On Friday, September 21, Pine Tree Society will open its doors for the Bath Art Walk to unveil two new paintings created by Maine artists Richard Hasenfus of Georgetown and Marieluise Hutchinson of Cushing. Hasenfus’s “Winter Lighthouse” and Hutchinson’s “The Perfect Snowman” were painted for Pine Tree Society’s 2018 holiday card series.
Also on view will be over 60 paintings representing “A Maine Retrospective: The Art of Pine Tree Society’s Holiday Cards.” This extensive collection dates back to the early 1960s, covering a span of more than 50 years.
“In the 1960s, Pine Tree Society had the idea that a Maine-themed holiday card would be a perfect fundraiser,” said Noel Sullivan, president and CEO of Pine Tree Society. “More than fifty years later, that tradition is still going strong and we have acquired an extensive collection of quintessential Maine art.”
The art featured in this show has raised more that $3 million dollars to support and transform the lives of Maine people with disabilities. One hundred percent of proceeds from annual holiday card sales support Pine Tree Society’s programs.
The paintings showcase a variety of mediums and styles and are a visual time capsule of Maine in the winter, from country scenes to woods and fields to the rockbound coast and iconic lighthouses.
Featured artists Richard Hasenfus and Marieluise Hutchinson have both designed cards for Pine Tree Society before. Richard Hasenfus’s first card design was in 1969 and that painting, “Peaceful Harbor,” will be on display.
If You Go:
Friday, September 21
4:00 – 7:00pm
Pine Tree Society
149 Front St., Bath
Refreshments will be served
2018 holiday cards can be ordered online here.