The Maine Masters Project has revived interest in expanding its short film The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore, about the UMVA co-founder Carlo Pittore, into a half hour documentary.

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Carlo Pittore, LaBuffonera, 1983

Here is a private link to the short permitted for all UMVA members:

Password:   Carlo

Carlo was among a small passionate group of artists who in 1975 founded our organization, the Union of Maine Visual Artists, Inc. With this project we are dedicated to advancing the legacy of Carlo Pittore – an exuberant, larger-than-life personality with a contagious passion that inspired myriad students, fellow artists and friends.

If the project can raise $10,000, we will receive a $12,000 grant to complete the film and have it widely distributed.  Contributions should be sent to:

Union of Maine Visual Artists, Inc.

c/o Jackie Bennett, Treasurer

PO Box 51

Walpole, ME  04573


NOTE:  Indicate “Carlo” in the Memo line of your check. 


For more information and for other contribution methods, contact Richard Kane,,  207-359-2320

Image at top: Carlo Pittore, Self Portrait