Category Archives: Kittery
I found this word, “muzyczny”, in a badly translated text. All I know is I love it, and I gave this piece that word as a name. This piece is very much about
I will show this at BUOY Gallery, in Kittery, ME, in March, for their Art PM show.
There’s more, and I am being limited to the amount of space I can take per blog. Hence, a collection of posts all about January! And, this is a quiet month.
This piece made its debut last year in Tamworth, and spent all summer and fall there. It faired better in Kittery and won’t be coming back to Rochester.
Pennies from Heaven made it out of the mothballs to make its first public appearance. This piece was completed in 2008, but has never been shown. I am making a point this year to show old work and reduce the prices to make more room for new work.
The reception was fairly well-attended by artists and art-lovers. The picture of Anne, Niles and Barbara was early in the evening.
At the end of the afternoon at Dahlia, Kerri Morton, the proprietor and I decided that my work should continue to hang in her store through Valentine’s Day.
I left and followed Jean Coughlin back to her house to look at the studio space that she intends to share which comes complete with a flatbed relief printing press and other art making tools. To be continued…
The following day was the opening reception at Kittery Art Association.
No creativity in my writing tonight-all about a few announcements:
The York Library Show is open now through October 28. It is 60+ pieces strong and is one of the best group shows I have ever seen. Never mind that I have 5 pieces in it!
“Mettle”, the KAA Moderns group, opening reception is on the 10th, from 5-7. York Public Library, York, Maine.
The Mettle Shows are actually a Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 is at the Kittery Art Association, from September 19-October 13, and the opening is September 22, from 4-6.
I will have this in this show:
I don’t see this as a huge jump, but I set up my 3 upcoming shows as showing the year’s development.
My “part 3”, and final “part” for the season is at the Gatehouse Gallery in the “Witches’ Brew”. That show opens on October 1, and will include Malynda Forcier, Misty Maybe, et moi. A sneak peak at that offering:
Please, please join us for the first 2 receptions- more details will follow on the last one!
The Seacoast Moderns is a group that had been formed within the Kittery Art Association in 2010. I am the present managing member.
We have two large group shows coming up, and I am doing the social media promotion. This site now has a number of followers, so I’d rather use it, that the group’s blog.
As members send me images and their bio information, I will post and make comments where appropriate.
Karen has been with the group longer than I and I have seen a variety of mediums used by her. Here is one image that will be displayed in the upcoming shows, as well as her statement and bio.
K. Harvey Camlin
The art I create is varied in subject, medium, form and style. There was a time I wondered if I should be narrowing and refining my work to one medium, one form, one consistent style. This became less of a concern once I recognized that the body of my work shared, and referred to, my interest in capturing the surface quality of my subjects. These subjects range from those objects that can be seen to those subjects originating in my mind’s eye.
I no longer worry about narrowing my venues for expression. I enjoy building the skills and experience to work in several mediums, often combining these.
I work with the mediums that can best express my subjects. I work in forms and styles that can best convey my meaning. For me limiting my work to one specific medium, to one specific style, is equivalent to speaking with a limited vocabulary. For me this is what being an artist involves – the search for the best way to share what I see and what I want to say.
Karen studied art education at the University of Southern Maine
in Portland, and visual design (graphics) at Southeastern
Massachusetts University (now UMASS, Dartmouth). She has taken
numerous courses and workshops, with examples listed here:
greater Boston, Massachusetts area including the Harvard University
Extension School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; southern Maine
including Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, Heartwood College
of Art, Kennebunk, Maine, Sanctuary Arts, Eliot, Maine; and at
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Karen lives
in Wells and teaches art full-time in MSAD #35, South Berwick/Eliot,
Karen’s work has been included in juried art shows in Massachusetts,
galleries in Massachusetts and Vermont, and represented in the
catalog of an international distributor, C.R. Fine Arts, Boston.
K. Harvey Camlin, the signature Karen often uses in her artwork,
refers to those names used over time in her personal life and
Karen is a member of the Seacoast Moderns group and the Kittery
Art Association. Her work has been included in member shows of
these groups, and in exhibits of artwork by seacoast teachers at the
Kittery Art Association and in exhibits of artwork by faculty members
of Wells-Ogunquit C.S.D. and MSAD #35. Most recently, Karen’s
work has been shown in group exhibits at the Portsmouth Public
Library and Maine College of Art.
Karen’s work ranges in style from illustrative to graphic, with
abstraction being a current interest. She works in several mediums
often combining these for what they may do best to convey her
For more information about work shown here, or for prices, please
contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More to come and I will bring Karen back to show you entirety of this series later in the month.
Funny how the original intent of this post is actually catching up to me! And, finding me, as well. Win-win, as far as I am concerned.
For those that have read through the early posts, I was really trying to spotlight out-of-the way venues. But, I have 40 hr. gig and I am an artist, so the focus has evolved to be more me in these venues.
The Gatehouse Gallery actually contacted me in January of 2012. That initiated a fruitful relationship for both of us, professionally, as well as personally. (The most expensive piece Malynda has sold was mine). New galleries in the North Country spring up all the time and are usually out-buildings restored and repurposed. And, they need to be explored!!
Artists exist everywhere-and I keep getting knocked back by stuff I find in places where you would least expect it. Many people with huge talent and major resumes move here to get away from New York, Boston, etc… There are some powerhouses like Bess Cutler at the Kittery Art Association.
I met George and Paula, from Art Between the Eyes Gallery last month. Genuinely warm and wonderful people, as most of the north country folk in NH are (I got lost today-and my faith in humanity is always refreshed in the north-I got directions from a stranger) on my way there. Paula and George and I talked for a fair length of time at the Gatehouse Gallery last month, but I was delighted to be asked to visit their little gallery with work. And, leave the work for them to sell.
I passed on shooting Malynda Roy Forcier’s work -basically because of where it is placed. (bad light for that time of day). But, she is there, too.
I want to say, “Who needs the New York art world?” A certain few artists, I guess??