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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…

ArtLab | April Vacation Week

April 19 - April 22

ArtLab Virtual Vacation Week Monday - Thursday, April 19-22 Free and open to all Daydream Space Join Community Arts Educator Alexis Iammarino for fun, hands-on projects you can try at home, alternating between Livestream workshops and pre-recorded video prompts, all posted to Facebook daily. these open-ended artmaking experiences invite participants to use a variety of materials to explore the relationship between organic and inorganic as well as waking life and dream states, taking inspiration from the works of 2020 CMCA Biennial artists Henry Austin…

Celebrate Earth Day | Recycled Sculpture Workshop

April 22 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 22 | 2-5pm CMCA Courtyard Free, open to all ages The Good Tern Coop, Center for Maine Contemporary Art and The Landing Place teaching artist Kim Bernard are partnering for an in-person Earth Day workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to transform discarded plastics into recycled sculptures. Learn more about creating eARTh friendly art making processes! Bring your own clean #2 plastics to transform trash into a personalized plastic sculpture. Kim Bernard creates sculpture that is recycled, kinetic,…

Futures Worth Imagining | Biennial Artists Talk Environment

April 22 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 22 | 6pm | Zoom Join CMCA on Earth Day for an engaging conversation between artists whose work, concepts, or processes consider the environment. Hear from Biennial artists Sam Finkelstein, Gregory Jamie, Tom Jessen, and Elijah Ober in conversation with moderator, Julie Poitras Santos. Julie Poitras Santos is a respected artist, writer, teacher, and the Director of Exhibitions at the ICA at MECA. Her work focuses on the relationship of site, story, and mobility in the age of…

[ON]now | edition_04

April 30 | 8:00 am - August 2 | 5:00 pm

now is an ongoing initiative showcasing the work of artists with ties to Maine in a series of curated online exhibitions. It’s our way of extending CMCA exhibitions beyond our physical walls and introducing the work of Maine-inspired artists to a worldwide online community. Juror | Valeria Missalina Bembry, Curatorial Fellow at SPACE Gallery, Portland. Submit online through April 9, 2021 New to submitting your work online? Learn more about using Submittable here For Assistance | Please email rromanski@cmcanow.org. No phone calls, please.

ArtLab for All Ages | May

May 1 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 1 | 2pm Streaming on Facebook Live May | Blooming Bouquets Join in a livestream ArtLab workshop led by Community Arts Educator Alexis Iammarino on Saturday, May 1, from 2 to 4pm on Facebook Live. Let's celebrate the brilliance of Spring and 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. Following the livestream, participants are invited to join…

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