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2016 Biennial

November 5, 2016 - February 5, 2017

Taking place in the fall of even-numbered years, the CMCA Biennial is an open, statewide juried exhibition featuring work in all mediums produced by the selected artists in the past two years. A snapshot of Maine’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the CMCA Biennial dates back to 1978 and is the longest-running juried competition in the state. Jurors for 2016 are Christine Berry, director of Berry Campbell Gallery, New York City, and John Yau, noted writer, poet, and art critic for Hyperallergic.…

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YOGA with Rachel Nixon

January 26 | 8:30 am - 9:45 am

We invite you to join us for a six-week yoga series at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art! Each Thursday morning, start your day with breathwork, flowing yoga sequences, and an overall good stretch for the body, mind and spirit.

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PechaKucha Night

January 27 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine celebrates the creativity of our community through visual storytelling in a unique presentation format where 8 individuals share their work, ideas, and creative process with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow.

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Pies on Parade

January 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pies on Parade Kick-off event, Saturday, January 28, 1:30-3:30pm Rockland's unique community-wide event kicks off with an exclusive pie-themed tour at CMCA, with pies pairs to works of art in the 2016 Biennial. Hosted by Historic Inns of Rockland; more information http://historicinnsofrockland.com/pies-on-parade.

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YOGA with Rachel Nixon

February 2 | 8:30 am - 9:45 am

We invite you to join us for a six-week yoga series at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art! Each Thursday morning, start your day with breathwork, flowing yoga sequences, and an overall good stretch for the body, mind and spirit.

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February ArtLab for All Ages

February 4 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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Mark Wethli | Piper Cub

February 11 - May 14 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mark Wethli | Piper Cub features a life-size version of the popular aircraft of the same name. Hand-made by the artist, Piper Cub is a tribute to his father, who restored and flew the actual aircraft and helped build this one as well. Constructed of wood and aircraft parts, with Piper Cub, Wethli poses questions of the structure and nature of its existence. Is this an actual airplane, a copy, an artwork or a combination? Mark Wethli is a painter…

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David Driskell | Renewal and Form | Selected Recent Prints

February 11 - May 11 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition of prints by David Driskell, Renewal and Form | Selected Recent Prints presents his most recent series. Referencing African and African-American art, Driskell says, “I try to pattern my art with certain aspects of African and African-American iconography...in particular with African textiles, with costumes - especially with the Egungun costume, where the Yoruba dancers wear large costumes with strips of quilted cloth.” Highly regarded as both an artist, curator, educator and scholar of African-American art, David Driskell primarily…

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Sam Cady | Parts of the Whole

February 18 - May 21 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Comprised of works spanning over 40 years, Sam Cady | Parts of the Whole is a close look at the artist’s oil paintings on shaped canvases. As David Raymond describes, “Cady’s canvases bracket and conform to his subjects’ edges in a courting of precision similar to the language of poetry. It is a precision that feels familiar enough that when encountered it surprises like something stranger than it ought to be.” Living and working in Friendship for many years, Sam…

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Opening Reception | Wethli, Driskell, Cady

February 18 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us February 18 from 4 - 7pm.

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