Jana Halwick, Jesse Tobias Designs to combine talents in Camden location
CAMDEN — Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main Street in Rockland, and Jessie Tobias Design, 64 Bayview Street in Camden, will be combining their respective talents and collaborating on future projects starting November 1st of this year. Jana Halwick, who has owned Carver Hill Gallery since 2006, will be leaving her current location in Rockland and hosting pop-up shows with interior designer Jessie Tobias in her Camden waterfront location, and possibly other locations, as well. Halwick will continue to carry inventory and represent many of the artists currently on the roster at Carver Hill Gallery and will be available to show work to new and current clients by appointment. She will also be offering art consulting, sourcing, space revamping (using what you already have) and installation services.
Carver Hill Gallery opened as a show-house gallery in 2005 in an 11 room renovated cape on Meadow Street, meticulously restored by Dyke Messler. Halwick, and then business partner Kathryn Matlack, sourced fine craft and furnishings to stage the house as though it were occupied. Visual artists were selected to hang work on the walls, and each room was designed and appointed with everything you would see in a fine home; all of it was for sale. The art was changed out for monthly openings, and new artists would be featured. A 1200 square foot attached barn was winterized and with the help of local friend Sarah Baldwin, used as an event space for concerts and parties, hosting many well-known folk musicians such as Arlo Guthrie and his daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar, and Grammy nominee Rushad Eggleston. The space became known as “The Cider Barn” because of the three gorgeous apple trees standing prominently in front of the building. Over the years, Cider Barn events included indie films, artist receptions, and “hootenanny” style dance parties. In 2010, the gallery added a second location in Rockland, and continued to operate both locations until its consolidation to Rockland in 2012.
Jessie Tobias Design opened in Maine in 2015, and has been growing rapidly since. Tobias attended The New York School of Interior Design. She lived in New York from 2000-2005, where she worked as a furniture buyer, set designer, and freelance interior designer. Later in 2005, Tobias moved back to Maine, where she grew up, to start a family. After focusing most of her time on her young family, she and her brother ran the Bamboo Bike Studio in Camden. When time permitted, Jessie made the decision to return to her original love of design and creating spaces and homes that her clients have always dreamed of. In a few short years Jessie Tobias Design has grown to the point where it needs more hands. The company looks forward to having Hawick join their team, who will enthusiastically segue in right away with a commitment to be in Camden by November 1. Halwick will continue to bring great art to Mid-coast Maine moving forward.
Future plans for the waterfront location (right next to the Camden Yacht Club on the water)at 64 Bayview Street include retail home furnishings.
Stay tuned for updates on their websites: jessetobiasdesign.com and carverhillgallery.com, Instagram, and Facebook. Jessie Tobias Design can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 207-319-2788. Jana Halwick can be reached by emailing email@example.com or 207-594-7745.