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Paint-a-Thon/VANtastic 4!

Paint-a-Thon/VANtastic 4!
Saturday, November 24th
9am-5pm (roughly)
Indrani’s of Brunswick
Tontine Mall
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my thirty-sixth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, November 24th, I will be setting up my easel at the Tontine Mall (149 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 9am-5pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to ArtVan. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Tontine Mall and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to ArtVan. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2345869012154820/

Paint-a-Thon/Gimme Shelter 2!

Paint-a-Thon/Gimme Shelter 2!
Saturday, October 20th
10am-6pm (roughly)
Indrani’s
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my thirty-fifth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, October 20th, I will be setting up my easel just outside Indrani’s of brunswick (149 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm; at the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Midcoast Humane (formerly Coastal Humane Society). Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art that day and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) will be donated to Midcoast Humane. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/249571769051303/

Paint-a-Thon/Feed Your Head 2!

Paint-a-Thon/Feed Your Head 2!
Friday, September 14th
10am-6pm (roughly)
Indrani’s
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my thirty-fourth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Friday, September 14th, I will be setting up my easel at Indrani’s of Brunswick and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program’s “Backpack Program”. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show that day and 10% of all art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) will be donated to the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program’s “Backpack Program”. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1611823658924144/

Paint-a-Thon/Trust The Process!

Paint-a-Thon/Trust The Process!
Saturday, August 18th
9:30am-5:30pm (roughly)
Monarch Massage and Wellness
41 Main Street, Topsham

I’m having my thirty-third Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, August 18th, I will be setting up my easel at the NEW location of Monarch Massage and Wellness! I’ll be painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm, and at the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a solo show at Monarch Massage and Wellness and 10% of all art sales for the month of August (excluding magnets, but including totes) will be donated to the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/272924836831293/

Paint-a-Thon/Shine Your Light!

Paint-a-Thon/Shine Your Light!
Saturday, July 7th
9am-5pm (roughly)
Monarch Massage and Wellness
41 Main Street, Topsham

I’m having my thirty-second Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, July 7th, I will be setting up my easel at the NEW location of Monarch Massage and Wellness! I’ll be painting from roughly 9am-5pm, and at the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a solo show at Monarch Massage and Wellness and 10% of all art sales for the month of July (excluding magnets, but including totes) will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/455459781591798/

Paint-a-Thon/Transformation Time!

Paint-a-Thon/Transformation Time!
Sunday, June 3rd
9am-5pm (roughly)
Monarch Massage and Wellness
41 Main Street, Topsham

I’m having my thirty-first Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Sunday, June 3rd, I will be setting up my easel at the NEW location of Monarch Massage and Wellness during the Open House celebration! I’ll be painting from roughly 9am-5pm, and at the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a solo show at Monarch Massage and Wellness and 10% of all art sales for the month of June (excluding magnets, but including totes) will be donated to the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/377436939436572/

Paint-a-Thon/Hope Springs Eternal!

Paint-a-Thon/Hope Springs Eternal!
Saturday, May 5th
12pm-8pm (roughly)
Brick South
8 Thompson’s Point, Portland

I’m having my thirtieth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, May 5th, I will be setting up my easel at Brick South (8 Thompson’s Point, Portland) during the Relay For Life of Greater Portland, ME! I’ll be painting from roughly 12pm-8pm, and at the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Hope Lodge in Boston. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art that day and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to Hope Lodge in Boston. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1991945584458073/

Paint-a-Thon/VANtastic 3!

Paint-a-Thon/VANtastic 3!
Saturday, April 21st
9:30am-5:30pm (roughly)
Tontine Mall
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my twenty-ninth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, March 31st, I will be setting up my easel at the Tontine Mall (149 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to ArtVan. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Tontine Mall and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to ArtVan. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/244855509392008/

Paint-a-Thon/Music Is Love!

Paint-a-Thon/Music Is Love!
Saturday, March 31st
9:30am-5:30pm (roughly)
Tontine Mall
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my twenty-eighth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, March 31st, I will be setting up my easel at the Tontine Mall (149 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to MusiCares. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Tontine Mall and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to MusiCares. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/506150553114241/

Paint-a-Thon/SOUPER BOWL III!

Paint-a-Thon/SOUPER BOWL III!
Saturday, February 10th
9:30am-5:30pm (roughly)
Tontine Mall
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my twenty-seventh Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, February 10th, I will be setting up my easel at the Tontine Mall (149 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program’s “Backpack Program”. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Tontine Mall and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program’s “Backpack Program”. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

Paint-a-Thon/Water Is Life!

Paint-a-Thon/Water Is Life!
Saturday, January 27th
9:30am-5:30pm (roughly)
Tontine Mall, just outside of Indrani’s
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my twenty-sixth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, January 27th, I will be setting up my easel just outside of Indrani’s at Tontine Mall (149 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Brunswick Coastal Rotary’s Burundi Mission Hospital & Clean Water project. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Tontine Mall and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to Brunswick Coastal Rotary’s Burundi Mission Hospital & Clean Water project. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/158758921432105/

Holiday POP UP SALE!

Merrymeeting Arts Center
9 Main St., Bowdoinham, ME
Friday, December 15th 6pm-8pm
Saturday, December 16th 9am-4pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/188269278406062/

Paint-a-Thon/The Art Of Giving 2!

Paint-a-Thon/The Art of Giving 2!

Saturday, December 9th

10am-6pm (roughly)

Selby Shoes Etc.

220 Maine Mall Road, #5

South Portland, ME

 

I’m having my twenty-fifth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, December 9th, I will be setting up my easel at Selby Shoes Etc. (220 Maine Mall Road, #5, South Portland) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Selby Shoes Etc. and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

*solo show*

Float Harder Relaxation Center

500 Washington Ave.

Portland, ME 04103

207-400-5187

this show will be up for the month of November!

 

Paint-a-Thon/Attitude of Gratitude!

Paint-a-Thon/Attitude of Gratitude!
Saturday, November 11th
10am-6pm (roughly)
Birch St. House & Garden, Roslindale, MA

I’m having my twenty-fourth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, November 11th, I will be setting up my easel at Birch St. House & Garden (760 South Street, Roslindale, MA) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Birch St. House & Garden and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

Paint-a-Thon/Blanket Statement!

Paint-a-Thon/Blanket Statement!
Thursday, October 26th
10am-6pm (roughly)
Halcyon Yarn, 12 School Street, Bath, ME

I’m having my twenty-third Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Thursday, October 26th, I will be setting up my easel at Halcyon Yarn (12 School Street, Bath, ME) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Welcome Blanket Project. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Halcyon Yarn and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to the Welcome Blanket Project. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

 

 

 

 

Taste of Tidewater 10×10

exhibit: Saturday, August 26th

online sales: Friday, September 15th

 

 

Paint-a-Thon/Gimme Shelter!

Paint-a-Thon/Gimme Shelter!
Saturday, September 23rd
9:30am-5:30pm (roughly)
Tontine Mall, just outside of Indrani’s
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my twenty-second Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, September 23rd, I will be setting up my easel just outside of Indrani’s at Tontine Mall (149 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Brunswick Coastal Rotary’s Shelter Boxes For Texas campaign. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Tontine Mall and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to the . Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/116859638960659/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

10×10 Brunswick

Friday, September 22nd, 6pm-8pm

Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant St.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 27 Pleasant St.

 

Paint-a-Thon/Library Love 3!

Paint-a-Thon/Library Love 3!
Friday, August 11th
10:30am-6:30pm (roughly)
Twice-Told Tales
11 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

I’m having my twenty-first Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Friday, August 11th, I will be setting up my easel at Twice-Told Tales (11 Pleasant Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 10:30am-6:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Friends of Curtis Library. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Twice-Told Tales and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to the Friends of Curtis Library. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2037948149822125/

Paint-a-Thon/Green Is Good!

Friday, July 21st
10:30am-6:30pm (roughly)
Dobra Tea
89 Exchange Street, Portland

I’m having my twentieth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Friday, July 21st, I will be setting up my easel at Dobra Tea (89 Exchange Street, Portland) and painting from roughly 10:30am-6:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the conservation efforts of Maine Audubon. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a solo show of my art at Dobra Tea and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from the month of July will be donated to the conservation efforts of Maine Audubon. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1819678748346092/

Paint-a-Thon/Do Tell!

Friday, June 2nd
10:30am-6:30pm (roughly)
Dobra Tea
89 Exchange Street, Portland

I’m having my nineteenth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Friday, June 2nd, I will be setting up my easel at Dobra Tea (89 Exchange Street, Portland) and painting from roughly 10:30am-6:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Telling Room. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a solo show of my art at Dobra Tea and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from the month of June will be donated to The Telling Room. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/398713470528748/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22dashboard%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22main_list%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%7D

Paint-a-Thon/VANtastic 2!

Saturday, May 13th
8:30am-4:30pm (roughly)
Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe
149 Maine Street, Brunswick

I’m having my eighteenth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, May 13th, I will be setting up my easel at Wild Oats Bakery & Café (149 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 8:30am-4:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to ArtVan. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a small “pop-up” show of my art at Wild Oats Bakery & Café and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to ArtVan. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/411275009253634/

“Paint-a-Thon”/Library Love Part Deux!

Friday, April 14th
9:30am-5:30pm (roughly)
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant St., Brunswick

I’m having my seventeenth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Friday, April 14th, I will be setting up my easel at Curtis Memorial Library (23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Curtis Memorial Library. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a small “pop-up” show of my art at Curtis Memorial Library and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets, but including totes) from this show will be donated to Curtis Memorial Library. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1878639679045046/

“Paint-a-Thon”/Sweet 16!

Saturday, March 25th
10am-6pm (roughly)
Selby Shoes Etc.
220 Maine Mall Road, #5, South Portland, ME

I’m having my sixteenth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, December 17th, I will be setting up my easel at Selby Shoes Etc. (220 Maine Mall Road, #5, South Portland, ME) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the conservation efforts of Maine Audubon. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Selby Shoes Etc. and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to the conservation efforts of Maine Audubon. Please contact me via email (maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com) or phone/text (207-607-1715) for raffle information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/286541395116060/

“Paint-a-Thon”/Nourish New Hampshire!

I’m having my 15th Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! Thanks to the kind cooperation of the Greater Claremont Board of Realtors ® Community Service Committee and the Pleasant Street Restaurant, I’ll be setting up my easel once again at 84 Pleasant Street and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm on Saturday, February 25th. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales will be donated to the Claremont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.paypal.me/BrushstrokesByMaria) for $5 each or 3 for $10. Here’s a new twist to increase your chances: donate 3 cans of food and receive 1 free raffle ticket for that day’s drawing (limit 1 free raffle ticket per person)! I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at 84 Pleasant Street and 10% of all art sales (excluding magnets, but including tote bags) will be donated to the Claremont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1083606788433357/

“Paint-a-Thon”/SOUPER BOWL II!

Saturday, January 28th
9:30am-5:30pm (roughly)
25 Stanwood Street, Brunswick
(right next to Believe Fitness)

I’m having my fourteenth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! Thanks to the kind cooperation of Morton Real Estate, on Saturday, January 28th, I will be setting up my easel at 25 Stanwood Street (right next to Believe Fitness) and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program’s “Backpack Program”. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.paypal.me/BrushstrokesByMaria) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at 25 Stanwood Street and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to MCHPP’s “Backpack Program”.

https://www.facebook.com/events/231544660631395/

“Paint-a-Thon”/The Art of Giving!

Saturday, December 17th
10am-6pm (roughly)
Selby Shoes Etc.
220 Maine Mall Road, #5, South Portland, ME

I’m having my thirteenth Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon”! On Saturday, December 17th, I will be setting up my easel at Selby Shoes Etc. (220 Maine Mall Road, #5, South Portland, ME) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.paypal.me/BrushstrokesByMaria) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Selby Shoes Etc. and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1619557585007067/

“Paint-a-Thon”/Feed Your Soul!

Saturday, November 19th
9:30 am -5:30 pm (roughly)
Cafe Castello
141 South Country Road, Bellport, NY

I’m having my twelfth Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel at Cafe Castello (141 South Country Road, Bellport, NY) and painting from roughly 9:30am-5:30pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Long Island Cares, Inc.- The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/fundraising/Paint-a-ThonFeedYourSoul) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Cafe Castello and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to Long Island Cares, Inc.- The Harry Chapin Food Bank.

https://www.facebook.com/events/838475276294152/

Another option for buying raffle tickets online is here!
https://www.paypal.me/BrushstrokesByMaria

“Paint-a-Thon”/Make Yourself At Home!

Friday, October 14th
10am-6pm (roughly)
84 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH
(right next to The Pleasant Street Restaurant)

I’m having my eleventh Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel at 84 Pleasant Street (right next to The Pleasant Street Restaurant) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Realtors Against Homelessness. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/fundraising/Paint-a-ThonMakeYourselfAtHome) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at 84 Pleasant Street and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to Realtors Against Homelessness.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1077881242267121/

10×10 Brunswick

Friday, September 30th
6 pm -8:30 pm

a group show in 2 venues:
Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
and
Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

www.10x10brunswick.org

2nd Annual Taste of Tidewater 10×10

A Taste of Tidewater 10×10
to benefit the Gardens at Tidewater Farm
Saturday, August 20, 2016 5-8 PM
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary Parish House
43 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/horticulture/garden/taste-of-tidewater/

ArtWalk Lewiston/Auburn

Roger’s Haircutters
94 Main St., Auburn
my work will be in the front window from mid-July through mid-August

Paint-a-Thon/Library Love!

Friday, September 9th
9am-5pm (roughly)
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant St., Brunswick

I’m having my tenth Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel in the front lobby of Curtis Memorial Library (23 Pleasant St., Brunswick) and painting from roughly 9am-5pm. I will also be having an opening reception for my September show (September 1st through September 27th) in the Morrell Meeting Room from 5pm-8pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Curtis Memorial Library. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/fundraising/Paint-a-ThonLibraryLove) for $5 each or 3 for $10. 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from my September show in the Morrell Meeting Room will be donated to Curtis Memorial Library.

Paint-a-Thon/Rise To The Challenge!

Tuesday, August 16th
10am-6pm (roughly)
Roger’s Haircutters
94 Main Street, Auburn

I’m having my ninth Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel at Roger’s Haircutters (94 Main Street, Auburn) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Roger’s Haircutters Dempsey Challenge Team. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/fundraising/Paint-a-ThonRiseToTheChallenge) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Roger’s Haircutters and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to the Roger’s Haircutters Dempsey Challenge Team.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1136211169758980/

“Paint-a-Thon”/Big Love!

Cool As A Moose
128 Maine Street, Brunswick
Friday, July 15th
10am-6pm

I’m having my eighth Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel at Cool As A Moose (128 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/#/fundraising/paint-a-thonbig-love) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Cool As A Moose and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick.

“Paint-a-Thon”/Paint4TheCure Part Deux!

Wyler’s
150 Maine Street, Brunswick
Friday, June 10th
10am-6pm

I’m having my seventh Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel at Wyler’s (150 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s “Play4TheCure” program. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/#/fundraising/paint-a-thonpaint4thecure-part-deux ) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Wyler’s and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to the NFCR’s “Play4TheCure” program.

https://www.facebook.com/events/188376058225194/

“Paint-a-Thon”/Small But Mighty!

She Doesn’t Like Guthries
115 Middle Street, Lewiston
Friday, May 20th
10am-6pm

I’m having my sixth Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel at She Doesn’t Like Guthries (115 Middle Street, Lewiston) and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/#/fundraising/paint-a-thonsmall-but-mighty) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a month-long show of my art at She Doesn’t Like Guthries (beginning on Friday, May 5th) and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

https://www.facebook.com/events/485366764982251/

Paint-a-Thon/Every Day is Like EARTH DAY!

Frosty’s Donuts
54 Maine Street, Brunswick
Saturday, April 16th
8am-4pm

I’m having my fifth Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel in the front window of Frosty’s Donuts (54 Maine Street, Brunswick) and painting from roughly 8am-4pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Cathance River Education Alliance. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/#/fundraising/every-day-is-like-earth-day) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Frosty’s Donuts and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to the Cathance River Education Alliance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/689755381128167/

“Paint-a-Thon”/St. CATrick’s Day!

Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe
Tontine Mall
149 Maine Street, Brunswick
Saturday, March 19th, 9am-5pm (roughly)

I’m having my fourth Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel in the front window of Wild Oats and painting from roughly 9am-5pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Coastal Humane Society. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/#/register/BrushstrokeswithImpactbyMaria *click the button on the left-hand side of the page that says “fundraising”* or go here: https://www.carii.com/#/fundraising/paint-a-thonst-catricks-day) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Wild Oats and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to the Coastal Humane Society.

Ice Festival Lewiston Auburn

Friday, February 19th – Monday, February 21st

I have a print included in the silent auction on Friday night!
FMI: http://laarts.org/

“Paint-a-Thon”/VANtastic!

Wyler’s
150 Maine Street, Brunswick
Saturday, February 27th, 10am-6pm (roughly)

I’m having my third Brushstrokes With Impact ™ “Paint-a-Thon”! I will be setting up my easel in the front window of Wyler’s and painting from roughly 10am-6pm. At the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to ArtVan. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online (here’s the link: https://www.carii.com/#/register/BrushstrokeswithImpactbyMaria *click the button on the left-hand side of the page that says “fundraising”* or go here: https://www.carii.com/#/fundraising/brushstrokes-with-impact—vantastic) for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will also have a “pop-up” show of my art at Wyler’s and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to ArtVan.

Paint-a-Thon/SOUPER BOWL!

Cool As A Moose
128 Maine Street, Brunswick
Saturday, January 30th

I will be painting from 10am-6pm (roughly), and at the end of the day, the completed painting will be raffled off, and 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program’s “Backpack Program”! Raffle tickets can be purchased in person or online on my Carii community page, Brushstrokes With Impact By Maria for $5 each or 3 for $10. I will have a “pop-up” show of my art at Cool As A Moose from Friday, January 29th through Monday, February 1st, and 10% of all my art sales (excluding magnets) from this show will be donated to the MCHPP’s Backpack Program.

https://www.facebook.com/events/921426351245544/
https://www.carii.com/#/register/BrushstrokeswithImpactbyMaria

8th annual Joy of Art

*juried group show*
Jaunary 12th-February 20th
artists’ reception:
Saturday, February 6th, 1pm-3pm
Crooker Gallery, Topsham Public Library
25 Foreside Road, Topsham
207-725-1727

http://friendstopshamlibrary.org/programs/joy-of-art/

The Mix

*solo show*
53 Maine Street, Brunswick
show begins Wednesday, December 2nd

“Paint-a-Thon”!
Saturday, December 12th
10am-6pm (roughly)
buy raffle tickets here:
https://www.carii.com/#/register/BrushstrokeswithImpactbyMaria

https://www.carii.com/#/BrushstrokeswithImpactbyMaria/news/10998/

Here’s the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/421684314692828/

…and here’s the press release:

Local artist launches Paint 4 The Cure to benefit cancer research

Brunswick artist Maria Castellano-Usery has come up with a way to have fun, create art, and give back. On Saturday, December 12th, instead of having a “standard” opening reception to celebrate her month-long art show at The Mix (53 Maine Street, Brunswick), Maria will be having a “Paint-a-Thon”, complete with a raffle featuring the finished painting as the prize.

Maria will set up her easel in the front window of The Mix and have a day-long “Paint-a-Thon” during business hours (10am to 6pm, roughly). Raffle tickets for the completed 8” x 8” acrylic painting will be sold both in person and online ($5 each, 3 for $10) with the winning ticket being drawn at the close of business on Saturday, December 12th. Maria will be donating 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales to the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Play4theCure. Additionally, 10% of all Maria’s art sales from her December show at The Mix (excluding magnets) will be donated to the NFCR Play4TheCure program.

This idea came about when Maria asked, “If athletes can ‘Play4theCure,’ then why couldn’t artists ‘Paint4theCure’? Why couldn’t musicians ‘Play4theCure’?” Food, refreshments, and live music will add to Saturday’s festivities. If you are a musician and would like to play one or more short sets during the event, please contact Maria directly before December 5th.

This is the first of a series of “Paint-a-Thon” events where Maria will be working with other local businesses and various charities that are meaningful to her. If you are interested in creating a future collaboration, please email maria@brushstrokesbymaria.com

UUCB Holiday Fair

Saturday, December 5th
9am-2pm
UU Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street, Brunswick, ME
FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/1677107872576523/

Five Rivers Arts Alliance Art Festival & Sale

Coleman Burke Gallery (next to Frontier)
Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, ME

*Friday, November 13th, 5pm-8pm
*Saturday, November 14th, 9am-4pm
*Sunday, November 15th, 1pm-4pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/872213262886132/

PLUS: tune in to WCME on Friday, November 13th at 8:30am to hear me interviewed: www.radio9wcme.com

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Gorham Grind

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solo show!
October 4th – November 15th
18 South St., Gorham, ME
207-839-3003
artist’s reception: Saturday, October 17th, 11am-1pm
www.gorhamgrind.com

Day Of The Dead

*a group show*
Monday, October 6th-Friday, November 6th
She Doesn’t Like Guthries
115 Middle Street, Lewiston
www.guthriesplace.com

Yarmouth Art Festival

*a juried show*
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
Yarmouth, ME
hours:
Wednesday-Friday, October 21st-October 23rd, 10am-7pm
Saturday, October 24th, 10am-3pm
artists’ reception:
Thursday, October 22nd, 5:30pm-8pm
www.yarmouthartfestival.com

10×10 Brunswick

Friday, September 25th, 6pm-8:30pm
Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine
Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant Street, Brunswick,
www.10x10brunswick.org

A Taste Of Tidewater 10×10

Saturday, August 22nd
Episcopal Church of St. Mary Parish House
43 Foreside Rd., Falmouth
to benefit the gardens at Tidewater Farm

http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/taste-of-tidewater-2/

“Things/Life/Whatnot”

*a two-woman show*
featuring the work of Sarah Brayman
and Maria Castellano-Usery
June 3rd – June 30th, 2015

Frank Brockman Gallery
68 Maine St., 3rd floor
Brunswick, ME

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 community arts space – celebrating the creators of our community
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

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
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!

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

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

Art Walk Lewiston/Auburn

Final Friday, 5pm-8:30pm

Friday, May 29th: 46 Lisbon St., Lewiston
Friday, June 26th: 64 Lisbon St., Lewiston
Friday, July 31st: 46 Lisbon St., Lewiston
Friday, August 28th: 110 Lisbon St., Lewiston
Friday, September 25th: Lewiston Public Library

www.laarts.org

Art Walk Lewiston / Auburn

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.

Yoga for Life Yoga Experiences with Claire Jannuzzi

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.

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

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