The Eastport Gallery is at 109 Water Street in beautiful downtown Eastport. We have been a collective of local artists since 1985. Please visit us at eastportgallery.com, or on Facebook.

 

Eastport Gallery Calls for Artists for Annual Community Show

The Eastport Gallery will open for the summer season on June 5 with the annual Community Show. This year, the show will be presented both live in the gallery on Water Street and online in the virtual gallery. Artists near and far may submit work online no later than May 28, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Welcomes Back JoAnne Houlsen

The Eastport Gallery welcomes back an old friend as it looks ahead to the 2021 summer season.  JoAnne Houlsen was a gallery member for about 15 years before taking a break a few years ago; we are glad she has decided to return, filling our single member opening this … [Read More]

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Gallery Features Joan Lowden

This week’s featured Eastport Gallery artist is gallery president Joan Lowden. “My main artistic passion is music, jazz bass in particular, but I had explored visual arts in my youth and developed a renewed interest when I discovered encaustic painting several years ago.  Encaustic, (from the Greek ‘to burn’), … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Features Member Artist Lora Whelan

Lora Whelan is this week’s featured artist as the Eastport Gallery continues to celebrate spring with festive windows at 109 Water Street and a virtual Spring Show at: https://www.eastportgallery.com.Using paint, pastel and mixed media, Lora Whelan explores human perception and experience through her artworks. “I am self-taught, and find the … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Blooms—Online and In Person

The Eastport Gallery at 109 Water Street will open for the season on June 5th, “But you don’t have to wait until June,” enthused Gallery president Joan Lowden, “to appreciate the cheerful windows brightening the corner of Water and Washington Streets right now!”  The works in the windows, displayed … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery New Member Application is Open April 5-9

The 20-member Eastport Gallery cooperative has an opening for one new member. Interested artists are encouraged to apply. The gallery is a constituent member of the Eastport Arts Center. Membership includes participation in monthly seasonal shows in the Water Street gallery, year-round virtual shows, an artist page and shop … [Read More]

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Downeast Drag Queen is Latest in Studio Visit Video Series

The latest in the EAC Studio Visit  series warms viewers up in a look back at summer 2020. With Downeast Rainbow Alliance’s Pop-up Pride festival as the background, EAC Video captured Zach Smith’s transformation into drag queen Sandy River, the much-loved lead singer of Beach Trash. Inter-spliced with Beach … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Spotlights Peesh Rewak McClanahan

Gallery member Peesh Rewak McClanahan is this week’s featured artist as the Eastport Gallery winds up the final week of their online Winter Show featuring many of Peesh’s whimsical works along with works by 14 artist members.   Peesh, a member of the Gallery for 10 years, made Maine her home … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Features Member Artist Alice Chen

Eastport Gallery’s latest featured member is Alice Chen, who describes herself as a self-taught artist. She has loved to draw and paint since she was a child in Taiwan. She participated in Paint Eastport Day in 2007, sold her first painting, “Farmers Market”, and has been painting daily ever since. She has been a member of … [Read More]

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Gallery Revisits Ostrander in ‘Artist to Artist’ Video Series

Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist video series continues with a more indepth interview with member artist and one of the original founders of Eastport Gallery, Elizabeth Ostrander. In Part II Elizabeth tells us more about her life, becoming an artist and some of the events and influences that have … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Features Member Artist Helena Bosse

This week’s featured Eastport Gallery artist is Helena Bosse, specializing in landscapes in watercolor and oil. “You will see I love to paint Maine landscapes, seascapes, and floral gardens with occasional figures within them. Living in Maine most of my life has given me the opportunity to enjoy all these vistas … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Extends Heartfelt Thanks

Eastport Gallery extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the first “Hearts for the Arts” celebration a success: Participating Artists:Mary Anderson, Nia Aretakis, Sherry Ashby, Anne Black, Beverly Bley, mARTha Bloom, Helena Bosse, Manuela Brice, Treena Brunelle, Ann Cannizzaro, Joanne Carney, Alice Chen, Vittoria Chierici, Cherie Aarts Coley, Lilli … [Read More]

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Video Explores Shared Subject of ‘Hearts for the Arts’ Submissions

Eastport Gallery’s ‘Hearts for the Arts’ online exhibition, featuring 90 works by 42 artists, contains a pair of images of the same subject—wintry late afternoon views of the Tides Institute and Museum of Art (TIMA), with its traditional glowing red heart decorations in the top floor windows. Mark Macey … [Read More]

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Hearts for the Arts Exhibition Now Open

Hearts for the Arts auction is now OPEN!  Bidding closes at midnight on Valentine’s Day. Presented by the Eastport Gallery, this show features more than 90 pieces lovingly created by community members. Download the full catalog with links for easy bidding at:  www.eastportgallery.com. The event is a mid-winter answer to … [Read More]

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Hearts for the Arts Silent Auction Opens February 1

Celebrate the season of love with the Eastport Gallery, who present Hearts for the Arts February 1-14, featuring works by extended community and Eastport Gallery members. The exhibition, which will take place both online and in Eastport Gallery’s windows, “Is a beautiful reflection of talent and love for our … [Read More]

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Winter Show Opens January 21

Brighten your winter by visiting the new Winter Show at the Eastport Gallery’s virtual gallery, featuring works by 14 of the member artists.  Here is just a taste of what you will discover when you visit the online gallery at: www.eastportgallery.com.

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Eastport Gallery Presents Literary Talk with Catherine J.S. Lee

The Eastport Gallery will host a virtual literary talk with Catherine J.S. Lee exploring her fiction, haiku and haibun. The talk will be available to view online at: www.eastportgallery.com A seventh-generation Mainer, Catherine J.S. Lee lives, writes, teaches, and flower gardens near the ocean in Eastport, Maine. She has been … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Spotlights Jude Kempe

Longtime gallery member Jude Kempe is the Eastport Gallery’s featured artist this week.  Jude reflects: “The gift of being an artist for me is that I find absolutely everything in the world fascinating. The gift of being an artist has given me the ability to observe keenly, feel deeply, honor … [Read More]

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‘Hearts for the Arts’ Show Seeks Community Submissions

The Eastport Gallery invites all community artists to join the virtual Hearts for the Arts Valentine Show and online silent auction set for February 1-14. This show is being offered as the replacement fund-raising event for the gallery’s popular Paint Eastport Day, which was canceled in 2020 because of … [Read More]

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Ostrander-Kempe Tête-à-Tête Kicks Off New Video Series

This week, Eastport Gallery introduces a new video series: Artist to Artist, produced by gallery member Jude Kempe. “The series idea came about because as an artist myself I am interested in asking other artists questions,” noted Kempe. “‘Why do we make art? Why did we choose to be … [Read More]

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