7th Annual Creative Economy

Studio Show & Sale
Studio On The Hill
Freeport, ME
Friday, November 29th
Saturday, November 30th
Sunday, December 1st
10am to 6:30pm daily
Not your average holiday show!
Work by 40 local artists in a warm and inviting setting; delicious refreshments will be served all weekend, including wood fired pizza out of the oven on Saturday!
Stop by to enjoy the fire, the food, the art, and one another!

Pecha Kucha

Frontier Gallery and Cafe
Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME
Tuesday, March 5th
6 pm

Pecha Kucha originated in Japan in 2003 and has been globally embraced. It consists of a group of diverse, creative personalities who present their ideas in twenty slides shown for 20 seconds each, thus echoing the title, Pecha Kucha, which in Japanese terms signifies “chit chat” or little conversations.

The event is sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance (in cooperation with Women, Work, and Community).

2011 Portland First Friday Art Walk

a solo show
paintings and collages
at the Closet Factory showroom
Previous Show Dates:
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Friday, November 4th, 2011
Friday, October 7th, 2011
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Friday, August 5th, 2011
Friday, July 1st, 2011
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Friday, May 6th, 2011
Friday, April 1st, 2011
Friday, March 4th, 2011
Friday, February 4th, 2011
Friday, January 7th, 2011
Friday, November 2nd
Friday, October 5th
Friday, September 7th
Friday, August 3rd
Friday, July 6th
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Friday, May 4th, 2012
Friday, April 6th, 2012
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Friday, January 6th, 2012
5pm to 8pm
647A Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Tarot card readings by Jennifer Moscone of Interactive Tarot

Brunswick 10×10 Show

Friday, September 30th
5pm to 8pm
Two Locations:
Curtis Memorial Library
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
All work is priced at $200; $100 goes to the artist, $100 goes to Arts Are Elementary.
Last year, people were lined up around the block to get into this show, and it was raining!
This should be a fun evening with lots of great art and artists (and yummy food donated by local restaurants).

Empty Bowls Supper

to benefit:
The Gathering Place shelter
Brunswick’s New Day Shelter
and the Women’s Alliance
Event Date:
March 25th, 2011
Event Time:
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Side door Unitarian Universalist Church
Brunswick ME
Come choose and buy a locally handcrafted bowl and fill it with luscious homemade soup, chowder, or chili, then keep the bowl.
$15 a bowl.
Sponsored by the Women’s Alliance, UUCB

Pecha Kucha Brunswick

Volume 4
Monday, August 16 (start time: 6 pm) Frontier Gallery and Cafe
Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME
I will be presenting paintings and collages!

Pecha Kucha combines business meeting and poetry slam to transform corporate cliche into surprisingly compelling beattheclock performance art… —Wired Magazine

Freeport Creative Arts

member group show
juried by June Fitzpatrick of June Fitzpatrick Galleries, Portland, ME Freeport Square Gallery
Freeport, ME
artists’ reception:
Saturday, July 31st
6 pm to 8 pm
show runs July 31st through August 14th
gallery hours:
Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 7pm
Monday and Tuesday, by appointment or chance

Hopeful Expressions Art Auction and a Taste of Poetry

Thursday May 27 7 to 10 pm
Donation: $10
Catered by:
Jamesport Manor Inn, The Market, & Sacred Sweets

Celebrate the season while bidding on art from talented, local artists including Annie Wildey and Alan Bull. Enjoy a spontaneous poetry experience from Suffolk Country Poet Laureate Tammy NuzzoMorgan, Yvonne Lieblein, Sarah Kain Gutowski, Adam Penna and Billy Hands.
Fundraising will also include a Commissioned Portrait Raffle by Annie Wildey.

Shambhala Arts Festival A Celebration of Contemplative Arts

Saturday, March 27, 6 to 9pm at the Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center
Brunswick, ME

Join us for an evening of poetry, music, video and visual art created from, inspired by or offered as meditation.

The Shambhala Buddhist teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche emphasize the importance of the arts as post meditation practice; offering both maker and viewer the opportunity to wake up and see things as they are.

The evening program will include brief meditation instruction and sitting to prepare the audience for contemplative viewing of the presentations. A short talk will be given on the Shambhala Art teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche.

Intermission will include refreshments to awaken the palate.
A note from me:
I cannot attend this show, but I will have images of two of my paintings projected during the course of the evening.


a two-woman show
photographs by Anna Low
paintings by Maria Castellano-Usery
Thornton Oaks
Brunswick, ME show runs Thursday, March 18th through Thursday, April 29th
opening reception:
Thursday, March 18th
4pm to 5:30pm
featuring a short talk with both artists
food and wine will be served

“60 Minute Expressions”

a group show/auction to benefit Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program Thornton Oaks
Brunswick, ME
Thursday, January 14
opening reception:
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Artists will paint on windowshade canvas mounted on the multipurpose room walls.
Come watch the process starting at 2:30 pm!
All artwork will be auctioned off to benefit the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
(canned food donations will be accepted)


Frontier Gallery
Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME
Monday, August 3, 6pm

Patricia Boissevain, founder of Brunswick Arts Collaborative, will be doing a slide presentation focusing on the work of this community art group.

Several members will be joining Patricia to discuss their work and the creative process, and I will have a couple of my collage pieces featured.