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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…

Who Do You Love?

February 28 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 28 | 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. Participating Artists: Jeffrey Ackerman Fanny Brodar…

Lunch/Break Curatorial Tours (Deep Dive: Humor)

March 4 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

March 4 | 12pm | Zoom Free registration below Join us Thursday afternoon for a 30-minute deep-dive into Biennial works that use Humor as a creative tool, with Curatorial Assistant Rachel Romanski. 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,…

Artist Toolbox | Taxes for Artists with Hannah Cole

March 4 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 4 | 6 - 8pm Zoom Workshop | Free Is my art a business or a hobby? How do I deduct my home studio? What is a Schedule C? Lead by Hannah Cole, this workshop dives deep into tax issues specifically relevant to artists and makers. This special Artist Toolbox presentation will cover the basics of the tax equation, self-employment tax and the estimated quarterly tax system, audit concerns for the creative person, and more, followed by a…

Artist Toolbox Workshop

March 8 | 6:00 pm - March 29 | 8:00 pm

Mondays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 | 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. Lead…

Toolbox Topics | Q&A with Tim Peterson

March 11 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toolbox Topics Thursday, March 11 Free | 7pm | Facebook Live Toolbox Topics offer a deep dive into one relevant artist topic on Thursdays at 7pm. Join instructor Kim Bernard on Facebook Live for 30 min of in-depth information, followed by Q&A. 3/11  Q&A with Tim Peterson The new executive director of the CMCA will take any and all questions in this live interview. Join us for a casual get-to-know-you session.

Toolbox Topics | Organizing Your Inventory

March 18 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toolbox Topics Thursday, March 18 Free | 7pm | Facebook Live Toolbox Topics offer a deep dive into one relevant artist topic on Thursdays at 7pm. Join instructor Kim Bernard on Facebook Live for 30 min of in-depth information, followed by Q&A. 3/18 Organizing Your Inventory Learn some strategies for keeping track of your work, your images, documentation and records, along with best practices for titling jpegs and documents, creating inventory sheets and provenance.

Toolbox Topics | Online Art Sales

March 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toolbox Topics Thursday, March 25 Free | 7pm | Facebook Live Toolbox Topics offer a deep dive into one relevant artist topic on Thursdays at 7pm. Join instructor Kim Bernard on Facebook Live for 30 min of in-depth information, followed by Q&A. 3/25  Online Art Sales The pandemic has made both artists and collectors look more seriously at online opportunities for art. We will look at a variety of different online galleries and platforms along with the pros and cons of…

Who Do You Love?

March 28 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 28 | 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. Participating Artists: Henry Austin Hector Nevarez…

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