Every year on the first weekend in May, pottery and ceramics studios in Maine open their doors to the public. It's a fun day and a chance meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demonstrations, and shop for pottery and other handmade goods. 2018 will be their seventh year, and there will be dozens of participating studios. If you'd like to take the Pottery Tour, please visit their website for more information; www.mainepotterytour.org. Scroll to the bottom of the page for downloadable maps, and links to interactive online maps and plan your pottery road-trip!
This year for our 6th Annual Prints & Pots, Chases will exhibit a collection of prints and ceramics made using a variety of techniques created by previous graduates of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. This exhibit will be shown May 5th through July 15th, 2018. The public is invited to an Opening Reception with refreshments on Saturday, May 5th at 4:00pm-8:00pm.
Printmakers of Chases Garage is a beautiful exhibit of works by five local artists in the Morgan Gallery at the Kittery Community Center. This exhibit will be shown January 5th through April 29th. The public is invited to an Opening Reception with refreshments on Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30pm. Come hear the artists talk about their works and their process.
The Chases Gallery opens for their 5th season with Big Pots, Little Cups. An exhibition of large and small-scale, functional pottery, this show features work from four regional artists and Chases' instructors, Adrian King, Brian Buckland, Christopher Cooper & Tyler Gulden. The exhibit begins May 20th and will run through July 8th, 2017. Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20th 4:00pm-8:00 pm
OPEN STUDIOS is a chance to meet and support the makers behind-the-scenes. Come see a myriad of creative processes and demonstrations of various techniques. Join in the conversation of printmakers, ceramicists, photographers, furniture makers, painters, mixed-media artists, sculptors, model makers, educators, engineers and life-long learners in their work environments. Learn more about Chases' classes, workshops, membership offerings and events and get creative for yourself! Grab some grub, check out The 4th Annual Prints & Pots exhibition, take home some hand-made holiday gifts, explore the studios and engage the great minds that make up this expanding community.
Chases Garage in its newest incarnation as a contemporary gallery, store, artist studios, ceramics and print studio is celebrating its fourth year with their Prints & Pots Exhibition. Showcasing Chases’ two main curriculum, Prints & Pots features artwork from local and regional artists Lyell Castonguay, Mary Sweeney, Tyler Gulden, Bill Cass and Jake Cassevoy, Dylan Haigh and Christopher Cooper. The exhibit begins August 20th and will be celebrated with a pre-show on Friday, August 26th and a reception with hors d'oeuvres on Saturday August 27th, both from 4:00-8:00pm at Chases Garage, 16 Main St in York Beach, Maine.
Chases Garage Gallery Explores Form, Figure & Function in the Upcoming Exhibit, July 16th - August 14th, 2016. Come join us for the pre-show on Friday, July 22nd and an opening reception with hors d'oeuvres on Saturday, July 23rd, both from 4:00-8:00pm at Chases Garage, 16 Main Street in York Beach, Maine.
Chases Garage presents Side By Side, an exhibit featuring hand-pulled prints and original two and three dimensional artwork from four “in-house” artists at Chases Garage. Home to a diverse community of artists working alongside each other, Chases fosters motivation, competition, collaboration and support. Side By Side brings together the work and ideas of ceramicists, Dina Andretta and Meghan Samson and mixed-media artists Dylan Haigh and Lowly Pencil. Join us for some wine and cheese during the pre-show Friday, May 20th & our opening reception on Saturday, May 21st, 4:00-8:00pm both days here at Chases!
The Third-Annual Trading Card Spectacular (formerly the Summer Sketchbook Spectacular) is up and running through Mother's Day Sunday, May 7th, 2016 and features over 1,000 artist trading cards from over 700 students in K-12, throughout the York School District, as well as work from some teachers.
Come see what York's kids have been up to during the reception Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm here at Chases!
Inside/Outside is on view at Chases Garage from September 19th through December 19th, 2015. The reception, free and open to the public, is on Saturday, October 17th from 4-8pm and will coincide with the Chases annual Open Studios starting at 11:00am and the opening of the Chases Store. Chases is located at 16 Main st, Route 1A, York, ME 03909