USM Art Department


Kat Zagaria Buckley

A Fresh Face in the USM Art Gallery: Article in the Free Press

Monday, September 20, 2021, the Free Press published a feature article highlighting the USM Art Gallery's new Director of Art Exhibitions and Outreach, Kat Zagaria Buckley.
The Earth Bestows

USM Art Faculty and Students to exhibit in The Earth Bestows Exhibition in Shelburne, Vermont

Artists from Kansas to Maine gather selections of their work for The Earth Bestows, a month-long exhibition that explores the fertile and fraught relationships with our living Earth. The Exhibition opens Friday, October 1, from 5 to 7 pm at All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Road, Shelburne, Vermont.
Extended Family, by Marcie Bronstein, Alan Fishman, and Noah Fishman

Critters: Mythical, Real & Imagined Virtual Exhibit by Art History Major Ilana Welch 21'

Explore a two-part virtual exhibit hosted by the Portland Public Library titled Critters: Mythical Real & Imagined, co-curated by Nancy Davidson, Resident Curator Maine Jewish Museum, and Ilana Welch 21', Art History USM Graduate with Minors in Honors and Archaeology.
Donna Cassidy

Art History Professor, Donna Cassidy, Lectures at the Ogunquit Museum of Art.

On Tuesday, July 6th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom, Donna Cassidy will be discussing Gendering the Maine Coast: Female Painters by the Sea.
A photo of Lunder Institute Intern Robin Davis

USM student receives prestigious Lunder Institute internship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Robin Davis, a junior Art History major at the University of Southern Maine, has received a highly competitive Lunder Institute internship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Colorcosm II, Digital Mock-Up by USM ART Student, Carter Shappy

USM ART Students participate in Gulf of Maine ECOARTS project

An ECOARTS installation will be presented September 2021, at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay Maine.

Portland Press Herald "Hella Rock" Article

The latest addition to Portland’s public art collection is easy to mistake as nothing but nature. If not for a nearby sign identifying a grouping of boulders and flat slabs atop the Eastern Prom as “Hella Rock,” an installation by Ólöf Nordal, these rocks might pass for what they are – and are not. The temporary installation, overlooking the islands and harbor by the basketball court and community garden, consists of four rocks, arrayed in pairs set apart from each other. There is a 300 million-year-old sparkly granite boulder from Maine, a 5,000-year-old black lava rock from Iceland that Nordal shipped by boat to Portland, and two concrete casts that resemble each of the natural rocks, made last year by art students at the University of Southern Maine.
Vernal Pool II

Artist's Book by Rebecca Goodale in Exhibition at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Part-time Associate Professor of Art, and founding coordinator for the Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, had her Artist's Book, Vernal Pool II, selected for an exhibition currently on display at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in Washington.
Patern & Currents

Pattern + Currents: Looking to Beringian Ecologies, Online, Monday, November 30th at Noon

JOIN US for two presentations that examine Beringia and Alaska as a contextual framework to explore the dynamic relationships between humans, cetaceans, oceans, and landscapes within the slippery milieu of icy geographies.
Dahlia Diptych

Four Members of the USM Art Department Currently Exhibiting at Cove Street Arts in Three Different Exhibitions.

Professor Jan Piribeck is showing her animation, “Arctic Dream”, in STEAM. Damir Porobic, Lecturer of Art, and Amy Hagberg, Administrative Specialist, have several works in Faculty Photography. Lin Lisberger, Part-time Lecturer of Art, has several sculptures in Flight.