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Jan-Pieter van Voorst van Beest
Jan-Pieter van Voorst van Beest

 

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

 

Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor

 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest


Dave Wade
Dave Wade


Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor

 

Susan Porter
Susan Porter

 

Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff

 

Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson

 

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly

 

Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx

 

Dan Dow
Dan Dow




 

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Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly



Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor

 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer


Dave Wade
Dave Wade


Susan Porter
Susan Porter


Dan Dow
Dan Dow


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Dan Dow
Dan Dow


Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer


Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor


Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest
Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest


Andrea van Voorst van
Andrea van Voorst van Beest


Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson

 

Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff

 

Dave Wade
Dave Wade


GROUP EXHIBIT
September 26 through November 22, 2014

AW at Engine in Biddeford, Maine





 


Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly

Dave Wade
Dave Wade

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor

Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor

Andrea Van Voorst Van Beest
Andrea Van Voorst Van Beest

Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson

Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor (detail from mural)

Victor Romanyshyn
Victor Romanyshyn

Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx

Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest
Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest

Susan Porter
Susan Porter


New AW@3ish group exhibit in Portland, ME
November 7 to November 29, 2014

Please scroll down for representative works included in this exhibit.

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Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson


Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly


Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff


Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx

Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor


Jan-Pieter van Voorst van Beest
Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest



Dave Wade
Dave Wade


Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer




Susan Porter
Susan Porter


Dan Dow
Dan Dow

 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

 

 

 

June, 2014

AW@3fish Group Exhibit
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June Exhibit 2014

Jan-Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest
Jan-Pieter van Voorst van Beest

 

Susan Porter
Susan Porter

 

Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor

 

Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson



Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

 

 

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly

 

 

Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer

 

Dave Wade
Dave Wade

 


Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

 

 

Dan Dow
Dan Dow

 

 

Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor

 

August, 2013

Addison Woolley Artists Group Exhibit at 3Fish Gallery
August 2 - 31, 2013

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Thirteen artists with thirteen unique talents displayed work ranging from digital to silver gelatin to cyanotype photographs; wood block prints; oil and gouache paintings - still life to figurative to abstract/surreal.  It was an exciting and dynamic show that flowed together beautifully with big splashes of color and the subtleties of black and white. 

 

AW at 3fish



Jan-Pieter van Voorst van Beest
Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest

 

Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer

 

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly

 

Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx

 

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

 

Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor

 

Dave Wade
Dave Wade

 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

 

Susan Porter
Susan Porter

 

Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor

 

Ruth Hudson
Diane Hudson

 

Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff

 

Dan Dow
Dan Dow

 

 

 

 

March, 2013

AW at 3fish gallery



January 4 - 25, 2013 –
Dan Dow, photographs, Diane Hudson, photographs

Diane Hudson will present Travels with Eddie and Other Surprises and Dan Dow will present Visual Whispers.  While each exhibit involves travel, their styles are very different.

Hudson's sense of joy and amusement at the business of life and the world around her is abundantly evident.  This body of work looks at a very personal and poignant journey.  As she describes it,"Travels with Eddie and Other Surprises is a glimpse into a relationship that has spanned two decades.  At the heart is a funky video of Eddie (Fitzpatrick) eating - not a pretty sight!  He had just been diagnosed with a serious cancer and I wanted a record of how ridiculous he was, so I wouldn't miss him.  Well he has survived into this, his 80th year, and we can see that he  is not only with us still - but with a vengeance.  The show also includes some peripheral photos, all taken during trips or walks with Eddie."

Dan Dow travels frequently and is never without his camera as he records, like Hudson, his sense of the world around him.  Working mostly in black and white, with an occasional subtle use of color, he looks for beauty, contrast, or the odd juxtaposition.  He often peers deep into the mysterious to bring it softly into the open.  He speaks of Visual Whispers as, "a collection of mostly small, random images obscurely connected by that thread that runs through one's mind but hardly ever sees the light of acknowledgement."


 

Dan Dow
Dan Dow


Dan Dow
Dan Dow



Dan Dow
Dan Dow


  Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson
  Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson



Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson

 


December, 2012

Something Old, Something New: Still Life Photographs
by Alan Sockloff and David Wade


December 7th - 29th, 2012

These two ever-inquisitive photographers explore the exquisite beauty of flowers in distinctly different ways--Sockloff using the blue cast of cyanotypes to create subtle, often haunting images that suggest age in many ways, while Wade's intimate portraits of flowers are intensely beautiful in their simplicity, yet require the viewer to look deeply, revealing much more.

"Underlying this series of cyanotypes," says Sockloff, "are both the respect for one of the oldest of the historical processes, and the use of the dying flower as a metaphor for the aging photographer.

"In use for 170 years," he continues, "cyanotypes represent a challenge to create works of art using a technique with serious limitations.  In my previous work, I've used silver gelatin prints to achieve great precision in representing what my eye has seen, obviously affected by my reaction to the subject.  Cyanotypes, on the other hand, represent a less refined method of creating photographic prints.  The reasons for this are many and include: rougher papers that are hand-coated to absorb the chemicals; the limited number of steps between white and dark blue; the somewhat limited control of contrast; and the grainy texture of the prints."  With this process, however, Sockloff has created a series filled with piercing, yet thoughtful emotion, where the audience feels his musings about the journeys of one's lifetime, and the age and grace of a dying flower.

Wade's photographs will be small intimate ones where the viewer will have to stand close to appreciate the detail, while two very large pieces create a powerful juxtaposition. Wade states that, "My basic premise for creating this exhibit of close-ups is to come to terms with seeing and perceiving things in a more intentional way, rather than just capturing images that casually present themselves. So, I think I chose to focus on things which may be ordinary enough, but when addressed formally with the lens on a plain background, get to speak for themselves and their intrinsic "thingness"... It's kind of cool what they reveal close-up, whether about themselves or about us.

"One of the things that was happening for me," adds this photographer who lived in Japan for twelve years, "is that I was feeling my old Japanese visual sensibilities coming out ... and a little bit of the less is more approach."

"Powerful juxtaposition" may be the operative phrase for this beautiful, thought provoking exhibit by two artists who are using their art and the art of flowers to look beyond beauty and see themselves, their vision, and the span of life and its questions.

Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff
  Dave Wade
Dave Wade
Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff
  Dave Wade
Dave Wade
Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff
  Dave Wade
Dave Wade

 

October 5th – 27th

Ronnie Wilson, paintings


"Wilson's richly textured paintings spring from her imagination, alive with brilliant color.  They tell a personal story of her spirituality, deep sensuality, wit, and her sense of the mystical.  The viewer takes a journey with her while spending an intimate moment with each painting."

Ruth Sylmor, photographs

“ Paris Walls – re/con/figured ”, Ruth Sylmor’s silver prints at Addison Woolley, bear witness to the present time and our society. From merely evocative images to active figures stalking the stage of the photographer’s “invented” Paris, they draw us into photographic space to observe, question, and play. Equally inspirational to the passer-by and equally unreal, this is a Paris of the imagination. Sylmor’s city of poetic dreams.

Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor

Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor


  Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor

Ronnie Wilson
Ronnie Wilson

Ronnie Wilson
Ronnie Wilson
  Ronnie Wilson
Ronnie Wilson


Ronnie Wilson
Ronnie Wilson

 

September 7th – 29th.

Andrea van Voorst van Beest, a Peregrine Press printmaker - Gouache Paintings and Intaglio Prints

Jim Kelly, mixed media. 

 

The exhibit at Addison Woolley for this September, one of the best months of the season, will certainly continue the warmth and soft breezes of summer, as well as the vibrant color and energy of life outdoors and on the city's streets and sidewalks. 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest describes her paintings, "The Gouache paintings were done on-site, mostly on the East Coast.  Gouache is a versatile medium which enables the artist to achieve the light, fresh quality of water-color and the richness of oil or acrylic."  And that they do!  A Peregine Press printer, she speaks also of her always observant and often whimsical prints, "Most of the Intaglio prints are drypoints using an alternative material, replacing the metal plate.  With this approach the artist achieves rich and varying tonal values without using acid to bite the plate."

Jim Kelly's large, often abstract works are filled with the brilliant colors of Florida and Maine's blue skies, juxtaposed with a wry street wise grittiness.  "The work for this show," he states, "explores the edges of painting and image making - the tensions, the fusions.  Certainly there is a serious nod to absurdist trompe l'oeil as well as a big thank to street art everywhere."  He gives us edgy color, graphic lines, off beat images in a "twisted appropriation with lyrical structures in down home vernacular."  Audiences will be intrigued to find the photographs lurking in these works.

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
 



Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly

 

 

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly

 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

 

  Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

 

August 3 - September 1, 2012

 

August will be a little different at Addison Woolley .... no photographs!  In Arboretum, Jane Banquer works a singular theme with mutiple interpretations.  Like sculptural forms against the ether, her sensuous woodcuts and paintings of trees are filled with music and motion.  The patterns of intertwining branches, abstract at times,are simply stunning in their beauty.  Banquer is a true master of many mediums. Ink & Pixel by Ed Zelinsky is a riot of color and shapes in drawings, prints and video.  The prints are stills from the 45 minute video of his ipad drawings that invites the viewer to watch as each aspect of each image takes shape, continually morphing into the next brilliant surprise.  Set to the music of Bela Bartok, the video will be running continuously on the ceiling of the gallery.  Ink & Pixel, filled with humor, irony, and an occasional bit of pathos, gives us a peek into the mind of a man who is completely in love with life and the wildly wonderful world around him. 

Ink & Pixel - Ed Zelinsky
Arboretum - Jane Banquer

Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer

 

Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer

 

Ed Zelinsky
Ed Zelinsky

 

July 6 – 28, 2012

Karen Bushold, photographs
Susan Porter, silver gelatin photographs. 

The July exhibit at Addison Woolley Gallery is City Limit, photographs by Karen Bushold and Susan Porter.

Bushold has a delicious eye for peering through a city to see and show us detail most of us would never see. Her brilliant observations and vibrant colors reveal juxtapositions that challenge our own vision.  She seeks materials that diffuse or distort objects and views - cellophane, plastic, plexiglass, plate glass -to show us the unusual in a variety of colorful cities across the U.S.

Porter takes a somewhat ironic look at Buffalo, New York, a city where she lives during part of the year as a non-native.  She sees the humor, quirkiness and rust-belt weariness of a proud city.  There are also the sweet moments when the sun breaks through omnipresent clouds to reveal the soft beauty of the architecure and detail that provide a window into the grandeur that was once the city's identity.

City Limit
Photographs
Karen Bushold and Susan Porter

July 6 - 28, 2012
Opening Reception - Friday, July 6, 5 - 8 p.m.

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold
  Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

 

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

 

 

Susan Porter
Susan Porter


   

 


June 1 - 30, 2012

Opening Reception, Friday, June 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Todd Watts, "Are We Not Men: Studies for a Frieze, Silhouettes, 1994." Internationally acclaimed photographer, who moved to Maine from New York City, will exhibit a selection of early very large photographs. 

Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, "Figuration" Peregrine Press printmaker, who also paints in oil, draws and works in encaustic.  Will exhibit prints. 

 

Jeanne O'Toole Hayman
Jeanne O'Toole Hayman

Jeanne O'Toole Hayman
Jeanne O'Toole Hayman

  Jeanne O'Toole Hayman
Jeanne O'Toole Hayman


Todd Watts
Todd Watts

 
Todd Watts
Todd Watts


Todd Watts
Todd Watts

 
Todd Watts
Todd Watts

 


May 4th – 26th, 2012.

Opening Reception, Friday May 4th, 5 - 8 p.m.

"The Secrets That Objects Share"

Victor Romanyshyn, photographs
Fran Vita-Taylor, still life photographs



In May Addison Woolley will visit the world of still life photography with The Secrets that Objects Share.   Fran Vita-Taylor and Victor Romanyshyn will each present new bodies of work that show their unique and vastly different visions of the subject.  Romanyshyn's spare and simple compositions are less about the objects themselves than they are an exploration of the play of light upon them.   They are lit only by the natural light of his studio window at different times of day.

Vita-Taylor creates assemblages containing household objects and bits of plants from her garden, some withered and some fresh.  Her work might examine a personal series of emotions or events in her life, or a philosophical train of thought.  Each photograph has its own story to tell.



Fran Vita-Taylor

 
Fran Vita-Taylor

Fran Vita-Taylor   Fran Vita-Taylor


Victor Romanyshyn
Victor Romanyshyn
     

 

April 6th - 28th, 2012

In & Out of Abstraction
Brad Maushart, Robert Moran, Richard Veit, Mary Woodman
Curated by Susan Porter

Opening reception - Friday, April 6th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Artists' Talk - Saturday, April 14th, 2:00 p.m.


After a whirlwind winter of blockbuster shows curated by CMCA curator emeritus, Bruce Brown, gallery founder Susan Porter returns to present In & Out of Abstraction.  Opening with a First Friday reception on April 6th from 5 - 8 p.m. this exhibit features the work of four photagraphers: Brad Maushart, Robert Moran, Richard Veit and Mary Woodman.  Maushart, widely known throughout Maine not only for his photographs, but drawings and paintings as well, also operates the F-8 Gallery in Kennebunkport.  His color abstractions defy the viewer to immediately recognize the unmanipulated objects that comprise his compositions.  Veit's bold structural abstractions reveal the power of black and white to show us form and light often not recognized in our daily meanderings.  Some may remember his widely admired photographs in last year's biennial at the Portland Museum of Art.  Woodman whose award winning photographs have been featured in Color Magazine and other photographic publications gives us a Van Gogh-like view of the ocean that tickles the eye and the imagination, while Moran's hyper-real still life photographs of objects he calls 20th century relics amuse and stimulate memories of the roles these objects may have played in our lives.  Some of the artists will discuss their work in an Artists' Talk on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. 

Brad Maushart
Brad Maushart
  Brad Maushart
Brad Maushart
Brad Maushart
Brad Maushart
  Brad Maushart
Brad Maushart
Robert Moran
Robert Moran
 

Robert Moran
Robert Moran


Robert Moran
Robert Moran
 

Robert Moran
Robert Moran


Richard Veit
Richard Veit


  Richard Veit
Richard Veit
Richard Veit
Richard Veit
 

Richard Veit
Richard Veit


Mary Woodman
Mary Woodman
 

Mary Woodman
Mary Woodman


Mary Woodman
Mary Woodman

 

 

March 1 - April 1, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday, March 1, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Gallery will also be open First Friday from noon to 8 p.m.

Mat Thorne and Sally Dennison


"Portraits"

Portland newcomers Sally Dennison and Mat Thorne will present their distinctive photographs titled simply "Portraits" at the Addison Woolley Gallery in a public reception on Thursday, March 1 from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition, guest curated by Bruce Brown, will also be open during Portland's popular First Friday Art Walk on March 2 from noon to 8 pm. Their exhibition continues through Sunday, April 1.

Dennison begins by photographing herself but then relies on the digital realm to recreate new characters that reference someone other than her real self.  Within the concept of digital truth, Dennison explores the body's evolution in digital representation.

Thorne turns to the history of American cinema and popular culture for his series of recent images called "Mortals."  While his portraits are easily recognizable as archetypal astronauts, cowboys, or athletes, for examples, his layering of alternating strips of images reflects his own attitude wherein the familiar figures become more alien and anonymous, embodying false and artificial ideals.

Dennison studied photography at Haverford College and received an MFA in photography from Parsons The New School for Design in 2010.  In the past two years she has participated in 16 solo and group shows from Guatemala to Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and her native New York City.  West Virginia native Thorne, an accomplished book designer who conducts workshops at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport and twice recently in Norway, exhibited within the past two years in "Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later" at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), "Capture: 50 Photographic Artists" at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, and "The View Project," a book and traveling photography exhibition curated by Joyce Tenneson and will be featured in the upcoming book, "Maine Art New" by Edgar Beem.  Both Dennison and Thorne are showing at Addison Woolley courtesy of Asymmetric Arts in Rockland where they have exhibited prominently.



Sally Dennison
Sally Dennison
        Mat Thorne
Mat Thorne
     

 

February 2 - 26, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday, February 2, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Gallery will also be open First Friday from noon to 8 p.m.

"Artifacts & Particles"  

Portland Photographers
Caleb Charland and Peter Gruner Shellenberger

"Artifacts & Particles," features the inventive and exploratory photographic work of Caleb Charland and Peter Gruner Shellenberger. While both artists feature several distinctive individual works of their own, they also offer a large and significant collaborative installation of silver gelatin photographs.

The two met less than two years ago when Charland, a young Bangor native with a burgeoning international career, came to the Maine College of Art as an artist in residence. He and Shellenberger, a faculty member since 2001, realized that their instincts for breaking new ground and alternative ways of creating photographs were similar in many ways. Both look to unusual materials and techniques to create the content of their work. Understanding that photography literally means writing with light, Charland, for example, may place a sparkler in a metronome. As the the cinders fly through time and space, he intervenes by blocking the camera's lens in rhythm to such classic tunes as "When the Levee Breaks" to create broken beats of light. Shellenberger often prefers using uranium (radiation and not light) as his mode for exposing light sensitive material for up to 45 days. 

For their first collaboration presented here, both artists created a significant number of 8" x 10" silver gelatin prints in their respective studios at MECA, then swapped their initial efforts for the other to alter however he wished. Shellenberger reports, "This process of sharing ideas has delighted us both. No matter what we may do, we have been surprised by how light goes its own way. Somehow, our pushing light sets it free.

Charland and Shellenberger will discuss their work at the Addison Woolley Gallery in a free public talk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. Snow date will be rescheduled for February 26, the final day of the exhibition.


Peter Gruner Shellenberger
Peter Gruner Shellenberger,
"Room Five Motel Six"


Peter Gruner Shellenberger
Peter Gruner Shellenberger,
"#3 (more than a feeling)"
  Peter Gruner Shellenberger
Peter Gruner Shellenberger,
"Autoradiograph Five"
(uranium/radiation exposure forty-five days)

Caleb Charland
Caleb Charland,
"Phosphorus and Fishbowl"



Caleb Charland
Caleb Charland,
"Light Sphere With My Right Arm
and Cigarette Lighter"
  Caleb Charland
Caleb Charland,
"Breakbeat with Sparkler in Metronome (When the Levee Breaks)"


 




January 5 - 29, 2012
Group Exhibit of Photography

The Gallery will be open
Thursday - Sunday, 12 - 5, January through March.  Return to regular hours in April.

"Maine Photographers: Eyes on Asia"
Images from China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Viet Nam and Thailand, featuring 8 Maine photographers, and curated by Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown, Brendan Bullock, Corliss Chastain, Jon Edwards, Barbara Goodbody,
James Marshall, Matthew Smolinsky, and Prairie Stuart-Wolff

 

Jon Edwards
Jon Edwards

 


Prairie Stuart-Wolff
Prairie Stuart-Wolff

 

     Matthew Smolinsky
Matthew Smolinsky



Bruce Brown
Bruce Brown

 

  James Marshall
James Marshall

Corliss Chastain
Corliss Chastain
  Corliss Chastain
Corliss Chastain


Brendan Bullock
Brendan Bullock

 

Barbara Goodbody
Barbara Goodbody
     

 


DECEMBER 2 -31, 2011

Jane Banquer
Paintings and Prints

Diane Hudson
Photographs

Jane Banquer & Diane Hudson



Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson



Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson
 

Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson


Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson



Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer


Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer
  Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer


Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer
 
 







NOVEMBER 4 - 26, 2011

Holly Meade, at Work and Play”

Guest-Curated by Jon Edwards

Opening reception - November 4th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Gallery hours - Thursday through Saturday, 12 - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Please note schedule change for November - no Wednesday hours.

Holly Meade, who lives and works in Sedgwick, was recently featured in Maine Home and Design, with Dahlov Ipcar and Holly Berry (http://www.mainehomedesign.com/the-canvas/1686-beasts-of-print.html).  Meade is well known for her imaginative and magical animal images and children’s books, but the Addison Woolley exhibition, entitled “at Work and Play” will instead feature her human figurative images of ice cutting, farming, and logging, as well as swimming, skating and jump roping. 

Meade earned a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978, and began printing from woodblocks ten years ago after working with printmaker Hester Stinnett at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle.  Several of Meade’s prints are in the collection of the Portland Museum of Art.  She has illustrated more than thirty children’s books, and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation has awarded her two residencies on Great Cranberry Island.

Meade describes her artistic inspiration as “the desire to uncover the life beneath our lives, that dimension of spiritual integrity that I believe lives in each of us—an uncovering that will never end and never really uncover.”  Most of her images are centered on a single activity, scene or theme, but she will, for instance, leave traces of the block carving process to add texture, intentionally let the image roam outside the frame, or combine words and images to create pieces that are vibrant.  Her work is strong and bold; her compositions animated and fluid.

Each of Meade’s prints begins with a drawing that she transfers in reverse onto a woodblock. Areas that the she does not want to print are carved away. To produce the print, the block is rolled with ink, a piece of paper is placed over it, and pressure is applied by hand or through a printing press to transfer the image. Once the edition is produced, Meade scars each block so that no more prints can be made, an ancient Japanese tradition followed by many modern printmakers.  The Artist uses oil-based inks, and prints primarily on handmade Japanese papers made of fibers from mulberry trees. Meade uses both wood and linoleum blocks, and in some prints she combines both.  In most cases, she uses fine-grained plywood from Japan for her blocks, but she has also been known to use old pastry and ironing boards, or old wood planks.

Holly Meade
Holly Meade


Holly Meade
Holly Meade

 


OCTOBER 7 - 29, 2011

THREE PERSON EXHIBIT

Alan Sockloff
Photographs

Norm Proulx
Paintings

Beth Mitchell
Photographs

In his The Shape of Water, silver gelatin photographs, Sockloff explores the random processes of nature's precious resource, water.  He looks for patterns & texture; its tremendous force and its power to soothe.  One can almost hear the sounds of a water fall, a trickling brook ...

Norm Proulx explores the play of light through windows, on objects in a still life, on surfaces.  In his paintings a pear can become animated, expressing emotions and sensuality; a flower appears to dance.

Our special guest, Bethany Mitchell, explores her world with a palpable sense of joy. 
She works in a variety of techniques to create photographs which exude her wonder and excitement, her unique perspective, as she travels around the globe
or just along highway 295.

Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff





Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx


Beth Mitchell
Beth Mitchell


 

SEPTEMBER 2 - OCTOBER 1, 2011

TWO PERSON EXHIBIT

Ruth Sylmor & Rhonda Wilson



The September exhibit at Addison Woolley is "seductive/Concert" -  photographs by Ruth Sylmor and paintings by Ronnie Wilson.  Sylmor's silver gelatin photographs of Parisian street art capture the spirit of a city that has long been a leader in art movements.  The spray paint, stencils, stickers and paper designs leave the usual graffiti "tags" in the dust.  Beyond graffiti, these works of art are playful, clever, ironic, subversive ... and form "one of the most significant art movements of the 21st century," says Sylmor.  She adds that, " Its attraction lies in the fact that it is one of the most democratic forms of visual art - there is a conscious rejection of the safety net of critical censorship or gallery authority.  Instead, the public is engaged with artists' work throughout the routine of their daily lives, and it is up to them to conclude which side of the line this kind of work treads - is it grafitti, a public menace and an eyesore, or is it a work of art that has a right to be displayed wherever the artist chooses?"

The eroticism and bold strokes of Wilson's paintings are a brilliant complement to the Parisian street art.  At turns mystical, spiritual and curious they are alive with color - the abstracted, daring brush work grows out the deep fire of Wilson's imagination.  She states, "I made paintings that I hope talk - they spoke to me while I was making them.  I contemplated their words while I worked, I had a conversation with each of them.  I hope they speak of things we talked about to others ... that would make me happy."

There was an Artists' Talk at the gallery  on Thursday September 15th at 6:00 p.m.

 


Ruth Sylmor - Photographs


Paris Street Art
"Paris street art is illegally made on porous city walls, and in the beginning was
completely subversive . . . Now (30+ years later) the pioneer artists, sensing
a way to make money, have published books, and made their entry into the museums."



Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor


               Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor
  Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor



Rhonda Wilson - Paintings




Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson


  Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson


  Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson


Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson



  Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson


Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson



  Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson
  Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson

 

AUGUST 5 - 22, 2011

TWO PERSON EXHIBIT

The August exhibit at Addison Woolley Gallery featured Victor Romanyshyn - On Coffee, with writings by John Wetterau and Jeanne O'Toole Hayman - New Work.   Jeanne's landscape paintings border on the abstract with thick brushstrokes and elegant use of color.  Victor's still life photographs explore the accoutrements of coffee drinking, accompanied by the written musings of John Wetterau.  The coffee collaboration is the subject of an upcoming book.

Victor Romanyshyn - On Coffee, with writings by John Wetterau
Jeanne O'Toole Hayman - New Work

Victor Romanyshyn
Victor Romanyshyn
 
Jeanne O'Toole Hayman
Jeanne O'Toole Hayman




JULY 1 - 30, 2011

TWO PERSON EXHIBIT

Dan Dow
Photographs

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Etchings and Intaglio prints

Dan Dow
Dan Dow
           Dan Dow
Dan Dow


Dan Dow
Dan Dow


Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

Andrea van  Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest


Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

 




JUNE 3 - 25, 2011

TWO PERSON EXHIBIT

"Digital Detour Ahead"

Dave Wade
Photography

Jim Kelly
Mixed Media





Dave Wade
Dave Wade

             


Dave Wade
Dave Wade

Dave Wade
Dave Wade


  Dave Wade
Dave Wade



Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
 


Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly



Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
 

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly


MAY 6 - 28, 2011

TWO PERSON EXHIBIT

Fran Vita-Taylor
"EPHEMERAL NATURE"

Large-scale still life photographs (34" x 22 3/4")

Darrell Taylor
"SURREALLEGORIES: THREE FROM 2010"

Photocollage Murals, 2' x 9' print size


Don't miss Philip Isaacson's powerful endorsement of these works in
the "Audience" section of the Maine Sunday Telegram (5/15/11)

 


Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor
"From Meditations, Book 6-37, Marcus Aurelius,
Emperor of Rome, 161-180 A.D."



             

Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor
"From Meditations, Book 5-23, Marcus Aurelius,
Emperor of Rome, 161-180 A.D."



Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor, Detail from "The Transfiguration, Assumption, and Apotheosis of
High-End Luxury Consumables
" (2010)
Photocollage Mural, 24" x 108"



   
Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor, "Big Gallery Séance: chacun à son goût" (2010)
Photocollage mural, 24" X 108"



Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor, "Fauxtographie Factory Farm" (2010)
Photocollage Mural, 24" x 108"

To explore these mural images using zoom software online, click HERE


 


"APRIL FOOLS!"
APRIL 1 - 30, 2011


Please join us in a high spirited celebration of all things spring for the opening of a light-hearted exhibit that features photographs, paintings and mixed media by Addison Woolley artists and guests; Denise Froehlich, Rene Braun and introducing Amy Hagberg. 

Addison Woolley artists include; Alan Sockloff, Andrea van Voorst van Beest, Arunas Bukauskas, Dan Dow, David Wade, Diane Hudson, Fran Vita-Taylor, Jane Banquer, Jeanne O'Toole Hayman, Jim Kelly, Karen Bushold, Norm Proulx, Ronnie Wilson and Ruth Sylmor.

The folk, jazz, blues sounds of Ronda Dale and Kevin Attra will keep the magic and joy flowing throughout the evening!

 



Ronnie Wilson
Ronnie Wilson



             
Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson




   
Dave Wade

Dave Wade

Alan Sockloff
Alan Sockloff
  Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx
Dan Dow
Dan Dow
  Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor
Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor
  Amy Hagberg
Amy Hagberg

"Journey to the Interior"

Paintings and drawings by Bob Nason
March 4 - 26, 2011
First Friday Opening, March 4, 5:00 - 8:00pm

From Jon Edwards:

Bob Nason is an eighty-seven year old painter who works out of his Portland studio at Running with Scissors in the Bayside neighborhood. I will be showing his work in an exhibition that will run during the month of March at Addison Woolley Gallery. I am Addison Woolley gallery landlord, with my studio (Fox Street Studio) in the basement. I will occasionally be presenting work of other artists, two or three times a year in the Addison Woolley gallery space. This is the first of such exhibits. I will be showing Holly Meade's new work in November, and working on selections from Tim Whelan's photography collection and a group show of Munjoy Hill.


Bob Nason   Bob Nason


Bob Nason
  Bob Nason

Bob Nason


February 4 - 28, 2011

"Quartet"

Three photographers and one sculptor – Arunas Bukauskas, Barbara Goodbody, Melonie Bennett, and Susan Bennett

Barbara Goodbody’s abstract photographs of sunrises over Penobscot Bay and Newgrange, Ireland, reminiscent of the painterly style of Georgia O’Keefe, dazzle with color and celebrate the Earth’s daily re-awakening; while Arunas Bukauskas and Melonie Bennett give us insights into the human heart and spirit in their sensuous, poignant and quirky black and white portraits.  Susan Bennett’s stainless steel sculptures round out the exhibit with a rich and voluptuous third dimension - the bright textured and polished steel of the pieces complementing the silver tones of the portraits.

Each of these artists brings an impressive list of accomplishments, exhibit histories and accolades to the walls of Addison Woolley Gallery and we are indeed proud to show their work during the month of February.

The February exhibit, "Quartet" got a rave review from Philip Isaacson in the "Audience" section of the Portland Sunday Telegram, published 2/20/2011.







Arunas Bukauskas
Arunas Bukauskas






        

Arunas Bukauskas
Arunas Bukauskas



Arunas Bukauskas
Arunas Bukauskas




   

Melonie Bennett
Melonie Bennett








 

Melonie Bennett
Melonie Bennett

 

 





Melonie Bennett
Melonie Bennett





 
Melonie Bennett
Melonie Bennett



Melonie Bennett
Melonie Bennett



 



Melonie Bennett
Melonie Bennett




Barbara Goodbody
Barbara Goodbody
  Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

 

Barbara Goodbody
Barbara Goodbody




Barbara Goodbody
Barbara Goodbody


 

There was no January exhibit, 2011


December 3-23, 2010
"Addison Woolley & Friends
"

Alan Sockloff, Andrea van Voorst van Beest,
Arunas Bukauskas, Dan Dow, Darrell Taylor,
Dave Wade, Diane Hudson, Doug Bruns,
Fran Vita-Taylor, Jane Banquer,
Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, Jim Kelly, Karen Bushold, Norm Proulx,
Ronnie Wilson, Ruth Sylmor
And Friends – Brad Maushart, C. C. Church,
Lesley MacVane, John Kelley & Susan Bennett


(207) 450-8499

Snapshots from First Friday AW Opening, December 3, 2010



Ruth Sylmor
Ruth Sylmor, "French Kiss"



 
Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor, "Rodin Representations," (Paris, 1988)
Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor, "Pinhole Pier," (Portland, 1989)
   
Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor, "Pinhole Promenade," (Portland, 1989)



Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor, "Milkweed and Ginkgo Leaves" (34" x 23")
 
Doug Bruns
Doug Bruns, "Bus Stop, Bangkok"


Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer
 


Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer


Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx
 

Ronnie Wilson
Ronnie Wilson, "Adornment"


Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx
 

Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest, "Hodgdon Road"
Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson
 
Dan Dow
Dan Dow, "Road to the Black Fort"




Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson, "Children's Carousel Chicago Zoo," from "My Chicago"


 
Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson, "Chinatown Parade," from "My Chicago"


John Kelley
John G. Kelley, "Back Cove Channel"


November 4 - November 27


Joint Exhibit
Diane Hudson - Photographs
Jane Banquer - Coastal Suites

Wit, drama and color will exemplify visions in mixed media for the month of November at Addison Woolley Gallery.  An accomplished artist who works in several mediums, Jane Banquer explores the dramatic and sweeping character of the Maine coast in her "Coastal Suites: Casco Bay, Popham and Monhegan".  Each brilliantly executed suite is a series of multiple views and treatments in Solar Plate Etchings, Woodcuts, and Oil Paintings, rich in texture and detail.

Diane Hudson celebrates color and her love of life in photographs that display her keen observations of people and situations with humor, warmth and clarity.  They exude her own sense of joy and that of others.  Her excitement about the process of making photographs is palpable; from the moment of capturing something that speaks to her heart, to the actual making of a print and bringing that moment into history and permanence.


Snapshots Slideshow of Thursday Opening

 

Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson, "Mom at Home"

 




Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson

 

 

Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson

Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson
    Diane Hudson
Diane Hudson
 

Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer, Casco Bay Suite, "Island Afternoon,"
solar plate etching

 






Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer, Deer Isle Suite, "Listening Under the Stairs," woodcut


Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer, Monhegan Suite,
"Gemini Cottage," oil on canvas
 

Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer, Popham Suite, "Coastal Curve,"
color reduction woodcut


Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer, Popham Suite, "Behind the Dunes," oil on canvas

 

September 30 - October 30, 2010


Joint Exhibit
Dan Dow Photography: "How Long is Yesterday: Images of Ireland"
Andrea van Voorst van Beest: "Oil Paintings - New Work"

 

The month of October at Addison Woolley Gallery featured two shows in one exhibit with HowLong is Yesterday? Photographs of Ireland by Dan Dow; and Oil Paintings – New Work by Andrea van Voorst van Beest.  As two distinctly different artists, both see stories in the scenes and situations they render into art.  Dan’s discerning eye delves into the myths, mysteries and romance of ancient Ireland; while Andrea explores the world around her and re-creates her own version of it in paint, with a style that holds a glimmer of Gauguin.

Dan worked as a darkroom, silver gelatin photographer for forty years.  He made the transition to working digitally in recent years and feels that he couldn’t do the work he does now without the wet darkroom experience. He brings the subtlety, structure, light and shadow of the black and white technique into his color images, not unlike Harry Callahan, a photographer who has had an influence on Dan’s work.  He also holds what he calls the humble belief that, “While the photography world as I know it contains many photographers with enormous talent and enviable numbers of disciples – there was Paul Strand and everything after that is just details.”

Andrea’s many talents lie in printmaking (she is a member of The Peregrine Press), drawing, etching, and painting.  She paints in oil, gouache, or watercolor.  Her extensive education includes a degree from Pratt Institute and her widely exhibited work is in the collections of The Portland Museum of Art, Art Gallery at the University of New England, New York Public Library Print Collection, Bowdoin College, and Colby College.




Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

A van Beest          A van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest

A van Beest          A van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest


Dan Dow
Dan Dow
Dan Dow          Dan Dow
Dan Dow


Dan Dow          Dan Dow
Dan Dow

 


SEPTEMBER 2 - 25, 2010

"Intersections"

Mixed Media by Jim Kelly
Photography by Karen Bushold

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
       Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
  Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold
  Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold

Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold
Karen Bushold



 


AUGUST, 2010


Solo Exhibit
Oil Paintings by Jeanne O'Toole Hayman

"Atmospherics"


Thursday, August 5 - Saturday, August 28

Jeanne O'Toole Hayman
Jeanne O'Toole Hayman, "From Peaks"



July, 2010

"Inaugural"

July 1 - 31
Photographs, paintings, mixed media


Scenes from the Gallery on Gala Opening Night, Thursday, July 1



Featured Artist:
Photographer Alan Sockloff

Special Guest Photographer:
Jon Edwards



This exhibit also showcased work by the
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS of Addison Woolley Gallery:

Jane Banquer, Doug Bruns, Arunas Bukauskas, Karen Bushold, Dan Dow, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, Diane Hudson,
Jim Kelly, Susan Porter, Norm Proulx, Ruth Sylmor, Darrell Taylor, Andrea van Voorst van Beest,
Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Fran Vita-Taylor, David Wade, and Ronnie Wilson





Alan Sockloff

Alan Sockloff, "Crushed Bale #32,
Uncle David's (& Bruce's) Scrapyard"



 

Alan Sockloff

Alan Sockloff, "Crushed Bale #80,
Uncle David's (& Bruce's) Scrapyard"
Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards, "First Bikini"
  Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards, "Locker Room"
Doug Bruns

Doug Bruns, "Girl on the Ferry"
Ruth Sylmor

Ruth Sylmor, "Venezia" (2006)
  Diane Hudson

Diane Hudson, "Munjoy Hill, 2007: A View Now Gone"


Darrell Taylor

Darrell Taylor, "Big Touristic France (La France Gonflée),"   Photocollage, 20" x 46"
Explore using online zoom software. List of embedded French masterworks.

Ronnie Wilson

Ronnie Wilson, "Split," Oil on canvas,
20" x 32"
  Dave Wade

Dave Wade, "Phantom Phippsburg," 16" x 20"
Susan Porter

Susan Porter, "Pick Your Own Strawberries - Maxwell's Farm," framed, 16" x 20"
  Dan Dow
Dan Dow, "North Atlantic,"
unframed, 20" x 30"

 




 
June, 2010

June 4 - 11, 2010


Solo show by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest

"Slices of Time"
Documenting the Random Moments in Life



 

Untitled, Prague


Bar Girls, Sosua, D.R.

 

Hand, San Miguel
Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest
May, 2010


"New Eyes for Nature's Work"

                                          Two-Person Exhibit May 7 - 14, 2010

Fran Vita-Taylor - Large-scale (34" x 23") still-life photographs
--some associated with poems


Dave Wade - Photographs of sand patterns made at various coastal locations.


Fran Vita-Taylor and Dave Wade



April, 2010

 

"New Work for a New Season"
April 2 - 9,2010

Works by Victor Romanyshyn, Diane Hudson, Alan Sockloff, Andrea van Voorst van Beest, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Norm Proulx, Jane Banquer, Arunas Bukauskas, Darrell Taylor, Dave Wade, Dan Dow, & Ronnie Wilson

ASockloff Alan Sockloff
DHudson
Diane Hudson
Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer
ASockloff
Alan Sockloff


Darrell Taylor

Darrell Taylor - Polis Amerikanos (24" x 144") - Statement
Explore Big Pictures online using zoom software
March, 2010


March 5 - 12, 2010

Places in our Memories

Arunas Bukauskas – Photographs
Black and white photographs made on Munjoy Hill, Portland

Norm Proulx – Paintings
Paintings of mills

 



Norm Proulx
Norm Proulx

SPECIAL EVENT!

Ghana: An African Portrait Revisited

Photographs by
Peter E. Randall, Nancy Grace Horton, Barbara Bickford, Gary Samson, Charter Weeks, and Tim Gaudreau

March 5 – 26, 2010

February, 2010

February 5 - 12, 2010

A solo exhibit, Victor Romanyshyn: Unframed, opened with a First Friday reception from 5 - 8 p.m. and ran through Friday, February 12th. 



Victor Romanyshyn - "Still Life with Lemons"

Victor Romanyshyn - "Still Life with Lemons"
 
January, 2010

The studio was closed for January, 2010.

December, 2009


December 4 - 11, 2009 

              ARTFUL GIFTS!           

A selection of photographs, prints, paintings, and more, reasonably priced for holiday gift giving.  Addison Woolley artists were joined by guests, The Peregrine Press and studio artists of the Bakery Building, in this eclectic exhibit.  And, for First Friday, the Bakery Building celebrated the season along with Addison Woolley.  There were open artists' studios, including the Peregrine Press, for a festive First Friday Art Walk destination. 


November, 2009
November 6 - 13, 2009

The Elements Series: Earth, a major solo exhibit, featuring the Death Valley photographs of Peaks Island photographer, Dan Dow.


October, 2009

October 2 - 9, 2009

The Elements Series - Water. Water themed images, open to artist interpretation, will be shown in photographs and other media.  Guest photograpers, Alan Sockloff, Jim O'Reilly and Steven Jones will be joined by Addison Woolley Associated Artists in this moving, sensual, intriguing examination of the subject. 

The exhibit opens with a First Friday reception from 5 - 8 p.m on October 2nd, and will remain on view each day of the following week through Friday, October 9th. 

Gallery hours 1:15 - 5:00 p.m. each day including Saturday and Sunday
September, 2009


Sept. 4 - 11, 2009
No exhibit.


August, 2009
August 7 - 14, 2009

"New Neighbors and Old Friends".  The artists with studios in the Bakery Building and the Peregrine Press (new neighbors) joined a number of Addison Woolley Associated Artists in a group show of great diversity and quality.


July, 2009
July, 2009

"Addison Woolley Redux".
Our inaugural exhibit at Studio 203A assembled a distinguished group show of photography and paintings by several Addison Woolley associated and guest artists: Rene Braun, Bruce Brown, Arunas Bukauskas, Karen Bushold, Dan Dow, Arthur Fink, Jim Kelly, Susan Porter, Victor Romanyshyn, Ruth Sylmor, Fran Vita-Taylor, Andrea and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, and David Wade.



 
GALLERY OF PAST EXHIBITS
Images from 2009 Exhibits


       
Dunes-Stovepipe Wells
Dan Dow
Moonset - Death Valley
Dan Dow
Zabriskie Point
Dan Dow
Dunes-Stovepipe Wells
Dan Dow
Bruce Brown
Bruce Brown
Victor Romanyshyn
Victor Romanyshyn
Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor
Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest
Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest.
Jane Banquer
Jane Banquer
Dave Wade
Dave Wade
Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Andrea van Voorst van Beest
Fran Vita-Taylor
Fran Vita-Taylor

 

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