Art Parties

  • MessFEST

    2018 Holiday Shopping Hours at The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Mess Fest with Kate and Jonathan Mess 

    The Good Supply Mess Fest Holiday Gathering with Kate and Jonathan in Midcoast Maine

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    End of Season Holiday Party with Kate and Jonathan Mess

    Pemaquid, ME—The season for gathering is here, and The Good Supply has special plans to bring the community together around a “mess” of good art. Presenting both freshly-fired artwork and jewelry by Jefferson-based artists Kate and Jonathan Mess, MESS FEST will be held the weekend of December 15th and 16th from 10am to 6pm at The Good Supply’s seasonally decorated restored barn in Pemaquid. 

    MESS FEST AT THE GOOD SUPPLY End of Season Holiday Party with Kate and Jonathan Mess 

    Highlights of the two-day event include work by 90 Maine artists and makers along with collections by Kate and Jonathan Mess that are brand new to The Good Supply. There will be a special artist reception for Kate and Jonathan beginning at 2pm on Sunday, December 16th. The reception is free for the public, and all are welcome to attend. To help you finish up your holiday shopping, complimentary gift wrapping in seasonal colors will be available, along with a selection of holiday cards. 

    MESS FEST AT THE GOOD SUPPLY End of Season Holiday Party with Kate and Jonathan Mess

    Kate Mess will introduce her “Faceted Chain Collection” at the weekend’s event. The hand-forged, geometric, silver and gold jewelry is lightweight, contemporary sculpture that can be worn every day. Compositions are familiar yet abstracted sea life-inspired shapes represented in a handmade chain form—each link is individually bent, soldered, and hammered by hand.

    MESS FEST AT THE GOOD SUPPLY End of Season Holiday Party with Kate and Jonathan Mess

    Jonathan Mess will share a collection of new vessels from his “Coastal Series,” including vases, bowls, cups, and mugs typically only offered directly from his studio. Jonathan says, “My work is driven by exploration in ceramic materials, usually in the form of sculpture and wall objects, but every year around this time, I’m inspired to make unique functional vessels for friends and family. This year, I want to share these pieces with my local community of Maine students, friends involved with Lincoln Academy, neighbors, and others who like my style.”

    Kate Mess Award Winning Metalsmith Enamel and Jewelry Artist in Midcoast Maine

    About Kate Mess

    Kate Mess is an award-winning contemporary jeweler, artist, and designer. She muses with enamel, metal, pattern, and ornamentation while taking inspiration from her home: Rugged and gorgeous Midcoast Maine. Making jewelry that pushes boundaries and offers a new definition of adornment, Kate is intrigued by experimentation, clever design, color, pater, and silhouette. Her work illustrates how she values taking time—allowing process to guide and inspire her. 

     Contemporary Ceramics Artist Jonathan Mess of Midcoast Maine

    About Jonathan Mess

    Jonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from Midcoast Maine who allows his art to be given by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and environmentally focused. Using reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan has a unique style that is sought after throughout the state of Maine and beyond. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art.  He is an educator, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. His work was included in the Portland Museum of Art 2018 Biennial and will be featured at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum 2019 Biennial.

  • JUDY BLOOMS: Fresh Maine Art

    Judy Blooms Art Show at The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine

    Art Show & Garden Party at Historic Pemaquid Barn

    Pemaquid, ME  – It is party time once again at The Good Supply! On July 28th from 5:30-7:30pm, we will open our annual art show through August 31st and host a festive garden party. All are welcome and the event is free to attend. Judy Blooms: Fresh Maine Art at The Good Supply marks the sixth annual art show and opening celebration at the store. The 2018 exhibit will continue a core theme of inspiration from Maine nature.

    “The show, powered by four talented, hard-working female artists from Maine, represents a snapshot of our place in time," says exhibit curator Catherine McLetchie. "Supporting these women in our community helps shape the tapestry of our culture. Will we embrace this fresh take on what it means to ‘see’ nature?"

    The use of unconventional materials is a noteworthy element of this event.

    Judy Blooms Art Show at The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine with Florabeane

    florabeane | paper sculpture

    Amity Beane of florabeane creates breathtaking reproductions of flowers that she grows on her fifty-acre farm in Dixfield. These beautifully delicate artworks are paper sculpture.

    Amity is a teacher, a farmer, and an artist to name just a few roles. When not working with young students in her small western Maine school district, she can be found at home in the foothills cultivating flowers, making paper flower orders, and chasing her baby. Amity has degrees in fine art and education with a focus on teaching with technology. Her work has been on display at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay and Calderwood Hall on North Haven Island. Sharing knowledge of craft with others is at the core of Florabeane’s work. In addition to teaching workshops in person and online, Amity also shares her work through her own photography and written guides.

    Judy Blooms Art Show at The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine with Karina K. Steele

    Karina K. Steele|woodworking

    Inspired by minimalism and material, Camden maker Karina K. Steele’s artwork includes carved spoons and bentwood mobiles.

    A Colorado native, Karina had spent most of her life on the mountain slopes of the Rockies. In 2012 she switched gears and began her journey in the craft of woodworking. She studied design and furniture making at the Center for Furniture Craftmanship in Rockport Maine.  Now living and working in Camden, where the mountains meet the sea, Karina makes one-of-a-kind spoons, kitchen tools, fine mobiles and modern housewares.

    Judy Blooms Art Show at The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine with Liz Martone of EFM Studio

    EFM Studio | mosaic & weavings

    Liz Martone of Round Pond interprets the seasons and colors of Midcoast Maine in richly textured, exuberant weavings. Liz’s selection of work will also include large-scale mosaic glass pieces inspired by gem stones.

    EFM Studio was founded in Brooklyn in 2012 before relocating to a home base in Round Pond, Maine. The creative force behind the bespoke design studio is illustrator and maker Liz Martone. Unafraid to mix urban edge with rural sensibilities, Liz has a love for all things handmade. This explains her diverse exploration of mediums, which ranges from glass to wood to fiber. A BFA in Illustration formalized Liz's passion for the arts and continues to inform her work. She creates unique designs, translating drawings and showcasing a love for patterns. Her work is exhibited in galleries in New York and Midcoast Maine, and much of her time is spent creating custom installations for private and commercial clients.

    Judy Blooms Art Show at The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine with Treylawney O'Brien of treyummy

    treyummy | thoughtful wearables

    To round out the natural theme, Trelawney O'Brien of Rockport will present wearable art including embroidered shirts depicting human and celestial themes.

    In 2016, treyummy was formed to explore traditional craft, process, and art through thoughtful, one-of-a-kind objects and fashion. All wares are imagined, designed and created in small batches by artist Trelawney O'Brien in her studio in Rockport, Maine. Her current work focuses on traditional embroidery, activism through art, natural dyeing, symbolism, and up-cycled fashion.

    Artists will be in attendance to discuss their works and answer questions, and art will be for sale along with The Good Supply’s regular stock of homewares and gifts.

    The Judy Blooms: Fresh Maine Art at The Good Supply art show opens on July 28th and runs through August 31st. We hope to see you here!

  • Symbiosis: Creative Exchange

    Symbiosis Creative Exchange<br>Between Kate and Jonathan Mess

    Between Kate & Jonathan Mess

    Artist couple Kate & Jonathan Mess present Symbiosis, an exploration of the similarities and differences in their work and the way their practices intertwine. Though their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006, this is the couple's first dual exhibition.

    "The Messes represent the best of contemporary art and craft here in Maine," says CMCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Suzette McAvoy. "[They are] living a full professional and family life and making work they believe in." - Down East Magazine, July 2017

    The exhibit will feature their newest works and be on view from July 22 to September 3, 2017. An opening reception for the public will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

    To view a sampling of their current works, please click here. To read Down East Magazine's feature "Making Art, Making a Life" by Edgar Allen Beem, please click here.

  • Whale of a Good Time: Eco-Art & Ocean Consciousness

    Whale of a Good Time Eco-Art and Ocean Consciousness Cindy Pease Roe

    Whale of a Good Time
    Eco-Art & Ocean Consciousness

    Pemaquid, ME —An exhibition of handmade whale sculptures made from repurposed lobster rope and marine debris and built by nautical artist Cindy Pease Roe will be on display through August 21 at The Good Supply in Pemaquid. The public is invited to join the artist at a reception to be held from 5:30pm—7:30pm on Saturday, July 23 at The Good Supply’s post and beam storefront.

    The Good Supply is thrilled to celebrate the achievements of a talented artist. Roe’s whimsical art depicts whales because of their size. To her, they symbolize a big need for clean-up. Spreading the word about ocean consciousness is the motive that drives her advocacy tour, which has included workshops for students as far away as China.

    As an extra treat, ocean lovers will delight in a video installation showcasing NOAA research from the Mariana Trench—the world’s deepest part of the ocean located in the western Pacific Ocean. Karl McLetchie, co-proprietor of The Good Supply, also works as an ocean engineer for the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration. This video installation represents his latest work.

    There will also be information tables from the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, a nonprofit organization based in Kittery that helped Roe source her materials; the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center; Boothbay’s Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences; and Ocean’s Wide, an organization that gives high school-aged students insight into the world of ocean exploration.

    The Good Supply, a small business known for promoting the work of local artisans, is open for the summer season. Roe’s whales will be on view and for sale from July 23 through August 21. The exhibit is designed to intrigue and delight. Ocean fanatics, their families, marine science buffs, and children will be particularly interested in the show.


    Whale of a Good Time Cindy Pease Roe UpSculpt Art Exhibit

    About Cindy Pease Roe

    A career artist and recent participant in a U.S. State Department tour, Cindy Pease Roe is taking on the role of ocean educator in midcoast Maine. Pairing with the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, a nonprofit organization based in Kittery, Roe has collected materials from Maine’s shoreline for her sculpture. She says, “Expect a lot of lobster rope.”

    Roe plans on offering two ‘UpSculpt’ workshops in which trash is turned into artful treasure to coincide with the opening of her art exhibit. The first workshop is to be held at The Ocean Point Marina in East Boothbay on July 23 from 10am–1pm and the second will be in the garden of Granite Hall Store in Round Pond on July 24 from 1pm–4pm.