Last month, Liz was interviewed for an article in Maine Women Magazine (MWM). The timing was perfect, as it coincided with the 14th anniversary of the gallery and gave Liz the chance to reflect about what brought her to Maine and how the gallery came to be.
Liz first visited Monhegan Island on vacation and fell in love with the small island, which has long been a retreat for artists. She decided to stay and make Maine home.
When she first opened Elizabeth Moss Galleries, she represented mostly artists from Monhegan Island. Over the years, however, she has expanded to include artists from across the Northeast in an effort "to show the most important contemporary art being made in Maine or with ties to Maine."
“Maine is pivotal in the story of American art,” Moss told MWM. “You can’t tell the story of American art without including a lot of Maine in it—there’s Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth, Robert Indiana, Will Barnet, Rockwell Kent. There’s just so many. And everybody who has come before has impacted the artists who I represent now.”
In the article, Liz shares further insights into Maine's influence on American art as well as her thoughts on contemporary art. You can find the article online or in MWM's print magazine. Thanks to Maine Women Magazine for featuring Elizabeth Moss Galleries!