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Artist of the Month: Melanie Tornberg

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Local artist Melanie Tornberg will display her work at the Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, throughout the month of July.  Melanie is the Western Maine Art Group’s artist of the month.  A Maine native, Tornberg is an active member of the Western Maine Art Group and is currently serving as president.  Tornberg’s education […]

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Norway Arts Festival Announces Events

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The Norway Arts Festival continues this year’s festival theme as “Honoring Duncan E. Slade.” Duncan E. Slade, who died in 2013, was a prominent local artist and art teacher. In his later years, he maintained a studio on Main Street in Norway. On Thursday, July 6, the Western Maine Art Group will host an exhibit of […]

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Scholarship Winners!

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The WMAG congratulates Casia Doros and Dana Casey (pictured), recipients of the two 2017 Duncan E. Slade Memorial Scholarships, and Simon Misener, recipient of the 2017 Lajos Matolcsy Memorial Scholarship.

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Lajos Matolcsy Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Western Maine Art Group founder Lajos Matolcsy, the WMAG has established a scholarship for graduating Seniors attending the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School who plan to pursue higher education in the visual arts.  Interested students should contact their guidance department for applications and deadlines.

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Norway Arts Festival 2016 in Hindsight

This year, the Norway Arts Festival celebrated the art of Bernard Langlais and for the 49th year, offered lively art on Main Street. It kicked off on Friday, July 8, with a free lecture about Langlais at the Norway Library by local photographer and community activist Scott Vlaun of Otisfield. A significant body of Langlais […]

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NAF Announces Judges and Prizes

The Norway Arts Festival is pleased to announce its schedule of prizes and judges for this year’s juried art show at the Norway Arts Festival.  The Festival showcases fine artists on Main Street in historic Norway, 9AM – 4PM, July 9th. The juried work will be displayed in a gallery setting for the day at […]

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Call to Artists!

On July 9th, 2016, Norway, Maine will once again close Main Street from 9AM- 4PM to showcase fine artists, artisans and performers. A block from Lake Pennesseewassee, artists have been exhibiting on Main Street every summer for over fifty years. This year promises to be better than ever with Norway Downtown and The Western Maine […]

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September: Red Hot

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First Friday Reception September 4 The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, Maine continues its summer season with a First Friday Reception September 4, from 5-7 PM. The gallery will be exhibiting the work of fine artists and artisans living and working in Western Maine. September’s theme is “Red Hot” – works featuring the […]

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Norway Arts Festival Winners!

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Western Maine Art Group announces the prize winners of the 2015 Norway Arts Festival.  This year’s cash prizes totaled $2000. Best in Show–An acrylic painting by Bradley Jackson.  Mr. Jackson is a wildlife painter, originally from Allagash, Maine. First prize in Painting –  A work in pastel by Barbara Traficonte.  Ms. Traficonte is a painter […]

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Norway Arts Festival, July 11

On July 11, the Western Maine Art Group and Norway Downtown collaborate to stage the 2015 Norway Arts Festival. This year Norway’s historic Main Street will be closed to traffic from 9 to 4 to create a relaxed pedestrian mall for artists, artisans, musicians, non-profit exhibitors, and food vendors. The festival provides an opportunity to […]

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