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. 

Gallery Hours

SATURDAYS 10am-3pm
Also by appointment.

(Please contact Tim Whelan at 207-390-0333 or Rachel McDonald at rmcdonald@mainemedia.edu to schedule an appointment.)

If you are traveling from a distance, please check our website or email rmcdonald@mainemedia.edu to confirm open hours. 



Ni Rong
April 1 - April 30, 2016

RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK:  Thursday, April 21, 4:30-6pm at Maine Media Gallery 

remarks from the artist begin at 5pm
light refreshments provided 

About the Artist 

Ni Rong was born in Beijing China in 1957. She moved to the United States in 1985. Since 2006, she has taken numerous photography courses at the Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshop, and the Palm Beach Photographic Center. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the School of Nutrition at Tufts University; a MA from Central Michigan University, and BS from Beijing Normal University.

Artist Statement

I was born in Beijing, and grew up in a Qing Dynasty courtyard. For the past 30 years, which is nearly half of my life, I have lived in the United States. My series “In America, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter” is an ongoing personal project started in 2012. Its purpose was to investigate Asian-American identity through self-portraiture. The project started as result of years of search for an emotional home and a sense of belonging. It has taken me on a rich and spiritual journey, which allowed me to grow as a person as well as an artist. Through the project I felt a deep sense of appreciation for the hometown where I grew up, and for the new home where I feel roots beneath my feet.





Andrea Birnbaum
In the Company of Others

May 7 - May 21, 2016

light refreshments provided 

My photography is in many ways my diary.  No matter where I am, I photograph what I see as universal moments.  Photography is the way I make meaning out of my experiences throughout my life. When I photograph people, often girls and women but not limited to them, appearing alone or isolated, it is because I see myself or the memory of myself in their place. 

 Many of the photographs in this series are about connections and transitions. Transitions from one stage of life to another. Connections between people in the photographs as well as connections of people to place. In searching for my own identity in relation to those around me, I am also in pursuit of something deeper in myself to which I hope to connect.

I photograph real-life situations as they are unfolding in the moment. I am not trying to show polished, consciously arranged images. These are moments of ordinary life, when I witness the body language of others that reminds me of something I have experienced in my past, an emotion that makes me want to preserve the moment. To hold on to it, to bring it out later and meditate on the place between what I am feeling internally with the moment I have captured in a photograph.


Andrea Birnbaum is a Michigan-based photographer. She is currently an adjunct faculty member and teaching artist with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, and teaches photography to inner-city Detroit children through the Community Outreach Program at CCS.






Maine Media's first window exhibition "Light it Up," features selected student work from the 2015 Workshops season.   We hope you'll enjoy this glimpse into the creativity, breadth and vision of our students who come from near and far to study their craft. These images came from a variety of workshops including Jay Maisel's "Light, Gesture and Color," Cig Harvey's "The Personal Story," Arno Minkkinen's "On the Road to Creative Continuity" and more.

Featured artists:  Lynde Alvarez, Cheryl Belanger, Michael Bufis, Denise Chandler, Ken Craven, Ellen Davidson, Lynn Ellis, Matt Hogan, Jeannie Hutchins, Anica James, Doug Johnson, and Heather Velez 


Gallery News


Get Involved

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

Check out our Portland gallery! 

PhoPa Gallery (Pho)tographs + Works on (Pa)per
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.