USM Art Department


Image of Gina Adams encaustic workshop

Visiting Artist, Gina Adams, gives encaustic workshop for Advanced Art Students

Visiting Artist, Gina Adams, gave an engaging hands-on encaustic workshop to Advanced Studio Art students in the painting studio on Friday, November 4th. Gina demonstrated several encaustic techniques including the basics, relief, and image transfer.
Collage of student Portfolio work

Fall 2016 Foundation Portfolio Review

Congratulations to the newly accepted students to the Art Department after passing the fall Foundation Portfolio Review.
Image of Justin Levesque's Installation

Justin Levesque, USM Art Alum, contributes to Maine and North Atlantic Cultural Events

Justin Levesque installations from the ICELANDx207 project are now on view in Portland.

BFA and BA Exhibition Critique

Students, faculty, guest artists and critics met for a final critique of student work on April 21.

Camp Susan Curtis Awards

Mary LeDue-Bell and alumna Louanne Schoninger (B.F.A. in Art Education, ’12) and Jan Piribeck at the Camp Susan Curtis award ceremony.

Sarah Baldwin, USM Art Alumna, visits Experimental Drawing & Printmaking

Sarah Baldwin demonstrating her experimental mixed-media techniques for alternative landscape imaging.

USM Students Exhibit Photos at University of Maine

Photography students from USM Art had photographs chosen in a new exhibit at the University of Maine in Orono. Visualizing Home and Homelessness which is part of the Maine Photo Project.

Professor Donna Cassidy a part of Maine Photo Project

The Maine Photo Project is a statewide collaboration among museums, art galleries, historical societies, artists, collectors, and other arts organizations across Maine

Justin Levesque, USM Alumni

ICELANDx207 is a multi-media project, by artist and photographer Justin Levesque, documenting Iceland's recent entry into the Maine waterfront and economy. At its core, the project is focused to create portraits of Icelanders in Maine, capture the revitalized and bustling International Marine Terminal (Portland, ME) and chronicle a nine day journey from Portland, ME to Reykjavík harbor aboard an Eimskip shipping vessel. The culmination of this project will be exhibited in conjunction with the 2016 Arctic Council meetings hosted by the Maine North Atlantic Development Office in Portland, Maine (Oct. 4-6, 2016).

'Our Changing Coast' Conference

USM Art Professors Jan Piribeck and Michael Shaughnessy present at "Our Changing Coast" Conference hosted by the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.