Monday, July 31, 2017

Post-Opening: Acadia Invitational III at Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, Maine

Posing beside my "Acadian Summer" (top) 12x24 oil

Trina and I just returned from an enjoyable weekend down in Bar Harbor, Maine.
 As you may recall, this was the weekend for the opening of the Third Acadia Invitational exhibition, which was organized by Argosy Gallery.  It was a beautiful weekend with plenty of sunshine and warm weather, which is always a plus when visiting Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor or Mount Desert Island.  We got to MDI early in the day, enjoyed a hike at a Nature Conservancy site on the western, "quiet side" of the island, and then spent the afternoon in Northeast Harbor exploring and taking photographs.

The Opening

My two other paintings, "On the Edge" (left) 9x12 oil and
 "The Schooner Margaret Todd" (right) 12x16 oil

That evening, we joined 18 of the 30 invited artists plus many collectors at the Bar Harbor Inn for the opening.  Amy and Charlie Sidman of the gallery did a fantastic job in hanging the work and organizing the reception.  As the sun went down, many of us headed out to the porch to view the spectacular sunset.  The "Margaret Todd," a four-masted schooner, was coming in from its sunset cruise, and was a perfect color accent to the sunset with its red sails.

The "real" schooner Margaret Todd, on the right with red sails

A Bar Harbor sunset

Sunday, we worked our way very slowly back home, visiting Prospect Harbor, Winter Harbor and Corea, looking for photo opportunities and future painting spots.

Now the exhibition has been moved from the Bar Harbor Inn to Argosy II, the gallery's location on the town green, where you can see (and buy!) the paintings. Argosy II is located on the Bar Harbor  at 6 Mt Desert Street. For details, contact the gallery at 207-288-9226 or send email to

Here's a short video of the Margaret Todd slowly sailing home.  If you're receiving my blog by email and can't see the video, here is a link.

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