Artist Jan Kilburn, partnering with artist Marnie Sinclair, will host a large group of artists painting en plein air on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artists will be painting in the gardens and on the lawn of the Jan Kilburn Gallery and the Sinclair Gallery at the “Guests on the Lawn” event. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 19. Kilburn and Sinclair are signature members of the Bristol Road Galleries.
Kilburn has invited over 15 artists to set up their easels in her garden and in Sinclair’s garden next door. The guests will include visiting artists from New Hampshire, as well as several local artists. Visitors are invited to come watch the artists at work and experience a wide array of mediums and techniques.
“I love ‘Guests on the Lawn’ because it not only brings artists together, but it puts them all in one place for the community to come and see what happens when art is created,” Kilburn said. “I’ve made space in my gallery for each artist to hang a framed painting for purchase. This is going to be a great day for hanging out with the local artists!”
Kilburn is a noted watercolorist whose work hangs in Pemaquid Art Gallery, the Small Wonder gallery in Camden, and her own gallery in Damariscotta. Her work is also part of the permanent displays in local town offices and medical offices. Sinclair is a mixed media artist whose work is currently on display at Sotheby’s in Damariscotta as part of a group show.
Some of the guest artists will include watercolorists Kathleen Horst and Bob Vaughn; oil painters Steve Busch, Will Kefauver, and Sally Loughridge; and oil and pastel painter Carol Wiley. Light refreshments will be offered, and all artwork created that day will be for sale.
The Jan Kilburn Gallery is at 168 Bristol Road in Damariscotta, and the Sinclair Gallery is at 172 Bristol Road. Both are less than a mile from downtown Damariscotta. There is free parking. For more information, call Kilburn at 563-8363 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.