The arrival of August begins the second half of the season at the Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol. In mid-summer, each season, artists refresh their exhibits with new works. Even though visitors visited the gallery earlier this year, it is worth another visit to see the wide variety of works of art created by the 32 members of this year’s jury.
Two artists who have already shown, Belva Ann Prycel and Marnie Sinclair, return this year after a break. Gary Smith, watercolourist, is a new member.
A diverse assortment of artwork, including watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic paintings, both framed and unframed, is on display. Adding to the diversity, Sherrie York offers original hand-drawn linocuts, Bruce Babb shows his art of wood veneer marquetry and Hannah Ineson shows functional and sculptural works in clay.
The gallery’s vision is to provide a venue for some of the region’s most talented and creative artists, all of whom live and work in Lincoln County nearly year-round. Much of the art is inspired by local landscapes or Maine themes. Additionally, gallery sales support many art projects and school programs in the area.
2022 exhibiting members of the Pemaquid Artist Group include: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, John Butke, Dianne Dolan, Gwendolyn Evans, Peggy Farrell, Sarah Fisher, Claire Hancock, Kay Sawyer Hannah, Kathleen Horst, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Judy Nixon, Alexandra Perry-Weiss, Belva Ann Prycel, Paul Sherman, Marnie Sinclair, Gary Smith, Cindy Spencer, Liliana Thelander, Kim Skillin Traina , Barbara Vanderbilt, Bob Vaughan, Candace Vlcek and Sherrie York.
The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Monday, October 10. Visit the online gallery at pemaquidartgallery.com.