Emily Sabino joins UMVA board

The board of directors of the UMVA (Union of Maine Visual Artists) announces that Emily Sabino, an abstract representational painter in Newcastle and director of pricing and project management for Goodwin Procter, LLP, is the newest addition to the board. As an artist, Sabino aims to capture a slice of the earth magic and expanded […]

UMVA’s ‘Life is a Carnival’ show and film will open at Waldo Theatre in July

“Life is a Carnival: from the Figurative to the Abstract,” a UMVA (Union of Maine Visual Artists) art exhibition, opens at the Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St., Waldoboro, on July 6 and runs to Aug. 4. Over a dozen artists are showing prints, photography, paintings and more in the spirit of one of UMVA founders, […]

UMVA seeks artist entries for silent auction fundraising gala

The Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) seeks submissions of artwork for the Carlo Pittore Costume Ball and Art Auction, which will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3 at Bowdoinham’s Merrymeeting Hall, 27 Main St. Bowdoinham was the home of Pittore’s studio. Artists are encouraged to submit one piece following the guidelines […]

Baldwin House on Monhegan Island inspires group exhibition ‘Above Us Only Sky’ on view at the Camden Public Library

In the spirit of “UMVA Members and Friends,” three UMVA member artists, Mary Brooking of Westbrook, Jane Gilbert of Orland and Key West, and exhibition organizer Deb Vendetti of South Hope, along with invited guest Dee Peppe of Rockland, will exhibit work at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden. “Above Us Only Sky” […]

UMVA Midcoast update

Twenty members showed up at the March 9 UMVA member meeting at the Camden Public Library, where they decided they’d meet bi-monthly, alternating between Belfast Free Library and Camden Public Library. When inclement weather precludes meeting in person, they meet via Zoom. There are several shows on the books for UMVA members beginning in July.  […]

International Slow Art Day celebrated in Portland

All are invited to attend a complimentary immersive slow art event featuring the works of 14 Maine artists, all of whom are UMVA members on April 13 in Portland.  The event is curated by Mary Harding, of the George Marshall Museum Store, who will be onsite. Reservations are limited. Visit www.slowartdaymaine.com to learn more and […]

New president, vice president and treasurer named for UMVA

Belfast painter David Estey, Harpswell painter Joanne Tarlin and retired Belfast entrepreneur John Patrick “Pat” Mullen have been elected as president, vice president and treasurer, respectively, of the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA).   Estey and Tarlin are leading the board of directors toward a new emphasis on “Artists Helping Artists,” through networking gatherings, […]

‘In The Making’ features work by nine women artists at UMVA Portland Gallery

“In The Making” is an art show that includes nine women from Maine with diverse backgrounds. The collection of work in this exhibition creates a conversation about their different experiences and amplifies their voices. The exhibit runs from June 2 to 26 at the UMVA Portland Gallery, inside the Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., […]

‘Transformative Visions’ at UMVA features work by Roland Salazar, Chris Morse and Dave Wade

  An opening reception for the exhibition “Transformative Visions” will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. May 5 at the UMVA Gallery, 516 Congress St., Portland. Roland Salazar, Chris Morse, and Dave Wade are three artists who come from different directions but share a common goal, an elevation of consciousness, a liberation of the […]