Past Show

Camden Falls Gallery is pleased to present “Our Town,” a public exhibition of work depicting Camden’s local color as seen through the eyes of several artists, during the month of November. Many pieces in this exhibition were created during Camden Plein Air 2013, a week-long plein air painting event that took place during the last week of August and benefited the Camden Windjammer Festival, the Camden Public Library, and the Penobscot Marine Museum.

For artists seeking to capture the charms of midcoast Maine on canvas, Camden is practically picture perfect. “From the cascading Camden Falls to the quaint storefronts to the schooners in the harbor and the rolling countryside beyond, this town has it all,” says gallery owner Howard Gallagher. “It’s no wonder so many artists come here to find artistic inspiration. And we’re excited to have so many of them showcased in our current exhibition.”

Beaman Cole, who recently joined the ranks at Camden Falls Gallery, is one of the featured artists in Our Town. “With plein air work,” he says, “I indulge a romantic notion by roaming the farms, roads, and towns… painting the things that inspire me.” A New Hampshire resident who has been painting since the age of eight, Cole is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Plein Air Painters of New Hampshire. In 2004, he was described by International Artist magazine as one of the Master Painters of the World.

Our Town also features the work of Maine plein air painter Renee Lammers, whose small oil paintings of Camden’s local schooners are new additions to Camden Falls Gallery. Renee was inspired to paint  on copper after seeing a piece by Frans Snyder at the Boston Museum of Fine Art. She fell in love with the luminous quality of the painting as well as its seemingly flawless surface. She appreciates copper for its unique archival qualities and its ability to withstand environmental changes over time.

Other artists whose picturesque visions of Our Town will be showcased this month include Camden Falls Gallery artists Todd Bonita, Lee Boynton, Ian Bruce, Guy Corriero, Terry Elkins, Paul Garnett, Kirk McBride, Aline Ordman, John Schmidtberger, Judith Schuppien, Diane Scott, and Christine Sullivan. The show also includes paintings by “Camden Plein Air” participants Carol Douglas, Judith Greulich, and Michael Vermette.

Please come and experience the beauty of Our Town as seen through the eyes of these talented painters, on view now through November 30 at Camden Falls Gallery. For more information, please call the gallery at 207-470-7027 or email us at camdenfallsgallery@gmail.com.