2022 Exhibitions

2022 schedule: May 7 to October 22

"Sunflower" By: Grace McKenna

May 7 - May 28
Spindleworks: Time Shift

The artists of Spindleworks studios, which is nearing its 50th anniversary in Brunswick, light up the opening of the 2022 season at the Maine Art Gallery. Mediums include painting, sculpture, fiber and new media. Many artists will be featured and showing off their incredible talent.

"Spindleworks is a non profit art center for adults with disabilities and a program of the Independence Association of Brunswick Maine, whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community. Artists in the Spindleworks program come from surrounding communities including

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Bath, Topsham, Bowdoinham, Portland, Westbrook, Auburn, Lisbon Falls, Richmond, and Freeport." Some of the artists also live right here in Wiscasset. You can learn more about them here.

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, May 7, from 4pm to 7pm.

  • Exhibit talk by Spindleworks Artist Mentor Deirdre Barton with several exhibiting artists attending as guests is on May 14, 2pm, at the gallery.

June 4 - June 25
Juried Members Show

This show is comprised of a group of juried artwork in a variety of media done by the artist members of the Maine Art Gallery. Sam Cady, a well known artist from Friendship, will serve as juror for the show. Mr. Cady will be looking for work that has a unique vision as well as a high degree of skill and personal vision. Maine Art Gallery member artists may submit up to three works for consideration for a $15.00 fee. Only Maine Art Gallery member artists are eligible for this show. Details on how to enter can be found here.

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, June 4, 4pm to 7pm.

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"Suspended" By: Carolyn Gabbe

June 29 - July 9
Paint Wiscasset & Plein Air Show

Artists participating in Paint Wiscasset, this summer’s plein-air event, will begin painting at locations throughout the village on Wednesday morning, June 29. 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, June 30. The exhibit will expand to include newly completed paintings on Saturday, July 2, with a reception from 4pm to 7pm.

This year we are pleased to announce the Plein Air show will be one week longer than years past to offer more opportunity to see and purchase the works. Thursday, June 30, is also the

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"Tucker Hill View" By: Anthony Watkins

Wiscasset Art Walk. We will be open extended hours from 4pm to 8pm. Stop by the gallery before heading to Main St.! We have plenty of free on-street parking.

July 16 - August 13
Surroundings

The circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded.

This exhibit features five artists who are responding to the theme of Surroundings. Rather than merely depict the physical world around them, the group of artists explore ideas that go beyond the physicality of their environment. These artists are also asked to consider the circumstances as well as the conditions in their world.

 

Come see this wonderful show featuring Andre Benoit, Liz Hoag, Justine Lasdin-Springer, Lin Lisberger and Paige Pendarvis.

  • Join us for extended hours during the Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, July 28, until 7pm.
     

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, July 16, 4pm to 7pm.

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"Fisherman" By: Paige Pendarvis

August 20 - September 17
COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION: seven painters

With a nod to Jung’s Collective Unconscious as a uniting theme, this exhibition brings together the works of seven abstract artists and their mentor. Within the framework of a collective, the artists work along the lines of abstraction, meeting regularly in each other’s studios to critique their work and discuss painting and abstraction. Five years down the road, they continue to meet and work, drawing from the landscape, dreams, and the collective unconscious to create these paintings.

Artists include: Emily Blaschke, Jenny Campbell, Alicia Sampson Etheridge, Michel Droge, Celeste June Henriquez,

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"Night Harvest #3" By: Michel Droge

Doreen Nardone, Brenda Overstrom, and Donald M. Peterson. You can learn more about these artists and their work here.

 

  • Join us for extended hours during the Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, August 25, until 7pm.

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, August 20, 4pm to 7pm.

September 24 - October 22
Members Show:
Made in Maine

This non-juried show is an opportunity for our artist members to showcase their talents. Each year we are proud to share the work of our members as part of our mission to support the local arts community. Please join us for this very popular annual exhibit.

If you are not yet a member, but would like to become one, you can do so here. Details on how to be part of the show will be shared in advance.

 

  • Join us for extended hours during the Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, September 29, until 7pm.
     

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, September 24, 4pm to 7pm.

 

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"Soft Hues" By: Judy Nixon