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Celebrate  Nature,  Art  and  Creativity  in  Maine.

Wendell Gilley delighted in helping others find connections with nature and creativity. Our Museum sustains his legacy through vibrant art exhibitions and a wide range of hands-on creative and educational programs for all ages.


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Paint 'n' Sip: Chickadees & Snowy Branches

 

Unwind from the busy holiday season and come make a painting with us!  Join artist Erika Rosso and learn how to use watercolors to create a painting of black-capped chickadees and snow. Suitable for beginners and beyond. All materials provided as well as wine, beer, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.  Restricted to those 21 and older.

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People-Nature-Art with mixed media artist Sara Tabbert

 

Printmaker and mixed media artitst Sara Tabbert – a past Acadia National Park artist in residence – joins us from her home studio in Fairbanks, Alaska as December’s People-Nature-Art presenter at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in an online-only presentation at 7pm. Free but registration is required.

Tabbert’s large-scale public art commissions can be found throughout Alaska and her work is housed in public collections through the state and far beyond. In early 2020, the Alaska State Museum presented a solo exhibit of her recent work.

 She has been awarded grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. In addition to residencies in the United States, Canada, Argentina, and Italy, Tabbert has been an artist-in-residence through the National Park Service in Denali, Zion, Isle Royale, the Chilkoot Trail, and Acadia National Park. She has been selected as a 2024 resident fellow in the Windgate ITE program at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia.

‚ÄčPeople-Nature-Art is a monthly series that brings artists, writers, carvers, and creative types of all kinds to the Gilley to explore how nature and art interact in their work, and how their art impacts their own approach to nature. Each session for 2023 is sponsored by our friends at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

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Winter Passes Available Now

 

The Museum’s second annual Winter Session starts Friday, Jan. 5, 2024 and runs every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm through Saturday, April 27.

Members get free admittance to the museum and discounts on classes as part of their memberships.

Non-members may purchase a pass for $25 that is good for January-April; it can be credited toward purchase of a membership for the rest of 2024 at the end of the Winter Session.

Workshops and activities for all ages will be offered throughout the Winter Session. Visit the Calendar or Events pages for more information about scheduled programs.

To purchase a Winter Pass or membership, contact office manager Jane Holland at jane@wendellgilleymuseum.org or call 207-244-7555.

Snowflake photo by Alexey Kljatov.

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End of Year Sale in Museum Store

 

It’s the holiday season and the Gilley is celebrating with a sale in the Museum Store. Beginning on Friday, Nov. 24,  and extending through Sunday, Dec. 17, everything in the store except consignment items is on sale. Non-members are eligible for 10% off while Museum Members get 20% off. The Museum is open 10am-4pm on Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 16. The store will also be open on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 4pm during our annual Community Open House & Art Show.

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News

End of Year Sale in Museum Store

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Winter Passes Available Now

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Last Chance to see Nature's Masterpiece: Photographs of Peter Beard

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Museum closed Saturday, Sept. 16

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Last Chance! See Avian Artistry before it closes

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Events

Paint 'n' Sip: Chickadees & Snowy Branches

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Fall Carving Workshop-Barn Swallow Online

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Fall Carving Workshop-Barn Swallow In Person

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Community Open House & Art Show

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People-Nature-Art with mixed media artist Sara Tabbert

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