Category: Announcement

Saltwater artists donate to Ukraine

The Saltwater Artists Gallery has put many art items up for sale to raise money to help the Ukrainian people. Beth Badger of Brunswick has an oil painting titled “Prayer for Peace,” and Dave Higgins of Newcastle has an acrylic called “Shady Garden Corner.” Pam Wilcox of Belgrade is donating two items, one is a […]

CMCA announces open call for 2023 Biennial

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland is announcing an open call for submissions to its 2023 Biennial exhibition. Submissions will be accepted from June 1 to Aug. 15. The CMCA Biennial is the longest running statewide juried exhibition in Maine, dating back to 1978. Exhibition dates are Jan. 28 to May 7, 2023. […]

‘Spring!’ show at New Era Gallery

New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven opened for the 2022 season on May 28. The annual “Spring!” show features new works by several of our gallery artists in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, fiber, ceramics and jewelry. New Era Gallery is at 60 Main St., Vinalhaven. Hours on opening day are 10 […]

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 […]

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 […]