Maine A Favorite Place

Open Door Barn Scott Rhoads 2012

Open Door Barn
Scott Rhoades

The Blue Moon Gallery show at Visions from June 6 to July 12, 2014 is,  Maine A Favorite Place,  paintings by Scott E. Rhoades.  The reception is Friday June 6 from 5 to 7 pm and is open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday. These finely detailed paintings are a must see for folks who like crisp, nearly photographic images. There is also a unique portrait of Stephen King with a challenge for the viewer.

You don’t want to miss this show!

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Seeds of Creativity Student Art Show

2014-Seeds-of-Creativity001-300x225SACAP is once again proud to host the Seeds of Creativity Student Art Show in the Blue Moon Gallery at Visions, 66 Main Street, Houlton, Maine. The artwork encompasses many media and styles as well as ages from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The show opens Friday, April 4 with a reception at Visions from 5 to 7 pm. Be sure to stop in and show your support of these very talented young people. The show is available for viewing during regular business hours – Tuesday – Friday 12-5, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. BEGINNING APRIL 15 Business hours will be expanded for the summer months! Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.

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Festival of Trees Drawing Saturday!

Just one of the Gorgeous trees to be raffled.


Beautiful trees of all sizes and styles are being raffled off this Saturday, November 30 to benefit the Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project’s many events held for the community throughout the year. You can help us create programs for children and adults by buying chances on this and on our Holiday Basket to be drawn later in December.



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Art Party! A Class with Esther Orr Faulkner

On Saturday, November 2 we will be offering a one-time class with Esther Faulkner at Visions Gallery. One canvas per person, acrylic paint, and brushes are provided. The class will run from 2 to 5 pm and is open to anyone 12 or older. To register call or visit Visions (phone 532-9119) and we will sign you up! There is a limit of 20 participants, so don’t wait too long! This class/party is free, but donations are always appreciated so we can offer more experiences of art to the community.

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birds on the brain Russell Mount

Long-billed Curlew with pitchfork tine bill and American Black Duck

Our next Blue Moon Gallery show, birds on the brain by Russell Mount, will be in the gallery from Friday  August 9 to Friday September 20. Definitely a not-to-be-missed show, these works are absolutely gorgeous!

birds on the brain

birds on the brain, August 9 - September 20

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Pictures from the Third Thursday Event


Hula with Style!


A great day was had by all on the Third Thursday in June (June 20). Lots of things to see and do for children and adults. The weather was perfect, the music was great and it was capped off with a band concert in the park. A picture perfect time was had by all!



















A beautiful day for some art fun!

Face Painting


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Drawing Strength – Suzanne Savage Brewer

Suzanne Savage Brewer shares her Baxter State Park Artist Residency 2012 in our next Blue Moon Gallery show, DraDrawing Strengthwing Strength, from June 14 through July 25. The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Friday, June 14 from 5 to 7 pm at Visions Gallery in downtown Houlton. In addition to sketching and painting scenes in the park including Mount Katahdin Ms. Brewer held open studios for student artists of all ages.

This is a show you will not want to miss!

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Artist’s Retreat Looking for Applicants

Hewnoaks Artist Colony on Kezar Lake in Lovell has launched a website and an application process for Maine artists who might like a chance to spend one to four weeks in a gorgeous setting. We’ll put people in little cabins with modest kitchens and bathrooms. There are no studio facilities – rather, it’s a “self-catering” residency.

“Last year, during our test run, we invited a writer, a filmmaker, a playwrite/performer, and various visual artists. They managed to use their time well and feel productive even without the studios.

If you know anyone who might like to apply, please help us by spreading the word. The application process closes in two weeks and we hope to get as many people up there as we can.”

For more information, and to apply, visit:

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Spring Refresh

We have been getting new work in and rearranging after giving the walls a fresh coat of paint. New bulbs in all our light fixtures have really brightened us up and we think it looks great! Stop A Brighter Viewin and see for yourself what is new in the gallery this spring! Our Student Art Show will be up until May 22, so if you haven’t been in to see it make sure to come in before then. As always we have fine art and gifts for every budget and every need. A big thank you goes out to all our loyal customers and friends for your continued support of the arts in the Southern Aroostook area.

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Seeds of Creativity Annual Student Art Show

Seeds of Creativity

2012 entry from the students of Jami Cass at Shoestring Arts

The Seeds of Creativity Student Art Show will be on display from April 5 through May 22 in the Gallery. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on April 5 from 5 – 7 pm. Join us, meet some of the talented students, and show the students that you know how important the arts are to them. See you there!

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