UMVA Midcoast Chapter presents Waterways at the Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Maine St., Damariscotta, juried by Matthew Barter (15 July–15 September 2023). An artists’ reception is scheduled for Saturday 22 July, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. All art is available for sale, unless marked NFS.

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Emily Sabino, Water is Life, acrylic on board, 19 in. diameter.

Barter lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife and children. Together they updated a carriage house on their property using reclaimed barn boards and turned it into a studio/gallery.  As a teenager, Matt studied with his father, Philip, working in his studio in Sullivan, Maine, where he learned the mechanics of oil painting. He also worked with his father at a young age on various commercial fishing boats, went lobstering, harvested mussels, etc., which shaped his style and focus on the working harbors of Maine.


Image at top: Ann Tracy, Pluperfect Dancer: Cuba, archival ink on canvas, 16 x 24 in., 2020.