Category Archives: Center for Maine Contemporary Art

CMCA Announces Opening Date for New Building in Rockland

Interior view of the new building under construction. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) announced that it will open its new building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori, on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The public opening celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with CMCA board chair Charlotte Dixon and director Suzette McAvoy […]

March {Mapping} Madness ArtLab for All Ages

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites you to create and experiment with March {Mapping} Madness on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at CMCA’s temporary South End location, 218 Main Street, Rockland. Dreaming of far off equatorial destinations? Arctic/Antarctic explorations? Imaginary travels in your own backyard? Choose your own adventure with a mystery bag […]

CMCA Announces Open Call for 2016 Biennial

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 2016 CMCA Biennial Exhibition. Submissions will be accepted online through the CMCA website from January 4 through April 4, 2016. The CMCA Biennial is an open juried competition for artists at all stages of their career who have […]

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, […]

“Pairings” Photography Exhibit Opens Nov. 6 at CMCA

Benjamin Rush, “Fuel Pumps,” Lambda c-print “Pairings: Selections from the Bruce Brown Photography Collection” organized by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will open November 6 at a temporary exhibition venue at the Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main Street, Rockland. The public is invited to a free reception and gallery talk on Saturday, November 14 from […]

CMCA Receives Maine Arts Commission Grant for Leaps of Imagination

Leaps of Imagination Students at Lura Libby School Collaborate on Artwork The Maine Arts Commission has awarded the Center for Maine Contemporary Art funding for its in-school Leaps of Imagination program. Leaps brings local artists into public elementary schools to ignite children’s imaginations and engage them in new ways of thinking and creating. Within the context of […]

John Yau: 2015 CMCA Distinguished Lecturer

Each year Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) presents a lecture by one of today’s most distinguished and entertaining art critics. This year’s lecturer is John Yau, art critic, independent curator, poet, essayist, novelist, and teacher. His lecture, entitled “Painting Is No Ordinary Object,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at […]

FLOAT Exhibition Opens August 7

Emilie Stark-Menneg, “Landing,” acrylic and house paint on canvas, 37″ x 28″ FLOAT, the final exhibition of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA)’s summer season, will open to the public on Friday, August 7, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., in conjunction with Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk. The exhibition is located at the Bicknell Building, […]

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 […]

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 […]