A select ‘sixty’


LEWISTON – Beginning Sunday, Jan. 21, The Atrium Art Gallery will showcase the works of more than 60 artists from Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties in the biennial exhibition, “Area Artists 2007.”

The exhibit will open with a free reception open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine/ Lewiston-Auburn, 51 Westminster St.

On display will be paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors and photography as well as works in clay, metal and fiber. The exhibition features artwork in a variety of styles from representational to abstract, with landscapes, figure studies and portraits, still lifes, and sculpture.

The juried exhibition was open to all artists, age 18 and over, who could submit one or two pieces in any media. The gallery received 225 works from 120 artists. Jurors, Kevin Callahan and Bill Low, selected 73 works from 61 artists for the final exhibition.

Callahan owns Callahan Art Preparatory Services, which provides consulting services to artists, museums, galleries and corporate clients. Low is assistant curator at the Bates College Museum of Art.

“Area Artists 2007” will be up through March 30. Atrium Art Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday.

For more information, contact Robyn Holman, director of exhibitions, 753-6554, or go to the gallery’s Web site, http://www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art/areaartists07/.

Artists showing their works

Kay Kay McKeever Allison

Marjorie Austin

Alice Barnett

Susan Bennett

Maya Best

Martha Blowen

Susan Broadbent

Gertrude W. Cantwell

Katherine Cargile

Steve Carlson

Anita Clearfield

Mandee Curtis

Mary E. Dow

Jody Dube

Pamela Ellis

Liz Evans

Gene R. Fuller

Robert Gibson

Leon Gin

Dennis Grafflin

Penelope Hall

Penny Hood

Maria Kovacs

Constance Ladd

Susan Lalemand

Daniel Marquis

Matthew Meyer

Nathaniel Meyer

Carol Murrell

Tracey Nadeau

Crystal Nicholas

Kika Nigals

Shawn O’Connor

Ian Ormon

Marion Osman

Sharon Scrivens Packer

Kimberley Pearson

Gerard Pelletier

Jan Phillips

Richard Profenno

Dominick Ranucci

Michael Ranucci

Tim Reimensnyder

Kate Rogers

Kathryn Salvano

Dona Seegers

Greg Shattenberg

Anthony Shostak

Harold Strout

Ralph Strout

Barbara Traficonte

Nancy Trider

Jennifer Wadsworth

Anne Walker

Jill Snyder Wallace

Nancy Romines Walters

Cristen Wanser

Janet Washburn

Heidi Wilde

Roger C. Williams

David Wooddell