The Port Clyde Art Gallery, a 14-year-old cooperative venture that this year involves 12 artists working in a range of styles and media. The gallery is located in the converted attic of The Barn Cafe next to the Seaside Inn and opposite the Port Clyde public landing. We feature works in oils, acrylics and watercolors, prints, metal sculpture, found object sculpture, photography, jewelry, cards, pottery and pastels. We also represent artist Robert Hamilton. “From the beginning our focus has been on making the art accessible, available for a moderate price, and using only local artists. At first we were almost exclusively painters, but now we have craftspeople involved as well.”
The Robert Hamilton Collection is also represented by the gallery.
Gallery Members 2017
Gillian Sloat, Gena Neilson, Carmella Yager, Marianne Swittlinger, Bill Swittlinger, DiTa Ondek, Lydia Kaeyer, Gayle Bedigian, Jan Dearborn, Rick Bernard, Doug Anderson and Angela Anderson
Show: July 12 - August 1. Opening Reception July 14, guest artist Katharine Cartwright
A new series in watercolor entitled “Garden Music” by Spruce Head artist, Katharine A. Cartwright, will be featured at the Port Clyde Art Gallery July 12-August 1. Cartwright is an internationally recognized artist and art instructor whose paintings are included in over one hundred private and corporate collections. Earning top awards in juried national exhibitions, Cartwright’s works appear in notable publications such as Visual Artist, A Walk into Abstracts, Best of America Watermedia Artists, v. 2, Artistic Touch 4, Pratique des Artes, and Professional Artist Magazine. She holds signature status to the National Watercolor Society, The Northeast Watercolor Society, and the Missouri Watercolor Society. Her work was included in the Shenzhen International Watercolor Exhibition that toured seven museums in China over a two year period from 2013 to 2014, and in several touring exhibitions in the United States.
She says, "My natural tendency is to think in images rather than in words, and my paintings are expressions of those thoughts. The foundation for my work is the intended concept, or idea, which derives from my unique perception of the world. When a concept forms, I explore it for years by creating a series of paintings that result in concept expansion and nuanced meanings. The lexicon I use for expression includes not only the common morphemes such as the elements and principles of design, but also a hybrid vocabulary of unique and unusual combinations that support the concept. Each series varies in duration and significance, and may occur simultaneously with another."
Show: August 2 - August 21. Opening Reception August 4, guest artist Geoff Bladon
Show: August 23 - September 18. Opening Reception August 25, 10 x 10 Open Invitational
Wednesday-Monday 12 - 6 pm
Call us: 207.372.0755
Port Clyde Art Gallery
Located in the Village of Port Clyde across from the General Store
5 Cold Storage Road, Port Clyde, ME 04855