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Local Artist- JANET GLATZ selected for International Parallax Art Fair

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maine Artist Janet Glatz announced today that she has been selected for the juried:

International Parallax Art Fair to be held at the Prince George,

East 27th St. between Madison and 5th Avenue, New York City,

May 10-12, 2013.

Janet Glatz is known for her realistic paintings which are both striking and allegorical.

The Parallax Art Fair is the second New York show for the U.K. based organization, and was conceived and curated by art historian and theorist Dr. Charles Barlow. Each Parallax fair features over 200 international artists, and is described as the world’s largest juried international art fair.

Janet Glatz lives and creates in Brunswick, Maine, where she also teaches out of her studio. “I am delighted to be selected and to participate in a show that involves such an internationally diverse group of artists, and to present my new series, Man and Sea,” says Glatz.

The Parallax Art Fair NY will run Friday May 10th (VIP Night, 7 pm), Saturday May, 11th from 11am-7pm, and Sunday May, 12th from 11am-5pm.  The show is free and open to the public. For additional information   go to http://www.parallaxaf.com.

CONGRATULATIONS to Janet!

SPACIOUS VISION Song Project- Bowdoin College

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

The SPACIOUS VISION Song Project will present a program of songs and arias for the New Year

  • at the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick
  • on Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed singers Barbara Kilduff and Gerald Seminatore will be joined by pianist Brian Moll for a festive program of songs and arias by J.S, Bach, Benjamin Britten, George Frideric Handel, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and others. The program includes both undiscovered gems and holiday favorites. This concert offers a rare opportunity to experience world-class singing in the intimate setting of Bowdoin’s historic Chapel.

Soprano Barbara Kilduff has been an operatic and concert soloist in some of the world’s most prestigious musical venues, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Bavarian State Opera and La Scala. Tenor Gerald Seminatore has appeared in many operatic and concert venues, including the Frankfurt Opera, the Dortmund Opera, Glimmerglass and Santa Fe Opera, and the Aldeburgh Festival. Pianist Brian Moll chairs the Vocal and Collaborative Piano departments at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, and he performs frequently around the United States and in Europe.

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, 7:30 PM
Bowdoin College Chapel
Brunswick, ME  04011

 

Chocolate Church ART Gallery Exhibits 2013: Call to Artists.

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Winter Wonderland

Jan. 25th-March 16th
Imagine walking in a snowy wonderland.
Icicles hanging from the eaves of snow covered houses and children skating on the frozen ponds. Snowflakes and snowy scenes will inspire you to have a cup of cocoa, bundle up and take a stroll in what we like to think of as a Winter Wonderland. We will be featuring Photography, Paintings, Pastels, Encaustic and Ceramic Vases up the center of the Gallery.

Are you an Artist who depicts winter or winter inspired ART? Pastels, Oils, Acrylic, Encaustic, Charcoal, Assemblage, Pottery and sculpture.

If you would like to be considered, or would like a full list of upcoming exhibits please email the curator at  k@kdbcurator.com with a link to your website, blog or facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance.

FMI Log onto www.chocolatechurchgallery.blogspot.com or the CCAG Facebook page

Call to “Bling” Artists!

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Bling for her. Bling for him. Bling for your pet. Everyone deserves a little Bling!

Lyceum Gallery is accepting submissions for BLING!, an exhibit of jewelry and hand crafted items that sparkle. The show will open February 1 and have a special Chocolate and Bling event on Valentine’s Day. The deadline for submission is December 30.
Lyceum is a fine art and craft gallery in the re-energized downtown Lewiston. It features the the work of a core group of resident artists along with themed and invitational exhibits of work by other Maine artists and artisans.
Up to 4 images of your work and descriptions can be emailed to lyceumgallery@me.com. The signed policy form and $20 submission fee should be mailed to Lyceum Gallery, 49 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. Submission forms and gallery policies are available on the Lyceum website. http://www.lyceumgallery.com/Call-to-Artists/

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues comes to CMCA

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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“Year of Community” exhibition season announced for 2013 in celebration of Harlow Gallery’s 50th year

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Kennebec Valley Art Association is proud to announce the schedule for its 50th year of exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery. 

The Gallery opened at its current location in downtown Hallowell on November 17, 1963. 

In celebration of that milestone, the art association is celebrating with a community minded series of exhibitions, including partnerships with SpinOff Studio, the Vaughan Homestead Foundation, the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, and will be offering up to seven opportunities for Maine artists to exhibit their work at the Harlow Gallery in 2013.

JANUARY – FEBRUARY
KVAA Members’ Holiday Art Show & Sale
A showcase of work by artist members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association. Art buyers can select work off the wall and take it home the same day. The artist gets to bring in another work of art to display.

On view through January 12, 2013 (continued from December)

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Recent work by printmakers Sarah Vosmus, Willy Reddick, Donna Parkinson, Tony Kulik and Martha Briana. Dates for a series of printmaking workshops open to the community to be announced soon.

Opening Friday, January 18, 5-8pm

On view January 18 – February 9, 2013

Maine webseries nominated for prestigious national award

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Second season of Maine-produced webseries continues to gain national recognition and awards

The 4th annual Indie Soap Awards have announced the 2012 nominees to be awarded in February, 2013 at a gala event in New York City.  The Maine made dramatic web series Ragged Isle has been nominated for seven Indie Soap Awards!  The Indie Soap Awards are a prestigious recognition in the independent online entertainment community.

Ragged Isle is nominated in the following categories:  Best Web Series (Drama), Best Supporting Actor (Drama)- Ian Carlsen, Best Writing (Drama)- Greg Tulonen, Rick Dalton, Karen L. Dodd, Barry Dodd, Jacob Lear, Best Directing- Barry Dodd, Best Soundtrack, Best Editing (all shows)- Barry Dodd, Best Visual/ Special Effects (all shows)- Eric Anderson, Derek Kimball.
In 2012, Ragged Isle won 5 major international awards including three Indie Soap Awards: “Best Director” (Barry Dodd), “Best Cinematography” and “Best Web Series (Drama)”.   In addition to “Best Thriller” and “Best Supporting Actor” (Rick Dalton) from the well established online Indie Intertube awards.

Ragged Isle is a culmination of Maine artists from all over the state- including writers, actors, fillmakers and musicians.  Ragged Isle can be seen at raggedisle.com and recently joined the new Entertainment Experiment online network, an internet platform to showcase Maine’s digital talent, where it will launch it’s final season in 2013 (entertainmentexperiment.com).

VISIT LOCAL MUSEUMS FREE- Sponsored by Curtis Library Friends

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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CALL FOR 3-D and 2-D ARTISTS: CENTRE ST ARTS GALLERY LLC SEEKING NEW WORK

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

New Gallery Sign Installation 389x 518 The Centre St. Arts Gallery, LLC at 11 Centre St. in Bath is seeking sculptors, painters and other fine artists to join the Gallery as associates beginning in 2013.  The Centre St. Arts Gallery is looking especially for mixed media and three dimensional works to add variety to its offerings.

Artists who wish to join the Gallery should send four jpeg images, a biography or resume and complete contact information to  centrestartsgalleryllc@gmail.com ,  with “Call for Artists” in the subject line by January 5, 2013.  Questions may also be directed to this email address with the same subject line.

Art work will be reviewed by the Gallery, which is looking to increase the variety of types of work shown in the Gallery and the artists will be notified within 5 days if their work meets the needs of the Gallery.  From there, artists will be asked to bring their work to the Gallery at 11 Centre St. in Bath, on January 15 at 9 am or the day before between 4 and 5 pm for final consideration.

The Centre St. Arts Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday noon to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday noon to 5 pm until Christmas.  Exception: the Gallery will be open Monday, Christmas eve from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Centre St. Arts Gallery opened on December 1, 2012 and currently represents sixteen artists in this co-op gallery.  For more information, please call Victoria Jackson at 207-841-2014.

 

CENTRE ST. ARTS GALLERY, LLC

11 CENTRE ST, BATH, ME  04530

207-442-0300                    EMAIL: centrestartsgalleryllc@gmail.com

Pandora Comes to Brunswick.

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pandora LaCasse, sculptor and lighting designer, has created three privately commissioned lighting installations on Maine Street. Toby Tarpinian of Morning Glory, Connie Lundquist, artist and interim director of Five Rivers Arts Alliance, and George and Liz Glover, owners of the Tondreau Building, all are hoping their efforts will inspire individuals and businesses to donate public art to Downtown Brunswick. FMI contact connie.5raa@gmail.com .

Spindleworks has opened and online Etsy shop

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spindleworks has opened and online Etsy shop, just in time for holiday shopping! In addition to our regular shop at 7 Lincoln Street (hours Monday-Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm), customers both near and far can purchase select items any time through their Etsy page. It features a mix of hand woven goods, paintings, books, and accessories that are perfect for gift giving. FMI call 725-8820 or visit www.spindleworks.etsy.com, email info@spindleworks.org.

 

Art Grant for Seniors Awarded to the Maine Art Gallery

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Maine Art Gallery, a Wiscasset nonprofit, has been awarded a grant from the Bessie T. Brooks Trust to form an arts group for seniors from Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties.  Free instruction in the traditional painting and sculptural arts, as well as individual instruction relating to specialized interests such as design of needlepoint, rug, or embroidery canvas will be provided at every meeting. 
Tentative meeting days will be Mondays beginning sometime in January depending on response. 
Please contact the gallery manager, Michele Roberge, at 529-4372, or email michele@maineartgallery.org , with your contact information as well as your specific art interest, to reserve your space . 

PATTEN FREE LIBRARY PRESENTS “THE HUNGER GAMES”

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28, Patten Free Library in Bath will screen the blockbuster film “The Hunger Games.” Show time for both days is 1:30pm in the library’s community room. This is a free event, open to the public; refreshments will be provided.  Based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and Elizabeth Banks. It is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 142 minutes.

 

In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12′s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. Written by Suzanne Collins

Call to Artists

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Black, White, Gray” at River Arts


River Arts announces it upcoming exhibition “Black, White, Gray,” at its newly- expanded and refurbished gallery and arts center at 241 Route One, Damariscotta, next to N.C. Hunt Lumber.
The show is to run from Dec. 28th to January 24th. Submissions must use only black, white or gray (any of these or a combination) and no other hues. Frames may be any color. All media, styles and subjects are welcome. All work entered must be for sale.
Wall-hung work should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension, and for safety reasons plexiglass or other non-glass option should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels.

Juror for “Black, White, Gray” is Robert Colburn, curator and manager of the Bayview Galleries in Brunswick and Camden. From a family of professional artists, Robert Colburn grew up in Maine and decided at an early age to pursue art as a career. In addition to his busy career at Bayview Galleries, he remains active as a painter, exhibiting at Asymmetrick Arts, Cape Cottage Gallery, the Clown, Bayview Galleries and many other locations. Citing his study at Bowdoin College with artists such as Thomas Cornell, Ann Harris and Anne Lofquist as important experiences, Colburn describes his present artistic philosophy as a mixture inspired by both old and contemporary masters. In his own work, he values working on site, painting works and creating studies for paintings in the natural world. www.robertcolburn.com

Drop-off dates at River Arts’ new premises are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early submissions are accepted within usual gallery hours. Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Artists will be notified by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Submissions may not have been show at River Arts previously.
Entry forms are available online at www.riverartsme.org and at the gallery when submitting. The opening reception will be on Friday, Dec. 28th from 5 -7 p.m. Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or by email at info@riverartsme.org. River Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4, and on Sundays from 10-2. It is closed on Mondays.

Entry Form:

Abbie Williams Featured Artist @ Summer Island Studio for December & January

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

 

 “My theme is color and light, and anything can be a foil for that. I can’t say I have a technique but rather a process, that is, I follow my creative heart into different painting adventures. I paint in series. An idea emerges and it begs me to try it on in a number of variations. I’ve always said, ‘repetition could be the death of me’ hence the variety of what I paint.”

The primary reason I paint is to be able to play around with creating interesting color palettes using dramatic light and shapes as the foil for the color. I want my paintings to be an interplay between magic and reality accentuating a moment in time that traces the underlying character of the place I am in.

Stop by Summer Island Studio to view Abbie’s colorful work. The show will be up until January 31, 2013.

FMI: http://summerislandstudio.com/

CLASSICAL GUITARIST BRIAN CULLEN TO PERFORM AT PATTEN FREE LIBRARY

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30pm,

Patten Free Library in Bath will host Brian Cullen for an evening of acoustic classical guitar music.

Brian will perform Brazilian, Spanish and contemporary selections.

The program will feature some of the best known and most loved classical guitar pieces, including Spanish folk songs,

  • “Cavatina” (Deerhunter Theme),
  • “Recuerdos de la Alhambra,”
  • “Capricho Arabe” from Tarrega,
  • variations on The Magic Flute (Mozart),
  •  “Preludes and Chorus” of the Brazilian composer Villa Lobos,
  •  instrumental solos of The Beatles, and
  • the hit “Classical Gas.”

Do join us for a great night of music.

GRAND OPENING OF Centre St. Arts Gallery

| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Centre St. Arts Gallery  will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 11 Centre Street in Bath from 10 am to 6 pm.  A reception at 4 pm is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served throughout the day.
Nine local artists have formed a co-operative gallery at 11 Centre St, in Bath.  Bath artists include Judy Conlan, Livy Glaubitz, Marnie Hackenberg, and Victoria Jackson. Sharon Bouchard and Jane Rosenfield are from Brunswick, Letty Husson and Lea Peterson are from Georgetown, and Claudette Gamache lives in Phippsburg.  These artists are all painters, working in watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oil media.  They have had work shown in local galleries and some have exhibited on a national level.
Victoria Jackson initiated Centre St. Arts Gallery with eight other artists whom she has known and worked with in the past.  All of these artists, who are now partners, felt that Bath and the surrounding towns were full of artists and art lovers who would support exhibitions and educational opportunities if offered in Bath.
Claudette Gamache has taught pastel painting in the Bath area for several years and has won recognition in national  exhibitions.  Her work is widely sought by collectors.  Jackson and Husson have both studied with her. Other partners have traveled together to painting workshops, in Maine, around the U.S. and in Europe.
Centre St. Arts Gallery will be offering classes and workshops, as well as open studio sessions and life drawing sessions.  Guest artists will give gallery talks, and be invited to exhibit their works in solo shows.
A limited number of Memberships will be available on a juried basis.  More information will be available in the Gallery on Dec.1.

Tandem Glass Open Studio & Fundraiser!

| November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
When? Saturday, Dec. 1st  from 4-8pm
Where? Our Studio: 6 Eagle Lodge Lane, Dresden Me. 04342 
What? Fundraiser for Maine Craft Association . Shop: great gift items 15% of all sales go to M.C.A .  
Glass-blowing demonstrations from 4-5:30, we will raffle off one of the pieces made during demonstration.
Enjoy Fiddle Music! We will have a live band!
Purchase a special mosaic glass for 25$ to enjoy locally made mead and wine from Fiddler’s Reach (Bath) and Savage Oaks (Union)

 

Maine 10 Art Group @ Gallery Framing,

| November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Maine 10 art group will hold a Holiday Show Dec. 1- 28 at Gallery Framing in Brunswick.
Included are pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolor and photography works by
  •  Sylvia Dyer,
  • Shirley Lewis,
  • Susan Rayfield,
  • Jane Dorr,
  • Vivian Wixom,
  • Claire Vigneau and
  • Mary Truesdell.
 There is a reception on Saturday, Dec. 1, noon to 5 pm.
Gallery Framing is located at 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, open Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm., Sat. 10-2.
Contact: Susan Rayfield 729-1851

SUSAN MILLS “NIGHT TRAVELS” OPENS AT MAINE FIBERARTS

| November 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels,” an installation of work by Bowdoin artist Susan Mills, is on view at:
Maine Fiberarts’ gallery,
13 Main Street in Topsham.
The public is invited to come view this mysterious, sculptural work through February 15, 2013.
A reception offering a chance to meet the artist will be held on Friday, November 30 from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments, fiber art demonstrators, and the kickoff for a weekend Holiday Show and Sale of members’ work will also take place that evening.
Susan’s work delves into exploring worlds not readily apparent to the eye.
  • Shamanic beings,
  • lying carpets,
  • spirit vessels and
  •  tools to access both inner and outer worlds are all included in the installation.
The artist creates work using felted wool, found books, woven twigs, applied gold leaf, and transformed mud and metal. Although the work is outwardly dark, themes are uplifting and speak to “drawing down the moon,” “retrieving lost voices,” and “harvesting stars.”
These are tools that shamans—age-old healers—along with their assistants and apprentices, use to retrieve souls, transform energies, heal the illusion of separation, and bring our visible and invisible worlds together.
The artist will give a Gallery Talk about her work on January 25, 5-7 p.m., with a snow date of January 27, 2-5 p.m.
Of her work, Susan writes,
“My art is inspired by nature, by the physical world, and by the world of spirit. It is my way of recording my inner journey and embodies my search for a new myth, a metaphor that pierces the illusion of separation, honoring and illuminating both the visible and the invisible realms. Healing the split between our inner and outer worlds, our bodies and souls, we heal both our selves and our planet.  We are all individuals, yet we are all connected. When one of us takes a journey, it affects us all. When people see my work they are often moved to tell me their own stories—and we all become reconnected in the myth, in the oneness we all share.”

Mills is an artist working in several mediums that include mixed media, photography, fiber, theatrical set design and costuming. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums on the east coast, in the southwest, and on the island of Bermuda.

Reception: Friday, November 30, 5-7 p.m.
Artist Talk: Friday, January 25, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibition: November 15, 2012—February 15, 2013