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.

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

PhoPa Gallery  132 Washington Avenue Portland Maine

Andrew Crane Antipodean Isles  until 13 January 2018: Artist talk 10 January Wednesday 5:30 to 6:30pm

Sean Alonzo Harris Voices in Our Midst: 17 January to 3 March 2018:  Reception 18 January Thursday from 5 to 7pm & Artist Talk 19 February Sunday from 2 to 3pm

There are voices in our midst that call to us, people who know us by name and speak to something in  us- some hope, some dream, some vague idea- waiting to be born. When we least expect it, they make our familiar world strange again and teach us how to find our way in it.”  – Marcus Bruce
Voices in Our Midst is a collection of street photography and portraits taken in Portland, Maine and New York City over the past few years. My work focuses on human experience and identity and is informed by the stories of those who have gone before us and those who move among us each day. My interest resides in telling the untold stories, speaking the forgotten voices and capturing personal histories through the photographic image.

The photographic document serves to “reclaim and revitalize our connection with each other and the past, that long line of ancestors who have gone before us.” The individual voices and personal histories captured in the images reframe their past and present as part of us. The photographs extend beyond presence; they record thoughts and feelings and provide evidence of their lives.

“Along the way: deep within the spirit and flesh of my being, the fretting breath of ancestors guides the burning faith. Sacred are the visions ingrained like gleaming sermons preached far beyond the face of my night. Give me the courage to know the things of life that I may be worthy of my place. Above all teach me to share the gift.”
– John Outterbridge

(Un)expected Families at the MFA Boston: 9 December 2017 to 17 June 2018:

Bringing together more than 80 pictures taken by American photographers from the 19th century to today, “(un)expected families” explores the definition of the American family—from the families we are born into to the ones we have chosen for ourselves. The works on view depict a wide range of relationships, including multiple generations, romantic unions, and alternative family structures. Using archival, vernacular, and fine art photographs, “(un)expected families” offers a variety of perspectives on the American family, from Dorothea Lange’s depiction of a migrant family at the time of the Dust Bowl to Louie Palu’s portraits of US Marines fighting in Afghanistan. The exhibition illustrates that the family has always taken diverse forms: affluent and destitute, cohesive and fractured, expected and unexpected. Taken together, the photographs challenge visitors to consider what family means to them. “(un)expected families” features celebrated practitioners like Nan Goldin, Carrie Mae Weems, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Harry Callahan, as well as a number of renowned Boston-area artists, such as David Hilliard, Nicholas Nixon, Abe Morell, and Sage Sohier.

At the ICA Boston: Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision runs 13 Dec 2017 to 22 April 2018


Plan your visit:

Based in Boston since the 1970s, Nicholas Nixon has captured the intimate details of family, relationships, and life as it unfolds in front of his camera. Using a large-format 8 x 10–inch camera and black-and-white film, he has photographed Boston’s changing landscape, porch life in the rural South, sick or dying people, and his own family. This exhibition surveys the artist’s prolific career and is organized around Nixon’s remarkable ongoing project The Brown Sisters, a series of group portraits of his wife Bebe and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi, and Laurie taken annually since 1975. The Brown Sisterswill be presented in its entirety, and each portrait will be paired with other photographs made by Nixon in the same year, drawn from various bodies of work, including schools in and around Boston, people with AIDS, couples, and landscapes. Together these pictures underscore photography’s singular ability to capture the passage of time in incremental moments and are a testament to Nixon’s extraordinary persistence of vision.

Nicholas Nixon was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1947. He lives and works in Brookline and teaches photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

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

Eliot Porter’s Nature: 22 December until 17 March 2018:

Eliot Porter (United States, 1901-1990) is one of the best-known and most-beloved photographers in the American tradition. Brother to painter and critic Fairfield Porter, whose work is also on view on this floor, Eliot Porter is credited for two major achievements: pushing color photography into the field of serious art photography and marrying his commitment to artistic expression with his commitment to the conservation of wildlife and wilderness areas. Porter worked extensively with the Sierra Club, publishing hundreds of images in books and portfolios in the 1960s and 1970s. As a result, his photography was hugely popular among American audiences, although he struggled to achieve the same levels of renown from his peers in the community of American art photographers during the same period.

Generously supported by Charles Butt

At the Peabody Essex:

To plan your visit:

the Georgia O’Keefe: Art, Image, and Style exhibit runs 16 December 2017 to 1 April 2018 includes paintings, photographs, objects, and clothing.

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


Other areas regionally:

UnchARted Gallery (Black Ant Photographic)   UnchARTed is a multimedia art space with a fresh and innovative approach. The gallery serves as an exhibition and performance space for local artists, guest curators, ambitious musicians, and creative minds alike. The gallery includes a unique café serving up pizza, sandwiches, salads, and soups. January 8–February 5: The Town and the City, photographs of Lowell, Massachusetts by Jeff Caplan. Reception: Saturday, January 13, 6–9 p.m. Free and open to the public.   UnchARted Gallery (Black Ant Photographic)  103 Market St., Lowell, MA  (978) 323-9040

Worcester Art Museum  Through February 4: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England. More than 60 works showing how Homer’s 1881–82 stay in Cullercoats, England transformed his subject choice and painting style. Through February 25: Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of WilliamBullard. Stunning portraits of people of African– American and Native American descent, taken between 1897 and 1917.    55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA (508) 799-4406   Wednesday–Sunday 10–4, Third Thursday 10–8

Mattatuck Museum  Opening February 25: Peace: Love, Rock and Revolution. Photographs by Jim Marshall. Jim Marshall (1936–2010) was one of the premier photographers of the rock ‘n’ roll era, visually recording the changing social mores and the explosion of innovation in the music scene. Photographs include street scenes from San Francisco and New York City, as well as rock icons including Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and The Who.

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

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum  Ongoing: Screens: Virtual Material, featuring largescale, immersive installations by Brian Bress, Marta Chilindron, Liza Lou, Matt Saunders, Josh Tonsfeldt, and Penelope Umbrico. Through March 11: 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   One admission: five museums, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Through January 28: Marc Chagall and Friends. 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 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:  & 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 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

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