The Pemaquid Group of Artists has juried nine new artists into membership. John Butke, a Boothbay resident is a locally known oil painter. Gwendolyn Evans of Walpole excels at watercolor painting. Hannah Ineson, Damariscotta, has transitioned from painting to clay works. Alexandra Perry-Weiss of Bristol will exhibit works in oil. Kim Skillin Traina of Edgecomb will present her pastel paintings. Candace Vlcek, a Wiscasset resident and pastelist, will also exhibit. Sherrie York of Bristol will display her linocut works. Carol Wiley, a resident of Newcastle, was juried in as a 2021 guest artist. She will exhibit her color-filled oil paintings. Also juried in as a guest artist is Brooke Pacy of Waldoboro who will display her signature oils.
They will show their work, together with that of 23 other juried members of the group, at Pemaquid Art Gallery at Lighthouse Park beginning Friday, June 4. Thirty-three panels/exhibition spaces will be filled with original artworks in oil, pastel, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic as well as marquetry and pottery. This year an area of the gallery will also display and sell some generously-donated clay creations by the late Trudi Curtis of Damariscotta.
In addition to the new artists, the 2021 exhibiting members of the Pemaquid Group of Artists include: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Sarah Fisher, Claire Hancock, Kay Sawyer Hannah, Kathleen Horst, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Cindy Spencer, Liliana Thelander, Barbara Vanderbilt, Bob Vaughan, and Bev Walker.
New work is displayed frequently throughout the season. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. through Indigenous People’s Day. COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place. Masks are suggested for those not fully vaccinated.
For more information, please call 677-2752 or visit the Gallery website at www.pemaquidartgallery.com