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Memorial Day Weekend …. as always a time for reflection on friends and family who have served, our own service and the contributions to and sacrifices made for our country. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force … all of us within our community have put aside our personal lives for a time to support our country, keeping it strong and safe. BZ to all.

Friday, May 26th 5pm

'Proudly She Served'
featuring the artwork of five women Veterans.

at The Peace Gallery
112 Main Street, Damariscotta ME

Genevieve Bucci DeLisle - Marine, painter and Bernie's inspiration for this show
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Marsh - Kelsey Towle
Kelsey Towle, one of the artists represented at The Peace Gallery, and (right) one of her paintings "The Marsh"

                    “Are these by a woman?”

Here at The Peace Gallery, I often hear this refrain as people browse our art. Having grown up
with a World War II Marine Corps Veteran mother, this question comes as no surprise. Women
Veterans do not get the recognition they earned and deserve.

On Memorial Day weekend, The Peace Gallery celebrates its one-year anniversary with the
grand opening of our summer exhibition “Proudly She Served,” featuring the artwork of five
women Veterans. We will showcase the dynamic work of these women all summer, along with
work by other newly featured Veteran artists. The show will run from Memorial Day through

The Peace Gallery has accomplished much in our first year. Last summer’s show was a World
War II retrospective. It was a powerful and moving presentation, attracting more than 5,000
visitors to the gallery and Damariscotta. An additional 2,000 people frequented our space for
wellness classes, monthly coffee houses, creative workshops, and other community events. We look forward to what this Summer will bring!


Bernie DeLisle, Director and Cofounder

Our Purpose 

To showcase and support the creative works of veterans by providing a mixed-use arts space that fosters understanding and connection between veterans and the wider community.


We encourage anyone who would like to learn more about our efforts here to reach out! Send us an email, check out our social media or subscribe to receive updates right to your email. We are passionate about this project and love to answer any questions!


To get the Peace Gallery up and running and keep this beautiful space open to our community and visitors alike we do rely on donations and the goodwill of others. There are so many opportunities here to bring people together in an accessible location in the heart of Damariscotta. If you share our passion, please consider donating below. Any and every little bit helps.

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