About Us


Established in 2010 The Gallery at Somes Sound is located on Mount Desert Island, overlooking beautiful Somes Sound in the historic Village of Somesville. The Gallery represents contemporary artists of national standing while showcasing their fine art and sculptured furniture  .. tucked away on the “quite side” of the Island, this is a real treat for art enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Based upon the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) we are taking extra precautions to protect our visitors, employees and our community from the spread of COVID19 by using enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing and the additional use of gloves and hand sanitizer.  For the safety of our community the Gallery requires all visitors and employees to wear a face covering or mask.  Please bring a face covering or mask with you. If you do not have one, a mask will be provided to you.   Thank you!

Please go to our Inventory Page to view represented artists - Visit our Client Services Page for design assistance.

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Tyra Hanson, Director

Tyra Hanson enjoys greeting art enthusiasts entering the gallery and working with clients who require assistance in choosing acquisitions for their home or business.  Over the years she has carefully selected the gallery's stable of accomplished artists, offering their work in diverse subject, style, and medium.  Tyra remains active with local non-profit organizations, a supporter of the Wendell Gilley Museum, a member of the Business Advisors Team with Friends of Acadia and board member for the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce.  She is a business partner with Portland Museum of Art, a supporter of the N.H. Furniture Masters and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

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.

Elizabeth (Betty) Lavin, Office Administrator

Betty Lavin  has been in the business world for over 35 years and recently retired in 2018.   Once retired, Betty soon realized that she missed the interaction with others and utilizing her many years of experience in business  management .  Betty  started at the gallery in 2020 and oversees the administrative/office activity at the gallery along with maintaining gallery records to include updating artist statements and publications.   She loves greeting people with a warm smile and makes all feel welcome who walk into the gallery.