Carver Hill Gallery first opened in 2005 as a show-house gallery on a five acre estate in rural Rockport. An old, meticulously renovated cape served as a showroom for Maine made art and furniture. Twelve rooms in the main house were appointed with stunning furnishings by some of Maine's finest craftsman, and the art adorning the walls was rotated frequently for art openings. The attached barn served as an event space/concert hall featuring Indie art films and Internationally known folk musicians.
Five years later, founder Jana Halwick opened a second location on Main Street in Rockland to drive more tourist traffic to the off-the-beaten-path location in Rockport. The success of the Rockland location and the overwhelming responsibility of the estate location (and two very energetic sons!) led to the consolidation of the galleries two years later. With a slightly heavy heart but a big sigh of relief, the estate gallery in Rockport closed and the Rockland location was able to focus on fine art. Many galleries in the state at the time were showing exclusively local art, as it's no surprise that the breathtaking beauty of Maine attracts and inspires creatives. This was clearly a no-brainer, but to separate itself from its predecessors (who were doing a stellar job of showing high-end Maine work) Carver Hill made the decision to expand its artist roster to include not only Maine artists, but talented artists from all over the world.
Small Business and Corporate Sales
Carver Hill has worked with businesses around the country in purchasing original artwork for their public and private spaces. We are happy to meet with you about your needs, or we will happily work remotely. We have personally delivered and shipped art all over the U.S. and overseas.
Carver Hill excels in commission work and has designed major jewelry collections, commissioned portraits, outdoor sculpture, wall art and high-end artisan made furniture for clients. We welcome inquiries for available options and pricing. We have relationships with many more artists than our website represents, please let us know if you seek something you do not see and we will do our best to accommodate you.
For Artists Interested in Submitting Work
Gallery artists are juried by several people with various, diverse qualifying credentials. Sorry, but we can not view work from walk-ins, and will make appointments based on preliminary contact through the mail or website if we feel the work will fit with our collection and/or needs at the time. For preliminary contact we ask for an artist’s statement, abbreviated resume or CV, a website link if applicable, and an email attachment with up to 5 jpegs (if you have more than one body of work or work in more than one medium you may submit 5 for each). In lieu of the above, you may snail mail a CD, photos, or slides – up to 20 images. Please understand that in our busy season reviewing work takes time and unsolicited portfolios will not be returned. Thank you for your interest.