Michael Chesley Johnson and I are proud to announce that we are opening a new art venue in downtown Lubec across the bridge from Campobello Island in the summer of 2013. We will have a Gallery and Studios on both sides of the Canadian-American border now. Both will be housed in 1860's center hall capes. Michael will continue to run friarsbaygallery.com and paintcampobello.com for our 8th year for Americans with passports and Canadians and I will man the new location after we complete some needed renovations. Michael might teach some exclusively Maine workshops also from this location as pleinairpaintingmaine.com as well. Look for some new schedule changes reflecting the Lubec location!
Our new venture will include the possiblility of a rental apartment for visiting artists or students, as well as rental studios for the itinerant artist or the local who does not have space at home or a good commercial location. First we will need to do some renovations, but we hope to open in July 2013 if all goes well. Renovations begin May 15th so we hope to be open later this summer of 2013!
It will be known as: Artist Retreat Studios and Gallery, 45 Washington Street, Lubec, ME 04652 As one friend said, we might be on the vanguard of creating a Gallery District in Lubec. We hope this is the case as the area has great potential for art retreats and living the artist lifestyle.