Category: Portland

‘Eaux, The Water’ exhibit features three artists working in watercolor

Celebrate three Maine watercolorists featured at Cove Street Arts in the exhibition “Eaux, The Water.” Showcasing works by Marcie Jan Bronstein, Gregory Jamie, and Dudley Zopp, this exhibition is on view Oct. 7 to Nov. 27. This exhibition features gorgeously rendered and thought-provoking paintings by three artists working in the unforgiving medium of watercolor. Shared […]

‘The Craft Maker’s Gambit’ celebrates the game of chess through art

Maine Craft Portland will celebrate the opening of “The Craft Maker’s Gambit” from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 5. The exhibition, inspired by the game of chess, will run from Nov. 5 to Dec. 31. The exhibition features 15 exclusive, handmade chess sets and chess-inspired work by 28 members of the Maine Crafts Association, working […]

Sandra Leinonen Dunn exhibition in Portland

Sandra Leinonen Dunn will show work at the Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery in Portland in November.   The show will also feature photographs by her late husband, Steven R. Dunn, with the proceeds benefitting the Monhegan Associates of Monhegan Island. An opening reception will be held Nov. 5. Learn more at, […]

‘Tim Greenway: Refined Resurgence’ on view at Cove Street Arts

“Refined Resurgence” explores progress and beauty in the context of two photography series, South Portland’s petroleum tanks and the expanding cityscape of the Portland peninsula over the past two years. With these photographs, my hope is to provide a new creative way to view these familiar mundane environments that many consider eyesores. Perhaps to provoke […]

Portland Art Gallery Q&A: Artist Philip Barter

Maine. I’ve lived in Maine my entire life. I was born in Boothbay Harbor in 1939. My family descends from the Barters who settled Barters Island in the 1700s. After graduating from Boothbay High School, I left Maine for a stint with the Army, and tried life in California in the ’60s. My Maine roots […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Portland Art Gallery Artist Interview: Sheep Jones

Maine: I was born in Waterville and have four siblings. We’d roam the streets and woods freely with our neighborhood friends. Winters were about ice skating and sledding. In the summers, we’d rent a place on the coast. My husband was also from Waterville and part of a big family so, no matter how many […]