About Maine Media Gallery
Maine Media Gallery showcases photographic and multi-media work of students, alumni, and faculty, as well as innovative media artists pertinent to our community. The gallery offers an outstanding collection of donated faculty work for sale, with proceeds benefiting Maine Media’s scholarship fund. Additionally, the Maine Media Gallery houses Tim Whelan’s bookstore, a nationally recognized bookstore for its impressive collection of fine art photography books.
Maine Media Gallery is located at 18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856 next door to Shepherd's Pie.
Monday-Friday 11 - 5pm (closed for a lunch break: 12:30-1:30)
Saturday 10am - 3pm
If you are traveling from a distance, please check our website or email email@example.com to confirm open hours.
August 18 - September19
Opening Reception | Friday, August 28, 2015, 4:30-6pm
“On Seeing” features a selection of color photographs that span Jay Maisel’s 60-year career in photography. He is best known for his emphasis on light, gesture and color, as revealed by the images on view. Maisel seeks moments of beauty and intrigue in everyday life, carrying a camera wherever he goes. Be it a window washer in Bogota, Colombia, a group of passengers seen through a bus window in Pinyao, China, or New York City’s urban landscape, Maisel’s subjects are captured in bold, dynamic compositions, framed by Maisel’s keen eye.
Jay Maisel began his career in photography in 1954, after studying painting and design at Cooper Union and Yale. Working in both the commercial and fine art realms, Jay is best known for his emphasis on light, gesture and color in capturing everyday life. Jay’s commercial work included shooting multiple magazine covers, jazz albums, advertisements and more. Notable achievements include shooting the first two covers of New York Magazine, the cover of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (the best-selling jazz album of all time), and twelve years of advertising with United Technologies. Jay has been recognized for his success with numerous awards including two from ASMP, Lifetime Achievement and Photographer of the Year, the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award, and induction into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. His work also appears in books and in private and corporate collections. Jay lectures extensively and teaches photographic workshops across the country, including an annual workshop at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine.
Young Artist Showcase
September 22 - October 31, 2015
As part of Maine Photo Project (a statewide collaboration in 2015, mainephotoproject.org) the Maine Media Gallery will host a juried show highlighting emerging photographic talent. The exhibition will feature selected work by students (ages 14-18) who have participated in the Young Artist Program at Maine Media Workshops + College. The program offers students the opportunity to delve into photography through an intensive, creative experience, learning from world-renowned photographers and developing their own artistic voices.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the gallery. Interested? Contact the gallery manager, Rachel McDonald at rmcdonald[@]mainemedia.edu
Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved in our creative community and to see some of Maine’s most wonderful artwork! Maine Media Gallery leans on the help of its volunteers to maintain its open hours, interact with gallery visitors, and assist in the general upkeep of the space. The help of our volunteers is incredibly important to the life of our gallery! If you are interested in volunteering please contact the gallery manager, Rachel McDonald, at rmcdonald[at]mainemedia.edu
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132 Washington Ave | Portland Maine | 04101
PhoPa Gallery is a collaboration among Maine Media Workshops + College, photographer Jon Edwards, and independent curator Bruce Brown. PhoPa exhibits (Pho)tography and works on (Pa)per, with a special focus on emerging Maine artists rarely seen in Portland.
The gallery divides its schedule between showcasing works by MMW+C students, alumni, and faculty, and exhibits organized by Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards.
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Maine Media Gallery Location:
18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856
The Maine Media Gallery is located at 18 Central Street, in Rockport, Maine, next to Shepherds Pie.
From the North:
Travelling South on Route One, proceed through Camden, and continue past the Hannaford Plaza. Turn left on Main Street in Rockport, just beyond Maine Sport. Proceed straight on Main Street past the police and fire station on your left to the center of Rockport village. After passing Pascal Avenue with its bridge on the right, follow curve to the left onto Central Street, past Union Hall, on your right (the first red brick building), and continue to the second large brick building on your right. The Maine Media Gallery is the far left entrance on the street level of 18 Central Street, in the Shepherd Building.
From the South:
If you are coming from the South, take Interstate 95 north into Maine. Take the South Portland Exit (I-295) and follow I-295 through Portland. Continue on I-295 to the Brunswick Route 1 Exit (Exit 28). Follow Route One through Brunswick, Bath, Woolwich, Wiscasset, Damariscotta and Waldoboro to Warren - about 45 miles, where you'll find Route 90 at a blinking yellow light. Take a left onto Route 90 and follow it 12 miles to the third set of stop lights. The Market Basket, a green barn, will be on your right. Proceed straight through the lights until you reach a "T" intersection. Turn left and proceed on Pascal Avenue toward Rockport village. After crossing the bridge at the head of the harbor, turn right onto Main Street. Follow curve to the left onto Central Street, past Union Hall, on your right (the first red brick building), and continue to the second large brick building on your right. The Maine Media Gallery is the far left entrance on the street level of 18 Central Street, in the Shepherd Building.