OAA Art Auction
Barn Gallery is owned and administered by the Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, a volunteer-run 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation that is funded by contributions from the Friends of Ogunquit Art, gifts and donations, management fees and fundraising activities. The OAC is also the proud recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission and Kennebunk Savings Bank.
History of the Barn Gallery: Over 50 Years of Excellence
Barn Gallery was built by the Barn Gallery Associates in co-operation with the Ogunquit Art Association in 1958 and opened in 1959 to provide an exhibition space for the artists of the OAA and a center for cultural activities. The building itself is an icon and a superb exhibition space. It is unique in York County and together with the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the Ogunquit Playhouse it is a vital part of the lively cultural life of Ogunquit and the surrounding area. In 2003 BGA donated the building to the OAC. The OAC began renovations in 2005 and is continuing to raise money for future improvements.
The mission of the Ogunquit Arts Collaborative is to educate and enlighten the seacoast community by nurturing, supporting and presenting art by the best local artists. Artists and friends meet at the Barn to share exhibitions, programs about art and the creative process, and opportunities to create art.
Ogunquit Arts Collaborative
The Ogunquit Arts Collaborative was founded in 1997 to administer the Barn Gallery and to present exhibitions by local professional artists along with educational programs such as artist panel discussions, gallery talks and workshops. OAC also hosts and co-sponsors chamber music concerts, an art film series and Poets in Person in conjunction with Ogunquit Performing Arts. Other annual activities include the Student Art Show, the Open Regional Juried Exhibition, the Invited New England Sculptors Show and the Ogunquit Art Association Art Auction.
Ogunquit Art Association
The Ogunquit Art Association was founded in 1928 by Charles Woodbury and other area artists to bring together professional artists to exhibit their finest work to the public and to provide an educational forum. OAA artists contribute hours of volunteer effort hanging exhibitions, teaching workshops and presenting artist gallery talks and panel discussions. The efforts and support of the artists make the Barn Gallery a truly exceptional place to experience the finest art of the southern seacoast area. www.ogunquitartassociation.com
OAC Officers & Board of DirectorsPresident: Nancy R. Davison
Secretary: Stephen E. Lizio
Treasurer: Ralph M. Davison
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