Contact Information:

Studio: By Appointment Only
Closed Late June - September

54 Hancock Street
Bar Harbor Maine 04609
(207) 288-4175
www.melitawesterlund.com


Biography:

Melita Westerlund's art education began with a year at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tunis, North Africa .  After returning to her native Finland, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki.  Melita received her MFA in sculpture from SUNY at Buffalo and then moved with her family to Bar Harbor.  There she established her studio where she has produced sculpture and cast paper art works for more than twenty years.  Her work can be seen in collections throughout New England.  Melita's large scale commissions grace many schools and public buildings in Maine and Massachusetts.  Melita is intrigued with various materials and her work in welded steel, wood, concrete and most recently, aluminum, reflects those interests.

Current Exhibitions

"Oceans Apart" is a celebration of 35 years of sculpture from the Finnish-born artist, Melita Westerlund. Westerlund has lived and created art on three continents. Residing in Bar Harbor since 1982, she regularly exhibits across New England and in her native Finland. 

At the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St, Lewiston, ME 04240, in the USM LAC Atrium Art Gallery
January 19th to May 27th. Monday through Thursday 8 AM - 8 PM
Reception April 1st, 5:00-7:00 PM
Contains pieces from the Davistown Museum Sculpture Garden, including "Sullivan's Laundromat."

 

An article in the Portland Press Herald about "Worldview" at the University of New England Art Gallery in Portland

 

A Melita Westerlund sculpture from the Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden will be displayed at Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal Maine:

STEEL AND STONE

Featuring SCULPTURE
by Stephen Porter and Roy Patterson
June 2nd - July 29th, 2012
Opening Reception Saturday, June 2nd from 5pm - 6:30pm

Open by Appointment 207-688-4468
www.junelacombesculpture.com
Stephen Porter designs and constructs precise abstract forms in stainless steel as well as granite. His sculptures have an elegant timeless quality as they animate their setting. Roy Patterson works in granite, marble and basalt and explores abstracted figurative forms that have an ancient resonance. Select work in these materials by other sculptors from the region will be shown at Hawk Ridge Farms' country home and gardens.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Boothbay, Maine

ON THE WING

July 1st - September 30th, 2012
Opening Reception Sunday, July 1st from 5pm - 6:30pm
Visit www.mainegardens.org for hours and admission

June LaCombe Sculpture


Work in the Davistown Museum Permanent Collection


Medusa Series III
Concrete, Cement, and Steel
Main Hall

Target
2001
Granite & Iron
Main Hall

Polychromed merry making: studies for steel sculpture
1988
Polychromed steel
MAG-5

Box Number 2
1995
Hand-cast paper
MAG-2

Staccato Series Number 2
1995
Hand cast paper
MAG-2

Gypsy Rose
1995
Polychromed welded steel
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden

Untitled
Polychromed welded steel
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden

Tribal Towers
Polychromed welded steel
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden


Elevated Topiary
Polychromed welded steel
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden


Medusa Series: Gaudi's Twist
Polychromed cement
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden

Why not?
Polychromed welded steel
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden


Sullivan's Laundry
Polychromed welded steel
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden


Opposite Prisms
Polychromed welded steel
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden

Balancing Act
Polychromed welded steel
11" x 12" x 4"
Main Hall


Medusa Series: Tropical Goddess
1998
Polychromed cement with inlay
Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden


Study
Hammered Metal on Wood (mixed)
5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
MAG-3

Sketch in copper
Polychromed welded steel
18" H x 20" L x 6" W
Main Hall


Mechanical Disadvantage
Polychromed welded steel
9" x 16"
Main Hall


Left Handed

Polychromed welded steel
12" x 13" x 5 "
Main Hall




Work in the Davistown Museum for Sale


Bits and Pieces # 2
2006
Steel, stone, wood, stain 40" x 12" x 16"
$2,900.00


Sketch in Red
Polychromed Iron
MAG-3
$1,500.00

Sketch with Spiral
Welded Iron
MAG-3
$1,500.00

Red Heat
Paper construction
3'w X 4'h
$1,900.00

Solstice Market Day
Paper construction
3'w X 4'h
$1,900.00

Northern Lights
Paper construction
3'w X 4'h
$1,900.00

4 Minute Egg
Polychromed metal
3'w x 5'h x 2'd
MAG-1
Sold

Forgotten Respite
Polychromed metal
3'w x 5'h x 2'd
MAG-5
Sold

Summer Rain
2007
Encaustic raised paper & wax
6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
MAG-7
$250.00

Falling Fruit
2007
Encaustic raised paper & wax
10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
MAG-5
$350.00


Red Line

2007
Encaustic raised paper & wax
10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
MAG-5
$350.00

Blue Danube
2007
Encaustic raised paper & wax
18 " x 18"
Main Hall
$1,200.00

Blue Bayou
2007
Encaustic raised paper & wax
18" x 18"
$1,200.00
Main Hall

Rhombus
2007
Polychromed steel
11" x 6"
MAG-5
$400.00

Afternoon of Quiet
2007
Polychromed steel
10 1/2" x 6 1/2"
MAG-5
$400.00

Shadow Series #8
2002
43" x 30"
MAG-7
$1,800.00


Bow Tie w/ Blue (Formal)
Polychromed aluminum
12" x 26" x 13"
MAG-4
$900.00

Bow Tie w/ Red (Formal)
Polychromed aluminum
13" x 26" x 10"
MAG-4
$900.00

Bow Tie w/ Yellow (Summer)
Polychromed aluminum
12" x 28" x 9"
MAG-4
$900.00


Sketch in copper

Hand-raised copper, wood
12" x 12"
MAG-5
$500.00

 

Work for Sale in other Galleries


Excentric Print Quality
Aluminium, acrylic paint
5' diameter
$5,000.00

Misplaced Invitation
Aluminium, acrylic paint
8'w x 6'h x 12"d
$9,000.00

Clear Day
Aluminum, paint, stainless steel
3'w x 6'h x 2'd
$4,500.00

Solstice Clouds
Aluminum, paint, stainless steel ~ 3'w X 6'h X 2'd
$4,500.00

 

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