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Maria in the Press!

I just finished re-designing the logo for “Curtis Creative Spaces”, the online gallery from Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick!

Here’s an official blog post by Digital Services Librarian Michael Gorzka documenting the whole process!

The Cryer, February 2015

This photo is on page 10:


Holy cow! I made the cover of the “Maine/New England” section of the Maine Sunday Telegram on Sunday, November 30th!

Click here to read the whole story about Small Business Saturday!

small business Saturday photo

Click here to watch a spontaneous video (shot by Michael Gorzka!) of me chatting about my work at Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk, August 2014!

If you’ve ever wondered what attending an art walk is like, this will give you a sense!

Click here to check out my Artist Profile video by artist/photographer/videographer Blake Hendrickson!

Get a glimpse of my studio, what inspires me, what goes into getting ready for a show, and more!

Two of my paintings (“That Heavenly Coffee” and “Imagine Memorial, NYC”) and a quote from yours truly were featured in a Coastal Journal article about Curtis Creative Spaces!

Click here and go to page 21 of the July 24th 2014 edition!

coastal journal article

My painting, “Polar Bear, Bowdoin College,” is on the Brunswick Second Friday Art Walk poster for the month of July 2014!

Polar Bear, Bowdoin College

I donated a tiny painting (entitled “Lilac Bud”) to Curtis Memorial Library for a raffle!

Flyers were hung all over town; this one was hanging in the window of Gulf of Maine Books!

Lilac Bud

I made it into the March 2014 issue of The Cryer…twice!

This photo, taken by Keith Spiro at the Joy of Art opening reception, can be found on page 18!

photo in The Cryer

This article about Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk (featuring a quote from me!) can be found on page 6 of the March 2014 issue of The Cryer!

Maria is quoted...

My painting, “Sole Mate”, is one of ten images featured on the 2013 Arts Downtown and All Around poster!

Sole Mate featured...

My painting, “Sole Mate”, is one of four images featured on the Five Rivers Arts Alliance 2013 fundraising appeal letter!

sole mate featured in fundraising letter

My painting, “Sole Mate”, was featured on the Brunswick Second Friday Art Walk poster for the month of July 2013!

Sole Mate featured on Art Walk poster

I’m excited to be on the cover of the Topsham Public Library’s annual report!

The photo of me with my painting, “This Is The Year” (after which they named the annual report), was taken at the library’s “Joy Of Art” show in January 2012.

The caption beneath the image reads:

“Artist Maria Castellano-Usery’s painting, This Is The Year, expresses the spirit of the annual report – NOW!”

Maria featured in Topsham Library Annual Report

My First Friday Art Walk listing made it into Portland Monthly Magazine! This is from page 16 of the September 2012 issue.

Portland Monthly Magazine listing

I made the paper!

Here I am, dropping off my paintings for the 10×10 back in August, 2012.

This was published in the weekend edition of The Times Record, Brunswick’s local paper, page C5 in the “Ticket” section, Sept. 28th, 2012.

10 x 10 art show dropoff

Here’s a link to the brochure for Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk! I’m listed in the “pop-up artists” section. Look for me on page 11 of the .pdf version and page 19 of the actual printed brochure!

El Camino

Above: My painting, “El Camino”, was used to promote Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk in the Friday, May 4th issue of the Times Record (the local paper for Brunswick, ME)! The image is from the front page of the “Ticket” section of the paper (C1).

Two of my shows received a mention in the May 2012 Union of Maine Visual Artists newsletter!

My monthly First Friday Art Walk show and my show I had in the Dempsey Center were highlighted (see my Previous Shows and Events page for details on both of these).

Click here to see the newsletter in .pdf form.

You’ll find me on page 5 in the right column.

Click here to check out the front page of The Cryer (the paper covering Brunswick, Topsham, and Bath) for coverage of the Joy of Art opening reception from Saturday, January 14th, 2012, Crooker Gallery, Topsham Public Library.

I’m pictured with my paintings “This Is The Year” and “Kat’s Magical Snapdragon” (photo by Keith Spiro). Here is a closeup:

Joy of Art opening

Inside This Issue

My painting, “Lemon”, was used to promote the 10×10 Brunswick show in the September 29th, 2011 issue of Portland Press Herald’s GO section!

The above image is from page E4 (“Inside This Issue”); the image below is from page E19 (“Cheap Thrill”).

Inside this Issue

That Heavenly Coffee

(Above) My piece, “That Heavenly Coffee,” was one of seven images chosen for the poster of the Downtown Moves Up art exhibit in Brunswick, Maine! Far right, second image down.

front page Gorham Times

I am pictured above right, on the front page of the Gorham Times, as part of a story on the Gorham Art Fair. Here is an excerpt from the article:

Several hundred people of all ages attended the Second Annual Gorham Art Fair which included 36 local artists and four live music sets. Many artists commented it was their busiest sales event of the year. The Gorham Food Pantry raised over $800 from the silent auction; other charitable organizations present were Habitat for Humanity and a GMS student group who were raising funds to donate toward home heating assistance. Thanks to the art enthusiasts who attended. The organizers are already planning for next years’ Gorham Art Fair.