Spring 2024

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for details as they unfurl. 

I will be live-painting en plein air that day, so come by and watch!

May 18  | noon-4pm | Rotary Park, Biddeford, ME

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Stop by The Country Bookseller for and meet local authors— 
Rebekah Lowell, MJ Pettengill, Amanda Stevens, Glen Knoblock, and JR Guiliano

May 26 | 10am-12pm  |  23-A N Main St, Wolfeboro, NH

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May 30-June 2 | TBa | Acadia National Park

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Join us on Main Street in Saco for a summer pop up shop! I've been part of this show since I was 14-years-old! 

JUNE 22 |  9am-3pm | main st saco

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Join us at Vinegar Hill for the Sunday Chill Free Concert Series. Enjoy the Maine summer with great friends, food, music, and local vendors! 

july 7 | 1-5pm  | 53 Old Post RD. Arundel, Maine

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Join us at Vinegar Hill for the Sunday Chill Free Concert Series. Enjoy the Maine summer with great friends, food, music, and local vendors! 

August 11 | 1-5pm  | 53 Old Post RD. Arundel, Maine

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Join us at Vinegar Hill for the Sunday Chill Free Concert Series. Enjoy the Maine summer with great friends, food, music, and local vendors! 

August 18 | 1-5pm  | 53 Old Post RD. Arundel, Maine

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Join us at Vinegar Hill for the Sunday Chill Free Concert Series. Enjoy the Maine summer with great friends, food, music, and local vendors! 

August 25 | 1-5pm  | 53 Old Post RD. Arundel, Maine

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Join us at Vinegar Hill for the Sunday Chill Free Concert Series. Enjoy the Maine summer with great friends, food, music, and local vendors! 

September 1 | 1-5pm  | 53 Old Post RD. Arundel, Maine

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Stay tuned for a date. Coming to you in the near future: join Lindsay Strout and I as we co-teach a Nature Journaling workshop for the curious! All are welcome! Bring your favorite art supplies, and we will also have some to borrow. 

TBA  |  | Wells Reserve/Laudholm

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  from the archives

past Events

Reading Round Up is an annual conference that brings together those serving youth in a Maine school or public library. The day long event includes workshop sessions, Cream of the Crop review of best books, vendors, and more! (I'm signing from 9:30 am to noon)

May 1  | 8:30am-5pm | Augusta civic center

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Join acclaimed author/illustrator Rebekah Lowell for a CATCHING FLIGHT storytime followed by a bird-drawing workshop where you will learn how to draw birds then make up a completely new species together! Signed copies of CATCHING FLIGHT will also be available. 

April 18 | 3-4pm  | scarborough public library

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Join acclaimed author/illustrator Rebekah Lowell for a CATCHING FLIGHT storytime followed by a bird-drawing workshop where you will learn how to draw birds then make up a completely new species together! Signed copies of CATCHING FLIGHT will also be available. 

April 18 | 10:30am-12pm  | skidompha public library

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Create a lovely bud vase of your favorite flowers and then learn how to capture their beauty in watercolor by the incredible Rebekah Lowell. Refreshments and supplies provided.

April 13  | 4-6pm | Stem & Vine: 5 Alfred St. Biddeford, Maine

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Join us at Portland Pottery the first Friday of March for a watercolor workshop. Watercolor is a beloved medium, but it can feel overwhelming if you don’t understand all of its properties and capabilities. 

March 1st | 6-8pm  | 118 Washington Ave. Portland, ME | portland pottery

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I just registered for @bonniechristine’s FREE Workshop, The Art of Business: 7 Secrets to Success in Surface Pattern Design. She’ll be covering how to get started in your career as a licensing artist and the essential stages you'll go through. We’ll also be creating our very own personalized map to success and discuss all the ways you can add to your income and multiple streams of revenue to your business as a surface designer.  


February 13-20 |  opens 11am | online 

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I just registered for @bonniechristine’s FREE Workshop, The Art of Business: 7 Secrets to Success in Surface Pattern Design. She’ll be covering how to get started in your career as a licensing artist and the essential stages you'll go through. We’ll also be creating our very own personalized map to success and discuss all the ways you can add to your income and multiple streams of revenue to your business as a surface designer.  


February 5 |  on your time | online 

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Join fellow birders and gardeners and learn how to make your backyard into a bird paradise! I'll be reading my picture book. Get the full details below!

january 27 |  2pm - 4:30pm | Kennebunk town hall 

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Jt 12:00am ET on January 22, Insider Day will officially kick off Faire Market. The market will then continue from January 23-25 with access for all retailers.

january 23-25 |  all day | your desk 

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Join Heidi Stemple and I at South Portland Public Library to celebrate the release of CATCHING FLIGHT!  From Spark to Shelf: How CATCHING FLIGHT found its wings. We'll also have a storyboarding activity after the reading and snacks—bird-shaped sugar cookies!

December 9 |  11:30am-12:30pm | 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME

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Join us for the Center for Wildlife Holiday Bazaar where the items are all inspired by nature, and by the local wildlife! (Ambassadors included!)

Dec 2  |  1pm-3pm  | center for wildlife

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I'll be a pop-up shop at my friend's house as part of the Christmas in Strafford tour! Stay tuned for details!

Dec 2  |  9am-12pm | 483 1ST CROWN POINT ROAD, Strafford, NH

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We're going to paint a winter cardinal! Come solo, bring a friend, or make it a date night!

Dec 1  | 5-8pm | 118 Washington Ave, Portland, ME

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Save the date! My holiday shop will open for business! Orders will begin shipping on November 21 after I return from NCTE.  Hint: there will be new products like enamel mugs, new sticker designs, new tea towels and more! 

November 12  |  9am | my online shop!

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Panel with Lisa Fipps, K.A. Holt, Elizabeth Blye and myself.
Supporting Students Dealing With Trauma and Mental Health Disorders: Books and Authors as Connection Points for Educators

nov 16-19 |  columbus, OH

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**In honor of those affected by the tragedy in Lewiston, we are postponing this event and will revisit at a later date.**

Join acclaimed author/illustrator Rebekah Lowell for a CATCHING FLIGHT storytime followed by a bird-drawing workshop where you will learn how to draw birds then make up a completely new species together! Signed copies of CATCHING FLIGHT will also be available. 

October 28 | 1-2pm  | scarborough public library

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View the paintings we made en plein air at the opening reception and gallery exhibition and sale at Gilsand farm, available online as well. 

Mine is "North Meadow in August" 20" x 20" oils on canvas. 


OCTOBER 6-november 12 |  gilsland farm, falmouth ME

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Listen to the stories of survivors. (shared anonymously) 

I will also share a reading from THE ROAD TO AFTER. 


October 25 | 5-7 pm |  wells public Library

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I'll be a vendor at the Two Sisters Sweet Meadow Farm Artisan Fair (formerly Whispering Woods Craft Show) in beautiful, Durham, Maine! Please join us in shopping local and handmade with a terrific lineup of artisans and makers for our fall artisan fair at Sweet Meadow. ***Please note, for the safety of our artists and makers products and displays, we ask that you leave your dogs at home for this event. Service dogs only.


October 21 |  58 Maplewood ln. Durham, mE

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Join survivors in listening to a panel discussion. 

I will also have signed copies of THE ROAD TO AFTER and CATCHING FLIGHT available. 


October 18 | 5:30pm-7:30pm |  Kennebunk Free Library

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Join us at THE GARDEN SCHOOL, Beverly Mass, for 2 nature journaling sessions, with a demo by your truly during lunch. Morning session is 10-11:30am, and will be "Intro to Nature Journaling". All are welcome. Kids and adults alike. The afternoon session will be "How to Teach Nature Journaling to Your Kids" and will be aimed for the caretakers and parents in the group. The cost is $15/person per workshop. email ericalgregory@gmail.com to sign up! 

October 14 |  the garden school, beverly, mass

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I'll be signing 2023 Common Ground Country Fair posters (with my artwork on it!)  at the fair merchandising tent! Date and time TBA so stay tuned!

Sept 22-24 |  tba | unity, maine

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Excited to share that an illustration from my picture book, CATCHING FLIGHT will be included in a juried ehibition featuring the work of children's book illustrators. Gallery reception September 21st at the URI Campus. 

Sept 5-28 | URI Campus | providence, ri

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Join acclaimed author/illustrator Rebekah Lowell in her studio for a behind the scenes look at how she created Catching Flight, followed by a book reading and a live nature journaling workshop. 
Good for all ages 5 and up. Free registration. 

Sept 16 | 10:30-11:30am   | online

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I'll be tabling at Taproot Market in Portland, Maine with my notecards, stickers, pins, new tea towels, scarves, and more!

Sept 10|  11am-4pm | portland, Maine

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Join us for the Bath Book Bash at Library Park in Bath, Maine for a fun-filled day celebrating books and their readers! 

Sept 9|  11am-4pm | Bath, Maine

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Come watch me paint en plein air!
(My third year participating.)
I'll be painting North Meadow at Gilsland Farm on August 19th. There will be a gallery exhibition and sale during September/October at Gilsand farm, available online as well. 


August 19  |  gilsland farm, falmouth ME

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In this camp, students will try a new art form each week. Topics include drawing, clay, collage, painting, and more. Come with excitement and willingness to learn new and fun forms of art.


August 14-18  |  river tree arts

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Frances Gilbert and Rebekah Lowell chat about the creation of CATCHING FLIGHT and the author-editor relationship and collaboration process. 

july 24 |  7pm | Hollins university

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Join us at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, Maine to cozy up under the fireflies for a pajama storytime. 

july 20 |  5:30-7pm | Gilsland farm

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Join us on Main Street in Saco for a summer pop up shop! I've been part of this show since I was 14-years-old! 

JUNE 24 |  9am-3pm | main st saco

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Join us at South Portland Public Library to celebrate the release of CATCHING FLIGHT!  From Spark to Shelf: How CATCHING FLIGHT found its wings. We'll also have a storyboarding activity after the reading and snacks—bird-shaped sugar cookies!

JUNE 21 |  6:30pm | 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME

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Join us near Washington Street in Biddeford for a summer pop up evening shop! I'll have signed books, notecards, prints, scarves, stickers, pins, and more! 

JUNE 16 |  4-8pm | washington st biddeford

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Nature Journaling is the art of paying attention. If you want to learn more and jumpstart your practice by joining an international movement, come play! Connect to the natural world and learn more about yourself, too. 

june 1-7  | outside

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Join us on Main Street in Biddeford for a spring pop up shop!

JUNE 3 |  10am-4pm | main st biddeford

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Join us at the Wendell Gilley Museum for a bird-themed book sale and signing during the Acadia Birding Festival! 

JUNE 2 |  11:30-12:30pm | Wendell Gilley museum

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I'll be presenting on resiliency and sharing about my middle grade novel in verse, THE ROAD TO AFTER. To learn more about booking me for a school visit click the link below. 

May 26 2023  | hope elementary school

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The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation. I'll be presenting on my new picture book, CATCHING FLIGHT, as well as hosting a workshop. More details to follow in my May newsletter!

May 20 |  10am-6pm | bohrer park

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The Massachusetts Poetry Festival – a biennial celebration that showcases an all-star roster of poets from across the Commonwealth and beyond- returns to Salem, MA on May 5-7, 2023. On. May 7th, I'll be sitting on a panel with fellow verse novelists, Rebecca Caprara, Padma Venkatraman, and Kip Wilson. 

May 5-7 | all day | Peabody Essex museum

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Join us for a story time of CATCHING FLIGHT at 2pm. I'll have bookmarks and cedarWaxwing temporary tattoos to share!

May 13 |  2pm | Rotary park, Biddeford Maine

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We're back in person! I'll be presenting two workshops at this spring's  New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators regional conference. Hope you join us!

April 28-30 |  springfield, mass

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For the month of April I am Rockport Public Library's featured artist and will have work up during business hours. The show will culminate in a book event celebrating my new picture book, CATCHING FLIGHT on April 26 at 6pm. 

april 4-26  |  during business hours | rockport public library

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Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for an afternoon workshop where you will learn how to get started with nature journaling. 

april 22  |  2-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library

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Join us at Rockport Public Library to celebrate the release of CATCHING FLIGHT!  More details soon. 

april 26  |  6pm | rockport public library

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Join us and Maine Audubon at Print: A Bookstore to celebrate the release of CATCHING FLIGHT!  More details soon. 

03.7.23  |  7pm | print: a Bookstore

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In-person event with a book reading, book signing, bird craft activity and snacks! 

03.11.23  |  10:30am-noon | mcArthur Library 

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New this year! The Museum launches its History at Work roundtable series, focusing on the shared (but often different) experiences of those working in similar career fields.
For our inaugural episode, Maine illustrators will join us at the table for a fun, free-flowing discussion of their careers, artwork, and everything in between. This program is in conjunction with the current exhibition, “The Great State of Illustration in Maine,” curated by Illustration Institute.
Guests include: Scott Nash, Melissa Sweet, Chris van Dusen, Marty Braun, Leticia Plate and Rebekah Lowell.
The discussion takes place virtually on Zoom. Join us for the live event (details below), or wait for the interview to premiere a week later as a podcast.

february 24, 2023 | 6-7pm | BRICK STORE MUSEUM | zoom

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Illustration is an art form with an ancestral home in Maine. We have a rich legacy of attracting notable illustrators to our state such as Dahlov Ipcar, Ashley Bryan, Barbara Cooney, NC Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, and Francis Hamabe. Fortunately, this legacy continues. In fact, we’d like to make the case that we’re currently living in a Golden Age of Illustration in Maine. Curators of this show at Illustration Institute believe that there are more illustrators living in our state, either year round or seasonally, than in any other time in history. We heartily believe this is something to celebrate! Come explore the published work of over 80 historic and contemporary illustrators – old friends and new talent!

Nov 2022-Feb 2023 | BRICK STORE MUSEUM | Kennebunk, ME

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I'll be  taking part in this series in parnership with Portside Readers and Graves Memorial Library called "Weekly Readings". We'll record the morning of the 18th and it will be ready to listen to by the evening! Click below to listen to a storytime. 

1.18.2023  | 18 Maine St, Kennebunkport, ME

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Join the The Planeteers of Southern Maine, Town of Kennebunk, Maine Conservation Commission, The School Around Us and other environmental groups for a discussion on healthy stewardship of your yard to benefit wildlife. So much good information to be shared! I'll have signed copies of  THE ROAD TO AFTER, and a nature journaling activity at my table. 

1.28.23 |  3pm | kennebunk town hall

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I'll be at the MOFGA tent with a surprise reveal from 10-11am!
Come find me at booth #60

1.10.23 |  10-11am | augusta civic center

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Maine Audubon will have a variety of small works available throughout the holdiay season displayed on their walls at the Gisland Farm location. My work will be a collection of monarchs. 

November - Jan  |  20 Gilsland Farm Rd. Falmouth, ME

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Two Sisters in Maine pop-up shop will be set up in Freeport, Maine and offers a variety of local artistan wears, including mine! 

Nov 17-Dec 24 | 32 Main St. freeport, ME

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Join Center for Wildlife for our annual Holiday Bazaar Markers Market featuring a variety of our favorite local artisans! Our Holiday Bazaar is a great opportunity to meet and chat with local artists, shop local hand-made items and meet Center for Wildlife ambassador animals. During our Holiday Bazaar we will have refreshments, wildlife meet and greets and pictures with Santa.  Tickets are required for all attendees. 

December 3  |  11am-3pm | 375 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, ME

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Spurling Infinity Center
Special Prelude Opening Reception - Friday, December 2nd, 5:30 to 7:30

Light nibbles, holiday treats and wine will be served!

Fabulous gift items will include notecards, small framed originals, flour sack towels and on trend charmeuse scarves with nature inspired prints!  
Rebekah’s original fine art works and prints will be hung throughout the gallery for your purchasing pleasure! Plus, signed copies of Rebekah’s moving novel in verse,
published by Penguin Random House, “The Road To After”.

FMI contact Jude Brownstein/Curator jcartetc@me.com

Dec 2-Dec 12  | 1 Alewive Rd. West Kennebunk, ME

Join us at Maine Audubon Nature Store for Museum Store Day! I'll be there with holiday gifts ranging from stickers to tea towels to scarves— something for everyone!

November 27  |  20 Gilsland Farm Rd. Falmouth, ME

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We are filled with joy and excitement about this years Confetti Bazaar! I'll have many holiday offerings. Come check it out and enjoy a fun day out! 

11.5.2022  |  10am - 6pm | 40 Main St. Biddeford

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Monarchs are endangered. Learn more about them and what you can do to help the monarchs survive. I'll be sharing about my monarch conservation efforts including about how I started tagging monarchs this year. 

10.26.2022  |  6:30pm | 270 Main St Biddeford, ME

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Join us for an all-ages book discussion group and book signing for The Road to After! In partnership with Through These Doors. 

10.19.2022  |  3:30pm | 48 GORHAM RD, SCARBOROUGH

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Join us for a survivor panel with Finding Our Voices and several survivors of domestic abuse to talk about the impact that abuse has on the child/parent relationship. 

10.18.2022  |  6:30 pm | 48 Gorham Rd, Scarborough

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Join this three-session discussion series on domestic violence, creativity and resilience – featuring Rebekah Lowell, author of The Road to After (10/6) , Deb Gould (10/13), author
of Household, and Liz Culter (10/20), founder of Artwaves, a community art center on Mount Desert Island.  A Maine Humanities Discussion Project hosted by Finding Our Voices.

10.6.2022  |  7-8:30pm | via zoom

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Join me for National Public Lands Day with Rachel Carson NWR and connect to the public lands around you. 10am-11pm at the future Rachel Carson NWR headquarters at 188 Brown Street in Kennebunk. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. 

10.8.2022  |  10-11am | 188 Brown Street, Kennebunk

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Come say hi and ask me your questions about THE ROAD TO AFTER at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, Mass. 
The Road to After is a portrait of healing, as a young girl rediscovers life and the soothing power of nature after being freed from her abusive father.

09.20.22  | 12 spruce street, acton, MA

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In-person live and silent auction of select paintings at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth.
During Brush with Nature there were 26 Maine artists painting all over the state. I was assigned Gilsland Farm and created a painting of North Meadow in the morning mist. Come and see it! 

09.29.2022  |  5:30-8pm | gilsland farm, falmouth ME

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Please join us for an afternoon reception to preview the plein air artworks and celebrate the artists!
During Brush with Nature there were 26 Maine artists painting all over the state. I was assigned Gilsland Farm and created a painting of North Meadow in the morning mist. Come and see it! 

09.18.2022  |  2-4pm | gilsland farm, falmouth ME

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Come watch me paint en plein air!
(My second year participating)
I'll be there on various days from August 20th-September 6th, but for sure on August 28th.  Bid on the final painting at the live auction on September 29th to raise funds for Maine Audubon. 


08.28.2022  |  gilsland farm, falmouth ME

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Join Center for Wildlife for our annual Holiday Bazaar, this year held as Christmas in July! Shop from a variety of artisan vendors, mingle with Center for Wildlife ambassador animals and take a picture with Santa. Vendors include: Piper Castles, Rebekah Lowell, Tracy L Herbert, Michelle Cross, Terry Golson, and more! Tickets required.

july 30  |  1-4pm | 375 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, ME

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Join us at the Camden Library Book Fair! 

08.27.2022  |  55 Main Street, Camden, ME

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Join us for a special  book reading, signing, and nature journal event featuring local author and artist Rebekah Lowell!
 Bring your favorite art supplies. Kids nature journals will be provided to take home. Sunflower Cupcakes will also be provided.
Please RSVP by August 8, 2022 to jvorlando@maineaudubon.org

August 13 | 10am-12pm | Maine audubon |
20 Gilsland Farm Rd, FalmoutH, ME

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"Inspiring Environmental Action Through Nature Art", 
presented by Rebekah Knight and Rebekah Lowell. 

07.20.2022  |  virtual event

The Hollins Dymanic Day of Writing is an online zoom event dedicated to — you guessed it— writing. 
Joining us for our writing blitz is Keynote speaker Rebekah Lowell who will be giving a workshop in the early afternoon. 
"Creative Resiliency: How to Keep Making When the Rejections Keep Coming."

06.25.2022  |  virtual event

I've been part of this festival since I was young. I'll have signed copies of  THE ROAD TO AFTER, along with stickers, notecards, prints, and original mini paintings. Please note I will be away from my booth from 12:30-1:45pm for a speaking engagement., but my work will still be available for purchase. 

06.25.2022  |  Main Street, Saco Maine

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The Wendell Gilley Museum seeks to connect people to nature, and this is their signature monthly series. I'm thrilled to be a part of it.  

06.21.2022  |  7pm | Wendell Gilley Museum

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2nd Annual Highlight Community Art Show
May 27th - June 17th

05.27.2022-6.17.2022 | river tree arts & online 

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Join me for a fun workshop that will help you connect to the landscape around you. 10am-12pm at the Rachel Carson Loop Trail in Wells, Maine. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. 321 Port Rd, Wells, ME 04090

06.4.2022  |  10am | rachel carson loop trail

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Join John Schu (@MrSchuReads) and I as we discuss my debut novel in verse, THE ROAD TO AFTER. Bring your favorite snack and listen from your couch, bean bag, whatever you please. 

05.12.2022  |  online. 7pm

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In-person (outdoor) event with a book reading, book signing, nature journaling activity and sunflower cupcakes! 

05.10.22  |  mcArthur Library 6pm

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Join Center for Wildlife and author/artist Rebekah Lowell for an immersive Nature Journaling experience here at Center for Wildlife in which we will explore our wild surroundings and learn to appreciate the sights, sounds and smells of the natural world around us!
There will be three sessions:  April 7, April 21, May 5. 

04.07.2022  |  3:30pm | Center for Wildlife

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Hosted by Project WILD and the Federal Junior Duck Stamp program, this hour-long webinar will help elementary level educators integrate nature sketching into their school curriculum, home school curriculum, or nonformal learning program. In this hands-on session, participants will practice illustrating objects from nature. Participants should join the meeting with paper, pencils, an eraser and colored pencils. A set of watercolor paints is optional.

02.09.2022  |  5pm EST | Zoom

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