6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Beyond the Horizon” by Jill Valliere

**Come meet Jill at Toroso on Tuesday, July 11th from 5-7. Click here for details. Jill Valliere is a Maine artist who has a unique and interesting process, but for anyone who knows Jill’s work, it may be a surprise to see her newer pieces. In some, the metal leaf is absent. But, as always, there is a… Read more »

6th Annual Choice Art Show – Cliff House and Roses by Janis Sanders

**Come meet Janis at Toroso on Tuesday, June 20th from 5-7. Click here for details. “This spot at the end of land at Bailey Island, Maine is continually overflowing with beauty and drama. The surf somehow dips and pounds the shore even on, what appear to be, calm ocean water days,” says Janis Sanders. “The… Read more »

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Beach Babes” by David Witbeck

David Witbeck’s work has a classic charm and character. He captures coastal life like no other New England artist. This year, however, he decided to use the Choice Art Show to play with another idea. Witbeck says, “I’ve been painting my signature fishermen for eleven years. They’ve become my identity as an artist, but it’s… Read more »

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Sailor’s Delight” by Holly Ready

“With all my paintings, luminosity is an important element. It is usually the vehicle that involves the viewer with my work,” says Ready. “Each painting starts out with careful attention to the composition. The process of layering shapes of color on a clean canvas, using value, temperature and intensity, becomes an intuitive dance of the senses. Eventually, the painting evolves and takes on it’s own personality once the colors start interacting.”

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Dining Alfresco” by William B. Hoyt

Hoyt is a lover of all things Maine, especially the sailboats, and often his imagination and attention are caught by the simple things Maine has to offer. “The setting sun bathed us in light when it dropped below the eaves of the porch. The water sparkled and danced with it,” says Hoyt. “I have to pinch myself when a scene like this unfolds before me. It’s practically sensory overload.”

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Marsh Sky IV” by Margaret Gerding

The locals and the tourists alike recognize these marshes and have fallen in love with them as Gerding has. “I have always been drawn to this area where the meandering waterways change with the tides, the long grass shows its golden colors, and the protective stance of distance trees is forever present.”

The 6th Annual Choice Art Show Opens June 10th

Saturday, June 10, Maine Art Shows starts their summer season and, continuing with tradition, opens with The 6th Annual Choice Art Show. This is the sixth year for the Choice Art Show and, as always, the art stays true to the charm and appeal of the area. Twelve artists have submitted works celebrating every aspect of Maine life. This state is incredibly diverse and all of its beauty is well represented.