Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor, Maine opened for the 2023 season on Memorial Day weekend. I'll be be taking my first shift sitting the gallery on Monday, June 5th. It's always great to come back and see all of the work my fellow SWAG artists have set up in their display areas. I am especially interested to see the work of the four new artists we have joining us this season.
Last year the gallery had an informal Plein Air event that just included some of our member painters. The day went well and created quite a bit of interest among fellow painters, customers, and passers-by. As a result, plans were made to hold a Plein Air "Paint the Point" event this season that would be open to area artists. The day will start at 8:30am with an artists' breakfast hosted by the Seagull Restaurant and end with an awards ceremony at 4:30pm and a "wet paint" sale. Artists will have the day to paint in the iconic area around Pemaquid Point and the Pemaquid
Lighthouse. More information about the July 22nd event, as well as registration for the event, can be found on the gallery website www.saltwaterartists.com.
Cynthia Smith, Maine artist, originally from Connecticut. Taught art at secondary level for 35 years, retired in 2004. Sculpts in bronze, wood, stone, clay & plaster. Her work can be seen at several mid-coast Maine galleries and shows.