Brita Holmquist

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

Art House Gallery, 'Gadfly- Drawings from All Over the Place' Portland, ME 2013

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 'The Log of The Vispa' Falmouth, ME 2012

Art House Gallery, 'A Movable Feast -Art Blocks', Portland, ME, 2010

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 'The Lonely Sea and the Sky', Falmouth, ME, 2010

 

Daunis Fine Jewelry, 'Small Works for Uninhabited Portraits', Portland ME, March 2009

 

Jameson Gallery, 'Pelagic', Portland. ME, August 2007

 

Islesboro Historical Society, 'Here ... and then Gone', Islesboro, ME, July 2006

 

Jameson Gallery, 'To the Point', Portland, ME, August 2005

 

Jameson Gallery, 'Places Apart', Portland, ME, 2003

 

Islesboro Historical Society, 'On Island and Away', Islesboro, ME, 2003

 

The Miller's Thumb, 'My Own Backyard', Brattleboro, VT, 2002

 

Artist of the Week, Sailors' Memorial Museum, Islesboro, ME, July 10, 2001

 

Islesboro Historical Society, 'Island Archetype', July 2000, Islesboro, ME,

 

Portland Performing Arts Center, under the auspices of Jameson Gallery, 1998, Portland, ME

 

Gold/Smith Gallery, 1997, Boothbay Harbor, ME

 

Greenhut Gallery, '100SOLO: one hundred color drawings', 1996, Portland, ME

 

The Lakes Gallery, 'From the Littoral', 1996, Casco, ME

 

Hippo Studios, 1995, Providence, RI

 

The Book Shelf, 1994, Wayne, PA

 

Gold/Smith Gallery, 1993, Boothbay Harbor, ME

 

Thomas Moser Gallery, 1992, Portland, ME

 

Thomas Moser Gallery, 1992, Philadelphia, PA

 

Thomas Moser Gallery, 1991, Alexandria, VA

 

Renaissance Gallery, 1991, Farmingdale, ME

 

Renaissance Gallery, 1990, Farmingdale, ME

 

Renaissance Gallery, 1989, Farmingdale, ME

 

Franciska Needham Gallery, 1989, Damariscotta, ME

 

Portland Performing Arts Center, 1986, Portland, ME

 

Kennebec Valley Art Assoc., 1985, Hallowell, ME

 

The Great Indoors, 1980, Brunswick, ME

 

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS:

 

Judith Leighton Gallery, 1987 2009,

Blue Hill, ME

 

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 2007 2009,

Falmouth, ME

 

Jameson Gallery, 1997 2007,

Portland, ME

 

Cygnet Gallery, 2004 2005,

Bar Harbor, ME

 

Archipelago at the Island Institute, 20012008,

Rockland, ME

 

Saturday Cove Gallery, 19981999,

Northport, ME

 

Gold/Smith Gallery, 1993 1998,

Boothbay Harbor, ME

 

Lakes Gallery, 1996 1998,

South Casco, ME

 

Ames Fine Art, (Gallery 68), 1991 1995,

Belfast, ME

 

Leslie Eadeh Gallery, 1995 1997,

Devon, PA

 

V.V. Fine Arts, 1989 1998,

Media, PA

 

Congress Square Gallery, 1990 1993,

Portland, ME

 

Renaissance Gallery, 1989 1992,

Farmingdale, ME

 

Plum Gallery, 1991, Paoli, PA

 

Goguen Gallery, 1988, Ogunquit, ME

 

Greenhut Gallery, 1988, Portland, ME

 

New England Interiors, 1987 1988,

North Conway, NH

 

Varley Stevens Gallery, 1985, Portsmouth, NH

 

Portland Pier Gallery, 1984, Portland, ME

 

Kennebec Valley Art Association, 1984 1985,

1988, Hallowell, ME

 

Franciska Needham Gallery, 1984 1992,

1994, 1998, Damariscotta, ME

 

Priscilla Hartley Gallery, 1979 1981,

Kennebunk, ME

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine

 

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

 

SELECTED Group or Juried SHOWS:

 

The Portland Show, Greenhut Galleries, Portland ME, 2009

 

Group Show, Summer 2005, Burgassi, Tavarnelle V.P., Italy

 

The Portland Show, Greenhut Galleries, Portland ME, 2004

 

Jameson Gallery, 'A Taste of Italy', Portland, ME, 2003

 

Penobscot Marine Museum, 'Here Come the Marines', Searsport, ME, 2002

 

Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME, 2001Two Person

 

The Farnsworth Museum, 'On Island', Rockland, ME, 2000

 

Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME, 1999Two Person

 

Palazzo Civico, Radda in Chianti, Italy, 1998 Three Person

 

The Lakes Gallery, 'Primavera in Tuscany Drawings', Two Person, 1998, Casco, ME

 

Round Top Arts Center, '10 Year Anniversary Show', Damariscotta, ME, 1998

 

Double Door Gallery, 'Garden Extravaganza', Islesboro, ME, 1995 'Fall into Art', 1994, Portland, ME

 

Cry of the Loon Gallery, 'The Critter Show', 1993, Casco, ME

 

Gold/Smith Gallery, 'Mermaids', 1993, 1996, Boothbay Harbor, ME

 

Elsa Mott Ives Gallery 'They Came by Boat', 1992, New York, NY

 

Double Door Gallery, 'Islesboro Artists', 1992, Islesboro, ME

 

Gallery 68, 'Islands', 1991, Belfast, ME

 

Gallery House, '17 Maine Women Artists', 1991, Nobleboro, ME

 

Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts, Wyomissing, PA, 'Current Maine', 1990

 

Round Top Arts Center, Damariscotta, ME, 1990

 

Renaissance Gallery, 'Summer Invitational' 1989, Farmingdale, ME

 

Maine Coast Artists, 'Works on Paper' 1989, Rockport, ME

 

Spruce Point Inn, 1989, Boothbay Harbor, ME

 

Varley Stevens Gallery, 'Chiaroscuro' 1985, Portsmouth, NH

 

Varley Stevens Gallery, 'Of the Land', 1985, Portsmouth, NH

 

Guilford Gallery, 'Small Works Show', 1987, Guilford, CT

 

Maine Coast Artists, 1987, Rockport, ME

 

Payson Gallery of Art, Westbrook College, 'Mainers Away', 1985, Portland, ME

 

Islesboro Historical Society, 1985, Islesboro, ME Two Person

 

PrescottGroops

 

Gallery, 1986, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 'National Small Works Competition'

Maine Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, 1985, Portland, ME

 

Maine Drawing Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, 1984, Portland, ME

 

Spectra II, 1982, Orono, ME

 

Spectra I, 1980, Westbrook College, Westbrook, ME

 

 

WORK:

 

 

Maine College of Art, Continuing Education, "Landscape Painting in Italy" 2006

 

Designer: Island mugs for the Island Institute and R. Bonechi Imports, 2004

 

Lecturer: 'The Island Archtype', Union of Maine Visual Artists, 2003

 

Lighthouse painter/designer: 'Aesop's Light', Portland, ME, 2003

 

Illustrator: Audiofile Magazine: ‘Audio Road Map" June 2003

 

Illustrator: Audiofile Magazine: ‘Car Audio' June 2000

 

Lecturer: 'The Island Archtype' with Nicholas Higgins. 19992000

 

Illustrator: Audiofile Magazine: "Beach Audio for 1999", August 1999

 

ARTangents: 'exposing art to the world' Anders Holmquist: Flags Flying Show, Islesboro ME, July 1998

 

Illustrator: Moonwings by Martin Steingasser, 1998

 

Curator/ Director: Double Door Gallery, July 1997, Islesboro, ME

 

Writer/ Illustrator: One Island Day, Counting Posters from Maine, 1996, N. Schumann Publisher, Inc.

Founder: "Suspended Belief" Faux Finishing Service, 1995

 

Curator/ Director: Double Door Gallery, Summer Season 1994, Islesboro, ME

 

Billboard, Maine Festival, Brunswick, ME, 1994

 

Artist in Residence: Reiche School, Portland, ME, 1994, "Animals of Bernard Langlais"

Designer: Palio mugs for R. Bonechi Imports, Deruta, Italy, 1994

 

Illustrator: Audiofile Magazine: 19921997,

Portland, ME

 

Artist in Residence: Reiche School, Portland, ME, 1993, "Moon Gardens of Louise Nevelson"

Teacher: Artist & Craftsmen, adult courses, Portland, ME 19911992

 

Designer: Brochure for R. Bonechi Imports, San Casciano V.P. Italy, 1990

 

Artist in Residence: Freeport Elementary School, Freeport, ME, 19881989,

"Integrating Poetry into the curriculum, Illustration"

 

Designer: Italian Earthenware for R. Bonechi Imports, 19852007

 

Designer: "Carnevale Di Venezia" Ball, Payson Gallery of Art, Westbrook College, Portland, ME, 1987

 

Illustrator: MAINE TIMES "Acid Rain" article, Topsham, ME, 1987

 

Designer: Poster and invitations, Maine Festival, Fund raiser, Brunswick, ME, 1985

 

Designer: Banners, Maine Festival, Brunswick, ME, 1983

 

Designer: Labels, Val di Pesa Olive Oil, San Casciano V.P., Italy, 1983

 

Designer: Bonechi Tours Brochures, San Casciano V.P., Italy, 1983

 

Designer: Banners, Maine Festival, Brunswick, ME, 1982

 

Illustrator: Winter Dreams by Herbert Coursen, 1981, Cider Mill Press

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Paintings of Maine, Little, Carl, Downeast Books, 2006

 

"The Center of the Universe", Beem, Edgar Allen, The Island Journal, Volume Twenty, 2003

 

Lighthouses on Parade, Portland, Maine, 2003

 

Words and Images, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, 2003

 

"On Island: A Century of Continuity and Change", McAvoy, Suzette Lane, American Art Review, October 2000

 

"Brita Holmquist: Primavera in Tuscany" Little, Carl, Art, New England, October/ November 1998

 

Art of the Maine Islands, Little, Carl, Downeast Books, 1997 "Counting on Maine", Little, Carl, The Bar Harbor Times, Jan. 16, 1997

 

Paintings of Maine, Skolnick, Arnold, Downeast Books, 1996

 

"Artist Brita Holmquist on What She Sees That We Don't" Alexander, Nancy P., Preview! July 815, 1994

 

"From Tuscany, Brita Holmquist brings gift of inevitability" Isaacson, Philip, Maine Sunday Telegram, August 15, 1993

 

"The Art of the Maine Islands", Beem, Edgar Allen, The Island Journal, Volume Ten, 1993

 

"The World of Brita HolmquistCelebrations of life as rich as a tapestry", McWilliams, Margot Brown, Casco Bay Weekly, May 21,

1992

 

"Brita Holmquist's Different Worlds, Mangravite, Andrew, Welcomat, After Dark, Philadelphia Pa.) April 8, 1992

 

"Where Land Meets Water", Vaccaro, Corinne, The Republican Journal, July 11, 1991

 

"Brita Holmquist sees the light" Beem, Edgar Allen, Maine Times, August 18, 1989

 

"Mainers Away", Sobol, Judith, The Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art, Oct. 4Nov. 17, 1985

 

Checklist For The Exhibition, 1985 Biennial, Paintings of Maine Artists, Portland Museum of Art, 19 January 3 March 1985, #28

 

"Paintings From The Kitchen", The Times Record, August 28, 1981

 

OTHER:

 

Democratic Candidate for the Maine State House of Representative District 108, 2008

 

Winter Harbor Theatre Company, Board of Directors, Chairman 20042008

 

Museum of Glass and Ceramic, Board of Directors, Chairman 20032004

 

Islesboro Community Fund, Trustee 20012008

 

Islesboro Island Trust, Advisory Board, 20002003

 

Long Range Planning Committee, Islesboro, Maine, 19992002

 

Gallery Advisory Committee, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME, 19972002

 

Editorial Board, AUDIOFILE Magazine, 19952003

 

 

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