Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Call to Artists...

Chocolate Church ART Gallery Exhibits for 2013
Are you an Artist who depicts winter or winter inspired ART? (photo on right, 2012 Exhibit)
Winter Wonderland
Jan. 25th-March 16th
Imagine walking in a snowy wonderland.
Icicles hanging from the eaves of snow covered houses and children skating on the frozen ponds. Snowflakes and snowy scenes will inspire you to have a cup of cocoa, bundle up and take a stroll in what we like to think of as a Winter Wonderland. We will be featuring Photography, Paintings, Pastels, Encaustic and Ceramic Vases up the center of the Gallery.
Pastels, Oils, Acrylic, Encaustic, Charcoal, Assemblage, Pottery, Jewelry and Sculpture.
If you would like to be considered please email the Curator at  k@kdbcurator.com with a link to your website, blog or facebook page. 
If you are wondering about our 2012 Exhibits Scroll down We do an article for each exhibit, on this Blog!
We look forward to hearing from you. 
Thanks in advance.
FMI Log onto CCAG Facebook page
or www.kdbcurator.com 

Look over our list of Exhibits for the coming year.
If you are interested in being a part of a listed future exhibit,
we would welcome an email with a link to your work.
Thanks in advance for being a part of this gallery. 

Fiddleheads & Springtime Pleasures
March 22nd-May 11th
After a long cold winter nothing warms the heart like Fiddlehead Ferns, Snowdrops and Daffodils popping up out of the ground. The leaves on the trees are an amazing shade of bright green and the birdies are singing their springtime songs. We will feature Paintings, Pastels, Photographs, and Sculpture up the center of the Gallery.
Birds of a Feather
May 17th-July 13th
Flock together! This springtime show will feature, Paintings of Nests, Eggs, Birds and
sculptures of Birds. The mediums may surprise you. We will be featuring Paintings,
Pastels, Photographs, Encaustic, Altered Art and Ceramic and Metal. This is a must for
any Art and Nature lover.
The Sea Around Us
July 19th-September 14th
The sea around us in mid-coast Maine is rich with inspiration. Tidal Pools, Salt Ponds,
Rocky Cliffs, Sandy Shores, Thundering Surf and Tidal Marshes make up the physical
landscape. A most interesting component of the sea and its environs are the creatures that
call this fragile eco-system home. We will feature Paintings, Pastels, Photographs,
Assemblage and Sculpture up the center of the Gallery. This is our special love letter to
the sea.
The Maine Woods
September 20th-November 2nd
A mysterious place, filled with majestic Trees, Ferns, Lichens, Granite Outcroppings and
an amazing array of Wildlife. This rich and vibrant Eco-System will be the focus of this
Exhibit. We will be honoring the spirit of this mystical part of Maine. We will be
featuring Paintings, Pastels, Photographs and Wooden Sculpture.
The Holiday Small Wonders Exhibit
November 8th-December 13th
Art & Fine Crafts, Great for Gift Giving and treating yourself to some beautiful Art.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Members Exhibit...

Through December 17th we are featuring some beautiful ART created by members of the Chocolate Church Performing ARTS center. Come by and check it out, you will not be disappointed.
The theme of this show is "Living on the Midcoast".

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Autumn Feast Exhibit, Online Tour...

 The Autumn Feast Exhibit. September 21st-November 3rd.
We have created a virtual tour of this ART Exhibit. Enjoy!
The featured Artists are...
Anne Alexander – Ceramic Sculptures
Ed McCarton - Paintings
Peter Turner - Furniture
Lois Strickland - Paintings
Elizabeth Newman - Paintings
Richard Lauck – Iron Candlesticks
Anne Macleod - Pastels
Bob Delaney - Photography
Sara Cox - Pottery
Matthew deWolff Ahlers - Pottery
kdb-Karen Dominguez - Encaustic

  Anne Alexander-Ceramic Sculptures
 Anne Alexander-Ceramic Sculptures
 Anne Macleod-Pastel Artist
 Bob Delaney-Photograher
 Anne Macleod-Pastel Artist
kdb-Karen Dominguez-Encaustic Artist 
 Sara Cox Delilah Pottery-Ceramics
 Ed McCarton-Painter  Peter Turner-Fine Furniture Maker
 Ed McCarton-Painter
 Elizabeth Newman-Painter
 Lois Strickland-Painter
 Matt Ahlers-Ceramic, Sara Cox-Ceramic
 Peter Turner-Fine Furniture Maker
 Ricahard Lauck-Blacksmith
Sara Cox-Delilah Pottery

Friday, September 21, 2012

Autumn Feast Exhibit...

“Autumn Feast” ART Exhibit.
Opening Reception, Friday – September 21st, 5-7

You are invited to enjoy ten Artist's visions and interpretations of
an Autumn Feast.
Interpretation - Breaking bread after the harvest and sharing a feast is an
archetypal activity. This show will feature a series Pedestals and a long harvest Table, up the center space. The table is set with different ceramic artists dinnerware and  sculptures.
The walls will feature contemporary autumn themed Paintings, Pastels, Encaustics & Photographs.

Come and meet the Artists in this multi-disciplined show.
Anne Alexander – Ceramic Sculptures
Ed McCarton - Paintings
Peter Turner - Furniture
Lois Strickland - Paintings
Elizabeth Newman - Paintings
Richard Lauck – Iron Candlesticks
Anne Macleod - Pastels
Bob Delaney - Photography
Sara Cox - Pottery
Matthew deWolff Ahlers - Pottery
kdb-Karen Dominguez - Encaustic

This Exhibit will be in the ART  Gallery through November 3rd.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Maine Home - Inside & Outside ART Exhibit

The Chocolate Church  ART Gallery Presents The Maine Home - Inside & Outside.  ART Exhibit. Opening Reception,  Friday - August 10th, 5-7

You are invited to enjoy eight Artist's vision and interpretation of
The Maine Home. From Photography to Paintings.

Inspiration: The viewer will feel like a voyeur into the lives of some interesting and
sometimes funky, often old but always interesting Maine homes. We will also explore the gardens, structures and magic of the outdoors. 

Come and meet the Artists in this multi-discplined show.
Sara  Szwajkos - Photographer
Alison Rector   - Painter
Marsha Feller   -  Painter                
Hati Modr         -  Painter
Matthew Ahlers - Pottery
Ellen Thayer  -  Painter
Andrea Black  -  Painter
kdb-Karen Dominguez - Encaustic

This Exhibit runs through September 15th.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summertime Whimsey ART Exhibit....

Summertime Whimsey ART Exhibit Opens June 15th. A fun show with a nod towards Summertime Fun. We have Artists from as far as Linconville, Maine! If you love bright, fun and energetic work, this show is for you.This Exhibit will be showing through Saturday, August 4th.

Inspiration: This perfectly bright and fun collection will be a vibrant edition for the summer crowds. The walls will be filled with bright colors and unexpected subject matter. We will feature painted and embellished sculptures of Walking Houses and Fun Ceramic Bowls up the center space.

Our Summertime Whimsey Artists...
Click, to check out their very fine work on their websites.
kdb-Karen Dominguez                                                                        

We know how to have fun at The Chocolate Church ART Gallery in Bath Maine. 
Hope to see you soon!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Edge of The Sea, Artist by Artist...

The Edge of the Sea is a very lively ART Exhibit. We have 11 Artist's participating in this show. The inspiration from Maine's 4000 miles of rocky coastline is evident. You will not be disappointed, stop in today.

We are so excited to feature the talents of Pam Cabanas, Pastel Artist. She is brilliant, Birds,  Islands, Landscape, Plants and Trees. She is truly an inspired person and she lives out near the end of the reach in a little town called Friendship.

 We are also featuring the sculptures of Anne Alexander. The texture, style and perfect definition of her shells are rich with color and intention. She is a keen observer of nature.

We are showing lovely paintings by Prentiss Weiss, a mid-coast Artist who is in love with the sea and the beauty of Maine. She and understands the nuances of the shape, texture and colors of shells that end up on the shoreline.  

Katharine Cartwright NSW is a talented Artist who lives out near Clarks Island, we are featuring her Watercolor and Oil paintings. Her passion for the Sea is evident in her finely executed paintings.

The Artist Jean Stephens hails from Rochester New York, but summers in mid-coast Maine. We are excited to show her Oil paintings depicting rock formations sculpted by continuous wave and wind action on the coastal reaches.

We are happy to have been able to include the accomplished Textile Artist Catherine Worthington. In this collection she takes her inspiration from the sea and salt ponds and Maine's abundant sea shells. What she can do with a bit of fabric, some paint and some thread along with her imaginative designs is truly a wonderful thing.
Jean Kigel is returning for this exhiibit, sharing her fine watercolors of Ocean creatures and shells. Her watercolors are rich in color and highly detailed.

Patricia Boissevain found  the shells for this collection of jewelry on the shoreline out at the edge of the Harpswells, her golden periwinkle's are pure magic when fashioned into a bracelet, earrings or necklace.

Andrea Black is a local Artist who has dabbled in the Art world since she was a young girl. She loves the sea and is all about color, texture and the subject at hand.

 Stan Tupper contributed his fantastic Steel and Stone lamp. He finds the rolled stones here on the mid-coast and chooses them in a careful manner so they can stack ever so artfully.

We also have work by kdb-Karen Dominguez, a local Artist who works mainly in Encaustics and has a passion for the edge of the sea. Most summer days if she is not in her studio, she is out walking on the edge of the sea on the rocky coast of Maine.  kdb is also the 2012 Curator for the Art Exhibits at this gallery.

A special thanks to Patricia Porell for the fun summer cottage Wicker Furniture. It is comfy and it is for sale!  "Timeless Cottage" New & Vintage Home Furnishings.

Also a special thanks to  Shankman & Associates for their very generous support of the Gallery Opening Night Refreshments.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Edge Of the Sea Exhibit...

Thursday April 26th, 5-7
The Chocolate Church Art Gallery presents the opening reception of
Edge of the Sea Art Exhibit.
Please join the artists in a celebration of the sea with their individual interpretations of this delicate Eco-System. A wide range of styles and mediums in this exhibit allow the viewer to experience the magical life at the very edge of the Inter-tidal Zone.

Come and check out "The Edge of the Sea" through the eyes of this very special group of Artists.
Featuring: Encaustic, Textile, Watercolor, Assemblage, Acrylic & Oils. Photography & Jewelry.
Stan Tupper
Andrea Black

Friday, February 24, 2012

Springtime Floriade Exhibit

Opening Night for this Exhibit is Friday March 9th 5-7. See you there.
The Chocolate Church Art Gallery presents another fantastic multi-disciplinary exhibit that takes place when we are in the grips of late winter/early spring. This will be a treat for all. Featuring Floral Paintings and Photographs of Flowers, Gardens, and Moments of Spring, such as birds and nests.

Inspiration: Presented when we are in the grips of late winter early spring, this will be a treat for all. Featuring Floral Paintings and Photographs of Flowers & Gardens.

Please celebrate spring with our eclectic group of featured artists:
Painters: Encaustic, Textile, Watercolor, Acrylic & Oils. Photography & Jewelry.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Music Night with Peter Alexander in the Chocolate Church ART Gallery

An exceptional evening of music and art is planned for Friday the 3rd of February at the Chocolate Church Art Gallery. Come out of the cold and step into a warm but brilliant winter wonderland. The Midwinter's Night Dream exhibit has transformed the entire gallery into a dreamy white winter theme with stunning paintings, photographs and fine art crafts.

Peter Alexander, President of Maine Songwriters’ Association, brings his wholehearted talent to the night adding his personal warmth and wonderful songwriting and guitar playing to create a perfect cross-disciplinary event.

The Chocolate Church Art Gallery presents an evening combining music and art. Consider this the best Cabin Fever Reliever Party around in the month of February! We look forward to seeing you.

Event: Music in the Gallery with Peter Alexander
Date: Friday, February 3rd
Location:Chocolate Church Art Gallery
Time: 7:00 - 8:30PM
Cost: $10 at the door
Contact: curatorccartgallery@gmail.com 207.442.8455