REGIONAL and STATEWIDE: photo exhibits, events, and opportunities

REGIONAL and STATEWIDE: photo exhibits, events, and opportunities

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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.

2019!! 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.

Margo Halverson: If I had Known Until 27 january 2019 at 314 Forest Avenue USM Glickman Library. Hours include:

USM Galleries TWO EXHIBITS OF NOTE: 22 January to 29 March 2019  Opening Reception 21 February 5 to 7pm and artist talk at 6pm.  This exhibit resides at the Portland Woodbury Campus Center Smith Galtney: My Principle Ghost.  These pictures were taken between 2014 and 2018, a period when the chaos of my early adulthood somehow evolved into a calm, content midlife. I’d just finished photography school. My partner and I got married. My transition from New Yorker to Mainer felt complete. I also said goodbye to a dear old friend, who died suddenly – and rather unsurprisingly – in early 2016. Given our shared history, it’s a wonder I wasn’t buried with him.

I drive a lot. Not just around Maine, the way we all do, but regularly between Maine and New York City. I’m a Southern boy at heart, born and raised in New Orleans, so I’m in awe of New England and its dramatic change of landscape and season. The images here weren’t created with a specific project in mind – I just started shooting on black-and-white film – but like all snapshots, they’ve revealed themselves over time. Certain shadows have emerged.

This work is an attempt to show the continuance of the past by photographing its imprint on the present. As Faulkner famously said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
–Smith Galtney

Art Faculty Exhibition at  USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus, January 31-March 3, 2019. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 5-7 pm. Artist talks start at 5:30 pm. We are pleased to present work in a dizzying array of media by our outstanding full and part-time art faculty: Kimberly Bentley, Susan Colburn-Motta, Chris Cooper, Raphael DiLuzio, James Flahaven, Rebecca Goodale, Mary Hart, Kaitlyn Hunter, Lars Jerlach, Lin Lisberger, Mary Ledue-Bell, Jen McDermott, Ashely Norman, Damir Porobic, Jan Piribeck, David Schnieder, Alex Sax, Michael Shaughnessy, Rachel Somerville,  Nathan Stevens, and Andrea Sulzer.

Gorham Hours noon to 6pm, and Portland 7 am to 10 pm.

Richard Alvedon, Portraits 1952 to 1970 at the PMA until 16 June 2019.

At Bates College Olin Arts Center 75 Russell Street Lewiston, Maine 207-786-6158 Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5pm. Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:30 pm during academic year. Peter Turnley until 23 March 2019.  Peter Turnley: Refugees: Peter Turnley (American, b. 1955) is a photojournalist known for documenting the human condition and current events. Over the last thirty years, Turnley has photographed some of the world’s most significant conflicts including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the 2003 war in Iraq. This exhibition, which is drawn from the permanent collection, focuses on one of his ongoing subjects: refugee populations around the world. Turnley’s work draws attention to the suffering and injustices that exist while also highlighting moments of inspiration and beauty. His photographs have been featured in photo essay form and as cover images in numerous publications around the world including Newsweek, The London Sunday Times, Le Monde, and National Geographic. Curatorial assistance by Museum Intern Emerson Krull ’19.

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

AT the PMA:  Portland Museum of Art   Richard Alvedon: Portraits 1952 to 1970

This exhibit is on until 16 June 2019. 7 Congress Street Portland Maine 04101  207-775-6148  This exhibition showcases 12 photographic portraits and three triptychs of celebrated individuals by the iconic American photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004). Primarily a fashion photographer whose images played an influential role in defining America’s image of style, beauty, and culture, these portraits suggest his disillusionment with commercial work and his quest to portray the likeness of the sitter.

Published on the occasion the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s seminal 1970 exhibition on the artist, the Minneapolis Portfolio highlights a stylistic shift in Avedon’s practice. Here, the photographer employed an 8 x 10 view camera and shot his subjects on a flat, white background instead of his traditional grey. Stepping out from behind the camera, Avedon also began interacting with his sitters. In the Minneapolis Portfolio, Avedon’s intimate portraits feature actor Humphrey Bogart and actress Marilyn Monroe, comedians Jimmy Durante and Buster Keaton, poets Ezra Pound and Marianne Moore, as well as President Dwight David Eisenhower and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, among others. Recognizable yet foreign, the close-up portraits obscure identities and public personas, casting the subjects anew.


Bowdoin College:  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

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      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:

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