Herbert Parsons

Grew up in New York City



One-person shows since 1965, in Maine, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, California

Group shows: in Maine incl The Gallery at 357 Main, Rockland, 1998-2005; Maine Coast Artists Gallery, Rockport, 1972-77, '83, '84, '91, '96, '02; Camden Falls Gallery, '02-'07 ; Northport Landing, '03- ; Univ of Maine at Augusta, '84, '87, '89, '92, '95; Islands of Maine Gallery/Archipelago, Rockland, since 1996, founding director; New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, '02- ; Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, '95-'97; Fox Islands Gallery, '95; Calderwood Hall Gallery, North Haven, 1985-2012, founder; Gallery One, Rockland, '88, '92; Common Ground Fair, Winsor, '88, '89, '91; Pine Tree Shop/Bayview Gallery, Camden & Portland, '84-'88; Stanford Gallery, Freeport, '82-'85; Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, '84; North Haven Gallery, '80-'84. And in Washington, Massachusetts, California, New York City, New Hampshire. Purchase Prize, Anacortes (Washington) Arts & Crafts Festival; 1979 First Prize, "Small Images/1974", Jack Glenn Gallery, San Diego


University of Maine at Augusta, Thomaston Center, 1984-94: Art History, Drawing, Design

Skagit Valley College, Oak Harbor & Mt Vernon, Wash campuses, 1976-84: Studio, Art History

North Haven Community School, Adult Educ, 1982-83

United World College, Anacortes, Wash, 1982

Commonwealth School, Boston, 1968-76; Faculty Trustee, 1972-73

La Jolla (Calif) Museum of Contemporary Art, Artist-in-Residence, 1973-74

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Div of Public Educ, 1964-71: gallery talks, adult educ studio; headed a pilot program for high school students with studio & gallery classes; wrote & hosted 3 WGBH "Museum Open House" programs, televised nationally

Harvard University, Lowell House: Life Drawing, 1968-69

Greater Boston Area Arts Project, Director of the Art Workshop, 1968

Cambridge (Massachusetts) Art Center for Children, 1965-66


Calderwood Hall Graphics, North Haven: T-shirts, glassware, cards, posters, hooked rugs, custom designs. Clients have included DownEast Magazine, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, The Athletics Congress, Nike, Runner's World & Running Times magazines, Cross Country Journal, the Universities of Washington, Oregon, Texas, Occidental, Harvard, many clubs, special events, newsletters

Calderwood Hall Gallery, 1984–2012, exhibiting the work of local artists/craftspeople -
Click here to see Calderwood Hall


US Coast Guard, Reserves, 1961-69

Mt Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, orderly, 1962-64


Music: "12 Miles Out", vocal & guitar duo,1985-2002

Distance running: since 1953, incl 6 Boston Marathons; 5 national age-group rankings &/or championship placings, 1976-2002; Coach, North Haven Community School, 1995-2010 ; Anacortes Jr HS, '75

Sailing: started the sailing classes, North Haven Yacht Club, 1960; worked as a paid hand on 56' sloop; as pilot/guide to the Maine coast for Walter Cronkite; crew, Seattle Yacht Club Boat-of-the-Year, '81; KSSS Exchange to Sweden, '57; 4 Bermuda Races; New England Interscholastic Sailing Champion, '55; North Haven YC, officer '84-'11

Drama: actor, singer, director &/or set designer in many productions, incl Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Carol, many Gilbert & Sullivan, many Shakespeare, Little Women

Writing/Coordinating/Illustration: North Haven News, 1982-2008, Co-Editor.

Writing: Inter-Island News, Cross Country Journal, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Maine Voices Project, Points East

"A Certain Darkness" - Island Journal

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