Archipelago’s new gallery show, “Our Maine,” celebrates beauty of state through fine art photography

Virtual tour and talk with artists takes place July 8th

Posted 2020-07-02

ROCKLAND— Join Archipelago in celebrating the beauty of Maine through the lenses of five fine art photographers with the new gallery show, “Our Maine,” and a special online event, “Coastal Maine Voices: Our Maine,” presented by the Island Institute and Archipelago, on July 8th at 2:00 p.m. featuring a visual tour and conversation with the artists.

Through visual and conversational language, five fine art photographers—Jim Nickelson, Olga Merrill, Josie Iselin, Lisa Mossel Vietze, and Terry Hire—will share how Maine serves as an inspiration for their bodies of work, their creative process in making images, and their personal experiences that serve as the foundation of their creative lives. The photographers make work, quite atypically, from traditional Maine landscapes and will share how tools, processes, and perspectives come together to express their particular vision. The virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The show, “Our Maine,” featuring all five artists, is on exhibit at the Archipelago Gallery in Rockland through August 1, 2020 and online through December 31, 2020.

Located at 386 Main Street in Rockland, the Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery features artists who work with natural, coastal, and working waterfront themes inspired by living and creating art in Maine. Both the store and gallery are currently open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To learn more about the artists and work featured in “Our Maine,” visit the gallery page of the website or the Archipelago page on Facebook. To learn more about the virtual event, or other talks in the “Coastal Maine Voices” summer series, visit For general questions regarding Archipelago or the gallery show, contact Archipelago Director Lisa Mossel Vietze at (207) 596-0701.