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2020 Biennial

October 3, 2020 - May 2, 2021

 CMCA BIENNIAL 2020 The 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine communities. The selected artists were chosen from a pool of more than 500 individual submissions by jurors Nina Johnson-Milewski, owner, founder, and director of Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, FL, and Kate McNamara, an independent curator and educator based in Providence, RI. In a statement by the jurors, Johnson-Milewski writes, “I hope this exhibition will reflect the importance of harnessing the creative spirit, particularly in…

2020 Biennial | Marilyn Moss Rockefeller Lobby + Karen and Rob Brace Hall

October 3, 2020 - May 2, 2021

CMCA BIENNIAL 2020 The 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine communities. The selected artists were chosen from a pool of more than 500 individual submissions by jurors Nina Johnson-Milewski, owner, founder, and director of Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, FL, and Kate McNamara, an independent curator and educator based in Providence, RI. In a statement by the jurors, Johnson-Milewski writes, “I hope this exhibition will reflect the importance of harnessing the creative spirit, particularly in times…

2020 Biennial | Main Gallery

October 3, 2020 - May 2, 2021

CMCA BIENNIAL 2020 The 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine communities. The selected artists were chosen from a pool of more than 500 individual submissions by jurors Nina Johnson-Milewski, owner, founder, and director of Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, FL, and Kate McNamara, an independent curator and educator based in Providence, RI. In a statement by the jurors, Johnson-Milewski writes, “I hope this exhibition will reflect the importance of harnessing the creative spirit, particularly in times…

2020 Biennial | Bruce Brown Gallery

October 3, 2020 - May 2, 2021

CMCA BIENNIAL 2020 The 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine communities. The selected artists were chosen from a pool of more than 500 individual submissions by jurors Nina Johnson-Milewski, owner, founder, and director of Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, FL, and Kate McNamara, an independent curator and educator based in Providence, RI. In a statement by the jurors, Johnson-Milewski writes, “I hope this exhibition will reflect the importance of harnessing the creative spirit, particularly in times…

2020 Biennial | Guy D. Hughes Gallery

October 3, 2020 - May 2, 2021

CMCA BIENNIAL 2020 The 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine communities. The selected artists were chosen from a pool of more than 500 individual submissions by jurors Nina Johnson-Milewski, owner, founder, and director of Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, FL, and Kate McNamara, an independent curator and educator based in Providence, RI. In a statement by the jurors, Johnson-Milewski writes, “I hope this exhibition will reflect the importance of harnessing the creative spirit, particularly in times…

[ON]now Exhibition | Shelter (Earth, House, Body, Spirit)

November 20, 2020 - March 6, 2021

  Jurors | Annika Earley + Tessa Greene O'Brien, Co-directors, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME Jurors' Statement Shelter (Earth, House, Body, Spirit) features 20 artists who examine the slippery nature of what seeking cover and comfort looks like. For some, these explorations are specific and literal. For others, they move like brackish water between the four categories that emerged from the submissions: earth, house, body, and spirit.  Some artists offer shelter by grounding the viewer in the underbrush; some use rich textures…

Art You Love | Annual Benefit Auction

February 12 - February 26

Bidding opens February 12, noon | Closes February 26, noon cmcanow.org/auction Just in time for Valentine's Day, CMCA is partnering with the online auction house Artsy to present Art You Love, its annual benefit fine art auction. Featuring more than 50 works of art by leading and emerging artists connected with Maine, the auction is an opportunity to purchase works you LOVE—and support CMCA's exhibitions and educational programming. Bidding opens at noon on Friday, February 12, at cmcanow.org/auction, and continues through noon on Friday, February 26. Register to bid: Art…

Artist Toolbox | Grant Writing Deconstructed

February 17 | 6:00 pm - March 10 | 8:00 pm

Wednesdays, February 17, 24, March 3, 10 | 6 - 8pm Zoom Workshop | $40 to participate Pre-registration required; limited to 10 participants Grants play an important role in advancing the careers of working artists; funding exhibitions, studio space, and other projects...but what makes a grant application stand out? Understand the process and fine-tune your writing skills with help from this special Artist Toolbox workshop. Once you understand the methodology and construct your own toolbox, grant writing becomes speedy and easy.…

Protected: 2021 Summer Exhibitions | Education

David Row | The Shape of Things The Shape of Things is the first major exhibition of painter and master printmaker David Row’s work in his home state. Born in Portland, in 1949, Row is a multi-generational Mainer. His father’s family settled in Perry, a small town in Washington County near the Canadian border, in the early 19th century. Row visited the family homestead many times as a child and thought of it “as the wildest place I’d ever seen.” In his teen years,…

LUNCH/BREAK: CURATORIAL TOURS (DEEP DIVE: ENVIRONMENTALISM)

February 25 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

February 25 | 12pm | Zoom Free registration below Join us Thursday afternoon for a 30-minute deep-dive into Biennial works that relate to the theme Environmentalism, with Associate Curator Bethany Engstrom. Happening every Thursday, this series will alternate between full tours of the entire exhibition and concentrated deep-dives into themes found within the breadth of work in this year’s Biennial. These bite-sized Zoom gatherings will be both visually and conceptually stimulating, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts,…

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