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.

Showing May through July 2017

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.

Karen Talbot is a Rockland-based award-winning scientific illustrator and fine artist

Atlantic Salmon by Karen Talbot

best known for her work with fishes. This show celebrates what may be considered the most important fishes in the State: Maine’s native sea-run fishes. This show aims to raise awareness about the conservation status of these species, many of which are overlooked.

Boys in a Canoe, Solomon Islands, Photo by Ret Talbot

Ret Talbot is a Rockland-based award-winning journalist and photographer who covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. This show looks at the interaction between reefs and reef-side communities in developing island nations of the tropical Pacific. From both above and below water, his images capture the beauty of coral reefs, and the sometimes not-so-beautiful realities of reef-side communities.

  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

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

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