Rockland, ME, November 9, 2023 – The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is excited to launch a national search for a new Executive Director to succeed outgoing Executive Director/Chief Curator Tim Peterson. Once in place, the new Executive Director will undertake a national search for a full-time Chief Curator.

Guided by our strategic plan, CMCA is moving forward with a restructuring of the Chief Curatorship and Executive Directorship into two distinct roles to better accommodate our continued growth and best position the organization to achieve our goals. CMCA has engaged Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to lead the Executive Director search, and has hired Brian Kennedy to serve as Interim Executive Director. We will engage guest curators until permanent candidates are in place.

Tim Peterson joined CMCA under a three-year contract, and the completion of his contract prompted CMCA to consider dividing managerial and curatorial roles to better accommodate our continued growth. CMCA appreciates Tim Peterson’s many professional contributions during his tenure at CMCA, particularly the rise in diversity for exhibiting artists and staff and the increase in institutional support he secured. We wish him well in his future pursuits.

While our structure is evolving, our mission continues, and the future is bright. Our 75th anniversary is on the horizon. Interest in contemporary art is growing, as is demand for our educational programming. These changes will enable CMCA to continue providing pivotal opportunities to artists at key moments in their careers, advocate for deeper understanding of creative processes, and engage audiences with access to new work and ideas as they are developed.

Located in the heart of downtown Rockland, CMCA features more than 5,500 square feet of exceptional exhibition space for the presentation of work by contemporary artists. The complex also includes an ArtLab classroom, CMCA Gift Shop, and a 2,200-square-foot public courtyard displaying the monumentally scaled sculpture, Digital Man, by artist Jonathan Borofsky.

Summer hours are in effect through October 31: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm; and Sunday 12 – 5pm. Closed Federal Holidays. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors and students with ID; free for CMCA members and visitors under 18. For more information, please visit

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