Activities

For detailed information on exhibitions see our exhibitions page. Schedule is subject to change so please check back periodically for updates. Info can also be found in the newsletter.

PPOM is joining with PAPME (Plein Air Painters of Maine) for weekly paint-out opportunities. PAPME has 3 areas in which they paint. In the Boothbay area the artists meet on Wed mornings, in the Southern Maine area they meet on Mondays and in the Western Lakes region on the weekends. Some of these groups paint out year round. To join PAPME and receive the weekly email notification please email Corinne McIntyre at opstudio@roadrunner.com. and mention that you are from PPOM. This change will give our members many more choices of location and days to paint-out. There are no meetings other than the paint-outs, artists paint in all mediums and there are some show opportunities. You can check out the blog that Corinne maintains for the group: www.pleinairpaintersofmaine.blogspot.com

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 PPOM Pemaquid Weekend Retreat
June 2-5, 2016
Pemaquid Point, Bristol, ME
Organizers: Cindy Asherman and Sharon Gorman
For more info and registration form click here.

Cross Border Pastel Connections
Pastel Society of New Hampshire and Pastel Painters of Maine Collaborative Exhibition
June 1-25, 2016
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, New Hampshire Art Association
136 State St, Portsmouth, NH
For info sheet click here.
For Prospectus / Registration Form click here.
For Girault Mowrey “Poetic Landscape” 102Pastel Set Raffle in conjunction with this show click here.

Paint Out at Reid State Park
Saturday, June 18, 9:00 a.m.
A Paint Out at Reid State Park! At the gate, identify yourself as member of PPOM (seniors get in free already).  PPOM will pay your admission fee. Bring bug spray, water, any snack or lunch food you wish.

Jacob Aguiar Pastel Demonstration
in conjunction with Cross Border Pastel Connections
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA)
136 State St., Portsmouth, NH
For more info click here.

General PPOM Membership Meeting
Thursday, July 14th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Program: The Process of Critique—Selfie, Group, or Expert
Facilitator: Sally Loughridge
Location: Freeport Community Library, Freeport, ME

PPOM 17th Annual International Juried Exhibition for “Pastels Only”
October 12, 2016 – January 15, 2017
University of New England Art Gallery
716 Stevens Ave., Portland, Maine.
For prospectus click here.
Please note: Online registration only. Click here to access the Show Submit online registration site. You may submit your entries beginning May 10, 2016.

Casey Klahn 3-Day Workshop
“See Differently / On Color”
October 12-14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
South Freeport, ME
For more info click here.
For registration form click here.

Casey Klahn Art Talk
“Color As Content”
October 15, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the PPOM International Show at the University of New England Art Gallery (Portland), Casey Klahn will give an art talk with slide images. Our workshop leader as well, he is an American artist known for his abstracted landscapes and vivid use of color.

 

Casey Klahn 2-Day Workshop
October 16-17, 20016
Falmouth, ME
For more info click here.
For registration form click here.

PAST EVENTS

PPOM General Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2016, 11:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.
Program: “Stretching and Growing—The Challenge of Art”
Facilitators: Lee Borden and Sally Loughridge
Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

PPOM Board Meeting
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10;00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: TBA

PPOM Board Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 114 Main St, Kennebunk, ME

PPOM Annual General Membership Meeting
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath ME
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. General Membership Meeting – Collect nomination ballots, update members on upcoming PPOM events
1:00 – 2:30 p..m. Kathleen Galligan Pastel Demonstration
FREE admission for current PPOM Members Guest Admission Fee $10
2:30-3:30 p.m. Painting Pick Up Directly after the pastel demonstration

Fall Members Show
October 3 – November 21, 2015
Chocolate Church Arts Center
Bath, ME
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

PPOM Board Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 10:00 – 12:00 noon
Location: TBA

Kathleen Galligan 2-Day Workshop
October 4-5, 2015
Bath, ME
For Workshop Flyer click here.
For Registration Form click here.

Photos from the Kathleen Galligan 2-Day Workshop

Opening Reception, Fall Members Show
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Chocolate Church Arts Center
Bath, ME
Public is welcome!

Kay Sullivan Pastel Demonstration
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Chocolate Church Arts Center
Bath, ME
PPOM Members: Free; Non-members: $10

Photos from the Fall Members Show Opening Reception and Kay Sullivan Demo

White Mountain Artist Retreat
September 11-13, 2015
Newry, Maine
The Pastel Painters of Maine and the Pastel Society of New Hampshire are collaborating to offer a fall weekend Artist Retreat to encourage our members to get to know each other better. This retreat will be held in Newry, Maine, an area abundant with breathtaking painting spots with Grafton Notch State Park, Screw Auger Waterfall, and the Newry Covered Bridge all nearby.
For more information click here.
Please note: This retreat is now full.

Photos from the White Mountain Artist Retreat

PPOM General Membership Meeting
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Program: Pastel Demonstration by Cindy House
The Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME

Barbara Jaenicke 2 – Day Workshop
June 29 – 30, 2015
Brunswick and Freeport, Maine
For Workshop Flyer click here.
For Registration Form click here.
Please note: Filled. Wait List available.
If you are interested in attending one of the Barbara Jaenicke workshops, PPOM recommends you complete a registration form and mail it along with a 50% deposit to secure your place on a wait list. In years past, there have always been students who withdraw, which has allowed at least a few wait-listed people to attend the workshop.

Closing Reception – PPOM 16th International Juried Exhibition
June 27, 2015, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Portland Public Library / Lewis Gallery
5 Monument Square, Poirtland, ME 04101

Pastel Demonstration by Barbara Jaenicke, PSA IAPS/MC
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Portland Public Library/Lewis Gallery
5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine 04101
$15 Admission Fee at door

Barbara Jaenicke 3-Day Workshop
June 24 – 26, 2015
Freeport, Maine
For Workshop Flyer click here.
For Registration Form click here.
Please note: Filled. Wait List available.
If you are interested in attending one of the Barbara Jaenicke workshops, PPOM recommends you complete a registration form and mail it along with a 50% deposit to secure your place on a wait list. In years past, there have always been students who withdraw, which has allowed at least a few wait-listed people to attend the workshop.

16th International Juried Exhibition for “Pastels Only”
June 5 – 27, 2015

Portland Public Library / Lewis Gallery
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101
For more information and prospectus see Exhibits page.
Please note: Online registration only. Click here to access the Show Submit online registration site. You may submit your entries beginning January 1, 2015.

8th Annual Pemaquid Retreat
Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31, 2015
Hotel Pemaquid, Bristol, ME
An opportunity for members and non-members to get together and paint en plein air – no instruction, just a weekend of camaraderie and inspiration.
For more information contact Diane Brogan at dianebrogan13@gmail.com.
Please note: Filled. Wait List available.

PPOM Board Meeting
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Freeport, ME

PPOM General Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Program: “What You Should Know Before You Visit the Framer,”
presented by Melissa Cusano and Kate Bergquist
Community Room, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME
For handout “Things You Should Know Before You Visit A Framer” click here.

PPOM General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Please note: This digital workshop has been rescheduled from March 24.
Community Room, Patten Free Library
Bath, ME
Program: “Digital Imagery – How to Become a Pixel Pusher”
Workshop by Marc Spruiell,
Communications Director, Maine Arts Commission
For more info click here.
In case you missed Marc Spruiell’s presentation, here is his slide presentation, along with a glossary and website references: Slide Presentation, Digital Imaging Glossary, Website References

PPOM Board Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Freeport, ME

PPOM Board Meeting
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 114 Main St, Kennebunk, ME

PPOM Members’ Exhibition
November 15, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Chocolate Church Art Center, Bath, ME
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony – Saturday, November 15, 4-6 p.m.
with awards presented at 5 p.m.
For prospectus and registration form click here.
Please note: Revised pick up time – Holiday Members Show Pick Up Time – Friday, January 2, 2015, noon – 2 pm

PPOM Board Meeting
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 114 Main St, Kennebunk, ME

General Membership Meeting
November 20, 2014, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
River Arts
241 US 1, Damariscotta, ME
Program: Kris Engman, Presentation on Color Theory
For program description click here.

Lyn Asselta 2-Day Workshop
November 16, 2014 – November 17, 2014
Painting the Expressive Landscape in Pastel
Chocolate Church, Bath, Maine
For information (Flyer) click here.
For Registration Form click here.

Photos from the Lyn Asselta 2-Day Workshop

Lyn Asselta Pastel Demonstration
November 15, 2014, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
FREE ADMISSION for PPOM Members – $10 Guest Admission Fee
Held in conjunction with the 2014 PPOM Members’ Exhibition
Chocolate Church Art Center, Bath, ME

Photos from the Lyn Asselta Demo

PPOM General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Patten Free Library, Bath, ME
Program: “Pricing Your Artwork for Sale”

PPOM Board Meeting
August 21, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rescheduled to Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

First Parish Church, 114 Main St, Kennebunk, ME

Elizabeth Mowry 3-Day Workshop
June 15, 2014 – June 17, 2014
Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth and Tidebrook, Freeport, ME
For Workshop Flyer click here.
For general Workshop Flyer on both the 2-day and the 3-day workshops click here.
For Registration Form click here.

Photos from the Elizabeth Mowry 3-Day Workshop

Elizabeth Mowry – Girault “Poetic Landscape” 102 Pastel Stick Set Raffle
June 14, 2014, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Held in conjunction with the 2014 International Juried Exhibition for “Pastels Only” during the PPOM Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony.
Saco Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco, ME.
For Raffle Ticket Order Form click here.

Closing Reception – PPOM 15th International Juried Exhibition
June 14, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony
Saco Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco, ME.

Elizabeth Mowry Pastel Demonstration
June 14, 2014, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Held in conjunction with the 15th International Juried Exhibition for “Pastels Only”
Dyer Library / Saco Museum
371 Main Street, Saco, ME
For Registration Form click here.

Elizabeth Mowry 2-Day Workshop
June 11, 2014 – June 12, 2014
Location: Reid State Park, Five Islands, Georgetown, ME
For Workshop Flyer click here.
For general Workshop Flyer on both the 2-day and the 3-day workshops click here.
For Registration Form click here.

Photos from the Elizabeth Mowry 2-Day Workshop

7th Annual PPOM Pemaquid Retreat, Part 2
June 1, 2014 – June 3, 2014
Pemaquid Point, Bristol, ME
For details click here.
For registration form click here.

7th Annual PPOM Pemaquid Retreat, Part 1
May 30, 2014 – June 1, 2014
Pemaquid Point, Bristol, ME
For more info contact kathleendaughan@yahoo.com.

General Membership Meeting
May 22, 2014, 11 am – 1:00 pm
Dyer Library / Saco Museum in Saco, ME
Program: Pastel demonstration by PPOM Member Nancy Lee Lovley, PSA.

PPOM 15th International Juried Exhibition for “Pastels Only”
May 17, 2014 – June 14, 2014
For more information and prospectus see Exhibits page.

PPOM Board Meeting
March 27, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Kennebunk, meeting room, lower level
114 Main St, Kennebunk, ME

General Membership Meeting
March 20, 2014, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
River Tree Arts
35 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME
Program: Paint Around, led by Anne MacLeod and Carol Santora. Please bring your pastels.

PPOM Board Meeting
February 6, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
S
accarappa Art Collective
861 Main St, Westbrook, ME