May 1 – June 3, 2024

Spring Show 2024


Artists’ Reception: Wednesday, May 8, 5–7pm

 

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art opens for the season on May 1 with their Annual Spring Show, which highlights the work of twenty artists. Also on view is a solo show for printmaker Siri Beckman whose enchanting prints are highlighted in a new book by Down East Books.

Our Spring Show exhibition celebrates this most welcome change of season by bringing together artists living and working in Maine, bot past and present. One painting in the show titled Ladder Into Spring by Blue Hill artist Heidi Daub is accompanied by a poem she wrote that expresses the challenges and joys of a Maine spring.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Susan Amons, Janice Anthony, Ragna Bruno, Tom Curry, Heidi Daub, Gregory Dunham, Kate Emlen, Rick Fox, Philip Frey, June Grey, William Irvine, Joseph Keiffer, Sarah LaFontaine, Holly Meade (1956–2013), Emily Muir (1904–2003), John Neville, Linda Packard, Alison Rector, Lilian Day Thorpe, Katherine Wilkes

 

 

 

 

 


Ladder Into Spring

When all around me is you,
even the construction zone
of mud and broken fences
looks beautiful, because you are
turning and smiling
with the raw force of daffodils—
hope singing, like rising
little suns from tawny ground.

Imagine,
with petals strewn and vigil light–
in reverence our love rejoices,
your familiar face, up close and aged.

In this sad sweet sorrow
we are laughing until we cry.
Self-possessed with our camera,
what hilarity, how lucky
to be alive! When the willows
are weeping their new green,
and we, captured, take our gift of freedom
and easily climb ladders into spring.

 

JOSEPH KEIFFER
Daffodils and “The New Yorker“
oil on panel, 14 x 9 inches
$1400 JOSEPH KEIFFER
Gentle Breeze
oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
$3500 JOSEPH KEIFFER
From the Upstairs Window
oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
$3500 JOSEPH KEIFFER
Seven Pots
oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
$4200 PHILIP FREY
Vanishing Mist
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches
$2800 PHILIP FREY
From Here to There
oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Poetry of Granite
oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches
$7400 RICK FOX
Farmland, Maine
oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches
$2200 RICK FOX
Spring Tide
oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches
$2000 RICK FOX
Gust
oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches
$2000 RICK FOX
Inlet, Evening
oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches
$2200 RICK FOX
Thermos of Tea
oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches
$2000 RICK FOX
Spring Blush
oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches
$2000 HEIDI DAUB
Write To Me
acrylic on paper, 24 x 19 inches
$1800 HEIDI DAUB
Ladder into Spring
acrylic on paper, 19 x 24 inches
$1800 HEIDI DAUB
A Palpable Hum
acrylic on yupo, 35 x 36 inches
$3700 Heidi Daub
Gather the Good
acrylic on yupo, 26 x 20 inches
$2000 HEIDI DAUB
Vernal Pool No. 1
acrylic on yupo, 13 x 10 inches
$850 HEIDI DAUB
Vernal Pool No. 2
acrylic on yupo, 10 x 13 inches
$850 LINDA PACKARD
Hope Renewed
oil on canvas, 30 x 28 inches
$2800 KATHERINE WILKES
The Red Sun of August
acrylic on board, 24 x 18 inches
$1100 KATHERINE WILKES
Blueberry Crush
acrylic on canvas, 24 x 48 inches
SOLD WILLIAM IRVINE
The Picnic
oil on board, 26 x 36 inches
$7400 WILLIAM IRVINE
Woman with Irises
oil on board, 12 x 16 inches
$3000 WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening with Baxter
oil on board, 12 x 16 inches
SOLD LILIAN DAY THORPE
Barn in Snow
photomontage, 8 x 10 inches
edition of 15
$800 LILIAN DAY THORPE
Moon Through Trees
photomontage, 10 x 10 inches
edition of 15
$800 SARAH LAFONTAINE
Starlings Catching Stars
woodblock print, 20 x 15 inches
edition of 50
$180
ALISON RECTOR
In the Studio, April Easel
oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches
$4800 ALISON RECTOR
East Pond
oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches
$2000 TOM CURRY
Spring
oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches
$1800 TOM CURRY
Walker Pond
oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches
$3200 TOM CURRY
Salt Marsh
oil on canvas, 24 x 60 inches
$12,500 TOM CURRY
Island Thoroughfare
oil on birch panel, 18 x 36 inches
$5800 SUSAN AMONS
Laundry Line and Fishing Shack, Great Cranberry Isle
watercolor, 9 x 12 inches
$2000
SUSAN AMONS
Laundry Line and Farmhouse, Great Cranberry Isle
watercolor, 18 x 24 inches
$3500
HOLLY MEADE (1956–2013)
Deer in Field
woodblock print, 15 x 19 inches
last in edition of 8
$1500 HOLLY MEADE (1956–2013)
Raking With the Allis
woodblock print, 36 x 21 inches
last in edition of 14
$2400 HOLLY MEADE (1956–2013)
The Dress
woodblock print, 37 x 23 inches
$1800 HOLLY MEADE (1956–2013)
Practice Reverence
woodblock print, 7 x 9 inches
$400 JOHN NEVILLE
Three Fish
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches
$4400 JOHN NEVILLE
Rowing in Big Seas
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches
$4400 GREGORY DUNHAM
The Green Door, Peggy's Cove
watercolor, 12 x 16 inches
$4400 GREGORY DUNHAM
Red Lobster Boat, Beals Island
watercolor, 11 x 14 inches
$4400 GREGORY DUNHAM
Stacked Traps, Stonington
watercolor, 7.5 x 11.25 inches
$2400 JUNE GREY
Floating Islands
acrylic on panel, 4 x 12 inches
$800 RAGNA BRUNO
Yellow Movement
oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
$3500 RAGNA BRUNO
Blue Mountain
oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
$3500 RAGNA BRUNO
Soaring
oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches
$1800 RAGNA BRUNO
Orange Dot
oil on board, 11.5 x 8.5 inches JUNE GREY
In Good Company
acrylic on panel, 24 x 20 inches
$3000 JUNE GREY
The Last Rose of Summer
acrylic on panel, 10 x 10 inches
$1400 JANICE ANTHONY
Roots Cobscook
acrylic on canvas, 16 x 22 inches
$4200 KATE EMLEN
The Last Morning
oil on panel, 24 x 20 inches
$3500 KATE EMLEN
Climbing
oil on linen, 9.5 x 12.5 inches
$1100 KATE EMLEN
Pizza Night
oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches
$1100 KATE EMLEN
Brittany Trees
oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches
$3800 EMILY MUIR (1904–2003)
Still Life with Sunflower
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
signed lower left
$3400 EMILY MUIR (1904–2003)
Crabapple Spring
oil on canvas, 18 x 28 inches
signed lower right
$2800 EMILY MUIR (1904–2003)
Farmhouse in Rocky Field
oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches
signed lower left
$2800
JOSEPH KEIFFER Daffodils and “The New Yorker“ oil on panel, 14 x 9 inches $1400
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JOSEPH KEIFFER Gentle Breeze oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches $3500
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JOSEPH KEIFFER From the Upstairs Window oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches $3500
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JOSEPH KEIFFER Seven Pots oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches $4200
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PHILIP FREY Vanishing Mist oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches $2800
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PHILIP FREY From Here to There oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Poetry of Granite oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches $7400
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RICK FOX Farmland, Maine oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches $2200
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RICK FOX Spring Tide oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches $2000
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RICK FOX Gust oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches $2000
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RICK FOX Inlet, Evening oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches $2200
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RICK FOX Thermos of Tea oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches $2000
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RICK FOX Spring Blush oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches $2000
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HEIDI DAUB Write To Me acrylic on paper, 24 x 19 inches $1800
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HEIDI DAUB Ladder into Spring acrylic on paper, 19 x 24 inches $1800
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HEIDI DAUB A Palpable Hum acrylic on yupo, 35 x 36 inches $3700
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Heidi Daub Gather the Good acrylic on yupo, 26 x 20 inches $2000
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HEIDI DAUB Vernal Pool No. 1 acrylic on yupo, 13 x 10 inches $850
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HEIDI DAUB Vernal Pool No. 2 acrylic on yupo, 10 x 13 inches $850
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LINDA PACKARD Hope Renewed oil on canvas, 30 x 28 inches $2800
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KATHERINE WILKES The Red Sun of August acrylic on board, 24 x 18 inches $1100
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KATHERINE WILKES Blueberry Crush acrylic on canvas, 24 x 48 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Picnic oil on board, 26 x 36 inches $7400
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WILLIAM IRVINE Woman with Irises oil on board, 12 x 16 inches $3000
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening with Baxter oil on board, 12 x 16 inches SOLD
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LILIAN DAY THORPE Barn in Snow photomontage, 8 x 10 inches edition of 15 $800
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LILIAN DAY THORPE Moon Through Trees photomontage, 10 x 10 inches edition of 15 $800
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SARAH LAFONTAINE Starlings Catching Stars woodblock print, 20 x 15 inches edition of 50 $180
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ALISON RECTOR In the Studio, April Easel oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches $4800
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ALISON RECTOR East Pond oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches $2000
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TOM CURRY Spring oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches $1800
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TOM CURRY Walker Pond oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches $3200
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TOM CURRY Salt Marsh oil on canvas, 24 x 60 inches $12,500
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TOM CURRY Island Thoroughfare oil on birch panel, 18 x 36 inches $5800
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SUSAN AMONS Laundry Line and Fishing Shack, Great Cranberry Isle watercolor, 9 x 12 inches $2000
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SUSAN AMONS Laundry Line and Farmhouse, Great Cranberry Isle watercolor, 18 x 24 inches $3500
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HOLLY MEADE (1956–2013) Deer in Field woodblock print, 15 x 19 inches last in edition of 8 $1500
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HOLLY MEADE (1956–2013) Raking With the Allis woodblock print, 36 x 21 inches last in edition of 14 $2400
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HOLLY MEADE (1956–2013) The Dress woodblock print, 37 x 23 inches $1800
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HOLLY MEADE (1956–2013) Practice Reverence woodblock print, 7 x 9 inches $400
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JOHN NEVILLE Three Fish oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches $4400
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JOHN NEVILLE Rowing in Big Seas oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches $4400
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GREGORY DUNHAM The Green Door, Peggy's Cove watercolor, 12 x 16 inches $4400
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GREGORY DUNHAM Red Lobster Boat, Beals Island watercolor, 11 x 14 inches $4400
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GREGORY DUNHAM Stacked Traps, Stonington watercolor, 7.5 x 11.25 inches $2400
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JUNE GREY Floating Islands acrylic on panel, 4 x 12 inches $800
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RAGNA BRUNO Yellow Movement oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches $3500
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RAGNA BRUNO Blue Mountain oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches $3500
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RAGNA BRUNO Soaring oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches $1800
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RAGNA BRUNO Orange Dot oil on board, 11.5 x 8.5 inches
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JUNE GREY In Good Company acrylic on panel, 24 x 20 inches $3000
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JUNE GREY The Last Rose of Summer acrylic on panel, 10 x 10 inches $1400
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JANICE ANTHONY Roots Cobscook acrylic on canvas, 16 x 22 inches $4200
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KATE EMLEN The Last Morning oil on panel, 24 x 20 inches $3500
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KATE EMLEN Climbing oil on linen, 9.5 x 12.5 inches $1100
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KATE EMLEN Pizza Night oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches $1100
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KATE EMLEN Brittany Trees oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches $3800
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EMILY MUIR (1904–2003) Still Life with Sunflower oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches signed lower left $3400
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EMILY MUIR (1904–2003) Crabapple Spring oil on canvas, 18 x 28 inches signed lower right $2800
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EMILY MUIR (1904–2003) Farmhouse in Rocky Field oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches signed lower left $2800
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