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About Our Gallery

The not-for-profit Saltwater Artists Gallery is a cooperative adventure in the arts.

The gallery is a non-profit which is owned and operated by the membership. Each summer, approximately twenty-five jury-selected artists exhibit. They work in every medium: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, woodturning, glass, jewelry, and pottery. The gallery shares an eclectic mix with the visiting public and hosts several events throughout the season.

A little history; we are a very old artists cooperative - over 50 years and counting! The cooperative began in 1967 as the Waldoboro Gallery Association. During 1996 and 1997 it operated as the Medomak River Gallery before moving into the old Driftwood Shop on Pemaquid Point in 1998. Under a new name, the Saltwater Artists rented with an option to buy and purchased the property in 1999. We have been here ever since!      

The mission of the Saltwater Artists Gallery is:

• to establish a cooperative and supportive spirit for both established and emerging artists 

• to provide exhibition opportunities to our membership and visiting artists

• to foster an appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts in the community through exhibitions and educational events

• to support and mentor young artists and school art programs through scholarships and educational opportunities

• to assist our long term members in remaining active artists,             despite age or illness, by providing them with assistance and reduced gallery responsibilities 


President: Lynne Thompson

Vice President: Kay Miller

Secretary: Ardy Greatorex

Treasurer:Jo Bonin

Building & Grounds:

Scott White - Ken Thompson


Contact us:


Snail Mail:

P.O. Box 202

3056 Bristol Road

New Harbor, ME 04554


In season- 207-677-2490

Off season- 207-694-4141


To drive to our gallery: 

Follow Rt. 1 to Damariscotta.

Turn onto Business Rt. 1 into

downtown Damariscotta.

Turn onto Rt. 130/129 towards Bristol.

Follow Rt. 130 through Bristol and New Harbor.

The Saltwater Artists Gallery will be on your left diagonally across from the Bradley Inn.

If you reach the lighthouse, you have gone a bit too far!



Keep up with events and people at the Saltwater Artists Gallery with our Newsletter by sending an email to 

We promise to protect your privacy and never to spam your account. 

© 2024 Saltwater Artists Gallery


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Open on weekends starting Memorial Day weekend & daily from Mid-June through Mid-October. 

Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM daily