Maine Media has two gallery spaces: PhoPa Gallery in Portland and the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport. Both feature an ever-changing roster of work by students, alumni, faculty, and other exciting Maine artists. Stop by for a dose of inspiration and connect with our artistic community.
132 Washington Ave
PhoPa Gallery is our Portland exhibition space. The gallery is a collaboration between Maine Media and co-founders Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards where we exhibit (pho)tography and works on (pa)per by Maine-based artists. PhoPa maintains a special focus on highlighting emerging artists rarely seen in Portland, in addition to showcasing work by members of the Maine Media community. Last year we were thrilled to share exhibits like Seeing Through, a group show featuring 13 Maine artists under 30, and Signs of Your Identity, Daniella Zalcman’s series which won the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize. We also welcomed a new Gallery Director, Sophia Namara, at the end of last year, so stop by and say hello!
The Maine Media Gallery + Tim Whelan’s Bookstore
18 Central St
Just a short walk from our campus, our namesake gallery is an intimate space where we showcase work by our students, alumni, and faculty. It’s also home to Timothy Whelan’s Bookstore, loved for its incredible selection of photobooks and classics on the history and theory of the medium. Over the summer, we also host a number of events in our Rockport Gallery, including book signings, exhibition openings, and artist talks. The gallery is a quick five-minute walk from campus and just down the street from the Opera house, stop by during lunch or before an evening lecture–it’s worth it!
On View at PhoPa: Jeannie Hutchins
Jeannie Hutchins' exhibit "Between Earth & Orion" pushes the boundaries of traditional photography, utilizing prints on silk and historic processes to create visual world layered with mystery and psychological exploration. The show is on view from Mar 7- Apr 21, 2018. Check it out!
On View at the Rockport Gallery: Found
Found features work by alumni of Maine Media College's MFA in Media Arts. The artists included are: Andrea Birnbaum, Matt Smolinsky, Carol Eisenberg, Anna LaBenz, Megan Magill, Travis Lovell, Sal Taylor Kydd, and DM Witman. The Gallery and Tim Whelan's bookstore is open on Saturdays during the Winter.