Category: Announcement

UMVA President’s notes, Spring Maine Art Journal

  If you want to understand how artists think and get a sense of what’s going on in Maine art, click here to see the exciting new spring issue of the Maine Arts Journal, published by the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA). Feast your eyes and mind on the extraordinary breadth and depth […]

Charles H. Woodbury and the 1932 Solar Eclipse, plus Barn Gallery’s 2024 season schedule

By Eric Taubert The summer of 1932 cast a unique light on the quaint coastal town of Ogunquit. Anticipation crackled in the air, a buzz unlike the usual rhythm of crashing waves and creaking lobster traps. This wasn’t a season for tourists seeking lazy afternoons on the beach; this was a pilgrimage for an astronomical […]

Turtle Gallery reopens for season on May 30

Turtle Gallery will open May 30 for its 42nd season on Deer Isle. Shows will feature artist educators with a group show in June, works on paper in July, painters of Maine in August and a focus on the textiles and texture of craft and fine art in September. Regional artists will grace the walls […]

Mari Dieumegard’s narrative work kicks off Gallery 302’s Guest Artist Series, and Stephen Carpenter joins the gallery as an exhibiting artist

Gallery 302 welcomes Mari Dieumegard as the first artist to be featured in its Guest Artist series for 2024. Her exhibit of narrative paintings will run from May 4 to June 7 with an opening reception with the artist from 5 to 7 p.m. May 10. Dieumegard was born and raised in Alaska, attended the […]

Studio Art Moving Sale

Ann Tracy will host a Studio Art Moving sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the studio above the garage at 8 Pine Brae Lane in Rockport. Most pieces will be 50% off. Prints, photography, digital art, paintings, mixed-media pieces and other work will be available. Tracy is leaving the hills of […]

Local Color Gallery welcomes three new artists and will present a workshop during Print Day in May

Three new year-round artists joined Local Color Gallery in Belfast on April 23. A reception and open house was held o April 26 with artist talks. Ruth Heffron, of Belfast, works primarily in oil, often with cold wax added. She enjoys collage and printmaking as well. She views her paintings as poems that shine a […]

Student/teacher art show, plus upcoming classes at the Maine Art Gallery

Parents, teachers and children poured into the Maine Art Gallery, aka MAG, in Wiscasset for the opening of the K-12 student art show on April 12. For the first time in the years that the annual exhibit has opened the MAG season, students presented their work alongside that of their teachers. As grades 7-12 art […]

Andrea Holland is New UMVA Treasurer

Andrea Holland, accounting manager for Lyman Morse Boatbuilding, Inc., has been named Treasurer of the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA). She replaces John Patrick Mullen who stepped down for health reasons. Andrea, a Belfast native, brings 17 years’ of experience at Lyman Morse and over a decade in the business before that. She has […]

Maine Art Gallery offers classes to inspire, educate and hone creative skills

With just a few months left before Maine’s busy summer season of houseguests, travel and work around the house, it’s a good time to plan ahead and schedule activities to enrich our personal lives. With this in mind, the Maine Art Gallery has created a lineup of inspiring half-day classes for artists, would-be artists and […]

New book ‘The Prints of Siri Beckman’ features work by Maine engraver and woodcut artist

“The Prints of Siri Beckman: Engraving a Sense of Place” was recently published by Down East Books, now a part of Rowman and Littlefield. Carl Little has written the introduction.  The book contains prints of more than 100 wood engravings and woodcuts and costs $39.95. To order a signed copy of the book, email [email protected]. […]