The newly energized Midcoast UMVA (Union of Maine Visual Artists) Chapter* will blossom in 2023 with a show at the Camden Public Library, 55 Maine St., Camden, from 4 January 2023 to 29 January 2023. An artists’ reception is scheduled on 7 January 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Art exhibited will range from photography to painting to monoprints and mixed-media work. Then mere weeks later, Midcoast UMVA will take the stage again in the form of a juried exhibit (David Estey juror) at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St, Belfast, from 25 January 2023 to 24 February 2023. An artists’ reception will be scheduled in the near future.
The Midcoast Chapter of UMVA came together after a meeting exploring options for artists sharing the task of driving down to the Portland Gallery and picking up work for their neighbors. As Liv Kristin Robinson, Sally Stanton, Ann Tracy, and Deb Vendetti met to talk about taking turns bringing work to Portland, they wondered if enough UMVA members in the Midcoast area would want to form their own chapter. An internet survey showed there was great interest and the chapter began to take shape. After the winter exhibits in Camden and Belfast, possible shows may be in the pipeline at Waldoboro, Damariscotta, Blue Hill, and Augusta later in 2023.
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*The Midcoast had a vibrant UMVA chapter (2003–08), which offered group exhibition opportunities in the Midcoast and beyond. That chapter held regular, monthly meetings with guest speakers.
The Midcoast Chapter’s Resurgence show at the Camden Public Library, 55 Maine St., will be on view from 4 January 2023 to 29 January 2023. An artists’ reception is scheduled for 7 January 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The images shown above will be exhibited along with the work of over twenty other artists.
Image at top: Lisa Mossel, Waiting for Release, archival digital print, 16 x 20 in.