It is 2020! Holy Moly!
As the start of a new decade is upon us we wanted to take a minute and fill you in on the fun and excitement of Maine Art Hill’s 2020 Seasonal Show Schedule. Calendars book up quickly, and we wanted to give you a first look at what is in store for The Hill this coming summer.
The first show of the season is the Spring Show. This has quickly become a tradition and is our way of welcoming spring to the Kennebunks. This year, Kennebunk’s own Kathy Ostrander Roberts will fill the Pop-Up Gallery at Studios on Maine Art Hill at 5 Chase Hill Road.
Her incredible encaustics are the perfect way to begin what is sure to be a fantastic summer. To see our present collection of Kathy’s work click here.
The Show Gallery opens on Saturday. May 30. Yes that is early, The Choice Show will again open the season for the gallery at 10 Chase Hill Road, but this will be an all-new format, so we wanted to get a head start on summer. Here is a hint….all new artists. This show will run until Thursday, June 25.
Here we just want to throw in this shameless plug for the Third Annual Maine Art Hill Block Party. On June 5, Friday evening, during the Kennebunkport Festival, we will be “roaring” into the summer of 2020. Stay tuned for details and check out The Kennebunkport Festival website for updated info and ticket information.
Ellen Welch Granter, Trip Park, and Bethany Harper Williams, and start our first of three three-artist shows, The Triple Trifecta. On Saturday, June 27, these three artists will host their first-ever show together. We are thrilled to be able to see their winter’s worth of work on the walls at Shows. This show will run until Thursday, July 16. Click on any of the artist names above to see our present collection of their work.
Next up Margaret Gerding and William B. Hoyt will take over 10 Chase Hill Rd. This dynamic duo opens on Saturday, July 18 and wraps up on Thursday, August 6. These two artists will provide the perfect contrasting display of all things Maine. From Hoyt’s explicate detail to Gerding’s sweeping strokes color, The Show Gallery will be in its glory. Both of these artists are continually adding new work to the gallery, yet these new pieces often move quickly. Click their names above to see our present collections, and watch for an announcement of any new work.
To celebrate August we have put together Jill Matthews, Janis Sanders, and Ingunn Milla Joergensen. Again, another trio to celebrate the sea and sky and serenity. Beginning on Saturday, August 8 and running just a bit longer until Labor Day. This will be the last show of the season for our Show Gallery at 10 Chase Hill Rd.
Claire Bigbee, Liz Hoag, and Julie Houck will bring in the fall season at 14 Western Ave. Beginning Saturday, August 29 with the opening. This trio of Maine women will be celebrating together for the first time as well, by bringing Maine outdoors to the first floor of The Gallery. This show will hang as a collection until Thursday, September 24.
Because sometimes we just can’t get enough, we are happy to announce a second fall show at The Gallery this year. Craig Mooney will help us in hosting a solo autumn show opening on Saturday, September 26. This show will run through late October. As always Mooney promises his classics mixed in with new work with subjects sure to surprise. Click here to see our present collection of Mooney’s work.
For the third year in a row, we will also be hosting The Pink Show at the Pop Up Gallery at 5 Chase Hill in Studios. The entire month of October will turn The Hill pink and promote the Real Men Wear Pink campaign with the American Cancer Society. Including our 2nd Annual Hope on the Hill celebration on Saturday, October 10 at Studios.
Remember most shows open on Saturdays at 10:00 am, with Artist Receptions that evening. Our average show runs for three weeks, but be aware of dates for spring and fall shows which can run a bit longer.
That is it…so far.
Keep us in mind while deciding on which weeks to visit the Kennebunks. Of course, we would love to have you with us all summer, but we know for some of you that’s not possible.
We will do our best to keep you up to date on all the goings-on. Add your name to our email list for reminders. We’ll keep your information private and won’t inundate your inbox. The best way to keep current on all the events for this season is to join our email list and follow us on social media if you don’t already.
RECAP of SEASONAL SHOW SCHEDULE 2020
May 9 to June 6 at The Gallery at 14 Western Ave
9th Annual Choice Show
May 30 to June 25 Shows at Shows at 10 Chase Hill Road
ALL NEW FORMAT – WATCH FOR DETAILS SOON
June 27 to July 16 at Shows at 10 Chase Hill Rd
July 18 to August 6 at Shows at 10 Chase Hill Rd
August 8 to September 3 at Shows at 10 Chase Hill Rd
September 5 to September 24 at Shows at 10 Chase Hill Rd
September 26 to October 26 at The Gallery at 14 Western Ave
The Pink Show
October 1 to October 31 at The Pop Up at Studios at 5 Chase Hill Rd.
Hope on the Hill
October 10 at Studios at 5 Chase Hill Rd