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February 19th, 2018 by

Opening Reception for Maine Artists, Pam Cabañas, Alison Hill, Björn Runquist, Anne Cronin and Deborah Winship.

Bartlett Woods Retirement Community proudly presents our 6th annual “Art at Bartlett Woods” artist exhibition and reception. This year we showcase five wonderful Maine artists Pam Cabanas, Alison Hill, and Björn Runquist as well as two of our resident artists, Anne Cronin and Deborah Winship.

Pam Cabanas, artist and curator of the exhibition, displays her evocative work in both pastel and ink wash. Alison Hill, a year round resident of Monhegan, presents island landscapes and portraits, boldly chronicling island life. Bjorn Runquist’s sensitve and beautifully executed works explore scenes of the midcoast, honoring the Maine of today and yesterday. This year, we are thrilled to present the work of two local artists, Deborah Winship and Anne Cronin who live and continue to paint at Bartlett Woods. The exhibition is intended for the pleasure of both our residents and the general public. The exhibit will be open for public viewing daily during regular business hours through June 2018.

The Opening Reception will be held from 2:00 to 5:00pm on Saturday February 24, 2018 at Bartle tt Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive, Rockland. The public is invited to join the artists and the Bartlett Woods community for this very special event. Light refreshments will be served. Entertainment by Extension Chord, a Teenage Jazz Trio from Camden.

Join us for a festive February afternoon with the artists!


Date:              Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time:             2:00 to 5:00 pm

Location:     Bartlett Woods Retirement Community 20 Bartlett Drive, Rockland, Maine

Contact:       Mary Eads, Executive Director • (207) 594-­‐1163


The Art at Bartlett

January 31st, 2018 by


A new day at The Art Center

October 13th, 2017 by

Resident Constance Kiermaier launches her first Community Art Class

A new art class has been launched in our first-floor Art Center under the leadership of resident artist Constance Kiermaier.  Adult students from the Midcoast community will study drawing, painting, collage, color theory, and more.  The class remains small so that each student has an opportunity to learn and grow.  The first-floor Art Center includes classroom, library, a kitchen for water and easy cleanup, bathroom and a hallway gallery to show student work.

Our Art Center is the brainchild of artist/teacher Constance Kiermaier. Launched in 2017, the project originally provided art instruction to residents of Bartlett Woods exclusively.  Their finished works were hung in the hallway gallery for all to see.

Art making has been an important aspect of our year-round Activities Program.  We regularly support and celebrate all the arts – visual and performing – through in-house concerts, talks, exhibitions, and classes.  Now, we mark the beginning of an additional class for non-Bartlett Woods residents.  Exciting!

Additionally, Ms. Kiermaier is showing her own multimedia work in the first-floor spaces at Bartlett Woods until the end of December 2017.  Look for our next art exhibition opening in February 2018.

As we creatively reinvent the standard of retirement living, we hope you’ll stop by soon and see the beautiful fruits of our labor.


Written by guest blogger

Lori Schafer, Admissions & Marketing Director


Kiermaier shows ‘Art at Bartlett Woods’

June 6th, 2017 by


ROCKLAND — Bartlett Woods Retirement Community is proud to present a one-afternoon-only “Art at Bartlett Woods” artist exhibition and walk-through Saturday, June 10, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Artwork created by resident and artisan Constance Kiermaier will be showcased. Kiermaier is a collagist, box maker, printmaker, painter and teacher whose works of art have been shown from New England to New York City.

Following the tour, there will be a question and answer session with Kiermaier. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Bartlett Woods is at 20 Bartlett Drive, off Talbot Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

As published in Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest on June 01, 2017 

 We are very happy to invite the public to our summer long show featuring Constance Kiermaier.

Mary Eads, Executive Director


Art Walk

April 28th, 2017 by


“Late Day by the Pier” by Björn Runquist
“Propane Run” by Alison Hill












We are very excited to announce that an Art Walk has been scheduled for Saturday, May 6th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Bartlett Woods to give the community further opportunity to view the beautiful art created by Björn Runquist and Alison Hill that continues to be displayed proudly on our walls.  There will be a walking tour with the artists, followed by a question & answer session and light refreshments prepared by Bartlett Woods own Chef Aaron.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our current artists Björn Runquist and Alison Hill for their graciousness in lending us all of these exquisite pieces of art along with the acting Bartlett Woods Curator Pam Cabanas, a noted Friendship artist, with whom none of this would have been possible.

We hope to see you May 6th!

Remember, feel free to visit Bartlett Woods, as the art is always available for viewing daily from 9-5.

Crissy Gracie, Receptionist

Live Art

November 9th, 2016 by

How lucky we are to have “live art” all around us……



Since the completion of our expansion and renovations in 2012, Bartlett Woods has partnered with local professional artists who are willing to display their visual art throughout our hallways, parlor, dining room and sun room. This collaboration would never have been possible without the guidance from one special person and friend; Pam Cabanas, a noted Friendship artist. Pam, acting as a curator for Bartlett Woods, has brought us reputable and acclaimed artists such as Sam Cady, Katharine Cartwright, Jane Herbert, Jean Kigel, Nat Lewis, Sally Louthridge, Kathleen Mack, Alan Magee, Dennis Pinette, Susan Van Campen, David Vickery, and photographer Jeremy Barnard who have all graced our facility with their wonderful creative works. This shared experience has enriched the lives of residents, families, visitors, and staff alike.

The relationship that I have witnessed between the people who live here and the artists has been one of genuine, mutual appreciation and respect. The art changes every January and it is very exciting around here. We celebrate the hanging of the new art on the last Saturday in February annually.

Currently on exhibit, we have a solo show by Maine painter Ronald Frontin. More than twenty major works by this extraordinary artist have graced our walls for close to a year. Frontin’s work carries on the tradition of American Realism stemming from the early nineteenth century.

If you have not yet come to view Frontin’s work, you still have time! Please stop by anytime between 9-5.

Mary Eads, Executive Director

Save the date:

Bartlett Woods Artist Reception

Saturday February 25, 2017   2PM-5PM

Open to the public and refreshments will be served.