August 2007: Julian Sacks & Shanna Wheelock

August’s exhibition at the Harlow Gallery will feature the work of two very talented Maine artists.


Julian Sacks of Whitefield will present a collection of exquisite watercolors and prints depicting landscapes of Maine and abroad.  Sacks is a long time member of the Kennebec Valley Art Association.  At Art2006, the annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery, one of Sack’s watercolor paintings was awarded the prestigious Juror’s Choice Prize.  Of his artistic career, Sacks states,

“I have enjoyed drawing and painting since childhood.  After retiring from practicing psychiatry 13 years ago I applied myself full-time to art.  My main interest is watercolor painting, mainly landscapes and seascapes, but also portraits and still-lifes.  I paint mostly outdoors and from live models.  Recently I have become interested in print-making (monotypes, etching and lithographs.”


Shanna Wheelock lives and works in Lubec, dividing her time between teaching public school art and her art studio in the barn.  Her sculptural clay vessels and woven tapestries are inspired by a deep connection to nature, spirit and myth and contemporary social issues such as war and feminism. Wheelock grew up here in the Kennebec Corridor where she graduated from Gardiner Area High School.  She studied fine art at the University of Southern Maine and has shown her work thoughout Maine, and as far away as Tennessee.