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C O NTENTS

April 2017 56 The Art of Compromise A horticulturalist and a graphic designer surround themselves with beauty and community in their renovated home in Deering Highlands by Katy Kelleher Photography by Jeff Roberts

70 Sparking Joy A crisp, clean showcase for art in Portland’s West End by Debra Spark Photography by Sarah Beard Buckley

82 Norwegian Transplants

A family creates a soothing oasis in the Kennebunks by Debra Spark Photography by Myriam Babin

99 Alternate Realities Thirty artists who invite viewers into a world of dreams or the depths of memory by Jamie Thompson

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24 TRIBUTE

Dean Lunt of Islandport Press remembers Dahlov Ipcar

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Whenever I’m trying to make sense of something and words are hard to find, I turn to art. When 9/11 happened, I was living in Tacoma, Washington. For this diehard Jersey girl, Bruce Springsteen helped me in handling the sadness I felt for the victims and the fear of what it would mean for my military family. Listening to “The Rising” as I plodded up one of the steepest hills of 29th Street, with every verse I grieved for what this event meant for humanity. Three years later, when I was living in Augusta, Georgia, I found myself trying to understand the history of race relations as it related to a still much-divided community. Self-taught African American artist George Andrews (affectionately known as the “Dot Man”) translated a world of hope and longing, communicating through dots ideas about his family, his life, and his aspirations. From Georgia, our family moved to Maine. When my eldest daughter went off to college in 2015, I stood before Mother and Child, William Zorach’s sculpture of his wife, Marguerite, and daughter, Dahlov Ipcar, at the Portland Museum of Art. The sensation of the closeness of a mother

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The nonprofit UNION MEETING HOUSE COMPANY in Readfield has currently raised over $100,000 for renovations on the historic building, which was originally built as an interdenominational place of worship in 1827. Edgecomb’s MAINE BARN COMPANY is replacing the deteriorated timbers in the crawl space under the floor, and New Gloucester’s TONY CASTRO AND COMPANY is restoring the trompe l’oeil artwork in the apse.

In partnership with REVISION ENERGY, HEBRON ACADEMY has installed 970 solar panels on the rooftop of their athletic center, making it the largest rooftop array in Maine. The project is expected to prevent more than 10 million pounds of carbon pollution from entering the atmosphere.

As part of the Middle School of the Kennebunks’ Talented Arts program, students visited DISTINCTIVE TILE AND DESIGN’s Portland showroom, where they helped design rooms for the NONANTUM RESORT in Kennebunkport. Owner Larry Stoddard answered questions about design principles such as selecting a grout color, while the program’s teacher Mary McCarthy guided students through the process.

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In Lewiston, BATES COLLEGE and MUSEUM L-A have collaborated to create and install wall art in two new dormitories based on 1940s and 1950s silkscreens that the Bates Manufacturing Company originally used to print household textiles. Boston’s BERGMEYER ASSOCIATES redesigned the patterns as aluminum wall cutouts, digital prints on vinyl panels, and etch film applied to glass walls.

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Q+A

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With past shows at the Portland Museum of Art and Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Lauren Fensterstock is well known in the Maine art scene and beyond. Recent shows, including Theories of the Earth at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, The Order of Things at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York, and Colorless Field at Museum Rijswijk in the Netherlands, have established Fensterstock as an artist with a novel perspective on nature. We caught up with her to ask about it.

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Colorless Field 3, 2015, paper, charcoal, and Plexiglas, 6” x 23’ x 12’

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We often speak of nature as something separate from human life, but we are very much a part of it. The way we perceive and shape nature in gardens comes largely from cultural impulses influenced by historic precedents, literature, and scientific discovery. With my artwork, I try to reveal the cultural underpinnings framing these ideas. For example, if I mix together elements of a picturesque garden with the twentieth-century earth art of Robert Smithson, as I did in works like Tea Room Displacement, we start to see that nature can be a fractured and complex concept.

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That work is a large natural history cabinet that is being overtaken by an organic growth. It was partly inspired by a book of the same name by Michel Foucault. He examines the idea that every time period has its own sense of truth. The piece is partly a human-ordered collection, partly a modernist grid, and partly a nod to Mother Nature. But even what looks natural is, of course, painstakingly fabricated. For me, it symbolizes that there are many ways to interpret and describe the same object.

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Ultimately I would say that my art isn’t about something, it is something. As an artist, I’m interested in the way other people give things meaning. An artwork is a prompt, and the viewer is responsible for giving it life and purpose. In the same way, the natural world is not finite; it is what we perceive it to be. That perception is shaped by our experiences, our biases, and our moment in time. When seeking a single truth about our environment, we can forget that we’re each looking through our own cultural lens. MH+D

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MARCH OF DIMES SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION The Maine chapter of the March of Dimes held its annual Signature Chefs Auctions at DiMillo’s on the Water in October. The event raised $55,000 to fund research, education, and advocacy on premature birth. Led by culinary chair Matt Ginn, chef at Evo, the event featured 17 of Portland’s creative chefs. Guests sampled dishes while bidding on travel, entertainment, and dining packages. All event fundraising will fund research, education, and advocacy to give every baby a healthy start. MH+D

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A cocktail party in the lounge and spilling onto the patio in the heart of Dock Square. At the Kennebunkport Inn, sponsored by Pack Maynard and Associates Real Estate with live music.

A series of intimate dinners prepared by top chefs in private homes in the Kennebunkport area. Each dinner showcases work by an Art Collector Maine artist. Pear Tree Farm Chef Daniel Simpson and Peggy Liversidge of Kitchen Chicks Catering. Kuehnle Residence Chef John Shaw of Tides Beach Club, sponsored by Piscataqua Landscaping. Burke Residence Chef Josh Berry of Union at the Press Hotel. Feingold Residence Chef Avery Richter of the Black Tie Company.

Hurlbutt Residence Chefs Meghann Ward and Kevin Walsh of Tapestry Boston. Burke Residence Chef Jackson Yordon of Salt & Honey, sponsored by Caleb Johnson Architects+Builders.

A cocktail party with an ocean view on the wrap-around porch. At the Colony Hotel, sponsored by Piscataqua Landscaping and Kennebunk Beach Realty with live music by Ocean Ave.

A series of intimate dinners prepared by top chefs in private homes in the Kennebunkport area. Each dinner showcases work by an Art Collector Maine artist. Bette Residence Chef Guy Hernandez of Lolita Vinoteca + Asador, sponsored by Piscataqua Landscaping. Turner/Bull Residence Chef Mel Chaiken of Fiddlehead Restaurant.

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An open air cocktail party on the deck and docks. At Chicks Marina, sponsored by the Hinckley Company with live music. A culinary experience featuring a multi-course, family-style seated dinner in a candlelit barn. Hosted by Chefs Justin Walker and Danielle Walker at Vinegar Hill Barn with top chefs from Maine and away, sponsored by Richard Moody & Sons.

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A cocktail party to kick off the evening, dockside on the schooner restaurant Spirit of Massachusetts. At the Pilot House Marina sponsored by Yarmouth Boat Yard. A Maine-themed party with food and drink stations, music, and dancing— seaside. Hosted by Chef David Turin and Azalea Events under the tent at the Pilot House Boatyard.

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Continue your Friday night in this bustling pub overlooking the riverfront. At Federal Jack’s Restaurant & Brew Pub with live music.

An afternoon tasting event under a tent on the water with offerings from over 25 different chefs and wineries. Under the tent at Pilot House Boatyard. A day of original Maine-made music in a grassy field with food trucks and craft beers on draft. On the River Green at the Captain Lord Mansion with music by Spencer Albee and the Ghost of Paul Revere.

Burke Residence Chef Adam Flood of Grace. Pressly Residence Chef Romann Dumorne of Northern Union. Rafaelli Residence Chef Harding Lee Smith of The Rooms Restaurants. Julian Residence Chef Matt Ginn of Evo Kitchen + Bar. Keller Residence Chef Pierre Gignac of Ocean sponsored by Spang Builders.

ART WORKS OPENING

A lively reception featuring the works of Art Collector Maine artists, Eric Hopkins and Jane Dahmen. At Gallery at the Grand with live music.

CHOICE ART SHOW

A curated-by-you art show atop the hill. Vote at maine-art.com/choice. At Maine Art Shows.

GRAND FINALE

A waterfront evening-into-the-night party with incredible spreads of food, fun drinks, live music, and dancing. Hosted by Chef David Turin at David’s KPT, sponsored by Jim Godbout Plumbing and Heating.

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he president’s office at Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland is simply furnished, with a small, Thos. Moser Parsons table as a desk and a conference table made by associate professor Matt Hutton centered on an Oriental rug—the highceilinged room’s only adornment. The spare space seems to suit its current occupant, interim president Stuart Kestenbaum, who is focused less on leaving his own mark than on maintaining the momentum established by former president Don Tuski. After six years in the post, Tuski left last July; he is credited with leading the college through a period of major growth, increasing enrollment and revenue, adding programs, purchasing two buildings to serve as dormitories, and, most recently, acquiring the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. “My first rule is just to make sure things are functioning smoothly,” says Kestenbaum. “Salt, the Textile and Fashion Design program, and the Bob Crewe Program in Art and Music are all recent additions, so we need to make sure we’re managing them well.” Kestenbaum’s entire career has been in the arts and in Maine. In 1977, four years after he graduated college, he became director of the Children’s Museum of Maine (now the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine), the only employee in what was then an all-volunteer organization located in Cape Elizabeth. He then went to work for the Maine Arts Commission before becoming

director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, a position he held for 27 years, and the place where he and his wife, artist Susan Webster, raised their two sons. Kestenbaum left Haystack in May 2015, feeling that “it was time” and because he had other projects he wanted to pursue, including writing poetry, his primary calling as an artist. He has published four collections of his poems, which have also appeared in literary journals and magazines. In March 2016, Kestenbaum was named Maine’s fifth poet laureate. On Fridays, he reads what he calls “poems from Maine, about Maine, by poets from Maine and elsewhere,” in “Poems from Here,” a radio segment on Maine Public’s Maine Calling program. “What I like about the radio is, you might not wake up in the morning thinking, ‘I’d like to read a poem,’ but maybe in the middle of the day you hear it and you realize you needed to hear it,” Kestenbaum says. Poetry can feel exclusive, as if we must have a special, intellectual key to understand it. But Kestenbaum’s poems—which often involve moments in everyday life—invite us in, a quality that mirrors his view of arts education and dovetails with his work at MECA. “When Don Tuski was president, the school worked on a strategic plan that emphasized community engagement for students, being entrepreneurial, and educating artists for life,” he says. “There’s a serious dedication to and emphasis on having students think creatively, not MAINEHOMEDESIGN.COM 51

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only about art making but also about living life and how they will go about that once they get out of school.” This pragmatic approach to creativity has had a positive impact beyond the college community. In November MECA was honored by the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) with their 2016 Economic Development Achievement Award. In its announcement of the award, the PDC cited the fact that more than 50 percent of the school’s 2,200 graduates live and work in Maine. “When creative people and entrepreneurial thinkers come here for school and end up staying, it’s good for the city and the state,” Kestenbaum says. “We’re a net importer of people.” The integration of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, which MECA acquired in April 2016, is of particular interest to Kestenbaum. He knows the formerly independent, 44-year-old program well; one of his two sons, a multimedia journalist and artist living in Brooklyn, New York, met his wife while both were studying at Salt. “There’s a lot of potential,” he says of the documentary storytelling program. “It brings other art forms in, but it also allows MECA to be engaged in other parts of Maine.” In November MECA announced that it would begin accepting applications for the 2017 Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies, a one-semester program in which students can focus on radio, documentary film, photography, or writing. After he retired from Haystack, Kestenbaum began working as a strategist for a consortium of craft schools across the United States, including Haystack, Penland in North Carolina, Arrowmont in Tennessee, Pilchuck in Washington, and Peters Valley in New Jersey. Part of his work for the group has been

to increase the visibility and awareness of all five schools, to “get to audiences who don’t know they should know about us,” he says. Included in the effort is a series of podcasts called Make/Time, in which he interviews creative makers and thinkers about how they view the world. Kestenbaum feels the same kind of storytelling is important at MECA. “The more I think about what MECA does in this community, the more I realize it’s important to let people know that this creative vitality is going on here every day,” he says. “I want to tell a story of its success and engage more people in what’s going on here.” As an example of the stories he believes should be shared, he cites the 2016 United States Artists fellowships, in which $50,000 unrestricted grants are awarded annually to artists in nine disciplines. In 2016 three of the 45 awardees were MECA graduates or faculty members: Portland-based artist Lauren Fensterstock, Eastport sculptor Anna Hepler, and New England furniture maker Vivian Beer. In 2009 Kestenbaum was asked to give the commencement address at MECA. In it he mixed practical advice for the graduates (“Wear a seatbelt, and don’t skimp when buying tires”) with art-focused guidance. “Be part of a community,” he said. “We live our lives in common; make art for your neighbor, who will come to know you in a new way.” If, as another New England poet wrote, “good fences make good neighbors,” art must make even better ones. “Living right across the street I can see MECA glowing at night. It’s an alive place,” says Kestenbaum. Under his watch, the college will continue to be a good neighbor, not just to Portland but wherever its growing community of artists engages with Maine. MH+D

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Tucked underneath the stairs in the Porteous Building is the interactive installation Gathering Connections (opposite) made by students minoring in public engagement. Alum Caren-Marie Michel painted these landscapes (above, top) at the Stephen Pace House, MECA’s residency program in Stonington. The door to the Artists at Work gallery and offices (above), a program that connects students and alumni to professional opportunities. A painting (below) by student Christine Colatosti.

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Above the couch hangs a piece by homeowner Drew Hodge’s college thesis advisor, artist and designer Paula Scher. A vintage sail maker’s table (which the couple purchased in Thomaston) sits against the wall. The coffee table in the center of the room is from Hudson Furniture, and the black lamp in the corner is by Italian lighting company Fortuny.

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On the dining room table (above) rests a playful bronze sculpture by David Bielander. On the mantel sit three pieces by Cushing-based artist Jody Payne. The modern Venetian glass chandelier is by Barovier and Toso. On the bedroom mantel (opposite) sits a childhood picture of Hodges and a piece by Maine artist Holly Meade.

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the entryway to Peter Kukielski and Drew Hodge’s home hangs a series of three large abstract drawings, each similar in form but different in detail. On a white background, nebulous pops of yellow and blue burst forth, connected by thin, meandering black lines. The images are opaque at first glance, impossible to decipher, but for Hodges and Kukielski, they are a tidy representation of their respective careers in the natural landscape and the artistic world. “We saw pieces just like these at Art Basel in Miami and loved them,” Hodges explains as we stare at the series by artist Spencer Finch. (Finch is best known for his installation at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning.) The pieces on display had already been sold, so the couple asked Finch to create similar works for them. For this series, Finch went into his garden and, using a GPS, he followed a bee as it moved from a pink zinnia to a yellow clematis to a blue hydrangea. Using a pencil, he marked the movement of the bee on a canvas. The bursts of color, Hodges explains, are the flowers, and the dark lines represent the flight of the bees. “This is a real combination

of Peter’s and my passions,” Hodges says. “I love them as abstract art, but they’re also a horticultural record.” Hodges’s love for graphic and abstract art is visible throughout their home, but his taste is particularly apparent in his collection of Broadway posters, all designed by his New York design and advertising firm, SpotCo, which focuses on creating art and branding for Broadway musicals. (He's also the author of On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution.) Many of the posters are striking and colorful with bold shapes and pop art influences. “We joke that this is the Broadway hall,” he says as he walks among the iconic graphics made for Hamilton, Rent, and Chicago that are framed and hung throughout the downstairs hallway and entry area. While Hodges’s two-dimensional pieces can be easily displayed on the walls, one must look outside to see Kukielski’s own investment: green beauty. His life’s work is written in the hedges and hydrangeas and rose bushes. Kukielski is the former curator of the New York Botanical Garden’s rose garden and author of Roses without Chemicals: 150 Disease-Free Varieties That Will Change the Way You Grow Roses. He has designed personal and public gardens throughout the country, and while the couple’s

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Originally built in 1913, the house retains much of its period charm (opposite, top). Although homeowner Peter Kukielski has been working on the gardens, it will be several years until they grow into their full glory. A polar bear photograph by artist Jill Greenberg hangs above the couch (opposite, bottom left). The green and blue textiles were chosen by the late interior designer Christine Maclin. A bowl holding cherries made of wood sits in the fireplace (opposite, bottom right). “Peter’s had that for years,” Hodges says. “It’s our funny way of saying life’s just a bowl of cherries.” A trio of stools upholstered in orange and white fabric pop against the robin’s-egg blue paint in the kitchen.

Deering backyard is still in the process of filling out, their house in Cushing has a mature, sprawling, and informal 16-acre outdoor space bursting with roses, herbs, and vegetables. (Curious gardeners can get a glimpse of Kukielski’s work on the Georges River Land Trust’s annual garden tour.) Kukielski admits that his taste in objects is highly influenced by his love for flowers. “My aesthetic is flowery, chintzy, and drippy, while Drew’s is very graphic,” he says. “We had an interesting time choosing art—a fun time, but an interesting one.” There is one story that perfectly encapsulates their process of picking out furnishings and light fixtures. “We were at Flos, an Italian lighting store, in New York,” Kukielski remembers. “I have an admitted lamp fetish—I love what they can do for a room. Anyway, we go into Flos and there is this floor lamp with a half-globe-

shaped shade. Drew says right away, ‘Oh my gosh, isn’t this fantastic? I’m crazy about this thing!’” Kukielski laughs. “I asked him to explain it to me, ‘Please, help me understand why it is fantastic!’” After some debate, the couple continued on to the back of the store, where they came upon another lamp. “It’s the same lamp, but on the inside of the globe is this plaster-of-Paris rose motif. I look at it and say, ‘Oh my gosh, now that is fantastic.” According to Kukielski, it was a revealing moment, where the longtime couple realized how seamlessly their tastes could be combined. Since then, they’ve found harmony in their historic Portland home—particularly after a series of renovations that served to open up and modernize the 1913 structure. While Kukielski and Hodges drove many of the design decisions, they had some help from interior designers Donna Parratt, whose contribution can be seen most

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Above the piano (above) hangs a series of William Wegman works. Opposite, clockwise from top left: Alex Katz’s Black Brook hangs above the couple’s bed. A gift from Hamilton’s lead producer (and close friend of Hodges) Jeffrey Seller: Seller and Hodges have worked together for 21 years—ever since the opening of Rent Off Broadway. In the bathroom hangs a framed photograph by Richard Corman, taken at the Special Olympics.

clearly in the foyer (the New York–based designer helped pick out lighting for the art), and Christine Maclin, who helped choose the textiles for the living room. (Sadly, Maclin passed away during the design process, which led to the homeowners’ decision to bring in Parratt.) Other aid came from Andrew Bowman of A and N Builders in Portland, who oversaw the project. “The renovation evolved as we worked on it,” he explains. “Drew and Peter have a lot of artistic ability and vision. It was different from many renovations in that respect— they contributed ideas throughout.” One detail Hodges insisted on was matching the moulding in the bedroom, which a previous owner had taken out, to the moulding that runs throughout the home. “That’s not easy to do,” Bowman says. “We had to have it custom-made because there is none like it on the market. When you have a house that’s as nice as this one—well, it’s not a normal house. You have to make sure everything matches exactly.”

Bowman has been working in the industry for over 30 years, and while he says the house “was beautifully built, in a structural sense,” there were some issues with the layout, heating, and electrical systems. “It was dark and cold, and there was no flow to the floor plan. Now, when you walk into the front hallway, there is a big, open visual line that goes right into the backyard,” he explains. “That was their vision.” When Hodges and Kukielski purchased the house in 2014, they were attracted to its stately appearance and grand neoclassical columns. Although the house had been renovated once before, years of disuse had given it a rather run-down appearance, particularly indoors. (At one point in the not-so-distant past, the house had even played host to a group of squatters.) “We love the oldness of the house,” says Hodges. “I’m drawn to these lines and proportions.” Unlike other houses the couple looked at in the West End, the Deering Highlands property had big windows, large mouldings, and wide rooms. “We’re

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I FELT HUGGED BY THIS HOUSE WHEN WE FIRST SAW IT. LIKE I WAS BEING EMBRACED.”

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Indoor/outdoor living (above) is very important to the couple, who split their time between New York City, Cushing, and Portland. Black-and-white photographs line the stairway (left). The four that hang diagonally are from the first run of Chicago on Broadway. In addition to planning and planting the garden, Kukielski also designed the pergola (below). In the entryway (opposite) hang three pieces by artist Spencer Finch, which the couple commissioned after viewing similar works in Miami.

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both big guys,” Hodges laughs. “We’re still tweaking it and making it ours, but it always had this openness and brightness.” They finished renovations in 2015, and although they’re still working on the decor, the house feels well loved already. Cheerful orange pillows brighten up the kitchen, and a pair of large, soft sofas dominate the living room. Not only is there art on almost every wall, but they’ve also brought art onto their dinner table, too. David Bielander’s playful bronze sculpture Kraken turns the dark, varnished wood of the table into a sea, from which many small tentacles rise and writhe. Above the table hangs a modernist chandelier the couple purchased in Venice, Italy, while on vacation. Other pieces reflect their eclectic tastes, from the carved wooden sculptures they bought in Guatemala to the geometric painting by contemporary Brooklyn-based painter Don Voisine (a native of Fort Kent). But perhaps the space most indicative of their lifestyle is the sunny, bright

breakfast nook. Before the renovation, backyard access was just one old door and a narrow brick staircase, but the couple decided to add French doors and a wide wooden deck to help promote indoor-outdoor living. As they sit in the dining area, surrounded by pencil cactuses, jade plants, and piles of books, the couple remembers the first time they set foot here. Even before the updates, they say, they knew there was something special about the place. “We thought it was open, friendly, and generous,” Kukielski remembers. “I felt hugged by this house when we first saw it. Like I was being embraced.” Now, as they tend to the garden that surrounds their home, and as they settle into their new lives as part of this friendly and tight-knit neighborhood, they’re returning the love. MH+D For more information, see Resources on page 132.

Ceramics from Deruta, Italy, are on display in the breakfast nook (above, left). A pair of photographs from Chicago hang in the stairway (above, right). Opposite, clockwise from top left: A lithograph featuring symbols of the Odd Fellows hangs in the upstairs hallway. A butterfly print by Rockland-based artist Kathleen Florance, which the couple purchased at the Caldbeck Gallery, hangs in the kitchen. The hand-painted surfboard is by James Victore, the artwork above the mirror is by Provincetown artist Robert Cardinal, and the painting on the right is by Jill Hoy. In the dining room, a work by McDermott and McGough (on the left) and Joyce Tenneson are propped on a white-washed credenza.

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A black dresser and chaise (subsequently re-covered) are two of the few furnishings that homeowner Kate Stapleton brought with her from her former home in Chicago. The painting by Jane Dahmen is one of the first works of art that Stapleton acquired.

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SPARKINGJOY A CRISP, CLEAN SHOWCASE FOR ART IN PORTLAND’S WEST END by Debra Spark // Photography by Sarah Beard Buckley

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ate Stapleton* was very clear about her hopes for her Portland condominium: “I want it to be like The Jetsons.” Not that Anne Orr of And/Or Design of Youngstown, New York, believed her. “I had to clarify it with her about five times before we proceeded,” Orr says. An understandable enough inclination, as Orr was familiar with Stapleton’s customary taste. The two women had been friends since they worked as management consultants on a telecom merger in the late 1990s, when Stapleton lived in Chicago and Orr in San Francisco. Stapleton’s homes over the years, including a 1920s apartment-turned-condo in Evanston, Illinois, had tended toward the traditional. What’s more, the Portland apartment Stapleton was proposing to remodel was in a 12-unit, 1980s brick building. With small rooms, crown mouldings, and a dark galley kitchen, it bore no resemblance to the uber-modern inspirational photo that Stapleton had clipped from the New York Times “Living” section and sent to Orr. To step back: Stapleton, an executive at Unum in Portland in the 1980s and 1990s, had been hoping to return to Maine for years. As a global consultant, she could work anywhere, as long as she had access to an airport. She made the move back in 2010, and to determine where she’d most like to be, she rented furnished apartments for a month or two in a variety of Portland neighborhoods. She thought the West End—quiet and within walking distance of downtown—was perfect, but the sticking point was a garage. Having lived in Chicago, Stapleton knew she didn’t want to go through a winter without one, even though she travels by bike when the weather permits. Eventually, her realtor found a

property that fit her criteria. The two-bedroom apartment was a comfortable size and included a small basement room adjacent to the garage, which could be used as an allpurpose “piano/library/workout/laundry room.” Other than that, “Nothing else was to my taste,” Stapleton says. She enlisted builder Rick Romano of Papi and Romano Builders in Portland to help. “Having grown up watching The Jetsons, I had a vision of what she wanted: something very, very white, and very smooth with little articulation,” Romano says. Off came all the trim and moulding on the windows. Out came the low ceiling. Down came the walls between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. In went new wiring, plumbing, and energy-efficient windows. Meanwhile, the bathrooms were gutted and outfitted with new glass showers, IKEA sinks and vanities, chrome fixtures, and porcelain floor tiles with a linen texture. The main space’s yellowing oak floors were sanded. Rather than bleaching (a common but environmentally harmful process), the floors were finished with a low-VOC white paint, which was wiped to bring out the wood grain. They were then sealed with a natural-based water sealer. A diagonally set peninsula was installed to separate the living/dining area from the new kitchen, which featured white appliances and whitelacquered, European-style frameless cabinets (handcrafted by Romano’s team) with clean chrome levers and minimal reveals between doors and drawers. The windows received white-cotton Roman shades. To soften the effects of the apartment’s sleek lines, bubble-themed details were incorporated into the interior finishes, lighting, and furniture. These include glass-and-marble kitchen backsplash tiles with a circle motif, Lucite bubble sconces in the dining room, and round, glass pendant lamps etched with small dots that

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Stapleton’s West End brick condo (left) was built in the 1980s. While not a historic building, it is in an historic district, so the new energy-efficient windows had to be approved by Portland’s Historic Preservation Board. Two Alan Magee prints (above) of photorealist paintings of stones sit on a CB2 credenza behind the living room couch. Stapleton nicknamed the green lamp “Astro,” in keeping with the home’s Jetsons theme. Coincidentally, the model name of the gray Gus couch, the top of which is seen here, is “Jane.” Stapleton inherited this side chair (opposite), which she painted pink. The image to its right is by Chineseborn, U.S.-based artist Yang Yang.

hang over the kitchen peninsula and dining room table. The circles on the black and white fabric of the dining room chairs and the multiple circles of the fixture above the owner’s en suite bathroom mirror continue the theme, as does a large circular mirror in the foyer. Stapleton jokingly calls her bedroom the “babe cave.” It features an accent wall of navy blue and brown damask wallpaper and a dark-wood sleigh bed from a previous home. The darker colors are lightened with white linens and surprising fuchsia additions: a raspberry chaise lounge and a claw-and-ball chair inherited from Stapleton’s mother and painted bright pink. “Because isn’t that what Jane Jetson would want?” jokes Orr of the eye-popping shade. Pin lights dot the room’s white, silk floor-to-ceiling curtains. Even if the super-sleek lines of the apartment lead you to flash on The Jetsons, it is only if you imagine George and Jane Jetson with great taste in art. Stapleton first started collecting art while working for Unum in Canada, when she acquired a Wynona Mulcaster agrarian landscape on a lease-to-buy program through the Art Gallery of Ontario. The painting, Stapleton says, “still makes me happy.”

Although the Mulcaster has a central spot in Stapleton’s living room, Maine artists now dominate her collection. Her bedroom features two Jane Dahmen paintings: a landscape of an island scene and a diptych of a lake seen through birch and spruce trees. The latter work hangs on the wall nearest the foot of Stapleton’s bed. “When I look up,” Stapleton says, “it’s like I am in a cabin.” Two stark Alan Magee prints of photorealistic paintings of beach stones (“like meditations for me,” Stapleton says) were another early purchase. They’re propped on a credenza behind a gray contemporary sectional sofa by Gus—coincidently, the model of the sofa is called “Jane”—and next to an oversized green table lamp. Stapleton nicknamed the lamp “Astro,” perhaps because it once proved as ungainly as the Jetsons’ cartoon canine, when she and Orr tried to angle it into a car for a trip to the paint store. It was a successful effort: the foyer’s wall is now a moss green that matches the lamp’s base. The guest bedroom provides a contrast to the white of the public rooms, with an accent wall painted blue-purple, a charcoal gray sleeper sofa, an Angela Adams rug, and two French provincial chairs that have been painted in a

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HAVING GROWN UP WATCHING THE JETSONS, I HAD A VISION OF WHAT SHE WANTED: SOMETHING VERY, VERY WHITE AND VERY SMOOTH WITH LITTLE ARTICULATION.”

By removing a wall, Portland’s Papi and Romano Builders turned a small galley kitchen into a bright, white space. Contemporary details include frameless cabinet faces, chrome levers (rather than knobs), and clear acrylic stools. The encaustic is by Dietlind Vander Schaaf.

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A small landscape by Lindsay Hancock sits on a shelf in the guest room (right, top). The shower in the owner’s bathroom (right, bottom) is tiled with marble. Sarah Szwajkos’s Old Spools, a photo printed on metal and acquired through Vox Photographs, reminds Stapleton of her grandmother who was a seamstress.

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One of Stapleton’s favorite pieces in her art collection is Fish Dress (above), an oil by painter and aerosol artist Tim Clorius. The painting is of a dress that, on closer inspection, is revealed to be composed of fish. A piece by Mary Hart is on the left. Stapleton named this wooden dog “Ralph” (below). A gift from former colleagues, he guards the door to her kitchen. A second bedroom (right) in the condo serves as den/office/ guest bedroom. The charcoal gray sofa is a sleeper. The graypurple wall color was chosen to highlight The Tarn, a largeformat color photo by Jim Nickelson of Belfast. The rug is by Angela Adams.

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white lacquer and reupholstered with charcoal gray suede. Artwork includes Jim Nickelson’s large-format photo of steam off a tarn at sunrise and Lindsay Hancock’s small, semi-abstract painting of trees on a lime green and orange ground, fronting a blue hill. A bent for edgy feminist art can be seen in this room, too, in three Nancy Grace Horton photos from the artist’s Ms. Behavior series, including one of a woman lying on an ironing board, her dress suggesting 1950s housewifery. The work hangs over a small Rose Marasco photo, also of an ironing board. Other pieces in the collection include three John Kelley minimalist black-and-white photos: one of Aroostook County in winter, another of an interior room at Pettengill Farm in Freeport, still another of the coast in Acadia. As a member of the board of trustees at the Maine College of Art, Stapleton tends to know the backstory of the artists in her collection, many of whom have studied or taught in Maine. An encaustic by Dietlind Vander Schaaf, which features green squares on a white background, represents glimpses of what the artist saw while looking through windows as she walked San Francisco streets. A Mary Hart work consists of

a silver shadow frame that encases two small paintings, one of which, Stapleton points out, features the painter’s image reflected in the pearl she is painting. Other work includes a small Linden Frederick painting of boxcars at night and a work by Dozier Bell, an abstraction overlaid with silver crosshairs. “All the art I have isn’t for any reason other than my own interest,” Stapleton says. “I’m not buying things for value, but because I love them.” The same seems true of all the items in her home, from a Thos. Moser leather chair in the living room to a pillow on her bedroom chaise that her mother had at the end of her life. If a 1960s TV show inspired the condo’s interior design, the result suggests a twenty-firstcentury book: Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which argues that possessions should “spark joy.” In Stapleton’s home, they always do. MH+D For more information, see Resources on page 132.

The “bubble" theme that appears throughout the house is seen in the fabric on the Room and Board walnut dining room chairs and the three round pendant lights, which have bubbles etched into the glass (above). The table is expandable, and the pendant lights, which are hung at different heights, are on a track so they, too, can be moved. The landscape is by the late Canadian artist Wynona Mulcaster. Two Jane Dahmen paintings, from two different periods of the artist’s career, hang in the owner’s bedroom (opposite, top). Bubble detailing appears in the light above a bathroom mirror (opposite, bottom).

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NORWEGIAN TRANSPLANTS A family creates a soothing oasis in the Kennebunks by Debra Spark // Photography by Myriam Babin

IF THEY DIDN’T LIKE MAINE, THEY COULD GO HOME.

That was the deal that Ingunn and Torgrim Joergensen made with their children when the family left their home on an island south of Oslo in Norway. They were coming to the United States because of Torgrim’s work as an electrical engineer with a defense industry group that was setting up an office in Biddeford. The family was prepared for a two-year stay. Except, once the time was up, they didn’t want to return. They continued to rent at first, but eventually they felt they had to make a commitment to one country or another. Although the Joergensens loved where they’d lived in Norway and had good friends there, the same was now true of the Kennebunks. “It just was a very pleasant place to be, a complete match,” says Ingunn. In the end, she and Torgrim figured they could always go back to Norway, but if they left Maine, they couldn’t as easily reestablish a life here later. So, after their first five years in Maine, the Joergensens decided to put down even deeper roots by purchasing a house. Once they started looking, though, they couldn’t find exactly what they wanted. Finally, they returned to a house—more in the fixer-upper than the “just right” category—that they’d earlier rejected. On this second visit, as they drove down the long, wooded drive just after the season’s first snowfall, Ingunn said to Torgrim, “You know what? This is the house.” The four-acre location was perfect—completely private, even though it was only a two-minute drive to downtown Kennebunkport—and the house’s bones seemed strong, as did its basic layout. Ingunn had a clear vision of how she and Torgrim could make it their own. She longed for a house that was a combination of her favorite places: a coffee shop, gallery, greenhouse, and library.

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The Joergensens bought their English dining table (above) from Antiques on Nine in Kennebunk. A friend made new covers for the chairs, which are from Pottery Barn. The wicker chairs are from IKEA and get moved around the house as needed. The pendant light is from Restoration Hardware. The Joergensens cut back the trees that directly surrounded their home but left the woods beyond intact (opposite). Friends gather around the fire pit that incorporates stones from the property. From left to right: Chris Larochelle, Brad Maushart, Ingunn Joergensen, Michelle Rose, Torgrim Joergensen, and Donna Maushart. Larochelle and Rose are the owners of Minka, an eco-friendly boutique for fashion, home goods, and other products in Kennebunkport. Brad is a photographer and painter and Donna is a nurse.

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Originally built in 1996, the house was a shingled Cape with a front porch, two dormers, and a back extension that housed a living room. The Joergensens simplified the trim and porch columns on the exterior, but otherwise focused their efforts on overhauling the interior. They took the house down to the studs, redid all the systems, insulated, relocated the powder room, renovated bathrooms, reconfigured the ground-floor layout by removing walls, overhauled the kitchen, and changed all the finishes and trim. The floors were replaced with white oak that has been wire brushed (the resulting ribbing feels particularly good underfoot) and treated with a Monocoat natural oil finish. A radiant heating system was also added. At first, the Joergensens didn’t take on the expense of “cathedralizing” the owners’ bedroom ceiling, even though they knew they’d like the added height. But then, while tearing out attic insulation, a worker fell through the ceiling. He wasn’t hurt, but the hole meant the ceiling was going to have to be worked on in some form or another. Rather than repair the ceiling, the Joergensens incorporated the attic space into the owners’ bedroom and got the ceiling they had wanted.

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Now, when you step into the foyer, a bedroom is to your left, and a staircase is straight ahead. To the right is a central space that forms an L-shape containing a dining room, kitchen, wet bar, and sitting room. The owners’ bedroom and living room are on opposite ends of the kitchen/wet bar area. Upstairs, there are two large bedrooms, one of which Ingunn uses as a painting studio. Soothing is the word that springs to mind on entering the house. Candles are lit, the palette is limited to grays and browns, and the materials are all natural: wood (new and reclaimed), stone, glass, slate, and steel. The effect is clean and uncluttered but also atmospheric and decidedly unusual, as in a sitting room that is part of the kitchen/dining room area. Here, there is a single, oversized upholstered chair and a wall painted with blackboard paint and framed on one side by a beam salvaged from Rockland Harbor. A long wood shelf along the blackboard wall serves as a bar, under which sit three former diner stools (now capped with leather). A steel plate below the bar forms a kickboard that prevents feet from scuffing the wall. The metal is part of Ingunn’s “obsession with steel,” she says. She also used the material—which she first

Ingunn tried several different shades of white in the kitchen (opposite) before she came upon a color she liked. She purposely avoided upper cabinets to visually raise the ceiling then chose maple cabinets stained a near black for the lower cabinets. The subway tile is from Old Port Specialty Tile Co. Not pictured here is the top of the kitchen island, which is made from salvaged yellow maple that Ingunn treated with tea and steel wool soaked in vinegar to produce the gray finish she wanted. Ingunn designed the bar shelf and chalkboard wall (above). The stools are vintage red-vinyltopped diner stools, a flea market find that Ingunn updated with leather covers. A steel plate below the bar prevents the wall from getting scuffed. The wood beam to the left of the wall was salvaged from Rockland Harbor. The gray chair is from Crate and Barrel, and the IKEA white bookcase is full of cookbooks and antique kitchenware.

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Save for the front porch columns (now square instead of round) the exterior of the house (opposite, top) is much as it was when the Joergensens first bought the house. The bikes in the background are from Kennebunkport Bicycle Company. The rustic wood-and-metal coffee table in the living room (opposite, bottom left) was designed by Ingunn and constructed by welder Bart Chamberlain of Hollis. The rug is jute. The paint is one of the three shades of gray that Ingunn used for the walls throughout the house. A mirror from Antiques on Nine (opposite, bottom right) sits on a formerly yellow dresser from IKEA that’s now painted white. A first-floor bedroom (above) is used by the Joergensens’ daughter when she is home. The desk was made at the Old House Parts Company in Kennebunk. The glass-and-wood cabinet on top is one of the few items the family brought with them from Norway and now holds heirlooms. One of Ingunn’s paintings of quail’s eggs is above a wood rocking chair from a historic area hotel.

rusted in the snow because she likes the resulting texture—as a backsplash in the powder room and as one of the walls of the kitchen island. The Joergensens did much of the work on the house themselves, serving as general contractors but also doing some of the labor and, in the case of Ingunn, designing some of the furniture, including a bookcase and coffee table. The couple also got help from their friend Tim Spang of Spang Builders in Kennebunkport; they met when their sons played middle school soccer together and have remained close ever since. Spang was responsible for general advising, structural work, and flooring, among other things. Jim Russo, design consultant at Biddeford’s Home Depot, ended up being an invaluable source in helping Ingunn find a cost-effective way to get the look she wanted for the kitchen. He presented her with options and advised her as she combined a paint color and cabinet style that hadn’t previously been produced together before. Forgoing upper cabinets in order to visually raise the ceiling, Ingunn and Torgrim chose soapstone for the countertops and maple cabinets stained a near black

with silver-gray pulls for the kitchen, wet bar, and owners’ bedroom vanity. They sourced the island top from DeadHead Lumber in Buxton, which specializes in salvaging wood that had accidentally sunk during logging runs of earlier centuries. To turn the wood gray, Ingunn treated it with tea and steel wool that she soaked in vinegar. Fine carpenter Nick Cressey of True New England Craftsman in Kennebunkport assembled the kitchen island and also built the powder room vanity, kitchen shelves, and bathroom mirror frames. One such frame is topped with a pipe around which regular black electric wire with two light bulbs is wrapped to create an above-mirror bathroom fixture. The powder room vanity makes similar use of a pipe for hanging hand towels. (Ingunn says of Cressey, “He is the only carpenter on this planet whom I can tell what I like, and he just gets it.”) One of the few elaborate pieces in the house is a gold plaster mirror with a decorative frame that once hung in the dining room of a historic Kennebunk hotel. “If that mirror could say all it has seen, what stories it would have to tell,” says Ingunn. The same might be said of other items in her

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Clockwise, from top: The moss on the roof of the chicken coop was “one of the selling points of the property,” Ingunn says. (Just off to the right of the plantings shown here are raised beds for vegetables.) A Brad Maushart photograph of a nude hangs over a Donna Kabay photograph of trees; both artists are from the Kennebunks. Ingunn’s small oil paintings of a nest, bird, and a barn hang in the powder room.

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PERHAPS NOT SURPRISINGLY, INGUNN’S ARTWORK RESEMBLES HER HOUSE IN PALETTE AND SENSIBILITY. Clockwise from top left: A studio table with paints and paintbrushes. One of Ingunn’s many paintings of nests. The sewing corner of Ingunn’s studio.

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house. Ingunn acquired the antique, wood-frame daybed that sits in a corner of her studio because a Norwegian friend, who didn’t speak French, bought the item at a Belgian auction thinking she was bidding on a bookcase. Ingunn chose Carrara marble for the owners’ bathroom because it reminded her of how much she loved the Greek and Roman statues she saw on trips with her mother to the national art museum in Oslo. The old oil can and silver lunch box in the sitting room is from her grandfather, a carpenter with whom Ingunn’s family lived when she was growing up. A cupboard of his, once full of paint cans, inspired the purchase of a tall, blue-gray hutch in the sitting room. One of the previous owners of the Kennebunkport property is an enthusiastic gardener, and she returns, to this day, to see the rhododendrons that frame the property and the azaleas by the front porch. The Joergensens love gardening as well. “My grandparents were huge lovers of flowers, and they let me do what

I wanted in the garden,” Ingunn says. Now, even though she isn’t trying to literally recreate her childhood garden, she says, she “wants all the flowers my grandparents had in their garden. I’m searching for that.” Perhaps not surprisingly, Ingunn’s artwork, some of which hangs in the home, resembles her house in palette and sensibility. She is a representational artist, though she abstracts forms down to their essence, as in her paintings of barns, which are recognizable but also rendered as geometric shapes. An early oil painting of eggs hangs in her daughter’s bedroom, and another of a nest hangs near the wet bar. “I’ve always been drawn to birds and nests,” she says. “I’m drawn to being surrounded by something safe and soft.” No surprise, given the home she and Torgrim have created. MH+D

A powder room oak vanity (above, left) designed by Ingunn and built by Nick Cressey of Kennebunk. The sink is soapstone, and the backsplash is hotrolled steel. The pipe in front of the vanity serves as a towel bar. Torgrim and Ingunn relax on their front porch (above, right). The furniture is from IKEA.

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ven if you aren't able to travel to a parallel universe with this year’s artist listing, you will be transported nevertheless. The 30 artists showcased on the following pages invite viewers into a world of dreams or into the depths of memory by conveying emotion or a certain mood rather than depicting factual details. Some artists focus on the natural landscape, while others explore human relationships. Most of the work is abstract, but even those that are representational are not realistic. For example, Steven Baines’s whimsical Love from Outer Space is exquisitely rendered in a realistic style, but the imagery it depicts, a UFO suspended in midair, isn’t something you’d come across on an ordinary day. Similarly, in Toni Jo Coppa’s Slight Breeze a lion roars ferociously at a woman. Responding to domestic violence, Coppa uses fantastical imagery to convey the strong emotions inherent in such a situation. The abstract works in this listing focus on color, form, and texture to depict particular moments in time or examine complex ideas and feelings. In Sunlit Patterns Echo Lake, Terry Hilt captures ever-changing natural elements in a colorful, energetic composition. Stew Henderson and Daniel Anselmi balance color and line with the geometric mixed-media piece FAMILY and the textural, multilayered collage Untitled (10-B), respectively. Many artists use technique as means of expression. For example, MaJo Keleshian emphasizes the process of creation to form a visual “dialogue among the materials, the artist, and the experience of a place and time.” Scott Minzy’s labyrinthine prints composed of razor-sharp lines express “fear, regret, and longing.” His linocut Cassandra Complex employs stark contrast and crisp detail to evoke the feeling of being lost in a maze. While the imagery may not always be familiar, all of the works in this year’s listing touch on universal themes such as love, loss, pain, and joy. Come with an open mind, and enjoy the journey.

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NANCY MANTER Drive By, 2016, Flashe paint and charcoal on synthetic paper, 82” x 82” My work is inspired by weather phenomena and climate change, reflecting what is above and below ground. I am often in my car traveling to Maine, Wyoming, and other places with extreme and beautiful landscapes. Looking out from my rearview mirror inspired the title of Drive By.

VERONICA CROSS Passenger (Ascension), 2016, video, 6:51 minutes My video Passenger evolved out of a 10-year photographic exploration of abandoned cars in the woods and junkyards of rural Maine. I am drawn to the intersections where personal and popular narratives meet with the detritus of American capital.

STEVEN BAINES Love from Outer Space, 2016, oil on canvas, 18” x 18” The beauty, humor, and lightness in my work draw viewers in, but there is the possibility for deeper thought and complex emotions. There is this tension between sincerity and the absurd in my oil paintings, whether it is through landscape, seascape, abstract, or figurative elements such as bubbles, birds, or UFOs.

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LEE LAWSON Ancient Voyage, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 16” x 14” My paintings express my fascination with aspects of life that are both visible and invisible, knowable and unknowable, in time and timeless. ​A lifelong interest in dreams, along with years of meditation practice,​​has created my ongoing exploration of the forces that shape our experience.

HELEN LEWIS Water’s Edge, 2016, cold wax and oil on wood panel, 12” x 12” I work in both the encaustic medium and in cold wax and oil, as in this piece. Building up layers then incising, scraping, and dissolving away portions leaves a textural surface, a subtlety of color, and a depth that greatly appeal to me.

MARGARET LAWRENCE Across the Water, 2016, oil on panel, 18” x 18” Intrigued by various elements in the landscape and the interplay of water, land, and sky, my paintings are developed by removing paint as much as by applying it. This layered history, the give-and-take of paint, yields a rich and varied surface, transforming an image inspired by a specific place into a sense of place.

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AMY BERNHARDT Ample Sea, 2016, oil pastel, 20” x 20” A few years ago I left my partnership in an architectural firm to make painting my career. In this world of increasing complexity, painting allows me to slow the pace and to find meaning and beauty. My paintings explore the way in which the external world is reflected in my inner landscape, inviting the viewer to experience the mix of the two in a way that is both personal and universal.

RENATE CARABALLO Cloudscape and Sea #5, 2015, oil on canvas, 30” x 40” Cloudscape and Sea #5 is one of the most recent works in an ongoing obsession with exploring the introspective aspect created by the illusion of distance and space through brushstroke. Vacillating between the abstract and the illusionistic, I’ve worked with other media, such as joint compound, cement, and pine pollen, but always revert back to oil.

ELIZABETH AWALT Eventide, 2015, oil on canvas, 60” x 50” My paintings express my connection with, curiosity about, and concern for the natural world. The paintings develop organically through multiple revisions as I work toward expressing a moment, a place, or a memory.

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MATTINA BLUE Unconditional Love, 2015, watercolor on paper, 12” x 9” My work is the result of nearly three decades of dedication to photographic and meditational practices, along with a fascination with watercolor. The paintings, intimate works created to express longing and emotion, are part of an ongoing series entitled Love, Passion, and Prayer.

TERRY HILT Sunlit Patterns Echo Lake, 2016, watercolor and acrylic, 16” x 22” I am captivated by the constant motion and force of the landscape: the physics of gravity, velocity, and electricity. These create continual movement within the sea, fields, and sky. In the studio I paint the kinesthetic memories of these shifting elements in an abstracted, energized landscape.

ELIZABETH B. HOY It Was Always Tonight, 2016, oil on panel, 24” x 24” My interest lies in the intersection of the natural and built environments— tropical plants thriving in a greenhouse in February, the artificial color of a plastic chair against the darkness of the woods, ocean-flooded pit mines, or the sky dominating a city.

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ELISE ANSEL After Bacchus and Ariadne IV, 2016, oil on linen, 54” x 60” I make large-scale abstract paintings and large-scale digital prints that are derived from Old Master depictions of bacchanals, interiors, and figures in the landscape. The paintings I work after are distant mirrors that I interpret through the lens of contemporary practice.

PAULA DESIMONE Intimate Spaces IV, monotype, 47” x 37” The exploration of spatial relationships through layers of rich transparent colors best describes the visual characteristics of my work. I am drawn to abstraction and the interaction of color and design.

DANIEL ANSELMI Untitled (10-B), 2016, collage, 8” x 6” I use painted paper as one would handle a brush to elicit brushstrokes on canvas. Never using the new, I enjoy the felt quality of the discarded. The paint I apply to these various materials (whether in large, cut pieces or intimate fragments) and affix to already created surfaces offers countless opportunities to express color, line, and form.

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ABBIE READ Abstract #6 (Appleton Ridge Blueberries, Fall), 2016, collage mounted on panel, 6” x 6” I construct my paper collages in the same way that I construct my threedimensional mixed-media works: piece by piece, designing with shape and geometry and balancing color with texture. I am interested in abstraction, visual tension, and texture in our daily lives and the emotional balance between risk and safety.

STEW HENDERSON Family, 2015, shellac and acrylic on wood, 18” x 84” x 1" Family combines different materials with color and line to emulate the genetic pattern within a small group of living things.

LEEANNE MALLONEE Utterance, 2016, archival pigment photographic print, 24” x 16” My work primarily encompasses Maine landscapes, New York City, and the desert Southwest. I’m drawn to not-quite-explicable yet beautiful images that are mercurial and often moody. For me a photograph is both disclosure and deception, and I seek out patterns of light, shadow, movement, color, and space to conjure up that alchemy.

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ABBY HUNTOON Wavering Vase, 2014, glazed earthenware, 21” x 7” x 7” I have an ongoing interest in the visual and emotional contrasts within one piece. This vase is a container that cannot contain and is composed of freespirited, lively, twisting coils compressed within the confines of a static, rigid form.

AVY CLAIRE Un-föld 16.03.81, 2016, acrylic on panel, 24” x 24” Keeping things spare, simplifying form, and focusing on what the brush can accomplish are the concerns driving my paintings.

TOM GAINES Rock 166: Silver Lining, 2016, oil on canvas on wood panel, 32” x 45½” My work is not representational. It is grounded in the most basic forms of nature: sky, sea, sand, and rock. The paintings are like icons suggesting a feeling of meditation. They are a composite of several eroded compositions. Traces or fragments from these compositions suggest a passage of time, like memory.

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MAJO KELESHIAN River Ice, 2016, watercolor/wax, 10” x 9¾” My work is an ongoing response to where and how I’ve lived for the past 40 years in the woods of Maine. Process has always been the focus: applying color and markings, blending, layering, wiping down, rotating the image, building the surface, and looking for a possible resolution. My work is a dialogue among the materials, the artist, and the experience of a place and time.

DAVID ALLEN Remnants of Childhood, 2013, acrylic and oil on linen, 36” x 60” My art reflects a strong sense of place and connection to the people who have lived and worked there. I see “work” as the greatest expression of our humanity and how we occupy the majority of waking life. Drawing on remnants of the past and our collective history, I seek to bridge the gap between distant memory and the world of tomorrow.

MARGARET RIZZIO Grand Spur, 2016, mixed media, 15¾” x 12¾” I use vintage ephemera and assemblage to embrace the idea of memory and the passage of time. I create diverse pieces through colorful, multilayered collages filled with coincidences and synchronistic repeating elements. These tiny worlds are meant to bring new life into once-forgotten material and encourage the viewer to reflect on the random quality of life.

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OTTY MERRILL A Walk Through Time, 2016, encaustic with found objects and embedded image, 20” x 16” I create art that tells a story. In the process of creating a piece, usually in encaustic wax, I fall into the story and then try to step back and become the viewer rather than the maker. I’ve come to realize I love simplicity and often seem to be against adding too much.

JESSE GILLESPIE Untitled, 2016, mixed media, 7” x 5¼” When I look at the world in terms of paint, everything is material. Cooperating with material requires disregarding rationality and receiving what occurs peripherally, to the right or left of intention.

LILIAN DAY THORPE Soft House, 2014, photomontage, 10” x 10” I created Soft House during my artist residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland, in September of 2014. It is a photomontage, meaning I took all of the component images myself and then composited them in Photoshop to create a new, fictional landscape; I photographed the house in Maine and the cliffs in the distance in Iceland. All of my work aims to evoke a strong sense of quietness.

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COLE CASWELL Epicenter Plate #2 / Deserted American Dreaming, 2016, tintype, 8” x 10” I research the remnants and patterns in our landscape that reflect contemporary strategies of survival. Through strata of observation, technology, subjectivity, and my surroundings, I investigate geography and its impact on our perceived ability to survive. I use traditional, historic, and digital photographic media to investigate our present condition.

SCOTT MINZY Cassandra Complex, 2014, linocut, 24” x 18” My work deals with the universal themes of fear, regret, and longing. In my prints these feelings are made manifest with an intricate maze of anatomical lines that are subtle, wiry, and twisted.

TONI JO COPPA Slight Breeze, 2015, graphite on canvas, 30” x 40” I make things that address the human condition through symbolism, fantasy, and process-driven expressions to help me understand the world and my place in it. The emotional catalyst for this piece was domestic violence. MH+D

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SHOWCASE

AN ARTIST’S EVOLUTION In celebration of Andrew Wyeth’s birth 100 years ago, the Farnsworth Museum curates a career-spanning exhibition of his work BY BRITTANY COST

Andrew Wyeth, Her Room, 1963, tempera on panel; collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum

he Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland continues its exploration of Andrew Wyeth’s work with Andrew Wyeth at 100, a series of five exhibitions running through 2017 that honor the extensive legacy of the realist painter, who famously depicted Maine life and locales throughout the decades. Opening April 15 are two shows, including the headlining exhibition, Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008, which highlights the evolution of the artist’s revered watercolors and includes a study for his final work, Goodbye My Love, in which a boat sails past Allen Island near Port Clyde. The second show, The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse, features photographs of the farmhouse owned by Cushing siblings Christina and Alvaro Olson, which was a major inspiration to Wyeth.

Also on view is an exhibition focused on his renowned painting Dr. Syn, a haunting self-portrait, as well as a show of the artist’s Maine drawings. In the fall, part of the retrospective will center around one of Wyeth’s most famous temperas, Her Room, a painting of a room in Wyeth and his wife’s summer residence that the artist once described as “a picture of the aloneness of a New England home.” The museum’s chief curator and the exhibition’s co-curator, Michael K. Komanecky, says, “The goal of these exhibitions is a simple one: to give our visitors the opportunity to see the evolution of Andrew Wyeth’s work in the media—drawings, watercolors, and dry-brush paintings on paper—that define his contributions during his long and successful career.” MH+D

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Andrew Wyeth, Airborne Study, 1996, watercolor on paper; courtesy of the Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection Andrew Wyeth, Alvaro and Christina, 1968, watercolor on paper; collection of the Farnsworth Museum of Art Peter Ralston, Olson’s, 2009, archival ink print; collection of Peter Ralston/Ralston Galleries Andrew Wyeth, Alvaro on Front Doorstep, 1942, watercolor on paper; collection of Marunuma Art Park Andrew Wyeth, Artist Sketching, 1939, watercolor on paper; courtesy of the Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection Andrew Wyeth, The Bed, Study for Chambered Nautilus, 1956, pencil on paper; courtesy of the Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection Paul Caponigro, Olson House, Cushing, Maine, 1990, gelatin-silver print; collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, gift of Alexandra and John Paul Caponigro Tillman Crane, Christina’s Crib, Olson House, Cushing, Maine, 2007, platinum print; collection of the artist Andrew Wyeth, Dr. Syn, 1981, tempera on panel; courtesy of the Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection

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Maine’s modern and contemporary art museum. Dynamic, changing art exhibitions in the heart of downtown Bangor. The University of Maine Museum of Art presents a dynamic and diverse schedule of 12 original contemporary art exhibitions annually, so there’s always something new to see. UMMA features the finest works by artists of regional, national and international reputation in a wide range of media including photography, sculpture, installation, prints and painting. The Museum of Art maintains a collection of over 3,800 works of art with an emphasis on works created from 1945 to present. Artists represented in the collection include Pablo Picasso, John Marin, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Berenice Abbott, Andrew Wyeth and Alex Katz, among others. UMMA offers an array of educational programs for visitors of all ages. 40 Harlow Street Bangor, ME 04401 207.561.3350 umma.umaine.edu Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm Free Admission in 2017 thanks to Deighan Wealth Advisors The University of Maine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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Contemporary interpretation of a 3-story, 4BR Shingle-style cottage; the focal point of a magnificent 4+ acre family compound with guest house. At the end of Sea Street and bordered by Harbor and Harkness Preserve. The finest in design, craftsmanship and landscaping. Dock, pool, gardens, media room, library, decks and more. MLS 1265508 Peter van der Kieft 207.592.9366 | $6,950,000

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Stunning 4BR, 4-full & 2-half bath, 3-car garage lakefront home on a private 2.8 acres with dock on Sebago Basin offering spectacular views. Open plan with granite/stainless steel kitchen, 1st floor master suite, expansive great room & walkout daylight basement. MLS 1244745 Mary Jo Cross 207.671.4006 or Julie Galvin 207.671.4953 | $850,000

Beautifully crafted Contemporary on a private setting on the Sheepscot River just below the reversing falls. Large windows, sunset views, cathedral great room and a cozy library. In addition to a 2-car attached garage there is a separate utility building for up to 4 cars or boats, tractors, etc. MLS 1293646 Miles Geisler 207.380.6007 | $695,000

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Stunning contemporary cottage located on a private lot overlooking the Cousins River. A versatile open floor plan w/ hardwood floors throughout. Spacious kitchen w/granite island, huge mud/laundry room, unfinished space on 2nd floor offering option to create another suite along with the existing 2BRs and bath on that level. MLS 1295414 Mary Jo Cross 207.671.4006 | $985,000

Thoughtfully designed home with over 200 ft of direct waterfront on Maquoit Bay. Tranquil, landscaped grounds for enjoying ever changing water views & sunsets. The versatile open floor plan is enhanced by a custom kitchen with soapstone counters & features a Bertazzoni gas range. Private dock and float. MLS 1239707 John Collins 207.607.2442 | $825,000

This fabulous converted boat house rests on the shores of the Fox Island Thoroughfare, in a sheltered cove within walking distance to town & the ferry. A fantastic great room w/ massive fireplace, walls of windows & additional living quarters below. A serene & private waterfront property. Kate Jackson 207.691.3684 | $575,000

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The “ Essence of Maine “. Classic Shingle Style Cottage located on Bailey Island with 255’ of deep water frontage. The main house includes 11 rooms with 4BR, 5BAs, and ample family space. In addition, there are guest accommodations above the carriage house garage as well as in the cove side boathouse. MLS 1290010 Dennis Duggan 207.522.3747 | $1,975,000

Dramatic in design and impressive in execution, this custom home sits privately on over 5 acres. The natural setting is resplendent and teeming with wildlife. Only 12 minutes to Popham Beach and even less to Sebasco Harbor Resort where you can find harbor-side dining, boating and golf. MLS 1276042 John Collins 207.607.2442 | $889,000

This elegant and comfortable residence offers high-end construction only minutes from downtown. Multiple mahogany decks overlooking a beautiful pond. Wooded trails to Bowdoin College. Birch and Brazilian cherry floors, high ceilings, eat-in kitchen, multiple fireplaces, artist’s studio and bright sun room with Italian marble floor. MLS 1269787 Jonathan Leahy 207.798.2428 | $795,000

Impeccably maintained. 1st flr. kitchen with granite counter tops, updated stainless steel appliances. Family room w/gas fireplace, deck. Formal liv./din. rooms. Mstr BR suite w/ private deck. Hard wood floors, air conditioning. 2nd flr. w/2 oversized BRs, sitting areas. Office w/transition space for media, library, bedroom, etc. MLS 1276419 Peter van der Kieft 207.592.9366 | $575,000

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Perched on the banks of the Bagaduce River which flows into Castine Harbor, this immaculately maintained home is the culmination of comfort and tranquility. Water views from nearly every room, it has 3 BR 3BA, 2 half baths, a lovely eat-in kitchen and 1st floor master suite. An adorable garden shed, a tea house which could be transformed into a guest cottage or studio, with lovely and extensive landscaping.

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TIDEWATER LANDING A PREMIER PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT FROM FATHER AND SON BUILDERS INC. IN WELLS, MAINE

Dramatic views of Wells Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean are just the beginning at Tidewater Landing. Set in one of New England’s most picturesque and historic coastal communities, Tidewater Landing offers a rare opportunity to own a new home in one of the most desirable locations in Wells, Maine.

LOTS STARTING AT $150,000

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TOWN LANDING GEM WITH WATER VIEWS

CUMBERLAND FORESIDE | $620,000 Lucy Tucker 207.239.1336 lucytucker@kw.com yoursouthernmainemove.com

FALMOUTH FORESIDE | $589,000 Lucy Tucker 207.239.1336 lucytucker@kw.com yoursouthernmainemove.com

OCEAN FRONT TO BE BUILT

SACO | $1,450,000 Sandra Murray 207.415.5175 sandramurray@kw.com luxuryhomesinmaine.com

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CONTEMPORARY COTTAGE AT HIGGINGS BEACH

SCARBOROUGH | $825,000 Scott & Sunny Townsend 207.553.1387 ScottandSunny@kw.com

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FREEPORT | $849,000 Amy Cartmell 207.553.2668 acartmell@kw.com

“BIG SEBAGO” WATERFRONT ESTATE

SEBAGO | $1,450,000 Don L’Heureux Team 207.553.1360 don.l@kw.com

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THREE BEDROOM BAY HOUSE CONDO

PORTLAND | $793,500 John Hatcher 207.775.2121 jhatcher@kw.com

HIGHLAND LAKE

WINDHAM | $599,000 Lori Garon 207.553.2400 lori@dambriegaron.com

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239 Sea Road #27, Kennebunk Nestled in the quiet setting of Sea Fields Condominiums, a short walk to Mother’s Beach, the KBIA and Webhannet Golf Course, this meticulous condo has been well maintained and has had new windows and a Mitsubishi mini split system installed in the Spring of 2016. Enjoy a quiet afternoon by the heated pool, or walk the beautiful grounds of Sea Fields. $335,000

3 Fox Run, Kennebunk The perfect blend of authentic vintage design and modern day amenities, this expansive 18th century residence presides on over 1 acre and is minutes from Dock Square and beaches. Rebuilt in 1990, each of the 10 rooms sensitively uses original detail exuding 3,600 sf of traditional New England architecture. You will revel at its wood floors, 6 fireplaces, numerous built-ins, and Indian shutters. This home can be comfortably shared with friends and family in the expansive guest suite over its 3 car garage $649,000

Lot 20 Farm View Way, Wells Similar Home to-be-built. River Walk is a planned community of privately placed, architecturally designed homes set along the picturesque Merriland River and Hobbs Brook. The natural lots, abundant protected space, walking trail system, and peaceful setting are conveniently located from all Wells, Ogunquit and the Kennebunks have to offer. Variety of home packages and custom designs by Moody and Sons Construction. $579,000

14 Reid Lane, Kennebunkport We are pleased to present this handsome residence in Wallace Woods - a

12 Commodores Way, Kennebunk Gorgeous shingle style home just loaded w/ charm. Construction begins

35 Webhannet Harbour Rd., Wells SPECTACULAR SWEEPING VIEWS across the Rachel Carson Preserve clear to the Harbor is enjoyed from every room of this comfortable 3BR, condo. Lovely Hardwood floors, 1st floor BR, attached garage and screened porch that spans the entire front of the home are just a few of the features! Paddle board and Kayak right from the complex to the Harbor and enjoy the convenient location w/easy access to area beaches and the Highway! A most serene and quiet setting! $435,000

soon on this 2400sf home w/ open concept living area, gas fireplace, wood floors, 1st floor master suite. 3 more bedrooms, two baths, and a loft/lounge area complete the 2nd floor. There is also an add’l 400sf of unfinished space over the garage. Location is great, near the beach, golf course, tennis club, and only 1/2 mile from the village of Kennebunkport. $997,250

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small and exclusive deed restricted subdivision in a convenient and sought after location, just a short walk to Dock Square. One of the area’s premiere builders, Moody & Sons Construction is creating a 3,400 SF masterpiece which will incl a sumptuous 1st floor master, custom kitchen, LR with a fireplace, bonus room, sunroom and deck....and amenities that include Central Air and efficient propane heat......the list goes on and on!! $1,279,000

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253 Quaker Meeting House Road, Durham - $795,000

207.773.2345 | DavidBanksTeam.com

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BIDDEFORD POOL 18 Yates Street 207.282.1732

KENNEBUNKPORT CAPE PORPOISE 165 Main Street 207.967.5444

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GRANITE POINT

BIDDEFORD POOL BEACH COTTAGE

NEW KENNEBUNKPORT HOME

$1,495,000

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$1,549,000

In Wallace Woods! Magnificent new home being built. Fabulous unobstructed views of Curtis Cove, Timber Point, 3BR cape nestled on 1/2 acre lot w/100’beachfront, 2 car open ocean. Updated, great condition, deeded beach rights. garage, new kit/bath/bead board/gas fireplace/paint/floor. 4,300sf 4BR/5BA on .93 acre lot steps from Dock Square.

ON THE SHORES OF BIDDEFORD POOL

Pristine 3BR waterfront home, Biddeford Pool in the back yard, deeded ROW to white sand across the street.

$679,000

BARTLET FARMS, LOT 8 ARUNDEL

The Clark - Radiant heat, heat pumps, granite counters, wood floors, 1581sf. Model Home available for viewing.

HISTORIC 1753 SACO RIVERFRONT HOME

$349,900

Extraordinary 6-8 bedroom, 3.5 bath with 250’of river frontage on 1.66 acres. Original Ferry landing location features deep water acess to open ocean. Home restored and original features honored and maintained. Spectacular views to the south and west, great sunsets. 1st & 2nd floor master suites, 4 working fireplaces, wood floors/panelling.

$1,000,000

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KENNEBUNKPORT

Juniper Knoll Condo, open concept, private setting, just a short walk to Dock Square & Colony Beach!

$368,000

TURBATS CREEK KENNEBUNKPORT COMPOUND

Rare and Remarkable 2 acre waterfront property in Kennebunkport. Main house is a traditional Maine summer cottage featuring 3BR, 2.5BA. 2BR guest house features fabulous porch, and both have absolutely glorious views, with unlimited potential. Imagine an exquisite estate with a very substantial home, guest house, and lawns rolling down to the water.

$1,350,000

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Brunswick • $1,500,000 End of the peninsula privacy with 18+acres and 1900+

feet on the New Meadows River. Main house plus seasonal cottage with strong rental history. Additional multiple building sites. 8 min. from Bowdoin College. MLS–1149199

Portland • $6,900,000 CITY LIFE. ISLAND LIVING. Spectacular 360 degree views. Historic House Island just minutes from the busy Portland waterfront, but a world away! 5 beaches, 4 residences – island is completely self-sufficient powered by solar energy. Own a piece of history. MLS–1274419

Harpswell • $1,100,000 Enjoy stunning, open southerly views of all Casco Bay from this custom home. Enjoy your coffee on the deck as the lobster boats chug out to sea. You won’t want to leave - but minutes to Bowdoin College & Brunswick. MLS–1272913

Edgecomb • $295,000 Condominium living in your own waterfront house! Perfectly maintained Cottage in Sheepscot Harbor Resort. 2 Bed / 1.5 Bath / full kitchen condo. Covered porch with westerly views to Wiscasset Harbor. Come see what this beautiful waterfront resort has to offer! MLS–1267446

Phippsburg • $185,000 Classic 1930’s 2-bedroom bungalow with thoughtful updates and great light throughout. Just minutes from the surf at Popham Beach, the trails at Morse Mountain, golf, tennis and fine dining at Sebasco Harbor Resort. MLS–1285760

Edgecomb • $695,000 1743 antique colonial w/4 BR and 3 Baths plus classic vintage Barn/summer house. 50+ acres of woods, fenced pasture and fields, Sheepscot River frontage – dock and float. MLS-1266680

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5 LESTER ORCUTT BLVD. P.O. BOX 333 BIDDEFORD POOL, ME 04006

71 HILLS BEACH RD. BIDDEFORD, ME 04005

207.282.7588 1STMAINEREALESTATE.COM

13 BRIDGE ROAD | $695,000 Waterfront living at

its best. Sited on a private 1.84 acre lot with 163 Feet of Biddeford Pool frontage, this one level home features hardwood floors throughout, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, huge wrap around deck for entertaining, spacious living room with breathtaking views, and large master bedroom suite with wood stove and Jacuzzi tub that leads to a private screened in porch that is sure to impress. Close proximity to beautiful beaches and ability to wind sail, kayak, or canoe in your own back yard make this offering one of the area’s best buys

23 GRANITE POINT ROAD | $595,000 Custom home in beautiful Granite Point TBB on 1.33 acre lot bordering marsh with ROW to ocean/sandy beach 3 minutes away. Features will include 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, fire place, 2 car garage, hardwood floors throughout and much more

4 NEPTUNE LANE | $549,000 Year round living or Summer get a way all dressed up in a desirable coastal neighborhood featuring wonderful screened in porch with lovely ocean views, family deck off kitchen, hardwood floors, 3 bed rooms, fire place,1.5 baths and short walk to Fortunes Rocks Beach. Great potential to renovate attic to further enhance views for master bedroom.

6 Ocean View Drive | $549,000 Impressive 3,934 square

foot Colonial with 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths on lovely 1.86 acre lot a short distance to beaches and UNE. Ideal family home with seasonal views of Biddeford Pool. Features include open first floor plan with large kitchen, living room with Russian fireplace, year round sun room leading to large outdoor deck, dining room, hickory floors, large entry, full basement and 2 car garage. Separate entry to guest wing that includes living area, bedroom and bath is a real bonus. Exceptional offering

5 MADDOX POND ROAD | $429,000 Perfect Fortunes Rocks get a way! Enjoy one floor living and lovely views of Lords Pond and ocean from this charming 3 bedroom cottage tucked in off the road with Fortunes Rocks beach a 2 minute walk away. Use as is or expand over time, this offering presents a great entry level value in a very nice neighborhood of surrounding homes

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20 LESTER ORCUTT BLVD | $329,000 Pent house condo in Biddeford Pool features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and deck with stunning views of Harbor sunsets and ocean beyond. Units this size with this location are a rare find. Beaches, golf, yacht club, village and community club are all within walking distance.

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Sandy Johnson & Gail Landry 207.523.8110 | List Price: $750,000 portlaNd - Sophisticated urban living in a 3 bedroom condo overlooking a courtyard. Luxurious Master suite with marble bathroom, kitchen w/ granite & pantry, custom closets, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, storage & garage parking for 2 cars. Pet friendly. MLS 1293025

Dianne Maskewitz 207.329.4004| List Price: $515,000

North Yarmouth - Flooded with light, this home offers up to 5BR & 3.5 baths on 3 levels. Main floor enjoys an open layout including master bdrm suite + 2 bdrms, living room with fireplace & vaulted ceiling, skylights & built-in bookcases, screened porch, dining area surrounded by walls of windows, gourmet kitchen, pantry, laundry room, and mudroom. MLS 1295256

William Davisson & Lynn Hallett 207.409.6332 | List Price: $1,185,000

Cape elizabeth - John Calvin Stevens,

c.1912 Shingle Style residence enjoys private estate setting on 6.4 acres. Arts & Crafts elements, including original custom woodwork, coffered ceilings, hdwd floors, 6 fpls and original butler’s pantries. Open fields and wooded environs, in-ground pool, clay tennis court & 2-car garage. MLS 1293941

Lynn Hallett 207.671.8187| List Price: $820,000 CumberlaNd - Light-filled, beautiful & meticulous 4 bedroom contemporary offering privacy & convenience. First floor master suite overlooks fields and pond. Stunning, custom chef ’s kitchen, open to family room with gas fireplace large screened porch and deck. Formal living & dining room with soaring ceiling & wood burning fireplace. MLS 1292502

Steve Parkhurst 207.523.8102 | $549,000 diamoNd Cove - Prime end unit w/ wonderful water views. Historic home features hardwood flrs, exposed beams, soaring ceilings, private Master suite, + 3 other spacious bedrooms, 2 decks and private patio. Assoc. pool, tennis, gym, bowling, basketball court, arcade. A perfectly beautiful island residence. MLS 1295070

Steve Parkhurst 207.523.8102 | $649,000 Cape elizabeth - Spacious custom home in Elizabeth Farms on 2.89 pvt acres. Architectural details including natural wood beamed ceilings, moldings & hdwd flrs lend warmth & charm. Updated eat-in kitchen w/gas heat stove, living room w/double sided fireplace flows into inviting dining room perfect for entertaining. MLS 1295077

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PHIPPSBURG | $529,000

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on Washington Street. Totally renovated in 2008 from it’s original structure, this condo has an open floor plan with a gas fireplace as a great focal point and opens to a rear deck which offers peaks of the Kennebec River. $189,000

BATH | THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS close to the center of town but in the country

overlooking a neighboring horse pasture. This home features first floor living with on suite master, open floor plan, kitchen with recent upgrades including Quartz counters and SS appliances, heat pump air conditioning unit, solar hot water and new exterior porches, decks and patios. $349,000

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ARTFUL LIVING IN PORTLAND’S EAST END The Hay Runner Block tastefully envelopes a triangular block with a graceful, three-story curve placed at the base of Portland’s famed Munjoy Hill. Hay Runner Block offers 17 1-3 bedroom custom living spaces.

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SOUTH BRISTOL ∏ Meticulously restored Sea Captain’s home on five pastoral acres in the Walpole section of South Bristol looking west over the Damariscotta River. Delightful floor plan and amenities. $545,000 MLS#1286125

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Views and sounds of crashing surf on “Johns Bay”! This Contemporary Cape has a master bedroom suite and two additional bedrooms. Spacious deck and attached garage. $438,900 MLS#1284054

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CHAMBERLAIN∏∏Rivers Contemporary Acorn this home CHAMBERLAIN of stone surround light-filled

reflective of design elements including natural woods, contemporary. fireplace, open floor plan, glass & stone.Soaring Enjoy beach-stone one floor living with cathedral two bedroom wings, loft andcasual polished wood floors and cabinetry ceilings all in a peaceful setting. $510,000 MLS#1269229 throughout. Walk to Long Cove. $510,000 MLS#1269229

SHEEPSCOT RIVER ∏ Picturesque

frontage on the river delights the senses in this C.1790 Cape. First floor master in the main house and in the finished barn. Historic home with all the modern comfort & features. $349,000 MLS#1263420

DAMARISCOTTA ∏ Close

to town expansive Colonial with 20 acres. Kitchen, dining and living room, three/ four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths. Near a public beach, easy commute north or south. $339,900 MLS# 1279332

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Sitting on the edge of the village of Peaks Island, (an island neighborhood of the City of Portland which is reached by a ferry that makes the 20 minute trip up to 16 times a day, every day of the year.), this year-round home is as charming as can be and with great character. It technically is one free-standing unit of a 2 unit condominium association. It has its’ own fenced, nicely landscaped yard, a private deck, a great, sunny breakfast room which can double as a 2nd bedroom, a working fireplace – all in top condition. Very efficient heat, a few hundred yards to 2 beaches and the ferry. It’s a dream if you don’t want/need big $319,000.00

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YORK – Originally developed in 1988, this park-like micro-campus on well traveled Rte. 1 features spacious 1st & 2nd floor retail space, private, stylish owners quarters and 4 additional outbuildings. $1,250,000

WELLS – Enjoy views of the marsh in this year round 1,800+ sq. ft. townhome. A short walk to the beach, this 3 bedroom end unit boasts 2 decks, detached 1 car garage and an open common space. $419,000

YORK – On 3.4 acres, this 4 BR home offers an openconcept 1st floor featuring a two-story living room, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room & en-suite master. Also includes a cozy fireplaced outbuilding. $869,000

MOODY (WELLS) – Half of a mile from Moody Beach, this property offers the opportunity to live in the 4 BR home & rent or use for yourself the 1 bdrm apartment located above the two-car garage. $625,000

YORK – This two+ bdrm, three story townhouse is located between Long and Short Sands beaches and features a fire-lit living room, a bright & spacious kitchen, en-suite master & garden level den. $369,000

WELLS – Steps to Wells Beach, this income producing property consists of 2 separate bungalow style, yearround 2 bdrm duplexes. Separately metered utilities, fully furnished and ready for summer fun. $575,000

31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine | 207.363.6640

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MAINE WATERFRONT SPECIALIST Steven Chicoine R e a l E s t a t e Te a m 148-150 Weeks Road Owls Head $670,000

Main House Guest Cottage Back Left

Breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay 250 feet of deep water frontage Private 1.6 acres on dead end road

View To Left From Main House Deck

2 buildings with private beach Main House - 2 bedrooms/1 bath, open concept, large wrap around deck Guest Cottage - apartment - 1 bedroom/1 bath, 1 car garage, storage above - 250 Feet Deep Water Frontage Top 5 in Keller Williams Maine in 2015 Top 5 in Keller Williams Maine in 2016

Great opportunity for Summer rentals or to build your dream home!

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View To Right Looking Into Cove Current Magazine’s “Best of Best” 2015 Realtor Magazine’s “30 Under 30” 2012

Sold the highest priced home in Maine by a Keller Williams Agent in both 2015 ($3,995,000) and 2016 ($3,948,250) 2016 - Sold over 135 proper ties and sold over 35 Million in total volume! 2017 - Already sold 4.5 Million in total volume!

700 Broadway, South Portland - 50 Sewall Street, 2nd floor, Portland - StevenChicoine@kw.com - 207-446-8060 - www.StevenChicoine.com

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SPRUCEWOLD WATERFRONT

This Boothbay Harbor cottage on Linekin Bay was built in 1995 with quality in mind. 4BR/2BA with a stone fireplace, Corian counters, wood floors, and full basement. Sold fully furnished with Sprucewold beach & dock access. $395,000

BOOTHBAY HARBOR WATERVIEW

Year round 3BR/2BA home on McFarland Point with views of Mill Cove. Wood floors, wood-stoves, and plenty of deck space to enjoy the view and summer breeze. Renovated in 2000, this home has many updates. $325,000

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DAMARISCOTTA RIVER WATERFRONT

Spacious multi-level year round retreat has open living/ dining rooms with fireplace & water views, 4+ BRs, den, open deck, 2-car garage, and dock. Separate waterfront lot has dock with large wharf & storage shed. $825,000

SIGNAL POINT CONDOMINIUM

3BR/3.5BA condo with expansive views of the Marina & Boothbay Harbor. Fireplace, dining room open to the terrace, and lawn stretching to the water’s edge. Master suite with alcove in the turret and private balcony. $695,000

BOOTHBAY HARBOR RANCH

Well-maintained 2BR/1BA home offers one-floor living, wood-burning fireplace, heated two car garage, paved driveways, town water supply, and much more. Enjoy peace and quiet just minutes from downtown. $187,500

EAST BOOTHBAY VILLAGE

2BR/2BA cape on .56 +/- acres with many updates, that include replacement windows, roof, kitchen, and a new oil furnace. Year round town water, deck & back yard. Close to post office, marina, and 2 public boat ramps. $209,000

32 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME • 207-633-6711 • www.tindalandcallahan.com

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SOUTHPORT WATERFRONT! Ok, now that I have your full attention, please follow me. New to the market, year round , pristine condition, almost new, 8 room shingle style house. Wonderful cottage features without the need to upgrade anything! Screened and glassed in, year round wrap-around porch, covered porch, and open patio on the ocean side. State of the art kitchen with granite Counter tops; three bedrooms; large family room, native stone fireplace; large “other room”; office; two baths and detached 2 car garage. Large lot, 2.68 A. with 322 feet of deep water, great possibility of a dock and fabulous views of ocean traffic and Squirrel Island. $1,150,000. Carol Buxton

Contact Carol today to schedule a tour! CarolBuxton1@gmail.com 207-633-3515 For more information on this property visit www.CarolBuxton.com To see my listings please go to: www.duPontRegistry.com

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54 NUBBLE ROAD | YORK BEACH Views of the ocean from the 2nd floor Master Suite! Walk to the beach from this awesome Nubble home! Offered at $750,000

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45 HORN ROAD | YORK Lovely open concept floor plan and less than a mile to both Short Sands and Long Sands Beach! Offered at $375,000

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