The Crooker Gallery

by Sandy Burne
Now in the Crooker Gallery

Sandy Burne – a selection of acrylics and pastels; August 2-30, 2021.

Sandy Burne is an artist from Kennebunkport, Maine. Sandy grew up close to nature, living on a farm and exploring surrounding woodlands, meadows and orchards. Farm buildings, old sheds, cellar holes, and stone walls capture her interest and a move to the coast opened up the world of beaches, marshes, and shorebirds. She delights in their beauty which is reflected in her art.

Sandy has taught elementary school, illustrated a cookbook, done architectural drawings, designed and made quilts, and painted decorative decoys of shorebirds. Her art has been shown in many area exhibitions including with Pastel Painters of Maine and Goose Rocks Beach Association. Sandy is a member of Maine Women in the Arts.



Spring Transformation by Isabelle Gardiner

Virtual Exhibit

MSAD75 Student Art Exhibit / June 5 – July 2, 2021

This exhibit features 66 works of art from student artists across our community, kindergarten through twelfth grades, and reflects the hard work of our talented art teachers.

Enter the exhibit here.

Note: It is recommended that you choose “start guided tour” to be brought to the first item in the exhibit. You may then pause the tour and use the navigation arrows to move through at your own pace. To view student names and information about each artwork, click on the artwork itself and then click the circled “i” that appears in the upper right hand corner.

To view archived virtual exhibits, please click here.


Our business is about building, what better investment than a library. Ted Crooker

The Crooker Gallery has been provided through the generosity of Harry C. Crooker & Sons general contractors. Foremost in sponsoring local projects, Harry C. Crooker and Sons has shown a consistent commitment to our community for many years.

Thanks to the Crooker family, hidden in plain sight inside the Topsham Public Library, is Topsham’s first public art gallery. This gallery, created to provide a place where art is accessible to everyone, is host to a diverse display of artistic expression throughout the year. We have seen wood carving, ceramics, photography, and painting. There has even been a display of exotic hats and Japanese kimonos. It is also the home to our annual judged art and photography exhibits: The Joy of Art and The Joy of the Lens.

Meet Our Gallery Coordinator.
As a mom to three budding artists and a life-long lover of the arts, Monique Marchilli-Barker is thrilled to take on the role of our Gallery Coordinator. She fully embraces our belief that art should be accessible to all and is committed to offering exhibits that reflect the talent and narrative of our community and Maine at large.