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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: 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:

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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: 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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EAC Workshop Students Share ‘Heart-felt’ Creations

After learning a needle-felting technique at a July 2020 EAC Zoom workshop, Lauren Koss, a longtime student of wet felting, began engaging with the dry-felting in earnest in winter 2020, and also taught her 7-year-old son (also a frequenter of EAC workshops) the technique. As taught by Audra Christie, … [Read More]

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Youth Bandana Auction a Resounding Success

Eastport Gallery extends thanks to all for supporting the Eastport schools’ art program via the recent youth bandana auction. “I was sad to take down the bandana display at the gallery on Sunday, but it was time for the bandanas to go to their new homes,” said Gallery president Joan … [Read More]

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Moore, Moskol & Black Are Latest in Eastport Gallery Spotlight

Give the gift of original art from Eastport while shopping locally (and safely in your pajamas!) this holiday season. Today we spotlight three member artists whose work is featured in Eastport Gallery’s online holiday market.   Member Susan Moore got her start in photography at a very young age, “At 18 … [Read More]

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New Members’ Work Featured in Eastport Gallery Online Market

Eastport Gallery welcomed several fresh (masked!) faces in 2020 and all are represented in the gallery’s first virtual Holiday Market. Today, the gallery shines a spotlight on new members Jennifer Maffett and Amy Ray. Artist Jennifer Maffett is both new to the Eastport Gallery and new to Washington County, moving … [Read More]

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Give the Gift of Original Art from Eastport

Eastport Gallery’s Holiday Market is open online with something for everyone: greeting cards, posters, limited edition prints and small original works, all priced for gift giving, and shipping is available. Give the gift of original art from Eastport! The Eastport Gallery is a 20 member co-op, historically operated only … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery’s Online Holiday Market Opens November 20

From stocking stuffers to statement pieces, the members of the Eastport Gallery have created an online market just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Joan Lowden, gallery president, says, “Our virtual gallery has something for everyone, from greeting card sets to limited edition prints to small original works, … [Read More]

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McCurdy and Brice Warmed Crowd at Music on the Deck Season Finale

Check out the latest pop-up concert of the Eastport Gallery’s Music on the Deck series featuring: Fiddle Chick and Plucky (Denise McCurdy, violin and Colie Brice, vocals and guitar). On a crisp, cold, September afternoon, this dynamic duo kept the music lovers dancing and warm with their unique covers … [Read More]

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Moose Island House Players’ Music on the Deck Show Released

The Eastport Gallery YouTube channel has posted the final pop-up concert from the 2020 Music on Deck series. The Moose Island House Players, featuring Alice St. Clair and Ross Argir on violin, Susan Luthin on mandolin and whistle, Brandy Argir on guitar and Joan Lowden on bass ukulele, wowed … [Read More]

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‘Art in the Virtual World’ Videos Have Arrived!

The Eastport Gallery’s ‘Art in the Virtual World’ video talks have been released, and are viewable below, as well as on the gallery’s YouTube channel. ‘Art in the Virtual Part I’ featured Lauren Koss, Mark Macey, Joan Lowden and Lora Whelan speaking about their roles in Stage East’s Life … [Read More]

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Music on the Deck’s ‘Beach Trash’ Video is Up!

Eastport Gallery’s latest pop-up Music on the Deck show, presented in cahoots with the Downeast Rainbow Alliance as part of a day-long Pop-up Pride event on Saturday, September 5, was the colorful five-piece band Beach Trash. “It was a total hit!” said Gallery president Jude Kempe. “There was whole … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery’s Season Ends 9/27; Virtual Shows to Continue

Eastport Gallery has come to the end of “an all too short season,” with Sunday, September 27 as the last day to visit and see the three shows in the Water Street space. “We are sincerely grateful to our members who have volunteered to sit so that we could … [Read More]

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Gallery Mounts Season’s Final Theme Show: ‘Rebellion’

Eastport Gallery’s final theme show of the 2020 season, “Rebellion”, will open at the gallery on Friday, September 11, and run through Sunday, September 27, the gallery’s last day of the season. In conjunction with the in-person opening will be a virtual gallery page, coming soon. “We have had … [Read More]

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