Welcome to this electronic portal to the Argosy Gallery, a living link to the over 150 year tradition of fine art in Acadia and Mount Desert Island. The gallery’s approximately 36 artists either reside in Maine or come to paint here from elsewhere in the U.S. They are among the finest living artists capturing for posterity the beauty of this area in American traditional and impressionist styles. While browsing these web pages, you may compile a list of particular works for purchase or further inquiry (as described in the section "HOW to ORDER"), or simply enjoy the collection and add the gallery to the itinerary for your next visit to Bar Harbor.
The Argosy Gallery is owned and operated by Amy Stapleton Sidman. With formal training in art history and prior experience in fine art sales, Amy opened the Argosy Gallery in 1996 and has assembled an outstanding collection of original works by some of America’s leading painters. Her knowledge and enthusiasm have attracted the loyal support of both distinguished artists and collectors from novice to experienced. Many customers have become long-term friends of the gallery who enjoy following "their" artists’ careers. Spanning a price range from under $100 to over $10,000, the gallery’s work is accessible to a wide range of budgets.
This web site was inaugurated in the summer of 1999, and changes regularly as new artists are listed and works arrive and are sold. The web site follows and complements the gallery’s highly successful winter catalogue. We keep the site up-to-date so that viewers can both appreciate the caliber of the gallery and select specific paintings on which to follow up. If you are interested in particular paintings or artists, please visit the site frequently, as the gallery and website experience heavy traffic especially during the summer, and individual works are sometimes sold in a single day. Also, if you want to be on a mailing list for specific artists, or just have questions, please telephone us at 207-288-9226 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, as a favor, please tell us when you visit or call if you have learned about the gallery or a particular painting from this web site.
In closing, we hope you enjoy this electronic gallery, and look forward to seeing you in Bar Harbor or talking to you on the telephone!