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.


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Saturday, May 13, 2017

PAPME Member Marsha Donahue to Give Presentation in Belfast

PAPME member Marsha Donahue will be the special Guest Artist Presenter for the 2017 Annual Festival of Art, on Sunday, June 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast.  Sponsored by the Senior College at Belfast, the event is free and open to the public and begins with an Opening Night Reception on June 1st, 6-8 p.m. featuring the Belfast Bay Fiddlers, light refreshments, and wine bar.  One hundred fifty-four Maine artists (including Marsha) will exhibit their work at this year's event. The exhibit hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. In 2004, Marsha founded North Light Gallery in Millinocket, Maine which showcases the fine art of interior Maine. 
Good Luck Marsha! 

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