Speers Gallery Artist
Stella Sherman July 2016 Artist of the Month
The Kennebunk Free Library announces its July 2016 exhibition “The Maine I Love” the multi medium works of Stella Sherman. The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular Library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs. (Library hours are: Monday and Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm, Wednesday 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday and Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm)
Stella Marie Sherman has been drawing and painting since her early childhood. Influenced by her father’s drawings, as a teenager she sketched for the high school newspaper. She finds inspiration in the works of Baroque artists from the Netherlands, especially Peter Paul Rubens.
A graduate of UM Orono, Sherman earned a bachelor degree in Studio Art after her three daughters became adults. Inspired by farmlands and coastal Maine, she has spent the last decade drawing and painting the Maine she loves. “For me I find painting and drawing to be a relaxation and a joy. I encourage anyone who wants to draw and paint to go forth and explore the elements of art.”
Stella has a well developed sense of technical skills while adding new designs to her compositions and creating a style all her own. “The Maine I Love” includes works in oils, acrylic, water color paintings and pen, ink, pencil and charcoal drawings.
The public is invited to attend an artist’s reception on Saturday, July 2nd from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Kennebunk Free Library is pleased and honored to present the works of this talented artist.
In keeping with the Library's mission of serving the diverse cultural, informational, educational and recreational needs of the community, the Library provides space for art exhibits. Exhibit materials may be organized and presented by the Library, members of the community, and not-for-profit groups within the guidelines set forth in the Exhibit Policy below.
On April 2, 2011, the gallery was re-named the Speers Gallery in honor of Mike Speers, former Library Trustee and Friend of the Library, who was the inspiration of the Gallery.
Speers Gallery Artists for 2016
|January 2016||Kate Banks||Acrylic|
|February 2016||KFL Art Auction||Fundraiser|
|March 2016||KES Students||Student Art Work|
|April 2016||Preschool Art
Celebrating the Week of
The Young Child
|Student Art Work|
|May 2016||Home School Network Students||Student Art Work|
|June 2016||Toni Truesdale||Mixed Media|
|July 2016||Stella Marie Sherman||Acrylic and Oils|
|August 2016||Ken Post||Acrylic and Watercolor|
|September 2016||Enrico Della Pietra||Photography|
|October 2016||Sandra Regan||Acrylic, watercolor, pencil|
|November 2016||John Forssen||Pencil|
|December 2016||Karenlee Gorman||Photography|
Applications to Exhibit in The Speers Gallery Now Accepted
We are currently accepting applications for artists to exhibit during the 2017 calendar year. Since its inception in 2001 Hank’s Room Gallery, rechristened the Speers Gallery in 2010, has offered exhibit opportunities to both amateur and professional artists. The gallery has been host to a variety of mediums including photography, textile arts and mixed media assemblages in addition to renditions in oil, pastel, pen and ink, and watercolor.
The application process is open to either individual or group shows. Applications must be received by October 15, 2016 to be considered for exhibition in 2017. The submitted applications will compete in a juried review conducted by an Art Committee consisting of members from the Library and Art communities. Upon completion of the review, applicants will be contacted regarding the committee’s decisions. Application forms are available below.
The offering of monthly artist exhibits allows the us to serve the diverse cultural, informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community. The Library is very proud to have showcased the many talented artists who have previously exhibited and is looking forward to continuing this tradition with the 2017 exhibit schedule.
Exhibit Policy, Procedures and Artist Application Form
Policies and Applications
Artists are invited to submit an application for exhibit by October 1st to be considered for the following calendar year. Please read the following policy and procedures before you apply. If you have additional questions, please call the Library Director at 985-2173.