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Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

June 24 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 24, 5-8pm Free and open to the public We're celebrating the public opening of our summer exhibitions and our one-year anniversary in our Toshiko Mori building! View the new exhibitions showcasing the work of artists John Walker, William Wegman, Jenny Brillhart and Sara Stites, and help celebrate CMCA's first birthday with cake, balloons, and refreshments in our courtyard.

July First Friday

July 7 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 7, 5-8pm Free and open to the public Stop by our courtyard for a SURPRISE and ArtLab OpenStudio for a free, hands-on project!

July ArtLab for All Ages

July 8 | 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.

ArtCamp Week 1 | FRAME YOURSELF

July 10 - July 14 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

July 10-14, 9am -12pm Ages 8-12; please call if you have any questions regarding age restrictions. $160 per week / $130 CMCA household members (use code MEMBERLOVE at checkout for discount). Scroll down to purchase. Fees include a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore multiple ways of expressing yourself in-the-frame! A variety of photographic imagery, recycled materials, and paint, materials used by Jenny Brillhart and Sara Stites, will engage young artists to…

2017 Artful Living Tour

July 11 | 9:00 am - 5:15 pm

Tuesday, July 11, 9am-5:15pm CMCA members | $175 Non-members | $195 Ticket sales open to CMCA members only through June 30; then to non-members on a first-come, first-served basis. Join us for a daylong adventure in mid-coast Maine, filled with unique homes, studios, and scenery. We’ll begin with a visit to an artist’s charming home and studio, recently renovated from top-to-bottom by the celebrated home designers Jersey Ice Cream Co. Then we head up the coast to a shorefront family compound, resplendent…

ArtCamp Week 2 | 3D BUILD

July 17 - July 21 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

July 17-21, 9am -12pm Ages 8-12; please call if you have any questions regarding age restrictions. $160 per week / $130 CMCA household members (use code MEMBERLOVE at checkout for discount). Scroll down to purchase. Fees include a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Build up, out, and around! This hands-on workshop engages young artists to think about different types of form, scale, and structure in an experiential building process. Using multiple mediums,…

Tuesday Talk | John Walker + Christopher Crosman

July 18 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, July 18, 5:30-6:30pm Free with admission Join us for a Tuesday Talk featuring artist John Walker in conversation with Christopher Crosman, former director, Farnsworth Art Museum and founding chief curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Stay after the talk for refreshments and further conversation. Writing about Walker’s work for a 2014 exhibition at Alexandre Gallery, Crosman describes the artist’s Seal Point paintings as “…primordially tidal, literally marked with and by wind-driven currents and light dissecting the water. Here and…

Tuesday Talk | William Wegman

July 25 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 25, 5:30pm The Strand Theatre $10 CMCA and The Strand members, $15 general admission; $20 day of event Tickets will be available at online at The Strand Artist William Wegman, accompanied by his famous Weimaraners, will present a talk at The Strand Theatre, Main Street, Rockland, as part of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art's Tuesday Talk series. CMCA and The Strand Theatre are partnering on the presentation, with reduced admission for CMCA and The Strand members. Immediately following…

Abstracting the Landscape | Split Rock Cove

July 28 - July 30

Abstracting the Landscape, a Fresh Point of View with Julie Houck July 28 - 30, 2017 9am - 4pm each day Traditional landscape painting adheres to the basic fundamentals of composition, light, perspective and form. However, the landscape can also be seen as a series of abstract relationships that comprise a cohesive whole. How does one see beyond a literal view to capture the intrinsic essence of a landscape? How does one interpret a scene in a new way? Working…

August First Friday

August 4 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 4, 5-8pm Free and open to the public Stop by our courtyard for a SURPRISE and ArtLab OpenStudio for a free, hands-on project!

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