New Era Gallery

2018 Schedule

May 26 – June 20:



June 23 – July 11:


Early Summer

July 14 – August 1:


Mid Summer

July 17 @ 7pm:


Seal Bay Festival @ Windy Way Barn


Cassatt String Quartet

August 4 – 29:


Late Summer

September 1 – 19:



November 23 – December 21:


Holiday 2018

Current Exhibition

Re-Opening Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Recent Exhibitions

Land and Legend

August 5 - 30

Land and Legend and will feature the work of sculptor William Lasansky and photographers Andrew Crane and Ron Rosenstock.

William Lasansky was born in Argentina, but has been a part of the Vinalhaven community more than fifty years. His intense observations of the natural world led to a love of Vinalhaven stone, particularly the gabbro that is known locally as black granite. His sculpture references his broad exposure to many world cultures.

Ron Rosenstock leads photographic workshops in many parts of the world, including Vinalhaven. He has developed an extraordinary body of images of iconic landscapes from around the globe. In addition to being a featured artist in this show, Ron will conduct a workshop in the Windy Way Barn for Vinalhaven Land Trust July 31 – August 2.

Andrew Crane is making his first appearance at New Era Gallery, with a group of tintype photos of the island. Crane has traveled extensively, creating small, powerful images that are at once contemporary and yet lost in time.

Boats, Homes & Harbors

Esther Garcia Eder & David Peterson

Island Boats Homes and Harbors” and will feature the work of painter Esther Garcia Eder and ceramic sculptor David Riley Peterson. Eder’s colorful and joyous oils and watercolors of familiar island locales, often seen from atop the hill where she maintains her studio, speak of her love and deep appreciation for the island. Peterson, who has spent summers on the island since childhood, shows his lifelong love of boats and the water in his ceramic sculpture, a range including representational dories, shipwrecks, and fantastical mythological vessels.

In the Garden

We delight in the richness of island summer, featuring Don Burns, Curly Lieber, and Gail Savitz


We welcome spring with a viewing of works produced by our artists during the winter months.

Late Summer 2016

Joel Greenberg, Chuck Miller, Herb Parsons and Kitty Wales
Windy Way Barn: Cardboard Menagerie by Rich Entel

Greenberg’s color and black & white photos take inspiration from distant views across water and from microcosmic textures in the natural world. Charles Miller and Herb Parsons both work in oils; Miller’s richly textured abstracts and Parson’s finely tuned representational landscapes respond in different ways to the qualities of weather and light in the islands. Kitty Wales recent work in clay, prints, and drawings focuses on camels and their fabled role in her ongoing work about migration.

The Windy Way Barn will be filled with the cubist inspired animals of Rich Entel’s “Cardboard Menagerie.” The exhibit was first seen in Portland at the Jewish Cultural Center, and has since traveled to museums in Florida and New Hampshire. This installation will be the first to include Entel’s prints as well as the sculpture.

Works on Paper 2015

New Era Gallery ended the summer season with its "Works on Paper" annual show, featuring recent work by gallery artists including Andrew Anderson-Bell, Michael Chandler, Chris Clarke, Elaine Austin Crossman, Esther Eder, Janet Gohres, Curly Lieber, and Kitty Wales among others.

Late Summer 2015

Olena Babak, Elaine Austin Crossman, Judy Taylor and Torie Olson

Babak and Taylor are showing work at New Era for the second time, having first appeared as part of the Katahdin invitational show. This show will focus on works created during a painting intensive on Vinalhaven in June. Gallery Director, painter, and year-round island resident Elaine Austin Crossman will show images of the island in all of its seasons. Torie Olson photographs indigenous cultures around the world, and writes of her experiences. Her photographs are exhibited in the Windy Way Barn.

Mid Summer 2015 - Island Flora & Fauna

Stephanie Crossman, Janet Gohres, Jackson Gregory, Curly Lieber, Marguerite White

Our mid-summer show “Island Flora and Fauna” honors the richness and diversity evident in the natural world at the peak of summer. The show features knotted netting wall pieces by Stephanie Crossman, ceramic crows by Janet Gohres, painted fish by Jackson Gregory, botanical drawings and paintings by Curly Lieber, and window displays by Marguerite White. A multi-media installation on the subject of bats by Alison Hildreth completes the line-up in the Windy Way Barn.

Early Summer 2015

Alison Angel, Joan Freiman, Eric Hopkins, Sylvia Lacey, and Michael Seif

Alison Angel’s life-long passion for the history of design across cultures is evident in her felted wearable pieces and wall works. Joan Freiman’s abstracted landscapes in acrylic capture the natural world in its essence. Eric Hopkins joins New Era Gallery for the first time, with new mixed media work on paper. Sylvia Lacey’s functional porcelain and stoneware pottery has an elegant simplicity. Michael Seif’s new photo-encaustic work focuses on change in the natural world.

Winter Works 2015

New Era Gallery opened it's 2015 season with it's “Winter Works” show providing a first look at work done during the winter months by gallery artists. New work included paintings from John Wulp, Esther Garcia Eder, and Scott Moore, sculpture from Sharon Townshend and David Smus, pastels by Elaine Austin Crossman, hand-hooked rugs by Kathleen Byrd, and photos by Charlotte Nekola.

New Era Gallery
60 Main Street
Vinalhaven, ME
(207) 863-9351