This year’s show schedule is set, and we couldn’t wait to share the excitement with all of you. We know how quickly summer calendars fill up, so be sure to pencil us in.
In 2021, we are thrilled to start the season with our 6th Annual Spring Show featuring artist Janis H. Sanders. Sanders’ work can be found on the first floor of The Gallery on Maine Art Hill on 14 Western Avenue from May 8 through May 27. Sanders has been with Maine Art Hill since 2010 and is well known for his love of the perfect blue in the company of a splash of yellow., but there are always a few additional pleasant surprises. With this show and each painting he paints, he gives his best effort to interact with the scene’s atmosphere.
On May 29, Shows on Maine Art Hill at 5 Chase Hill Road opens for the summer with the 10th Annual Choice Art Show, the only show curated by you. This is our tenth year. WOW! Twelve Artists. Thirty-six works. We always love seeing your choices. Remember, voting begins on May 1! Be on the lookout on social media and in your inbox for details.
Beginning June 12, R. Scott Baltz, Charles Bluett, and Erika Manning form a fabulous trio at Shows on Maine Art Hill. Their show will run for three weeks, closing on July 1. All three of these talented artists are thrilled to be jump-starting the summer with us. This is sure to be a must-visit show this summer.
On July 3, our show gallery at 10 Chase Hill hosts the much loved and respected work of three of our most colorful artists. This show features all-new work from artists Ryan Kohler, Claire Bigbee, and Karen Bruson and runs until July 22. This is the first time these three have shown together, and we can’t wait!
The next show is an encore presentation of one of our favorite dynamic duos artists David Witbeck and Bethany Harper Williams. The way these two share space and celebrate all that is coastal is fresh and fabulous. This show begins on July 24 and runs through August 12.
In the spirit of dynamic duos, we have put together another stunning pair for all of the “scapes,” a person can dream of. Landscapes, seascapes, marsh scapes, cityscapes, and the most important scape of all, escapes. Who better to wander through these beautiful places with than Craig Mooney and Margaret Gerding. August 14 to September 2 at Shows on Maine Art Hill.
The gallery at the top of Chase Hill wraps its season up with an incredible finale of four artists, four names you know and love: Kathy Ostrander Roberts, a woman who makes a blowtorch look like a magic wand, William B. Hoyt, a man who paints with such incredible detail one needs to step closer to take it all in, local lovely Jill Matthews, who always brings her hometown of Kennebunkport to life with her sweeping brush strokes, and last, but certainly not least Ellen Welsh Granter, the grand dame of boats, buoys, and birds and who knows what else she is planning to surprise us with. Opening September 4, Labor Day Weekend, and running to September 23, this show is a splendid way to end the summer.
By September 25, we are ready for a change in scenery, and our fall show opens at the main gallery on 14 Western Avenue. If anyone knows how to celebrate Maine with all of the leaf peepers, it is Liz Hoag. Her forests and trees wrap us in a different side of Maine, and she never fails to include a few coastal pieces for those who can’t live without them.
With all of that said, please keep us in mind while deciding which weeks to visit us here in Kennebunk. Of course, we would love to have you with us all summer, but we know that’s not possible for some of you. We do our best to keep you up to date on all the goings-on, but there are a few things you can do to make sure you stay connected. Please add your name to our email list for reminders if you don’t get them already. We keep your information private and will not inundate your inbox unless you ask us to. Also, follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and of course, keep an eye on our Calendar on our website.
The Gallery at 14 Western Ave and Studios at 5 Chase Hill Road are open all year round with limited winter hours. Check the website for details.
Stories and Insights from each of these artists can be found on our blog.
Click the links below to read more.
2021 Show Schedule with Links to Artist Pages
Janis Sanders at The Gallery from May 8 to 27
Choice Show from May 29 to June 10
Liz Hoag at The Gallery from September 25 to October 7