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Collaboration (being two or more), started at sea twenty-two years ago.

History gave us the American genre of printmaking: The white-line color woodcut.

Books as objects offer dimension,  structure and transportability to our images.

Art, as a way of life, brought us to Provincetown, then Maine and  Provence.

Geography holds environments and inspiration, while our families anchor us.

Ars longa, vita brevis

Kim Messer Villard et Philippe Gabriel Villard



    To develop a pictorial collection of hand bound numbered individual impressions, with the general title North Atlantic Peninsula, and the specific title The Boothbay Peninsula Environment Presented in White-line Color Woodblock Prints; to appear in 10 numbered volumes subtitled: Tide Pools, Mycologic, Shellfish, Wildflowers, Wetlands and Amphibians, Insects and Berries, Trees and Birds, Marine Mammals and Sea Birds, Land Mammals, People and Fish.

Art Colony Editions / Villard Studios
     Geographically located amongst the peninsula’ s rich resources of nature, scholars, and fishermen,
the Villards’ studios trace contemporary and historical collaborative bridges back to the regions long-lived art colony.  These handmade artists’ books evolve from 20 years of printmaking, a lifetime interest in color theory, and the suspicion that, within diverse perspectives, aesthetics outweigh ugliness.

Selected Exhibitions by

(Collaborative artists)

Philippe was born 1958 in Paris, France
Kim was born 1957 in Boston, Ma. USA

2012 * Le Cannet des Maures Cultural Center, Var, France
* Art et Vin, Domaine de Murennes, La Mole, Var, France

2011 * Boothbay harbor Memorial Library, ME
Boothbay Region Art Foundation, Juried Art Show Boothbay Harbor, ME
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Artists in Residence, Boothbay, ME
* Le Prince de Provence, Vidauban, Var, France
* Art et Vin, Domaine de Murennes, Var, France
La Mole Cultural Center, Culture & Patrimoine,Var, France

2010 Aboard Queen Mary 2, Eastbound Transatlantic: L’Estampe Américaine
(Lecture in French; the American White-line Color Woodblock Print)
Boothbay Region Art Foundation, Juried Art Show, ME
* Studio 53, Boothbay Harbor, ME
* Un Air de Rien, Collobrières, France

2009 Gleason Fine Art , Portland, ME
Village des Arts, Collobrieres, France
Boatbuilders’s Festival Art Show, East Boothbay, ME
Mediathèque du Pont-du-Las, Toulon, France
Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, ME

2008 Conseil Général du Var, Toulon, France -
Concours Carnets VoyAgeuRs (1st Prize) Hyères, France
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, MN 
Columbia College Chicago Center for book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

2007 UAA/APU Consortium Library, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
* Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH               
Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library, NY

2006 Center For Maine Contemporary Art, Juried Print Show, Rockport, ME
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, ME
Village des Arts, Collobrières, France

2005 Les Mots Passants, Hyeres, France
PAAM, Provincetown Art Museum, Cape Cod, MA
Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, ME
* Kendall Art Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2004 Penobscott Bay Maritime Museum, Searsport, ME
* Northeast Fine Arts Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, ME
Fondation Taylor, juried Woodblock Print Show, Paris, France
Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2003 PAAM, Provincetown Art Museum, Cape Cod, MA. USA
Outstanding! Friends of the Coast, Newcastle, ME.
* Nice Cote d'Azur International Airport, The Art and the collector , France
Maine Art Gallery, Figures & Faces ,Wiscasset, ME
Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Pictures at an Exhibition
Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2002 La Fête du Vin, Domaine de la Giscle, Grimaud, France
Lincoln Arts, Boothbay Region Boatyard, Southport, ME
Maine PBS show @ the Governor’s Blaine House, Augusta, ME
Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, ME
2001 Douglas Gimbel Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, ME
2000 Portland Museum of Art, Bi-annual Print & Photo Show, Portland, ME
Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME.
Round Top Center for the Arts, Damariscotta, ME 1999 * Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay harbor, ME
1998 5ème Salon des Peintres, Grimaud, Grimaud, France
1997 * Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, ME
1996 Provincetown Art Assoc. & Museum The Provincetown Print
Provincetown Art Assoc. & Museum Members Juried Show
Gold/Smith Gallery Mermaids of Maine
1995 * Gallery Matrix , Provincetown, MA.
1994 * Gallery Matrix, Provincetown, MA.
1993 * Gallery Matrix, Provincetown, MA.
1992 * Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, ME.
1991 * Gallery Opera, Provincetown, MA.
1990 * French Cultural Center, Burundi, Central Africa
1988 * Babalouis Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
1987 * United Nations Staff House, Kabul, Afghanistan
1986 * Evian Water Exhibit Hall, Evian, France
Foire Internationale de La Roche-sur-Foron, France *Solo Exhibitions
Permanent public collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Grolier Club, New York, NY
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, ME
Boothbay Region Land Trust, ME
Bowdoin College Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, ME
Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA.
Wellfleet Public Library, Cape Cod, MA
Association Jean Chieze, Paris, France
Published exposure:
Fine Books & Collection, Book Arts, Nov/Dec. 2008 Art Colony Editions
Maine Sea Grant Report, cover art, Published 2005, University of Maine
NOAA 2005 Lunar Calendar, artwork, University of Maine
Red House, published June 2004, Viking Press:
Part one & two illustrations.
Colonial Home Magazine, August 1996, Traditional Treasures in Truro
Provincetown Magazine, October 1993, Cover art.
Practical Homeowner, February 1991, Strokes of Genius
Yankee Home Magazine, February 1989, The house...






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