The Stable Gallery announces a new show, “Cool In The Shade” which will be on view from July 18th through August 13th. The featured artists are painters Penelope Moodey, Bob Thomas, Bev Walker, Priscilla McCandless with sculpture and paintings by Kevin James, wood art by Stephen Vowles and Louis Charlett, ceramics by Elizabeth Louden and blown glass by Tandem Glass.
The opening reception takes place Friday July 18th from 4PM to 7 PM and is part of the Newcastle/ Damariscotta Art Walk.
Representing 40 Maine artists, the Stable Gallery is open daily from 10AM-5PM at 26 Water St. in Damariscotta, ME.
Stop by during this Friday’s ArtWalk!
“Speaking of Color…”, the second show of the 2014 season at the Stable Gallery, 26 Water Street, Damariscotta will open on Friday, June 20 with a gala reception from 5 until 7. The Damariscotta-Newcastle Art Walk will also take place at that time.
The public is invited to both events and will have the pleasure of viewing a new and exciting exhibit at The Stable which will feature nine artists in the charming central room of the Gallery. Thirty other artists will be exhibited in the stalls situated around the main gallery. “Speaking of Color…” will be on exhibit until July 18th.
The colorful variety of Caroline Davis’ several media is always of interest to guests returning to the gallery, as is the brilliance and energy of Pam Hansen’s striking objects from everyday life. Julia Einstein is one of the Gallery’s new artists. Her focus is on transparency, reflection and light in her inside and outside paintings.
The handsome woven rugs of Bill Bellows will also be featured. A distinguished award winning weaver, Bill creates wool and linen rugs in geometric blocks of contrasting color.
Textiles in a completely different form are those intricate and colorful dyed scarves and wall pieces of Fiona Washburn.
Jessica Sirois creates with textiles in a completely different form when they are included in her jewelry pieces. Jessica, also a sculptor, reuses metal, giving it a whole new purpose and form.
Cabinetmaker, Charles Durfee pays special attention to the color, grain and form of the wood he uses in his finely crafted furniture, while color and form show up as striking aspects of Adero Willard’s ceramic pieces.
Joy Scott’s fused glass is dramatic in it’s color and design.
Located in the handsome stable connected to the Victorian house once belonging to clipper ship builder Eldridge Norris, the Stable Gallery is a fitting place for an array of talent from over thirty artists. Close to downtown Damariscotta at 26 Water Street, the gallery is open from mid- May until mid-October with daily hours from 10 until 5. Three more Opening Receptions will take place during the summer. “Cool In The Shade” will open Friday, July 18th. “Check The Box” begins with a reception on August 15, and the final Opening of the 2014 season, “hARvesT 13” will be on Friday, September 19th. All receptions are from 5 until 7.Each exhibit is shown in the gallery for a month.
Calling All Artists For the 2014 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ T-Shirt Design Contest
$500 Prize for Winner
The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ invites Maine artists to submit a design for this year’s official festival T-Shirt. The selected design will be featured on the back of the T-Shirt commemorating the Eighth Annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta, to be held from October 4 to 13, 2014.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 2, 2014. Design submissions should be in JPEG/ PDF files, and can be either emailed or put on a CD. Artwork may be e-mailed to Judy Speers, the Pumpkinfest Artist Committee Chair, at email@example.com, or may be dropped off or mailed to: King Eider’s Pub, PO Box 365, 2 Elm St., Damariscotta, Maine 04543, Attn. Cynthia Weiss. If you have any questions regarding the T-shirt design contest, please email Judy Speers.
The Stable Gallery at 26 Water Street, Damariscotta will open its doors to the public on Saturday, May10th at 10 o’clock. The Opening Reception for the first show entitled “ Wavelengths “ will take place the following Friday, May16th, from 5 until 7 pm. Daily hours from May 10th until the middle of October are from 10 until 5.
The Stable will welcome back many of its longtime artists. In addition, nine new artists will be exhibiting for the 2014 season. The new artists represent many media, expanding the ever broadening creativity of the Gallery.
- Adrienne Beacham’s work explores mixed media, while
- sculptor Robert Blake creates experimental instruments using different acoustical properties.
- Metalsmith Nicholas Downing will be exhibiting objects that are both functional and beautiful, highlighting the innate nature of the material.
- Both abstract and functional forms are the basis for Brandon Lutterman’s hand built and thrown clay pieces, while woodworker,
- Steve Ryder designs work that is functional and showcases the character of the wood.
- Jessica Sirois finds the infinite possibilities of taking risks as she creates her sculpture and jewelry.
- For Julie Vohs “process” is critical to her paintings as form dissolves into abstraction, and
- for Kelsey Weber detailed surface patterns have become a vital part of her ceramics.
Located in the handsome stable connected to the Victorian house once belonging to clipper ship builder Eldridge Norris, the Stable Gallery is a fitting location for this array of talent, and it is proud to announce that several of its members were juried into the prestigious Crafts Boston Show held several weeks ago. Of the ninety artists from around the country ,three artists from the Stable Gallery were among those invited to show at that exhibition, Bill Bellows,weaver and award winner in last year’s show, Eben Blaney known for his exquisite furniture and Tandem Glass, exhibiting unique blown glass . Congratulations to all.
There will be five receptions, along with the five changing shows during the season.
All receptions are from 5 until 7. The shows are:
- “Wavelenghts”, Friday, May 16th;
- “Speaking of Color”, Friday, June 20th;
- “Cool In The Shade”, Friday, July18th;
- ”Check The Box”, Friday, Aug.15th;
- hARvesT 13,Friday, Sept. 19th.
The public is invited to all shows and receptions.
Gallery hours are daily from 10 to 5.
Any questions or information may be directed to the Stable Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or
A call to Artists!
The Stable Gallery in Damariscotta is calling for artists and fine crafts people to apply for the 2014 season. Applications can be found and printed from the website, www.stablegallerymaine.com. , or request an application to be mailed to you by writing to The Stable Gallery 26, Water St. Damariscotta, ME 04543 with a self addressed envelope.
Deadline for all applications with CD of work is March 1, 2014. All applications will be reviewed by the board members and final notification will be e-mailed or mailed out by March 22, 2014.
The Stable Gallery season starts mid May and runs till mid Oct.
In the five month period there will be five themed shows featuring a selected group in the large carriage room giving all artists and fine crafts people an opportunity to be featured with their selected group.
When not in a featured show work will be displayed in one of the stalls or tack room.
We are looking forward to our ninth season and hope to hear from you.
“ Big, Bad, Bold “, the second show of the 2013 season at the Stable Gallery, 26 Water Street, Damariscotta will open on Friday, June 14 with a gala reception from 5 until 7. This new and exciting exhibit will feature eleven artists in the charming central room of the Gallery.
Guests may look forward to seeing the work of Bill Bellows, a distinguished weaver who recently received an award for his handsome rugs. Bill weaves his wool rugs in geometric blocks of contrasting colors.
Painter, Pam Hansen uses joyful colors as she skillfully combines the fragile and simple with bold patterned designs.
A change of pace is provided by the beautiful lines of Eben Blaney’s furniture, which has its roots in Japanese and Scandinavian designs, while Tandem Glass, with a delicate combination of features creates colorful glass forms not used by other contemporary glass blowers.
A new artist at the Stable is Joy Scott who also works in glass. Her fused glass pieces are dramatic in their design and combination of color and texture.
Acrylic paintings by Daisy Greene are taken from daily life and move the viewer right into her engaging scenes, both large and small, while Bob Thomas creates heavily textured and colorful abstract planes.
The carved wood lamps of Stephen Vowles are of a unique design and provide a form of lighting that is graceful and elegant. From the elegant to the everyday, Liz Proffetty’s ceramics are always in the process of evolution in both form and glaze.
Another new painter with the gallery is Bev Walker. Where she has been and how she has felt show up in the details of rocky coast and ever changing trees. In a different mode, Penelope Moodey has used the subject of energy and imagination in her abstract pieces.
Guests at the reception will be treated to the music of Dave Mello and to an array of delicious refreshments. The public is invited to join the artists and friends at “ Big, Bad, Bold “ and to put the following three Openings on their calendars, “ Truly, Madly, Deeply “ on July 12, “ Edgy and Elegant “ on August 16 and “ haRvest Twelve “ on September 13. All receptions are from 5 until 7 pm at 26 Water Street.
The Stable is open daily from 10 to 5 until October 18. For more information please call 207-563-1991 or go to www.stablegallerymaine.com.
Life Sculpture Studio – 6 weeks
Zentangles – April 20 (back again)
New ceramics class starting
Phil Frey – Plein aire oils in May
Robert Carsten – Pastels in June
Photoshop for Artists
Drawing from Nature …….and many more….class sizes are limited
For more information on classes and open studios – visit our website http://riverartsme.org/
Magical Strings in Concert at River Arts
Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm
241 US Route 1 N, Damariscotta, Maine
Philip and Pam Boulding of MAGICAL STRINGS create their distinctive music with a tightly knit blend of Celtic harps and hammered dulcimers, augmented by pennywhistles, concertina, and storytelling. Since 1978 they have toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Japan, including touring and recording with Dan Fogelberg and appearances on “A Prairie Home Companion.” With 18 CDs on four record labels, their recent 2-CD release Best of Magical Strings—Dances and Dreams celebrates 30 years of their music; their newest release Celtic Yuletide Live captures stunning live performances with their family a guest artists. CD’s will be available at their concerts.
Ticket Prices: Donation at the door $10-adult, $5 child
River Arts Community Concert – April 13, 2013 – 7 pm
Free and open to the public
The Community Concert on the 13th will include two students of Kirsten Monke: Jane Dawson, violin performing A Gavotte by Jean Becker, and Hanni Haynes, viola performing with a dancer, Natalie Johnson, both from Bowdoin College, performing a contemporary work by Olafur Arnalds. Also, the Seacoast Youth Orchestra, conducted by Ferdinand Liva, will perform works by Verdi, Dvorak, and Bach.
Call to Artists
RIVER ARTS CALL TO ARTISTS: “Faces and Figures—Animals Included”
River Arts announces it upcoming exhibition entitled “Figures and Faces—Animals Included” at its new gallery at 241 Route One, Damariscotta, next to N.C. Hunt Lumber. Expanding the traditional genre of figurative art, the show includes both human subjects and/or animals—since both are expressive in gesture, expression and movement. The show runs from March 8th through April 4th. Artists may submit up to three works (a minimum of two is recommended). Since the juror reviews works by each artist together, artists are encouraged to choose pieces that form an effective group. Multiple works by the same artist chosen for the show will now be hung together, as well.
All media and approaches are welcome, including abstract work, photography and sculpture.
Juror for “Figures and Faces—Animals Included” is Robyn Holman, curator of the highly-esteemed Atrium Gallery at University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn campus. Ms. Holman directs a creative and varied series of year-round exhibitions featuring works by Maine artists. Currently, the Atrium offers its popular biennial exhibition of artists from Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties, “Area Artists, 2013,” this year presenting art by 78 artists.
Submissions entered for the River Arts exhibition must be for sale. Wall-hung work should not exceed 40 inches in height, and for safety reasons plexiglass or other non-glass option should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels. Each work should be labeled on the back with artist’s name and the title.
Drop-off dates at River Arts’ new premises on Route One are Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early submissions are accepted within usual gallery hours. The entry fee for submissions of up to three works is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Artists are notified by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Submissions may not have been exhibited at River Arts previously. Entry forms are available online at http://riverartsme.org and at the gallery when submitting. The opening reception will be on Friday, March 8th, from 5 -7 p.m. Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or by email at email@example.com. River Arts offers year-round art exhibitions, in addition to classes, concerts and other cultural events. River Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4, and Sundays from 10-2. It is closed on Mondays.
River Arts “Still Life and Beyond”
February 1- 28 2013
River Arts invites the public to the exhibition “Still Life and Beyond”, February 1st 28th at its newly-expanded and renovated gallery at 241 Route One, Damariscotta, next to N.C. Hunt Lumber. The theme of the exhibition goes beyond the traditional “still life” genre to include all art that explores objects as its main focus. The show runs from Feb. 1st to Feb. 28th.
The exhibition includes 124 works by artists from the Midcoast and around the state in a wide variety of media: collage, photography, sculpture, assemblage, fiber arts as well as oil, acrylic, and pastel. Jurors for “Still Life and Beyond” are Dennis and Marty Gleason, the well-known owners of the Gleason Fine Art Galleries in Boothbay Harbor and Portland.
Visit the website for a preview of the works. www.riverartsme.org
Opening Reception for “Still Life and Beyond” Exhibition at River Arts
Friday, February 1st 5-7pm
River Arts invites the public to the opening reception for the exhibition
“Still Life and Beyond”
Friday, February 1st from 5-7 pm
at its newly-expanded and renovated gallery at 241 Route One, Damariscotta, next to N.C. Hunt Lumber.
The theme of the exhibition goes beyond the traditional “still life” genre to include all art that explores objects as its main focus. The show runs from Feb. 1st to Feb. 28th.
The exhibition includes 124 works by artists from the Midcoast and around the state in a wide variety of media: collage, photography, sculpture, assemblage, fiber arts as well as oil, acrylic, and pastel.
Visit the website to see a sample of the work:
River Arts invites the public to the opening reception for the exhibition
“Black, White, Gray,” on Friday, December 28, from 5-7
at its newly-expanded and refurbished gallery and arts center at 241 Route 1, Damariscotta, next to N.C. Hunt Lumber.
The show runs from Dec. 28th to January 25th. More than 120 works in a wide variety of media, created by over 60 artists will be on exhibit.
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
River Arts is open 10am-4pm- Tuesday through Saturday and 10-2 on Sundays. River Arts holds approximately 10 juried shows each year which are open to all Maine artists. The mission of River Arts is to nurture appreciation, encourage participation and provide opportunity in the arts. For information about the many classes, events and opportunities at River Arts, visit www.riverartsme.org or call 563-1507.