USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

USM Art Alumni Call for Proposals

Dear USM Art Alumni:

The USM Art Galleries is currently seeking USM art alumni exhibition proposals for the Gorham Art Gallery, January 25-February 25, 2018, at the Gorham Art Gallery. Over the past several years, the gallery has hosted winter exhibitions focusing on USM and the surrounding community, displaying work by USM faculty, alumni, and Maine community organizations. Alumni have played a key role in these exhibitions, demonstrating the vitality of their individual work as well as their community involvement in the arts. This exhibition will highlight the artistic achievements and community-oriented strengths of USM art alumni who have graduated from USM before January 2017.

While proposals must be submitted by alumni, they may feature other artists with whom alumni share an affinity. Alumni may propose to exhibit their own work, their work alongside the art of one or more artists, or work by a community art group of which they are a part such as the en plein air painting or AART! group. Any media including digital, performance and installation is accepted. The proposal can include future work supported by existing images. The gallery is 40’ x 40' but your proposed work does not need to fill the entire space. Proposals are due May 1, 2017, and will be reviewed at the Gallery Advisory meeting on May 5. The final exhibition may combine two or more individual proposals, and it is possible that proposals may be accepted for subsequent years. Alumni whose proposals are accepted will be contacted by May 9. The Gallery will pay for return shipping of exhibition art works, a reception, and publicity. The gallery does not take a commission on sale of work.

To apply, please fill out the information on this link and provide images (10-20 high-res images preferred):

Alumni Proposal Form 

For more information, please contact Carolyn Eyler with questions at or 207.780.5008