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 at 18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856
Monday and Tuesday evenings: before and after Master Lecture Series in Rockport Opera House
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Reception with Arthur Meyerson: Wednesday, July 20th, 5-6:30 pm
About the Exhibition
Journeys, a retrospective exhibition of photographs by Arthur Meyerson from the last 40 years, takes viewers from Texas to Japan to Paris as Meyerson compassionately observes and records the diverse cultures, landscapes, and people of our world. Whether it is a red car in Havana, a Masai Elder in Tanzania, or a taxidermy shop in Texas, Meyerson’s attention to light and color reveal a deep sensitivity in capturing the daily moments of our lives, which present as both ordinary and extraordinary when recorded through his careful and discerning lens.
About the Artist
Arthur Meyerson, an award winning photographer and highly sought after workshop instructor, has traveled around the world creating advertising, corporate, editorial, and fine-art photographs of the highest caliber. Arthur is a three-time winner of Adweek's "Southwest Photographer of the Year" award. He is on Communication World's list of top 10 corporate photographers and was named as one of the 30 best advertising photographers by American Photo.Additionally, he has won gold medals from the New York Art Directors Club and the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award for his work on the Nike advertising campaign. From his home state of Texas he was honored by the Houston Advertising Federation as the inaugural recipient of the Only In Houston award for individuals “whose creativity and passion for his art have brought recognition to the city of Houston”, as well as the Art Directors Club of Houston, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications
Arthur’s dedication to his personal work has resulted in an impressive body of fine art photographs, many of which were published in 2012 in his highly acclaimed book, The Color of Light. His photographs are in the collections of several major institutions and have been exhibited internationally. His work has also been profiled in numerous publications including Communication Arts, Rangefinder, Camera Arts, Graphis, Digital Photo Pro, Zoom (France), Portfolio, Idea (Japan), Novum (Germany), Photo World (China), and Fotodigital (Portugal).
His teaching credentials consist of engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Santa Fe Center for Photography as well as serving on the Board of Advisors for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and the Houston Center for Photography. Arthur has taught for several years at Maine Media and will join us again this summer from July 17-July 23.
In the footsteps of Walker Evans...
August 2 - September 3, 2016
A group of photographers travel to Cuba just weeks before the historic U.S.-Cuba reconciliation in 2014. Retracing the footsteps of legendary photographer Walker Evans, they reinterpret and reinvent his iconic 1930s images at a new historical tipping point. This colorful project brings together unique visions of Cuba’s complex and transforming cultural landscape.
feauturing photographs by: Sam Abell, Fred Blum, Kip Brundage, Reid Callanan, Matt Cronin, Jorge Gavilondo, Rob Gensler, Greg Gorman, Cig Harvey, Alain Jaramillo, David Julian, Skip Klein, Mark Klett, Liudmila & Nelson, Jose Marti, Abelardo Morell, Keron Psillas, Kevin Sweeney, and Kari Wehrs
CALL FOR ART
Maine Media Gallery had such a great experience putting together our 2015 Young Artist Showcase. We love the talent and energy that these photographers bring to the the Maine Media Gallery, and after such a successful exhibition last Fall, we are pleased to host a second annual Young Artist Showcase. The exhibition will feature selected work by students (ages 14-18) who have participated in the Young Artist Program at Maine Media Workshops + College. The program offers students the opportunity to delve into photography through an intensive, creative experience, learning from world-renowned photographers and developing their own artistic voices.
Entry Fee: none
Who is eligible? Ages 14-18, still in high school and have attended a Young Artist workshop at Maine Media Workshops in 2016 or in the past.
Submission period: July 11 to August 8
Submission deadline: Monday, August 8, (by midnight)
Notification of selection: Friday, August 12
Exhibition runs: September 10 - October 29, 2016
If Selected: Upon acceptance, participants will be expected to provide a matted print to be framed by Maine Media Gallery. Further specifics and more detailed instructions on printing will be provided with notification of acceptance into the exhibition.
We look forward to seeing your submissions!
See here for a downloadable version of full submission instructions.
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We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the gallery. Interested? Contact the gallery manager, Rachel McDonald at rmcdonald[@]mainemedia.edu
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, Rachel McDonald, at rmcdonald[at]mainemedia.edu
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PhoPa Gallery (Pho)tographs + Works on (Pa)per
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.
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The Maine Media Gallery is located at 18 Central Street, in Rockport, Maine, next to Shepherds Pie.
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