REGIONAL and STATEWIDE: photo exhibits, events, and opportunities

REGIONAL and STATEWIDE: photo exhibits, events, and opportunities

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THE SHORT LIST: Here we will post events, exhibits, call for entry, etc.

AT the PMA: Nan Goldin: 6 October to 31 December 2017 Portland Museum of Art   7 Congress Street Portland Maine 04101  207-775-6148

related talks: 6 and 20 October at Noon.

PMA Members ONLY opening reception 4 October Open House 11 am to 6pm and evening reception 7 to 9pm.   Reservations are required to attend the Evening Reception and lectures. R.S.V.P. by September 26 TUESDAY to the Membership department at (207) 775-6148 or (See the copy below for details about the work and exhibit.)

PhoPa Gallery Current and Upcoming: Daniella Zalcman: Sign of Your Identity. Exhibit runs from 24 August to 30 September 2017. Artist reception 19 September. Jonathan Levitt: Mawooshen Life and Landscape of the Maritime Archaic. Artist Reception  Thursday, 5 October 5 to 7pm.  Exhibit runs from 4 October to 11 November 2017. More details about hours below.

Megan Gould: Bureau of Visual Instruction   29 June to 30 September 2017 at Maine Museum of Photographic Arts 314 Forest Avenue Portland Maine:

Speedwell Projects: work byAdriane Herman Good Riddance  from 16 September 4 November 2017.Artist Reception 16 September 5 to 8pm. For more information about the work and photographs:

AND: (917) 536 – 3423. 630 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101 (lots of construction in that area so approach from Deering Ave or give yourself extra time to find parking and navigate the torn-up Woodford’s Corner)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12 – 6 PM
and by appointment

Photo a GoGo Auction Friday 1 December 2017 to 1January 2018.

CALL FOR WORKS: CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITURE: 2018  DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2018  Chosen works will be included in the exhibition June – Sept 30, 2018

Portraits, wether they are national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic, are a way to understand people(s) and subject matter. Portraits are one of the longest established genres in Art History and when they are: commissioned, personal, figurative, autobiographical, filmic, self, object, public, religious/philosophical, or diaries, they shed light not only on the content and artist, but also the time in which they’re made.

“The personal is political was coined in photographic theory in the 1980’s and it’s even more applicable today. Identity Politics are being playing out around the world. Belonging to certain groups is dangerous, and considered a threat morally, economically and politically. In our country, with the rise of surveillance, profiling, deportation, disallowed entry/travel, inequality and persecution, this too becomes a portrait; Of an era and a nation.”

Denise Froehlich, Director MMPA  WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
1. 6-12 JPEGS 300DPI OF WORK YOU FEEL MEETS THIS CRITERIA and an image list: name, title, date, medium, dimensions, price/nfs 2. Please put your initials on each jpeg. 3. Subject line of email: Contemporary Portraiture: 2018 4. Please send to DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS APRIL 1, 2018. Chosen works will be included in the exhibition June – Sept 30, 2018

The Maine Photography Show (presented by Boothbay Region Art Foundation) MPS has been the annual premier juried gallery show of photography in Maine
in the 13th year now.  Mark your calendar:   Call for entries for MPS 2018 opens Friday, December 1st 2017  The annual Special Theme for MPS 2018 is Remnants.Our juror for the 2018 Show is the renowned Maine photographer Peter Ralston.

Selected photos will be exhibited at the BRAF Gallery in Boothbay Harbor in April 2018  Thanks to the generous contributions from our Sponsors we are able to award the prize winners  with cash prizes in total of $1,800 including a $500 award for Best of Show! Juror’s site:

Kingman Gallery: on Deer Isle, photographers from Maine.117 Center District Crossroad
(corner Sunset Rd. 1/2 mile south of Deer Isle Village)
Deer Isle, Maine 04627 207-712-7014/ Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Anne Kingman Page, Owner


Portland Museum of Art   7 Congress Street Portland Maine 04101  207-775-6148

Nan Goldin 6 October to 31 December 2017. The photography of Nan Goldin offers audiences a kaleidoscopic narrative of the breadth of the human experience. Beginning in the 1970s and continuing to the present, Goldin captures her world as it unfolds before her, resulting in a diaristic account of her life and the people and places that define it. Treating her camera as an extension of her own body, “creating a history by recording a history,” Goldin shields her memories from revision or erasure by preserving them permanently in photographic form. The result is an unvarnished, intimate, and honest glimpse into a full life that has played out in New York City, Boston, Provincetown, and abroad, against the backdrops of nightclubs and drag bars, hotel rooms and hospitals, and more. By experiencing Goldin’s work, we bear witness to her reality and that of the people who inhabited her evolving surroundings, with whom she formed a kind of alternate family—a chosen family. The intimacy of the photographs not only provide a window into the lives that surrounded Goldin, but validate the many twists, turns, and paths that occur in all of our lives, resulting in a deeply personal, yet resoundingly universal experience of art and humanity.

Organized by the Portland Museum of Art, Nan Goldin explores American artist Nan Goldin’s (b. 1953) use of photography as a means of communication, self-reflection, and poetic expression.

Nan Goldin traces the notions of “family” and “history” as they intertwine in Goldin’s singular body of work. After leaving her parents’ suburban home at the age of 13, Goldin began to take pictures of the people who inhabited her evolving surroundings with unvarnished candor. Throughout the artist’s visual autobiography, in which her subjects move with blithe abandon, intimacy is ubiquitous. In the form of ordinary gestures—the cast of a gaze or the curve of a hand—Goldin reveals the presence of love, rapture, pain, and loss in her own encounters, as well as in those of her friends and lovers. Collectively, these photographs impart an image of kinship that helps shape our modern understanding of both the construction and documentation of new models of family.

The exhibition comprises two of the artist’s seminal multimedia installations, a series of grids in which Goldin has grouped—and in many cases reprinted—her photographs into narrative themes, several works from her most recent project, and nearly two dozen photographs that span her prolific career.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art  9400 College Street Brunswick Maine 04011///////Museum Hours  Free to the public: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. (June 28 through October 18, 2015) Closed on Mondays and national holidays.   Special Sunday hours until 18 October: 12 noon to 5pm  207-725-3265 tel



CMCA:  21 Winter Street Rockland Maine 04801 207-701-5005

Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University: 515 South St., Waltham, MA  (781) 736-8102 M–F 9–5 – See more at:

Blake Library Exhibit       more below

Middlebury College Museum of Art:72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury, VT (802) 443-5007   Tu–F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5  – See more at:

Peabody Essex:

Maine State Museum: Maine State Museum open Tuesday to Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday 10 to 4, closed on Sunday and Monday.

Maine State Museum  230 State Street  Augusta, Maine 04330  207-287-2301, by e-mail at Maine.Museum@Maine.govusm Lewiston Auburn
Lewiston-Aburn College ATRIUM  51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240 Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday – Closed Monday, May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day Friday, July 3, 2015 – Independence Day
Monday, September 7, 2015 – Labor Day Monday, October 12, 2015 – Columbus Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Veterans Day Thursday, November 26, 2015 – Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 2015 – Day after Thanksgiving Friday, December 25, 2015 – Christmas

Maine Historical Society   

MHS Brown Library Congress Street in downtown Portland, an historic and arts district that serves as the city’s main thoroughfare. Congress is within short walking distance of the Old Port and waterfront.  Physical & Mailing Address: 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101.  Phone: 207-774-1822 . All of our facilities are fully accessible, with the exception of the second floor of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House; a full video tour of the second floor is available upon request. Hours   June-October 31, 2015: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm; Thursdays 10am-7pm; Sundays 12pm-5pm.
November 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Admission to gallery: Members: Free   National Trust Members: 20% off  Adults: $8 Seniors, AAA, & Students: $7  Children 6-17: $2; 5 and younger, free


  FREE: 40 Harlow Street, Bangor Maine 04401-5102 Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, closed Thanksgiving and Friday after , Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

University of Maine: University of Maine Museum of Art  FREE: 40 Harlow Street, Bangor Maine 04401-5102  Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, closed Thanksgiving and Friday after , Christmas Eve and Christmas Day  Dany Kany’s article 25 OCT. Nov Thursday 5 to 7pm Opening Reception PORTRAITS of ARTISTS (musician, painters, writers) t 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103.

University of Southern Maine Art Galleries:
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford Ave., Portland. USM Art Gallery, 37 College Ave., Gorham

Bates College Museum of Art and Olin Arts Center. 75 Russell St, Lewiston, ME 04240. Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday evenings until 7pm during Academic year and Sunday Closed. (207) 786-6158

Farnsworth Art Museum  For more info or to order tickets, click here or call 207-596-0949.   16 Museum Street Rockland Maine 04841. the Wyeth Center

  • Summer hours  June 1 through October 31, open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.  First Fridays (June through October)10 a.m. – 8 p.m.   AND  July through September: Free Admission on  Wednesdays 5 – 8 p.m

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA  (781)259-8355    W-F 10-4, Sa-Su 10-5 through May 30 Summer: Daily 10-5- See more at:

Blake Library  Blake Library Gallery Curator, Sofia Birden at 207-834-7527 or Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes Gallery Curator, Lise Pelletier at 834-7536.

For further information, please contact Blake Library Gallery Curator, Sofia Birden at 207-834-7527 or Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes Gallery Curator, Lise Pelletier at 834-7536.

Bangor Public Library

Ogunquit Museum  OPENS in MAY!!!543 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Open  10:00 am – 5:00 pm (207) 646-4909

Maine Media Workshops + College

PhoPa Gallery Portland Maine (exhibit info is in the short list)

Daniella Zalcman Signs of Your Identity 24 August to 30 September 2017. Artist reception Tuesday 19 September.

PhoPa Gallery 132 Washington Ave Portland Maine,;  Wednesday to Saturday: 12-5pm
First Friday of the Month (Art Walk): 5-8pm. New Director Sophia Nomara  and Gallery Assistant Sara Inacio. Also available by appointment.   If you are interested in visiting the gallery but unable to come during weekly hours, you may schedule an appointment by emailing

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: For 120 years, the Canadian government operated a network of Indian Residential Schools that were meant to assimilate young indigenous students into western Canadian culture. Indian agents would take children from their homes as young as two or three and send them to church-run boarding schools where they were punished for speaking their native languages or observing any indigenous traditions, routinely sexually and physically assaulted, and in some extreme instances subjected to medical experimentation and sterilization.

The last residential school closed in 1996. The Canadian government issued its first formal apology in 2008.

Generations of Canada’s First Nations forgot who they were. Languages died out, sacred ceremonies were criminalized and suppressed. “‘You stupid Indian’ were the first English words I ever learned,” Tom Janvier told me. He was sent to residential school as a 3-year-old, where he was bullied, beaten, and sexually molested. “It became self-fulfilling. My identity was held against me.”

These double exposure portraits explore the trauma of some of the 80,000 living survivors who remain, and through extensive accompanying interviews address the impact of intergenerational trauma, lateral violence, and document the slow path towards healing.   About   :         PhoPa Gallery is a collaboration among photographer Jon Edwards, independent curator Bruce Brown, and Maine Media Workshops + College. PhoPa exhibits (Pho)tography and works on (Pa)per, with a special focus on emerging Maine artists rarely seen in Portland. The gallery divides its schedule between showcasing works by MMW+C students, alumni, and faculty and exhibits organized by Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards.

Submissions:  exhibitions are planned 12 months in advance, and we welcome submissions from artists with photographic work or works on paper. When submitting, please keep in mind that PhoPa Gallery maintains a focus on Maine artists. To be considered, please send an inquiry with a link to your website to gallery manager, Rachel McDonald, at   Hours  Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm and First Friday Art Walk, 5-8pm  Also available by appointment — if you are interested in visiting the gallery but unable to come during weekly hours, you may schedule an appointment by emailing   Location: PhoPa Gallery is located on the corner of Washington Ave. and Fox St.

132 Washington Ave.  Portland, ME 04101  (207) 517-0200   Staff  Rachel McDonald, Gallery Manager


Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Sunday: Noon–5 p.m. Closed Mondays Open on Thursdays until 9 p.m. during the academic year/ Holiday Hours Independence Day closed
Thanksgiving closed Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Christmas Day closed/ New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. New Year’s Day closed

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts: USM GLICKMAN LIBRARY  314 Forest Ave USM Glickman Library

The Currier Museum Currier Museum of Art
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104 603.669.6144  AND  Currier Museum Art Center
180 Pearl Street  Manchester, NH 03104 Phone: 603.669.6144, ext. 122 Email:  For rates, parking and other info, please call or email or check the website: HOURS:  Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (free admission to New Hampshire residents 10 a.m.-noon) Closed Tuesdays  We are open until 9 p.m. for Currier After Hours events, generally held on the first Thursday of each month.  Free Saturday admission for NH residents, 10 a.m.-noon. NH residents who arrive before noon can stay all day for free! Holiday Hours Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day (4th of July), Thanksgiving, Christmas Day  Closed at 3 p.m.: Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve  and Open (unless it falls on a Tuesday): Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MASSArt  Bakalar & Paine Galleries

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)  621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA and (617) 879-7339 and  M–Sa 12–6, W 12–8     – See more at:

Barbara Krakow Gallery BOSTON 10 Newbury St, Boston, MA    (617) 262-4490 and   Tu–Sa 10–5:30  – See more at:

Wheaton College  26 East Main St., Norton, MA  (508) 286-5412 and M–Sa 12:30–4:30, closed during school breaks  – See more at:

Pantopticon Gallery in Boston: 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 | 781-718-5777 | Tue–Sat 9:00-3:00pm Email the Gallery: info@panopticongallery.comTuesday through Saturday 9 am to 3pm