Two new paintings by Alison Rector will be exhibited in this Invitational Group Show at Greenhut Galleries.
Opening reception, Saturday, February 9 from 1-3pm. You’re invited.
In addition to Alison Rector, the show features work by: Judith Allen, Greta Bank, Stephen Burt, Kate Chappell, Lee Cummings, Michel Droge, Rick Green, Sean Alonzo Harris, Joe Hemes, Adriane Herman, Tina Ingraham, Juliet Karelsen, Jonathan Mess, Amy Peters Wood, Ben Potter, Carter Shappy, Gail Skudera, Gin Stone, Shoshanna White, DM Witman, Jeff Woodbury and Dudley Zopp
Alison Rector speaks about her work at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
CMCA writes “One of our most popular series! Join us as Biennial Artists share their art crushes—each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists look at art, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own work. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.”
On December 16 we will be hearing from:
For more information, visit the CMCA website: https://cmcanow.org/event/who-do-you-love-december-16/
PORTLAND, Maine—Greenhut Galleries will host the launching party for Carl and David Little’s new book Paintings of Portland (Down East Books) on Thursday, June 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Two paintings by Alison Rector are included in the book.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public.
The city of Portland and its surroundings have inspired a wide range of art over the past 200 years. Longfellow’s “city by the sea” has been a visual talisman for a host of artists, from early masters like Harrison Bird Brown and John Bradley Hudson to a remarkable roster of contemporary painters. Paintings of Portland features a wide range of motifs—signature buildings, street scenes, the waterfront, and surrounding landscapes—in all seasons and represented by an array of styles.
About a quarter of the book is devoted to historical pieces, including paintings by John Calvin Stevens, Charles Codman, Mary Longfellow and Edward Hopper. Contemporary artists include Paul Black, Mary Bourke, Katherine Bradford, Alfred Chadbourn, Robert Cohen, Thomas Connolly, Alison Goodwin, Sarah Knock, C. Michael Lewis, Lindsay Hancock, David Campbell, Caren-Marie Michel, Joseph Nicoletti, Alison Rector, Vivien Russe, Robert Solotaire, Alice Spencer, Michael Waterman, and Debra Yoo. The cover painting by Joel Babb is a bird’s-eye view of Monument Square.
To confirm time and date of presentation, call 207-772-2693.
The 2018 Summer Season kicks off at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art with a group show of gallery artists including Alison Rector.
An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Friday May 25, 5 to 7pm. You're invited.
Ticking, oil on linen, 48” x 48”, 2017 by Alison Rector
Alison's painting a new triptych, 3 small oil paintings, for The Portland Show.
Wet paint, fresh off the easel.
Alison's silkscreen prints on view in Greenhut Galleries' Printmaking exhibit.
Alison Rector will be at the Ogunquit Museum, talking about her show The Value of Thought.
She'll be walking through the exhibit with visitors, talking about the paintings and answering questions.
Here's what the Ogunquit Museum website says about the event:
Gallery Talk: artist Alison Rector guides visitors through her current exhibition, Alison Rector: The Value of Thought. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. This talk is free with museum admission. OMAA members always admitted free.
Alison Rector at Ogunquit Museum of American Art: "The Value of Thought" September 1 - October 31, 2017
Alison Rector will be featured in a solo exhibit in the Long Gallery at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. The Value of Thought is a series of oil paintings exploring historic public libraries, an exhibit sponsored by Greenhut Galleries.
Rector’s luminous paintings celebrate the beauty and serenity of Maine’s libraries in 18 paintings. Her work has been praised for the depiction of light with radiant color and quiet beauty.
Since 2014, Alison Rector has painted Maine’s public libraries, inspired by public spaces dedicated to learning and reflection. In particular, she's explored twenty Carnegie libraries anchoring many Maine villages and towns. By the early twentieth century, a Carnegie library was often the most imposing structure in hundreds of small American communities. Since 2014, Rector has created more than 40 oil paintings of libraries. ”She invites the view to experience these community treasures with reverence—the beauty of their stacks, their striking architectural features, or the simple joy of a quiet place to read,” comments Karin Wilkes, director of Courthouse Gallery Fine Art.
On Tuesday August 22, Rector presented a preview presentation about the paintings with Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth as part of the Totally Tuesday Talks series at the museum. "Maine's Carnegie Libraries" was well-received by a lively crowd.
For more information, visit the Ogunquit Museum of American Art website, www.ogunquitmuseum.org
Alison Rector and Janice Anthony, 2 Maine painters, have created a body of work they call How The Light Gets In. Rector & Anthony both use light in their paintings. They are inspired by the words of the late great poet & songwriter Leonard Cohen. Cohen wrote, "there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in", in his famous song Anthem.
This two-person exhibit will be on view at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art is Ellsworth Maine.
The artists will present a gallery talk about their work on Wednesday Sept. 6 at 6pm. Come meet the artists and hear about their collaboration. You're invited.
This show, titled "Interiors", is a curated collection of works that focus on representations of domestic spaces, public spaces or invented physical spaces. The human presence is clearly felt but not necessarily depicted; the human form is not the central idea. Rather, the works show us the interior spaces we occupy rather than our occupation of them. Artists included will be (but not limited to) Alison Rector, Louise Bourne, Gideon Bok, Kris Engman, Sarah Swajkos, Jessica Ives, David Estey and Heath Paley.
The theme for the entire year at Waterfall Arts is “Place and Belonging”. This summer show "Interiors" will be on exhibit in the Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts in Belfast Maine from July 28 until September 15, 2017.
Alison Rector's new painting Down East will be on view at a group exhibit at Greenhut Galleries in April.
Maine: The Way Life Is features the work of a large group of artists, an invitational show all about Maine. An opening reception for the show on Saturday April 8, 1pm to 3pm is open to the public.
A group exhibit of artwork by Courthouse Gallery artists, including Alison Rector.
Courthouse Gallery will host an artist's reception and Holiday Open House on Wednesday December 14, 2016, 5 pm to 7 pm. Please join us and bring your art-loving friends.
Alison speaks about her paintings "Rotundas & Reading Rooms: Maine Public Library Architecture & Art
a co-presentation by Kirk Mohney, author and architectural historian, and artist Alison Rector
An exhibit of new paintings by Alison Rector will be featured in the side gallery at Greenhut Galleries in July. Shared Quiet paintings celebrate Maine public library buildings. You are invited to the opening reception on Thursday July 7, 5 - 7pm at the gallery. I'd love to see you there!
Rector says "The exhibit will be the final chapter of my Shared Quiet series, new paintings exploring the beauty and aesthetic of public library buildings." Earlier exhibits of Rector's Shared Quiet were shown at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth Maine and at the Kramer Gallery at the Belfast Free Library in Belfast Maine.
Alison Rector will be showing a new painting at Greenhut Galleries' 8th biennial “Portland Show”. This is an invitational show of artist's interpretation of “Portland”. You are invited to attend the opening reception for this exhibit on Saturday April 9, 1pm to 3pm. Come see the show and talk with the artists.
US State Department Arts Envoy Program welcomes artists Alison Rector and Abbie Read to Doha, Qatar in April 2016.
The artists will travel to Doha March 30 to April 7, for a collaboration they call Welcome to the Library. The Arts Envoy Program shares the best of the U.S. arts community with the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration and to demonstrate shared values and aspirations. American arts professionals-- including performing artists, visual artists, poets, playwrights, theatrical and film directors, curators, and others-- travel overseas to conduct workshops, give performances, and mentor young people. Programs seek to connect with international publics who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage with American arts professionals.
Both Read and Rector make visual art about libraries. Read creates mixed media constructions using old, discarded books, found objects, altered books and other ephemera, while Rector makes oil paintings depicting historic American library buildings. Both artists remember childhood years surrounded by books, at a time when when books and libraries were influential components of one’s upbringing. “The public libraries of our youth were safe places to retreat to places of the imagination, places of unlimited adventures. Books were companions inviting us to become a part of the stories contained within. We are hoping to bring a strong sense of our feelings about libraries to this collaboration” write the artists. “We look forward to sharing our art-making experience with the citizens of Qatar.”
As Arts Envoy artists, Read and Rector appreciate the opportunity to be cultural diplomats. The artists will be teaching multiple art workshops in Doha and speaking about their work, as well as attending a reception at the US Embassy and viewing art work around Doha.
New paintings by Alison Rector will be included in a group exhibit at Greenhut Galleries in Portland. Celebrate: A Local Remix will be on view from November 5 to 28, with an opening reception with the artists on Thursday November 5, 5 to 7 pm.
Alison Rector will speak about her new paintings on view during June at the Belfast Free Library. Library Art and Architecture will be a collaborative presentation by Alison Rector with Kirk Mohney of Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Come hear about how the artist got inspired by these beautiful and historic interiors, meanwhile learning about the history of historic Maine architecture. The lecture begins at 7pm on Monday June 8 in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street in Belfast, sponsored by the Belfast HIstorical Society & Museum. All are welcome to this free event.
The annual Holiday Show at Greenhut Galleries runs December 4 to 27, 2014. The opening reception for this exhibit is Saturday December 6, 1 pm to 3 pm. Please join the celebration. This group show features Greenhut Galleries artists including Alison Rector.
The annual Small Works group exhibit opens at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art on Thursday December 4, with a reception 5 pm to 7 pm. Alison Rector will be exhibiting two small landscape paintings in this exhibit. Courthouse Gallery Fine Art is located at 6 Court Street in Ellsworth Maine. You're invited.
Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main Street in Belfast, Maine, celebrates the holidays with a small works show. Works by a group of Maine artists, including paintings by Alison Rector.
Shared Quiet, an exhibit of new paintings by Alison Rector, opens June 25 at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, 6 Court Street in Ellsworth Maine. The show will be on view June 25–July 20, 2014.
Alison Rector, who is best known for her luminous paintings of interiors, has been inspired by Maine’s public libraries, in particular the Carnegie libraries. By the early twentieth century, a Carnegie library was often the most imposing structure in hundreds of small American communities. From Portland to Stonington, Rector’s adept use of light accentuates lofty vaulted domes, lustrous oak panels, or a modest structure overlooking a spectacular ocean view. She invites the viewer to experience these community treasures with reverence—the beauty of their stacks, their striking architectural features, or the simple joy of a quiet place to read.
Artist’s Reception Wednesday, July 2, 5–7pm
Artist’s Talk Wednesday, July 9, 6pm
For more information call Courthouse Gallery Fine Art at 207-667-6611 or visit www.courthousegallery.com
On Friday June 13, Monroe artist Alison Rector will be discussing her new paintings in a presentation at the Maine State Library. Beautiful in All Its Details: Library Art and Architecture will celebrate the beauty of Maine’s public library buildings. Earle Shettleworth, Maine State Historian, will introduce the program. Kirk F. Mohney, author and architectural historian, will present a history of libraries in Maine. Artist Alison Rector will show her new work Shared Quiet, a group of paintings of Maine public libraries.
The free presentation begins at 6 pm at the Maine State Library at 230 State Street in Augusta (in the Cultural building in the State House Complex). All are welcome; admission is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Maine State Library.
The lecture is a preview of Alison Rector’s newest body of art work Shared Quiet on exhibit at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth June 25 to July 20, 2014.