Welcome to Main Street Life. This blog is intended to follow the life of a Maine Scenic Photographer as she travels along Main Street. I hope you enjoy reading about life in Maine and the many adventures that take place.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

A New Year Brings New Excitement

Sevastra Photography expands and opens Maine Photography Studio. The studio's primary focus will be Fine Art Portraits. Contact me at Brenda@sevastra.com for
  • Corporate Headshots
  • Newborns & Toddlers
  • Tweens & Teens
  • Families & Friends
  • HS & College Seniors
  • Events ~ Weddings, Elopements, Reunions
The studio is located in the heart of Lewiston at 145 Lisbon Street, Suite 604. and is open only by appointment. With the official split of the two businesses comes lots of changes to the studio, website and social media pages. If you get a chance stop by and check it out. Here are some links to get you started. If you like what you see and want to keep up on whats happening at the studio be sure to LIKE our Facebook page.  LIKE us on facebook

Maine Photography Studio gets a new logo.

 Our website is under construction Visit us on the web!
Watch for future blogs where we will have some images of the studio and our friends.

 We will be holding mini session specials monthly. Watch our Facebook page for available dates.

 Sevastra Photography will maintain its focus on Fine Art for Home & Office while the studio location will work on building local relationships with our friends and community in Maine.

If you enjoy inspirational quotes stop by our Sevastra Facebook page as LIKE us.
The name Sevastra spells ART SAVES backwards and that just what it does. For me its a passion of beauty that feeds the soul. If you have never visted Sevastra's website, please take a moment to stop by. Sevastra has two websites. To order prints directly via email or phone from Sevastra visit the main site SEVASTRA if you like ordering prints online that include mats, frames, canvas gallery wrapped prints or holiday cards stop by the direct order site here --> Finished and Framed Sevastra Site

Either way we hope you will follow us on this journey of expansion. TTYL~ Brenda

Friday, May 10, 2013

Art2013 Opens May 10, 2013

Come out and visit Harlow Art Gallery in historic Hallowell, Maine for the opening of their annual juried show Art2013 on May 10th 2013.

The opening of Art2013 starts at 5:00pm, with an awards ceremony starting at 6pm. Cash prizes sponsored by Art Collector Maine, The Bank of Maine, Aucocisco Gallery and Maine Film Center.   The opening is free and open to the public.

The 18th annual juried show was judged by Bob Keyes (Arts Reporter at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram) and Dan Kany (Art Review at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram)  60 works of art by 48 artists were juried into the exhibition, out of a total of 334  works submitted by 123 artists. The show will be on display until June 1, 2013

I am very pleased to be included in the 48 artists who are in the show this year.

The Harlow Art Gallery is located 160 Water Street in downtown Hallowell.  
Wed & Sat noon-6 pm, Thu & Fri noon - 8pm
(Except when we are between shows.)
Also open by chance or by appointment.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Maine Photography Show 2013

The Maine Photography Show is the annual premier juried gallery show of photography in Maine. The show takes place at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation (BRAF) gallery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The 2013 show is on exhibit April 13 though May 3rd, 2013 and includes some of the best photographers in the state. If you have a chance be sure to stop by One Townsend Avenue and ask June to show you around the gallery. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The gallery sits right on the corner in the heart of town.


I always love it when my photo is included near the front door but reality is not everyone's can be and anyhow I was really pleased to see that it was placed right next to the Black and White First Place Winner- The Final Good-Bye - by Charles Laurier Dufour. I truly admire his work.
Below is my image that was selected to be in the show.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

50th Anniversary of the Windjammer Festival June 24-27th, 2012

Boothbay Harbor, Maine will celebrate 50 years of Windjammer Days June 24th-June27th, 2012.

The festivities will include Pancake Breakfast's, Antique Boat Parade, Waterfront Pirate's attack the harbor, be sure to watch your manners or you may even be asked to walk the plank!

On Wednesday the Windjammer Fleet will be arriving in full sail in the harbor. If you are feeling adventurous sign up for a harbor tour. Cap'n Fishs Cruises will be meeting the windjammers further out into the ocean and following them into port. It's a wonderful opportunity for photographers to take pictures of the windjammers out in the open ocean under full sail.

To finish the event off be sure to stay in town for the street parade and fireworks! Click here http://www.boothbayharbor.com/media/documents/WJD-Schedule.pdf for a complete listing of events.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Windjammer Festival the Boothbay Harbor Arts Foundation Gallery will have a special exhibit focusing on windjammers. Be sure to check it out while in town. The gallery is located at one Townsend Avenue right in the heart of Boothbay Harbor.

My contribution to the festival will be on display(pictured above) and available for purchase at the gallery along with 8 other unframed works for customers who prefer to purchase unframed artwork for traveling ease. Be sure to visit the photography room on the second floor.

Can't make it to the festival? Want to enjoy the harbor? On Friday evening July 6th from 5-7pm the gallery will be hosting it's opening reception. The reception is open to the public. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists, including myself. After the opening McSeagull's is the place to visit for some wonderful food and entertainment.

I hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hot Summer Nights

What are you doing on Friday Night? The signs of Summer are all around on this special start to the summer season.

On May 25th The Boothbay Harbor Regional Art Foundation will kickoff summer with a special Grand Opening Reception from 5-7pm. Enjoy the cool breezes of summer along with some of Maine's finest art. Area artists are expected to be on hand at this fun festive event. It's sure to have something for everyone. Pleased note this is an indoor event at 1 Townsend Avenue in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

If you an art collector, what a great time to meet the fine artists who love Maine and spend their time capturing it's beauty for all to enjoy. The gallery has photography and paintings hanging for you to view, admire and take home with you, as well as special pricing and great values in the bin art area. Bin art is an opportunity for collectors to purchase a quality print, already dry mounted and matted ready for framing.

Sevastra Photography will have images framed and available in the bin art area.
After the event be sure to stop by one of Boothbay Harbor's wonderful restaurants. I know I'll be enjoying my time at McSeagull's one of Boothbay's finest. My favorite? Everything!

Hope to see you at the gallery grand opening. The Boothbay Harbor Art Gallery is located at 1 Townsend Avenue on the corner. Be sure to look for the blue awning. The fun starts at 5pm!

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Summer in Maine

Wow that sounds really nice doesn't it?
Summer in Maine conjures up visions of spending the day in Coo's Canyon collecting pollywog's, looking for unique river rocks to make a cool sculpture, panning for gold in the Swift River, Flyfishing in the Kennebec and lounging in the canyons for a relaxing rushing river water massage. That's just a speck of what type of healthy fun Maine has to offer it's residents and summer visitors.

Once someone visits Maine they will never be the same again. Quaint fishing village's, antique stores, art galleries,lighthouses and scenic harbor vista's dot Route 1. Just when you think it couldn't get any better... You turn a corner and you can see the mountains and walk along waterfalls on the Appalachian trail.

As a scenic photographer I could not ask to live any closer to some of the best scenery in the nation. If you are interested in having a little bit of Maine all to yourself at home please take a moment and visit my website www.sevastra.com or brenda-giasson.artistwebsites.com .

If your lucky enough to visit Maine please be sure to stop picturesque Boothbay Harbor and visit the Boothbay Harbor Regional Art Foundation Gallery, located in the heart of Boothbay Harbor at 1 Townsend Avenue. They offer the very best artwork created by Maine's resident painters and photographers.

For those of you that are already fortunate enough to be in Maine please be sure to stop by the Maine Photography Show. The show opens to the public on Saturday, April 14, and continues to Saturday, May 5. The exhibition takes place at the gallery of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation,at One Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor and is considered to be the premiere photography show of the year. Upcoming events in Maine: Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Festival 6/24-6/27/2012 Rockland Lobster Festival 8/1-8/5/2012 Maine Open Lighthouse Day 9/15/2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Color Your World~For Free

Just a quick snippet...did you know that this Saturday, March 17, 2012 your local Ace Hardware store will help you find your Soul Paint, your perfect match... For FREE!!

That's right! Be sure to visit their website by clicking here , print out the coupon to qualify for a free quart of your Soul Paint.

I know what I'm doing this Saturday. Do you ??