Thanks for visiting our Gallery website.
If you can drive to our summer "bricks & mortar" gallery located in
the easternmost sea coast town in the continental USA,
even more artworks can be seen. Just seeing the coastal sceneries will be worthy of a visit! Our highlighted artist for the season visited Lubec in the early 80s, saw the wild irises on Green Point overlooking the view toward Grand Manan, and moved to Lubec about 30 years later! Some impressions are life-changing.
Have a great summer! Come to Maine!
Our handsome historical Lubec Grange next to the Gallery will look brand new after a fresh coat of paint this coming season. The upstairs ballroom has been restored and is a wonderful space used for musical events, lectures, and dances. There is a raised stage. One end wall is mirrored and ballet barres have been installed along one long wall. The ballroom with a hard rock maple floor is available at affordable rates for social, business, fundraising, classes, and other events.
About Karen A.Baldauski
Karen Anne Baldauski was born in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, grew up in rural Norwich, NY,
moved to Glen Ridge, NJ through high school, and gained her
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from DePauw University. Her mother Louise was a dietician graduate of Penn State and her father was an organic chemist graduate of Penn State; both were in the USNavy, Link Trainer instructor and meteorologist, respectively, during WW2. Karen has 3 siblings.
In her liberal arts study, upon completion of a freehand drawing course
with live models, DePauw Professor and Head of the Art Department, A. Reid Winsey
said to Karen: "I don't know what you may have planned, but I advise you to be an artist." And that was that! Karen went on to develop as a graphic design professional and art director in New York City, then to England 1975, and decided to live in Maine 1978 where she started up her own successful solo design firm and retired from it in 2007 with the idea to move to the coast. Frugal by nature, Karen scrimped and saved and helped others throughout life and achieved the dream to purchase a Down East farm by the sea with acreage to grow organic vegetables, fruits, & flowers. She keeps honey bees and is always studying flora and fauna or whatever it is that will make for better understanding of the things she chooses to paint. The environment is a constant source of inspiring imagery while Karen pulls from a lifetime of stored experiences documented with thousands of photos she has taken with the idea that
one day they would be a rich source of reference. Anonymity as an artist has been on Karen's mind and she figures that will be her fate for the idea that it is better just to paint and create at this time in life when at last she can work on projects of her own choosing without having to get up with the sound of an alarm clock to earn her living as a designer tending to the needs of others in the commercial world.
Once Karen worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City very briefly as a part-time job for supplemental income and out of curiosity for the behind the scenes experience she could have...it was eye-opening and something she will never forget as a young artist just starting out on her path.
Along the way Karen became a Registered Maine Guide and flew 44 hours solo
in single engine planes (forever pushing her limits and taking on challenges!). Now she is devoted to painting and works with boldness and expressiveness in whatever media appeals to her at the time. Sumi-e is a specialized interest and its fundamentals are often evident in her work. Karen is not one to talk much about her agonies and ecstasies in the art world, but did comment: "Painting is just something I do, it comes naturally, and I love it."
Her first painting competition was in college at the Indiana Intercollegiate Salon
of Art in Bloomington where she took first prize for "Hope", an oil painting.
Her first oil painting to be sold following college was at Bloomingdale's in New York City;
it is a large oil titled: "Fog People".
Karen's work may be seen in the ARTWORKSOFMAINE Gallery and in juried shows.
The Gallery is open Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., May 31-October
and at other odd times when the OPEN flag flies.
Feel free to call us if you have questions about any of the artworks
or would like to arrange a special appointment year round.
Gallery address: 10 North Lubec Road
Mailing address: 615 County Road
Lubec, Maine 04652
The ARTWORKSOFMAINE Gallery is easily reached from the main road heading into our seacoast town.
Look for the cheerful sea-blue buildings at the intersection of Rte 189 and North Lubec Road.
We are just a few miles from the ocean, as seen above at West Quoddy Head State Park. Grand Manan Island is on the horizon and Campobello Island, Canada, can be easily reached via the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Bridge just two miles from the Gallery.
The drive from Portland, Maine is roughly 5 hours.
Or, 125 miles from Bangor.
Or, 85 miles from Ellsworth.
Or, 45 miles south from Calais or St. Stephens, NB, Canada.
Or, 2 miles from Campobello Island, NB, Canada.
We have a short grass strip runway in Lubec and the airport in Eastport, 45 miles away, is also an option.
Watch for the red "Artworks Of Maine" road signs.
The Gallery is 8.8 miles from the Whiting, Maine US Rte 1 intersection with Rte 189
(also called County Road).
“Come visit during the summer season. Our seacoast area has so
many beautiful spots to go hiking or just sitting and thinking."