Get ready for a celebration of the human form with the Third Annual “What’s Nude in Boothbay Harbor?” a show featuring nude paintings, paper work, fiber, sculpture and photography. The show will take place at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation (BRAF) located at 1 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. The show will open on Thursday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day!) and run through Saturday, Feb. 23. An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, February 16 from 5-7 pm. On Saturday, Feb. 23, there will be an artist’s potluck and pick up party from 5-7 p.m., also open to the public.
“What's Nude in Boothbay Harbor?” offers something unique and fun to break up the long winter months and help celebrate Valentine's Day! Plan to stay in Boothbay for the weekend at one of the local B&B's, dine in one of the region's new "foodie" restaurants, shop, or simply take in all the magic and beauty the Boothbay Harbor region has to offer. For more information on places to shop, dine and stay for the weekend go to the Chamber website at www.boothbayharbor.com.
Over 40 artists from the State of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida will exhibit their artistic interpretations of the beauty and shape of the human form. The Show will consist of a wide range of approaches representing the human body through realism, surrealism, impressionism, and abstraction. Attendees are invited and encouraged to vote for their favorite piece through the “People’s Choice Award.”
This year’s participating artists include: Eileen Ahern, Camden; Dick Alden, East Boothbay; Ruth Barker, Essex, Massachusetts; Andre Benoit, Boothbay; John Butke, Boothbay; Elizabeth Campbell, Topsham; Rick Dickinson, Southport; Carol Douglas, Rockport; Charles Dufour, Belfast; David Esty, Belfast; Douglas Fraher, Boothbay Harbor; Carolyn Gabbe, Nobelboro; Andreas von Huene, Woolwich; Sara Gagan, Hope; Martin Grassie, Brunswick; Sandra Griffin, Edgecomb; Ann Hedgecock, East Boothbay; James Kipfer, Jefferson; Suzanna Lasker, Jefferson; Valery Mahuchy, Bethlehem, New Hampshire; Robert McKay, Boothbay Harbor; Tony Heyl, Boothbay; Bruce McMillan, Shapleigh; Anthony Miller, Deltona, Florida; Jeanne Ouellette, Center Lovell; Patricia Parks, Whitefield; David Peloquin, Kennebunkport; Daphne Pulsifer, Kennebunkport; William Robitzek, Brunswick; Fran Scannell, Southport; Annette Stormont, East Boothbay; Barbara Vanderbilt, Whitefield; Tony van Hasselt, East Boothbay; Patricia Fuchs, Orrs Island; Sarah Wilde, Walpole.
"What's Nude in Boothbay Harbor" is sponsored by the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce and the Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor. BRAF’s gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 17 and Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23.