Art & Quilts

The Carey Art Gallery at Skidompha

The Carey Art Gallery was established in memory of Parker and Joyce Carey of Damariscotta. They were, in the words of library director Pam Gormley, “devoted and tireless volunteers for Skidompha.”

Parker, whose favorite library job was re-shelving books, was also for many years co-manager of the Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop. Works displayed at the Carey Gallery include art, crafts, photography, and posters, with preference given to local artists.

If you’re interested in displaying your art in the Carey Art Gallery, contact us for more information.

Atrium Quilt Display

A stunning display of quilts, handmade by local artists, hangs prominently in the Atrium. The display rotates regularly, so be sure to check often for something new. If you’re interested in displaying your quilts in the library, contact us for more information.

Art Alcove

The Art Alcove, located the east corner of the Mezzanine, contains a sizable collection of illustrated art books.

Barbara Cooney Display Case

This display case is dedicated to Barbara Cooney, a well-known author and illustrator of children’s books who lived in Damariscotta. The case contains photos, sketches, and her two Caldecott medals.