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Friday July 7th, 2017

 

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

Sylvia Murdock

 

 

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the July Arts in Rockland First Friday art walk. We will be hanging a new show in our front room. Please stop by on Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8pm and join us for wine and refreshments and meet our artists. This reception will feature the work of Sylvia Isabelle Murdock, Sandra Leinonen Dunn, Jean Byrd, and Nancy Davies Tang.

 

 

 Sylvia Isabelle Murdock is a self-taught artist, Sylvia has painted seriously since she was 12 years old. She finds the simplicity and clarity of coastal living has left a lasting impression on her artist journey. Sylvia paints primarily with watercolors, but also occasionally works in egg tempera and oils. 

 

 

 

Sandra Leinonen Dunn is a Maine artist. Ms. Dunn is represented at many galleries throughout Maine as well as by the Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, Ma. Ms. Dunn's intuitive use of color and free brushwork give her paintings a uniquely fresh feel. Her work is in collections throughout the U.S. as well as abroad.  Ms. Dunn is also a teacher and a published children's book illustrator.  She has a studio at her home in Chelsea, Maine. 

 

 

 

 

Jean Byrd will be featuring her painting "Island Anchorage". It is of "Devil's Island", an island in Merchant's Row off the coast of Stonington, ME.  Devil's Island, like many Maine islands, is a small island with water worn rocks on its shore and a forested interior.  This painting takes you down a shadowy path onto the rocky shore and the idyllic island anchorage beyond, a spot that is truly a place sailors dream of all winter. 

Jean's painting style is tradition realism. Her subject is the New England coast with all its fishing villages, islands, harbors, and seaports.  Her love of the sea is evident in her work.

 

 

 

Nancy Davies Tang. Mother Nature offers boundless inspiration in form and color. She stills the mind and soothes the soul and, if you are lucky, will whisper in your ear and play the muse. Nancy Davies Tang looks to her garden, fields, and forests for inspiration to create works of art in kiln fired glass and dichroic glass jewelry. Largely self-taught, Nancy has been working with warm glass for over 20 years. She has a background in painting and sculpting and strives to bring all her experience to her work in glass. Currently she is working on pieces inspired by the ocean.

 

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland. The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. July hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sundays 1am to 4pm. For more information visit our website at www.artspacemaine.com  or  join us on Facebook for up to date gallery news.

 

 

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Friday June 2nd, 2017

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

Keith Plummer

 

 

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the June Arts in Rockland first Friday art walk.   We will be hanging a new show in our front room.  Please stop by and join us for wine, refreshments and meet our artists Friday, June 2rd, 5 to 8pm.  This reception will feature the work of Lori Davis, Teddi-Jann Covell, Keith Plummer, and Judith Herman.      

 

 

Keith Plummer As a self taught metal smith and sculptor, Keith's experimental evolution has lead him to create a body of work that incorporates the precision of metallurgy with an inventive transformation of bone into anthropomorphic form. He is inspired to use ancient processes that result in textures, colors, and a spirit not found in modern, manufactured jewelry. While working under magnification, Mr. Plummer adds minute details to create an overall effect of an artifact from a lost civilization. Keith hopes his jewelry pieces become memorable conversation pieces and spark discussions about this ancient craft.

 

 

Lori Davis is a professional photographer specializing in nature, wildlife and landscape images.  With a background in wildlife rehabilitation, she was inspired at an early age to pick up a camera and start capturing unique moments with the intent to share with others.  She's traveled cross county and to Alaska on multiple occasions, capturing dramatic landscapes and wildlife encounters, before finally settling in Maine.  Working out of her home studio, Lori prints her own work.  With multiple fine art Giclee printers, Lori can recreate her images in a variety of sizes and prices, both on canvas and as matted and framed photographs. 

 

 

 Teddi-Jann Covell is a Fine Art oil painter who lives and works in Orono, Maine. Teddi-Jann primarily creates, "Plein-aire" style all year, all around the state. She is represented in Fine Art Galleries such as North Light Gallery in Millinocket, River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta and Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Teddi-Jann is also a member of several artists Co-Ops including Saltwater Gallery in Pemaquid and Southwest Harbor Artisans. "My art is a reflection of my love and passion for Maine, for Baxter State Park and for the rugged coast of Maine and all her secret spots in between! 

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Herman has been working in watercolor for over 30 years. The exciting properties of the watercolor medium gives her flexibility in creating depth and luminosity in her art. Currently she is capturing the light, color, and movement in her still life paintings. 

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. June hours are 11am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 

 

 


GALLERY NEWS

 

Friday May 5th, 2017

 

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

John Wood

 

 

 

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the first opening reception of this season on Friday May 5th from 5 to 8pm.  This reception will introduce the three new Maine artists in our front room, Teddi-Jann Covell, Keith Plummer, and John Wood.

 

 

Teddi-Jann Covell is a Fine Art oil painter who lives and works in Orono, Maine. Teddi-Jann primarily creates, "Plein-aire" style all year, all around the state. She is represented in Fine Art Galleries such as North Light Gallery in Millinocket, River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta and Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Teddi-Jann is also a member of several artists Co-Ops including Saltwater Gallery in Pemaquid and Southwest Harbor Artisans. "My art is a reflection of my love and passion for Maine, for Baxter State Park and for the rugged coast of Maine and all her secret spots in between! 

 

 

 

 

As a self taught metal smith and sculptor,            Keith Plummer's experimental evolution has lead him to create a body of work that incorporates the precision of metallurgy with an inventive transformation of bone into anthropomorphic form. He is inspired to use ancient processes that result in textures, colors, and a spirit not found in modern, manufactured jewelry. While working under magnification, Mr. Plummer adds minute details to create an overall effect of an artifact from a lost civilization. Keith hopes his jewelry pieces become memorable conversation pieces and spark discussions about this ancient craft.

 

 

 

Moving to New York in the 70s, John Wood studied oil painting under the tutelage of Michael Aviano at the National Academy in NYC. In 1996, Wood switched his style to watercolors, and location to Philadelphia where he studied with James McFarlane and Frank Webb. He joined the Watercolor Society of both Pennsylvania and Baltimore and exhibited at the Berman Art Museum and Woodmere in Pennsylvania. Moving to Maine in 2008, Wood resumed the oil painting and studied locally with Ron Frontin. " I find that my portraits and landscapes in oil and watercolor compliment each other," he said. As proof of his words, Wood was accepted in both mediums into the prestigious juried Tri-County Biennial in Florida where he now winters.

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. May hours are 11am to 4 pm on Wednesday through Saturdays.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GALLERY NEWS

 

Friday November 25th, 2016

 

"Art Walk"

 

November 25th

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

 

  We will be hanging a new show in our front room.  Please stop by and join us for wine, refreshments and meet our artists on Friday, November 25th, from 5 to 8 pm.  Unlike our usual first Friday events, this month we will be featuring all of our gallery artisans in the front room with a focus on winter. Come kick off the holiday season with a fun evening in Rockland while enjoying the arts.

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland. The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. December hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com or join us on Facebook for up to date gallery news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

 

Friday November 4th, 2016

 

           

Art Space Gallery Invites the community to November "Arts in Rockland" first Friday art walk.

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the November "Arts in Rockland"  first Friday art walk.  We will be hanging a new show in our front room.  Please stop by and join us for wine, refreshments and meet our artists on Friday, November 4th, from 5 to 8 pm.  Unlike our usual first Friday events, this month we will be featuring all of our gallery artisans in the front room with a focus on gift giving. Come kick off the holiday season with a fun evening in Rockland while enjoying the arts.

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.  The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres.  October hours are Monday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 am to 5 pm until October 15th, and Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com or join us on Facebook for up to date gallery news.

 

 

 

 

 


GALLERY NEWS

 

Friday October 7th, 2016

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

Judith Herman

 

 

           

Art Space Gallery invites you to the October, Arts in Rockland first Friday art walk.  We will be hanging a new show in our front room.  Please stop by and join us for wine, refreshments and meet our artists on Friday, October 7th, from 5 to 8 pm.  This reception will feature the work of Judith Herman, Ann Rhinehardt, Jessie Perkins and Adam Perkins.

 

Judith Herman has been working in watercolor for over 30 years.  The exciting properties of the watercolor medium gives her flexibility in creating depth and luminosity in her art.  Currently she is capturing the light and color of the flowers from her garden.  Herman's award winning florals will be on exhibit this October at Art Space Gallery.

 

 

Working in Encaustic, a beeswax based medium, Ann Rhinehardt seeks to express her deep connection to nature in all its forms, from times of the past as well as the present. Developing her paintings layer by layer, she creates a visual story from her emotional responses to what she sees and feels. Ann uses mostly transparent pigments, inviting her viewers to peek through the many layers of beeswax and share in her painting process.

 

Jessie Perkins has been creating animal and people portraits professionally for nearly ten years.  She uses photo references for her artwork in order to get every detail correct.  By doing custom portraits, she is often told that the soul is captured in the detail in the eyes.  Jessie offers a variety of original paintings, drawings, giclee prints and cards.  Her nature and wildlife portraits will be on display in October at Art Space Gallery.

 

Adam Perkins is an oil painter whose focus is on industrial scenes and traditional landscapes.  His work takes places that are often overlooked and transforms them into intriguing spaces that beg for exploration.  He enjoys taking things we drive by every day and gives them the center of attention.  Adam has a strong focus on design as well as perspective and strong light.  His clean detailed paintings have been referred to as "air brushing with oil".

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.  The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres.  October hours are Monday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 am to 5 pm until October 15th, and Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com or join us on Facebook for up to date gallery news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GALLERY NEWS

 

Friday September 2nd, 2016

 

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

Barbara Dulac

 

 

 

 

           

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the September “Arts in Rockland” first Friday art walk.  We will be hanging a new show in our front room.  Please stop by and join us for wine, refreshments and meet our artists on Friday, September 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm.  This reception will feature the work of Nancy Davies Tang, Laurie Bellmore, Jean Byrd and Barbara Dulac.

 

Nature offers boundless inspiration in form and color.  She stills the mind and soothes the soul, and if you are lucky will whisper in your ear and play the muse.  Nancy Davies Tang looks to her garden, fields, forests and the sea for inspiration to create works of art in kiln fired glass and dichroic glass jewelry.  Largely self-taught, Nancy has been working with warm glass for over 20 years.  She has a background in painting and sculpture and strives to bring all her experience to her work in warm glass. Glass is an ancient, magical material with endless possibilities.  Dichroic glass is a material that would be impossible without modern technology.  The combination of ancient techniques, modern technology and the artistry of nature is where Nancy’s passion blooms.  Water is vital to our existence and the inspiration for the work in this month’s opening focuses on this vital element.

 

 

 

Laurie Lofman Bellmore is a native of mid-coast Maine, living in the area all of her life.  Her art includes painting, photography and hand crafted kiln fired jewelry.  Currently she is working on fine silver art jewelry pieces adorned with colorful enamels and glass, which will be on display at Art Space Gallery for this show.  Her topics include colorful flowers, fish and abstract designs.

 

 

 

 

Jean Byrd is an oil painter whose style is best described as realistic, with an impressionist influence.  Her subject matter is coastal New England and her latest paintings are of the Penobscot Bay Area.  As one of the featured artists at Art Space Gallery this month, she will show her painting of “Devil’s Island”, which is a favorite spot of hers.  It is located off Stonington in “Merchant's Row”.  Other paintings included in the exhibit are “Vinalhaven Passage”, “Steps to the Sea” and “Marshall Point Light”.

 

 

Barbara Dulac became an artist, first as a child, then a wife, a mother and grandmother.  Her graduate, post-graduate education and a corporate professional career were woven through out many, many years.  Her life and soul learned and developed creative interests, through dreams, spirituality and family.  Color everywhere, mystical music, dreams and intuition always prompt her consciousness to create and fully express her perspective. Currently, her primary medium is oil painting.  Her preference is painting en plein air – particular in warmer weather!  Her oils are primarily focused on realism and detail, landscapes, and especially, portraiture.  Ocean and streams simply create one’s natural flows.  Usually en plein air painting is on beaches, marshes and land, and capture trees, amazing tidal waters and Maine’s solid colorful ancient rocks.  While outside, with visual transient sunlight she quickly captures colors and shadows using ink sketching to quickly capture the sunlight and shadows, then using water colors to capture the perfect colors of that day's best weather.  Finally, one’s expression is completed with oil paint and mediums and, truly, one’s own personal accomplishment.  Of course, one’s accomplishment may simply be once - or embracing a new challenge to create growth and depth.  Amazing.

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.  The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres.  September hours are Monday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm and Sundays 1 am to 6 pm.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com or join us on Facebook for up to date gallery news.

 

 

 

 

 


GALLERY NEWS

 

August 5th, 2016

 

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

Sylvia Isabelle Murdock

 

 

 

 

           

Art Space Gallery invites you to the August Arts in Rockland first Friday art walk.  We will be hanging a new show in our front room.  Please stop by and join us for wine, refreshments and meet our artists Friday, August 5th , 5 to 8pm.  This reception will feature the work of Sandra Leinonen Dunn, Roger Barry, Sylvia Murdock and Hannah Nelsbach.

 

 

 

Sandra Leinonen Dunn is a Maine artist whose work is in collections throughout the country and internationally.  She is best known for her intuitive use of color and her lyrical brushwork. Ms. Dunn is represented by several prominent galleries including Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine, Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island, and the Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, Ma.  She has a studio at her home in Chelsea, Maine.

 

 

 

Roger Barry makes reliquaries from native hardwoods, many have secret locks. Heavily carved and beautifully finished, these may hold precious personal items or just enhance your decor.  Roger also creates sculptures and dreamlike tree houses that light up and draw starry nights on ceilings.

 

 

 

Sylvia Isabelle Murdock was born in Barre, Vermont in 1963.  Primarily a self-taught artist, Sylvia has painted seriously since she was 12 years old. Paints primarily with watercolors, but has been known to paint in egg tempera’s & oils.  Sylvia visited Monhegan Island for a painting vacation in 1986, soon after moved there to live & work for 20 years. In that time she became a Signature Member into both the New England & Pennsylvania’s Watercolor Societies. Sylvia is also a member of the Northeast Basket Makers Guild.  Her work has been published in a cook book, on a novel, “Unexpected Forest”, by Down East Books. Most recent 2015, Linda Bean used Sylvia’s egg tempera painting, “Wood Pile” for her company  Christmas card. Sylvia has exhibited in museums and, galleries from Searsport to Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Hannah Nelsbach's work reflects many years experience with a wide variety of media. Her intriguing work combines fantasy and realism. She jumps in her paddle boat at high tide and floats along the cove, sitting in the mud at low tide and catching our nature with the beauty and silence of the ocean.  Later in her studio she finishes her work with fantasy and details. Hannah loves making the world colorful. Full of new ideas she will never stop making her surrounding more beautiful with sculptures, landscape, children's books and fundraisers. Some of her work is in the Bangor Discovery Museum and also in several hospitals.

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.  The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres.  August hours are Monday through Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sundays 1am to 6pm.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com or join us on Facebook for up to date gallery news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALLERY NEWS

 

Friday July 1st, 2016

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

Janalee Welch

 

 

           

Art Space Gallery invites you to the July Arts in Rockland first Friday art walk.  We will be hanging a new show in our front room.  Please stop by and join us for wine, refreshments and meet our artists Friday, July 1st , 5 to 8pm.  This reception will feature the work of Joan Wright, Janalee Welch, Melissa Post van der Burg and Michelle Walker.

 

Joan Wright continues her exploration of the abstraction of reflections in water as

 well capturing the many moods of her favorite island in the fog and out.  Her exhibition will include both abstract and land/water scapes around Vinalhaven.  Joan is a resident of Rockland and has been coming to Vinalhaven for over 35 years.

 

 

Janalee Welch will be presenting images of coastal Maine.  Since moving to the coast two years ago she has become enamored with the blue water and the rocky shoreline.  “The shades of our blue coastal waters vary with the season, the light, and by the hour while the rocks, though rugged and bold, are often specific to place.  With soft pastels, Janalee captures the feel of her favorite places along the Maine coast.

 

 

Melissa Post van der Burg will be continuing a her series of Maine-themed paintings.  Although she includes scenes from Vinalhaven and 5 Islands, her primary focus is on Monhegan Island.  "The fishermen and women on Monhegan,

with their bright yellow and orange overalls and gear are so beautiful against the neutral grays and blues.  It really is a painter's paradise." Post van der Burg, a figurative painter, has been painting island life for 20 years.

 

 

The natural shapes and structures of gourds provide the foundation for the gourd vessels designed and crafted by Michelle Walker.  The gourds are carved, dyed or left with their natural finish.  Often cultural symbols and lines suggestive of movement become the focus of the design.  Openings are completed with leather lace, covered rush or pine needles.  The gourd vessels reflect Michelle’s roots in the southwest as well as her love of nature and appreciation of the stark beauty of Maine.  For this event the emphasis is on warm, bright color — from wine to orange.

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.  The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres.  July hours are Monday through Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sundays 1am to 6pm.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com or join us on Facebook for up to date gallery news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GALLERY NEWS

 

JUNE 3rd, 2016

 

 

 

"Artists Reception"

 

5-8 pm

 

Arts in Rockland

Penny Markley

 

           

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the June Arts in Rockland first Friday art walk.   We will be hanging a new show in our front room.  Please stop by and join us for wine, refreshments and meet our artists Friday, June 3rd, 5 to 8pm.  This reception will feature the work of Obrianna Cornelius, Lori Davis, Penny Markley and Lara Max.     

 

Obrianna Cornelius is an award winning artist who specializes in colorful watercolor landscapes. She received training in Fine Art at Pensacola Christian College, where she developed her skill and knowledge in realism.  She lives and works in scenic Maine where she is known for her bold, highly-detailed paintings, filled with natural color and scenic lighting effects.   The beautiful landscape and unique culture inspire her artwork. From the glory of a sunset over the ocean, to the historic architecture, to the details of an ice covered berry or a brilliantly colored fall leaf, Maine never stops amazing her. Watercolor is her primary medium, but she is also talented when working with pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil, oils, and mixed media.

 

 

Photographer Lori Davis is intrigued by Nature and captures spectacular moments in time, bringing them back to share with others.  It’s the simplicity which entices her to look closer, and she’s always amazed by the intricate details discovered.  A single autumn leaf falls victim to a rain storm, but explodes with stunning colors, texture and detail that make one little leaf suddenly appear so complex.  Patterns in the sand left by an outgoing ocean wave, the complex color pallet and abstract forms of a sunrise sky, or even the brilliant clown-like colors of a puffin’s beak… all just simple things in Nature that when looking more closely, are so exquisite and incredibly detailed.  These are the images Lori will be sharing during this show.

 

 

Penny Markley, from Winthrop, is intrigued, by the effect of the light, and changing seasons on the landscapes of Maine. Her paintings capture her reaction to this visual wealth. She loves the coast, but lives inland and finds great beauty in fields, hills, marshes, lakes and mountains. For this show she has focused on an area that has it all, Acadia National Park, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of it’s founding this summer.

 

 

 

Artisan blacksmith, Lara Max focuses on creating forms with texture and color from basic metal shapes.  Her sculpture entitled “Swimming Fish” was inspired by the idea of fishing in a Maine stream on a cool spring day.   “I wanted to capture the illusion of light and movement of a fish swimming under water, making its way through the grass.”  Using a technique called repoussé, a French word meaning “to push back”, she accomplishes just that.  With hammers and chisels the bass was created in mild steel and heat blued, the grass is hammered copper and the entire sculpture is mounted on a piece of marble.

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. June hours are 11am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GALLERY NEWS

 

MAY 6, 2016

 

"Gallery Opening"

reception

5-8 pm

 

Michelle Walker

 

           

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the first opening reception of this season on Friday May 6th from 5 to 8pm.  This reception will introduce the six new Maine artists in our front room, Obrianna Cornelius, Nancy Tang, Michelle Walker, Melissa Van der Burg, Sylvia Murdock, and Perkins Studios.   

 

 

Obrianna Cornelius specializes in colorful watercolor landscapes. She received training in Fine Art at Pensacola Christian College. It was there that she developed her skill and knowledge in realism. Watercolor is her primary medium, but she is also talented when working with pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil, oils, and mixed media. Her bold and highly-detailed paintings are filled with natural color and scenic lighting effects. 

 

 

Nature offers boundless inspiration in form and color. She stills the mind and soothes the soul and if you are lucky will whisper in your ear and play the muse. Nancy Davies Tang looks to her garden, fields and forests for inspiration to create works of art in kiln fired glass and dichroic glass jewelry. Largely self-taught, Nancy has been working with warm glass for over 20 years. She has a background in painting and sculpture and strives to bring all her experience to her work in warm glass. Currently her focus in on representing the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air.

 

 

The natural shapes and structures of gourds provide the foundation for the gourd vessels designed and crafted by Michelle Walker.  The gourds are carved, dyed or left with their natural finish.  Often cultural symbols and lines suggestive of movement become the focus. Openings are completed with leather lace, covered rush or pine needles.  Beads, feathers, twigs and wire can be attached to enhance a design.  These gourd vessels reflect Michelle’s roots in the southwest as well as her love of nature and appreciation of the stark beauty of Maine where she has lived for many years.

 

 

Melissa Van der Burg feels painting is a form of language, but it is unique in that a single image can be used to convey a complex, sophisticated thought or mood. It is the ultimate "economy of means." What keeps her engaged in the process is the tremendous challenge any painter encounters each time he or she conceives an idea and then attempts to give it life on the canvas—all the while, trying to make sure that the original idea holds, consistently.  Most of her work is figurative, with a narrative quality.

 

 

Sylvia Murdock’s view is “if art warms the heart, grabs you, so you take a closer look, or if it moves the spirit in some small way, the artist has succeeded.” She’s reminded of how the “instinctive need to transform experience into image” is one of the things she’s recognized through living her life on the coast of Maine. Sylvia realizes “that the power of painting is dependent not only of her technical skills but, also upon her emotive powers”, and when you put that through the head, hands, and heart of an artist, you might come up with a painting that moves you.

 

 

 

Jessie Perkins’ art focuses on realistic drawings and paintings of pets, people and wildlife.  She uses photo's as reference for her artwork in order to get every hair, whisker, or feather correct. 

 

 

 

Adam Perkins an oil painter whose focus is on industrial scenes and traditional landscapes.  His work takes places often overlooked and transforms them into intriguing spaces that beg for exploration.  He enjoys taking things we drive by every day and gives them the center of attention.  Adam has a strong focus on design as well as perspective and strong light.  His clean detailed paintings have been referred to as "air brushing with oil".

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. May hours are 11am to 4 pm on Wednesday through Saturdays.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 GALLERY OPENINGS  

NOVEMBER 27, 2015

 

NEWS

 

"Gallery Opening"

reception

5-8 pm

 

Asha Fenn

 

           

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to an opening reception on Black Friday, November 27th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please join us to see new work by all 19 gallery artists.


 

This month gallery artists were given the challenge to create work that is black with one color. Come visit and enjoy the wide interpretation in medium and style of this interesting subject.


 

The range of styles and the quality of the artwork by Maine based artists bring return customers time and again to Art Space Gallery.  Join these art appreciators between 5 and 8 pm on Friday, November 27th, and share a glass of wine with many of the artists.


Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street in Rockland, directly across the street from the Strand Theater. November hours are  Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.For more information on the Gallery and our artists, visit us at www.ArtSpaceMaine.com.

 

   “Paris” by Charles Laurier Dufour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NOVEMBER 6, 2015

 

 

"Gallery Opening"

reception

5-8 pm

 

Hannah Nelsbach

 

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to an opening reception on First Friday, November 6th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please join us to see new work by all 19 gallery artists.

 

 

 

This month gallery artists were given the challenge to create work that is abstract. Come visit and enjoy the wide interpretation in medium and style of this interesting subject.

 

    

 

      Anne Rhinehart

 

The range of styles and the quality of the artwork by Maine based artists bring return customers time and again to Art Space Gallery.  Join these art appreciators between 5 and 8 pm on Friday,November 6th, and share a glass of wine with many of the artists.

 

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street in Rockland, directly across the street from the Strand Theater. November hours are Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the Gallery and our artists, visit us at www.ArtSpaceMaine.com                                                            

                                                                                                         Joan Wright             

 

 

 

 

 


OCTOBER 2015

 

"New Show"

opening reception

5-8 pm

 

Barbara Dulac

 

Art Space Gallery welcomes you to First Friday Art Walk on Friday, October 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Nineteen talented artists exhibit their work at the gallery, with 3 of the artists being featured in the entry room. 

 

Barbara Dulac has expressed her art through sculpting, molds, metal pours, pastel drawings, and more recently, oil painting.  Dulac’s current interests are painting canvas or panels using linen and other fabrics.  Her preference is painting outdoor scenery en plein air, capturing forever the colors of that moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A deep connection to nature defines

Ann Rhinehardt’s art.  Whether working realistically or abstractly, she explores organic forms using a variety of media, in particular soft and oil pastel and encaustic.  Rhinehardt’s work reflects her intrigue with the interplay of color, shape, light, and shadow as they define form and space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Fischer Eldred often employs the Native American coiling method to create both sculpture and usable art, such as platters.  Colorful and perfectly glazed, much of the work can be used outdoors.  Eldred also explores art through monoprinting, placing layer upon layer of water based inks onto plates, then set onto paper through a press.

 

 

 

Most members of the Art Space collaborative attend the opening, so please come by to see the new works, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments!

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   October hours are 11am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday through October 12th, followed by 11 am to 4 pm Friday through Saturday until the end of the month.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 


SEPTEMBER 2015

 

"New Show"

opening reception

5-8 pm

 

Roger Barry

 

Join the members of Art Space Gallery for an opening reception during Rockland’s First Friday Artwalk, September 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  September features new works by four of the nineteen artists who comprise Rockland’s premiere cooperative. 

 

Many gallery visitors are struck with equal measure of intrigue and awe by

Roger Barry’s intricately carved wooden “boxes” (pictured above). Secret locks are part of the beauty of Barry's reliquaries. Carved from native hardwoods, all very unique.

 

 

Laurie Lofman Bellmore’s paintings are primarily of the Maine coast, including islands, boats, and buoys. Her fine silver and 22k gold jewelry also incorporates our seafaring abundance in pieces such as sea urchins, sand dollars, and fish.

 

 

 

 

Sandra Leinonen Dunn’s large canvases on exhibit this month are floral pieces created with moving brushstrokes and lush color. Dunn is an accomplished Maine artist represented by several prominent galleries in Maine and Massachusetts. 

 

 

 

 

 

The photography by Charles Laurier Dufour exquisitely captures and exposes the natural beauty of the human form, usually juxtaposed with the rugged beauty that is Maine.  Stunning coastal and forest nudes are being featured.

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   September hours are 11am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm on Sundays.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 

 

 


AUGUST 2015

 

"New Show"

opening reception

5-8 pm

 

Lara Max

 

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the July opening reception on Friday, August 7th from 5 to 8pm. This reception will feature four member artists in the front room, Jean Byrd, Lara Max, Charlene (Sea) Vanderslice, Janalee Welch.

 

 For Lara Max working with sheet metals has become a fascination, as she creates forms inspired by nature.  She enjoys the way light, shadow and reflection are just as much apart of the sculpture as the characteristics of the metals and the design. 

 

 

 

Jean Byrd is a traditional oil painter who captures her love for the New England coast in her work. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlene Vanderslice (nicknamed "Sea") is a lifelong Ocean Advocate after two trips round the world on water in her 20's. She paints beach scenes and detailed portraits of the endangered creatures beneath the waves.  "I am the voice of the voiceless denizens of the deep.” Every year Sea donates 30% of her proceeds to help save the oceans.

 

 

 

 

 

Janalee Welch's newest work consists of images depicting scenic views, both inland and along the shore. Using a soft palette of blues and sharp contrasting light, Janalee has created an atmoshere of senenity and calm.  

 

 

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. August hours are 11am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm on Sundays.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


JULY 2015

 

"New Show"

opening reception

5-8 pm

 

Lori Davis

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the July opening reception on Friday July 3 from 5 to 8pm.  This reception will feature four member artists in the front room, Lori Davis, Bunny Gorski, Judith Herman, and Pamela Hetherly.    

 

Nature has always intrigued and inspired photographer Lori Davis.  Perhaps it is how natural light illuminates red rocks from the canyons of the southwest making them glow, or simple patterns in sand or snow created by wind, forming delicate lines and swirls, or the intricate structure of a fiddle head fern unfolding.  These subjects are so simple, yet are also so intricate in detail.

 

Bunny Gorski has been making pottery for 20 years, working clay into organic shapes using Maine clay from Blue Hill Bay as a glaze.  She also makes very contemporary clay pieces of a more rigid structure.  Her work is quite simple and stands alone without a need for outside enhancement.  

 

 

 

 

Judith Herman uses the flexibility of the watercolor medium to explore the nuances of the iris.  The innate character of the watercolor medium allows Herman the ability to granulate, glaze, and charge color into the painting, giving it three dimensions and depth.

 

 

 

Generally a representational oil painter,

Pamela Hetherly has come to realize that letting go of just enough control may cause something unexpected, and those surprises are often the best part of the painting.  The idea of creating, then destroying, redrawing, then creating again, is like forcing an improvisation with oneself.  She is experimenting with the use of interesting palettes and with capturing values, and welcomes all those happy accidents.

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. July hours are 11am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 2015

 

"New Show"

opening reception

5-8 pm

 

Asha Fenn

 

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the second opening of this season on Friday, June 5th, from 5 to 8pm.  This reception will feature Joan Wright, Hannah Nelsbach, Penny Markley and Asha Fenn.

 

 

 

Joan Wright continues her exploration of reflection in the waters of Rockland harbor.  This process increases her awareness of weather and how lucky we to live in a part of the country where the weather is relatively benign. She started looking at shorelines and water in quite a representational way in the early eighties and has gradually gotten more abstract.  However, she has never tired of what she sees in the water. Her work is printed in limited editions of thirty-five and all matting, paper and ink are archival.

 

 

 

 

 

 Hannah Nelsbach’s work reflects over fifty years experience in a wide variety of media, and her unique pieces are sold around the world. Her intriguing work combines fantasy and realism.  While she lived in Germany, she started bone china painting in the Italian Tradition.  After studying for three years in the BAUHAUS Tradition there was no stopping her talent.  She began to paint with every media, on every material.  Making the world more colorful is one of Hannah’s passions. For twelve years, she has worked for the Auction at the Discovery Museum in Bangor. New work from chisel and hammer on limestone is in progress and new ideas and inspiration will always keep Hannah working in art.

 

 

 

Penny Markley’s latest work explores where land meets water.  Penny studied drawing at Columbia while a student at Barnard College and painting at the University of Maine in Augusta, in continuing education classes at the Maine College of Art, and small group classes with Tina Ingraham. She has taken workshops with nationally known painters, Ron Ranson, Skip Lawrence, and most recently with Colin Page. She paints both on location and in her studio in Winthrop, Maine. Her work has been accepted into juried shows in Maine and out of state, has hung in the Office of the President of the Maine State Senate, at the State House in Augusta, as well as in private collections in the United States and England.

 

Asha Fenn is an artist in many different mediums, but sculpture occupies a particular place in her heart.  Her figures celebrate curves and joy.  Working primarily in stoneware, she occasionally sculpts with the sensual smoothness of porcelain.  For the past six years, Asha has filled her hours making art in her studio in Stockton Springs. Her creations have made their way across the world.

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. June hours are 11am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday, 1 pm to 4 pm on Sundays.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 2015

 

New Show

 

 

opening reception

5-8 pm

 

 

Jean Byrd

 

 

Art Space Gallery invites you to the first opening reception of this season on Friday May 1 from 5 to 8pm.  This reception will introduce the five new artists in the front room, Jean Byrd, Lori Davis, Barbara Dulac, Bunny Gorski, Asha Fenn, and Ann Rhinehardt.   

 

Jean Byrd is an oil painter whose style is best described as traditional-realism with an impressionistic influence.  Her work is inspired by the sea, and she has captured many beautiful seascapes and landscapes on canvas.  Works often depict boats, iconic lighthouses, seaside villages, granite quarries, salt marshes, or harbors.  

 

The simple gifts provided by Mother Nature offer the inspiration that drives Ellsworth photographer Lori Davis.  Exchanging a trusting glance with a moose calf, puffins bounding from rock to rock, stunning loons in their tuxedo colors with fluffy chicks riding on their backs, or the first subtle hints of color in a sunrise-- Lori’s goal is to capture these spectacular moments and bring them back to share.

 

Barbara Dulac is passionate about painting “en plein air”.  Oil painting outside in warmer weather can be extremely demanding but is often the best way to capture the scene.  Her paintings are realistic depictions of seascapes and landscapes, and may combine brushwork and painting knife in the same piece. 

 

Word, images, and form drive Asha Fenn, who finds that the act of creating is as essential to her as breathing.  While she works in many different media, sculpture has a singular relationship with her spirit.  The feel of the clay warping underneath her hands, rendering the curves and straightness found within face and figure, brings her great joy, a gift often reflected in the sculptures themselves. 

 

Bunny Gorski has been making pottery for 20 years, working clay into organic shapes using Maine clay from Blue Hill Bay as a glaze.  She also makes very contemporary clay pieces of a more rigid structure.  Her work is quite simple and stands alone without a need for outside enhancement.  

 

A love of nature defines Ann Rhinehardt’s art.  She explores organic forms using a variety of media including soft and oil pastels, encaustic, mixed media, and wood, and is intrigued by the interplay of color, shape, light and shadow as they define form and space. By using a wide array of media, Ann tries to continuously challenge herself creatively with the intent of making art that expresses her love, awe and respect for our natural world.

 

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. May hours are 11am to 4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit our website for more information at www.artspacemaine.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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