Maine Media Gallery and Store at 18 Central Street, Rockport

Gallery and Store Hours
Monday - Friday 11-6pm
Saturday 10-3pm
Sunday 11-2pm

Phone: 877.577.7700  x104

Both the gallery and bookstore
are closed on holidays but can be opened by calling for an appointment: (207) 763-4192.


Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved in our creative community and to see some of Maine’s most wonderful artwork! 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! If you are interested in volunteering please contact the gallery manager, Sarah Whitling, at swhitling[at]


132 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 517-0200

PhoPa Gallery is a collaboration among Maine Media Workshops + College, photographer Jon Edwards, and independent curator Bruce Brown. PhoPa exhibits (Pho)tography and works on (Pa)per, with a special focus on emerging Maine artists rarely seen in Portland. The gallery divides its schedule between showcasing works by MMW+C students, alumni, and faculty, and exhibits organized by Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards.

For more information, please visit our website at

Current Exhibition

2014 Scholarship Fundraiser Exhibition:
A Maine Media Legacy

July 8 - August 2

©Ni Rong

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 12 4-5:30pm

Maine Media Gallery is proud to present the 2014 Scholarship Fundraiser Exhibition A Maine Media Legacy. The exhibition will feature the donated work of Maine Media's exceptionally talented and accomplished faculty and alumni. 100% of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to the Scholarship Fund. Featured artists include faculty Craig Stevens, Andrea Modica, and Jim Nickelson; and alumni Jon Edwards, Ni Rong, and Sujata Khanna, as well as many others that have graciously donated work for this wonderful cause. A reception will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 4-5:30 pm, just before Maine Media's Portrait Session Auction.

The Scholarship Fund is an essential resource for Maine Media students, lessening the financial burden and allowing a stellar education in photography, filmmaking, design and book arts from our exception instructors. This fund makes it possible for students around the world to attend the workshops, long term and college programs, and become a part of our growing community of alumni and friends.


Upcoming Exhibition

Two Generations
Paul and John Paul

August 5 - 30

©John Paul Caponigro

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, August 12, 5-6:30pm

The works of father and son Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro are featured in the photographic exhibit "Two Generations". It will highlight the careers of the family of artists as well as changing media and practices in the fine art of photography. The juxtaposition of different media may seem startling at first. While Paul is a traditional straight shooter, John is a process artist. Yet, after careful inspection, what is more apparent are the similarities. It becomes clear that each artist's work influences the other. Both artists share a strong dedication to their craft and a deep reverence for nature.

Fine art photographer Paul Caponigro’s fifty plus year career has been an illustrious one.  He is currently regarded as one of America’s foremost landscape photographers. Born in Boston in 1932, Paul Caponigro is renowned as one of America’s most significant master photographers. Paul was captured by photography early in life and the camera quickly became a lasting vehicle for reflection and discovery in nature. When he was thirteen, he began to explore the world around him with his camera and subsequently sustained a career spanning nearly fifty years. A student of Minor White he later discovered a kindred spirit with the west coast school of photography. In 1966 he began an enduring affinity with the megalithic structures of the British Isles. Paul Caponigro has exhibited and taught throughout the United States and abroad. Recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, Caponigro’s images will be found in most history of photography texts and contemporary art museums. His exquisite craft and intense mystical sensibility bring to light images of extraordinary wonder he describes as “dreams locked in silver”.

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The Maine Media Gallery is located at 18 Central Street, in Rockport, Maine, next to Shepherds Pie.

From the North:
Travelling South on Route One, proceed through Camden, and continue past the Hannaford Plaza. Turn left on Main Street in Rockport, just beyond Maine Sport. Proceed straight on Main Street past the police and fire station on your left to the center of Rockport village. After passing Pascal Avenue with its bridge on the right, follow curve to the left onto Central Street, past Union Hall, on your right (the first red brick building), and continue to the second large brick building on your right. The Maine Media Gallery is the far left entrance on the street level of 18 Central Street, in the Shepherd Building.

From the South:
If you are coming from the South, take Interstate 95 north into Maine. Take the South Portland Exit (I-295) and follow I-295 through Portland. Continue on I-295 to the Brunswick Route 1 Exit (Exit 28). Follow Route One through Brunswick, Bath, Woolwich, Wiscasset, Damariscotta and Waldoboro to Warren - about 45 miles, where you'll find Route 90 at a blinking yellow light. Take a left onto Route 90 and follow it 12 miles to the third set of stop lights. The Market Basket, a green barn, will be on your right. Proceed straight through the lights until you reach a "T" intersection. Turn left and proceed on Pascal Avenue toward Rockport village. After crossing the bridge at the head of the harbor, turn right onto Main Street. Follow curve to the left onto Central Street, past Union Hall, on your right (the first red brick building), and continue to the second large brick building on your right. The Maine Media Gallery is the far left entrance on the street level of 18 Central Street, in the Shepherd Building.

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