The Wiscasset Bay Gallery started as a small, upstairs space on Front Street in Bath in 1985. One year later, we relocated to the village of Wiscasset, along the Sheepscot River. By 1997, the Gallery had expanded again to Main Street, Wiscasset in the historic Wawenock building. We are currently located at 75 Main Street (directly to the left of our gallery on Route 1) while repairs to the Wawenock building are completed. Our new space includes two floors of exhibition galleries where we continue to showcase fine American and European paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including works by William Trost Richards, Rockwell Kent, Jay Hall Connaway, S.P.R. Triscott, Charles Woodbury, Abraham Bogdanove, William Zorach and others. Changing exhibitions of contemporary New England and Maine art are also featured on a monthly schedule.
Customers may now purchase works of art directly from our website. For details about the e-commerce aspect of our website check out our FAQ.
The Wiscasset Bay Gallery’s clientele includes a devoted and loyal customer base from the United States, Canada and Europe. We have also placed many fine works of art in corporate and museum collections across the country.
We welcome you to visit us on the beautiful coast of Maine. The gallery is located along Route 1 only 45 minutes north of Portland and 15 minutes from Boothbay Harbor.
Originally from Chattanooga, Keith Oehmig, Director, founded the Wiscasset Bay Gallery in 1985. Keith has a deep knowledge of art history and enjoys seeking out and acquiring fine art for the gallery. He is also an artist, with works in private collections around the world and in several museums, including the Portland Museum of Art and the New Britain Museum of American Art. Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History from Principia College and a Master of Fine Arts with Distinction from Pratt Institute.
Cordelia Oehmig joined the Wiscasset Bay Gallery in 2005 as Associate Director. She grew up on Islesboro and in Brooklin, Maine. She graduated from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts in German Civilization and a minor in Art History. Cordelia is a photographer and has studied at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport. Her most recent project has been documenting the Amish and Menonites at the beaches in Sarasota, Florida