MAINE MASTERS PROJECT is made possible through
generous grants and donations of time and money from foundations,
individuals and businesses that believe in our mission: to support
a vital contemporary art community in Maine and to celebrate the
artists who make this community so dynamic. This series represents
part of the rich legacy of the art and artists of Maine.
We currently have twelve completed films, with another eight in
various stages of production (see Archives / In Production) awaiting necessary funding for completion. Please contribut what you can.
The Union of Maine Visual Artists is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit,
educational organization so all donations are tax deductible.
Please send your contributions to: UMVA Maine Masters,
c/o Caren-Marie Michel, UMVA Treasurer, 149 Mechanic Street, Westbrook,
Other projects in need of funding include:
The Maine - New York Connection includes profiles
of three painters whose artistic lives are deeply rooted in New
York City: Lois Dodd, Stephen Pace and William Thon. Other films in production
that highlight this connection are portraits of Ashley
Bryan, David Driskell, Joe Fiore, Yvonne Jacquette, Emily Nelligan and Carlo Pittore. We hope one day to
broadcast this group in New York. Your contributions to help make
this happen are greatly appreciated.
freely downloadable curriculum guide
series represents our commitment to sharing these films with
high school and college students. Through these portraits, students
learn about the lives of active artists responding to the world
around them. These guides provide an opportunity to study the
social, political and geographical influences on these artists
and to participate in art-making activities that lead to an understanding
profile costs $25-35,000 to produce, with distribution of the DVD
and the development of a curriculum guide for the Maine Masters
website an additional $10,000. However large or small your contribution
may be, we are grateful for your support -- and for your commitment
to celebrating the art and artists of Maine.