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Previous Shows & Events!

Maria in 2015

Mister Bagel

solo show!
end of October 2014 through beginning of May 2015

25th Annual Maine Open Juried Art Show

March 22nd through April 24th

Waterville Public Library

Ekphrastic Poetry Cafe

a juried group show
April 1st through April 30th

The Collaboratory
Curtis Memorial Library

Celebrating National Poetry Month!

5th Annual Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest

Saturday, April 4th

in the former Coleman Burke Gallery

Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME

proceeds from this year’s event will go to Portland Youth Dance

Curtis Creative Spaces

an online gallery

I am one of the inaugural artists!

www.curtiscreativespaces.com/maria-castellano-usery/

FebFest!

Friday, February 20th, 3pm to 7pm
Saturday, February 21st, 11am to 5pm

reception: Friday, February 20th, 5pm

First Parish Church

7th annual “Joy Of Art” juried show

Crooker Gallery
Topsham Public Library
January 13th to February 14th

opening reception:
Saturday, January 17th
1pm to 3pm

Maria in 2014

Holiday Open House!

group show

Friday, December 12th, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 13th, 10am to 2pm

fine art & crafts cozy fire Tarot readings

UUCB Holiday Arts Fair

Saturday, December 6th, 9am to 2pm

Small Business Saturday

popup group show!
Saturday, November 29th
9am to 5pm
90 Maine Street, Brunswick
(formerly Agren Appliance)

Arts Downtown and All Around Holiday Show and Sale

Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME
Friday, November 14th, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, November 15th, 11am to 4pm
Sunday, November 16th, 11am to 4pm

Second Friday Art Walk

Brunswick, ME

  • May 9th
  • June 13th
  • July 11th
  • August 8th
  • September 12th
  • October 10th

Please note:
I will be at St. Paul’s (27 Pleasant St.) every month
except September when I will be the “adoptanartist”
at Cool As A Moose
5pm to 8pm

Artoberfest!

(formerly the Gorham Art Fair)

Shaw Gymnasium

Friday, October 24th, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 25th, 9am to 2pm

6th Annual Yarmouth Art Festival

a juried show
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
Wednesday, October 22nd through Friday, October 24th:
10am to 7pm Saturday, October 25th: 10am to 3pm
artists’ reception: Thursday, October 23rd
5:30pm to 8pm

Art Walk Lewiston/Auburn

The Cupcakery
Friday, September 26th
5pm to 8:30pm

The Gallery at 11 Pleasant

group show
September 7th October 3rd
reception: Friday, September 12th

10×10 Brunswick

benefit art exhibit and sale
for Arts Are Elementary

Friday, September 26th, 6 pm 9 pm

two adjacent venues on Pleasant Street:
Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library &
Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

open house

The Feast of Saint Joseph

Tuesday, September 16th

St. Joe’s Coffee
Scarborough, ME

Art Walk Lewiston/Auburn

Friday, August 29th
5pm to 8:30pm
The Cupcakery

Summer Members’ Show

Harlow Gallery
July 11 – August 2
opening reception:
Friday, July 11th, 5pm to 8pm
Hallowell, ME

Make Your Own Portable Shrine Workshop!

Tuesday, June 10th
6 pm to 7:30 pm
Leapin’ Lizards
Freeport, ME
You are encouraged to bring along small, meaningful items to include in your shrine.

The Gallery at 11 Pleasant

group show
June 8th to June 30th
reception: Friday, June 13th

The Gallery at 11 Pleasant

GRAND OPENING!
group show
April 27th May 30th
reception: Friday, May 9th

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick

“Chairity Auction” to benefit the Oasis Clinic and
MidCoast Hunger Prevention
Saturday, May 3rd
preview/silent auction: 6pm
live auction: 7pm

Maine Open Juried Art Show

March 22nd April 26th

opening reception:
Tuesday, March 25th
6pm to 8pm

Waterville Public Library

Jai Yoga

Fort Andross Building
Brunswick, ME

ScoopAThon!

to benefit the Teen Center at People Plus
Wed., April 16th
Gelato Fiasco
I will be doing face painting for kids!
11am to 1pm

9th Annual “Rock Around The World”!

a silent auction to benefit
Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual and Multicultural Center
Friday, March 21st, 7pm to 11pm
Italian Heritage Center

Coastal Orthopedics

a Five Rivers Arts Alliance group show

Friday, December 13th Friday, March 7th

opening reception:
Wednesday, January 8th
5pm to 7pm

Joy of Art

6th annual juried group show
Crooker Gallery
Topsham Public Library

January 11th February 16th, 2014
opening reception:
Saturday, January 18th, 1pm to 3pm

Make Your Own Portable Shrine Workshop

Leapin’ Lizards

Freeport, ME 04032

Monday, February 3rd
6pm to 7:30pm

Coastal Orthopedics

a Five Rivers Arts Alliance group show

Friday, October 4th
Friday, December 13th

Arts Downtown And All Around

a holiday group show

Friday, December 6th, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 7th, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, December 8th, 11am to 4pm

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!

solo show

Scarlet Begonias

October 2nd through November 30th

Second Friday Art Walk

98 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME

  • Friday, May 10th
  • Friday, June 14th
  • Friday, July 12th
  • Friday, August 9th
  • Friday, September 13th
  • Friday, October 11th

5th Annual Yarmouth Art Festival

a juried show
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
Wednesday, October 16th Friday, October 19th
artists’ reception:
Thursday, October 17th
5:30pm to 8pm

Entry fees and sale commissions support local community services, such as the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry and St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry in Portland.

10×10 Brunswick

benefit art exhibit and sale for Arts Are Elementary

Friday, September 27th, 5pm to 8pm

two adjacent venues on Pleasant Street:
Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library &
Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

public previews at both venues:
Thursday, September 26th, 5pm to 8pm
Friday, September 27th, 12pm to 3pm

www.10x10brunswick.org

tiny, take two

Spindleworks
a juried group show
Friday, August 9th through Friday, September 6th

She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s

solo show

Lewiston, ME

show runs for the month of August

Thornton Oaks
featuring Five Rivers Arts Alliance members

group show

Thursday, July 25 to Tuesday, September 3
opening reception:
Thursday, July 25
4 pm to 6 pm

Cafe Creme

solo show

Front and Centre Streets
Bath, ME

show runs June 10th through July 28th

Maine Open Juried Art Show

Waterville Public Library
2nd floor

Waterville, ME

Saturday, March 16th
Friday, April 19th

opening reception:
Tuesday, March 26th
6 pm to 8 pm

“Play”

a juried show

Harlow Gallery
Hallowell, ME

Friday, April 5th
Saturday, April 27th

opening reception:
Friday, April 5th
5 pm to 8 pm

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).

two-woman show with Hati Modr

Brunswick Town Council Chambers

Monday, January 7th through Friday, March 1st

The Joy of Art

5th annual juried group show

Crooker Gallery
Topsham Public Library

Tuesday, January 8th Saturday, February 16th
opening reception:
Saturday, January 12th
1 pm to 3 pm

Curtis Memorial Library

a solo show
Wednesday, January 2nd through
Thursday, January 31st

opening reception:
Saturday, January 5th
5 pm to 7 pm
live bluegrass music by Cumberland Crossing!

Maria in 2013

Arts Downtown And All Around

a group show

98 Maine Street, Brunswick

Friday, November 30th, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 1st, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, December 2nd, 11am to 4pm

“Artist’s Choice”

Leonard Meiselman, juror

River Arts

Friday, Oct. 19th through Thursday, Nov. 15th

opening reception: Fri., Oct. 19th, 5pm to7pm

Second Friday Art Walk

Brunswick, ME
5pm to 8pm

98 Maine Street
(between Nest and The UPS Store)

Second Friday Shows in 2012:

  • May 11th
  • July 13th
  • August 10th
  • September 14th
  • October 12th

Sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance
www.5raa.org

4th Annual Yarmouth Art Festival

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

a juried show

exhibit hours:

Wed. Fri., Oct. 17th to 19th, 10am to 7pm

Sat., Oct. 20th, 9am to 4pm

artists’ reception:

Thurs., Oct. 18th, 5:30pm to 8pm

proceeds benefit St. Bartholomew’s community services

The Dempsey Challenge

Community Celebration Art Walk

Downtown Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME

Friday, October 12th

5pm to 8:30pm

Four paintings on display!

EcoHome Studio

334 Forest Avenue, Portland

Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday, 10am to 4pm

February through October 2012

10×10 Brunswick

Friday, September 28th
5 pm to 8pm

Two Locations:
Curtis Memorial Library
and
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
There is a walking path between the two buildings,
located at Middle Street and Pleasant Street, Brunswick.

www.10x10brunswick.org

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing

a solo show
Lewiston, ME 04240

Tiny

a juried group show

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks

7 Lincoln Street, Brunswick

August 3rd through September 30th, 2012

opening reception:

Friday, August 10th

Family Arts and Science Festival
celebrating art, nature, and science

Brunswick, ME
Sunday, September 9th
10am to 4pm

on the Town Mall just off Maine Street

I will be doing a collage workshop from 10am to noon!

Cyon Solutions’ Summer Picnic

a juried group show
to benefit the Odd Fellows’ Home of Maine
featuring the work of 25 artists
Saturday, August 4th
11 am to 2 pm

opening reception:
Friday, June 15th, 5pm to 7pm
show runs through Wednesday, August 8th

2011 Portland First Friday Art Walk

a solo show

paintings and collages

at the Closet Factory showroom

Previous Show Dates:
2011
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
2012
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

“Free For All”

a salonstyle show
Space Gallery (especially the oldest shows)
Portland, ME
show runs Jan. 25th to March 2nd

USM Student Sociology Association
Peace Action and Social Justice Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday, February 4th
5pm to 9pm
Local Sprouts Cafe
Portland, ME

live music, raffle, auction

4th annual “Joy of Art” juried show

The Crooker Gallery
at the Topsham Public Library
Topsham, ME

opening reception:
Sat., Jan. 14th
1 pm to 3 pm
(show runs through mid-February)

awards, refreshments, and live music!

“Downtown Moves Up”

Holiday Art Show and Sale

featuring the work of over 20 artists

Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10am to 5pm

Sunday, Dec. 4th, 11am to 4pm

2nd floor of the Lincoln Building

98 Maine St., Brunswick

The event is sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance

and the space is being donated by Moore Painting.

Gorham Art Fair

“a celebration of community and the arts with friends and family”

Friday, October 28th, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 29th, 9am to 3pm
Shaw Gymnasium, downtown Gorham

art, music, food, and contests!

Family Arts Festival on the mall in Brunswick!

Saturday, September 17th

I will be doing a collage workshop for kids from 10am to 1pm.
I had such a blast last year and I’m really looking forward to it again.
The kids cranked out some really great work and the time flew by.
This event is free and open to everyone, so please stop by and say hello!

Brunswick 10×10 Show

Friday, September 30th
5pm to 8pm

Two Locations:
Curtis Memorial Library
and
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).

www.10x10brunswick.org

“The Community Paints: Summer in Maine”

A group show featuring the work of 31 local artists at
Thornton Oaks

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18th, 4pm to 6pm

On exhibit through Thursday, September 22

Biddeford Savings Bank

Scarborough, ME
Show Runs from March 26th through June 24th, 2011

Scarlet Begonias

A Neighborhood Bistro
Brunswick, ME
Display begins
June 1st
and runs for the month
New works will be hung for the month of July as well.

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
Location:
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

Arts Downtown and All Around

a group show
Sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance

Friday, December 3rd, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 4th, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, December 5th, 12pm to 4pm

Fort Andross
14 Maine St.
Brunswick, ME

Siddhartha School’s 15th Annual Celebration

a benefit
silent auction live music food

Frontier Gallery and Cafe
14 Maine Street, Mill 3
Fort Andross
Brunswick, ME

Saturday, November 6th
5pm to 8pm
tickets: $10

One of my collectors has donated my “Buddha” painting for the silent auction!

Gorham Art Fair

a celebration of community and the arts with friends and family

Shaw Gymnasium
Gorham Municipal Center
Gorham, ME

Saturday, November 6th
9am to 4pm

art music food
free admission!

“Spreading Light”

a solo show

Blue
650A Congress St.
Portland, ME

opening reception:
Friday, November 5th
5pm to 8pm
part of Portland’s First Friday Art Walk
show runs for the month of November

10×10 Brunswick

Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Community Hall
Pleasant St., Brunswick

Friday, October 1st
5pm to 8pm

All work priced at $200
$100 goes to the artist
$100 goes to Arts Are Elementary

www.10x10brunswick.org
Come and check out the work of 125 artists and help support a worthy cause!
food provided by 25 Brunswick restaurants and caterers

Family Arts Festival

Brunswick, ME

Saturday, September 25th
10am to 4pm

on the Town Mall just off Maine Street

I will be doing a collage workshop from 10 am to noon!

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

Two Year Anniversary
of
Freeport Square Gallery

a group show

artists’ reception:
Friday, June 18th
5pm to 7pm

show runs June 3rd through June 30th

gallery hours:
Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
Monday and Tuesday, by appointment or chance

GIVING HOPE

A series of community events to benefit
The Retreat
Domestic Violence Services
‘Where Violence Ends and Hope Begins’

Memorial Day Weekend
Thursday May 27 Sunday May 30
at
The Giving Room
Southold, New York

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.

Songs of Hope Open Mike Night and Art Auction

Friday May 28 7 to 10pm
Donation: $10
Catered by
NoFo Oyster Bar, Sang Lee Farms & Desserts by Claudia Fleming

Enjoy performances by local musicians and get another opportunity to bid on art while sampling delicious food and beverages from local businesses.

Yoga for Life Yoga Experiences with Claire Jannuzzi

Saturday May 29
Yoga Fee: $18
Yoga at 8.30 am Open Flow
Yoga at 10.30 am Beginner’s Class

Last Chance to Give Hope Yoga and Auction Close

Sunday May 30
Yoga at 10am to Noon 2 hour workshop

Final Bidding Art Auction Noon 1pm

Enjoy a 2 hour intermediate workshop with Claire Jannuzzi, followed by organic juicing and a final opportunity to bid in the silent auction.

Auction and Portrait Raffle proceeds shared by artists and The Retreat
Partial yoga proceeds donated to The Retreat

Paintings and Collages by Maria Castellano-Usery

a solo show

North Star Music Cafe
Portland, ME

opening reception:
Friday, May 7th
5pm to 8pm

part of Portland’s First Friday Artwalk

I will be the featured artist for the month of May!

group show/farmer’s market

Community Wellness Center

Farmingdale, ME

opening reception:
Friday, May 7th
6 pm to 8 pm

show runs for about 2 months

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.

“Flow”

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

“PuttingItAllTogether: Collage, Assemblage, and Montage”

a group show

climate/gallery
Long Island City, NY

opening reception:
Saturday, February 6th
6pm to 9pm

show closes Sunday, February 21st

“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)

“Giving”

a group show

Community Wellness Center
Farmingdale, ME

opening reception:
Friday, December 11th
6pm to 8pm

Arts Downtown and All Around

sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance

Friday, December 4th, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 5th, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, December 6th, 12pm to 4pm

I will be in the Art, Mind and Soul Studio Art Colony
inside Fort Andross,
Brunswick, Maine

“Denim and Diamonds Gala”

an auction to benefit
Brimmer and May School
Chestnut Hill, MA
Saturday, November 14th
one of my paintings will be up for auction!

Gorham Art Fair

Shaw Gymnasium
Gorham Municipal Center
Gorham, ME

Saturday, November 7th
9am to 4pm

Enjoy Art, Music, Food,
and Children’s Activities

Plus a silent auction to benefit the Gorham Food Pantry

DRAWN TO MAINE

“Think Within the Box”

(all artwork must fit inside a flatrate shipping box from the post office)

Freeport Square Gallery

Freeport, ME

Thursday, Oct. 1st through Saturday, October 31st

opening reception:
Sunday, October 4th, 4pm

PECHA KUCHA

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.

“PECHA KUCHA COMBINES BUSINESS MEETING AND POETRY SLAM
TO TRANSFORM CORPORATE CLICHE INTO SURPRISINGLY
COMPELLING BEATTHECLOCK PERFORMANCE ART…”
—WIRED MAGAZINE

“Beloved”

a group show

Community Wellness Center
Farmingdale, ME

opening reception: Friday, June 26, 6pm to 8pm

show runs for about 3 months

Freeport Creative Arts group show

Freeport Square Gallery

Juried by Bruce Brown

Show Opening: June 14th 4 to 6pm

June 14th through June 28th