Ethel M. Weymouth Art Gallery
October Artist- Carlton Plummer
Please join us in the art gallery Saturday, October 7 at 11 a.m. for an exhibit and artist's talk by American Watercolor Society member and renowned painter Carlton Plummer! Refreshments will be provided.
Carlton was born in Brunswick, on the coast of Maine. He graduated with honors from Vesper George School of Art in Boston, receiving the Outstanding Student Award in illustration.
During the Korean War he served in Special Services as an army artist at Fort Jackson. He earned a BFA in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art. Carlton became a high school art teacher and Director of Art Education in the Chelmsford, MA school system, where he developed a new art program. He matriculated in a master's degree program at BU, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting.
He was assistant professor of painting at Lowell State College (later UMass Lowell) and began conducting popular painting workshops around the East. Carlton was commissioned by the Department of Military Art to participate in the Army Combat Art program as a civilian painter. Twelve of his paintings hang in the permanent collection of the Museum of Military Art in Washington, D.C..
Before he retired from the university in 1986, Calton had achieved national acclaim, winning more than 150 national awards. He was elected to membership in the prestigious American Watercolor Society by his peers.
He conducts numerous painting workshops around the US and overseas, including the popular Maine Coast Watercolor Workshops in Boothbay.
Carlton's paintings have been widely published. His work can be seen in galleries along the Eastern seaboard and he is represented in several museum, corporate, and private collections in the States and abroad. International invitational exhibitions include the Royal Academy of Miniaturism in London; Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia; Winter Olympics in Nagano City, Japan and other group shows.
Carlton has won more than 250 national and international painting awards, many of which were gold medals and "best of shows." In addition to his AWS signature membership, Carlton was honored with election to the Miniature Artists of America. Among other distinctions, he was named Professor Emeritus from UMass Lowell, and has been recognized for his participation in the Civilian Combat Art Program for the army during the Vietnam conflict.
The work will remain on display for the month of October.
The Ethel M. Weymouth Art Gallery was established in January 2003 by the Friends of the Wells Public Library and Stephen Bahre. Mr. Bahre was Library Director from 2000 to 2003 when he passed away. The Gallery, located near the front of the library, provides exhibit space to local artists. The Gallery is open year round during Library hours. Opening receptions are held for each show usually on the first Saturday of the month from 11:00- 12:30.
Artists in the community are encouraged to apply to exhibit their art in the gallery. Please contact the library for more information at 207-646-8181 or email Jade Austin at email@example.com.
Interested in Showing Your Art?
Please see our policy below regarding exhibiting your art in the Ethel Weymouth Art Gallery
Weymouth Art Gallery Policy
Weymouth Art Gallery Guidelines
Weymouth Art Gallery Application