The Port Clyde Art Gallery, a 14-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 Ondek, Lydia Kaeyer, Gayle Bedigian, Jan Dearborn, Rick Bernard, Doug Anderson and Angela Anderson
Show: June 21 - July 10. Opening Reception June 23, guest artist Carol Wiley
Carol Wiley is a versatile artist whose mediums include pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil. She offers still life, landscape and figurative paintings, some tending toward the abstract. Her work can also be seen at Saltwater Artists Gallery in Pemaquid and online at Art Collector Maine and www.carolwileystudio.com.
She says, "Each day in my studio I used a variety of media to explore color relationships, interesting shapes, and linear movement. Of these explorations, COLOR is by far my favorite. I enjoy experimenting with pushing color beyond reality, always thinking about color relationships. I am fascinated by the infinite possibilities for putting paint to surface, always learning more each time I approach the easel.
These are my inspirations: the natural beauty ofour environment, the inward explorations of the human mind, the human being in both environments, and the work of artists throughout the centuries.
I think of myself as a story teller. Even the purely abstract work seems to beg to tell a tale, thus I find myself giving each painting a familiar name, applying my own meaning to each piece, yet keeping it ambiguous."
Show: August 2 - August 21. Opening Reception August 4, guest artist Geoff Bladon
Show: August 23 - September 18. Opening Reception August 25, 10 x 10 Open Invitational
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