Category Archives: Rockport

Dec. 5 + 12 = ArtLab for All Ages Workshops

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites you to participate in two December ArtLab explorations. Teaching artist, Alexis Iammarino offers Pattern and Ornament on Paper at the Rockland Recreation Center on Saturday, December 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. We welcome all ages to experiment with and develop their own ornament and patterning styles on paper. From the clothing we wear […]

CMCA Exhibits Student Artwork from Leaps of Imagination

Students make collagraph prints in the Leaps of Imagination program. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will host two community gatherings and exhibitions of student artwork from this fall’s Leaps of Imagination in-school art and literature program in December. The first event will be in Tenants Harbor at the Jackson Memorial Library on Friday, December 4, […]

Shawn Fields “In The Studio” at Dowling Walsh

Dowlng Walsh Gallery in Rockland is showing Shawn Fields “In The Studio: A Collection of Props, Sketches, Loose and Final Paintings” through September 26. Growing up outside of Baltimore, Maryland, Shawn’s early conception of art was formed by a monthly subscription to Mad Magazine, and exposure to traditional American painting and illustration. Shawn studied drawing and painting […]

CMCA Receives Quimby Family Foundation Grant

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art announced that it will receive a $25,000 grant for operational support from the Quimby Family Foundation for 2015. The arts organization has received several of the highly competitive awards from the Quimby Family Foundation in the past several years. In her notification letter, Hannah Quimby, the foundation’s executive director, […]

Dunk The Junk Mural Unveiling at CMCA

Artists Mike Rich (Portland), Keo X-Men (Brooklyn, NY), and Vyal Reyes (Los Angeles) will paint a street-art style mural titled Sodatron Bombs at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Rich, Keo, and Vyal were also together at Miami Art Basel last December, where they painted a “Defeat Sodatron” mural at the Sol Box […]

“Painting above the Arctic Circle” Artist Talk & Slideshow

“From Bolterdalen” by Anneli Skaar Camden artist and designer Anneli Skaar spent February 2015 in Longyearbyen, Norway, in residence at Galleri Svalbard. She will present an informal talk and slideshow about her work and experiences there on Tuesday, April 7, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in downtown Rockport. During her talk, which is […]

New Exhibition at CMCA: “Shift”

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport will present the exhibition, Shift: Recent Work by Leah Gauthier, from February 1 through 28. Over the past several years, Gauthier’s work has explored and been inspired by sustainable living. She says, “While I will continue to champion a mindful existence, a big part of me now feels […]

First Friday Artwalk in Historic Gardiner

On Friday evening, December 5th, Historic Downtown Gardiner will abound with creative energy and good cheer, as Artwalk Gardiner celebrates the culmination of its tenth season. Launched in 2005 by Artdogs™ studios and a small group of area artists, Artwalk Gardiner is comprised of a non-juried group of diverse artists who live and/or work within […]

Gallery Talks with Biennial Artists at CMCA “Who Do You Love?”

Back by popular demand, the series of slide talks with CMCA Biennial artists, titled “Who Do You Love?” will take place at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art at 162 Russell Ave. in Rockport. The first talks will be on Sunday, November 9, at 3:00 p.m. 2014 CMCA Biennial exhibition artists Cynthia Davis (Harpswell), Scott Davis […]

Handmade Books Workshop at CMCA

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport will present a day-long artist’s book workshop on Saturday, November 15, titled “Fast and Simple Book Making for Adults.” Participants will explore papers and other assorted materials used in making books, learn about the tools of the trade, and leave with at least one finished book. There […]

2014 Biennial Exhibition Opens at CMCA

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s 2014 Biennial Exhibition opens Saturday, September 27, with an artists’ reception from 4 to 6:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and will take place at CMCA at 162 Russell Ave. in Rockport. The exhibition includes work by 28 artists, chosen by jurors Jennifer Gross, […]

Art Documentary “SEE” to Screen in Rockland

In conjunction with Painting with Fire, Betsy Eby’s exhibition of encaustic painting at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine, will screen the art documentary SEE: An Art Roadtrip. It will be shown on Sunday, August 31, at 2:00 p.m. The film, which had its world premiere last […]

Invitational Showcase of 40 Maine’s Best Craftsmen at The Samoset

Samoset Resort hopes to see friends and fans at this new, very fine show! This is an Invitational Showcase of 40 of Maine’s best craftsmen, many of whom have been recognized nationally. I’m honored to be exhibiting with this exceptional group of artists, and look forward to seeing you there. Show hours at Saturday, August […]

Irvine and Little for Tuesday Talk at CMCA

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport will host an illustrated talk and book signing with artist William Irvine and author and art critic Carl Little, based on Little’s new book William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey. The Tuesday Talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. on August 19 at CMCA, 162 Russell Ave. in downtown […]