25  Gallery Artists


Landing Gallery 8 Elm St, Rockland opens it’s 2014 season with the “2014 SEASON INVITATIONAL” May 2 – June 1

25 gallery artists will exhibit over 150 new works with a focus on small works that are accessible to all collectors and the show will fill the Main Floor and Mezzanine Galleries.  Landing Gallery is welcoming the work of seven new artists this year, Bonnie D’Abate (colored pencil on paper), Kelsey Floyd (Xerox transfer), Pat Hardy (water color), Ralph Hassenpflug (B&W silver photography), Jared Martin (digital, encaustic, photography), Edward Rabinowitz (water color) and Liliana Thelander (oil).

We look forward to seeing you in our gallery.  Spring gallery hours: Weds – Sun 11-5, closed Mon & Tues.  FMI Please call 207 594-4544 or visit

Artists: Naomi Aho, Susan Amons, Roberta Baumann, Robert Birbeck, Bruce Busko, Irma Cerese, Lewis Cisle,  Bonnie D’Abate, Gifford Ewing, Sarah Faragher, Kristin Fitzpatrick, Harold Garde, Diana Godfrey, Pat Hardy, Ralph Hassenpflug, Bob Hopewell, Michael Kahn, Elizabeth Kelly, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Brian Krebs, Monique Lazard, Nancy Linkin, Janet Ledoux, Jared Martin, Isabelle Pelissier, Patrick Pierce, David Riley Peterson, Edward Rabinowitz, Ellen Roberts, Björn Runquist, Ken Sahr, Suzanne Siegel, Robert Stebelton, Liliana Thelander

“Respite” by Ellen Roberts  Collage/Monotype 30” sq  $475

 “Clear and Cold” by Bjorn Runquist  Oil 4”x 8  $400

 “The Way It Started” by Kelsey Floyd Xerox Transfer 19” x 12”  $550

 “Thomaston Harbor” by Bruce Busko Oil/Mixed Media 40” x 40”  $3000

“Balancing Act III” by Robert Stebelton  Acrylic 36” x 48”  $4500

“Seed No. 25” by Bonnie D’Abate  Colored Pencil 30”x22”  $1000

“Afternoon light Mount Desert  Island from the landing, Sullivan” oil/panel  10”x22”  $500

Sarah painting at Marshall Point, Port Clyde

“Turn of the tide, view to Brackett’s Channel, from Pendlepoint, Islesboro  oil/panel  10”x22”  $500

“Wind on the water, the Camden Hills from Bear Island”  oil/canvas 20”x28”  $2400

“Two islands off Marshall Point, Port Clyde”  oil/canvas  18”x18”  $750

“Surf at Seawall, Mount Desert Island”  oil/panel  12”x16”  $500


Extended thru October
Opening Reception, Friday, June 6th  5-8pm

“Waves on the bar, Barred Island Preserve, Deer Isle”  oil/canvas 22”x46”  $2000

“Tide Pool,Tennis Preserve, Deer Isle”  oil/canvas   30”x36”  $2000

“Ledges, Islands, Pendleton Point, Islesboro”  oil/panel   22”x10”   $500

“View south west from Caterpillar Hill, Sedgwick”  oil/panel  7”x5”  $250

“Rising tide, Hupper Island, Port Clyde”  oil/canvas  13”x13”  $400

“Harbor light, Islesboro”  oil/panel  18”x12”  $500

“Morning light on Champlain, Mount Desert Island, from Dixon Point, Winter Harbor”  18”x24”  $900

“Tide surge, McClellan Park, Milbridge”  oil/canvas  10 ”x 8”  $300


“High tide, granite ledges, Sand Beach, Stonington” oil/panel, 12” x 18”   $500

“Afternoon clouds, from Long Ledge, Islesboro” oil/panel, 6” x 6” $250

“Islands off Flye Point, Brooklin, Maine”  oil/canvas, 10” x 20”  $500.

“Afternoon light, ledges, Marshall Point, Port Clyde” oil/canvas, 20” x 16”  $750.

“Stormy morning, view east from Pendleton Point, Islesboro”  oil/panel, 16” x 20”  $750

“Piggy’s Point, from the Harbor House, Bear Island, Maine”  oil/panel, 10” x 22”  $500

“Surf beyond the tide pool, McClellan Park, Milbridge, Maine” oil/panel, 12” x 18”  $500

“November, East of Marshall Point, Port Clyde” oil/canvas  20”x16” $750

“The Ladle, South Addison, Maine”  oil/panel, 9” x 12”  $350

“Seaweed, ledges, Marshall Point, Port Clyde”  oil/panel, 12” x 16”  $500

“Fog bank over Islesboro, Maine”  oil/canvas, 10” x 14”   $350

“Bright fog, East Shore Drive, Islesboro”  oil/canvas, 13” x 13” $400

“Ledges near North Beach, Great Spruce Head Island”  oil/canvas, 12” x 20”  $500

“Foggy morning, Thrumbcap, Islesboro” oil/panel, 18”x12”  $500.

“Blue day, islands off Marshall Point, Port Clyde”oil/canvas, 10” x 20”   $500

“Tide surge, Pendleton Point, Islesboro”  oil/canvas, 10” x 8”  $300

Extended thru October






Please join us in the gallery and meet Björn and David, this Friday, July 4th from 5-8 PM for our Opening Reception during

Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk.

Tenants Harbor Halls Market 16x20 oil on linen  $2400

January While Walking the Dog 16x20  oil on linen  $2400

Study For Rockland January Thaw 8x10 oil on linen  $800

The Dead Spruce 11x14 oil on canvas $1000

One Morning in May 16x20 oil on canvas  $2400

Björn Runquist is a beloved plein air painter who has been painting in the mid coast area for almost 30 years.  Björn is interested in capturing the effects of light and atmosphere while painting out–of-doors.  Local subjects seem familiar but extraordinary with unusual view points and the magic of his interpretation of Maine’s special light.

“For me, making things is inseparable from living.  What I choose to make is a function that inspires me and how I respond to “ordinary” life.  Sometimes that response is to make an object, sometimes a haiku, sometimes to whistle.  Usually my response is to paint since the sensual, physical, nature of paint seems to speak to something deep in me as a means for exploring my response to life.  The “ordinary” can range from a sunrise, if I’m up early, to the sun shining off a delivery truck parked at the corner.  It doesn’t matter: it is all life and within the commonplace there is often “all the wonder one needs”.  This winter and spring I have started each day with a response to the morning as seen across Wheeler Bay. It is the same view each day and though its familiarity should make one blind to its beauty I find it always a wonder, no matter what the weather.  It is the start of each day and a new beginning.  From there the day evolves and further painting that day is nearly always an unanticipated engagement.  The subjects vary: there are things I return to and there are things I paint only once.  But, at the core is the ever-present force of light as the source of all we see, indeed, at the source of life itself – the source of each day’s new beginning.”  -  Björn Runquist


David Riley Peterson has been a ceramic artist since he received his BFA in (Ceramics/Sculpture) from the University of Florida.  While vacationing at his family home on Vinalhaven, a couple of years ago, David was inspired by the beauty of the harbor that was filled with boats.  At the time, he was throwing traditional ceramic pots, vases, platters, etc.  His new idea was to make boats out of clay.  These ceramic boats have been his focus for a few years and their success has kept him very busy.

“So, how did this all start? Not far from where you are standing, there is an island 12 miles due east called Vinalhaven.  I grew up there and in my time, these boats were common along the

coast. Now, only a hand-full remains, still proud and begging for a good workout.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I love making them. 

The boats displayed at Landing Gallery are made from the oldest material on earth…clay.  Many of the boats you see are fashioned after Maine’s most iconic watercraft. You may recognize a few of these once popular and now mostly BY-GONE boats. Both the Dory and the Pea-Pod and the little known Smithy were the Ford F-150’s of their day. These workhorses were rowed, sailed and towed along the coast and used for both hauling and fishing lobsters, herring, Cod, Mackerel and other ground fish as well as hauling nets and gear for fisherman. These boats were rugged, dependable and home made from local woodlots of Spruce and Oak.  In a way the boats you see here are pretty tough in there own rite. They are made from Stoneware clay and fired to over 2,200 F. No two boats are alike since there is no use of a mold, kit or plan. It all starts with a thought then a simple scribble then the clay is rolled out and cut to shape and then assembled.  As the work progresses the boat takes it’s initial shape and begins to develop its own unique personality and character. From this point forward the boat takes over.

I have taken some artistic license in my interpretation of how the boat should end up. In many cases I love to interject some playful aspect into its personality.  This process allows each boat to be one of a kind and have it’s own unique personality.”  -  David Riley Peterson

Large Dory/Rivets  18”x5” stoneware ceramic $475

Large Dory/Rivets  18”x5” stoneware ceramic $475

Large Dory  19”x5” stoneware ceramic $275

Large Dory  13”x3” stoneware ceramic $175

Fantasy Boat  9”x3” stoneware ceramic $225

Large Dory/Rivets  18”x5” stoneware ceramic $475

Björn Runquist & David Riley Peterson

“CHABLIS 4” acrylic on canvas  30” x 30” $1800

“NOVA SCOTIA 4”  24” x 24”  $1200

The landscape paintings in this exhibit border on the abstract. Cerese’s work has the ability to be seen simultaneously as both representational and nonfigurative, achieving a perfect balance between realism and abstraction. Color is the primary focus of Cerese’s painting. Color relationships and the effects they create are the underlying foundation of Cerese’s work. The paintings in this exhibit explore the use of color, engaging the viewer, as a means to develop a visual dialogue.

Cerese received her formal training at the Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago, IL. Irma’s paintings are in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections in the United States and Europe. This will be Irma’s eleventh solo show in Rockland, Maine.


Aug 1 - Sept 28






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" New Work & New Artists", a group exhibit.  Eleven of Maine's talented fine artists exhibit their most recent paintings, drawings & photographs, many of which show a new creative direction.  Bonnie D’Abate, Susan Amons, Roberta Baumann, Lewis Cisle, Sarah Faragher, Ralph Hassenpflug, Monique Lazard, David Riley Peterson, Ellen Roberts, Marcia Sewall and Suzanne Siegel, are included in this exhibit.  Please join us and enjoy some new and exciting work by some of your favorite artists.   

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday 11 - 5, closed Monday.  FMI please call 594-4544.

“Grey Morning, Islesboro, ME” by Sarah Faragher, Oil 10” x 22”,  $500

“Bouquet, Olson House” by Roberta Baumann, Photograph 8” x 10”,  $350

“Grand Blue Dory”  by David Riley Peterson, Ceramic 21.5”L X 7.5”H, $450