News & Press

November 2020
Ellsworth American
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Art Featured in Old Courthouse’s Stairwell

ELLSWORTH — In late fall, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art mounts an exhibit of artists’ small work in its lofty stairwell. Straddling Bridge Hill, the stately Greek Revival building, which once served as the Hancock County Courthouse and Registry of Deeds, becomes part of the show as patrons leisurely ascend the stairs and eye paintings, prints […]

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Oct/Nov
Interiors, Art and Design
Thomas Connors
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Jeffery Becton: Dream State

The work of Maine-based photographer Jeffery Becton melds interiors with shots of sea and sky, offering images that can come across as romantic reveries or manifestations of passing time. Using digital cameras, including the iPhone, Becton uploads images to Photoshop, where he crops, cuts and pastes pictures together. There’s a slightly Magritte-like mash-up in some, […]

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March/April 2019
Maine Boats Homes & Harbors
by Carl Little
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Artist Alison Rector

“While many Maine painters are known for their depictions of the state’s iconic landscape, artist Alison Rector has gained acclaim for her interior views— light- filled spaces, both public and private. Prior to moving to Maine in 1990, Rector had painted portraits and self-portraits. Once settled in her new home here, she responded to her […]

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March 2020
American Art Collector
by John O’Hern
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Collector’s Focus: Women Artists

American Art Collector highlighted Janice Anthony in an article by John O’Hern in their March 2020 issue along with her painting Balancing Rock.   Janice Anthony lives on a farm in rural Maine intimately aware of her environment. Her painting Balancing Rock illustrates the balance that exists among massive granite rocks and tree roots seeking nourishment. She says, […]

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March 2019
American Art Collector
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International Guild of Realism selects “Vaughn Cascade” by Janice Anthony

The International Guild of Realism selected Vaughn Cascade by Janice Anthony for its 14th Annual Juried Exhibition. The 2019 online exhibition will be held from March 20 through May 20. Located in the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia, their gallery displays a wide variety of realism work focusing in mediums of oil painting, bronze sculpture, […]

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May 2019
The Ellsworth American
by Kate Cough
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Picturing Ellsworth with Heath Paley

“Paley’s photographs fall somewhere between documentary photography and art. They’re a composite of dozens, sometimes hundreds of images, digitally stitched together. . . . The end result is a series of exceptionally detailed, color-saturated composite photographs. Many of the images depict longtime staples of the city’s business community: Jack’s Barber Shop (now Elle’s), Home Depot, […]

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June 2017
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
by Carl Little
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Maine Master: Philip Barter

When the Bates College Museum of Art mounted a retrospective of Philip Barter’s work in 1992, the painter, then 53 years old, was on a major roll with regard to his reputation among aficionados of Maine art. His work was winging off the walls of prestigious galleries up and down the coast. Barter was also […]

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Fall 2016
designNJ
by John Zeaman

Maine’s Moody Vibe: There’s more to this artists’ destination than perfect blue skies and perfect blue sea.

ALTHOUGH I GREW UP IN NEW JERSEY, I’ve been going to Maine since I was 10. In the very beginning, actually, I was not quite in Maine. The place we visited, Star Island, is part of the Isles of Shoals, a small group of rocky islands about nine miles out fromPortsmouth, New Hampshire. But the […]

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June 2016
Down East Magazine
by Edgar Allen Beem
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Printmaker Susan Amons mixes technique and allegory in her otherworldly artwork.

Susan Amons lives between the sea and the salt marsh in Biddeford, where she toils in her home studio to make exquisite paintings and prints — often of birds she can watch nearby, such as eagles, herons, terns, and ducks, but also of caribou, coyotes, lynx, and horses. Amons is not, however, a wildlife artist. […]

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March 2016
The Guardian UK
by Tom Stevens

Janice Anthony: At the Heart of the Flames

The Guardian UK selected Janice Anthony’s painting, Passing Disturbance II,  for its March 2016 online art exhibition “At the Heart of the Flames.” The Guardian UK also used Anthony’s painting as it’s Twitter picture feed, which reached their 5.24 million viewers. Their Twitter account also posted a review of each picture by Ian Dejardin, the […]

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