Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library’s January artist

Posted:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 8:45am

Sally Giddings Smith’s paintings are on exhibit throughout January in the Community Room at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and can be viewed during normal library hours, Tuesday through Saturday.

Sally is a native Mainer, was gone for 50 years, and returned in 2009. As a student at Wellesley College in the 60’s, she apprenticed to Sigmund Abeles, a printmaker and sculptor now teaching at University of New Hampshire. She took a M.Ed. at UVM, and had additional training from Vermont Technical College in architecture. Since then, Sally has drawn architectural plans for clients, for historical preservationists, illustrated a book of poetry dedicated to Point Lobos State Reserve in Carmel, California; illustrated cookbooks, including the Congressional Cookbook of 1991, and continued drawing and painting in different media wherever she was living.

She has been in invitational group shows in New York City and California, and solo shows in California. Her work is in collections in Paris, Montreal, California, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and Finland.

Sally Giddings Smith was president of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation for three years, and is currently working in pen and inks, watercolor and acrylics.

Says Giddings Smith, “I love light and color in all places, and in all people.”

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The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is located at 4 Oak Street in Boothbay Harbor.