About Maine Media Gallery

Maine Media Gallery showcases photographic and multi-media work of students, alumni, and faculty, as well as innovative media artists pertinent to our community. The gallery offers an outstanding collection of donated faculty work for sale, with proceeds benefiting Maine Media’s scholarship fund. Additionally, the Maine Media Gallery houses Tim Whelan’s bookstore, a nationally recognized bookstore for its impressive collection of fine art photography books. 

Maine Media Gallery is located in Rockport Village, a short walk from the Maine Media Workshops + College campus. 



Book Arts & Historic Process Photography


AUGUST 14 - OCTOBER 6, 2017 

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, August 16, 5:30 - 6:30



About the Exhibition


Maine Media Gallery is pleased to announce The Door Between featuring work by Valerie Carrigan, Tillman Crane, Susan Davens, Brenton Hamilton, Jeannie Hutchins, Sal Taylor Kydd, Nancy Loeber, Jim Nickelson, Jason Philbrook, Anneli Skaar, Richard Reitz Smith, Alan Vlach, and Deanna Witman. The exhibition will be on view from August 14 - October 6. An Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday, August 16 from 5 - 6:30pm.

The Door Between features work with an emphasis on the handmade. In this digital age, images are immediate and ubiquitous--we are constantly bombarded with visual information. Both book arts and historic process photography celebrate a return to the handmade. All of the work in the exhibition bears marks of the artist's hand, and is as much about the process of making it as about the finished work itself. The Door Between spans a wide range of subject matter, artistic sensibilties, and personal visual taste, but is united by the handmade nature of the medium. 

Carrigan, Loeber, Skaar, and Smith have all been Book Artists in Residence at Maine Media Workshops, which is an opportunity for emerging and practicing book artists, letterpress printers, and photographers combining word and image. It is designed to help the chosen artist complete their proposed project by providing studio space, funding, housing, and the support of a curious, interdisciplinary arts community. Visit https://www.mainemedia.edu/artistinresidence for more information about the book artist in residency program.


Images © Valerie Carrigan and Jim Nickelson.



Hours & Info

Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856

The Gallery is situated in the Shepard building in Rockport Village, next to new restaurant 18 Central. If you are traveling from a distance, please check our website or facebook page to confirm open hours. 






Get Involved

We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the gallery. Interested? Contact the Gallery Manager Katie Lovins at gallery@mainemedia.edu

Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved in our creative community.  Maine Media Gallery leans on the help of its volunteers to maintain its open hours, interact with gallery visitors, and assist in the general upkeep of the space. The help of our volunteers is incredibly important to the life of our gallery! 


Maine Media Gallery is not accepting submissions at the moment.  We are in the process of revising our submission process to better suit interested artists and the capacity of our staff.  Please stay tuned for new details regarding submission process. 

Check out our Portland Gallery! 




PhoPa Gallery 

(Pho)tographs + Works on (Pa)per
132 Washington Ave, Portland, Maine 04101

PhoPa Gallery is our Portland exhibition space where we feature (pho)tography and works on (pa)per by Maine-based artists. At PhoPa we maintain a special focus on highlighting emerging artists rarely seen in Portland, in addition to showcasing work by members of the Maine Media community.  PhoPa is a collaboration among independent curator and collector Bruce Brown, photographer Jon Edwards and Maine Media Workshops + College (MMW+C) and all profits from sales at PhoPa are donated to MMW+C. We are excited to be entering our fifth year hosting exhibitions and gatherings in Portland’s artistic community!

PhoPa is open Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm, and by appointment. 
For more information, please visit our website. 



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IMAGES: ©Phillip Wright, Arthur Meyerson, Ashley Craig, Jorge Gavilondo, Gary Briechle, Christine Moriello, Andrea Birnbaum, Zoe Morris, Erin Tokarz