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.

by Sandy Cirillo

Current Show (December 1st – March 26)

Sandi Cirillo of Searsport has been a fiber/mixed media artist for over 25 years specializing in creating artwork that pleases the eye and craves to be touched.  Her work reflects her love of traveling throughout Maine and her appreciation of the natural environment around her. 

by Sharon Boody-Dean

Sharon Boody-Dean

of Lincolnville creates highly detailed original acrylic paintings on birch bark. She collects bark that has fallen from dead trees, cleans, sizes(as nature allows), seals and paints on it.  Most of her subjects are birds and animals from her home state of Maine.      

by Sherrie York

Sherrie York, a printmaker from Bristol, shares linocut images of wildlife and their habitats from the ubiquitous chipmunk to the superstar puffin in her exhibit of Flora, Fauna, and Feathers. Through the medium of linocut, Sherrie finds her way to place, inspired by personal experiences and discoveries as she explores the natural world from mountains to the sea.

Next Art Show (March 30 – April 26, 2019)

Come to the opening reception for a unique collection of nature-inspired art on Saturday, March 30 from 2-5 p.m. at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center & Art Gallery, 9 Water Street in Rockland. 

Exhibits are: Post-Morphean Dreamwork by Alexandrea Farquhar, College of the Atlantic student; art pieces from St. George Middle School students; and selected works from the Georges River Land Trust Langlais’ collection. 


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. In July and August, the gallery also is open from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.


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

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