"The Entree Gallery at Coolin Bay will open for the season on Memorial Weekend with Nature’s Palette, featuring the oils and acrylics of Coeur d’Alene artist Mary Maxam. The exhibit, which runs May 22 –June 30, will highlight the artist’s lively bold color and brushwork, ranging from still life and landscapes to colorful fly-fishing scenes.

An art instructor for many years, and member of The National Watercolor Society and Northwest Watercolor Society, Maxam’s work can be found in regional galleries and national exhibitions, as well as in several books and magazine articles.

One of Maxam’s newest pieces, a mountainous waterfall landscape, will be available at The Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce annual “People Helping People” auction, held on May 23rd. The community is cordially invited to attend an artist reception for Maxam on Sunday, May 24 from 2-4 pm at the Coolin gallery.

The Entree Gallery, now at two locations, presents affordable art by over 140 regional artists. The gallery at Reeder Bay, located just 2 miles east of Nordman at 1755 Reeder Bay Rd, can be contacted at 208 443-2001. The Entree Gallery at Coolin Bay, located at 379 Bay View Road, can be contacted at (208) 443-2002. Both galleries open daily at 10am."

Photo: Rocky Blues, Acrylic on Canvas