Art Gallery Shows

Art Gallery in Visitor Center

The Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery is housed upstairs at the National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on 9 Water Street in Rockland, Maine.  All proceeds from purchases support the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR.

Showing April 2017

by Lisa Mossel Vietze

Lisa Mossel Vietze of Appleton uses her camera to find the smaller, intimate landscapes of her own backyard and gardens – flowers in particular. Her photos reflect her awe of the color, design, and expression of form when she is in the company of flowers.


by Gwen Sylvester

by Gwen Sylvester

Gwen Sylvester of Rockland presents her ongoing series of nature and wildlife paintings, many of which were created while anchored off pristine remote islands in the Penobscot Bay region. Gwen works in watercolor and acrylic, capturing the beauty of our remote islands and surprise encounters with wildlife. Gwen is joined by her husband, Lucas, who has added his sculptures to enhance the exhibit.

Jeremy Gervais_ Blue Lobster_ watercolor

UNE Critter Collaboration: Marine Science Students Making Art with Marine Animals.  



Monday – Friday 8:00 to 4:30, stop by the gallery to see our current installations.  The gallery also is open during special evening and weekend programs.

Some of the past artists who have shown at the Maine Coastal Islands Gallery include:

Michael Boardman, No. Yarmouth— Watercolor wildlife

Susan Beebe – Rockland, “Intimate Wilderness: Birds & Their Habitats” Paintings and Prints

Blaise Botti, Richmond, Maine – Photography

Pam Cabanas, Friendship, Maine – Fine Art

Annie Tiberio Cameron, Montpelier, Vermont – Fine Arts Photography

Keith Carver, Hadley, Massachusetts – Photography

Sandi Cirillo, Searsport, Maine – Fiber Arts

Lori Davis, Ellsworth, Maine – Photography

Karl Gerstenberger, Belfast, Maine – Photography

Janet Glatz, Durham– Watercolor & Acrylic

Ed Kenney, Owl’s Head, Maine – Fine Arts Photography

Jean Kigel, Waldoboro, Maine – Asian Brush & Watercolor

Meryl Henderson Learnihan, Catskill, New York – Fine Arts & Illustrations

Roxanne Miller, Bath, Maine – Fine Art – Botanical Specimens

Beth Parks, Corea, Maine – Nature Photography

Mark Pilkington, California – Sculptor

Jean Ann Pollard, Winslow, Maine – Sculpted Acrylic Paintings

Kirk Rogers, Portland, Maine – Photography

Sue Shane, Falmouth, Naturalist bird artist

Doug Smith, Rockland, Maine – Fine Arts

Laurie Sproul, Canton, Maine – Floral Wood Sculpture & Design

Leon Vanella, Newcastle—Photography

Laura Waller, Rockland, Maine – Water-based oils

John Wood, Rockland, Oils & Watercolors

Katharine Woodman-Maynard, Greenwood, Maine – Woodcut-style Paintings

Russell Wray – Hancock, Maine, Sculptor

Ray Yeager, Tom’s River, New Jersey – Photography