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, March 3, 2018


16th Annual Festival of Art
June 7–10, 2018

Senior College at Belfast invites all Maine artists, 50 and older, amateur and professional, to participate in the 2018 Festival of Art to be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, June 7 thru 10, 2018.

The registration period for artists is
March 1 thru 31, 2018
(Art work to be delivered on Wednesday, June 6, 2018)

Registration form and information may be requested at  HYPERLINK "mail to: seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com" seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com,
or leave a message at 338-8033 

All types of visual art are welcome: paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, jewelry, fabric arts, pottery, glass, and photography are just a few examples.  Artists will have an opportunity to sell their work if they wish. 
This is our 16th year of offering the Senior College at Belfast Festival of Art. We usually have 140-150 exhibiting artists in the show each year, and we are always seeking to raise that number.  Our Senior College does this as a community service program to provide Maine artists over the age of 50 an opportuity to show, and sell, their work.  If you have any questions, I will be glad to answer them.
Catherine Bradbury, Chair
Festival of Art Committee
Senior College at Belfast
HYPERLINK "mailto: cathy_bradbury@umit.maine.edu"

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