2023 schedule: April 15 to October 22
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.
May 4 - June 10
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.
"Mica Abstraction" by Mildred Burrage
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.
June 15 - July 9
Paint Wiscasset & Beyond
Paint Wiscasset & Beyond will highlight 20 juried plein air artists from throughout the Maine. Artists will paint at least one painting within the town of Wiscasset, but 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 will begin the morning of June 12 with registration and drop off of dry paintings. On June 17 there will be a “wet” painting public reveal reception and sale from 4pm to 7pm. The Paint Wiscasset & Beyond Plein Air Exhibit will commence with a showing of selected dry paintings by registered artists in early afternoon of Thursday, June 15,
Plein Air painting by Roberta Goschke, winner of Best of Show 2022
and further supplemented with the newly submitted wet paintings through the end of show on July 9.
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, July 27, until 8pm.
Opening reception will be Saturday, June 17, 4pm to 7pm.
June 29 - July 9
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.
"Widgery Wharf" by Sarah Greenier
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.
August 17 - September 17
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.
This exhibition runs 8/17 - 9/17, Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm.
Opening reception will be Saturday, August 19, 4pm to 7pm.
Artist: Angelique Luro
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.
Wedge console table by Eben Blaney
Opening reception will be Saturday, September 23, from 4pm to 7pm.