YANGYANG PAN | ETERNAL SUMMER

Opening Reception

July 6th

4 - 7 pm

Infused with the radiant spirit of eastern culture and a deep appreciation for the natural world, Pan's artwork transcends mere representation to evoke the emotions and sensations that summer ignites within us. Her abstract visual language is a testament to the transformative power of art, seamlessly blending the hues of a summer sunset with the spontaneity of a warm breeze. 

 

At the heart of Pan's work lies a chromatic symphony—a vibrant palette that dances across the canvas, delighting the senses and infusing each composition with a sense of drama and vitality. Through gestural brushstrokes and intuitive expression, she crafts a narrative that speaks to the soul, inviting you to immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of summer.

 

Join us July 6th for a special opening with Pan in attendance from Canada.  Enjoy light appetizers and drinks while viewing Pan's newest collection. 

SUMMERTIDE SUMMER SOIRÉE

Join us to kick off the summer with our 4th Annual Summer Soirée

Join us for an unforgettable evening of art and revelry as we toast to the arrival of summer. Sip on refreshing cocktails, savor delectable hors d'oeuvres, and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts amidst the enchanting ambiance of KW Contemporary Art. 

 

Step into our gallery space and feel the nostalgic pull of summers past intertwine with the promise of adventures yet to come. With every brushstroke and sculpted form, our artists capture the fleeting moments of sun-kissed bliss, inviting you to pause and revel in their timeless beauty.

 

Saturday, May 25th 

4 - 7 pm 

184 Port Rd, Kennebunk, ME

KW Contemporary Art is delighted to extend a cordial invitation to the prestigious Affordable Art Fair in New York City, taking place from March 21st to 24th. As exhibitors at Booth A5, we eagerly anticipate showcasing an exquisite selection of artworks that epitomize sophistication and artistic excellence.

 

We are especially thrilled to announce the opening night preview on March 20th, offering discerning patrons an exclusive opportunity to peruse our collection before the fair officially commences.

 

For those seeking an elevated experience, we offer VIP access to the preview event. Kindly contact our esteemed gallery director, Kiersten Wilcox, at Kiersten@kwcontemporaryart.com or by phone at 207.204.0480 to secure your access code for VIP tickets.

 

Anticipation is high as we prepare to unveil our curated ensemble of artworks. We invite you to join us at Booth A5, where art aficionados and collectors alike will converge to immerse themselves in a world of artistic inspiration.

 

We eagerly anticipate your presence amidst the vibrant cultural landscape

 of New York City. See you there!

APRÈS VOUS | APRÈS SKI PARTY

You're Invited to an Unforgettable Après Ski Party!

Date: February 17th
Time: 3-5 pm

Get ready to hit the slopes of style and join us for an exhilarating Après Ski Party like no other! Grab your best après ski gear and prepare for an evening filled with fun, laughter, and a touch of nostalgia.

Indulge in a delectable array of après ski-themed drinks and food that will transport your taste buds to the snowy peaks of indulgence. From cozy hot chocolate with a twist to mouthwatering alpine-inspired bites, our menu is designed to satisfy your après ski cravings.

But that's not all! We're taking you back in time with a special screening of the 80's classic, "Hot Dog, The Movie." Relive the adrenaline-fueled adventures of freestyle skiing and immerse yourself in the retro charm of this cult favorite. Get ready for a cinematic experience that will have you cheering from your seat!

So, mark your calendars for February 17th and join us for an unforgettable evening of après ski revelry. Whether you're a seasoned skier or simply love the après ski vibe, this party is not to be missed.

Don't forget to dress to impress in your finest après ski attire. From cozy sweaters to stylish ski jackets, let your fashion sense shine as we celebrate the spirit of the slopes.

RSVP today to secure your spot at this epic Après Ski Party. We can't wait to share this unforgettable experience with you!

SERGE HAMAD |  TEMPORAL PERCEPTIONS

 

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

 

5 - 8 pm

 

 


  

KW Contemporary Art presents Temporal Perceptions, a solo exhibition of the work of Serge Hamad. Hamad is a French/Algerian self taught visual artist based in New York. Turning expressive realistic image into abstraction, Hamad shifts colors and blurs them into reality between photography and digital rendering.

Join us for the Artist Reception of Temporal Perceptions to meet Serge Hamad and see his work in person.

 

 

 

 

 

MICHELLE SAKHAI | IN MY DREAMS

 

Saturday, July 1st, 2023

 

5 - 8 pm

 

 


  

KW Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition of the work of Michelle Sakhai. Sakhai is a contemporary artist who specializes in metal leaf oil paintings. Born in New York, Sakhai began painting at an early age. Her mixed heritage has shaped her as an artist. With Persian and Japanese roots, her art derives influences from both cultures. Family trips to Japan initially exposed her to metal leaf and inspired her to become a pioneer in this medium.

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMERTIDE

 

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

 

5 - 8 pm

 

 


  

KW Contemporary Art invites you to our annual summer soiree and opening reception for Summertide. This group exhibition features new work from gallery artists, highlighting the unique voice and exciting perspective of KW Contemporary Art. Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate the start of summer. 

 

 

 

All That Glitters Party

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

5 - 8 pm

 


 

Join us the first Saturday of Prelude for our annual All That Glitters Party. This festive celebration kicks off the most wonderful time of the year here in the Kennebunks. Wear your favorite sparkles and come enjoy an evening of fine art and company! Betsy from Wine on Maine will be pouring sparkling wines from around the world in an exclusive tasting.  

 

ELAINE COOMBS: TRANSCENDENCE

Artist Reception

 

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

5 - 8 pm


 

KW Contemporary Art presents Transcendence, Elaine Coombs' first solo exhibition at the gallery. Transcendence explores the artist's newest series of sky paintings, while continuing her depictions of idyllic sunlit landscapes. This new body of work, inspired by mesmerizing cloud patters and the softly undulating colors of the golden hour, seek to conjure a sense of peace. Coombs' use of metallic backgrounds in silvery pearls and golds stand in for sunlight and provide a soothing visual respite to rhythmic palette knife marks that indicate clouds, meticulously applied. This combination of both simple and complex forms completes an ethereal skyward vision of the artist's ideal psychological state made manifest.

Join us for the Artist Reception of Transcendence to meet Elaine Coombs and see her ethereal work in person. 

HUNT SLONEM: MIDSUMMER DREAMS

Opening Reception

 

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

5 - 8pm


 

"Are you sure, That we are awake? It seems to me, That yet we sleep, we dream."

 

KW Contemporary Art is excited to present the first solo exhibition of the work of Hunt Slonem. Slonem's iconic Neo-Expressionist works capture the imagination and allow us to escape to new worlds. In Midsummer Dreams we explore these worlds and dreams they engender. Bucolic bayous, shimmering butterfly wings, and whimsical bunnies together create a world of beauty and opulence. Each lush brushstroke brings a new flight of fancy that asks us to ruminate on the world. Do we create our dreams or do our dreams create us? 

AUDRA WEASER: REFLECTIONS

Artist Reception

 

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

5 - 8 pm


 

KW Contemporary Art is pleased to present Reflections, a new collection of work from Audra Weaser. Audra Weaser's longstanding love of water and nature is evident in her paintings. Growing up in Southern California, Weaser was fascinated by the ocean and the ebb and flow of the tides. In this exhibition, Weaser reflects on the play of water and light and our interpretations of these ephemeral moments. The shimmering, movable surfaces reflect the outside world in an abstracted state which Weaser represents in a new painterly way to provoke our emotional response. These surfaces allow us to glimpse our inner states - creating a dynamic space between reflection and projection. 

Join us for the Artist Reception of Reflections to meet the artist and see her stunning work in person.

SUMMERTIDE 

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

5 - 8 pm

 


 

KW Contemporary Art invites you to our annual summer group exhibition and second anniversary celebration.  Featuring new work from gallery artists, the exhibition highlights all that gives KW Contemporary Art its unique and exciting persepctive in the New England art scene. 

Join us to celebrate the start of the summer season in the Kennebunks and explore the newest art from our artists. 
 

All That Glitters

Opening Reception & Holiday Party

 

Saturday, December 4th, 2021

5 - 8 pm

 


 

KW Contemporary Art presents our second annual holiday group exhibition All That Glitters. The exhibition will feature new work from gallery artists that utilize metallic and sparkling media. This show is a celebration of this wonderful time of year and the joy we find in seeing the world lit up around us in celebration of the holidays. By bringing together these works, we look to find the joy and the sparkle in the world.

The exhibition will coincide with the 40th Annual Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport; wear your favorite sparkles and join us for an evening of fine art and celebration. 

AJ OISHI: LOOKING INWARD

Artist Reception

 

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

5 - 7 pm

 



KW Contemporary Art presents Looking Inward, the first solo exhibition at the gallery of the work of AJ Oishi. AJ Oishi is a self-taught painter specializing in abstract pointillism. Rooted in a fascination with color, geometry and the artistic process, Oishi's work is created though a deliberate, pointillist approach. By adding thousands of dots together and using specific color combinations, a meditative experience is presented to the viewer. 

Join us for the Artist Reception of Looking Inward to meet the artist and see her iconic work in person.  

JEREMY HOUGHTON: OVER THE POND 

Opening Reception

 

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

5 - 7 pm

 



KW Contemporary Art presents Over the Pond, Jeremy Houghton's first solo exhibition with the gallery. Jeremey Houghton favors themes of space and light to capture the stillness amid movement. The subjects that characterize these scenes are illuminated by his focus on the spaces in which bodies linger, shimmer, move and often take flight. The show title 'Over the Pond' suggests themes inspired by pursuits in air and water, and from all corners of the Atlantic. 

Join us to celebrate the opening of Over the Pond, a solo exhibition of the work of renown British artist Jeremy Houghton.

PAUL VILLINSKI: HOMEWARD

Opening Reception

 

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

5 - 7 pm

 



KW Contemporary Art is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Paul Villinski's work in his home state of Maine. Join us for the opening reception of Homeward to meet the artist and see his iconic work in person.  

 

SUMMERTIDE 

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 29th, 2021

5 - 7 pm
 



Join us to celebrate the first annual summer group show at KW Contemporary Art and our one year anniversary.  The exhibition will feature new work from gallery artists. It is the perfect way to kick off the summer season!

 

All That Glitters 

Opening Reception & Holiday Celebrations

 

 

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

&

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

5 - 7 pm

 



Come celebrate the holiday season and the 39th Annual Christmas Prelude with KW Contemporary Art. All that Glitters is a holiday group exhibition focused on all that sparkles and shines.

We invite you to wear your favorite sparkles and come enjoy and evening off beautiful art and champagne.

Social distancing and masks will be required.

FALL FRIDAYS

September 10 - October 30

 Every Friday 

2 - 4 pm

 



Join us every Friday afternoon from 2 - 4 pm to explore our current exhibition, FALLING, and enjoy cider and donuts. It is the perfect way to spend a fall afternoon. 

TRANSMARINUS

Opening Reception

 

Friday, August 14th, 2020

5 - 7 pm

 


 

KW Contemporary Art presents Transmarinus, the first solo exhibition for the work of Chloe Saron. In keeping with Saron's modern romantic style, this new collection of works capture the stunning dichotomy of the ocean, its terrible beauty and ineffible power that have captured the human imagination for generations.

This opening reception also coincides with the second Friday Art Walk in Kennebunk. 

BOOK SIGNING


AWAKENING: The Paintings of Michelle Sakhai

Saturday, July 11th, 2020 

11 am - 1 pm


Artist Michelle Sakhai believes and trusts in the energy of the creative spirit as a healing force on the earth. Michelle conveys this valuable message of healing through her art and her words in this compilation of her recent body of abstract paintings. Sakhai's extensive world travels, which began at an early age, and her mixed heritage have shaped her as an artist. With both Persian and Japanese roots, Michelle’s art derives influences from both cultures. Michelle Sakhai received a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from Hofstra University. She went on to receive her Masters in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She has studied in Venice, Italy, and at d'Arts Plastique I Disseny in Barcelona, Spain with the School of Visual Arts. Michelle also traveled to France to study at the Marchutz Academy of Fine Art in Aix en Provence. Sakhai currently works and resides in New York City while continuing to travel the world.


Book copies are available for purchase at the gallery.
Contact the gallery to reserve your copy now! 

GRAND OPENING 
Friday, July 10th, 2020

5 - 7 pm

 



Join us to celebrate the grand opening of KW Contemporary Art.  Featuring a group show from gallery artists, we invite everyone to come see the newest gallery in the Kennebunks. 

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