Archive for the “Maine’s Creative Community” Category

“A Taste of Tidewater” fundraiser

Posted on July 26th, 2015 by maineislandtreasures

On Saturday, August 22nd, the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension in Falmouth is hosting an inaugural fundraiser for the Gardens at Tidewater Farm’s educational programs.  “A Taste of Tidewater” will be “an evening complete with culinary, artistic, and musical delights.” Along with enjoying musical entertainment from the Pinetones and seasonal appetizers and desserts crafted by several […]

Mermaid Bench!

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by maineislandtreasures

I’m honored to be one of 65 Maine artists asked to decorate a small, unfinished bench for a dinner auction to benefit the Maine Discovery Museum.  Oh what fun!  I knew I wanted to do a shell-themed design, but first I painted the bench with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint after receiving a crash course from […]

Ekphrasis Exhibit – part 2

Posted on April 17th, 2013 by maineislandtreasures

As a follow-up to my previous post, here is the beautiful poem that regional poet, Patrick Norton, wrote for my painting in the Ekphrasis Exhibit: Two Friends Two friends, rooted close, hold fast to ground much older, with memories of others gone by. Older still, the silent bedrock, without sound, holds the land and two […]

Ekphrasis Exhibit through May 25th

Posted on April 12th, 2013 by maineislandtreasures

It was my pleasure to be asked to submit a painting for the Ekphrasis exhibit at the Merrill Memorial Library’s Art Gallery in Yarmouth.  Each work of art in the exhibit will be accompanied by a poem written by a regional poet specifically for the visual artwork.  “Tree Huggers,” my 12x12in oil on canvas will […]

Interior Designer Jan Robinson features “Breaker II” in Maine Home + Design

Posted on February 18th, 2013 by maineislandtreasures

  The lovely and talented Interior Designer Jan Robinson designed this room which appears in the February issue of Maine Home + Design (on pg. 78 to be exact!).  It’s always a joy to collaborate with Jan and I was thrilled when she asked to use “Breaker II” (and my driftwood sculpture on the shelf […]

“Small Wonders” Group Exhibit at The Salt Exchange

Posted on December 7th, 2012 by maineislandtreasures

Kicking off with First Friday tonight, these new works will be included in a group show at The Salt Exchange.  Along with “Small Wonders” from Rick Green, Bob Delaney, Anne Macleod & kdb, these Penobscot Bay inspired 10x10in and 9x12in oils on canvas will be on display through the end of January.  Click here for […]

Saccarappa Art Collective Gallery Open – “Works for the Season of Giving”

Posted on November 30th, 2012 by maineislandtreasures

Join the us for “Works for the Season of Giving” opening reception, Friday, November 30th,   5 to 8 pm featuring  the artists of the Saccarappa Art Collective Tree Huggers, Ellen Thayer 2012   The members of the Saccarappa Art Collective are hosting a special opening with holiday gift-giving in mind. We have over one hundred new works, […]

Sea Glass Trees and Blessings Holiday Art Show

Posted on November 25th, 2012 by maineislandtreasures

‘Tis the season for Sea Glass Trees!  Created from sea glass and pottery shards I’ve collected from beaches in Casco Bay, they stand 6 inches and 9 inches tall.   As a member of the Five Rivers Arts Alliance, I’m participating in the 15th annual Arts Downtown and All Around Holiday Art Exhibit and Sale next […]

Art Exhibit at Tao Restaurant in Brunswick

Posted on November 9th, 2012 by maineislandtreasures

If you haven’t yet visited Tao Restaurant in Brunswick, you’re in for a treat for your eyes and for your palette.  In their recent publication, DownEast magazine’s Nancy Heiser has written a glowing review and provides the back story in the article here.  On the walls of this relaxing and zen-like dining establishment you’ll find […]

Saccarappa Art Gallery Grand Opening!

Posted on August 30th, 2012 by maineislandtreasures

As an artist whose work I’ve admired for many years, I was honored when Andy Curran of Dog Star Creations asked me to join him and nine southern Maine artists in the new Saccarappa Art Collective in Westbrook.  It’s been wonderful brainstorming and strategizing the gallery design, promotion, and grand opening with this group of […]