REGIONAL and STATEWIDE: photo exhibits, events, and opportunities

REGIONAL and STATEWIDE: photo exhibits, events, and opportunities

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View Finders: Four Photographic Voices open through August 26 at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA, featuring work by Paula Chamlee, Michael A. Smith, Catherine Jansen, and Brian H. Peterson.


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

2018!! Exciting times for some fantastic photography exhibits locally:

America Now: Bruce Brown curates at Portland Public Library a MUST SEE

CMCA Jocelyn Lee: until 14 October 2018:

Jocelyn Lee’s 10 year body of work, The Appearance of Things, opens at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine on June 16th, running through October 14th, 2018 in the exhibition, Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things. Lee’s “genre-bending work finds beauty in difficult places and seeks to explore and expand conventional definitions of female beauty. Her portraits are
 raw, honest, and rich in implied narrative, showing women both young and old situated within the natural landscape. Lee’s large-scale photographs are one-of-a-kind cinematic tableaux featuring multiple images, each striving to celebrate a multitude of sensual bodies: animals, plants, and human beings. Together, the series reflects on life’s transitions from birth through to death.

The Appearance of Things represents nearly a decade of work by Lee, and encompasses still life, portrait, and landscape photographs, as well as many images that fuse these genres. This mingling is partly what the work is about: creating a shift in perspective where a body (portrait) becomes a landscape; a still life becomes a portrait; and a landscape becomes a body”.


PhoPa Gallery  

132 Washington Avenue Portland Maine: Jim Nicholason 13 June to 28 July and Liminal with seven artists 1 August to 1 September, reception 2 August Thursday 5 to 7pm. Artist Talk 19 August Sunday 2 to 3pm get there early seating can be a challenge!

/ˈlimənl/   Adjective technical
Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.  Liminal showcases projects from seven artists at the start of their careers. Through the medium of photography, these artists look thoughtfully at spaces that are often neglected by mainstream society and find comfort and inspiration on the margins of our everyday experience. The word liminal serves as a double entendre, defining not only the nature of initial exploration in each artist’s work, but also the threshold-like place that these projects hold in the artists’ careers. Liminal celebrates innovative and energetic new work, pays tribute to the growth of the art world in Portland, and delights in the creative inspiration these seven artists have found in Maine.  

Colby College: City of Ambition: Photography from the Collection UNTIL 26 August. Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine 04901 | 207-859-5600 |

Taking its name from the Alfred Stieglitz photograph on view in the exhibition, City of Ambition not only examines urban spaces but also looks beyond them to consider the resources and infrastructures which serve and sustain them. Our cultural imaginary defines the city and the natural world in oppositional terms: the former a symbol of progress and futurity, the latter its restorative source. How does this artificial distinction mask the consequences of land-use policies?

With such a query in mind, this selection of photographs directs attention to landscapes altered by human interventions. Many of these images pose questions about networks seen and unseen—public transportation and national surveillance data centers, for example. How do such systems build community or express social values, and what are the associated ecological impacts? Pictured here are sites of subsistence, recreation, construction, and ruin, and we encourage a consideration of the many interconnections within this scope of human activity. Among the photographers featured are Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Berenice Abbott, Imogen Cunningham, and Richard Misrach.

At the ICA Boston: Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision (This show was removed)  This exhibit was removed: &  Review:

AT the PMA:  Portland Museum of Art   7 Congress Street Portland Maine 04101  207-775-6148


At the Peabody Essex: Sally Mann From 30 June until 23 September 2018.  For more than forty years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful images that have made her one of the country’s most influential and distinguished photographers. The artist’s first major travelling exhibition, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, explores themes of family, memory, mortality, and home as well as the Southern landscape as repository of personal and collective memory. Some 125 photographs — many of which have not been exhibited or published previously — offer a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievement, vision, and drive.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

To plan your visit:

CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITURE:  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.”


Other areas regionally:

  UnchARted Gallery (Black Ant Photographic)  103 Market St., Lowell, MA  (978) 323-9040

Worcester Art Museum   55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA (508) 799-4406   Wednesday–Sunday 10–4, Third Thursday 10–8

Mattatuck Museum  144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT (203) 753-0381 Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 12 noon–5pm

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum  Photography exhibition Bodies in Water and multimedia exhibition Cool Medium: Art, Television & Psychedelia, 1960–1980. Ongoing: A series of exhibition-related programming, including workshops, artist talks, and tours.    51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA (781) 259-8355    Wednesday–Friday 10–4, Saturday & Sunday  10–5

Springfield Museums    Ongoing: Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys in the White House, 27 iconic photographs by Richard Avedon, and Collecting Camelot: The Kennedy Era and Its Collectibles. Radiant Abstractions: Metallic Photographs by Rebecca McMann. Ted2Ted and Ted, Dr. Seuss, including never-before-seen, original art by Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.      21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA  (800) 625-7738  &   Tuesday–Saturday 10–5, Sunday11–5

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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art  9400 College Street Brunswick Maine 04011Hours  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:  & Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5pm, (closed Mondays, except Holidays, closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Maine State Museum: Maine State Museum open Tuesday to Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday 10 to 4, closed on Sunday and Monday. 230 State Street  Augusta, Maine 04330  207-287-2301, by e-mail at Maine.Museum@Maine.govusm Lewiston AuburnLewiston-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

UMMA: 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)

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


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