Rockland, ME, December 30, 2020 – The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will host the second in a series of “Who Do You Love?” artist talks on Sunday, January 10 at 3pm on Zoom and Facebook Live. The popular series, which features CMCA Biennial artists presenting three works of art by other artists that they love and telling why, began with the 2014 CMCA Biennial and is now in its fourth edition.

This year’s Biennial artists presenting on January 10 are Brian Doody (Portland, ME), Kevin Ford (Portland, ME + Norwalk, CT), Ashley Normal (York, ME + Nashua, NH), and Susan L Smith (Dover-Foxcroft, ME). The “Who Do You Love?” format offers a unique opportunity to learn about each artist’s process, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own work. A question and answer period will follow the presentations. The program is free of charge. For additional information and to register, visit

This 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. The exhibition will remain on view at CMCA in Rockland through spring 2021, and is sponsored by The Via Agency, Portland. 


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 for the month of January; anticipated reopening February 1, 2021. 

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Who Do You Love? presented by CMCA
Brian Doody, Untitled (Cake), 2019, Archival inkjet print on baryta paper
Kevin Ford, Atmospheric Perspective, 2019, Acrylic and flashe on panel
Ashley Normal, Envelop, 2020, Ink on found postcards and photographs
Susan L Smith, Witness: Mourning Cloth, 2019, Raw linen, screenprint, hand and laser cut woodblock print, cr boro stitch, earth pigment (soils collected from boarder wall)