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Student Juried Exhibition opening

USM Art Gallery Presents 2018 Student Juried Exhibition and BFA Exhibition

On Thursday, March 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., the University of Southern Maine Art Department and Galleries present the Opening Reception of the USM Student Juried Exhibition at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition, currently running March 9 - April 1, features the artwork of USM students, whether or not they have chosen to pursue a degree in art. Each year, local jurors review the student submissions and select roughly 40 pieces for display. T

USM Art Department and Galleries present Beehive Design Collective exhibition, announce spring 2018 season

The University of Southern Maine's Art Department and Galleries will kick off their spring 2018 season of exhibitions and programs with "Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective" at USM's AREA Gallery on the Portland campus on January 22.

Interactive show exploring memories opens Thursday at USM Art Gallery

The University of Southern Maine Art Gallery examines memories — where they come from and what ignites them — in a new alumni exhibit opening on Thursday, Jan. 25. It's titled, "Recollections: Stolen Dreams, Plundered Memories." An opening reception is scheduled for Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a talk scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Artist Natasha Mayers hanging buoys

Artist Natasha Mayers hanging buoys in USM's Woodbury Campus Center

In all there are more than 75 different buoys, each painted in the flag of the participant's home: from the U.S. and Canada to Somalia and Israel.
Resonance & Memory at the USM Art Gallery

USM Art Department & Galleries present traveling exhibition ‘Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape’ through Dec. 8

USM’s Art Department & Galleries celebrated the opening of the traveling group exhibition,“Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape,” with a reception on October 5 at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition showcases reimagined landscapes with paintings, sculpture, digital drawings, photography and glass works by a group of eight artists. The exhibition runs through December 8.
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.
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.
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.
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USM Art Department and galleries presents USM Student Juried Exhibition through April 2

On Thursday, March 16, the USM Art Department and galleries celebrated the opening of the USM Student Juried Exhibition and awards at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition features the artwork of USM students, whether or not they have chosen to pursue a degree in art.
"Portals" Exhibition

Lakes Region Weekly, American Journal highlight the importance of USM Art Galleries ‘Portals’ exhibit

On January 26, Keep Me Current (Lakes Region Weekly/American Journal) reported on the opening reception of USM’s “Portals: Work by Maine Art Education Association Members” exhibition and highlighted its significance for both teachers and their students.

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