The Maine Art Gallery opens its first online exhibit


Hard times inspire creativity, and Wiscasset’s Maine Art Gallery has stepped up to the challenge. The non-profit gallery has brought together an online show of paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and collages from 23 artists that might have been held at the gallery, if not for the limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic. The images can be viewed at www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org through July 10.

“I was blown away by the turnout for this virtual event and I’m delighted so many people want to be part of it,” said board member Elizabeth Campbell, who conceived the idea and made it come alive.

The show offers a range of styles. In addition to depictions of landscapes, waterscapes, architecture and still life compositions, the works include non-traditional shapes and symbolic paintings.

The Maine Art Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults. More information can be found on the gallery web site, www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset. The gallery, located in the historic Wiscasset Academy building at 15 Warren Street, Wiscasset, is closed to the public this summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“Sunshine & Shadows – Monhegan” watercolor by Peggy Farrell
“Higgins Beach – Late Afternoon” oil by Cynthia Sortwell
“Untitled 1027” acrylic by Conrad Guertin
“Bobolinks” wood engraving by Siri Beckman