An ongoing film series featuring some of Maine’s most distinguished artists
sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists
About the Project
The MAINE MASTERS PROJECT is an award-winning video series sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, a not-for-profit educational organization established in 1975 with three chapters meeting monthly. The Maine Masters Project was begun in 1999 and has created an ongoing series of profiles of some of Maine’s most distinguished and often less recognized visual artists who articulate the importance of art making. There are currently twelve completed DVDs (see Artist DVDs) with eight more in production. A consistent theme throughout the videos is that art making enhances our culture by encouraging people to think and feel more deeply.
The purpose of the series is to support a vital contemporary artistic community and to inspire all people to create art and to recognize the value of art. Through our outreach program (see Upcoming Events) – through series screenings, broadcasts, and presentations in community libraries, museums, colleges, and art centers – we are successfully reaching adults. Through our curriculum guide series (see Curriculum Guides) that has now been launched with the first curriculum guide on painter Stephen Pace, we are beginning to reach a younger audience of high school and college students.
Union of Maine Visual Artists’ Mission:
Our mission is to uphold the dignity of artists and to support a vital contemporary art community in Maine through promoting artist opportunities, educating artists about the works of others and the business of art, and by educating the public about the value of the arts.
The Maine Masters Project helps to fulfill this mission and preserve the legacy of Maine artists by creating a permanent video archive. Through broadcasts and public screenings we celebrate the creativity and wisdom of Maine’s artists.
Goals of the Maine Masters Project:
by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, an educational organization promoting