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2023 CMCA Biennial Open Call

June 1 - August 15

CMCA is pleased to announce the jurors and application guidelines for our upcoming 2023 Biennial exhibition. The CMCA Biennial is the longest-running statewide juried exhibition in Maine and highlights current developments in contemporary art by Maine-based and connected artists. Artist submissions will be accepted via Submittable between June 1 and August 15, 2022. 2023 CMCA Biennial Submission Guidelines Jurors Misa Jeffereis is Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where she is organizing an exhibition by Mona Chalabi in fall 2022. She curated Alia Farid: At the Time…

2022 Artist Residency

June 15 - August 15

CMCA is pleased to announce the application guidelines for our upcoming 2022 CMCA Artist Residency.  Please note: Artist submissions will be accepted via Submittable until August 15, 2022 2022 CMCA Artist Residency Presented in collaboration with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Submission Guidelines Residency dates: This is a 4-6 month residency beginning September 15, 2022 and ending no sooner than January 15 and no later than March 15, 2023. Who May Apply? The CMCA Artist Residency Program is open to artists who…

The Art Party

July 7 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Art Party 2022 | Thursday evening, July 7 Please join us for a festive evening celebrating our summer exhibitions! Cocktails – Oyster Bar – Moveable Feast Trillium Caterers – Jolie Rogers Raw Bar Reservations Required – Festive Attire The Art Party supports CMCA's exhibitions + education programs. On View Reggie Burrows Hodges | Hawkeye Veronica Perez | voices, whispering Yashua Klos | Our Living The View from Here Honorees Karin & Davis Thomas Lois Dodd – featured in The…

Adult Workshop | Art, Identity, and Vision

July 17 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday, July 17 | 10:00 – 12:30  $100 Non-member | $75 member | $50 senior  Registration required, minimum of 6 to run Writing in the Present Tense: Art, Identity, and Vision Join us for a poetry workshop with author Claire Millikin. This workshop guides participants on an exploration of the summer 2022 exhibits with art and poetry joining together to see anew. Writing will emerge from the works by Reggie Burrows Hodges | Hawkeye, Yashua Klos, and Veronica Perez, and The…

Artful Living Tour 2022

July 19 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

We hope you will join us for our first Artful Living tour since 2019! The Artful Living Tour 2022 will take place on Tuesday, July 19th from 9:00am–5:30pm Tickets are $225 per person and include: air-conditioned transportation, lunch, afternoon refreshments, and tours of four spectacular homes and studios throughout the region.

Split Rock Cove | Workshop

July 23 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

July 23 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm $175 + $15 for supplies  Limited to 8 participants Please bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea, sparkling water and snacks included Join Split Cove Rock for Make a Sketchbook / Fill a Sketchbook with Abigail Read and Sandy Weisman. In this workshop you will have the dual pleasure of binding your own sketchbook and then using it!  Making a book for yourself is a pleasure all its own. You will make two…

Artist dialogue | Veronica Perez

July 23 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 23 | 2:00-3:00pm | In-person at CMCA + streamed to Zoom Admission to this event is free. Zoom registration link below. Join us for a dynamic discussion between exhibiting artist Veronica Perez and intellectual collaborator, Alexandra Méndez, as they discuss themes found in Perez's work including: grief, erasure, ancestral lineage, the Latinx experience, and pop culture. Veronica Perez has exhibited in Maine at Cove Street Arts (Portland, ME), Colby College (Waterville, ME), Portland Museum of Art, SPACE Gallery…

Sunday Tours at 10

July 24 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday, July 24 | 10am | Farnsworth Art Museum + CMCA Free for Members + Rockland Residents Registration closes at noon on the preceding Friday. Join educators from the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art for a thematic discussion to compare and contrast works from both organizations' current exhibitions. Participants will visit each art institution in-person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic vision. Photography Policy: By participating in CMCA programming, I understand my…

ArtLab for All Ages | August

August 6 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

August ArtLab for All Saturday, August 6 Drop-in 2:00-4:00 CMCA ArtLab  Visual Storytelling Join us as we create Gelatin prints on a variety of papers that vary in thickness, texture and design.  Once a number of prints are created we will cut and arrange and explore collage and how to create depth and story through layering in our work.  This ArtLab session is inspired by the artist Yashua Klos’ exhibition. Alix Martin is an artist and art educator.  One of…

Maine Makers Market | CMCA Courtyard

August 13 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Discover exceptional contemporary craft handmade by Maine artists   Free and open to the public Rain date:  August 14

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