Art & Exhibits
Art & Exhibits

Art & Exhibits

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is proud to present many art exhibitions throughout the season. From contemporary art to historical illustration, you can always see something new in our diverse line up of exhibitions. Experience how artists interpret our annual theme or explore the relationship between nature, culture and place. There is something for everyone to be inspired by! Artists’ receptions, talks, tours and workshops, are all part of the wonderful art-related experience we offer.

Though it is not necessary to RSVP for opening receptions, it does help us plan ahead to put on the best events possible. Please click on the RSVP buttons below or check out our Events page.


10 Years of Sculpture at the Gardens

May 1-October 31
The Gardens and Grounds

This year we will be highlighting our permanent collection of sculpture that we have acquired in the past 10 years. See works by Wendy Klemperer reinstalled on the Great Lawn, and iconic works by artists like George Sherwood and Henry Richardson. Take a sculpture walk with our new Sculpture Map.

Favorite Features and Creatures, Places and Spaces

May 27-October 31
Story Barn, Children’s Garden

Students from Boothbay, Edgecomb and Southport will depict a few of their favorite things in the Garden.


The Everyday Gardener: Work by Lynn Travis

July 15-October 31
Kitchen Garden Café

When we are on our knees working in our gardens, we see the plants from a very close-up, almost intimate perspective. It is this intimate view of the interaction between plants that intrigues and inspires much of Lynn Travis’ artwork and is the subject of the oil paintings for this exhibition.


Vegetable & Fruit Studies

July 21-October 31
Resource Room

Award winning garden and fine art photographer Lynn Karlin shares with us five still lifes, each with its own unique character and personality. Lynn’s body of work from “ The Pedestal Series” and “The Tray Series” is about the obvious but often overlooked beauty of the harvest.


Best Photos of the Last Ten Years: Selections from the Photography Club

September 8-October 31
Education Center

This year our Photography Club members are challenged to pick their favorite image they’ve taken in the Gardens in the last ten years for exhibition. This talented group meets every other Thursday during the summer to enjoy the early morning hours. Come see how we are all about the light!

A Glimpse of Winter

Works by Suzanne deLesseps
November 17-December 31
Resource Room

For artist Suzanne deLesseps, the challenge of capturing winter—the warmth of the light, the cool blues and purples in the shadows, the muted colors of leafless branches and dried grasses juxtaposed against crisp blue skies, makes it a favorite subject for her work. She finds pastel particularly expressive for winter scenes, allowing for greater delicacy and subtlety in color and texture, while oils give snow-covered surfaces a sense of depth and stilled movement. Whichever medium she chooses, the outcome of the finished piece is often unknown, which is what makes this work so exciting for the artist and so engaging for its audience.

Winter Wonderland

Works by Andrea Peters
November 17-December 31
Kitchen Garden Café

East Boothbay artist Andrea Peters has been painting with oils her entire life. While known for her garden and coastal paintings, bold color and confident stroke, here Peters shares with us her bold and colorful winter landscapes painted from her home studio. Painting from views surrounding her home, Peters gives us permission to rejoice in the beauty of the winter landscape while encouraging us to become energized by color and form. Her paintings show her delight for everything around her and stand out as unique expressions of her talent. Peters is represented by the Gleason Fine Art Gallery.