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Pemaquid Art Gallery member artists focus on the environment

Two member artists with an interest in environmental education explore Maine’s shore waters in their artwork at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this year. Marnie Sinclair is known for her exposure of environmental degradation through art. She recently donated her10-foot-long right whale sculpture to the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts. She is showing paintings of […]

Discovering your creative potential while maximizing your earning potential

By Abby Holt As a creative, you know that your work is unique and special. But how can you get your work out into the world and make sure it reaches the right people? Here is some sound advice that will help you make it in business as a creative. CRAFT A BUSINESS PLAN The […]

Local Color Gallery welcomes new artists Gagan and Parker into the gallery

Local Color Gallery is pleased to welcome two new painters, Sara Gagan and Nell Parker, as year-round artists to the gallery. Gagan’s oil paintings often portray animals, and might be described as representational but with a twist. She often incorporates elements of collage for color, texture, or symbolic meaning. Images of human-made tidbits, other natural […]

Claire Hancock and Bob Vaughan: Artists of spiritual calm

Claire Hancock and Bob Vaughan, both longtime Pemaquid Art Gallery member artists, present paintings that are notable for a gentle stillness, rich luminosity and delicate color ranges but in different mediums with very different results. Both artists are inspired by the beauty surrounding them in Maine but each artist focuses on closeup scenes with quite […]

Pemaquid Art Gallery watercolorists examined: Julie Nixon and Kathleen Horst

Julie Nixon and Kathleen Horst, both member artists showing at the Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol, are watercolorists who share many similarities, above all in their subject matter. They delight in sensitive depictions of the beauties of Maine, with landscapes of the rocky coastline, charming villages and quaint buildings, as well as still […]

Pemaquid artists Paul Sherman and Sarah Fisher search for a unique voice

Two members of the Pemaquid Gallery of Artists, Paul Sherman and Sarah Fisher, have constructed their training over the years, working with teachers and mentors, and have been inspired by the art around them. Both are Damariscotta residents. Sherman has pursued art for most of his life, and has also been self-employed in many technical […]

Kay Sawyer Hannah and Cindy Spencer evoke the essence of Maine

A visit to the Pemaquid Gallery of Artists allows wonderful comparisons of how the member artists express their love of Maine, whether through landscapes, still life, figures or the animal life around them. Two artists who paint in different mediums, Kay Sawyer Hannah (mainly in pastel) and Cindy Spencer (mainly in watercolor), are deeply committed […]

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. […]

Archipelago says thank you

What a year! We all had big plans for the year, right? Archipelago hoped to celebrate our 20th anniversary with you in person with a big party full of good food, laughter, mingling, and fun. While that didn’t happen, this year continues to remind all of us about what is most important in our lives […]

Maine Crafts Association Provides Updates and Resources for Artists

The Maine Crafts Association has been posting updates on COVID-19 actions and decisions, as well as providing resources for artists and crafters, through its website. Recent updates: The Center for Maine Craft + Maine Craft Portland is closed until further notice. Maine Crafts Association operations and staffing has been reduced to a minimum. The MCA […]