USM Art Department


Open Studios Poster

Art Department Open Studios December 8th

The USM Art Department will host Open Studios on Friday December 8th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

USM alum and graphic novelist featured in Downeast Magazine

Downeast Magazine featured USM Alumnus Ryan Wing -- and his comic book creation, "The October Ghost" -- in its November issue.
Book "Self" by Elizabeth Berkana

Exhibition: TWENTY-SIX plus FIVE, Artist's Books by Elizabeth Berkana '86

Elizabeth Berkana holds a BA in Art from the University of Southern Maine and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. At USM she concentrated on printmaking, design and art history. She will soon add a Book Arts Minor to her original degree.
Students at WWI exhibition opening

"Why We Fought" WWI exhibition opening reception celebrates student work, sparks timely discussion

On September 7, the USM Art Department & Galleries celebrated the exhibition opening reception of "Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion" at the AREA Gallery in Portland.
Imach of Rachel Church's Book, Orange

ART 342 Summer Book Arts Culminating Event

Summer Book Arts class, ART 342, culminates in an exhibition of student made art books. Book Arts Exhibition runs from September 7 - October 8, 2017 at the Special Collections on the 6th floor, Glickman Family Library. Lecture and Exhibition Reception is Monday, September 11th, 4:00-6:00 p.m..
USM Art Gallery on the Gorham campus

USM Art Department and Galleries announce fall 2017 exhibitions and programs, present WWI propaganda poster exhibition Aug. 28

The USM Art Department and Galleries will kick off their fall 2017 season of exhibitions and programs with “Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion,” showcasing a WWI propaganda poster collection that was recently gifted to USM Special Collections by retired Tufts University history professor Howard Solomon. The exhibition will run August 28 through December 8 at USM’s AREA Gallery in the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland.
Print Power exchange poster

USM Art faculty Damir Porobic collaborates with B.C. art professor on intercollegiate exchange portfolio project 'PRINT POWER! vol. 3'

USM Art Department faculty Damir Porobic and Brian Reeves, who teaches art at SMCC, Boston College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston have co-organized an annual open propaganda poster exchange portfolio and distribution network between art faculty and their students from neighboring institutions between Portland and Boston. This year marks the project’s third installment, “PRINT POWER! vol. 3,” which is currently being exhibited at the W. Van Allen Clark Jr. Library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.
Book: Transforming Our Practices

Art Education Faculty, Kelly Hrenko, and Teaching Artist, Mihku Paul, published chapter entitled "Decolonizing Vacationland"

Art Education Faculty, Kelly Hrenko, recently published the chapter: Decolonizing Vacationland as part of the book: Transforming Our Practices: Indigenous Art, Pedagogies, and Philosophies, edited by Christine Ballengee Morris and Kryssi Staikidis, published by National Art Education Association.
BFA & BA 2017 Exhibition

2017 BFA & BA Senior Exhibition opens at USM Art Gallery in Gorham

The BFA & BA Exhibition is the culminating event of the Art Department's Senior Seminar course, ART 401. Please join us in celebrating exhibits by graduating USM Art students at the USM Art Galery in Gorham, April 12th - April 30th 2017, Opening Reception Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. University of Southern Maine ART 401 Senior Seminar Students obtaining a bachelor of fine art (BFA) or bachelor of art (BA) degree: Melissa Bardsley, Rachel E. Church, K. Scott Davis, Kayla Frost, Richard Hudon, John Allan Nelson Jr., Hans Nielsen, Jill Osgood, Shannon Sockalexis, Isobel Stanton, John S. Wilson.
Student Juried Exhibition awards

Portland Press Herald praises USM’s 'powerful' student art exhibition

Portland Press Herald critic Daniel Kany praised the 'powerful' art work on display at USM’s annual Juried Student Exhibition. “It’s apparent that the program and the students are thriving,” wrote Kany, an art historian who served as a juror in the 2014 exhibition. Selected works are currently on display through May 1 at the AREA Gallery in the Portland Campus' Woodbury Campus Center.