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AARP of Maine presents to Amy Madge of Wells, the 2015 Caregiver’s Award for her dedication and care for her mother. Also presenting at the Whitney Galleries are Senator Ron Collins from the Maine Senate, Patricia Hymanson, a member of Maine’s house of representatives, and Bonnie Porthier, staff member for U.S. Senator Angus King.


When WPXT TV came into the gallery a couple of weeks ago looking to see if I wanted to be featured in one of their Our Maine Road Trip Wells segments, I wasn’t sure about being ready for prime time or not.  However, during the pre-production planning meeting, I was made very comfortable about what the effort would entail, and what the results could mean.

I was very impressed with the team of photographers, videographers, and the host whose 3-hour visit netted a significant amount of film, digital photography, and interviews with artists, and customers alike.   The segment only lasted 3:00 minutes, but was brilliantly consolidated down from everything, indoor and outdoor they captured that afternoon.

I am very pleased that the segment provides a very good showing, not only of what we have to offer here at The Whitney Galleries, but highlighting the mission, goals, and objectives of this endeavor.  I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you.

Richard Whitney
President, The Whitney Galleries


Protecting Our Oceans

This group show features three of our artists working in conjunction with some of the scientists here on the coast of Maine in an effort to draw attention to and awareness of the significant impact we, as a society, are having on our environment, particularly as it relates to conditions of the Gulf of Maine and the surrounding ecosystems. The Whitney Galleries and others sponsoring this initiative feel strongly in the role that art can play to enhance the message that we, as caretakers of our planet and it’s natural resources, are responsible to do our part to preserve the environment. The Gulf of Maine is no exception to the many areas where increased awareness of environmental issues have had a positive effect on the ongoing health of our world’s environment and bring to light the role we must all play toward that end.


  • The Whitney Galleries is an independently owned and operated Gallery by Richard Whitney. Organized into three (3) distinct gallery settings, The South Gallery, the North Gallery, and the East Gallery.

    The galleries showcase a variety of fine art techniques and mediums; including oil, watercolor, encaustic, and acrylic paintings, drawings and pastels, prints, fine photography, wood carving, unique pottery, blown glass, stained glass, and sculpture (clay, stone, and metal).

    The original intent was to provide a venue of New England area artists to showcase their work in a traditional Maine setting. The newly renovated building is right on Route #1 in one of the most scenic areas of the Maine Seacoast.

  • We are located at 1810 Post Road in the beautiful southern seacoast town of Wells, Maine, right on Route #1 (Post Road), with entry to the parking area at the Forest Village Condominiums entrance Sylvan Way.

    Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1090, Wells, Maine 04090. The Gallery phone number is 207.216.9022, and our mobile phone number is 646.243.8798. If you prefer emailing us, you can simply fill out the contact us form at the bottom of this page and we will respond to your query as soon as we can. As you can see there are many ways to get in touch with us here at The Whitney Galleries, so please feel free to contact us!

  • Our Mission is to provide a venue or platform for area artists to showcase their work, to build an open and creative environment for teaching the various media of art types presented in the gallery, and to conduct special and targeted artistic events that will enhance participants lives by exposing them to a variety of artistic messages. In addition we are promoting our area to be one of the leading places in Maine to seek art in its various forms.

  • Our goal is to promote the art world in all of it’s various forms of expression by providing a venue for individual artists to showcase their works among others of similar or dissimilar standing, advancing the message of issues that artists wish to promote via their work, providing a venue for new artists to learn about the various types and medias of artistic expression, and finally by bringing some of the finest artwork in the New England area into the public’s eye to share.

    Our objectives in accomplishing these goals are to; contract with area artists to portray their work in a clean and inviting environment, provide artists the opportunity to conduct individual or group showings with public receptions for each, to publicize and execute a schedule of events that will bring the individual artist’s works to the public eye and make them available for sale.

  • Gallery Opens March 3rd, 2016

    Wednesday from 1 to 5pm   |   Thursday thru Sunday from noon to 6pm

    – or by appointment with the Gallery owner –

    Closed Monday & Tuesday

    **Please watch for the upcoming events schedule on our Events Page

Check out this video clip on restoring this magnificent structure into The Whitney Galleries





William L Janelle

Wood Carver

Robert Ellis

Pottery Sculpture

Caren Helm


Joanne Campbell

Oil Painter

Sonja McDonald

Oil Painter

David Shepard

Oil Painter

Chris Bower

Wildlife Photographer

Michael Ranucci



FROM NEAR AND FAR - Artist Showing & Reception
August 4th to August 21st, 2016


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WHY SWEDEN? - Artist Showing & Reception
August 4th to August 21st, 2016


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August 4th to August 21st, 2016

“New England has been my home for almost 40 years. From its populous cities to its countryside, I have been charmed by lush landscapes, meandering tidal rivers, quiet ponds, it many wonderful parks, and even my own backyard.”

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July 14th to July 31st, 2016

Barbara’s new work, entitled “Shades of Light: Life Examined” takes us down the road of our everyday experiences in a new and wonderful way.

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PROTECTING OUR OCEANS - Pam Crabb, Pam DeJong, Beverly Rippel, Charlie Widdis
June 16th to August 22nd, 2016

A various display of four artist’s works with concern for protecting our oceans.

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A YEAR IN NEW ENGLAND - pen & ink drawings by Duane Bean
From September 17th, 2015 to October 4th, 2015 

An exhibition of Duane Bean’s Pen & Ink Drawings!


DOWNTOWN ABBEY REMIX - English Elegance Interpreted in Oil by Donna Harkens
From October 8th, 2015 to October 25th, 2015 

Downton Abbey Remix – English Elegance Interpreted in Oil!


WANTING THE SEA - Expressive Oil Paintings
From August 27th, 2015 to September 13th, 2015 

An exhibition of Adrienne Kernan La Vallee’s Works!



Artist’s Promotions

We value the works of our artists and we strive to ensure they are recognized, so this page is dedicated to them.


We conduct exhibitions during the summer months, and welcome you to join us.


We will be providing a service for appraisals of fine works and restoration.

Online Store

Soon, we will be offering the original works of all the artisans in the galleries for purchase on line.


I have appreciated the artistic abilities of many of my friends, wishing that I possessed them as well. While I may have some hidden talents, my appreciation for great work has always been there. The Gallery offers me a way to surround myself with truly beautiful expressions of what nature, including ourselves has to offer.

Richard Whitney, Owner of the Whitney Galleris

I’ve vacationed in Wells for years. I look for venues showing the best artwork in New England. I came across a very impressive new gallery, The Whitney Galleries. Its owner, Richard Whitney, also impressed me by giving talented artists a place to show their eclectic, multi-media works.  I shall continue to visit, you should also.

Jayne Krause, UMass Amherst

Maine is home to some of the greatest art on the east coast, with its natural beauty and rugged coastline as its catalyst. Rockland is a hub for this extraordinary showcasing. Visiting museums there becomes a transcendental experience. The same can be said of the Whitney Galleries in Wells with its infusion of the beautiful works of art from local artisans.

Robin Keus, Photographer/Videographer


Please get in touch with us if you would like to purchase any one of our great works of art, a project you would like to discuss or would like to possibly display some of your works.

We are more than happy to speak with you.

Mailing Address:
    PO Box 1090
    Wells, ME 04090

Gallery Address:
    1810 Post Rd, Wells ME 04090
    Phone: 207.216.9022

The Whitney Galleries

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