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Kate's Harvest Gold Finds

As a new employee to Harvest Gold Gallery I have found it especially fun to look at all the beautiful artwork throughout the store. Today I decided to share my favorite pieces with you!! 

 

Sandra Josephine Bell 

When I first saw this painting, I instantly was drawn to it. Every time I looked at it I saw new details that kept me inspired. Sandra is a local artist from right here in Lovell, Maine. She captures the beauty of the surrounding areas on her camera and then paints any aspect that she is drawn to. Nearly every painting I have seen has been so different that it shows her multi-technique paintings.  

Thomas Merriam

Thomas Merriam has more than 40 featured paintings throughout the gallery. This one painting in particular caught my eyes with the fish creating a circle with their bodies. As a child my grandmother used to tell me how the symbols of yin and yang would bring unity to the world of nature and material and how the world can only work if the two sides were equal. This painting brought back so many memories of how the world needs to keep a flow of life and prosperity to survive. 

This beautiful gold bracelet was handcrafted by the owners of Harvest Gold Jewelry, Bill and Lynda Rasco Rudd. I found the simplistic style absolutely breath taking. It is by far one of my favorite gold bracelets shown in the gallery!!

Michael Alfano "Liquid Sunshine"

From the first day that I walked into the gallery I couldn't help but stare at this new piece by Michael Alfano. When I first looked at it I saw a woman crying the tears of yellow and I wondered why its face was so sad but the name was Liquid Sunshine. I have since changed my perception and believe that the face is not sad or stoic but instead taking a moment to close its eyes and allow the sun to overcome its face.  

 

It has been my favorite part of the day to come and see the beautiful artwork displayed at Harvest Gold Gallery!! 

Nel Bernard's Stained Glass

Harvest Gold Gallery welcomes a new artist, Nel Bernard. He makes beautiful stained glass pieces. Here is a small description of him and his work:

Nel was first exposed to stained glass as a craft at Lewiston’s Craftschool in 1974 as a student of Thom Labrie, and later with Michel Ellen Luisi, until assuming the position of instructor at Craftschool in 1978 through 1980. In that same year, he opened his first studio, Magnum Opus Studio Gallery at the head of Lisbon Street, Lewiston in partnership with renovators and photographers. The valuable experience gained at Magnum Opus enabled Mr. Bernard to open and operate Maine Art Glass Studio in Lewiston continuously from 1982 through March 2010. Through the years, Nel continued to learn new techniques and styles by associating with hundreds of local artists, reading, studying and experimenting and attending workshops at the Corning Studios in New York, the Portland School of Art and college courses through the University of Maine.

Nel Bernard continues to experiment and innovate to learn and share new techniques and approaches with his associates and students. A risk taker and a cancer survivor, Nel challenges himself and others to push the envelope and try new ways of expressing one’s self through art. His greatest ambition is to help create and participate in an active and healthy art and social community, in touch with the ideas of the new creative economy.

Here is his work at the gallery! 

 

Come see his work at Harvest Gold Gallery!

Varvara Harmon Featured at Harvest Gold!!

Varvara Harmon is featured in Harvest Gold Gallery as a multi-media artist who specializes in still life paintings. She was born and raised in Volzshk, a "small Russian city" of 100,000 people that is located in the central European portion of Russia. As a young student she studied at Volzshk Art School, graduating with a degree in art studies. 


Varvara immigrated to the United States in 2001 and moved to Windham, Maine. As shown in multiple pieces she uses the Maine landscapes, inland waters, coast, and people to inspire her work. While the majority of these works are done with acrylic, she also creates with oils, watercolors, and pencil.

Varvara has the ability of capturing the light and nature of beautiful New England in nearly all of her latest works. Harvest Gold Gallery is happy to carry such a phenomenal artist. To see more of her work, visit her page on our website or stop by the Gallery!

New Jewelry at the Gallery

Check out the jewelry new to the gallery! Featuring sterling silver bracelets, tourmaline rings, silver necklaces, and diamond rings. Ari and Grace took many photos yesterday showing off the bright colors of the new rings and beautiful jewelry. 

  

 

 Come by the gallery to see these new items in person!

Welcome to Chalet Kezar

Sitting on 12 acres of sprawling evergreen forest in Western Maine – Chalet Kezar is a 2 bed/1 bath 1930’s chalet with a bunkhouse for two overlooking stunning views of Kezar Lake and the White Mountains. Chalet Kezar is the perfect place to unwind, relax, and recharge. We invite you to experience ‘’the way life should be’’ at Chalet Kezar.

Only one week left in the month of July! Check out our website here: https://www.chaletkezar.com/ and our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Chalet-Kezar

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Maine Medicinals at Harvest Gold!

Harvest Gold is happy to announce that we are carrying products from Maine Medicinals! Maine Medicinals of Dresden, Maine, is a multigenerational family business that manufactures USDA certified organic nutraceuticals (pharmaceutical alternatives).

Hand sanitizer is becoming increasingly necessary in our every day lives and Maine Medicinals has a fantastic option. Their sanitizer beats the rest as it is scented with sage, rosemary, and lavender. We are carrying small spray bottles, as well as large 8oz refills.

Lynda swears by Maine Medicinals' Organic Elderberry Syrup. Elderberries are full of antioxidants, which lend themselves to immune system support. As noted on their box, "Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, called the elderberry his 'medicine chest'". A touch of blueberry adds a great flavor to this syrup!

We are also carrying Maine Medicinals' Relax + Restore Elixir. Designed to reduce stress and promote mental and physical well-being, the elixir is full of natural ingredients like passionflower and lemon balm. It might be just what you need during these stressful times.

We hope you come by to check out these products - they really may improve your life!

New Works at the Gallery

Many of the artists featured at the gallery have been busy creating new works of art! We have received lots of new pieces in the last few weeks. Now that we're open, we'd love if you came in to see them! Here's a look at just a few of the new works:

"Falling Water" by Sandra Josephine Bell

Sandra Josephine Bell, originally from Ohio, now lives and works in Center Lovell. We have several paintings by Sandra on display in the gallery.

"Cow Chow" by Diane Scott

Another local artist, Diane Scott has many works featured at Harvest Gold.

"Windy Day at Reed State Park" by Sandy Crowell

Whether it's capturing an animal in nature or a summery landscape, Sandy's works are consistently stunning.

 

"Rudy's Shore Front" by Jeanne Ouellette

New to the gallery, Jeanne Ouellette paints many familiar scenes of Lovell with bright, vibrant colors.

There's plenty more to see at the gallery! We hope to see you soon.

New Kathy Angel Lee Pieces!

Kathy is one of our artists at the gallery! Kathy’s passion and avocation have been sewing since she was twelve years old. In the late 1980s, Kathy was introduced to quilting through an appliqué class. From that simple beginning, her work has evolved from a traditional form to a more artistic format. She is primarily self-taught, but has taken classes from many internationally known textile artists. In addition, she takes painting and drawing classes with local artists. Since her redirection (or retirement) from education in 2002, Kathy enjoys experimenting with a wide range of fabrics and techniques in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Currently, her interests are landscapes, flowers, wearable art, fabric manipulation, creating her own painted and dyed fabric and working in mixed media with textiles, threads, paints and embellishments. 

Today she came in to introduce some new pieces, having a bridge series as well as a birch tree series. She created her bridge pieces by printing a photo onto fabric, using stitching to blend it into the other piece of fabric on the canvas. She then added other, different pieces of fabric onto the piece to create the rest of the image. Finally, she stitched the entire piece creating exquisite detail. For her birch series, she did fabric and stitch pieces with birch trees in the summer, fall, and winter.

Come check them out for yourself here at the gallery in Center Lovell, Maine!

 

Gifts for Grads

It's that time of year, graduation season! This is a time of joy, pride, and excitement, even while dealing with the impacts of the virus. While graduations may look different this year, they are still moments to celebrate. Thinking of a gift for your recent graduate? We have plenty of options here at Harvest Gold!

A piece of jewelry for your new grad is something they'll be able to look at and remember their accomplishment for years to come.

If you would like to give a ring with a specific birthstone or personal meaning, Lynda is always ready to sit down and help you design the perfect custom piece.

We have a large selection of gifts beyond our jewelry, such as clever, leather front pocket wallets, wine bottle stoppers (for those graduating college!), and glassware.

Now, more than ever, is opportunity to make recent graduates feel special. Harvest Gold is here to help you find a unique and memorable gift. We are now open and taking all necessary measures to keep our customers safe. We are happy to invite you to come and shop for graduation gifts! Congratulations, grads!