Artists Studio Tour October 19

by Tamera 25. September 2014 22:02

10 Artists in Androscoggin County will open their studios and invite you to visit the space they create.  11am -3pm

Richard Field           Larry Stevens
Ray Michaud            Melanie Therrien
Ian Orman               Debra Trafton
Anita Poulin             Nancy Trider
Michael Ranucci       Jennifer Wadsworth

Map attached here. 

ART MAP.pdf (312.45 kb)


The Words of Murad Sayen

by Tamera 22. September 2014 08:13



by Tamera 7. September 2014 11:58

A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures - they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ 

He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.'


Things Fall Apart...

by Tamera 18. August 2014 09:46

This is my slogan for the summer of 2014. My health tried to bring my summer to a screeching halt, but the support of friends and family kept me creeping forward. Lyceum Gallery, unfortunately, was not at the head of my priority list. This week's weather in Maine is cooler and drier, a harbinger of autumn, my favorite season. As most Mainers, I do look forward to spring, but our spring is brief and muddy. Autumn in Maine stretches before us with Indian summer days, crisp evenings and some of our best weather. It energizes me!

This autumn things will be falling together in Lyceum Gallery. We will celebrate our resident artists! To me, this small group of artists represents the very best in Maine contemporary art. (I am allowed a bit of well deserved prejudice.) The title of the September exhibit says so much Beauty and Mastery. This group of artists exemplifies both in CAPITAL letters. In October, I am delighted to bring a very rare exhibit of the drawings of Kevin Callahan, I man to whom I owe so much. Then in November Precious Things returns. Our very popular holiday exhibit of small works of art is an invitational exhibit this year. 

So mark your calendars for the new season. It will be very special.


The Vibrant Colors of Robert Gibson

by Tamera 17. June 2014 09:31

Lyceum Gallery will open the Vibrant Colors of Robert Gibson on Friday, June 20. Robert loves color. Drawn to the sheer joy and sensuousness of color, he is fascinated by how the intense presence of color can arouse any number of moods, stir sensations and stimulate consciousness. 

Gibson has been working on a series of still life paintings for the last eight years and approaches the still life like an intimate landscape. The paintings vary in subject from reflective spheres and glassware on  boldly patterned drapes to fruit or a bouquet of flowers or a combination of all of the above.  Recent work shows a more abstract approach to the still life.

"My aim is to construct vibrant compositions of color that rekindle in the viewer a sense of joy, peace and harmony and to create a luminous 'shimmer' in the viewer’s eye," explains Gibson.

Having exhibited his work in Maine for thirty years, Gibson was a major participant at the Turner Center for the Arts and several juried Area Artist Exhibits at University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn.

Robert Gibson will be greeting exhibit visitors at an opening reception Friday, June 20 from 5-7 at Lyceum Gallery.


Last Week for Modern Cartoon Exhibit

by Tamera 14. April 2014 14:24

This is your last opportunity to see the current exhibit! 

It is a whimsical and fun expression of the modern cartoon through caricature, the graphic novel, game cards, LobStories, and good old cartoons. Lyceum has never hosted such an exhibit and we have certainly enjoyed the reactions of our visitors.


PS. Through the Lens Photography Competition and Exhibit will not take place this year. Next year.


Photo Critique Workshop with Daniel J Marquis

by Tamera 19. January 2014 21:29
Saturday, February 1
10:00am - noon
Lyceum Gallery

What makes a good photograph?

Have you ever taken a photo of a beautiful scene and then been so disappointed in the results? Daniel Marquis will offer suggestions on what you can do to enhance that image before and/or after you have it in the camera. 

Marquis is a successful nature and cityscape photographer from Lewiston. One of Lyceum Gallery's resident artists, his photos have been featured in several nature and photography magazines and websites and are in many private collections. A frequent judge of photography competitions, Dan is an excellent photography teacher.

This critique session will focus on landscape, cityscape and nature photography. Each participant is encouraged to bring 5 images that will be projected on our large screen for critique. You will learn about:
• composition
• cropping
• lighting
• post production editing
Dan edits his work in Photoshop, but his suggestions can be applied to other image editing applications. 

Advanced registration is required. The workshop fee is $25. Bring a flash drive with up to five of your un-edited images to the workshop. Registration can be mailed to Lyceum Gallery, 49 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. Or emailed to


My Hope for Your New Year.

by Tamera 3. January 2014 18:12


What is the PERFECT gift?

by Tamera 10. December 2013 12:28

Time with family and friends.

For me holidays are about family and friends. As a child, we had lots of family living nearby, and we knew that we would always come together on special days. When I moved to Maine, we traveled back to St. Louis for those holidays until my children came. We then created new traditions with our "unconditional  friends".

Traditions change as families grows and friends move in and out of our lives. But gathering together is still the warmest and most satisfying gift we can give each other.

I always love it when my daughter gives me the gift of a day together! Last summer out mutual birthday gift was a week's vacation to the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregan. Because she lives"away", our time together is always precious, Exploring a new place and new ideas brings us closer.

Friday evenings in the gallery is a very special time with my friends. It is something that started as drinks after exhibit openings and has grown to a weekly event that we all look forward to. This time of year the gallery is occupied almost every night by holiday parties, but we still want to get together. So the gathering moves up a couple of floors to my home.

There is no greater gift than the gift of time with those you love and care for. I hope that your holidays are full of such gifts!

Merry Christmas.



A Limited Edition Subscription

by Tamera 18. November 2013 19:05


 Roderick Dew's digital  paintings are mysterious works of incredible detail! A former goldsmith and painter, Roderick has taken his art to the computer to create extremely intricate patterns from nature and mathematics that could not be accomplished without the ability to zoom in with technology. 

His work ranges from business card size treasures to very large triptychs bursting with color. Printed with archival inks, each piece is a limited edition of 30.

BUT for Precious Things 2013, Roderick has created a very special subscription series in an edition of 10!

This series of six archival prints is only $500. Print No. 1 will be issued in December (just in time for a special holiday gift) and a new 3" x 7" print will be issued each month through May. One subscription sold at the opening, so only nine more are available.

To view more of Dew's work, visit the Resident Artists page.

   Lyceum Gallery • 49 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Me 04240   


Gallery Events

Opening Reception
Embracing Beauty and Mastery
5:00 - 7:00pm
Friday, September 19

Last Friday Art Walk
September 26
5:00 - 8:00pm

Androscoggin River Valley
Artist Studio Tour
Sunday, October 19
10am - 3pm 

Exhibit Schedule

Embracing Beauty and Mastery
Lyceum Gallery Resident Artists
Opening September 19

Work by Kevin Callahan
Opening October 24

Precious Things Invitational
November 21 - Dec 28 

Gallery Hours

Fri evening 5 - 8pm

By appointment call: 

207 576 4805