Last Friday, on August 5th, my solo show Right Here opened at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine. It was a busy night for the arts in Rockland--First Friday Art Walk with gallery openings all over town and in nearby Thomaston, The Farnsworth Museum open late with free admission, and the famous annual Lobster Festival all coinciding--so I met lots of art lovers that evening! Jake Dowling and his talented team never cease to impress me. The work was hung beautifully. And the food (thanks to Hilary) was out of this world. If you are tired of gallery openings at which only wine is served, go to Dowling Walsh for a multi-sensory experience.
I first met this couple a few nights before at the CMCA Auction.
Suzette McAvoy, Director of the CMCA and former Curator at the Farnsworth, and my long-time friend and painting partner, Diana Cobb Ansley. Suzette wrote the essay for the catalog for my 2009 show at Fischbach Gallery in NY. She has known Diana since she interned for her at the Smithsonian.
Artist Lea Colie Wight flew in from Philadelphia to check out the Maine art scene.
Becca in front of Overlook.
Julian in front of Elemental Balance.
Here I'm standing in for Nancy Bea Miller in front of Star at the Edge.
Artist Richard Ranck and Cartoonist/author Tony Auth.
If you are in Rockland, or anywhere on the coast of Maine, in August, please stop by and see the show.
Show dates: August 5th-28th, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5
Dowling Walsh Gallery
352 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841