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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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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.