Category: Announcement

MCA executive director Sadie Bliss to resign

The Maine Crafts Association and Shop Maine Craft Board of Directors announce that Sadie Bliss, executive director of both organizations, will resign from the joint role. Bliss joined the Maine Crafts Association staff in 2009 and has served as executive director since 2012. “Sadie Bliss has been a lifetime member of the craft world,” says […]

Davis Family Foundation awards Maine Art Gallery $15,000 grant

The Maine Art Gallery is happy to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Davis Family Foundation for restorative work on the 1807 “Old Academy Building” at 15 Warren St. in Wiscasset, which houses the nonprofit gallery. This grant is one of several applications for funding that will be made to address […]

The Maine Art Gallery offers something for everyone this summer

Wiscasset’s Maine Art Gallery on Warren Street is a busy place these days. This season’s calendar is filled with exhibits and classes designed to fulfill the artistic interests of the local community as well as our summer visitors. The 2022 season opens with “Time Shift,” an exhibit of joyous, spirited creations by the artists at […]

Artist Russell D’Alessio creates his first NFT

Artist Russell D’Alessio, owner of D’Alessio Gallery in Bar Harbor, recently announced his first NFT. “NFTs are a perfect natural progression for the digital works that I have been creating over the last decade, so I am pleased to introduce my first NFT collection, ‘Once in A Blue Moon,’ on,” Russell D’Alessio says. “This […]

Andrea Peters’ painting becomes a part of the Jane Wellehan Collection donated to Bates College

East Boothbay artist Andrea Peters has quietly joined the ranks of Maine’s most recognized and respected artists. Peters’ paintings are in dozens of collections, both private and public. Museum and gallery directors own her paintings, as do well-known artists, such as Jamie Wyeth and Henry Isaacs.  Peters’ most recent feather in her cap was a […]

Local Color Gallery showcases work by new guest artists this season

Local Color Gallery in Belfast hopes to return to having Fourth Friday Art Openings this season. The gallery offers events throughout the year, including poetry readings, printmaking demonstrations and white line woodcut classes. They are open year-round featuring an eclectic selection by local artists working in oil, watercolor, printmaking and mixed media. Shows change monthly […]

Camden Falls Gallery re-opens for 2022 season on May 19 

Camden Falls Gallery will re-open for the 2022 season on May 19 during Camden’s Third Thursday art walk from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit “Homecoming” will feature work by Ryan Kohler and Tom Glover and introducing Sean Ware. Fueled by the creative endeavors of artists, this show offers a first glimpse into many winter […]

Jenna Pirello: Shapeshifters opens at the new Moss Galleries

(Portland, Maine) Jenna Pirello: Shapeshifters opens on April 22 at the new Moss Galleries at 100 Fore Street in Portland. The exhibition will be on view through May 21.

Garden Guardians show at Maine Craft Portland.

Shop Maine Craft presents a solo exhibition of original works by Garden Guardians artist Valerie McCaffery at Maine Craft Portland. Come see the beautiful concrete-cement sculptural wall art and planter forms of Valerie McCaffrey in celebration of Spring! Valerie, also maker of Garden Guardians planters, creates themes pertaining to consciousness and flow throughout the pandemic. The work […]

Haley Art Gallery opens with  “Reimagined Memory”

Kittery Maine – April 1, 2022 – Haley Art Gallery kicks off its 2022 season with Reimagined Memory a solo exhibit of primarily figurative works by Kittery-based artist, Barbara D’Antonio, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 16, 3-6pm. The Gallery will host an Artist’s Talk by D’Antonio on Saturday, May 7, 1-3pm. The event, free […]