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2024 Exhibitions

2024 season schedule: April 12 to October 20
Gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm unless noted otherwise

Paint It! Wiscasset
Drawn to Maine: Contemporary Drawing and Printmaking

June 13 – July 21

This special dual exhibition will feature two separate shows running concurrently. Our annual Plein Air event will feature artists who have one week to complete new, wet works throughout Lincoln County, which will be displayed on the first floor. One day will be devoted to having all artists painting in Wiscasset.


At the same time, works on paper will occupy the second floor of the gallery. This juried show will feature contemporary drawing and printmaking from Maine artists in a variety of drawing media and printmaking processes.

 

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(painting by Anthony Watkins, print by Jonathan Alderferan)

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Made in Maine: Annual Members Show

July 25 – September 8

Made in Maine features recent work done by the artist members of the Maine Art Gallery. There is a variety of media in this show including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and assemblage. In addition, there is an impressive range of approaches including representation and non-objective work using range of techniques.

(painting by Ammi Bae Chung)

  • Opening Reception: July 27, 5pm - 7pm

  • Open late for Wiscasset Art Walk: Thursday, July 25 and August 29, until 7pm.

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Thank you to the Friends of the Maine Art Gallery

Nocturne

September 12 – October 20

Autumn, with its waning light, is a perfect time to display fine art that portrays evening or night.  American artists began exploring this theme influenced by James McNeil Whistler’s nocturne series in the late 1800’s. This juried show will feature work that explores the theme in all mediums and styles.

(painting by Stephan Giannini)

  • Opening Reception: September 14, 5pm - 7pm

  • Open late for Wiscasset Art Walk: Thursday, Sept. 26, until 7pm.

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Past Exhibits of 2024

K-12 Wiscasset Public Schools Student Art Show

11am - 4pm, April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28

A variety of mediums will be explored by Wiscasset students in this year's student show. Over 100 works were exhibited in 2023 by young, talented artists. The student's work will be accompanied by select artwork of their teachers that will echo the mentorship theme being previewed on the gallery's second floor where "Generations: The Legacy of Mentors" will be mounted.

(Painting by Alice Hendershot, "Haunted House." 2023)

  • Opening Reception April 12, 5pm - 7pm

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Generations: The Legacy of Mentors

May 2 – June 9

The Maine Art Gallery is conducting an encore to last year’s Generations show and expanding to include an exploration of the theme of mentorship. Last year’s Generations show, termed "a landmark for the state of Maine," generated enormous appeal and attracted a substantial increase in art sales, state-wide press on TV, radio, and in magazines, as well as a record number of patrons. This year's exhibit will explore mentorship in significant ways.

This exhibition contains two components; the first features Maine Art Gallery "generations" artists from the 1950’s and 60’s, and the influence those artists had on a younger group of artists. The second component consists of a juried exhibit of member artists along with statements that describe their mentors and the influences on their current work.

 

Lisa Kristoff of the Boothbay Register reviews the exhibit, click here.

Special exhibit Catalog is available for purchase. For more info click here

Events:

Painting by Joyce Smith

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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.

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