Tag: Damariscotta

Stable Gallery’s September/October Show

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

Stop by when you are in Daramiscotta!

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Stable Gallery opens new show Tomorrow Night!

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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” Cool in the Shade” at The Stable Gallery

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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.

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The opening reception takes place Friday July 18th from 4PM to 7 PM and is part of the Newcastle/ Damariscotta Art Walk.

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Vase by Elizabeth Louden

Representing 40 Maine artists, the Stable Gallery is open daily from 10AM-5PM at 26 Water St. in Damariscotta, ME.

(207) 563-1991                     www.stablegallerymaine.com

Woods to Water @ River Arts

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Stop by during this Friday’s ArtWalk!

“Speaking of Color” Opens on June 20 at Stable Gallery in Damariscotta

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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“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.

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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.

 

 

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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

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 judyspeers@aol.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.

2014 SEASON AT THE STABLE GALLERY ANNOUNCED

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

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 info@stablegallerymaine.com or

563-1991.

Jerry Blodgett, Bertie Koller, and Scott Woodruff featured at the March 14th Round Top Coffee House

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
 
On Friday, March 14th, the DRA’s Round Top Coffee House opens up its stage to the talented hosts of three other Midcoast open mics: Scott Woodruff of the Lion’s Pride Open Mic Night in Brunswick, Jerry Blodgett of the Side Door Coffee House in Brunswick, and Bertie Koller of the Sheepscot General Open Mic Night in Whitefield. These three aren’t just icons in the local music community; they’re also excellent musicians. Be sure to come out to hear what these great singer-songwriters have to offer.
Bertie Koller draws his original songs forth from a place of observation, experience, and imagination. Influenced by the raw, straightforward approach of early American blues and folk, Bertie has created a place for himself in the gamut of songwriters and musicians, past and present. His songs are lyrical and rhythmic episodes of love, heartache, prophecy, reflection, the sun, moon, rivers, and rain.
Scott Woodruff may be known in certain circles as the host of the Lion’s Pride Open Mic but he has been playing guitar and singing in bands since he was a teenager.  Early this century he decided to shed the comfort of being surrounded by bandmates and venture into the uncharted territory of solo performance as a singer/songwriter. His music relies on simple melodies and reflective lyrics with influences from artists such as Mark Knopfler, Bruce Cockburn, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and John Hyatt.  Scott currently is in the process of recording at Jud Caswell’s Frog Hollow Studio, and will perform several songs from his soon-to-be-released CD.
Jerry Blodgett is a long time resident of the Brunswick-Topsham area and has been a frequent performer at the Side Door Coffee House as well as The Chocolate Church in Bath and the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham. Jerry grew up in rural downeast Maine during a simpler time, with fewer cars, fewer phones, and fewer cares. He writes and performs songs of Maine long ago, Maine today, and the journey in between.
Now in our sixth year of hosting this event for the people of Damariscotta, the DRA Round Top Coffee House open mic is held on the second Friday of each month. The DRA invites musicians, singers, poets and other performers to sign up and demonstrate their talents during the open mic portion of the Coffee House. The stage is open to everyone. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The open mic runs from 6:45 to 8:15, with a 15-minute break before the feature act from 8:30 to 9:30. The open mic is a series of eight-minute, two-song slots, and is designed for individual or small group performances. Performers should be able to walk up on stage and set up quickly. To be assured of a slot, performers should show up to sign up promptly at 6:30.
Coffee and snacks are available. A plate or two of home-baked goods or a volunteer shift at the open mic earns free admission.
Rising Tide Community Market sponsors the DRA Round Top Coffee House by providing refreshments for each show. Rising Tide is proud to sponsor this opportunity for the Damariscotta community to hear some great music from local talent and from around the region.
The DRA Round Top Coffee House is held at DRA’s Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane, just off US Route 1B (Main Street) in Damariscotta, with onsite parking. The venue is across the street from Hammond Lumber and next to Women of Substance.
Admission is $7 ($4 for Seniors, free for kids 12 and under). For more information call Heather Hardy or Jason Anthony at 677-2354 or the DRA at 563-1393.

Camille Davidson Solo Exhibition “Favorite Pieces”

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The Stable Gallery in Damariscotta is calling for artists and fine crafts people.

| January 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

Edge and Elegant @ Stable Gallery

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Truly Madly Deeply @ The Stable Gallery

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

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“Big, Bad, Bold” @ Stable Gallery

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

 “ 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.

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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.

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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.

Greg Klyma featured at May 10th Round Top Coffee House

| May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
 
Brilliant entertainer Greg Klyma will return to the DRA’s Round Top Coffee House as our feature performer on March 10th. Arriving in Maine directly from his national one-man tour, Greg Klyma puts on a show everybody should see and hear. Klyma is a Rust Belt vagabond – a home-cooked meal and a vaudeville show in a fast food, karaoke world. As Sarah Craig (manager of the historic Caffe Lena) says, “the stories blend seamlessly into songs, evoking a flavor of Mark Twain, Woody Guthrie and David Sedaris.”
A prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and seasoned performer, Klyma brings to every stage a catalog of songs that assume audiences are both smart and able to laugh. Sing Out Magazine says that Greg Klyma “is the real deal, singing about stuff that matters.” Really, folks, you don’t want to miss this show.
The DRA Round Top Coffee House open mic is held on the second Friday of each month. The DRA invites musicians, singers, poets and other performers to sign up and demonstrate their talents during the open mic portion of the Coffee House. The stage is open to everyone. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The open mic runs from 6:45 to 8:15, with a 15-minute break before the feature act from 8:30 to 9:30.
The open mic is a series of eight-minute, two-song slots, and is designed for individual or small group performances. Performers should be able to walk up on stage and set up quickly. To be assured of a slot, performers should show up to sign up promptly at 6:30.
Coffee and snacks are available. A plate or two of home-baked goods or a volunteer shift at the open mic earns free admission.
Rising Tide Community Market sponsors the DRA Round Top Coffee House by providing refreshments for each show. Rising Tide is proud to sponsor this opportunity for the Damariscotta community to hear some great music from local talent and from around the region.
The DRA Round Top Coffee House is held at DRA’s Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane, just off US Route 1B (Main Street) in Damariscotta, with onsite parking. The venue is across the street from Hammond Lumber and next to Round Top Ice Cream.
Admission is $7 ($4 for Seniors, free for kids 12 and under). For more information call Heather Hardy or Jason Anthony at 677-2354 or the DRA at 563-1393.

New Classes For Spring and Summer

| April 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

Encaustics

Drawing from Nature …….and many more….class sizes are limited

For more information on classes and open studios – visit our website http://riverartsme.org/classes/

Magical Strings in Concert at River Arts

| April 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Magical Strings in Concert at River Arts

Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm

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241 US Route 1 N, Damariscotta, Maine

Tickets/Information:   207-563-1507 

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 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

 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.

RIVER ARTS CALL TO ARTISTS: “Faces and Figures—Animals Included”

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Call to Artists

Click here for Entry Form

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 info@riverartsme.org. 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.

Still Life and Beyond

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

 

 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

 

“Still Life and Beyond”

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

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: