REGIONAL and STATEWIDE: photo exhibits, events, and opportunities

REGIONAL and STATEWIDE: photo exhibits, events, and opportunities

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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 14th year now with over 300 participants in the past years.

For the 2019 Show we will solicit photos in the categories
Special Theme, Black and White, Color, and Student.

The Special Theme for MPS 2019 will be Infrared

The juror for the 2019 Show will be the renowned photographer Ron Rosenstock

Call for Entires will open on December 1st, 2018


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

2018!! Exciting times for some fantastic photography exhibits locally as galleries close locally, Midcoast thrives, museums look at historic and contemporary works, and the press captures what is going on. Please contact us if you have a listing you would like us to post.

UNE Faculty Exhibition includes painting, printmaking, drawing, photographs, and sculptural works; three photographers Holly Hayward, Tim Greenway, and Safelight Studio founder Joseph Della Valle exhibit new work. The exhibit has been extended until 28 October at UNE Portland Gallery located at 716 Stevens Avenue Portland hours are Thursday 12 to 7pm and Friday, Sat, and Sun 12 to 5pm, Wed 12 to 5pm. Artist reception: Saturday 15 September from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.


Photo credit: Copyright ©2018 Joseph Della Valle. All rights reserved.

Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Paintings until 28 October  at Bowdoin College

Penobscot Marine Museum:  Museum Hours Open May 26-October 21, 2018
Kosti Comes Home Weekdays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (except holidays)  Weekends and holidays call 207-548-2529 for schedule

CMCA Jocelyn Lee The Appearance of Things: 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”.


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


Bowdoin College: Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting until 28 October  at 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

This exhibition explores the question of Homer’s relationship with the medium of photography and its impact on his artistic practice. As one attuned to appearances and how to represent them, Homer understood that photography, as a new technology of sight, had much to reveal. This exhibition thus adds an important new dimension to our appreciation of this pioneering American painter, demonstrating his recognition that photography did not undermine, but instead complemented his larger artistic interests.

Major support for this exhibition and catalogue is provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, the Elizabeth B. G. Hamlin Fund, the Stevens L. Frost Endowment Fund, the Becker Fund for the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Peter J. Grua ’76 and Mary G. O’Connell ’76, the Devonwood Foundation, Robert and Elisabeth Freson, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Additional support has been provided by the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Charles and Elizabeth Lyman, Judy Glickman Lauder, Steven P. Marrow ’83, P’21 and Dianne A. Pappas P’91, Lee Sprague, John A. Gibbons, Jr. ’64 and Lile R. Gibbons P’88, ’91, ’93 and ’96, the Karl R. Philbrick Art Museum Fund, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Betsy Evans Hunt, the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Patricia Brown, and an anonymous donor.

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

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

Jocelyn Lee The Appearance of Things until 14 October 2018 a spectacular show.      &

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

Penobscot Marine Museum:  Museum Hours Open May 26-October 21, 2018
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Kosti Comes Home Weekdays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (except holidays)  Weekends and holidays call 207-548-2529 for schedule. Visitor Center: Admissions, Museum Store
2 Church Street 207-548-0334.   PMM Members: FREE   and Searsport/Stockton Springs Residents: Free and Children (7 and under): FREE and Seniors (65 and over) and Students (+17 with student ID): $12.00 and Adults: $15.00 and Children (8 to 15): $10.00 and Group Rate: $10.00 per person for parties larger than 10 people.

Maine Media Workshops + College

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

COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART   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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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: Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings: 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:  & Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5pm, (closed Mondays, except Holidays, closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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:

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