News/Events: An on-line source of information about upcoming art events around Maine. Calls for submissions, upcoming exhibitions, programs, classes and activities can be sent to: with the subject: newsletter. Please include all pertinent information and contacts.


Elizabeth Moss Gallery:



Biddeford to host inaugural York County Mini Maker Faire

Biddeford–Engine, a nonprofit arts organization in Biddeford, Maine, will launch the inaugural York County Mini Maker Faire, joining a prestigious group of over 220 mini and featured festivals around the world on October 13, 2018 from 10am-5pm at the Pepperell Mill Campus, in downtown Biddeford, Maine.

Makers from all over Maine  share their inventions and artistry, as well as teach their craft to attendees—from woodworking to robotics.

York County Mini Maker Faire joins a  group of over 190 smaller, independently-produced “Mini Maker Faires” and over 30 larger-scale Featured Maker Faires that take place around the world in cities including Tokyo, Rome, Shenzhen, Taipei, Seoul, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Detroit, San Diego, Milwaukee, and Kansas City. 

 ENGINE, located in the heart of Biddeford, Maine, is a non-profit arts organization. Engine’s mission is to foster and integrate the arts and design, education, and sustainable creative entrepreneurialism as an explicit community value and civic priority in Biddeford. ENGINE is the home to the Compass Project boatbuilding program for at-risk youth, the Maine Fablab makerspace, NOC Darkroom, a ceramic and screen printing facility, a design store, and artist studios in addition to running a contemporary gallery space at 128 Main street.






Artists talks at the Maine Jewish Museum



Migration Experience —April 2-27, 2018

Makumbundo Francisco, Baobab, Oil on Canvas, 24X48, 2015

The Opening with Artists’ Reception is on First Friday’s Art Walk, April 6th (5-8 p.m.) at the UMVA Gallery in the Portland Media Center at 516 Congress Street in Portland.  (Click for e-invitation)
Poets and musicians will perform. It will be a celebration of Greater Portland’s immigrant communities, an exciting opportunity to reaffirm the enduring struggle to share this world and this city and state with each other. The public is enthusiastically welcome. Read more in the Maine Today article by Bob Keyes.

UMVA Gallery Hours:

Monday 12-5 / Tuesday-Thursday 10-5 / Friday & Sunday 1-4

Akad Hamad, Existentialism Is a Hope That Does Not Exist, Mixed Media, 16X20

In April, the creative voices and talents of more than a dozen immigrant artists living in greater Portland will be exhibited at the Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery. Seventeen artists collaborated with curators Kifah Abdulla (poet and painter from Iraq), Titi de Baccarat (sculptor and painter from Gabon) and John Ripton (photographer, writer and historian) to create work that expresses their experience as Maine immigrant artists.

Rabee Kiwan, Seaweed, Watercolor on Paper, 19×27



Each artist – painter, sculptor, photographer, poet and performance artist – will exhibit work that they have completed since arriving in Maine.



William Manning: SOLITUDE
LA Arts to exhibit new works by renowned Lewiston artist.

William Manning at LA Arts. Photo via Carl Little FB post

William Manning: SOLITUDE
LA Arts to exhibit new works by renowned Lewiston artist.

The Gallery at LA Arts will be presenting new paintings by Lewiston native William Manning. The exhibition, William Manning: SOLITUDE, features a newly completed series of abstract artworks. The exhibition will be on view at the Gallery at LA Arts at 291 Lisbon Street, March 5th – April 28th. The gallery is free and open Wednesdays – Sundays, 11a.m. – 3p.m.

Manning [b. 1936] grew up in Lewiston and has lived in Maine his entire life. An artist who was strongly influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement, Manning’s works combine geometric and organic forms that are emotional responses to the Maine landscape. Manning observes that landscape paintings are, in many ways, abstractions of what the artist actually sees, his abstractions are no less representational. The newly completed SOLITUDE paintings are lyrical in their composition and reveal an experienced and sensitive use of color.

For over 40 years, Manning spent the fall season on Monhegan Island, which has served as an inspiration for prominent 20th Century artists, such as George Bellows, Robert Henri, and Rockwell Kent. As an abstract artist, Manning has taken a very different approach in his responses to the island landscape, but as a native of Maine, Manning feels that he has a better understanding of and feeling for the place.

A recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, as well as being a finalist for the Prix de Rome, Manning taught for ten years at the Portland School of Art (now the Maine College of Art) before becoming one of the co-founders of the Concept School of Visual Studies, in Portland, Maine, where he taught from 1969 -1973. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. He has had solo exhibitions at the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Bates College Museum of Art, the University of New England Gallery of Art, and at Woudrichem, in the Netherlands.


“Narwhale”, mixed media on birch panel, by Sally Stanton

Harlow Gallery Presents PLAY: Art Exhibition Inspired by Children’s Art

On view: March 7-24, 2018
Reception: Friday, March 9, 5-7pm
Where: Harlow Gallery, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 0434
Contact: Allison McKeen, Marketing Manager, 207-622-3813,,


HALLOWELL, MAINE — The Harlow Gallery presents PLAY, a juried art exhibition featuring 44 works by 56 artists on view March 7-24, 2018 in the upstairs gallery at the new location, 100 Water Street in Hallowell. PLAY is an exhibition of artwork inspired by children’s art or childhood and will coincide with Young at Art, Harlow Gallery’s annual K-8 student art exhibition, which will be on view in the downstairs gallery March 7-24, 2018.

​​”Eradication: Cultivation”, ink and pencil on paper, by Alanna Hernandez

The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, March 9, 5-7pm. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are WednesdaySaturday, 12-6pm. Please note that the reception for Young at Art will be held separately on Saturday, March 10, 11am-3:30pm.



Whimzees by Beth Wittenberg, photo courtesy of the artist.

RUMPUS: An egalitarian art show opens February 23 at Engine

Biddeford–Join Engine on Friday, February 23 from 5-8pm for the opening of RUMPUS: An egalitarian art show featuring works by over 100 community members from children to professional artists. The exhibition runs from February 23 through March 24, 2018. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm.

RUMPUS, meaning a noisy disturbance, commotion, hubbub, uproar, or fracas, is a non-juried annual event and community favorite. All work is accepted, as long as the piece is prepared for hanging. Tammy Ackerman, Engine Executive Director says, “The beauty of this show is a work of art created by a child might hang right next to a professional artist’s work. And we never know what we’re going to see.”

A special installation of “whimzees”  by Rochester, New Hampshire artist Beth Wittenberg in the front windows of Engine. Whimzees are soft-sculptures imagined and handsewn by Wittenberg. Each whimzee takes 6-12 hours to make. Wittenberg has been living and making art on the Seacoast since 2003.

Included images: Whimzees by Beth Wittenberg, photo courtesy of the artist.
ENGINE, located in the heart of Biddeford, Maine, is a non-profit arts organization. Gallery space at 128 Main street.

128 Main Street • PO Box 1681 • Biddeford ME 04005​ | Office ​ [207] 370-9130 | Mobile (207) 229-3560

Bonnie Speigel and Diane Dahlke


Upcoming— three new Exhibitions: at the Maine Jewish Museum

Maine Jewish Museum: March – April 2018 Exhibitions



Harlow Gallery Winner of Art2017 Best in Show, Harrison Walker, Photo by Allison McKeen

Harlow Gallery: Call For Art: Art2018, 23rd Annual Juried Show
Submission Deadline: 11:59pm on April 1, 2018
Exhibition on View: May 9- June 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 9, 5-7pm, awards presentation at 6pm
Where: Harlow Art Center, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
Contact: Allison McKeen, Marketing Manager, 207-622-2813,,

The deadline for electronic submissions is 11:59pm on April 1, 2018. Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand pulled prints, photography and sculpture and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass and fiberart. Jewelry and clothing are not eligible. Each artist may submit up to three works of art, which must be the artist’s own original work created within the last three years.

Visit the following URL for complete entry rules and instructions to submit your work to Art2018: For more information please call 207-622-3813 or email

The Harlow Art Center invites artists to submit artwork to Art2018,  the 23rd annual juried show and first annual juried show to be held at their new location, 100 Water Street in Hallowell.  Art2018 will be on view May 9 through June 2, 2018 and an opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 5-7 with an awards ceremony at 6pm. Art2018 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine.

This year’s juror is Bethany Engstrom; a curator, artist, and educator living in Belfast, Maine. She is associate curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine and was previously at the Farnsworth Art Museum.  She has taught as an adjunct instructor at Unity college and the Intermedia MFA program at University of Maine. Bethany received a BA in Art History, her MFA in Intermedia, and an Interdisciplinary PhD in Intermedial Collaborative Practices, all from the University of Maine. She is currently an artist in residence at the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation and she was a 2013 fellow at Mildred’s Lane.  Read more about Bethany Engstrom here:




Orbis Editions is now accepting proposals from Maine-based artists and writers for art publications in 2018. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Publication proposals do not need to be fully conceived but readiness to go to press is one of the primary criteria in the selection process. Applicants will be notified by May 1st. Successful applicants will receive an honorarium in the amount of $600 + royalties. Publications are printed at no cost to the artist. Orbis Editions offers a model for a small press that focuses on using publications as a space for exhibition.  We define a publication to include works on paper and in digital media.

  • The publication program is open to Maine-based artists and writers working in any discipline
  • Extra consideration will be given to artists/writers who present ideas or topics that are not well-represented in the commercial sector
  • Publications may be anywhere on the spectrum of entirely text-based to images without text
  • Orbis Editions encourages applications that push the boundaries of what may be considered a publication

Apply here

As part of an effort to spread the word about the open call, we are having a special promotion where anyone who follows Orbis Editions on Instagram between now and Valentine’s Day will be entered to win an original drawing by David Snyder.
142 High St. #535
Portland, ME 04101

Orbis Editions publishes e-books, paper books, and artist works in digital and print forms. All publications are in open editions; nothing is signed or numbered.

UMMA Current exhibits and Art Talk



Open Call for Art: at 3S ARTSPACE: Show curated/juried by Bethany Engstrom of CMCA

Submission deadline: February 9, 2018
-Criteria:  Artists from ME, NH, MA invited to submit.
-Total of three images allowed.  -All media accepted.
Exhibition dates:  3/30/18 – 4/22/18
Opening reception:  Friday, 3/30/2018 from  5pm-8 pm
Submission fee:  $30/general $25/WCA members and/or 3S members
About the exhibit:  Glass Ceiling: Limitless View seeks to present a carefully curated selection of contemporary artists’ reflections on the idea of the Glass Ceiling as well as the Limitless View your perspective may hold.  Where and how has the idea of the Glass Ceiling affected you?  What joys and sorrows do you relate to gender or to society’s notion of gender?  Power?  Potential?  Limitless view?  Guest curator:  Bethany Engstrom, Curator, Center for Maine Contemporary Art



Call for Art:
Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine seeks entries for a Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, May 22 – October 8, 2018.
Juror: Cynthia Winings, Director and Owner, Cynthia Winings Gallery. All subject matter is welcome. No Entry Fee.
Deadline for Submitted materials: March 15, 2018.
More info, please Contact: email, or call 9172044001.’


Portland Museum Of Art Biennial 2018 opens January 26th


Exhibition Openings
Maine Jewish Museum    
                                                                                                    267 Congress Street ∙ Portland, Maine 04101
Nancy Davidson, Curator

Sunday, January 14, 2018 2pm-4pm
(Snow Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 5pm-7pm)

Strata mixed-media photographs by Shoshannah White- Spiegel Gallery
Work Together mixed-media prints by Susan Webster & Stuart Kestenbaum
Poetry reading by Stuart Kestenbaum – Fineberg Family Community Room
Auschwitch, “Images of Resilience and Light” photographs by Arthur Fink – Third Floor Sanctuary


The Union of Maine Visual Artists is pleased to host the upcoming exhibition:

Prayer (The Total Lover)
Gregg Harper, 2016
Acrylic on board, hammered gold-filled wire, found Objects.

“Prayers & Elegies: Found Narratives, Combinatorial Artworks by Gregg Harper”
Portland Media Center
516 Congress Street, Portland ME.
January 1 – 31, 2018.

The Union of Maine Visual Artists is a collective of artist volunteers. We represent artists statewide in all fields of endeavor and welcome those who support contemporary artists in Maine. The UMVA is dedicated to upholding the dignity of artists while creating positive social change through the arts.  Mr. Harper will be at the UMVA Gallery every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm during January. The opening reception is Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5-8pm during the Portland First Friday Art Walk.


Meghan Brady in process at Ellis-Beauregard Foundation residency studio

NEW MISFITS —New paintings by Meghan Brady
Exhibition dates: January 18-March 18, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6-8 pm
Hours: 7-5 Tuesday through Saturday and 8-2 on Sunday
Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. BelfastMaine 04915


University of Maine Museum of Art announces Winter Exhibitions
January 12 – May 5, 2018
University of Maine Museum of Art announces Winter Exhibitions
January 12 – May 5, 2018
The University of Maine Museum of Art
40 Harlow Street in downtown Bangor,
Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm
Admission to the Museum of Art is free in 2018 thanks to the generosity of Deighan Wealth Advisors.



Harlow Gallery presents SEVEN; their last art exhibition at 160 Water Street in Hallowell

January 26 through March 3, 2018
opening reception: Friday, January 26, 5-7pm.
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.
SEVEN highlights the work of Maine abstract painters Emily Blake Blaschke, Jenny LaMacchia Campbell, Alicia Ines Ethridge, Celeste June Henriquez, Doreen Nardone, Brenda Overstrom and Donald M. Peterson.
For more information:
call: 207-622-3813.



Come Alive, You’re in the Pepsi Generation, 1966, J. Fred Woell, Mixed media
4″ x 4 1/2″ x 5/16″

Launches Website and Screening Tour

J. Fred Woell: An American Vision, the 17th episode in the Maine Masters series of films on Maine’s exceptional artists, has just launched a website <>   and is in the planning stages of a national screening tour.

This documentary by Richard Kane with Robert Shetterly premiered at the Camden International Film Festival and is slated to screen in May 2018 at the annual conference of the Society for North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), co-sponsored by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. The film will screen theatrically throughout Maine in 2018 as well as at many museums, universities, national craft shows and conferences. 

The film is about this Deer Isle, ME political artist who made satirically searing commentary often on the dark side of history.  A humble and humorous artist and teacher, Woell opened the door to seeing anew.

FILM REVIEW – by Stuart Kestenbaum
Fred Woell: An American Vision captures the essence of a man who believed deeply in the power of the creative spirit. As an artist he was an innovator and a rule-breaker.  As a teacher he encouraged his students to make their own discoveries.  It’s appropriate to have American featured in the title of this film, for Fred’s vision was uniquely American:  he had a deep belief in democratic ideals combined with common-sense ingenuity in making work or repairing the world around him.  While he could see the inconsistencies and flaws of his own country, he could also evoke in us our potential to make a better world.  For Fred, making that better world began with his hands in the studio. In this inspiring film we are fortunate to witness a part of that journey.

Stuart Kestenbaum is Maine’s Poet Laureate and Chair of the American Craft Council.

A limited number of DVDs are available from Kane-Lewis Productions, 207-359-2320,


Harlow Gallery presents: “SQUARE”:

Square at Harlow Gallery, image, Spectral Mandrake by Burk Long
Harlow Gallery, Universal Qi by Robin Brooks
“Square” at Harlow Gallery: image, Dante’s Bunny Ranch by Stacey Rink
“Square” at Harlow Gallery: image, Still Life by Marc Poirier

Harlow Gallery presents: “SQUARE”, a fundraiser exhibition  at Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell
December 6-16, 2017 with an opening reception on Wednesday, December 6, 5-7pm.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm.

Portland Print events
A new gallery space in the former studio of the artist Paul Oberst. Across from the Lost Kitchen and the Freedom Falls.



An invitation to the Grand Opening at Freedom Makers Studio
25 Main Street in Freedom
November 18, 2017
Artist reception 4-6 pm, refreshments provided





Jeffrey Ackerman, oil on panel, “In the Garden.” 2017
Kathy Weinberg, acrylic on panel, “Orchard Street,” 2016

Artifact and Artifice | Jeffrey Ackerman
Spiegel Gallery
Hours and Days | Kathy Weinberg
Fineberg Community Room
Opening Reception: November 9, 2017 5pm-7pm
Exhibitions: November 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018
First Friday Art Walk: December 1, 2017, 5pm-8pm
Maine Jewish Museum
267 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
Sundays 1pm – 5pm or by appointment
207-773-2339 Nancy Davidson, Curator



Bradbury Mountain Arts 19th Annual Holiday Show & Sale of Fine Arts & Crafts will be held on Saturday November 18, 10am – 6pm and Sunday November 19, 10am – 4pm at the historic Mallett Hall located at 429 Hallowell Rd., Rte.9, in Pownal Center. 16 artists will feature painting, photography, sculpture, print-making, pottery, jewelry, wood- turning, fiber arts, drawings and more.  Warm food & baked goods will be sold by local Girls Scouts.  This event is free and handicap accessible.


SHELTER: This is a collaborative show featuring the printmaking of artists from both Circling The Square Fine Arts Press in Gardiner and Waterfall Arts Print Studio in Belfast. Twenty-five artists united by the concept of Shelter create a wide range of interpretations inspired by personal experiences. Metaphorical, literal, psychological, spiritual national and global concerns about shelter in a range of print media: Intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreen.
Please visit Friday night or between Nov 3 – Nov 25. 277 Water St, Gardiner.…/fine-art-print-exhibit-shelt…/


Maine Jewish Museum, “Let There be Light,” 2017 Menorah Invitational Exhibit.






Spencer Pond Group’s Portland Premier of our film “When you’ve got it you’ve got it. Nov.2 7:00 Talbot Auditorium in Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland Campus @ USM
America Now. Group show curated by Bruce Brown.
Jackie Brown, installation

Materiality: The Matter of Matter
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA)
November 11, 2017, public reception from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition is on view through February 11, 2018.
The thematic, group exhibition fills the new CMCA with a lively and diverse selection of work by twelve artists with a connection to the state of Maine. Artists included in the exhibition are: Jackie BrownStephanie CardonLisa KellnerAdam LamptonJonathan MessLoretta ParkGelah PennBen PotterShannon RankinEmilie Stark-MennegAaron T Stephan, and Ian Trask.


UMVA Gallery at CTN. sign at 516 Congress St.

“Memories” a group show
The UMVA Gallery at CTN/Portland Media Center (PMC)
516 Congress St., Portland ME 
opening: (First) Friday, November 3rd with an artists’ reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pmIn addition to being available for showing during PMC office hours, UMVA volunteers will be at the Gallery from 1 to 4 pm on November 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2017, curated by Ann Tracy


Maine Jewish Museum, Kathy Weinberg paintings


Center for Maine Contemporary Art at night. image, Dave Clough, sunset photo

Call For Artists: October 2, 2017— The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Rockland, Maine, announces a $25,000 fellowship award for a Maine artist working in the visual arts. The Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship will begin accepting applications  online via on October 5, 2017, with the intention of delivering the award by the end of the year. The  award will be accompanied by a solo exhibition in the following year at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, a partnership made possible through its Director, Suzette McAvoy.  Applications  juried by a panel of experts in the field from outside the State of Maine to be announced at a later date. Please visit or call Donna McNeil, Executive Director, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation at 207-594-5825 for further information.


ABSTRACTIONSVictor Goldsmith, Cecily Kahn, Lorna Ritz —October 6 – 31, 2017
Jonathan Frost Gallery
279 Main Street, Suite 8 (Corner of Main and Park) Rockland, ME 04841
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10 to 5 (207) 596-0800
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Live Jazz Piano by Steve Lindsay.
Gallery Talk by the Artists:
Saturday, October 7, 1:00 p.m.


George Lloyd
Tom Higgens

Tom Higgins, George Lloyd at Greenhut Gallery
October 5 – 28
Opening: Thursday, October 5, 5-7pm
146 Middle St, Portland, ME 207-772-2693
Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5:30pm Saturday 10am – 5pm


Works by Maine Immigrant & Refugee Artists
Sept 22 – Nov 17  
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 22 from 5 – 8 pm
Gallery Hours
Tues–Friday 10AM–5PM 
256 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915
(207) 338-2222


Christine Higgins handmade paper and prints


Christine Higgins-handmade paper and prints
Dragon Echo Gallery
3 Mill Street in downtown Orono.
reception Friday, October 20th, from 5pm to 7pm 
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm



Jessica Lee Ives: Watermark
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art
September 15 – through October 28
opens on Friday, September 15, with an artist reception from 5–6pm, and an artist talk at 6pm.
Courthouse Gallery – 6 Court Street in Ellsworth. Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm. For more information 207-667-6611, or visit


RISING—Woven sculptural work by Sarah Hewitt
Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily
October 12- December 31, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6-8 pm
Gallery will be closed November 27-December 4
Hours: 7-5 Tuesday through Saturday and 8-2 on Sunday

Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Belfast, Maine 04915

Sarah Hewitt uses the traditional crafts of weaving  to create riotous and sprawling work that marries vivid yarn, natural objects and more.



UMaine Museum of Art Fall Exhibitions
September 15 – December 30, 2017

UMaine Museum of Art

40 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME  04401


CSA ll
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast—September 22 – November 10,
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 22, 5-8pm
Harlow Gallery in Hallowell—October 27 – December 2
Engine in Biddeford—November 10 – December 16.
Maine Farmland Trust, and the Harlow Gallery/Kennebec Vallery Art Association, present CSA II – one of three exhibitions. Work by 13 Maine artists who have been partnered with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in 2017.


“Harlow 2.0”
Harlow Gallery, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
September 23-November 4, 2017
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm

The debut art exhibition at their new location at 100 Water Street, in downtown Hallowell.

Participating artists include Karen & Ru Allen, Nancy Keenan Barron, Megan Daigle, Whitney Gill, Judy Herman, Pamela Hetherly, Nancy Holland, Eddie Leaman, Kay Morris, Anita Morrissey, Linda Murray, Petrea Noyes, Peter Precourt, Judy Schuppien, Sally Wagley, and more.

The Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street will remain open into the spring of 2018.
Contact: Allison McKeen, Marketing Manager, 207-622-3813,


Allen West at ENGINE
Show runs from September 29 – November 4, 2017
Opening Reception: September 29 from 5-8pm

West’s body of work It Is Possible That includes work made with ancient techniques of felting, knitting, stitching, and weaving, which attempt to complicate how the brain understands the idea of truth.
ENGINE, is a non-profit arts organization, is the home to the Maine Fablab makerspace in addition to running at contemporary gallery space at 265 Main street.


Alison Rector
September 1 to October 31, 2017
Ogunquit Museum of American Art,  543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine—open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is exhibiting a group of oil paintings by Alison Rector titled The Value of Thought.  Rector’s work celebrates the beauty and serenity of Maine’s public library buildings in 18 oil paintings.  Her work has been praised for the depiction of light with radiant color and quiet beauty.  The show titled The Value of Thought is on view in from September 1 until October 31, 2017.
For more information, visit


POW! Comic Book Inspired Art Show
Harlow Gallery
Sept. 8 – Oct. 21, 2017
160 Water Street, Hallowell ME
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm
(207) 622-3813
POW! features the work of over 34 artists from across Maine and beyond, highlighting the different ways they incorporate comics into their art; from comic-inspired art to more traditional comic book art pages. Closson is also presenting his own and six peers’ work in “Seven Cartoonists in a Gallery,” an exhibit at University of Maine Augusta’s Danforth Gallery through October 6; for more information, visit


Maine Jewish Museum
September 14 – November 5, 2017
267 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
Sundays 1pm – 5pm
or by appointment 207-773-2339

Linda Stein. Maine Jewish Museum

Nancy Davidson, Curator
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 145-7pm
Art Talk with Linda Stein – Tuesday, October 3, 6-8 pm
Talk with Anna Wrobel – Friday, October 152-4 pm


Call for Art:

The Atrium Art Gallery at University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College (USM) is hosting an exhibition, Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape, a group show of 2D and 3D Art and is seeking artists whose work is focused on Maine’s industrial landscape. (March 12 – June 1, 2018).
Painter Janice L. Moore is the guest curator for this exhibition. She has a had longtime interest in Maine’s work landscapes and how they have shaped us both physically and culturally. Her work has focused on our working factories, abandoned work sites, and repurposed structures throughout the state. Robyn Holman, retired curator of Atrium Gallery, will also take part in the artist selection.

Deadline for Submission: Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:59 PM
For more information, contact include the subject line: Atrium Industrial

Maine artists* are invited to submit images of work for consideration. All media will be considered: paintings, drawings, sculpture, works in clay, fiber, glass, ceramic, metal, and wood. There is no entry fee. Works may be for sale with arrangements between the buyer and artist. Proposal for new works will be considered.
*Maine residents or artists with a strong, ongoing connection to the state of Maine.
image: JaniceLMoore_BeerPlant.jpg
Beer Plant, Oil on Canvas, 24”x 36”, 2015


Call For Art:

UMVA Members—November 2017 Portland show at CTN (PMC) Gallery
Community Television Network in Portland’s Art District
516 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Memory is invoked by many of our senses. For Proust it was the smell of a madeleine. As visual artists, how do we use memory? Do we use memory in a representational way or do we abstract it? Do we paint from memory or photos? Do those photographs in turn produce other memories, which influence our work? The theme of memory seems appropriate to our November member show. The theme is a suggestion, a jumping off point for you.
Submit by October 9th : Up to three entries @ 5 x 7″ JPG files at 300 dpi. via email to Ann Tracy:
Artists should also include a one page artist statement/price list, with title of work, size, medium as well as price.
Deadlines and dates
Oct 9th……………………………………… Submit up to 3  pieces 5×7″ JPG files at 300 dpi
Oct 20th …………………………………… Artists notified of which pieces are accepted
Oct 28th……………………………………. Drop off art at CTN —1 to 4 pm
Nov 3rd…………………………………….. Artists reception – 1st Friday
Nov 25th…………………………………… Pick up work from CTN
GALLERY SITTING –Volunteers needed on a Saturday or Sunday Nov 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 18 & 24: from 1 to 5 pm