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

Sat, 06/18/2022 - 11:45am

    Artists from all over Maine have responded with great enthusiasm to the announcement of Maine Art Gallery’s annual plein air event, “Paint Wiscasset.” Artist spaces have again this year been entirely filled at 24, due to the limited exhibit space in the old Wiscasset Academy building on Warren Street that houses the gallery.

    The artists will begin to create paintings throughout the village on Wednesday, June 29. After 1 p.m. that day, the public can view previously completed (dry) paintings by these 24 artists. Then, at a reception on July 2 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, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday.

    Among the well-known Maine artists returning this year are Michael Vermeer, Diane Dubreuil, Eric Glass, Anthony Watkins, Deborah Chaplin, Deena Ball and Roberta Goschke. All the artists will display previously completed works in the gallery while 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 She will give the address as a suggestion for the artists to paint, if so inspired. There is no obligation to buy the painting.

    Maine Art Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the visual, fine and applied arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstration and educational programs for children and adults since 1958. More information can be found at and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset.