Category: Announcement

Everything is better when it is handmade: Portland Fine Craft Show will be held outdoors on Aug. 28

Produced by the Maine Crafts Association, the Portland Fine Craft Show returns for its sixth season with an outdoor juried fine craft show in Portland from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Admission is free. After five seasons taking over Congress Street, the show has moved to the large parking lot beside the old […]

Patrons appreciated at Pemaquid Art Gallery

Patrons of the Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol, consist of individuals and businesses who provide support to the gallery with annual gifts of $50 or more, or lifetime gifts of $500 or more. In return, patrons receive a 10% discount on purchases and are entered into an annual drawing to win a piece […]

Acadia Family Center launches online auction to support art therapy program

The Acadia Family Center has launched its 2021 online auction to benefit its programs. The benefit auction closes Sept. 6 at 11:59 p.m. Registration is free; the auction link is at  The auction features a distinguished roster of Maine artists working in a range of mediums, from a Carini planter by Lunaform to a […]

Open house at Back Cove Gallery

During August, a salon-style exhibit at Back Cove Gallery, 1396 Back Cove Road in Waldoboro, features new work by Jean Kigel in watercolor, Asian brush and oil. “During this past year of relative isolation, I first created a series of abstract ink paintings depicting sun-bleached pieces of desert wood found in Utah’s Canyon Land National […]

The Monhegan Museum of Art & History launches 3D virtual tours

Visit  to experience a virtual tour.   The Monhegan Museum of Art & History recently launched self-guided virtual tours of its exhibitions and architecture on Monhegan Island. These tours expand opportunities for visitors to experience the Monhegan Lighthouse, art and history exhibits in the former homes of the Monhegan Light Keeper and Assistant Light Keeper, […]

Nancy Thompson Brown, Monhegan artist

  Nancy Thompson Brown moved to Monhegan in 1971, shortly after the passing her long time friend and early mentor Rockwell Kent. It was Kent who encouraged her to visit and explore Monhegan, where he had lived and painted. In 1981 after many summer visits, she and husband Bill purchased the cottage/studio known as “Candlelight,” […]

Maine Crafts Association program and event schedule

JULY Through July 24: Wildlife Impressions on Paper and Copper: The Works of Chong & Judi Lim Exhibition @ Maine Craft Portland July 16: East End Vend @ The Lot July 17 to Aug. 29: Jean Hardy Solo Exhibition @ Center for Maine Craft July 18: East End Vend @ The Lot July 23: MCA […]

Notecards sets by Maine artists available at Pemaquid Art Gallery

The Pemaquid Group of Artists initiated the sale of notecards last year during the pandemic-forced closure of the gallery. This summer, the cards are available at the gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol. There are two sets of notecards, each consisting of a box of 10 assorted, full-color images by member artists, plus envelopes. The price […]

Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor Celebrates 40th Anniversary

  Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor Celebrates 40th Anniversary Opening Reception Thursday, July 1, 5–7pm (every other Thursday eve all season) TRINA MANSFIELD Tapestries of Mount Desert Island Trina may be best known for her exquisite renderings of birds, but this year she presents dynamic tapestries of stitched together fabrics. With layers and texture, she […]

Bowdoin College Museum of Art announces public reopening on July 1

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announced that it will reopen to the public on July 1, after more than a year of pandemic-related closure, and will present four new exhibitions.  “Re | Framing The Collection: New Considerations In European And American Art 1475–1875,” in the Museum’s Bowdoin Gallery, explores the intertwined stories of Europeans […]