Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Live Painting July. Ocean House Gallery

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Live Painting July. Ocean House Gallery

Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Live Painting July. Ocean House Gallery

Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Live Painting July. Ocean House Gallery

One of a kind Show! Watch a solo show emerge before your eyes. The canvases begin Blank and by the end of July at the opening reception are complete. Stop in the gallery throughout the month to see all the paintings in process.

“The walls of the gallery change every week with the paintings literally emerging.”

Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Live Painting July. Ocean House Gallery. American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, Contemporary Architectural Oils. ArtistAmerican.com

Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Live Painting July. Ocean House Gallery. American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, Contemporary Architectural Oils. ArtistAmerican.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2016

Ocean House Gallery & Frame, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Phone: 207-956-7422 Email: oceanhousegallery@gmail.com

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 – 6 pm

Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live!

July 6 – 30, 2015

Artist Reception: Friday, July 22nd from 5 to 8 pm.

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Ocean House Gallery & Frame presents Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live!

Erin McGee Ferrell will paint on location outside the gallery, near the corner of Ocean House Road and Shore Road throughout the month of July. Stop by to chat with her while she paints and watch the paintings develop! And join us for a reception on Friday, July 22nd from 5 to 8 pm.”

Calendar Item Exhibit: July 6 – 30, 2015 Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live! at Ocean House Gallery & Frame in Cape Elizabeth. Artist reception from 5 to 8 pm, Friday, July 22nd. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 6 pm.

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Erin McGee Ferrell. Solo Show Maine.

This show is unique. The gallery is set up at the beginning of the show with blank canvases on the wall. Throughout July I paint views that can be seen from Shore Rd and Ocean House Rd. The paintings can be viewed in process on the walls of the gallery. The opening of the show will be at the end of July with the completed works.

Erin McGee Ferrell will also be one of thirty artists featured at The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, “Paint For Preservation- Wet Paint Event.” July 15, 16, and 17.

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Photo by Kevin St. Jarre

Photo by Kevin St. Jarre

Cape Courier, Cape Elizabeth, Maine July 15, 2016

Artist in the median drawing attention to art, Cape Elizabeth
By Kevin St. Jarre
Cape Elizabeth residents driving through the intersection of Ocean House Road and
Shore Road will see a visual and performance artist hard at work. Erin McGee Ferrell will spend the month of July painting from the median at the intersection. It’s
Ferrell’s ongoing solo show, presented by Ocean House Gallery & Frame, titled Erin
McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live! Ferrell is a nationally shown artist, and
she is painting in the unlikely spot for several reasons. “I want to bring art to the public,
rather than always asking the public to go to a gallery,” Ferrell said. Still, another aim of
the show is to recognize Ocean House Gallery as a Cape Elizabeth business representing established contemporary Maine artists.“Graham Wood, the owner of Ocean
House, is a fabulous artist,” Ferrell said, “and the combination of working career artist
and gallery owner is unique and should be appreciated. At times, Graham and I will be
out painting in the median together.”Wood said, “The paintings will hang in
the gallery while she works so people can see them develop as she paints.”
The public is invited to come out to the median and talk to Ferrell. “Please stop by
and watch her work, chat with her or pull up an easel and paint with her!” Wood said.
“We are hoping people will catch a glimpse of the creative activity going on in Cape.”
Ferrell said, “I know artists who come from out of state and drive all the way to
Acadia. I’m hoping more artists will realize that Cape Elizabeth has a lot to offer, and
they can save themselves the additional 3-hour drive.” She said Cape Elizabeth
should be “recognized as an artist painting destination.”
She said she’s also interested in the public’s reaction to her show on one of the busiest
intersections in Cape Elizabeth. “How do perceptions of the corner change when
live artists are out painting in the median? Will the public begin to look for the artists?
Will the corner become part of a tourism route?”
Ferrell said she looked forward to participating
in Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s 2016 Paint for Preservation last weekend, noting
it would provide added exposure for me as a “relatively new Maine artist” coming from
Philadelphia. In fact, 31 artists were scheduled to participate
in the 9th annual Paint for Preservation event and its Wet Paint Auction and
reception held July 10. During the weekend of the event, selected artists painted en plein
air at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s
natural beauty. A live auction and cocktail reception was
held and the newly painted pieces were sold in competitive bidding for the unique and
beautiful depictions of the natural world. The proceeds benefi t the Cape Elizabeth
Land Trust’s initiative, Saving Cape’s Great Places, to permanently preserve local strategic conservation land. At the conclusion of Ferrell’s solo show,
Ocean House Gallery will host a reception for her on Friday, July 22, from 5 to 8 p.m..
Wood said, “People can come see the completed work!”
Photo by Kevin St. Jarre

Erin McGee Ferrell paints from the median at the intersection of Ocean House Road and Shore Road drawing attention to art and to Cape
Elizabeth as a destination for visual artists. The public is invited to stop by and chat with Ferrell, or even to “pull up an easel.” Presented
by Ocean House Gallery, a reception for Ferrell will be held on Friday, July 22nd, from 5 to 8pm at the gallery. All are invited to see the
completed work.

Artist Statement

Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. Her work is located throughout the nation in hospitals, corporations and with private collectors. Figurative yet abstract, yet adhering to visual accuracy and measurement. Recently McGee Ferrell has explored mixed media with subjects focused on universal themes. New Series include: Petri Dish, Shifting Thresholds, Night Sails, and Good Dark: The Maine Potato.  Erin McGee Ferrell is an influential American Artist and important Contemporary Painter.

Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale.

 

 

Cape Elizabeth, Maine Art Auction. Maine Artist EMFerrell

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine Art Auction. Maine Artist EMFerrell

Erin McGee Ferrell, Maine Artist. One of thirty Maine Artists Selected to participate in the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s 2015 Paint For Preservation.

Photos by Martha Agan.

Paint For Preservation 2015

Photo by Martha Agan
Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will hold Paint for Preservation 2015, its eighth annual Wet Paint Auction and reception, on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The event will be held in a new venue this year – Garrison Field, a beautiful seaside estate overlooking Pulpit Rock in Cape Elizabeth – and will be hosted by Mr. Van Stewart. Enjoy live music, refreshments, catered hors d’oeuvres, art and a lively auction all in a lovely setting.

As one of the most anticipated Wet Paint Auctions in Maine each summer, Paint for Preservation presents a diverse collection of works by highly accomplished artists. Throughout the day, thirty selected artists will paint on site at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Maine’s natural beauty.

In the evening, a live auction and cocktail reception will be held and the newly painted pieces will be sold in competitive bidding for the unique and beautiful depictions of our natural world. The proceeds benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s initiative, Saving Cape’s Great Places, to permanently preserve local strategic conservation land.

This event has sold out for six consecutive years, so early reservations are encouraged. Tickets to the evening auction and reception are $60 each in advance and $70 each on the day of the event (subject to availability).

Cape Elizabeth, Maine Art Auction. Maine Artist EMFerrell

36 x 36 inch. Oil on Wood

Cliff Walk towards Ram’s Island Lighthouse

Erin McGee Ferrell

Private Collection of Dave and Martha Sherman

Cliff Walk to Ram's Island Lighthouse

36 x 36 inches

“This is my second year participating in the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Paint For Preservation. Last year I created an oil painting depicting the Fort Door in the Cliff at Fort Williams. This year I was intrigued by the New Cliff Walk Gardens and the view to Ram’s Head Island Light House. The spring and summer capturing urban community gardens in Portland in the Whole Foods Sponsored’ “Across The Street Project, “ wet my interest in the arboretum on the Cliff at Portland Headlight, Maine.”

 

Posted: July 8, 2015

MAINE’S TOP PAINTERS GATHER IN CAPE ELIZABETH TO PAINT THE LAND AND SEA DURING PAINT FOR PRESERVATION

Written by: Bob Keyes – staff writer – bkeyes@mainetoday.com

What fun it would be to stop at a Portland gallery and see new work by Marsha Donahue, Michael Vermette, Caleb Stone, Jill Hoy and Michael Boardman. They are among Maine’s top watercolor and oil painters today. Through the refined eyes of an artist, they tell the story of Maine’s beauty and allure with both splashy and muted colors and a range of taste.

On Sunday, they and two dozen more of Maine’s best-known artists come together for Paint for Preservation, a fundraiser for the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. Thirty artists will spend the day in the fields, on the rocks and in the meadows of Cape Elizabeth, exploring the town’s prettiest properties and vistas and making fresh paintings.

That evening, beginning at 5 p.m., they’ll gather at Van Stewart’s seaside estate at Garrison Field, where the work created during the day will be auctioned. The event raises about $60,000 for the land trust, whose annual operating budget is between $250,000 and $300,000. Proceeds benefit the land trust initiative Saving Cape’s Great Places to preserve conservation land.

In eight years, Paint for Preservation has become a favorite event of Maine artists, who are chosen by jury.

A piece from the artist Erin Ferrell.

The jury process “tends to produce great results in artwork, a show you are proud to be part of,” said painter Marsha Donahue of Millinocket. “The whole day is celebratory, artist to artist, neighbor to neighbor and collector to artist.”

She got involved because she supports the work of the land trust. Before moving to northern Maine, Donahue lived in Cape Elizabeth. Paint for Preservation is the only live painting auction event she says yes to.

Christopher Franklin, executive director of the land trust, said the fundraiser attracts applications from artists across Maine and beyond. The first couple of years, mostly artists from Cape Elizabeth expressed interest.

“We’re pleased to have the attention,” Franklin said. “Having these artists interpret and portray the places we see in our daily lives aligns so well with our mission. These are remarkable places, and that connection between the land and artists is as old as time.”

Garrison Field is a new venue for the event. It’s a seaside estate that overlooks Pulpit Rock, which has long been a destination for painters. The party includes music, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and the auction.

The event usually attracts about 400 people, said organizer Mary Anne Cary. Its continued success remains a point of pride for members of the organizing committee, who are mindful that it can’t go on forever. Keeping the roster of artists small and encouraging new artists each year helps keep it fresh, she said.

PAINT FOR PRESERVATION

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Garrison Field, Cape Elizabeth
TICKETS: $60 in advance, $70 on Sunday
MORE INFO: capelandtrust.org or 207-767-6054

Erin McGee Ferrell

Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. The artist notices the spaces of sky and buildings between suspended electrical lines, seeking to paint the moments of sky that occur between the floors of a parking garage. Drawing is the foundation of her work as an artist. McGee Ferrell’s work may scream abstraction, but underneath adheres to visual accuracy and measurement. Addicted to adrenaline, the artist paints in highly public places where she is forced to paint fast and true. Recent work has focused on the merging of urban and coastal architectural structures in Philadelphia and Maine. McGee Ferrell is a natural entrepreneur who is determined to be an influential and important Contemporary American Artist.

 

Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. She has studied and created art in Italy and Nigeria. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale.

www.Philadelphia-Artist.com