Gary Hoyle's Aspects of Nature
May 17 - June 13, 2020
Swan’s Island artist Gary Hoyle has a unique way of making water and oil work together to create paintings that look like Aerial view of landscapes from another world. These gorgeous paintings will be on view alongside his more representational landscape paintings, which share a beautiful muted and saturated pallete. We'll also be exhibiting some of Gary's realistic animal sculptures and a variety of his watercolors and drawings, many of which show a keen sense of humor. Gary Hoyle: Aspects of Nature opens on May 15, and we will celebrate Gary's work with a reception at our Spring Open House party, 12-3 pm on Sunday, May 17.
Birds in Art
June 20, 2020 - September 7, 2019
This summer, a world-renowned art exhibit migrates to the Wendell Gilley Museum. Birds in Art features work by sixty different contemporary artists, who offer their unique interpretations of the avian world in a variety of media. An international, juried show, the exhibition includes work by a wide range of accomplished contemporary artists.
Natural Talent: The Carvings of Harold Haertel
June 23 - November 1, 2020
Bird carver Harold Haertel was a well-known contemporary of Wendell Gilley. Born the same year, both men became leading names in the world of bird carving, and had successful careers creating and selling thousands of carvings.
Light, Sky, Land, and Edges
September 15 - November 1, 2020
It was the landscape of Mount Desert Island and its shores that inspired long-time friends Tracy Baker-White and Martha Andrews Donovan to work together to create art and poetry together. The exhibition ‘Light, Sky, Land, and Edges: A Collaboration Between Painter and Poet’ celebrates their rich artistic collaboration. This exhibit will be on display at the Wendell Gilley Museum from September 15 to November 1.