Friday, June 21, 2013

Rack Card Now Available for Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery

click to make it big!

In anticipation of the busy summer season in Downeast Maine, we have created a rack card that we will use for advertising Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery.  While the card is still at the printer, you can either print out the image above or click here for a high-resolution brochure. (PDF format, Adobe Acrobat Reader required.)

Why would you want to print it out?  So you can put it conveniently in your car for your trip to Lubec!

Work progresses smoothly, and we should be opening our doors soon!  Tenatively, we will be opening on July 17th!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Working Studio Gallery Close to Being Ready to Open

We are starting a new working studio gallery in Lubec, Maine on the road leading to downtown Lubec and Campobello Island, NB which gets over 100,000 visitors a summer to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park http://www.fdr.net/home. Flexible arrangement which can include housing and/or studio space. Looking for a variety of artists: sculptors, painters, fine art photographers, and fine craftspersons. If interested, please submit a online portfolio of your work or a link to your website. You must be in residence at least part-time during the months of July and August working in a studio space. For more information see: http://artistretreatmaine.com or this blog.  Initial contact by email with portfolio please. No solicitations.

We aim to be open by July 17, 2013, but we may be able to open for the http://bayoffundymarathon.com/ on June 23rd.  We will be on the race course!

Lubec was named a top 10 Beach Town in the United States by Travel and Leisure magazine:  http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/12/travel/best-beach-towns/index.html?hpt=hp_c4  Read all about it.  Our Gallery is just a few blocks from the miles long Lubec beach!

The Front Doors

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lubec, Maine is Looking for a Few Good Artists, Musicians or Writers Who Want to Experience the "REAL Maine"

Look for the pumpkin doors!

We have found that people are more likely to buy from artists directly and studio galleries than from impersonal galleries.  Our concept is to have artist's stay for a period of time so they can paint, write, compose or create from the inspiration of the local scenery.  At the Artist's Retreat Studios & Gallery property in Lubec we will offer artist's "residencies" and then the artist can actively market their work also during the time they are in residence(and perhaps beyond).  There is a modest charge for the apartment and studio combination in Lubec of $400 per week or $60 per night with a minimum of 5 nights.    We think the location will be very good as many tourists go by during the summer months and also the Summerkeys http://summerkeys.com/ program operates in Lubec during that period of time.  There is also the traffic going to Campobello Island passing by the doors of the studios.  We will also offer 2 more bedrooms upstairs which will have their own separate studio, practice room or writing retreat space.  These two bedrooms will share a bath and kitchen on the "other side" of the house.



Another scene from Quoddy Head State Park Lubec, ME
Please contact me by email initially if you have interest in this opportunity for visual artists, musicians or writers.