Arts & Yachts Exhibition and Sale Aug. 11-13
Arts. Art demontrations. Boats. Yachts. Fascinating stories told by boatbuilders. Food. Sounds like the Lincoln Arts Festival’s mid-August Arts & Yachts Exhibition and Sale.
The three-day event Aug. 11-13 at Hodgdon Yacht Services on Southport Island kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 10 with a reception and preview from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy wine, beverages and appetizers donated by local restaurants. The artists will be there for their big night, so feel free to talk to them and ask questions about their medium of choice – there are always some good stories!
Interaction Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12. A list of artists and boat builders planning to demonstrate their craft will be available next week.
And now, here’s a complete list of exhibitors ...
Beginning with the Arts: Elise Andersen, Andersen Studio, handcrafted artwork in ceramic, fiber, paintings and prints; Christine Thalia Andersen, artist, oil paintings exploring the Midcoast area and people: past, present, and sometimes imaginary; Hilary Bartlett, artist – soft swirling watercolors to bold swaths of highly textured acrylic inks; hand-built fairy houses; Alan Braleyartist – mixed media artist/wood and paint pictorial assemblages; John Butke, artist – paintings inspired by Maine landscapes' ever-changing colors and forms; Sue Heil Kibbe, fine art – portraits and plein air; oil and pastel; Don Josephson, American expressionist painter – native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Art Institute of Boston; painting in Edgecomb; Jennifer Litchfield, artist – oil and acrylic paintings; Bruce MacDonald, artist – paintings done with ArtRage on an iPad, archived printed editions of one; Lynne Seitzer, artist – oils, pastels, watercolors, ink; Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S., artist – watercolors created en plein air and inspired by the Maine landscape; John M. T.Seitzer, artist – oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, watercolors, 3D.
Fiber artists, weavers, jewelers: Bill Bellows, hand weaver – Reversible, two-color, original design rugs in wool and linen, custom-made to your specifications; Jill Butke, fiber artist and weaver – unique hand-woven cotton and wool wearables; Leslie Muir-Volpe, fiber artist – miniature quilts, punch needle embroidery, unique fabric keepsakes; Molly Hutchins, owner of On Board Fabrics – comfortable apparel for women on the go, handmade pillows; Barbara Lally, fiber artist – hand-dyed batik – cotton, silk, velvet; Ursula Smith, weaver – hand-woven textiles for the home; Melissa Nein, Nein's Designs – handmade purses and tote bags for function and style; Cindy Heil, jeweler – Delicate necklaces, earrings and bracelets with recycled glass in a coastal color palette; Helen Farnham, artist and designer – needle felting: hats, scarves, and soft-sculpture sea creatures; cards and prints;
Pottery, glass and jewels: Ann Hedgcock, artist and potter – high-fired stoneware and porcelain; functional, whimsical, sculptural; Dick Macdonald, stained glass artist/designer – mirrors, lighting, light catchers, wall sconces, more; Sanny Norton, jewelry, wall hangings, painted furniture, some small, hand-painted furniture pieces, necklaces, and wire sculpture adorned with sea glass, shells, beach stones.
Two authors round out the creative media: Peter Felsenthal, also a photographer – with his book, “New Growth: Portraits of Six Maine Organic Farms”; and Betsy Wing, author, visual artist, and translator of books from French to English, specializing in fiction and monotype prints.
The yachts element of the event will delight boat lovers of all levels from the small scale model builder to those who build the beauties gracing the waters this time of year.
Jody Lunt has been coordinating with the model and boat builders for the event. Here’s what’s happening – to date, anyway.
John Dunsford is bringing two large model sailboats under seven feet long; Alan Boyes will have a variety of models as well as functional boats; Southport Island Marine will have one of its boats on a trailer; Roy Jenkins will be treating everyone to an array of table and larger scale models.
Lunt said Judy Boyes and Jenkins have been working on a video taking viewers through the boat building process from sketch to model to the full scale, “let’s launch this baby already and go for a cruise” watercraft! The video will be playing in one of the boat sheds.
From the U.S. Coast Guard Station over West Boothbay Harbor way, its Flotilla 25 USCG Auxiliary will be on land to talk about their vessel(s).
All events are at Hodgdon Yacht Services, 100 Ebenecook Road, Southport, or 43° 49′ 45.768″ N | 69° 40′ 36.6852″ W.
For more information, visit the festival’s Facebook page.