Mount Katahdin was the inspiration for a painting by Ammi Bai Chung that is included in the Maine Art Gallery members’ show. Contributed photo

WISCASSET — Maine Art Gallery plans to host an outdoor opening reception for its members’ exhibit beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at 15 Warren St.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines will be in place, which include requiring all visitors, unless eating outside, to be masked, use hand sanitizer and maintain six feet of distance.

The reception’s rain date is Sunday, May 16. The show will continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through June 5.

In preparation for this exhibit, show curators Jorge Pena and Colleen Kearney-Graffam asked member artists to consider what inspired them. They responded with an eclectic mix of works in which they share their talents and personal insights.

During the opening reception visitors will have an opportunity to bid on eight birdhouses decorated by local artists and donated to the gallery to help it raise funds for its programs and building maintenance.

A birdhouse decorated by Daisy Greene will be offered in a silent auction at the opening of the Maine Art Gallery members’ show on May 15. Contributed photo

Another gallery fundraiser is an ongoing online auction of more than 30 works of art donated by artists and collectors that continues until June 15. To view and bid, visit

Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty is the gallery’s season sponsor, and Cromwell Coastal Properties is the sponsor of the Online Auction.

The gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults. More information can be found at and on Facebook and Instagram at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset.