Northport Studio

Northport Studio

Education

1976-77 Apprenticed to Lin Emery, New Orleans, LA.. Studied and worked on large kinetic sculpture.

1975-76 Apprenticed to Wolgang Behl, Berkshire Mountains, MA.. Studied wood carving and metal work.

1976 B.F.A. Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT..

1974 A.A. Dean Junior College, Franklin, MA..

Solo Exhibits

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME., The Parent project, 2007

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME., Re-thinking the Enigma, 2005

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME., 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1997, 1994, 1991, 1987

Hutchinson Center, University of Maine, Belfast, ME., Improv#1, 2001

Icon Contemporary Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME., 2000

Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT. Train of Thought, 2000

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME. 1998

Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME., 1995

Unity College Art Gallery, Unity, ME., 1990

Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME., 1985

Belfast Library, Belfast, ME., 1985

New York Clay Company, Belfast, ME., 1983

Selected Exhibits

University of New England, Portland, ME. Making a new Whole: The Art of Collage, 2014

Portland Public Library, Collage X 10, Portland, ME., 2014

University of New England, New Acquisitions, Portland, ME. 2014

Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME. Newhaus, 2013

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME. 2013

Betts Gallery, Belfast, Me. 2013

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME. 2013

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME. Richard Norton and Friends, 2013

Messler Gallery, Rockport, ME., Contemporary Wood Sculpture in Maine, 2010

Aauhus Gallery, Belfast, ME., 2008

Auccocisco Gallery, Portland, ME., The Discerning Eye of Rose Marie Frick, 2008

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME., Views of Nature, 2007

Waterfall Arts, Montville, ME., Sluiceway Reclamation, 2007

Maine State Capital, Augusta, ME., The Upper Coast: Mount Desert Island to Belfast, 2004

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME., Abstractions, 2001

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME., Fantasy Island, 2000

National Theater Workshop for the Handicapped, Belfast, ME., 2000

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME., Maine in America: Contemporary Selections, 2000

Icon Contemporary Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME., Eros, 1999

Clark House Gallery, Bangor, ME., 1999

National Theater Workshop for the Handicapped, Belfast, ME.,1999

Icon Contemporary Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME., The Word on Art, 1998

Frick Gallery Northeast, Northeast Harbor, ME., 1998

Artfellows Gallery, Belfast, ME., Retrospective, 1997

Robert Clements Gallery, Portland, ME., Summer Salon, 1997

Spring Street Gallery, Belfast, ME., 1997

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME. Maine at Work, 1997

Spring Street Gallery, Belfast, ME., 1996

Maine Coast Artists Gallery, Rockport, ME., 18th Annual Juried Exhibit, 1996

Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME., 1994, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME., House Series, 1993

Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME., Material Pleasures, 1992

Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME., Sculpture Garden, 1992

Unity College Art Gallery, Unity, ME., Faculty Show, 1991

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME., Voyages of the Imagination: The Boat in Contemporary Art,

1990.

Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME., 1990, 1989

Artfellows Gallery, Belfast, ME., 1990

Maine Coast Artists Gallery, Rockport, ME., 1989

Gallery 68, Belfast, ME., Norton Memorial, 1988

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME., 1988

Palm Gallery, Brooklyn, NY., 1987

M S Gallery, Hartford, CT., 1986

Congress Square Gallery, Portland, ME., 1986

Hitchcock Gallery, Portland, ME., 1986

Attorney General’s Office, Augusta, ME., 1985

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME., Maine Art Today, 1983

Chroma Gallery, Portland, ME., 1983

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain , CT., 1980

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT., Academy Show, 1979

John Slade Gallery, New Haven, CT., 1979

Central Connecticut State College, New Britain, CT., 1977

Publications and Awards

Maine Home and Design, Collectible Artists, April 2010, p.95

Phil Isaccson, Maine Sunday Telegram, review, “Distilled Concrete”, July 2012

Suzette McAvoy, Maine Home and Design, Material Matters, Jan/Feb., 2010, p.65

Carl Little, Art New England, spotlight review, April/May 2006, p.28

Rebecca Goldfine, Maine Times, “Arts” feature, February 21, 2002

Alan Crichton, Art New England, review, April/May 2000, p.34

Ken Greenleaf, Maine Sunday Telegram, review “Daily Wonders,” May 18, 1997, p. 3E

Ken Greenleaf, Maine Sunday Telegram, review “New Directions,” September 10, 1995, p.7E

Edgar Allen Beem, Maine Art Now, Dog Ear Press, Gardiner, Maine, 1990, p.256

Pollock-Krasner Grant, 1986

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Sculpture Award, 1980

Biography

Stew Henderson was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1954. He received a B.F.A. from the

Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford and an A.A. from Dean Junior College in Franklin,

Massachusetts. Upon graduating form college he apprenticed to sculptor Wolfgang Behl in

Greenfield MA. working on a commission for the town of Bloomfield CT. Henderson then moved to

New Orleans, LA. to serve as apprentice to kinetic sculptor Lin Emery. Stew and his young bride Jody

moved to Maine in 1981, settling first in Belfast and currently in Northport. They have a son, Chris

and a daughter Lucy. In 1986 he received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Mr.

Henderson taught sculpture at Unity College in Unity ME. for 3 years and has given workshops on

installations in nature at Waterfall Arts in Montville, ME. From 1983-93 he wrote art reviews for two

publications in mid coast Maine. His work has appeared in several publications over the years

including being listed as one of Maine’s most collectible artists in Maine Home and Design Magazine.

Stew Henderson has had twenty solo shows of his work in addition to a mid career survey of his work

at the Hartford Art School in 2000. His work has also been included in over 60 group exhibitions.

Stew is currently the Senior Preparator at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, ME.