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2023 Exhibitions

2023 schedule: April 15 to October 22

September 21 - October 22
The Artful Interior

This exhibit explores the work of Maine artisans and the beautiful objects they create for the home. The various makers apply their artistic vision and skill sets to create pieces which become part of the user's daily experience. They bring both function and beauty to every aspect of our daily routine. Craft connects us to not only the maker of an object, but to the materials from which it is made. Wood, clay, glass, metal, and fiber will be represented in traditional and unexpected applications. 

 

This exhibition runs 9/21 - 10/22, Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm.

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, September 23, from 4pm to 7pm.

  • Come by during extended hours until 7pm for September 28 Wiscasset Artwalk!

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Wedge console table by Eben Blaney

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Thank to sponsor Birch Home Furnishings and Gifts, your Midcoast destination for home décor and gifts for all occasions.
 

Previous 2023 Exhibits

August 17 - September 17
Members Show

This non-juried annual exhibition will feature the work of Artist Members of the Maine Art Gallery. Hung salon style, works include a wide variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, crafts, sculpture and photography. The exhibit showcases the broad scope of talent amongst our members. 

To enter as an artist member, visit the 2023 Members Show page here.

 

This exhibition runs 8/17 - 9/17, Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm. 

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, August 19, 4pm to 7pm.

  • Come by during extended hours until 7pm for August 31 Artwalk!

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Artist: Angelique Luro

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Thank to sponsor First National Bank, A genuine Maine community bank deeply committed to serving our entire 18-branch region, we go all out to meet your needs.

April 15 - April 30th
Wiscasset Student Show

Featured in the Maine Art Gallery’s first exhibit of the year is the work of students in the Wiscasset Public Schools. Art teachers Liz Proffetty of Wiscasset Elementary and Shalimar Chasse of Wiscasset Middle/High have curated a sampling of 100 student works ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade that showcase the art curriculum. 

 

SPECIAL LIMITED HOURS:
The exhibit will be open April 15,16, 22, 23, 29, and 30, from 11am - 4pm.
 

  • Opening reception will be Friday, April 14, 5pm to 7pm.

 

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Student artwork

Thank you to sponsor: Big Barn Coffee Locally roasted, Arabica coffee beans from certified Organic coffee farms around the world.

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May 4 - June 10
Generations

This year the Maine Art Gallery celebrates the 65th anniversary of its founding by noted artist and writer, Mildred Burrage (1890-1993). In honor of this anniversary we created a special exhibition that combines works by select artists from the gallery’s founding years with a juried show of current members and invited artists.

 

The selected artists from our early years include Burrage and the four jurors of the initial 1958 season’s exhibition: Gene Klebe, F.W. Saunders, William Kienbusch, and William Thon. We also expect to include works from other early participants, such as Marguerite Zorach, Dahlov Ipcar, John Heliker, Laurence Sisson, and Stephen Etnier. Works by these artists are provided by private collections and galleries.

Generations will also feature photographic portraits by David Etnier of several of the early artists, as well as a display of historical memorabilia from the founding period. Carl Little, the prominent Maine-based art writer and critic, will help curate the historical section of the show and jury the contemporary member art.

We will further celebrate this anniversary with special events, including the opening reception, artists talks, and a lecture by Earle Shettleworth, Maine State Historian and personal friend of Mildred Burrage, who was entrusted with cataloging her letters, files, and ephemera.

This exhibition runs 5/4 - 6/10, Thursday - Sunday 11am - 4pm. 

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, May 6, 4pm to 7pm.

  • Art Talk: "Memories of Mildred Burrage." May 18, 5pm. Watch a recording of the talk here.
     

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"Mica Abstraction" by Mildred Burrage

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Thank to sponsor Dow Furniture: A family-owned business serving Mid-Coast Maine since 1955.

June 15 - July 9
Paint Wiscasset & Beyond

Paint Wiscasset & Beyond will highlight 20 juried plein air artists from Maine. Artists will paint at least one painting within the town of Wiscasset, and are fee to paint anywhere in Lincoln County for the duration of the event. 

The plein air event will run for 28 days from June 12 to July 9. Plein Air painting begins the morning of June 12 with registration and drop off of previously created dry works. The Paint Wiscasset & Beyond Plein Air Exhibit commences with a showing of selected dry paintings by the artists on Thursday, June 15.

 

On Saturday, June 17, and through the remainder of the

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Plein Air painting by Roberta Goschke, winner of Best of Show 2022

exhibit, the newly created “wet” paintings will be on view and for sale starting at the Reception from 4pm to 7pm. A Best of Show prize will be awarded for the most accomplished painting. There will also be a Special Recognition Award, an Honorable Mention Award, and People’s Choice Award.

 

The exhibition runs 6/15 - 7/9, Thursday - Sunday 11am - 4pm.

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

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, June 17, 4pm to 7pm.

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Thank to sponsor Barnes Windows, serving Maine since 1960 offering top lines of custom window treatments and awnings.

July 13 - August 13
Working Maine

This juried exhibition is open to both members and non-members of Maine Art Gallery.  Maine has a rich tradition of being a hard working state, from the working waterfront to the forests and lumbering industries to the many industrial and manufacturing enterprises.  Up to 100 juried artists who depict the rich enterprise of work in Maine will be selected for this exhibit.  Works in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography are all eligible for this exhibit. 

This exhibition runs 7/13 - 8/13, Thursday - Sunday 11am - 4pm

  • Opening reception will be Saturday, July 15, 4pm to 7pm.

  • Come by during extended hours on July 27 until 7pm for the Wiscasset Artwalk!

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"Widgery Wharf" by Sarah Greenier

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Thank to sponsor Camden National Bank, which has been committed to expanding our impact on the lives and communities of those we serve since 1875.

And thank you to J. Edward Knight Insurance, a leader since 1898 in providing comprensive, quality protection and the highest level of personal service.

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