An ongoing film series featuring some of Maine’s most distinguished artists
sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists


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Center for Maine Contemporary Art – CMCA continues to program special public screenings of the Maine Masters series and offers the DVDs for sale;

Nude with Blue Drape, oil on panel, 2002
by Lois Dodd.
Farnsworth Art Museum – All of the artists who are featured in the series are in the permanent collection of the Farnsworth. Many public screenings of individual videos have been held in conjunction with current exhibits as well as special premiere screenings of the videos with the artists and filmmakers presenting including the most recent two: Lois Dodd and Stephen Pace. The DVDs are carried in their bookstore and on their website;

Maine Public Broadcasting – The series of first six videos were broadcast twice on Maine PBS in 2003 and 2004 and we have begun discussions with Program Creation Manager, Joe Riley, about a second broadcast season once ten MAINE MASTERS become available in 2009. Availability of the curriculum guides and DVDs will be promoted at the end of each broadcast;

Portland Museum of Art – PMA has used our videos both as the focus of an opening event (Dahlov Ipcar) as well as during the exhibit itself (William Thon and Lois Dodd). In September 2006 a screening series and panel discussion with artists, art professors, and filmmakers was promoted to students of Maine College of Art and Bates College. Many of the artists profiled in the series are in the permanent collection of the PMA. All the DVDs are carried in their bookstore;

Blue Savannah, 1978, by Dahlov Ipcar.

Schoodic Arts for All – hosted a screening and panel discussion of the series March/April 2006 and will screen the next season upon completion. Executive Director Mary Laury consults with the Maine Masters committee on future opportunities;

Union of Maine Visual Artists – the UMVA is the non-profit sponsor of the Maine Masters Project. It was founded in 1975 and represents visual artists statewide in all fields of endeavor. Currently, there is strong and growing membership of approximately 350 artists with three active chapters: Downeast, Midcoast, and Southern Maine;

Waterfall Arts Center – hosted a screening series in Belfast in the fall of 2008. Waterfall Arts also hosts meetings of the Maine Masters Committee;

WPME-TV, Portland/Auburn has broadcast the Maine Masters series on its local program, OPEN AIR, the first Saturday night of each month at 10:30PM. This show was created in partnership with the Maine Film & Video Association.

Sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, an educational organization promoting Maine art.

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