Northport Studio

Northport Studio

Education 

  • Apprenticed to Lin Emery, New Orleans, Louisiana. Studied and worked on large metal, kinetic sculpture. 1976-77.
  • Apprenticed to Wolfgang Behl, Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts. Studied wood carving and metal work. 1975-76.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. 1976.
  • Associates of Arts, Dean Junior College, Franklin, Massachusetts. 1974.

Grants/Awards

  • Pollack-Krasner Foundation, New York, New York, 1986
  • Award of Show, Glastonbury Art Guild, Glastonbury, CT
  • New Britain Museum of American Art, Transportation Award, New Britain Connecticut, 1980.

Publication

  • Edgar Allen Beem, Maine Art Now,   (Dog Ear Press, Gardiner, Maine), 1990;pp.256
  • Ken Greenleaf, Maine Sunday Telegram, review "New Directions," September 10, 1995, p.7E
  • Ken Greenleaf, Maine Sunday Telegram, review "Daily Wonders," May 18, 1997, p. 3E
  • Alan Crichton, Art New England, review, April/May 2000, p.34
  • Rebecca Goldfine, Maine Times, "Arts" feature, February 21, 2002
  • Carl Little, Art New England, spotlight review, April/May 2006, p.28

Professional Experience 

  • Art Instructor, Art Center at Kingdom Falls, Montville, Maine
  • Independent Preparator, working throughout Maine installing art in galleries, museums, banks and hospitals. Contract preparator to Colby College Museum of Art. Installing private collections in Maine homes in collaboration with Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services, 114 Greene Street, New York, N.Y. 10012. 1996-present.
  • Preparator, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine. Responsibilities included basic care and safety of art works in collection, exhibition and lighting design, installation of art work, crating and shipping art works, traveling with exhibits and crew management. 1993-96
  • Sculpture Faculty, Unity College, Unity, Maine. 1990-93
  • Art reviewer for the Waldo Independent, Belfast, Maine 1985-93
  • Art reviewer for the Republican Journal, Belfast, Maine 1983-85
  • Given numerous lectures and workshops on art and art installation in schools and to private organizations.

One Person Exhibitions

2012Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine Distilled Concrete

2011Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, Maine

2008Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine The Maps, Paper Circus and the Corrugated series

2007Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine The Parent Project

2005Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine Rethinking the Enigma 
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine The Linear Approach 
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine Monsters Ball, Bad Kids Installation

2003Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine Linear Collage

2001Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine Functional Disparities 
Hutchinson Center, University of Maine Improv #1 (plastic wrap installation adhered to windows in lobby 10 ft. x 90 ft.) 
Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast, Maine On Call (a permanent installation in wood, 8ft. x 60 ft.)

2000ICON Gallery, Brunswick, Maine Paintings and Sculpture 
Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut Train of Thought

1998Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine

1997Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine Daily Wonders 
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine A Rockland Portrait (Mixed media installation at Newberry's Department Store, Rockland, Maine)

1995Frick Gallery, Belfast, Maine New Directions

1994Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine Selected Works

1991Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine Painted Wood

1990Unity College Art Gallery, Unity, Maine Sculpture

1987Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine Constructions

1985Maine Coast Artists Gallery, Rockport, Maine Sky Paintings 
Belfast Library, Belfast, Maine Installation

1983New York Clay Company, Belfast, Maine New Work

Selected Exhibitions

2013Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME Group show 
Betts Gallery, Belfast, ME. Group Show 
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME. Richard Norton Exhibition 
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME. Group show

2010Messler Gallery, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Contemporary Maine Wood Sculpture

2008Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, Maine The Discerning Eye of Rose Marie Frick 
Aarhus Gallery

2007State Capital, Augusta, Maine Maine Print Project

2006Center for Contemporary Maine Art, Rockport, Maine Maine Printmakers: 1980-2005

2005Colby College Museum of Art , Waterville, ME The Players Art

2004State Capitol, Augusta, ME The Upper Coast: Mount Desert Island to Belfast

2003Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine

2001Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine Abstractions

2000Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine Fantasy Island 
National Theater Workshop for the Handicapped, Belfast, Maine
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine Maine in America; Contemporary Selections

1999Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine Eros 
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine Eros 
Clark House Gallery, Bangor, Maine
National Theater Workshop for the Handicapped Gallery, Belfast, Maine

1998Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine The Word on Art 
Frick Gallery Northeast, Northeast Harbor, Maine

1997Artfellows Gallery, Belfast, Maine Retrospective 
Robert Clements Gallery, Portland, Maine Summer Salon 
Spring Street Gallery, Belfast, Maine
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine Maine at Work

1996Spring Street Gallery
Maine Coast Artists Gallery, Rockport, Maine 18th Annual Juried Exhibition 
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine

1994Frick Gallery

1993Frick Gallery House Series

1992Frick Gallery Material Pleasures 
Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine Sculpture Garden

1991Frick Gallery
Unity College Art Gallery, Unity, Maine Faculty Show

1990Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine Voyages of the Imagination; The Boat in Contemporary Art 
Frick Gallery
Leighton Gallery
Artfellows Gallery, Belfast, Maine

1989Frick Gallery
Frick Gallery
Leighton Gallery
Maine Coast Artists Gallery

1988Gallery 68, Belfast, Maine Norton Memorial 
University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
Frick Gallery

1987Palm Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Artfellows Gallery

1986M S Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
Artfellows Gallery
Congress Square Gallery, Portland, Maine
Hitchcock Gallery, Portland, Maine

1985Attorney General's Office, Augusta, Maine
Caldbeck Gallery

1984Glastonbury Art Guild, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Caldbeck Gallery
Artfellows Gallery

1983Farnsworth Art Museum Maine Art Today 
Maine Coast Artists Gallery
Chroma Gallery, Portland, Maine

1980New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

1979Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut Academy Show 
John Slade Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

1977Central Connecticut State College, New Britain, Connecticut