News

August 2018

Feature article “Seaweed Dreams” by Bob Keyes in the Portland Press Herald, Maine

View article: http://mainetoday.com/maine_art/celeste-roberge-art-seaweed/

Time Lines 01, 2018. Edition of 20; Archival Pigment Print; 13" x 13".

May 1–October 31, 2018

Bench Space, Shelburne Art Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

In this group outdoor exhibition, curated by Carolyn Bauer, runs from May 1 to October 31, 2018. Celeste is showing Chaise Gabion #5/10.

See: https://shelburnemuseum.org/exhibition/bench-space/

August 3–September 15, 2018

Curious Nature: 2018 Alumni Triennial, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine

This group exhibition is curated by Shannon Rankin and runs from August 3 to September 15 with an opening reception August 3, 2018, 5–8pm. Celeste is showing six Seaweed Boats in cast iron, enamel, and brass, created during an Arts/Industry Residency in the foundry at Kohler, Inc, along with three large cyanotypes of marine macroalgae created at USF-St.Petersburg, FL in collaboration with Bleu Acier, Inc, Tampa, FL.

See: https://www.meca.edu/about/institute-of-contemporary-art/coming-soon/curious-nature/

September 23, 2018–January 13, 2019

Interior Effects: Furniture in Contemporary Art, Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

This group exhibition, curated by Lisa Crossman, runs from September 23, 2018 to January 13, 2019. Opening Reception: September 23, 2018, Time TBA. Celeste will be exhibiting five Miniature Stacks.

See: http://www.celesteroberge.com/w-ministacks-newworks.php

See: http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/exhibitions/

July 27–September 14, 2018

Thinking While Walking Under the Sea, Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast, Maine

Opening Reception: July 27, 2018, 5-7pm; Gallery Talk: August 15, 2018, 7pm; Closing: September 14, 2018

This Solo Exhibition is an expansion of Celeste’s work with different kinds of marine macroalgae in sculpture, photography, drawings, collages, prints and cyanotypes. The exhibition harkens back to Celeste’s exhibition at PhoPa Gallery in Portland in 2017. Thirty highly varied art works are included in the exhibition.

See: http://waterfallarts.org/exhibits/

May 18–October 27, 2017

Exhibition: Dreamy & Surreal, Macpage, LLC, South Portland, Maine, By appointment only.

At Macpage, Celeste is exhibiting 10 charcoal and graphite drawings of Icelandic basalt formations dating from her travels to Iceland in 2001, as well as works from the Drawing with Seaweed series from 2016/2017.

Heimaey (Iceland). Graphite, charcoal, graphite on Arches HP. 11" x 15".

January 18–March 4, 2017

Solo Exhibition: Drawing with Seaweed, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine. TEL: 207.317.6127

Preview work at “phopagallery.com”.

Gallery Hours: Wed to Sat, 12 to 5pm; Opening Reception: Thu, January 19 from 5 to 7 pm; Gallery Talk: Sat, February 4 at 3 pm.

This solo exhibition will consist of 20 works on paper made with collages of seaweed specimens, textiles, photographs, and drawings. In addition the exhibition will include cyanotypes of seaweed, photogravures, digital photographs, and sculptures.

Collecting Seaweed in Scarboro: Algae specimens on arches hot press, unique collage, 14 ½" x 11".

March/April 2016

Rising Cairn commissioned and installed outdoors at a private collection in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California

  • Rising Cairn. Edition 6/10. Welded, galvanized steel and 4,000 pounds of river rocks, 58" x 54" x 40".

Winter 2015

Feature Article in Maine Boats, Harbors and Homes by Carl Little

View article PDF: “Art Flotilla: Celeste Roberge’s Seaweed Boats Float the Imagination”.

September 2015

Walking Cairn commissioned and installed at a private collection of large outdoor sculpture in Upperville, Virginia

  • Walking Cairn. Edition 3/10. Welded, galvanized steel and 4,000 pounds of river rocks. Height: 105".

April 2015

Granite Sofa on loan to Martha Stewart’s Skylands in Maine

http://www.themarthablog.com/2015/04/a-granite-sofa-at-skylands.html

Fall 2014

Lecture: Analogous Thinking in Art & Science

Hosted by Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park at the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus.

March—April 2014

Solo Exhibition: Ocean Floors

“Ocean Floors” at Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.

View brochure PDF: Ocean Floors.

January 2014

Cyanotype Project

In collaboration with the Undergraduate Research Initiative, University of South Florida-St.Pete and Bleu Acier, Tampa, Florida.

View brochure PDF: Cyanotype.

Fall 2013

Arts/Industry Residency in the Iron Foundry

Sponsored by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Spring/Summer 2013

Maine Women Art Pioneers III

University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, Maine.

View catalogue PDF: Maine Women Art Pioneers III.

Marina, 2013; 40 Cast seaweed boats, perforated steel; Overall: 60" x 108", Each boat: 7" x 14" x 5".