ARTISTS + PHOTOGRAPHERS
Jeff Barrett, Whistling Bird Designs, Monroe 04951
Using recycled boards from barns and woodsheds, along with found objects and hand-forged metal, I craft each piece one at a time. These are my versions of old paintings, weathervanes and theatre sets for birds and fish.
"Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision. His paintings are well within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth. Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America’s heart—its land and its people—and describes the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.”
In her paintings, Betsy Eby fuses the line between the musical and the visual composition. A classically trained pianist, she seeks in her work what Rothko described as "the place where music lives.” The layers and gestures of her paintings evoke musical spaces and rhythms while drawing on patterns found in nature.
Kari Herer Photography
Kari Herer is a Maine-based professional photographer. Since founding her company in 2009, she has been a featured artist on Martha Stewart Weddings, Etsy, Design Sponge, and Click Magazine, while she is a regular contributor to several publications including The Press Hotel, ZEST magazine, and Sotheby’s International. Her vivid portrayals of botanical specimens have landed her collaborations with Anthropologie, IKEA, Land of Nod, and Restoration Hardware. She has conducted photography workshops and been a featured speaker at conferences throughout the world. Today Kari lives with her two daughters, a few chickens, a golden retriever and a fish named rose sassafras.
Read the story: Life Blooms
Anne Hebebrand, Artist and Instructor
Anne offers classes and private mentoring for artists in her studio in Bath, Maine. Anne's paintings are in many private collections in the United States, Germany and Mexico. Anne has been featured in several publications including the New York Times and Art New England and recent solo exhibitions in Maine include the Maine Jewish Museum and the Frank Brockman Gallery.
Read the story: Conversing on Canvas
Lynn Karlin Photography, Belfast 04915
(207) 338-4814, lynnkarlinphoto.com
Lynn is a fine art photographer offering limited edition prints of her award winning vegetable, fruit & flower still lifes on archival papers or dye sublimation prints on aluminum. To see the complete collection, please visit her website and follow her on Instagram at lynn.karlin. A price list and consultation is available upon request.
Monica Kelly, fine art, 20 Belmont Avenue, Camden 04843
Monica Kelly was born in Cleveland, Ohio and earned a B.A. in Visual Arts and Art History from Bowdoin College in 1978. She studied painting and printmaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s graduate program in Lacoste, France. After living and working in New York and San Francisco, Monica returned to Maine in 1989 where she has had many exhibitions. Proud mother of three grown sons, Monica currently lives and works in Camden, Maine.
Read the story: Art in Four Movements
P.O. Box 448, Deer Isle, Maine 04627
My work is an investigation of the malleable nature of memory, what we hold onto and what do we leave out in order to make our story. I use mixed media on wooden panels which allows for much flexibility, giving endless potential to heavily layer materials to make a complex surface.
Read the stories: Rescue Mission,When I Grow Up ...
Olga Merrill, Visual Artist
Olga Merrill is an award-winning, Maine based fine art photographer offering her limited and open edition prints. Original artworks may be licensed for book covers, album art, and more. Through collaboration, you may commission original artworks or turn your dream into photographic art for personalized artworks. To see more of Olga's fine art, please visit her website and follow her on Instagram @merrill.olga. Price list and consultation available by request.
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Ben Potter is an artist living in Belfast, Maine, who works with traditional and non-traditional materials.
The Studio of Artist Donald Rainville
Don Rainville takes his inspiration from the forests and wild fields of Maine and New England to create vibrant and expressive depictions of nature. His dynamic use of paint links to the abstract nature of real and imagined landscapes, converging to create a sense of synesthesia. In numerous collections around the United States, Rainville is represented by the Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Thomas Moser-Freeport Showroom & Art Gallery. He maintains his studio in Camden, Maine and is open by appointment.
Read the story: Orchestrated Imaginings
David Wade Photography, 17 Frances Street, Portland 04102
Dave Wade is an award-winning photographer who has spent a half century making compelling images that communicate in a fresh and original manner…His years as a commercial photographer, a magazine photographer, a photojournalist, and a fine art photographer have all contributed to his distinct style. Wade spent a dozen years in Japan as a photographer and travel writer. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in many private and museum collections. Prints available.
Read the story: A Snail's Tale
HAND BLOWN GLASS
Joseph Webster Glass, Pepperell Mill Campus
10 WestPoint Lane, Ste 10-201, Biddeford 04005
(207) 318-5937, josephwebsterglass.com
Joseph Webster Glass is a glassblowing studio and showroom located in Biddeford, Maine. JWG offers one of a kind handmade glass objects available for purchase as well as the opportunity to take workshops and learn glassblowing! To purchase work, sign up for workshops, or to answer any other inquiry you may have, please visit our website.
ZEST story: The Aura of Glass
Tandem Glass, 6 Eagle Lodge Lane, Dresden 04342
(207) 737-2781, tandemglass.com
Tandem Glass Gallery is a two-person operation: Terrill Waldman and Charlie Jenkins. We named our company after the two-seated style of carriage in which two horses are harnessed one before the other. It’s indicative of how we work: switching roles as leader or risk taker as needed. We have individual styles, yet we collaborate on some of our collections.
ZEST story: The Aura of Glass
Casco Bay Glass, Woolwich
All of the glass is made on location by owners Ben and Molly Coombs. They create objects from small ornaments up to large sculptures and everything in between. Their glass is inspired by Venetian tradition and the coast of Maine.
Artemis Gallery, 1 Old Firehouse Lane, Northeast Harbor 04662
(207) 276-3001, artemisgalleryme.com
Tucked away in an old house in the heart of Northeast Harbor, Artemis Gallery features some of the finest Maine-themed and Maine-inspired art ranging from realism, contemporary, three dimensional, and functional work. Open June through November with group shows changing bi-weekly, there is always something new to discover.
Corey Daniels Gallery, 2208 Post Road, Wells 04090
(207) 646-5301, coreydanielsgallery.com
Corey Daniels Gallery exhibits a synthesis of found art and objects with emerging and mid-career contemporary artists working in diverse practices.
Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove Street, Portland 04101
(207) 808-8911, covestreetarts.com
With over 8,000 square feet of exhibition space, we are dedicated to displaying the incredible breadth and depth of fine art being made in Maine—to demonstrating the ways in which Maine remains a buzzing locus of creative energy and to showing how vibrant and vital the state’s art scene continues to be.
Cynthia Winings Gallery, 24 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill 04614
(917) 204-4001, cynthiawiningsgallery.com
The Cynthia Winings Gallery is one of the most dynamic and engaging art spaces in Maine. The humble façade (the building was once a barn) belies its compelling contents, from choice Maine landscapes and thought-provoking narrative and figurative work to abstract and conceptual art of the first order. A sculpture garden is located in the backyard, inviting the visitor to find respite among thoughtfully curated sculpture from Maine artists.
Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Maine Street, Rockland 04841
(207) 596-0084, dowlingwalsh.com
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth 04105
Full Fathom Five Gallery, 66 Water St, Eastport 04631
(207) 214-6818, fullfathomfivegallery.com
Full Fathom Five is a gallery located in downtown Eastport, Maine whose primary objective is to provide a venue that is both enjoyable for our guests to view the artists' images as well as display the work of local artists, many of whom use photography as a medium. Dramatic fine art images by numerous artists for the home, interior designer, or large commercial projects can be found in the gallery. We can provide photographic images 10 feet wide, and if needed, much larger. We have a large display of images online but to truly experience the emotion and beauty of these images we highly encourage you to have a personal face-to-face encounter.
Summer hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 12-4. Fall hours: Saturday + Sunday 12-4.
Gallery B, 5 Main Street, Castine 04421
(213) 839-0851, gallerybgallery.com
A gem of a contemporary art gallery in downtown Castine, featuring excellence from Maine and much further afield. Open seasonally and always open by appointment.
Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay 04538
(207) 633-6849, gleasonfineart.com
George Marshall Gallery, 140 Lindsay Road, York 03909
(207) 351-1083, georgemarshallstoregallery.com
Specializing in regional contemporary art.
Grant Wahlquist Gallery, 30 City Center, Portland 04101
(207) 245-5732, grantwahlquist.com
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is a contemporary art gallery.
Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle Street, Portland 04101
(207) 772-2693, greenhutgalleries.com
Established in 1977, Greenhut Galleries is Portland, Maine’s oldest year round gallery. Located in the heart of the historic Old Port district, Greenhut Galleries exhibits the work of Maine’s finest contemporary artists.
Kingman Gallery, 117 Center District Crossroad, Deer Isle 04627
(207) 712-7014, kingmangallery.com
Representing the work of over 15 of Maine’s best fine art photographers, each with their unique style. Gallery is open seasonally, year-round online. Framing and shipping available.
Ocean House Gallery, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth 04107
(207) 956-7422, oceanhousegallery.com
Ocean House Gallery and Frame offers museum quality picture framing. We are committed to supporting local artists and local businesses.