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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 times…

ArtLab for All Ages | October

October 3 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 3 | 2-4pm | CMCA Courtyard FREE and open to all ArtLab | Mini Assemblage October marks the opening of CMCA’s 2020 Biennial! Join us in the courtyard to explore some of the materials, media and the expansive ideas represented in this large group show. Using mixed-media and found objects and prompted by words, pictures and mind-mapping, we’ll create 3D assemblage sculptures inspired by the theme: two year’s time. Our Covid-19 ArtLab Response: Staff will be wearing face…

Virtual Opening | 2020 CMCA Biennial

October 3 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 3, 5pm | Online Facebook Live| Free Join us on Saturday, October 3rd from 5pm on CMCA's Facebook page for a live stream virtual exhibition opening of the 2020 CMCA Biennial. We will hear from the artists about their work in the exhibition, as well as from the Biennial jurors, and share a live video tour of the galleries. Spanning all of CMCA's galleries, the 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from…

Toolbox Topics

October 15 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toolbox Topics Six Thursdays, starting October 15 Free | 7pm | Zoom Toolbox Topics offer a deep dive into one relevant artist topic every Thursday at 7pm for six weeks starting October 15. Join instructor Kim Bernard live on Zoom for 30 min of in-depth information, followed by Q&A. 10/15 - Selling Your Own Work Learn how to hustle your own work through your website, online galleries, pop ups, open studios, fairs, etc. 10/22 - Protecting Your Work Copyright, image…

Activating Hybrid Learning with Contemporary Art: MAEA Workshop

October 17 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Activating Hybrid Learning with Contemporary Art: MAEA Workshop  Saturday, October 17 | 9:30am – 3:30pm In person at CMCA | 20 spots available $50 to attend | pre-registration required Due to limited space, all sales are final. Waitlist will be considered due to high volume of additional registrations Registration Deadline: Monday, October 12 at 5:00PM In support of the Maine Arts Education Association (MAEA), CMCA is offering a full day professional workshop for Maine Art Educators, including contemporary art exploration,…

Who Do You Love?

October 25 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 25 | 3-5pm | Zoom The beloved series is back for the 2020 Biennial! Who Do You Love? features Biennial artists sharing their top three "art crushes." Learn about each artist’s process, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own work through this unique talk format. A question and answer period will follow, providing the audience an opportunity to engage with the artists. Full list of participating artists TBA

ArtLab for All Ages | November

November 7 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 7 | 2-4pm | CMCA Courtyard FREE and open to all ArtLab | Plastics (re)Made This month we will construct personal artifacts from everyday disposable materials and plastics. Considering new works by Nicolas J Sevigney, let us more deeply notice and question the common presence  of discarded plastics and remnants of human made materials lasting impact on our environment. Our Covid-19 ArtLab Response: Staff will be wearing face mask/shield through the duration of program Having sanitation stations easily…

ArtLab for All Ages | December

December 5 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 5 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Handmade Memory This month participants are invited to create small mixed-media sculptures using air dry clays and found objects. Taking our inspiration from the works of Sam Finklestein and Elyse Noelani Grams we will explore the creation of small objects from memory while embracing a slower pace of working by hand. ArtLab for All Ages is made free by the support of Wells Fargo.

ArtLab for All Ages | January

January 2, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 2 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all January | Hybrid Style + Form This month, we take our creative lead from Biennial artists Baxter Koziol and Isabelle Maschal O’Donnell to connect the practice of painting with fiber arts and object making. Join us to create abstract compositions in 2D and 3D form. Using  several textile and craft techniques like fabric dyeing, sewing and quilt piecing. ArtLab for All Ages is made free by the support of Wells…

David Row | The Shape of Things

June 26, 2021 - October 10, 2021

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, Row’s family began…

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