About Us

Established in 2010 by Tyra Hanson, The Gallery at Somes Sound is located on Mount Desert Island in the small town of Somesville, Maine.  We feature paintings, studio furniture and sculpture from some of the finest contemporary artists of national standing.

In addition to the artists and furniture makers The Gallery at Somes Sound traditionally represents, the continued cooperative venture with Pritam & Eames puts us in touch with work by artist-craftsmen who were influential during the studio furniture movement dating back to the 1960's. 

The Gallery at Somes Sound and Pritam & Eames share a long-term commitment to 21st-century fine art and fine furniture

Please visit the Inventory page to view the works of our diverse and distinguished artists.

 

Tyra Hanson, Director, The Gallery at Somes Sound

Tyra Hanson is the owner and Director of The Gallery at Somes Sound.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Furniture Masters Institute, she is the co-founder of the Maine Prison Outreach Program and is a member of The Furniture Society.  She continues to serve on various committees on  MDI to include the Land & Garden Preserve ArtWorks! Exhibition.  She is a strong supporter of Friends of Acadia and other local non-profit organizations on Mount Desert Island.  In addition to The Gallery at Somes Sound, Tyra Hanson owns and operates Frenchman's Bay Planning & Design, Inc. , offering design services and creative space planning for the home or business. 

 

Warren and Bebe Johnson, PRITAM & EAMES

In 1981, Warren and Bebe Johnson opened PRITAM & EAMES in East Hampton, NY, featuring work by world class artist-craftsmen  like Wendell Castle, Judy Kensley McKie, Garry Knox Bennett, among many others.  They were instrumental in the founding of The Furniture Society, serving on the board of directors from 1998 to 2004 and in 2014 were the Honorees of The Furniture Society's Award of Distinction.  Over the years,  the Johnsons contributed to the growing body of literature around the decorative arts field which led to the publication of their book, Speaking of Furniture: Conversations with 14 American Masters [The Artist Book Foundation, 2013].   PRITAM & EAMES  has been collaborating with The Gallery at Somes Sound since 2015.

Daniella Accettura, Office Administrator, The Gallery at Somes Sound

Daniella Accettura received her degree in Foreign Languages in 1995 from the Euroschulen Trier (ESA), Germany.  She speaks fluent Italian, French, German and Spanish and is a professional Freelance Translator.  Daniella is employed at The Gallery at Somes Sound during the Spring and Summer months overseeing the Gallery’s  day-to-day administrative activities along with maintaining gallery records to include inventory and publications.  Daniella is also employed by the Northeast Harbor Library as the Circulation Librarian and Archivist.  Daniella and her husband, Kevin Morse, reside in the town of Mount Desert.

Lori Ferguson, Freelance Arts & Lifestyle Writer

In addition to writing projects for The Gallery at Somes Sound, Lori Ferguson writes on arts, lifestyle, health and wellness topics for an array of alumni, consumer, and trade publications. Lori is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Princeton University, where she earned a master’s degree in art history. Before embarking on her freelance writing career, she served as the Communications Manager for Newsletters and Conference at Harvard Business School Publishing and prior to that worked as the Public Relations Director for two museums.

 

 

Peter Logue, Marketing Director, The Gallery at Somes  Sound 

Peter Logue is a freelance filmmaker and has done commissioned work over the last five years for many clients, including Friends of Acadia, the Acadia Centennial Task Force, College of the Atlantic, the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, MDI Hospital, Camp Beech Cliff, Criterion Theatre, Acadia Fire, and the New England Parkinson’s Ride.  He has made a series of acclaimed documentaries that focus on telling the stories of individual people.  Two of Peter's most recent are "The Search for the White Rose" and "Outrunning Parkinson's".