Rockland, ME, January 29, 2021 – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art is offering its annual “Art You Love” benefit auction in partnership with Artsy, the global online auction platform. Featuring more than 50 works of art by leading and emerging artists connected with Maine, the CMCA auction is an opportunity to purchase art you love and support CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programming for all ages.

This is the fourth year CMCA has partnered with an online auction house to bring its benefit auction to a global collecting market. “The Artsy platform is respected worldwide and allows people to bid on works of art no matter where they are located,” says former CMCA director Suzette McAvoy, who assisted with organizing this year’s auction. “We are immensely grateful to the artists and galleries that have contributed works in support of CMCA. There is something for buyers at every point in the market, with works by emerging to established talents.”

Bidding for CMCA’s “Art You Love” auction,, opens at noon on Friday, Feb. 12, and runs through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 26. At the close of the auction, successful bidders will be notified by CMCA to make arrangements for shipment of the art.

Artists contributing to the 2021 CMCA Benefit Art Auction include:
Jeffery Ackerman, Bo Bartlett, Gideon Bok, Katherine Bradford, Meghan Brady, Jenny Brillhart, Fanny Brodar, Emily Brown, Jackie Brown, Tom Burckhardt, Sam Cady, Avy Claire, Cathy Cone, Julie Crane, Ann Craven, Dan Mills, Grace DeGennaro, Lois Dodd, Michel Droge, Betsy Eby, Carol Eisenberg, Jeff Epstein, Inka Essenhigh, Melanie Essex, Clint Fulkerson, Jessica Gandolf, Harold Garde, Elizabeth Greenberg, Peter Halley, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Jill Hoy, Jeanie Hutchins, Alex Katz, Sal Taylor Kydd, Megan Magill, Jonathan Mess, Tracy Miller, K. Min, Steve Mumford, Colin Page, David Row, Gail Savitz, Claire Seidl, Anneli Skaar, Gail Skudera, Suzy Spence, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Sara Stites, Barbara Sullivan, William Wegman, Kathy Weinberg, Nicole Wittenberg, James Wolfe, Deborah Zlotsky, Dudley Zopp

CMCA has held a benefit fine art auction showcasing work by national and emerging artists associated with Maine for more than 40 years. For assistance or further information on this year’s “Art You Love” auction, please contact Justine Kablack at or visit


CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages on site and online.

Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, MaineHours: November through April, Wednesday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. Closed Federal holidays.

NOTE: CMCA is temporarily closed to the public.

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Reggie Burrows Hodges, Pace House (Self Portrait), 2021, Acrylic and pastel on linen, 11×13 inches, courtesy the artist, Karma, NY and Dowling Walsh
William Wegman, Fauna in Flora, 2004, Chromogenic print, 7/12, 14×11 inches, courtesy the artist
Alex Katz, Yellow Laura, 2018, Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max white, 14/26, 23×23.2 inches, courtesy the artist
Inka Essenhigh, Black Sunflower, 2020, Enamel on panel, 12.25×12.125 inches, courtesy the artist