A few years ago four professional plein-air painters from the Boothbay region were at an opening. (Corinne McIntyre, Roger Milinowski and Ron and Monique Parry). Ron said, "Since we all usually paint by ourselves why don't we go out every Wednesday and paint together". And so the "Plein Air Painters of Maine" was born. What started out with just four of us now has six Chapters with over 572 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 20 people painting. In the winter there may only be two or three hearty folk. But the interest has never subsided. The comraderie, exchange of ideas and just plain fellowship with other painters is so rewarding.

The Boothbay Region, in fact, all of Maine, has a wealth of subject matter to paint. The sea, the coastal rocks, endless skies, seabirds, lobster boats, docks, fish houses...etc. It is so beautiful. A painters paradise.

Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact either Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.


We shall post news of shows, awards, and other exciting things that happen to us. Send any news you would like others to know about to cmcintyrepaintings@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Registration is still open for the 1st Annual Bucksport Arts Festival on Saturday, August 15th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  We are almost to the halfway mark, so please sign up today to save your space!  

The festival will be held on the waterfront walkway along Main Street in Bucksport.  The walkway is a beautiful location framed by views of Penobscot Bay, Fort Knox, and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.  We're located just 30 minutes from Bangor, Belfast, and Ellsworth--the perfect location to capture summer tourist traffic. 

We'll be joined by delicious food vendors and a bluegrass band for all to enjoy.  Rain or shine, we'll be planning for a big crowd!

Registration is only $60 for a 10' x 10' booth space.  Fine artists and craftspeople of all types are encouraged to apply.  We have a excellent mix of artists so far, including fiber, painting, drawing, jewelry, and photography!

To apply, visit http://www.bacasmaine.org/bucksportartsfestival.html.  You can also visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BucksportArtsFestival to see some of the artists who have registered to date. 

I hope you'll join us.  Please feel free to contact me at 852-9570 with any questions that you may have.

Best wishes,
Lyndsey Marston

Festival Coordinator and Artist

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