scissors Hosts Opens Studios & 6×6 Exhibit

RE-OPENING after 18 months; Running with Scissors Hosts Opens Studios & 6×6 Exhibit, October 1 – 3, 2021 Wander fun and family-friendly open studios and 6×6 exhibits at Running with Scissors artist studios during Maine Craft Weekend (MCW) and First Friday Art Walk (FFAW). Kick off the weekend at Belleflower Brewing Co. (66 Cove Street) […]

Courthouse Gallery presents ‘Master Effect: Jon Imber and Linda Packard’ with an artist talk

Ellsworth Courthouse Gallery Fine Art will present “Master Effect: Jon Imber and Linda Packard,” an exhibition highlighting the continuum between master painter Jon Imber and one of his students Linda Packard, on view Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 at the gallery and online at In conjunction with the show, the gallery will host a […]

Cove St. Arts presents ‘Peregrine Press @ 30’

Cove St. Arts presents “Peregrine Press @ 30,” Sept. 9 to Nov. 13. This exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of Peregrine Press, a cooperative printmaking studio in Portland. The studio takes its name from the peregrine falcon, a totem representing visionary power, wisdom and guardianship. The exhibition showcases work from over 30 members, demonstrating Peregrine’s […]

Support Maine artists and see the current exhibit at Archipelago

Archipelago in Rockland receives deliveries daily to ensure that they feature new artwork and craft pieces by Maine artists throughout the year. When summer turns to fall, and farmers markets and craft shows cease, Archipelago is a great source for local shopping, allowing customers to continue to support Maine artists throughout the year. Archipelago has […]

Radio Maine: In conversation with Portland Art Gallery’s gallery manager Emma McHold Burke

Emma McHold Burke started working with the Portland Art Gallery just as COVID was causing small businesses like the gallery to “shift direction.” She had recently graduated from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Pennsylvania after gaining an education in painting and art history and had planned her next life steps around the […]

Maine artists show work at Ridge Works Studio

Ridge Works Studio will exhibit work by six Maine artists in the show “Artists 6: BREAK/OUT.” The show will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 with free admission and refreshments. Artists include Marjorie Arnett, JoAnne Houlsen, Janake Howard, Deborah Jellison, Lauren Jellison and John […]

Salt Pond Studio presents the wildly fun paintings of Jamie Spooner in ‘By the Big Blue Sea’

Salt Pond Studio presents paintings by Friendship artist Jamie Spooner in the solo show “By the Big Blue Sea,” running Sept. 9 to 19, with an opening reception on Sept. 10. Tinged with humor and fun, Spooner’s bold and colorful work makes a strong statement. Big and bold is Spooner’s artistic calling card. Paintings of […]