Plein Air "Paint Out" Event

 

August 31, 2019

 

Maine Art Gallery hosts another successful plein air event

 

Wiscasset and the surrounding area was celebrated in oils and watercolors by local artists in the Maine Art Gallery's recent "Paint the Town" event. Over a period of three days ending on Saturday, August 31, 10 artists created 33 paintings that were displayed at a reception on Saturday.

 

A painting of the shoreline at Sheepscot Village by Stephan Giannini was awarded first place; Roberta Goschke's painting of the Swett-Johnston-Neal House was awarded second place.

 

Pictured here are many of the artists who participated.

 

Stephan Giannini's "Federal Street at Night" garnered the People's Choice award.

 

Wendy Ross Eichler poses with a painting of the historic Nickels-Sortwell House and its creator, Ed Buonvecchio.

Photo by Bob Bond of artist's set up during Plein Air event.

Maine Art Gallery Reception for "Abstractions" Draws a Crowd

 

June 29, 2019

 

Saturday night’s reception for the seven Maine artists in the current Maine Art Gallery show in Wiscasset was a lively affair. Guests were clearly delighted with the paintings and sculpture curated by Elaine Pew.

 

A large triptych by Abby Shahn commands attention on the first floor, but everywhere one turns is work that is vivid and intriguing. Paintings by Marjorie Arnett, Michele Caron, acrylic panels by Stew Henderson, and sculptures by Peter Bennett, Jay Sawyer, and Susan Bennet round out the show.

 

The Abstract Show continues through August 10.  Gallery hours are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. For more info on our shows for the season, please visit the Exhibitions page.

Artist Abby Shahn with her triptych at the Maine Art Gallery opening of ‘Abstractions’ on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Photo by Bob Bond.

Lively Opening at the Maine Art Gallery Members Show

 

June 1, 2019

 

The Old Academy on Warren Street in Wiscasset was bursting with good cheer and lively chatter Saturday evening at the opening of the Maine Art Gallery’s show of work by 15 of its members. The show, beautifully curated by Colleen Keaney-Graffam and Jorge Pena, was filled with highly accessible  paintings, drawings, and wearable art.

 

“All the art in this show is very positive, which is so comforting in turbulent times,” commented one visitor. Indeed, the attendees were attracted to the work, and sales were brisk. With good weather and the approach of summer, the guests were happy to celebrate the efforts of these talented artists. Music by Terry Heller contributed to the convivial atmosphere.

 

The Members Show continues through June 20.  Gallery hours are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. For more info on our shows for the season, please visit the Exhibitions page.

Daisy Green of Damariscotta examines an abstract by Jorge Pena at the opening of the Maine Art Gallery’s Members Show on June 1, 2019.

Daisy Green of Damariscotta examines an abstract by Jorge Pena at the opening of the Maine Art Gallery’s Members Show on June 1, 2019.

From left to right, Richard Litz, Colleen Keaney-Graffam, and Sherri Dunbar enjoy the positive ambiance of the opening night at the Maine Art Gallery’s Members Show. The show continues throughout June  on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10-4.

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