Art Update – “Artist Choice” Sept. 20 – Oct. 19, 2019

Art Opening and Reception

Where: River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta, ME
When:  Opening reception:  September 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Public view and purchase: September 20 – October 19, 2019
Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Contact: 207-563-1507
email: info@riveratsme.org

Works juried by Jane Dahmen, contemproary realist painter.

I’ve been accepted to participate!

I am included in the 101 works selected from 233 submitted for the show.

Out of the three submitted, “Monhegan Bananas” was accepted!

I’m impressed by the quality of works exhibited at the gallery. Come see the amazing work at this show.

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Monhegan Bananas – by: Jo M. Orise

Bananas?

Why not. Besides, fruit needs to be healthy so we can be healthy. Maine sunshine and ocean breezes are the best way to promote health.

A still life with landscape for a background.

This is a fun painting to hang in any environment. Kitchen, porch, patio, restaurant. Anywhere.

It’s art. One-of-kind. Be different, hang it somewhere or gift it to that special person who has everything.

Join us.

Have a glass of wine, a few goodies and let’s chat about art—everyone’s art. Most participating artists attend the opening. We artists will be happy to speak with anyone interested in art.

Give a holler, leave a comment and a like.

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JMO

 

Art Update – “Artist Choice” September Exhibition coming up soon.

I’ve submitted three!

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Curtis Light Apples – by: Jo M. Orise

I’ve submitted these three paintings, to be juried. The theme is “Artist Choice”.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all three accepted? But that’s up to the juror, who is also an artist.

Exhibitions at River Arts usually includes, paintings, drawings, sculptures and a few crafts.

Impressed by the quality of some of these artists’ works, I often consider signing up with several of these talented people to learn how they produce such amazing work.

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Monhegan Bananas – by: Jo M. Orise

Bananas and apples?

Why not. Besides, fruit is healthy.

This is actually, a still life painting set in a landscape…the ocean.

These are fun paintings to hang in any environment. Kitchen, porch, patio, restaurant. Anywhere. It’s art. And they are one-of-kind. Be different, hang it somewhere or gift it to that special person who has everything.

 

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Beltie Stroll – by: Jo M. Orise

Oreo Cookies?

This third painting is a favorite theme for lots of folks visiting this area. Belted Galloways, also known a Oreo Cookies, Oreos, Belties, are found at Aldermere Farm, Rockport, Maine, where they breed the belties. Being a non-profit organization, they rely on the community for support and in return, adults and school children interested in animal husbandry, gardening and farming participate in caring for the animals and growing their own gardens. An interesting environment in which to grow.

Now, I wait for the e-mail. Subject: acceptance list.

Cross my fingers.

Will you cross yours for me?

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Jo

 

Jo M. Orise July 2013 Art Update

Last summer and winter found me painting up a storm. Still am. This is one of my paintings for the Black Falcon gallery in Thomaston, Maine.

Summer Art Event Theme – 2013 – Hunger for Art to benefit the St. Bernard Soup Kitchen, located in Rockland, ME.

Hosted by the Black Falcon Gallery 47 Main St. in Thomaston, ME.

July 4th (9am – 5pm)
July 5th (7pm – 9pm) – First Friday
July 6th thru July 13th (8am – 5pm) – Open
See details at: http://ourthomastongallery.com/
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In addition, I have one-man-show in the dining room of  The Brown Bag Restaurant / Cafe, 606 Main Street, Rockland, ME for the month of July.
This is one of my favorite places to eat when I am in Rockland, Maine. http://www.thebrownbagrockland.com/

People with a taste for great food flock the restaurant every day.

Come to the shows to support the other local artists and me. If you purchase a painting, part of the proceeds are donated to the Soup Kitchen. What a great excuse to buy a new painting—from me of course.




If you see my art on display at either location, drop a line, tell me what you think. 

Oh, I know the banana painting is ‘different’. I let my imagination loose. Hunger for art and food—how do I tie the two together? Ah! Food on the beach of course! Therefore “Monhegan Bananas” emerged from the canvas. It is a 7×7″ gallery wrap painting. That means the painting continues around the edges of the canvas.

The other painting, is Curtis Light. It is on display at the Small Wonder Gallery, Camden, Maine. It is a cute 5×5″ gallery wrap painting as well. I just love ocean waves. They are so dynamic and difficult to paint. But I’m working at it. My work can be seen there for the season.

I also have art work hanging at the Store Upstairs Gallery in Port Clyde, Maine.

See more of my artwork at: www.jomorise.com

Enjoy!

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See you there.

Jo