Past Show

SHOW UPDATE: The “Giving Thanks” show has been extended through to the end of the year.

Camden Falls Gallery in partnership with United Mid-Coast Charities (UMCC) will hold both a special seasonal show and a silent auction to benefit local non-profit charities in Knox and Waldo Counties.

Please join us at our new location, 5 Public Landing, between the Public and Bayview Landings, Saturday, November 13th from 5-7 pm for an opening reception.

The Camden Falls Gallery is pleased to have the opportunity to give back to the local community that has ardently supported it. From its inception by the waterfall, in 2000, to its vibrant new home on the Public Landing, art lovers all along the mid-coast have responded to the mix of established and “up and coming” talent on display.

Our new show, Giving Thanks, will run from the grand opening on Nov. 13th through Dec. 31st.  Gallery artists will donate 10% of their profits on the sale of each piece to United Mid-Coast Charities. In addition, four of our longtime artists, John Schmidtberger, Janis Sanders,Aline Ordman, and Judith Schuppien have all donated original oil paintings to a silent auction which will be accepting bids through the 20th of December. The entire amount of the winning bids will be donated to United Mid-Coast Charities.

United Mid-Coast Charities was founded in 1942 as an entirely volunteer run organization and has remained so for 69 years, continuing to support 50 non-profit agencies throughout Knox and Waldo counties. The goal of U.M.C.C has always been to provide support to those agencies which offer the greatest possible benefit to those mid-coast residents in the most need.  Almost half of all agencies awarded funds serve local children and youth, the remaining donations go towards community service, education, and medical organizations. Each member of the U.M.C.C Board of Directors visits the recipient groups, strengthening communication, contact, and support, in an ongoing effort to understand and better serve their needs.

The four donated paintings in the silent auction typify the technical mastery and expressiveness of Camden Falls’ gallery of artists.

The four silent auction paintings will be on display in the lobby of Camden National Bank, Elm Street, Camden, weekdays for the month of December and at the gallery on weekends. There will be a bidding sheet at both locations, and an updated tally available at www.camdenfallsgallery.com.

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a beautiful piece of art while giving back to the community and those who maybe less fortunate.

Gallery hours are 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Camden Falls Gallery is dedicated to fostering and nurturing emerging and established Maine artists and to sounding the depths of fresh talent in the New England Maritime tradition.

Mini Harbor, by Aline Ordman, artfully combines moored boats with their gem-like reflections. Aline was recently awarded the Allied Arts Award at the Pastel Society of America’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition. Her new title “Master Pastelist” is a distinction given only to society members who have won three awards at the Juried  National Exhibitions. Aline is also an accomplished oil painter, who has been represented by the Camden Falls Gallery for five years. She earned degrees from both Cornell University and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

Janis Sanders has donated his oil, Harbor House, to the auction. As with most of Janis’ work, a strong simple composition locks in sculpted areas of bold color skillfully applied with a palette knife. The Stamford Art Association has recently accepted one of Sander’s paintings into its annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show.

John Schmidtberger (one of many Camden Falls Gallery artists to paint primarily en plein aire) is represented in the U.M.C.C. auction with his dramatic landscape, Point Lookout and Amazing Clouds. The artist has transported the viewer to this extraordinary vantage point just north of Lincolnville Beach, where we can almost breathe the rarefied, bracing air and sense the mercurial play of bright light and cloud shadow on the neighboring mountain.

Lobster Business is the title of Judith Schuppien’s auction entry. The subject matter depicted is close to the artist’s heart and memory. Judith grew up in the small coastal village of Millbridge as a member of a lobstering and fishing family. Her imagery often draws inspiration from memories of hard-worn river towns and working harbors along the rugged coast. One can sense Judith’s strong emotional connection to her subjects, evident in her heightened color palette and sensuous brushwork.