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Virtual Gallery: Knox County Art Society — Artists Connecting

Sunday, November 1, 2020 Monday, November 30, 2020

A message from David Blanchard, KCAS President

The “Art Capital of Maine” would not be complete without an organization for artists.  When the Art Loft of Rockland, a non-profit art organization established in 2016 was planning to close its doors in late 2019, the Knox County Art Society (KCAS), a brand new association based in Camden, stepped in to continue the Art Loft’s education programming.

By January this year, KCAS was hosting weekly figure drawing sessions and planning an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and art classes. The Maine Arts Commission and a private foundation both made substantial grants to support the art center’s reincarnation. By mid-March, a few days before its grand opening reception was scheduled to occur, the pandemic hit and all planned activities had to be cancelled. 

Despite the COVID emergency, a majority of faithful members remained committed to the Society’s survival. The challenge for our new organization — founded to foster “face-to-face” meetings — is now to sustain itself while adhering to the limitations imposed by “social distancing.” We are creating a new online presence and gathering members’ ideas about how we can continue to support and inspire each other, if only virtually for now.

During this difficult stressful time, art has been a tremendous source of comfort and has allowed our artists time to reflect, to explore and to push artistic boundaries. This exhibit displays the immense talent of nearly half of the our membership. 

Our members — from beginners to seasoned professionals — practice in many mediums and styles.  You can learn more about KCAS and become a member by visiting the KCAS website, at www.kcasmaine.org.

We thank the Camden Public Library for this opportunity to tell our story and showcase the talent of our local artist community.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece from the show, please contact KCAS Communications Manager, Anne Brown at alisab63@gmail.com. She will put you directly in touch with the artist. A portion of the artwork sales during the month of November will be donated to support the Camden Public Library.


Christine Aston, Lincolnville
Sanctuary
watercolor/ink/collage
11″ x 18″
$850



Pam Bardon, Camden
Buddha Buddies
mixed media on D’Arches Paper
12″ x 29″
$475



Nick Beverage, Hope
Mirror Lake, Rockport Maine
oil on canvas
18″ x 24″
$860



Glen Birbeck, West Rockport
Apalachicola Dusk 2002
acrylic on panel
15 1/2″ x 24″
$150



Geoff Bladon, Tenants Harbor
Tea Time
oil on panel
8″ x 10″
$275



David Blanchard, Camden
2020
oil with cold wax on board
14″ x 14″
$300



Anne Brown, Rockland
Solitary
digital print
20″ x 20″
$250



Lauralee Clayton, Camden
Celebrity Cat
acrylics
8 3/8″ x 8 3/8″
$275



Margaret Creighton, Cushing
Sunrise, Maple Juice Cove
oil on wood panel
9″ x 12″
$340



Paul Heffernan, Owl’s Head
Sunday Morning
hand silkscreened and painted paper collage
11″ x 11″
$400



Erika Manning, Owl’s Head
Where The Mountains Meet The Sea
acrylic on canvas
60″ x 36″
$4,800



Joyanna Margo, Rockport
Sea Blue
acrylic on wood panel
24″ x 36″ x 1 1/4″
$1,400



Tim Moran, Rockland
Empty Moorings
watercolor
10 5/8″ x 6 3/4″
$475



Molly Mugler, Cushing
5 Buoys
oil on canvas
14″ X 18″
$450



Michael Patterson, Belfast
Soudabscook River Falls Hampden, ME
water mixable oils applied with a palette knife
12″ x 16″
$250



Vero Poblete, Camden
Michelangelo Studies 1
Ballpoint pen
8″ x 12″
$50



Sandy Quang, Rockport
The Nikita in Rockland
oil on canvas
10″ x 8″
$280



Deborah RoyRoberts, Washington
Camden Falls
9″ x 12″
oil on wood
$350



Marcia Sewell, Rockland
Island Dreams
goache
10″ x 14″
$300



Gwen Sylvester, Rockland
Birch Point Morning
acrylic on cradled wood panel
20″ x 10″
$500



Marli Thibodeau, Rockland
Cliff Sounds
acrylic, drawing media, paper on panel
30″ x 22″ x 2″
$650



Zella Walker, Owl’s Head
Hello
watercolor
9 1/2″ x 7″
NFS



Martin Willis, Spruce Head
Social Distance
oil on gesso board
13 3/4″ x 11″
$295


If you are interested in purchasing a piece from the show, please contact KCAS Communications Manager, Anne Brown at alisab63@gmail.com. She will put you directly in touch with the artist. A portion of the artwork sales during the month of November will be donated to support the Camden Public Library.

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Camden, ME 04843 United States
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