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Debbie Casterlin Reception at Summer Island Studio

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Great turn out Saturday evening at Summer Island Studio for Debbie Casterlin Reception.

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Debbie was there to speak about the crossroads of interests that brought her to creating this collection of work. Her love for art in both photographs and on canvas, her love of the botanical world, as well as her work in physical therapy.

If you did not have an opportunity visit Saturday evening, please stop by for a visit some time this month. Show will be up for the balance of the year.

“Bare in the Botanicals” by Debbie Casterlin @ Summer Island Studio

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Debbie Casterlin a local artist from Brunswick will be showing the month of December at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the heart of downtown Brunswick in the Tontine Mall.

A reception will be held on Saturday December 13th from 4pm to 6pm.  Wine, cheese and Horsdoerves will be served any questions call Patti  at 373-1810.

The name of the show is going to be “Bare in the Botanicals” and the image is Deb smelling the plum blossoms, in June.  Her perspective on artistic freedom, her love of natural beauty, and her appreciation of the botanical world reflect her desire to share her innermost values.

Debbie has spent her entire life creating art, capturing moments with a camera and on canvas. Recognized for her artistic talent at a young age she has been commissioned to create art for public institutions and private individuals.

Though she works in many mediums with an eclectic subject range, some of her best known works are acrylics done in a realistic style.

Patty Olds and Maureen Block at Little Dog Coffee Shop this Month

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patty Olds at Little DOg

Gallery Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, at 11 Centre St in Bath will celebrate its second anniversary on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, from 5 to 8 pm with a reception for artists in the Holiday Art Show.
More than 20 local artists own and operate the gallery.  Original paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, casein, and acrylic; and sculpture by guest artists Andreas von Huene and Jackie Melissas will be exhibited through Christmas.  All work is for sale; a great idea for gift buying.
Major credit cards accepted and shipping is available.
Music will be provided by Frank Vigneau and Steve Footer.  Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is free.

Local Potters to Hold Annual Open Studio Show and Sale

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What: Annual Open Studio Pottery Show and Sale
Artists names: Harold Roberts (“Coryell Clayworks”) and Nan Kilbourn-Tara (“Mud Cove Pottery”)
Location: 41 Tide’s End Road, West Bath. Studio phone # is 443-5585.
Dates and Times: Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10-4:00 and
Sunday, Dec. 7 from 11-4:00.

Harold Roberts of Coryell Clayworks and Nan Kilbourn-Tara of Mud Cove Pottery in West Bath, Maine
will hold their popular annual open studio event on December 6 and 7, 2014.
Harold Roberts’s work is characterized by stoneware in functional, organic forms that are coated
with earthy glazes. He also produces a line of slip-cast porcelain neti pots and
companion accessories for bath and massage.


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Nan Kilbourn-Tara, a partner in Markings Gallery in Bath, is known for her distinctive,
painted terra-cotta bowls, platters, steamers and other utilitarian pottery.
The studio is located at 41 Tide’s End Road, off King’s Point Road in West Bath.
Signs will point the way to the studio from the New Meadows Road exit from Route 1.
Open Studio hours will be from 10:00-4:00 on Dec. 6 and from 11:00-4:00 on Dec. 7.

Artist’s Trunk Show at Summer Island Studio Trunk SHow Friday Night

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments


You won’t want to miss November 14 and 15th- @ Summer Island Studio!

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans will be celebrating the Arts Down Town and All Around with a Artist’s Reception with Harriet Lindeman of Brunswick, and a Trunk Show with a fabulous new company from Maine that makes beautiful cloths out of bamboo. Check out this link to angelrox:

We are so excited to be carrying this incredible one-of-a-kind new product! Check out these videos to see the many versatile and beautiful styles each garment of the ANGELROX women’s clothing line can be converted to in order to fashionably suit your every need, mood and whim.

This is all happening on Friday the 14th of December from 5 to 8pm, wine cheese and Horsdoerves will be served. If that’s not enough we will be here bright and early 6 am, Saturday the 15th for the ‘EARLY BIRD”. Special discounts from 6 to 7 am which include 25% off on all Summer Island Studio jewelry and 15% off everything in the store until 9am.

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping. As usual, a tradition started years ago Summer Island Studio will have free pairs of earrings for anyone showing up at 6am in sleeping attire.

  Harriet Lindeman a member of the Point of View Gallery will be showing the month of November at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, an artist’s reception will be held Friday the 14th of November from 5pm to 8pm, wine, cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.

Lindeman prefers abstract compositions in watercolor and mixed media, but also frequently does images of east coast flora. She enjoys pouring paint onto paper and experimenting with unorthodox tools such as sticks, plastic and dental floss or fruit rinds to get movement and texture. Harriet is not classically trained but she has enjoyed learning from other area artists and art instructors.

Mark your Calendars!! and see you there

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks Holiday Show

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
What: Holiday Show and Sale
When:  November 14-December 31, 2014
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Special Hours: Friday 11/14 open til 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11/15 &11/16, 11-4
in conjunction with Arts Downtown and All Around
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-4:30
Brunswick-In conjunction with Arts Downtown and All Around, Spindleworks will be starting the holiday season early on the weekend of November 14-16, 2014. The studios, gallery and store will be open all weekend and visitors will be able to chat with artists working in the studios while perusing the fine assortment of art. Our gallery will feature unframed art at affordable prices and our store will be filled with the latest woven goods, pottery and more. As always, this is the weekend to visit Spindleworks to find the best deals on sale items as we clear our inventory for the new year. Join us Friday until 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11a-4p.



| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments


Art & Assemblage supplies/studio fixtures must go


WHEN:       Nov. 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:      Mildred Johnson Studio 2nd floor Mill 1

Ft. Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick


Many, many art supplies, antiques, ephemera, tools, frames, paints, ink, mat board, posterboard, foam core, art paper of all sizes and kinds in large quantities, brushes, shelving, work benches, tool chests, yarn, baskets, wood, boxes, boxes and boxes, small appliances, clothes steamer, rusty metal, assemblage materials, storage units, file cabinets, bookshelves, stationery supplies, binders, photo albums, slide projectors, tripods, cameras, toys, fabric, office chairs, metal rods and plastic rolls, dowels, drafting equipment, tables, hardware, easels, canvas, paper cutters, plastic bins, printmaking equipment, cool free stuff, new stuff.

Mildred Johnson artwork NOT included but works by Roderick Slater, Isabelle Pelissier and many others are.

Cash or check only.

BYO Bags/Boxes/Truck and load ‘em up for Christmas!

Joy of the Pen Reception

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 1 – 3pm, Topsham Public Library will hold a reception and reading in the Highlands Community Room at Topsham Public Library to celebrate the culmination of our annual Joy of the Pen writing competition. Prizes will be awarded for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and teen.

Winners will be invited to read at the reception and their work will feature in the Joy of the Pen online literary journal: Refreshments will be served. All entrants are warmly invited to celebrate the second year of Joy of the Pen. As always, our programs are free and open to the public.

Joy of the Pen is proudly sponsored by The Cryer and the Friends of the Topsham Public Library.

The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 725-1727or at

The Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans present their Holiday Show!

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans Holiday Show

The Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans Holiday Show

The Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans will be holding their 11th annual holiday show Friday evening, December 5th from 6-8pm, and Saturday, December 6th from 10-3pm at the Bowdoinham Town Hall as part of the Bowdoinham Holiday Festival. 
The Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans is a group of fine artists from the Merrymeeting Bay area working to bring their creative visions to life, while sharing an appreciation for their local community.
The annual event features high quality local art in a festive holiday atmosphere. Ongoing music provided by local musicians and refreshments will be available.
More information about the artists can be found at  
All the events for the Bowdoinham Holiday Festival can be found at:

Holiday Art Show with Guest Artist Jackie Melissas

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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acrylic on canvas by Shelby Patton

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, at 11 Centre St in Bath will open its Holiday Art Show with guest artist Jackie Melissas, on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, with a Reception from 5 to 7 pm.
More than 20 local artists, who operate the artist-owned gallery, will show their paintings and sculpture through Christmas.  All work is for sale to gift buyers looking for original fine art. Major credit cards accepted and shipping is available.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
For  more information call the Gallery at 207-442-0300, or visit the blog:

5 Artists Exhibit to Benefit Georgetown Historical Society

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments


The five local artists of the Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown, Maine, invite the community to their second annual holiday show at the Georgetown Historical Society, featuring paintings and fine crafts perfect for holiday giving. The show runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays only, from November 5 to December 6. Wednesday hours are 10 to 4; Saturday hours are 10 to 2.

Participating artists are Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Léa Peterson, and Denise Rankin.  Their subject matter includes Maine landmarks and cottages, seascapes, waterfowl (including puffins), lobster boats, the forest floor, wildflowers and mushrooms, and still-lifes ranging from penny candy to typewriter keys.  Original paintings, prints of favorite local scenes, cards, found-art sculptures, whimsical plaster and wire chickens, and Shaker oval boxes and trays are also available.

Light refreshments will be served on each of the nine days. The GHS is located at 20 Bay Point Road in Georgetown.  Directions:  from Route 1 in Bath, take the Georgetown exit/Route 127 South toward Reid State Park.  After passing the Georgetown Fire Station on the right, turn right onto Bay Point Road.  The GHS is on the left shortly after that turn.

Holiday Shows and Craft Fair Season Starts this Weekend!

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments



Support your local artists, artisans and crafters! Make this a LOCAL Holiday Season!

Double Consciousness at Bowdoin College

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Double Consciousness:
Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom”
Photograph of Bridget R. Cooks
November 11, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Bowdoin College

Please join us for a lecture by

Bridget R. Cooks
Associate Professor in the Program in African American Studies and Department of Art History, University of California, Irvine
This lecture will be live-streamed on   Bowdoin’s live webcast page.
Art historian Bridget R. Cooks will revisit Bowdoin’s seminal 1964 exhibition The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting in the context of American struggles for racial equality through the visual arts.
Free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested but not required. RSVP here.
  This lecture highlights the November 11 launch of
This innovative website, which features new research about the exhibition and a complete gallery of the artworks in the original show, is the result of a collaboration between students, faculty, and staff at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the  Department of Art History, the Digital and Computational Studies Initiative, and the Bowdoin College Library.

Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art curators and special guests, including Martin Luther King Jr., preview the exhibition
Bowdoin College Museum of Art curators and special guests, including Martin Luther King Jr., preview the exhibition
The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting, on May 5, 1964.

The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp:

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp:
A Collision of the Personal and Professional”
Photo of Francis Naumann
Francis Naumann
November 6, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Bowdoin College
Please join us for a lecture by

Francis Naumann
Scholar and Duchamp specialist
 The audience is invited to a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Art after the lecture.
The lecture will address Marcel Duchamp’s ties to the many artists in his family, including his brothers Jacques Villon and Raymond Villon-Duchamp, his sister Suzanne Duchamp, and her husband, Jean Crotti.Presented in conjunction with the exhibition,
 Collaborations and Collusions: Artists Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

Free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested but not required.  RSVP here.

Pastel Painters of Maine Holiday Members Show

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

(Bath, Maine) The Chocolate Church Art Gallery will host the Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM) Holiday Members Show. The opening reception is Saturday, November 15 from 4-6pm for the exhibit displayed until December 31.

The PPOM Holiday Members Show exhibits pieces from 50 artists in the art gallery at 804 Washington Street in Bath. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday-Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. For special holiday hours, call 207-442-8455.

CEI offers Marketing Class to Five Rivers Arts Alliance Members

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Developing a Marketing Plan”                        

Having a thriving art business depends not only on making art, but also on the ability to market and sell your art. This class will outline the key aspects that any artist should think about when developing a marketing plan.
From mission to measurement and promotion to placement, we’ll cover all the basics.  The framework provided will be helpful for both new and seasoned artists, who may appreciate the opportunity to reexamine their approach to marketing. 


Date: Monday, November 3rd

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Place: Centre Street Arts Gallery

          11 Centre Street

          Bath, Maine

Fee: $15

The class is offered toFive Rivers Arts Alliance members only, however everyone is welcome to become a member.

Class Instructor: Sarah Guerette. 

Sarah works as the Director of the Women’s Business Center at CEI, where she provides technical assistance to start-ups and existing small businesses in southern Maine, with a focus on women-owned businesses. Services include one-on-one counseling, workshops and online training on a range of topics including: business planning, business financing, and sustainable growth. Originally from Bangor, Maine, Sarah has worked with small business owners both in Boston and in Ecuador, where she lived for nearly five years. She has worked extensively with artist entrepreneurs through MA MoCa’s Assets for Artists program. Sarah holds a B.S. from the University of Maine and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

For more information and to register:

2014 ADAA Holiday Show & Sale coming soon!

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark your calendars:


Find out more here:

Maine Craft Weekend

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Plan your trip this weekend. Wonderful work to see. Meet the artists in their studios! See map and plan you trip…