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 (May, June, July 2019) – Opening reception is Friday, May 3, 4-7 p.m.

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

In the Estuary by Linda Shepard

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. 

Jackson Memorial Library After School Artists – Students from St. George School have taken advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings of their community.  Artwork has been created by students in grades 2-5. This exhibit will be up for the month of May only.


New children’s art for June 2019!

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 Pottery

Sue Shane, Falmouth, Naturalist bird artist

Doug Smith, Rockland, Maine – Fine Arts

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