Rockland, ME, October 16, 2020 –  The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will host the first in a series of “Who Do You Love?” artist talks on Sunday, October 25 at 3pm on Zoom. 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.

The first round of 2020 Biennial artists presenting on October 25 are Tom Jessen (Temple, ME), Aaron Rosenblum (Northport, ME and Louisville, KY), Jimmy Viera (South Portland, 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,

The 2020 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. 


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: July through October, Monday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. November through April, Wednesday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. Closed Federal holidays. Admission: $5; children under 18 free, CMCA members free.

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Who Do You Love? presented by CMCA
Tom Jessen, Recess, 2019, various metal objects painted in enamel
Aaron Rosenblum, Audio Flag, 2020, CRT monitors, field recordings, digital video players, acrylic sheet
Jimmy Viera, Secret Passage, 2020, acrylic on panel