After many years of dormancy, a new effort to bring back the Midcoast Chapter of the UMVA (Union of Maine Visual Artists) is culminating in the chapter’s first juried exhibit at Waterfall Arts in Belfast from January 25th to February 24th, 2023.
An opening reception will take place on Friday, January 27, from 5pm to 7pm. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Stanley Buick and the Maine Buick Dealers are the lead sponsors of the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature works chosen from submissions by UMVA Midcoast chapter members – ranging from photography to painting to monoprints and mixed media work.
The judge for the show is David Estey, a well-known Maine abstract-expressionist painter whose work has been featured in 24 solo shows and in more than 100 group and juried exhibits.
“At the outset, we had decided I should be as inclusive as possible, to support submitting artists and encourage participation in the new UMVA Midcoast chapter,” said Estey. “Judging by the digital submissions, the resulting exhibit should be a surprisingly wide and perhaps little-known spectrum of esthetics, styles and artistic expression being created in the Midcoast area.”