above: UMVA Gallery sign at 516 Congress St.
The UMVA Portland Chapter is preparing its 2018 calendar. Applications for shows are still available, though there are only 3 or 4 months left open. Please contact John Ripton at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and list of exhibit guidelines. If you wish to be considered for the 2018 calendar, please prepare and submit an application by October 15th. UMVA Gallery accepts and considers applications at any time during the year. Submissions are reviewed and decisions made in one or two months.
The July members’ show was very successful – approximately 60 member artists submitted work. More is expected for the November show, titled “Memories.” Contact UMVA curator Ann Tracy (email@example.com) for guidelines for the November show. The submissions are due October 9th.
UMVA members supported the search for new flooring at CTN (Community Television Network). CTN is changing their name to Portland Media Center, so watch for new signage. Members also contributed to CTN’s telethon on September 22nd and 23rd with members Jim Kelly and Roland Salazar Rose painting live on cable and donating their work to televised auction. Members Janice Moore and Matt Devers designed a new banner. It now hangs in the window of CTN. Mark Barnette developed a permanent panel briefly explaining UMVA’s purpose to be installed in the Gallery.
The Addison-Woolley exhibit will run through October 27th. It is a wonderful show of photography and art. Visit the show at the UMVA Gallery at 516 Congress St. in Portland. Check out David Wade’s photos in slide show below of opening night.
A few UMVA members are on the selection committee for Creative Portland. http://www.creativeportland.com/about-us
Several UMVA members were accepted at the Barnes Foundation’s juried show over the summer. The group included Roland Salazar Rose, Jim Kelly, Ann Tracy and Dave Wade.
The UMVA is pleased that the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation has established itself in Portland at 13 Brown Street. Visit the Foundation’s Web site: https://www.rabkinfoundation.org/
UMVA Portland Chapter invites any and all members to join them in discussion and decision-making every third Monday of the month, 6-8 p.m. The next meeting is October 17th. The principal agenda item is determining the 2018 calendar for the Portland UMVA Gallery.
Portland Herald News reporter Bob Keyes did an article on UMVA member Janice Moore’s show at L-A Museum in Lewiston. You can read it at http://mainetoday.com/maine_art/paintings-photos-artifacts-pay-homage-maine-mills/
UMVA Portland Chapter encourages all artists who read these notes to register as a UMVA member at http://www.umvaonline.org/index.php?page=journal Also, check out the archives of UMVA Maine Arts Journal at the same site.