The Union of Maine Visual Artists is in the midst of an exciting renewal to bring together artists, art lovers, and organizations for camaraderie, exhibitions, and mutual support. Whether you are an artist or simply love art, we’d like you to join us.

Member benefits include:

  • Meet-and-greet demos, artist talks and salons, critiques, and studio visits to admired peers;
  • quality exhibit and promotion opportunities around the State;
  • publishing opportunities in and a subscription to the online Maine Arts Journal;
  • free access to Maine Masters films online;
  • speaking truth to power with ARRT! banners/placards/props and LumenARRT! projections;
  • your own artist page on the UMVA website;
  • UMVA news and useful tips online;
  • fiscal sponsorship for grant applications;
  • free membership to full-time art students.
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UMVA Holiday Sale guests viewing photographs by member Ave Melnick.

Despite ambitious plans for the future, we have kept membership fees at a low, sliding scale starting at $25 – $45. No one is turned away due to financial hardship. Full-time art students can now join for free and exhibit with us, if they volunteer to help.

If you are a member who has not renewed or someone new considering membership, please visit our website at to learn more about what we’re doing now and get onboard. Thank you.


Image at top: November UMVA Members’ Exhibit, Portland Gallery (photo: Dave Wade).