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Exhibit Opening & Artist Reception for “Resurgence: UMVA in the Midcoast” Group Show

Saturday, January 7 @ 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

The Camden Public library welcomes the Union of Maine Visual Artists for a group exhibit titled “Resurgence: UMVA in the Midcoast” in the library’s Picker Room Gallery during the month of January. After many years of dormancy, a new effort to bring back the Midcoast Chapter of the UMVA is culminating in this first exhibit from January 4th to January 29th, 2023. Art exhibited will range from photography to painting to monoprints and mixed media work. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 7th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of artwork in the Picker Room Gallery during the month of January will benefit the Camden Public Library.

The Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) represents visual artists statewide in all fields of endeavor and welcomes those who support contemporary artists in Maine. The UMVA is dedicated to upholding the dignity of artists, while creating positive social change through the arts. By collaborating with other cultural and progressive organizations, they raise awareness for significant issues while promoting an inclusive arts community in Maine.

The Midcoast Chapter of UMVA came together after a meeting exploring options for artists sharing the task of driving down to the Portland Gallery and picking up work for their neighbors.  As Liv Kristin Thomason, Sally Stanton, Ann Tracy and Deb Vendetti met to talk about taking turns bringing work to Portland, they wondered if enough UMVA members in the Midcoast area would want to form their own chapter.  An internet survey showed there was great interest and the chapter began to take shape.

Find Midcoast UMVA on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5870853972946949 or email them at Midcoast.umva (at) gmail.com 

55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States