A gem in the heart of Rockland

One of my favorite galleries in Rockland is Art Space, right across from the Strand Theater on Main Street.

Art Space Gallery, Rockland

Art Space Gallery, Rockland

This artist co-op is quite a gem. Owned and operated by 19 members, the gallery boasts many accomplished artists working in an exciting array of styles and mediums.

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Art Space Gallery, Rockland, Maine

Shows rotate monthly throughout the summer generally coinciding with Rockland’s first Friday art walk.

Art Space Gallery

Art Space Gallery

As you enter the gallery space, you now see the expansive size that was not visible from the street.  Every show is a engaging. the quality and variety of work is evident. Jewelry and metalwork are available as well as photography, framed and unframed works.

Jill Caldwell at Art Space Gallery

Jill Caldwell at Art Space Gallery

Make sure to stop by this Friday and meet the featured artists.

Elizabeth Blackmer can often be found in the local area at sunrise, photographing dewdrops on spiderwebs, opening flower buds, or frost appearing overnight. Her images have strong compositions and a delicate sensuality.

Ice Bridge by Elizabeth Blackmer

Ice Bridge by Elizabeth Blackmer

Slight Blue Sheen by Elizabeth Blackmer

Slight Blue Sheen by Elizabeth Blackmer

Elizabeth has a solo show running concurrently at the Keag River Gallery.

Janalee Welch uses pastels to great effect. She is drawn to sharp contrast, limited palette, and simplicity of composition.

Callas by Janalee Welch

Callas by Janalee Welch

Docks by Janalee Welch

Docks by Janalee Welch

I especially like her use of color in this painting, “Docks”.

Charlene Vanderslice is a water advocate who paints the beautiful endangered creatures who dwell beneath the waves. She contributes a large percentage of proceeds to help save the oceans. Her painting “When New Life Calls” depicts a
weary green turtle as she finds a place safe to lay her eggs. Only one in a thousand hatch-lings will live to adulthood.

When New Life Calls by Charlene Vanderslice

When New Life Calls by Charlene Vanderslice

Gallery Openings Week of June 2-8

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast  7th Anniversary Celebration  June 6th, 5-8

Art Space Gallery, Rockland  June 6th, 5-8

Boothbay Artists, Boothbay  June 6th, 5-7

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland  Ricardo Cony Etchart  June 6th, 5-8

Studio 53, Boothbay  Artist Collective  June 6th, 5-8

Maine Coast Artist Gallery, Friendship  Invitational show   June 7th, 4-7

Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro  Barbara Vanderbilt  June 7th, 5-7

New summer classes are available at 26 Split Rock Cove in South Thomaston

And don’t forget First Friday Art Walk, Rockland

 

Karen Olson

About Karen Olson

Karen Olson is an artist working in metal. Her blogs offer a global perspective, a celebration of art and culture. She 'lives like a tourist' in Midcoast Maine where she makes her home and finds inspiration for art and life in her travels. Follow her creative passion with Renuko Style at renukostyle.com and Coastal Collage, a Bangor Daily News Blog at coastalcollage.bangordailynews.com Karen's photography portfolio can be found at seeingartineverydaylife.com