If it’s Aug. 4 ... it’s the First Friday Art Tour!
A self-guided tour of fine art exhibits, receptions and demonstrations in galleries and studios in Boothbay Harbor and East Boothbay.
Meet the artists, see the work paintings, sculpture, mixed media ... it’s an art lover’s dream.
... Boothbay Harbor galleries … walk or drive ...
STUDIO 53 FINE ART ~ 633-2755
53 Townsend Avenue ~ www.studio53fineart.com
First Friday/artist reception for Bob McKay: 5-7 p.m.
August is here and the Gallery is bursting with beautiful and collectible art. Featuring Bob McKay’s new show, “Maine-ly Sea and Land” through Aug. 28; and newly curated paintings from the gallery’s Artist Group: Greg Laderer, Tony van Hasselt, Lynne Seitzer, Don Josephson, John M.T. Seitzer, Nancy Wilkoff, and proprietors Terry Seaman and Heidi Seidelhuber. Throughout the second and third floor find selected paintings, drawings and sculpture including Robert Hamilton, David Estey, Gerald Immonen, Victoria Wulff, Jack Silverio, David Dupree and more. On the waterfront: The Sculpture Garden features work by Dick Alden. Off street parking! Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
JOY TO THE WIND GALLERY ~ 633-7025
34 Atlantic Avenue ~ http://joytothewind.com
First Friday reception: 7-9 p.m.
“The Journey By Land and By Sea” featuring landscapes and seascapes of artists Lynne Seitzer and John M.T. Seitzer highlights the local color and natural beauty of the region. This exhibit has been extended to be on view through Aug. 15 34 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR FRAMER’S GALLERY ~ 633-3966
185 K Townsend Avenue ~ www.boothbayharborframers.com
First Friday reception: 2-4 p.m
We have new work by many of our artists on display including Tony vanHasselt, Rick Dickinson, Allan Walton, Harry Day, Meg Azzoni, Earle Barlow, Cheryl Blaydon and Ruth Lepper Gardner. We are still offering a 30 percent discount on ALL work done by Allan Walton in hopes of helping him with his ongoing battle with cancer. Look for us under the turquoise awning, in the shopping center across from Hannaford.
BOOTHBAY REGION ART FOUNDATION ~ 633-2703
1 Townsend Avenue ~ https://boothbayartists.org
First Friday reception: 5-7 p.m.
Our August Members' Show, “A Treasure Hunt,” features over 130 regional artists’ work in acrylics, oils, pastels, photography, watercolor and sculpture. Open daily: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
GLEASON FINE ART, INC. ~ 633-6849
31 Townsend Avenue ~ http://gleasonfineart.com
First Friday and Artists’ reception: 5-7 p.m.
Featuring two new shows running through Aug. 29: Peter Sculthorpe’s “An Eye For Monhegan” - the renowned hard-edged realist mines Monhegan for stunning new oil paintings; and “Henry Isaacs: New Work” over two dozen new works from the artist of Cranberry Island. Come, see the art and share a glass of Monhegan Brewing beer or a fine wine with us. Summer hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GOLD/SMITH GALLERY ~ 633-6252
8 McKown Street ~ www.goldsmithgallery.net
First Friday reception: 4-7 p.m.
Come and see John Wissemann’s “Celebration” a series of new colored pencil drawings. A blast of shapes turn into a cascade of of fluttering confetti, that leave a scent and after image of the experience. The Wissemann show runs through Aug. 30. Also at the gallery: John Vander’s vibrant mixed media and Florentine painter Carlo Albucci’s oils capturing curious happenings.
GREEN LION GALLERY ~ 207-844-3770
16 Granary Way ~ www.greenlionart.com
First Friday reception: 4-7 p.m.
The Green LIon welcomes a new artist: Leonard Meiselman, from Wiscasset (and New York). Even though the gallery specializes in handmade prints, we're delighted to feature Meiselman's oil paintings and pastels. Other gallery artists include Gustave Baumann, Siri Beckman, Holly Berry, Matt Brown, Angie Coleman, Brian Keegstra, David Morgan, Kris Sader, Russell Wray and others.. We've also found room for even more Russian etchings and drypoints - for their only North American show this summer, not to be missed!
... East Boothbay galleries … by car ...
OCEAN POINT STUDIO/Visions of Maine ~ 633-3990
130 Van Horn Road ~ https://corinnemcintyre.com
First Friday reception: 3-6 p.m.
Celebrating summer with new plein air paintings by Corinne McIntyre – seascapes, landscapes … and close to the sea air at Ocean Point! Directions: From the traffic light at Hannafords, turn onto Route 96/Ocean Point Road. Drive about six miles, Van Horn Road will be on your right. Drive one-quarter of a mile and find Ocean Point Studio on the left.
PARADISE STUDIO ~ 633-6093
70 Paradise Point Road ~ www.paradisestudio.net
First Friday reception: 2-5 p.m.
Come see the bright and relaxing paintings of Mary Ellen Serina and benches by Ron Serina. Directions: follow Rt. 96, the Ocean Point Road, 4/10 mile past the East Boothbay General Store and turn right onto Paradise Point Road at the top of the hill. Paradise Studio is at number 70 with a yellow “Open” banner. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.