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
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.
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.
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