Thanks for visiting our Gallery website. We are on-line year round.
Come visit our bricks-and-mortar Gallery during our June 7-September 2019 season.
10 North Lubec Road
Lubec, Maine 04652
We hope you can visit our gallery in the building that used to be the Lubec Memorial Library. A new library was built and our building was not only renovated, but new space was added onto the rear portion for expanded exhibition space. The grounds are nicely landscaped with easy parking. We are located 2 miles from downtown Lubec and you can easily see our bright turquoise buildings from the busy main road Rte. 189, just across the road from McFadden's GULF, the only gas station in town.
Gallery & Gift Shop is usually open
Fridays & Saturdays 2-5 pm and
at other times by chance...watch for the OPEN flags.
. Feel free to call us to arrange an appointment any time of the year as the artist lives nearby and is oftentimes available to meet with collectors and customers with only short notice.
In our Lubec Gallery,
many of the artworks by Karen Anne Baldauski are shown here first, before they go
to juried shows throughout the country.
Visit this gallery to see artwork that is rarely seen, except in Lubec.
THANK YOU for stopping by our gallery in the easternmost town by the sea in the USA.
We purchased the former Lubec Grange, next door to the Gallery, in 2012 and have been working to preserve its important presence in the community. This spring, the Grange was painted a bright turquoise blue to match the Gallery! The upstairs ballroom has already been restored and is a wonderful space used for musical events, lectures, and dances. There is a raised stage, with wings and lighting.. One end wall in the ballroom is mirrored and ballet barres have been installed along one long wall for ballet and exercise classes. The ballroom has a wonderful hard rock maple floor
and a fine 1921 Hewlett Davis grand piano is available for use during concerts and will remain with the Grange.
The GRANGE & the GALLERY
buildings are FOR SALE as a unit. Think of something GREAT to develop in these buildings which we have aimed to preserve for posterity.
After the 2019 painting project is complete, both buildings will be available for sale as one unit, not sold separately.
For real estate inquiries, please contact us:
CONGRATULATIONS! What an honor! Out of a field of 503 paintings submitted to the prestigious New England Watercolor Society 2019 juried regional exhibition, Karen's prize winning watercolor "Herring Gull Swooping Over Rugged Shore". was awarded 2nd prize. Karen was in Portsmouth, NH to received the award, June 1, 2019. The exhibition will remain at the historic Governor Langdon House from June 1-October 13 where 59 other paintings selected by juror Antonio Masi, president of the American Watercolor Society, can be seen and purchases may be made at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/newenglandwcsociety.
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.
Karen has worked all her life as an artist. 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 with a bold and expressive approach which applies also to other media she has mastered, such as fine art felted woolworks of substantial size. Sumi-e is a special interest and its fundamentals inform most of 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". Working with permanent dyes, her first largescale batiks were sold at America House in New York City as well as in the first show at the Peter's Valley Craftsmen in Layton, NJ.
Karen's work may be seen in the ARTWORKSOFMAINE Gallery in Lubec, Maine and in juried shows.
The Gallery is open Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., June 7-September
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 an appointment outside of our usual hours.
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 (known as County Road).