Brita Holmquist


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




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




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




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






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




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,



"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




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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