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Artfellows Cooperative Gallery records, 1980-1997

Artfellows Cooperative Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 2.7 Linear feet

Summary: The Artfellows Cooperative Gallery records measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1980 to 1997. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through administrative records, files pertaining to a gallery-sponsored mural project in Belfast, Maine, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Artfellows Cooperative gallery was founded in Belfast, Maine, in 1980 by twenty local artists looking to exhibit and sell their work, engage in dialogue, and increase the community's knowledge and enjoyment of art. It was located on the first floor of 16 Main Street; the second floor served as a studio for painter Lois Dodd. The gallery had over thirty members at its height, and in its 17 years of existence, received regional and national recognition from the press and other well-known galleries.

Provenance

The collection was donated in several installments. Components were donated in 1999 by Artfellows Cooperative Gallery via Janice Kasper, in 2000 by Artfellows Cooperative Gallery via Mr. Dana Strout, former president, and in 2004 by Artfellows Cooperative Gallery via Stew Henderson, founding member.

Language Note

English .

Funding

The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.