CMCA Annual Fund

Create the Future

“…[CMCA] small-but-mighty Maine museum, where you’ll find some of the most free-thinking and innovative contemporary exhibitions in New England..
– Boston Globe, 2021

“It is rare that a museum experience is so thoroughly and consistently satiating from one end to the other.”
– Portland Press Herald, 2022

Dear Friends,

The arts are alive and thriving at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art! CMCA occupies a singular place in the Maine arts landscape as the only dedicated museum of contemporary art in the state. Our staff takes this responsibility to heart, developing nationally relevant exhibitions and education programs that serve our immediate Midcoast region and the state as a whole. As a non-collecting museum, we offer entirely new exhibitions three times each year that underscore
the dynamic vibrancy of contemporary art in Maine. This fall, we are thrilled to present three major solo exhibitions, each debuting major new bodies of paintings by Alison Hildreth, Jeane Cohen and Gamaliel Rodriguez.

Our education program is equally compelling, offering four free programs that ensure that people of all ages have access to arts education. In addition to multiple free onsite workshops and drop-in artmaking, CMCA offers weekly after school workshops in which we bring materials and instructors directly to K-8 schools, serving hundreds of young people each year.

CMCA believes in the power of art to build new connections, and we are committed to being a creative partner in Rockland, the Midcoast region and statewide, with ongoing and upcoming collaborations with OutMaine, Knox County Homeless Coalition, the Rockland School District, Indigo Arts Alliance, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, the Farnsworth Art Museum and Ogunquit Museum of Art.

As proud volunteers and annual donors at CMCA, we invite you to join us in making a contribution today. As we grow, a gift in any amount will have a profound impact, making our next year of arts programming and community outreach even greater.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at CMCA again soon!

With thanks,

Carolyn Watson | Co-chair, CMCA Trustee Development Committee

Paul Keenan | Co-chair, CMCA Trustee Development Committee

*$500+ donors receive free a complimentary Good Host membership;
*$1500+ donors receive a complimentary Steward membership and are recognized as part of CMCA’s Contemporary Circle
—with exclusive benefits and opportunities.

NOTE: Your charitable contribution to CMCA is 100% tax-deductible.