Category: Wiscasset

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 […]

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 […]

From founders to mentors: 2024 Maine Art Gallery season honors its past while looking to the future

Wiscasset’s Maine Art Gallery continues to grow in membership and statewide recognition with an exhibit and program season that highlights the influences of early members and provides more opportunities for contemporary artists. From April to October the gallery will be filled with work that showcases the importance of artistic legacy. The exhibitions will include youth […]

The Maine Art Gallery receives $19,200 in grants for building restoration

The Maine Art Gallery has completed an exterior restoration project made possible by two Foundation grants awarded to match town funding in order to make necessary repairs to aging woodwork and shutters and completely repaint all exterior surfaces.   Maine Historic Preservation/1772 Foundation’s award totaled $10,000; the Belvedere Historic Preservation Program’s award totaled $9,200. The […]

Newest acquisitions at Wiscasset Bay Gallery

The Wiscasset Bay Gallery is pleased to present Autumn Arrivals, a collection of recent acquisitions. Wiscasset Bay Gallery is at 75 Main St., Wiscasset. Call 207-882-7682, email [email protected], or go to www.wiscassetbaygallery.com for more information.

‘Impressionism Into Abstraction’ opens at Wiscasset Bay Gallery

“Impressionism Into Abstraction: Pioneering Women Artists” will open Oct. 14 at the Wiscasset Bay Gallery in Wiscasset. The exhibition will feature works by important 19th and 20th century American and European women artists, often overlooked or unrecognized in their day, as well as up and coming contemporary artists. Of particular note are some vibrant gouaches […]

‘The Artful Interior’ celebrates Maine craftspeople

“The crafts are as beautiful as the fine art,” said one visitor to Maine Art Gallery’s opening last Saturday of “The Artful Interior.” The age-old academic debate of the difference between crafts and fine art seemed to be moot with many other visitors responding similarly.  The concept for the show was the brainchild of Cynthia […]

‘The Artful Interior’ at Maine Art Gallery features craft created for the home

“To make something functional requires skill. To make something beautiful requires a refined aesthetic. To make something both functional and beautiful takes a very special kind of person,” says Cynthia Pappas, curator of the upcoming exhibition at Wiscasset’s Maine Art Gallery. The works are on view from Sept. 21 to Oct. 21 with a reception […]

Maine Art Gallery hosts Business After Hours

By Kay Liss A lively crowd of about 30 local businesspeople turned out for the Maine Art Gallery’s Business After Hours event on Aug. 24. While viewing artwork from the annual Members’ Show, they enjoyed Damariscotta River oysters on the half-shell and mixed with fellow Wiscasset business folks and MAG board members. At the end […]

Maine Art Gallery Members Show opening reception

Works in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, assemblage, collage, photography and digital imagery are among the more than 100 individual pieces in the upcoming Maine Art Gallery Members Show. Artists were invited to submit two works for display.  “The approaches, technical skills and imagery are wide ranging, which makes for a lively show,” said Mark Coates, […]