View articles about the gallery in July/August issues of Art New England and Artscope
Mission of the Gallery:
Artist Anita Loomis established Loomis Gallery, LLC in 2020. The gallery is a for profit business, located at 121 Dennett Rd., Kittery, ME 03904, which occupies approximately 400 square feet of original gallery and studio space. Loomis Gallery is committed to providing a venue for professional regional artists that reflects a diverse sampling of original work on a rotating basis. The mission of her gallery has three objectives.
About the Director, Anita Loomis:
Founder of Loomis Gallery, Anita Loomis, is an accomplished professional artist who also has many years of experience working in professional art establishments, as an accomplished professional artist in her own right, and in public service administration and education. Details of her professional qualifications can be found by viewing her CV located on her studio’s website, www.anitaloomis.com. Loomis Gallery was established during Covid-19, a time when many assessed their life’s priorities and accomplishments, their own mortality and their values. For Anita, it was time to move closer to her children and open the gallery and studio that her life’s work has prepared her for. Leaving her art teaching position in Massachusetts, she and her husband, Paul, moved to Maine and established the small gallery in Kittery. She describes the gallery as “mini but mighty”, making the most of available resources to provide a space that offers a variety of high quality contemporary art as well as art education experiences. Starting a venture during a pandemic is challenging, but Anita has never shied away from a challenge. She looks forward to sharing her love and appreciation of visual art and craftsmanship with others.
Issue cover and feature article. Someday is Now: Kittery's Loomis Gallery. Article by critic Linda Chestney on the new contemporary art gallery in Kittery. Includes images or five artist's work, p 30-31
Magazine's Destination New England feature. Loomis Gallery is one of the art galleries recommended in the Maine seacoast area. Includes gallery images; p 50-51
UMVA Spring 2021 journal issue includes Member Showcase: Anita Loomis, Marcie Bronstein, Eric Taubert. Article discusses Loomis' move to Maine and ways Covid effected art and life decisions. Includes art images; p 50-51
Valentine's day feature article, Art is Love, Featuring the artwork of local artists of the Kittery Art Association including Anita Loomis. Section D; pg 1-2
Art pricing is carefully set based on the market value of the artist's professional sales history. Therefore, there is a wide range of pricing present in the gallery. If the art you love is out of reach at the present time, we can offer a solution that allows you up to 90 days to pay for your piece.
We want to make sure you are comfortable making your purchase and happy with your artwork once you have it at home. Sometimes, an installed piece of art does not work in a space as anticipated. We can remove that anxiety by offering a full refund for artwork purchased. To qualify for a full refund, return the original artwork purchased in its original condition, and with its original packaging, within 10 days of purchase. Please reach out to our office for preapproval, or with any questions. This offer does not apply to shipping charges or privately commissioned artwork.
One objective of the gallery's mission is to support regional artists by offering their work for exhibit and sale. Our gallery space is limited, but artwork is expected to rotate rather quickly. At this time, we are actively accepting art submittals from emerging and mid-career artists. Currently, we can only consider traditional 2D & 3D work, no greater than 36" in any direction. We can not consider video, film or installation pieces. Please keep in mind that all artwork in the gallery must be for sale. Please allow 4 weeks for a response.
To submit your artwork for consideration please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title SUBMITTALS-Your Name:
The gallery will be closed due to Covid quarantine. However, do explore the website and enjoy the artwork offered. Please call or email me with any inquiries.
We'll be back up and running soon:) Best Wishes, Anita