Articles by Paula Blanchard


2014 CMCA Biennial Exhibition—Call to Artists

By Paula Blanchard on Jan. 13, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is accepting applications for the 2014 CMCA Biennial, which will be on view at CMCA from Sept. 27 through Dec. 7. The Biennial exhibition is open to all artists with a strong connection to Maine, and work in all …

Hawk & Handsaw Exhibition Opens at CMCA

By Paula Blanchard on Sept. 20, 2013, at 10:08 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 4:07 p.m. to 4:07 p.m. Location: Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., Rockport, Maine For more information: Paula Blanchard; 207-236-2875; “Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference” presents selected works by 20 contemporary Maine artists who have been featured in “Hawk & …
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Caleb Charland, "Fruit Battery Still Life (citrus)", photograph

CMCA Artist Talk: Photographer Caleb Charland

By Paula Blanchard on Sept. 10, 2013, at 2:55 p.m.
Rockport, Maine, September 6, 2013 — Photographer Caleb Charland will present an artist talk at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. in Rockport on Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 p.m., in conjunction with his solo exhibition “From the Basement to the Backyard.” Charland says, “By exploring the …
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“Art to Collect Now” Exhibition Opens at CMCA

By Paula Blanchard on July 05, 2013, at 12:56 p.m.
Rockport, Maine, July 5, 2013 — “Art to Collect Now,” an exhibition of artwork in CMCA’s 36th Annual Benefit Art Auction, opens with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. The exhibition includes work from 100 of Maine’s best artists, who have donated all or part …
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"The Art of Francis Hamabe," by Carl Little

Carl Little Gives Illustrated Talk on Artist Francis Hamabe

By Paula Blanchard on June 13, 2013, at 9 a.m.
Noted author and art critic Carl Little will present an illustrated talk on artist Francis Hamabe on Sunday, June 23, at 3:00 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Hamabe was one of Maine’s most beloved artists and one of the founders of Maine Coast Artists, as CMCA …
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Artwork by Anna Hepler

CMCA Opens 61st Season with Reception

By Paula Blanchard on May 16, 2013, at 11:04 a.m.
Rockport, Maine, May 10, 2013 — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art opens its 61st season with a reception on Saturday, May 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Four new exhibitions will be on view: “Duncan Hewitt & Claire Seidl: What Was, Is”; “Peter Soriano: Bagaduce ->( )( )<- East …
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Marcie Jan Bronstein with her book, "Fotoplay"

CMCA celebrates 60th year with open house

By Paula Blanchard on April 20, 2012, at 2:49 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a series of special exhibitions and events, starting with an open house 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the center, 162 Russell Ave. The event is scheduled in conjunction with the opening of the …
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Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond

Eric Hopkins & Carl Little Give Presentation at CMCA

By Paula Blanchard on Nov. 04, 2011, at 2:40 p.m.
Rockport, Maine, November 4, 2011 — Artist Eric Hopkins and author Carl Little will give a presentation and art talk based on their new Down East book, Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond, on Sunday, November 13 at 3 pm at CMCA, 162 Russell Ave., Rockport. A book signing will follow …
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