At Maine Audubon, we are engaging with the creative community through exhibitions of Maine artists in the Gilsland Farm Gallery, workshops and classes that connect to the art, nature, and wildlife of Maine.
Gilsland Farm Gallery
On view March 2, 2022: Andre Benoit
Visit and enjoy these mixed media relief sculptures by Midcoast artist Andre Benoit. Made from found and salvaged items–driftwood and chair part for starters–these owls, Steller’s Sea Eagle and a Tree of Cardinals will charm and delight all ages.
Located in the atrium of the Visitor Center at Gilsland Farm, the Gilsland Farm Gallery holds between 6 and 12 rotating exhibitions per year. We look for artists who have a connection to Maine, Maine Audubon and our mission, and/or nature and conservation. To submit your work for review, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanessa Nesvig – Artist Reception Sunday, May 8, 2-4 pm
Restoring the Wild
May 6- June 26, 2022
Restoring the Wild is a series rooted in research and observation of native plants and the ecosystems they engender. Fascination with the exquisite things unnoticed, the concealed and fecund in nature, inspires these detailed compositions of small flora and fauna entangled.
As with naturalists of past centuries, these works encourage curiosity in the viewer so as to inspire conservation and stewardship.
Brush with Nature
Brush with Nature: Plein Air Event and Art Auction returns in 2022. Applications for the 2022 event are now closed. Details and applications here.
In September of 2021, we hosted a juried Plein Air event at all eight of our sanctuaries. Twenty-five paintings were then on display at our Falmouth headquarters for a week, and an online auction of the paintings raised money for Maine Audubon’s education, conservation, and advocacy programs. Click here for more details.
The Nature of Craft
The Nature of Craft: Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon will not take place in 2022.