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.

Current Show (runs through August 28) 

Fin, Feathers & Fur Juried Art Show – items from artists around the mid-coast that represent the diversity and beauty of coastal Maine wildlife.  Thank you to our artists who support the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR.  Come and see the show – your purchase supports the artists and the Friends’. 

Linda Shepard, Union – Fabric Arts – Animal Alchemy is a collection of interpretive and colorful

creatures made with the intent to celebrate the ordinary. Sometimes with humor, whimsy, reverence or with an eye toward the dream world.

Carl Solberg, Waldoboro – Wood carvings and sculpture – Featuring large wall natural landscapes and full figure floor sculptures using the beauty of American hardwoods to illustrate spaces and instances in nature.  As a life-long conservation advocate, he is delighted to have his first local solo show supporting Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. 


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 throughout the year.  Check our events for specific times. 

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

Michael Boardman, No. Yarmouth, Maine— Watercolor wildlife

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

Gordon Bok, Camden – Wood Carvings

Sharon Boody-Dean, Lincolnville – Acrylics on birch bark

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

Julie Cyr, Belfast – Oil on canvas & wood

Lori Davis, Ellsworth, Maine – Photography

Karl Gerstenberger, Belfast, Maine – Photography

Janet Glatz, Durham, Maine– 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

Lisa Mossel Vietze, Appleton, Maine – Macro Photography

Beth Parks, Corea, Maine – Nature Photography

Mark Pilkington, California – Sculptor

Jean Ann Pollard, Winslow, Maine – Sculpted Acrylic Paintings

Kirk Rogers, Portland, Maine – Photography

Libbey Seigars, Whitefield PotteryWhitefield, Maine – Pottery

Sue Shane, Falmouth, Naturalist bird artist

Linda ShepardUnion, Maine – Fabric wall hangings

Doug Smith, Rockland, Maine – Fine Arts

Carl Solberg, Waldoboro, Maine – Wood Sculptures

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

Gwen Sylvester, Rockland, Maine –  Watercolors & Acrylics

Karen Talbot, Rockland, Maine – Scientific Illustrator & Fine Arts

Ret Talbot, Rockland, ME – Photography

Lynn Travis, Lincolnville – Paintings & drawings of flowers & landscapes

Leon Vanella, Newcastle, Maine—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

Sherrie York, Bristol – Printmaker 

Women Painters of Midcoast Maine & Friends