2021 Exhibitions

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Thank you to our season sponsor Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty!

May 15 - June 5

Members Show: What Inspires You?

With a return to in-person exhibits, this year's member show asks our member artists, what inspires you? Come see a wonderful selection of local artists share their talents and personal inspirations!

"Mt. Katahdin" By: Ammi Bae Chung

June 12 - July 17

Acquired Symbols

The Maine Art Gallery presents Acquired Symbols, an exhibition featuring former students and friends of the important Maine artist and teacher, John Lorence, in addition to his own work. List of artists also includes: Elliott Barowitz, Matt Blackwell, Fellice Boucher, Clara Cohan, Camille Cole, Sara Cox, Ellen Gutenkunst, Peter Haller, Jorge Pena, Patrick Plourde, and Teresa Sullivan.

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"Mount Wheeler Taos New Mexico" By: John Lorence.

July 21 - July 25

Paint the Town & Plein Air Show

Artists participating in Paint the Town!, this summer’s plein-air event sponsored by the Maine Art Gallery, will begin painting at locations throughout the village on Wednesday morning, July 21. They will continue to paint on Friday and finish up on Saturday morning. Plein air paintings from the artists’ inventory will be exhibited for sale at the Maine Art Gallery, beginning Thursday, July 22. The exhibit will expand to include newly completed paintings on Sunday, July 25.

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By: Celia Ludwig.

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Plein Air sponsor: First National Bank is an independent community bank with 17 offices in Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot Counties. For more info about First National Bank, please call 1-800-564-3195 or visit www.thefirst.com

July 31 - August 21

Lost & Found

Three artists tell their stories with an eclectic mix of materials and genres in "Lost and Found.” Katy Helman, Buzz Masters, and Jennifer Lee Morrow create mixed-media narratives with a variety of materials, from traditional art supplies, to textiles, papers, and found objects.

These artists tell their stories in a unique way that reflects the human spirit through symbolism, patterns and a synthesis of styles. The work is powerful. Elaine Pew, curator of the show, was inspired to bring it to the gallery when she first saw the work of Buzz Masters. "The way Buzz combines fresco with collage, telling stories that involved the viewer, really struck me. I knew then that I had to show her work at the Maine Art Gallery," Pew exclaimed.

 

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"Constellation/ Cetus/ Old Dock/ Small Tornado"
By: Buzz Masters.

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Lost & Found sponsor: A generous anonymous donor.

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August 28 - September 18

Contemporary Realism

This exhibit highlights seven talented artists, each with an individual perspective on realism and representation. Media include oil painting, acrylic painting, metal sculpture, and ceramics. Artists in the show inlcude Carolyn Gabbe, Melissa Greene, Winslow Myers, Mat O’Donnell, Daphne Pulsifer, Douglas Smith, and Susan Tobey White.

 

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"Sources of Illumination" By: Carolyn Gabbe

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Contemporary Realism sponsor: Bath Savings Institution, serving the coastal Maine community since 1852.

September 25 - October 16

Our Maine photography show

This exhibit showcases five fine art photographers, each celebrating Maine through their own point of view and aesthetic. The Maine Art Gallery is pleased to showcase the works of Terry Hire, Josie Iselin, Jim Nickelson, Lisa Mossel Vietze, and Olga Merrill. We will exlpore Maine through abstract and representational images; through organic and inorganic materials, mystery and precision.

 

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"Mystic Blue" By: Olga Merrill.

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Our Maine sponsor: Bob Bond. Photographer, technical illustrator, and graphic designer, Bob Bond is a creative talent with a myriad of skills which he shares with world-wide clients and with his immediate community in Wiscasset, Maine. With the combination of his photography, technical skills, and graphic design, 40 Federal Studio offers complete promotional packages for musical and theatrical artists including head shots, posters, CD designs, and collateral material.