Jinishian Gallery opens location on Rutherford Island

The J. Russell Jinishian Gallery of Fairfield, Conn., has opened a summer location at 2159 State Route 129 in South Bristol, on Rutherford Island, just up the hill from the swing bridge. The gallery is open by appointment through Labor Day. Call 644-1102.

Visitors can view more than 20 paintings by accomplished marine artists. These works can also be previewed at www.jrusselljinishian

This year scenes of coastal Maine are featured in paintings by Maine artist and writer Loretta Krupinski, including one of the Steamer Wiwurna at Squirrel lsland, Boothbay, in 1887. In the painting, Wiwurna docks at Squirrel Island during her regular run from Bath to Southport, Boothbay, Squirrel Island, Heron Island, Christmas Cove and Darmariscotta.

Also featured is a painting of Burnt Island Light, Boothbay, by Don Demers; a view of New Harbor by Yarmouth’s Sally Caldwell Fisher; well-known artist John Atwater’s painting of a schooner passing through the Thread of Life on John’s Bay, on the west side of Christmas Cove; and the whimsical paintings by Southport artist Ed Parker. Yachting specialist Russ Kramer has re-created a dramatic moment in 1891 aboard the 46-footer Gloriana with her designer Nathaniel Herreshoff at the helm.  


Carol Santora’s artwork to represent 10 X 10 benefit

The artwork of Kennebunk artist Carol A. Santora has been chosen to represent the third annual 10 X 10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale. Santora’s colorful pastel image, “Ewe Who,” will be used on all promotional materials for the Oct. 1 event.

Santora’s love of animals is evident in her work. She is represented by the Wright Gallery and the Carver Hill Gallery in Maine, and Horse of a Different Color in Jackson, Wyo. For information, visit

Santora’s winning entry is among 300 works of art by 130 Maine artists. All artwork will sell for $200. The artist receives $100 and $100 benefits Arts Are Elementary, a nonprofit that provides artist-in-residence experiences to all Brunswick students in grades K-5.

The 10 X 10 sale will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at two venues next door to each other on Pleasant Street in Brunswick: Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library at 23 Pleasant Street and the Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Church, 27 Pleasant St.

There will be a public preview at both venues, and artwork may also be previewed online at


Winners from Moore Park Art Show are announced

Aranka Matolcsy, show director, announced winners from the Moore Park Art Show on Aug. 14. Best of Show Painting, Julieanne Reed, Mexico; Best of Show Photography, Michael Dyer, Dresden; Best of Show Artisan, Michael Sauro, South Paris; Honorable Mention Painting, Ron Hamilton, Oxford; Honorable Mention Photography, Gary Swinton, Durham; Honorable Mention Artisan, Grace McKivergan, Rumford; Weston-Chandler Purchase Award, Cynthia Burmeister, Paris; The Corner Place Purchase Award, Michael Dyer, Dresden.


Maine Songwriter’s group to present benefit showcase

The Maine Songwriter’s Association presents its third benefit showcase at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, 76 Congress St. This benefit performance will feature multi-instrumentalist and choir singer Kyla Morse, Heather Pierson, songwriter Jeff Moxcey and the acoustic band the Mutineers. Admission is $5.


Gaslight holding auditions for ‘My Three Angels’

Gaslight Theater has scheduled auditions for “My Three Angels”: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell; and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Hallowell City Hall Council Chambers,1 Winthrop St., Hallowell. The show will be produced in November. Call 626-3698.


ArtinMe exhibit seeking entries from Maine artists

ArtinMe, a new statewide juried exhibition, is seeking entries from Maine artists in a variety of media, including painting, drawing and sculpture. Jurors are Philip Isaacson, art critic for the Maine Sunday Telegram, and Dennis Gleason of Gleason Fine Art of Portland and Boothbay Harbor.

The show will be up Oct. 15-Nov. 16 and is sponsored by the Boothbay Region Art Foundation. Call 633-2703 or visit for details.


Moonrise sketching party at The Drawing Room

In conjunction with its current exhibit, “Moon/Light,” The Drawing Room is hosting a full moonrise sketching party on Monday. The rain/fog date is Tuesday. Participants should meet at The Drawing Room, 864 River Rd., St. George, at 5:30 p.m. and then car pool to the moon-watch site. Otherwise, call 372-6242 for directions. and plan to meet before 6:46 p.m. Bring your own art supplies. Refreshments will be provided before and after at the gallery.


Art group to hold workshop on Russian matryoshka

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, York Art Association will offer a workshop on the Russian folk tradition of matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting with the traditional Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes. The workshop is scheduled at the York Art Association, 393 York St.

The workshop is open to adults and families with children 6 and older. Participants will hear the story of the matryoshka doll and learn traditional Russian dress and customs. The goal is to produce a finished piece of Russian folk art on wood. For information or to register, call 603-332-2255 or e-mail [email protected]


Cartoonist earns award from River Club exhibit

Cartoonist Steve Hrehovcik of Kennebunk received an Honorable Mention Award at the 55th Annual Kennebunk River Club Art Exhibit. The exhibit took place at the club’s casino building in Kennebunkport Aug. 15-16. More than 100 artists took part in the juried exhibit.

Hrehovcik’s work in pen, ink and pastel is titled “The Tennis Clinic.” It depicts a comical look at tennis players and tennis court antics.

In addition to teaching cartooning, Hrehovcik specializes in pen and ink drawing of homes and buildings. He has also illustrated a children’s book titled “The Greater Adventures of Humpty Dumpty.”

Prints of “The Tennis Clinic” will be available soon. Other art works by Hrehovcik can be viewed at    


Arts for All to host jewelry- making certification class

Schoodic Arts for All will host a Precious Metal Clay Certification class, sponsored by the jewelry supply retailer Rio Grande, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 17, 18, and 19 at Hammond Hall. Taught by Deer Isle jewelry maker Fred Woell, the PMC certification class costs $425 and includes all materials. To enroll, contact Rio Grande at 866.346.2698 or e-mail [email protected]

Woell’s work may be seen at Corea gallery Chapter Two. He has taught jewelry workshops for more than 30 years.


‘Soliloquy’ watercolor exhibit extended to Aug. 29

Barbara Ernst Prey’s latest exhibition, “Soliloquy: Meditations on the Environment,” has been extended through the weekend of Aug. 28-29 at Blue Water Fine Arts, Main St. On display are Prey’s watercolors, which reflect on island life as a microcosm of sustainability. Call 372-8087 or visit


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