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.

Best in Show – Student: Common Pipefish – Pencil/Watercolor by Verity Boyer

Showing August 2017

Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife Juried Art Show – 18 artists, including 3 students exhibiting 36 pieces of art.  A must-see show!

Best in Show: Loon Tune – Needlepoint by Sue Mondabaugh





Atlantic Puffin in Profile, photo by Kirk M. Rogers


Kirk Rogers photography covers the natural world from Macro work to deep sky objects captured through telescopes and specialized equipment and most things in between. His subjects cover anything that catches his eye with a specialty in birds and astrophotography.

Coming in September with Artists’ Opening Reception on Friday, September 1st, 5-8 p.m.

The Point by Julie Cyr

Gordon Bok, Camden – Wood Carvings

Lois Anne, Rockland – Paintings & Mixed Media

Julie Cyr, Belfast – Oil on canvas & wood

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. This July and August, the gallery also is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 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

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, 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

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

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