Cheers to a new year. As amazing as 2016 was for us here at Maine Art, we are looking forward to 2017. It is our twentieth year as Maine Art, and we have filled the season with so many exciting and new events to share with you.
We, here are Maine Art, as so lucky to spend our days surround by beautiful works of art and a staff that truly enjoy coming to work everyday. It makes the gallery a wonderful place to be every day, but especially this time of year. So, as the last few days of “shopping season” wrap up, we invite you to stop in, even if its just to say Happy Holidays and share a smile.
In the past there has been interest expressed in smaller works for the holidays, so that’s what we have done. Over the last few weeks, our gallery at 14 Western Avenue has been arranged to help you find just what you need. The entire first floor is dedicated to “Small Works”. All pieces are 20” x 20” or smaller and have been grouped by artist. They are easy to find and offer a variety of styles and mediums to meet your personal tastes.
Prelude is still going strong here in the Kennenunks, but now we are decorated in snow. For those who missed it last weekend, we are doing it all over again! There are added activities and new fun events, so check out the link to the schedule below, and come in a visit us here at Maine Art.
It is that time of year again. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are coming alive with holiday spirit. Over the course of the last few days, greens have been cut, bows tied and lights strung. The town looks fabulous and is more than ready to greet the influx of locals and tourist soon to arrive to kick off this holiday season with Christmas Prelude. Here at Maine Art, we are excited to be a part of it.
Congratulations to Gail Sanders our 2016 Wind Sculpture Photo Contest Winner!
“We cross paths with people throughout our lives sometimes never knowing the full impact a person has on you until you no longer travel on the same path,” says Natalie Lane, Gallery Manager at Maine Art. “I am blessed to have been able to call Francesca a good friend and will miss her dearly.”
Next summer’s show schedule is finished, and we couldn’t wait to share the excitement with all of you. Summer calendars fill up quickly, and we want to make sure you fit us in. We will do our best to keep you up to date on all the goings-on. Please add your name to our email list for reminders. We’ll keep your information private and not inundate your inbox. We look forward to seeing you soon, no matter the season.
Sanders is an accomplished oil painter, who has won awards for his distinctive painting style. He melds elements of American Realism with Modernism/Impressionism for a dramatically contemporary visual result. Many of Sanders’ paintings are done outside or “en plein air”, a method introduced by French artists, which means “open air”.
A once ‘plein air only’ painter, Gerding’s oils embody the natural landscapes of coastal Maine. Her realistic interpretation of these unspoiled settings reflect a single moment in time. Her warm palette and textured brushwork, for which she is known, capture subtle changes of light and fleeting moments of color.