Artists return to ‘Paint Wiscasset and Beyond’ in annual plein air event   

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 2:30pm
    Artists from all over Maine will create paintings in Wiscasset and throughout Lincoln County in Maine Art Gallery’s annual plein air event. The artists will begin to create paintings on Monday, June 12. On June 15, the public can view previously completed (dry) paintings by these 20 artists. At a reception on Saturday, June 17 from 4 to 7 p.m., the gallery will reveal the recently created “wet paint”art. 
    Both the dry and the wet art will be on exhibit through July 9 during normal hours, Thursday - Sunday. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gallery visitors are invited to participate in a raffle for a portable easel, donated by Salt Bay Art Supply, Damariscotta.
    Some of the well-known Maine artists who are participating in “Paint Wiscasset and Beyond” include Michael Vermette, Diane Dubreuil, Eric Glass, Anthony Watkins, Deborah Chapin, Deena Ball, and Roberta Goschke. All the artists will display previously completed works in the gallery during the time they are out and about creating new paintings.
    The public is invited to observe the artists as they interpret the local landscape. Anyone residing in Wiscasset Village who would like artists to paint their homes is welcome to contact Celia Ludwig at Celia will give the address as a suggestion for the artists to paint, if so inspired. There is no obligation to purchase the painting.
    The Maine Art Gallery acknowledges with thanks exhibit sponsor Barnes Custom Window Treatments and season sponsor Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty.
    “Generations,” the current Maine Art Gallery exhibition in honor of its 65th anniversary, is on view through Saturday, June 10.
    A nonprofit organization, the Maine Art Gallery is dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the visual, fine and applied arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs for children and adults since 1958.  More information can be found at and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset. The gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, 11a.m. - 4 p.m.
    The gallery is located at 15 Warren St. Wiscasset, with free on-street parking. From the north on Route 1, turn right onto Federal Street (Rt. 218) then left onto Warren Street. From the south on Route 1, turn left onto Federal Street, then left onto Warren Street. From Main Street shops, it’s an easy 8-minute walk.