The Port Clyde Art Gallery, a 15-year-old cooperative venture that this year involves 12 artists working in a range of styles and media. The gallery is located in the converted attic of The Barn Cafe next to the Seaside Inn and opposite the Port Clyde public landing. We feature works in oils, acrylics and watercolors, prints, metal sculpture, found object sculpture, photography, jewelry, cards, pottery and pastels. We also represent artist Robert Hamilton. “From the beginning our focus has been on making the art accessible, available for a moderate price, and using only local artists. At first we were almost exclusively painters, but now we have craftspeople involved as well.”
The Robert Hamilton Collection is also represented by the gallery.
Gallery Members 2017
Gillian Sloat, Gena Neilson, Carmella Yager, Marianne Swittlinger, Bill Swittlinger, DiTa, Lydia Kaeyer, Gayle Bedigian, Katharine Cartwright, Rick Bernard, Doug Anderson and Angela Anderson
Guest Artists Summer 2018
GALLERY OPENS THE WEEK of JUNE 18—First Day is Wednesday, June 20
Sally Loughridge - Show June 20-July 9, reception Fri June 22.
“Maine Scapes - Land, Sea and Sky”.
From early childhood, I have been drawn to artistic pursuits, whether a crayon sketch of seashells, a mobile made from driftwood and coral, or a watercolor image of my Baltimore neighborhood. I have painted throughout my life, but have had no formal art education beyond occasional workshops and classes.
As my children grew older, I became able to pursue my art interests more fully. In 1999, I moved permanently to Maine. I now paint almost daily and think about art in virtually all my conscious hours. I have been fortunate to study with excellent painters and teachers through area classes and workshops, particularly at the former Round Top Center for the Arts in Damariscotta. I am enriched by interaction with a community of diverse and fine artists in a variety of volunteer capacities.
Visual art provides an invigorating and challenging focus in my life. The complex and mysterious interplay of form, color, texture, light, and movement in ocean, sky, forest, or garden is a compelling stimulus for my painting. Working in pastel and oil, and occasionally watercolor, I specialize in land and seascapes, both real and imagined. I am particularly drawn to scenes when change is underway - such as an approaching storm, the edge of spring, or the rising moon. I hope to stir the viewer emotionally, whether in memory or anticipation.
Robert Schweitzer - Show July 11 -Jul 30 ,reception Fri July 13.
Pamela Grumbach - Show Aug 1 - Aug 20, reception Fri August 3.
Wednesday-Monday 12 - 6 pm
Call us: 207.372.0755
Port Clyde Art Gallery
Located in the Village of Port Clyde across from the General Store
5 Cold Storage Road, Port Clyde, ME 04855