Introducing the Ogunquit Fine Art (micro) Gallery at Hartwell House Inn on Shore Road
The Hartwell House Inn (Ogunquit’s only Select Registry AND Diamond Collection Inn) is located just one block from Perkins Cove, hallowed ground for creative-types world-round, birthplace of the storied Ogunquit Art Colony, inspirational muse grounds for nationally (and historically) recognized artists including: Charles Woodbury, Henry Strater, Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, George Bellows, Walt Kuhn, Marsden Hartley and many others.
To this day, an abundance of artists make the pilgrimage through (and sometimes stay) in Ogunquit, down in Perkins Cove and along the Marginal Way in the quest for a salty and sea-air sprayed communion with some of the most picturesque and dramatic vistas globally.
Because the Hartwell House Inn happens to be easy walking distance from all of these celebrated art destinations, we tend to attract guests that trend towards the creative side – among them, many amateur and accomplished artists, photographers and writers.
In some cases we develop deeper friendships with these guests and invite them to participate in a ‘live painting’ or ‘meet the artist’ event on our property, for the benefit of our guests.
This is just one of the reasons why we have dedicated an entire room at the Hartwell House Inn to celebrate the work of these artists creating in our ‘beautiful place by the sea’, an homage to the rich history and exciting future of the arts in Ogunquit: The Gallery at The Hartwell House Inn.
Below: Photos of the Hartwell House Inn Gallery, Mary Byrom Exhibition (to inquire about purchasing any of the paintings contact us at: 207-646-7210) Click any image to view a larger version!
Our micro-gallery is a guest amenity at the Hartwell House Inn and features rotating exhibitions by local and guest artists, with a strong emphasis on work inspired by Ogunquit.
We have launched with an impressive selection of paintings by acclaimed Maine plein air painter (and good friend of the Hartwell House Inn), Mary Byrom.
Byrom is often found at her easel along the Marginal Way, painting seascapes and the essence of Ogunquit. Or down in Perkins Cove painting boats in the harbor, usually surrounded by an excited crowd of tourists taking joy in watching the creative process unfold on the canvas. Other times she’ll be set up along the edge of a local marsh, catching the fading sun – and even out in inclement weather painting the place where snow and ocean collide.
Byrom’s work can also be seen (and purchased) at the Beth Ellis Cove Gallery – in their brand new space located at 294 Shore Road – just steps from the front door of the Hartwell House Inn.
Upcoming exhibitions (and art events) at the Hartwell House Inn Gallery include painter J. Roach-Evans (on the weekend on 7/24/15-7/25/15), painter John Ross Palmer (10/24/15-10/25/15), and Coastal Maine photographer Benjamin Williamson (TBD).
If you are an artist with work connected to Ogunquit – and would like to discuss the possibility of being featured at the Hartwell House Inn Gallery, contact us today!