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The Curator’s Critique with David Estey (on Zoom)

February 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Due to inclement weather, the CURATOR’S CRITIQUE of the Midcoast UMVA Juried Winter Exhibition with David Estey will now be held on Zoom. Click here to join us from the comfort of your homes on February 23 from 7 – 8:30PM.

David Estey, well-known abstract-expressionist painter from Belfast and juror of our current exhibit will give a talk about the artwork in the Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts. Estey will explain the curatorial process and his unusual approach for this show, project images of the works and comment on each artist’s submissions, and invite comments from the artists and questions from the audience.

The highly-successful exhibit features 54 pieces of art by 28 mid-coast artists, including a wide variety of paintings, photography, monoprints, mixed media and sculpture. An estimated 150 people attended the opening reception on January 27. The exhibit will be on view and free to the public through February 24, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

About the Union of Maine Visual Artists and Midcoast UMVA
The Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) represents visual artists statewide in all fields of endeavor and welcomes those who support contemporary artists in Maine. The UMVA is dedicated to upholding the dignity of artists, while creating positive social change through the arts. By collaborating with other cultural and progressive organizations, UMVA raises awareness for significant issues while promoting an inclusive arts community in Maine.

The Midcoast chapter of UMVA was formed when artists Liv Kristin Robinson, Sally Stanton, Ann Tracy and Deb Vendetti — who took turns traveling to Portland to carry work to exhibits — discussed the possibility of re-forming a Midcoast chapter of UMVA. From 2003 to 2008, the Midcoast UMVA chapter had been vibrant and active with monthly meetings, guest speakers and group exhibition opportunities in the Midcoast and beyond.  After an internet survey of the UMVA members showed there was great interest in a Midcoast community, the chapter began to take shape.  Click here to find Midcoast UMVA on Facebook. Email Midcoast UMVA at midcoast.umva@gmail.com

About David Estey
David Estey is a well-known Maine abstract-expressionist painter whose work has been featured in 24 solo shows and more than 100 group and juried exhibits. Estey has been making art for 70 plus years, producing more than 100 sketchbooks and 10,000 pieces of art. His work is held in private and public collections in 20 states and seven countries.

Estey is a member of the UMVA Board of Directors, an art instructor and former longtime figure drawing monitor at Waterfall Arts. He has lived, worked and taught art in Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, North Carolina and Midcoast Maine.  He currently resides in Belfast and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and George Washington University. Early in his career, he served as an illustrator in the army and a public affairs professional for the federal government.  To learn more, visit davidestey.com.


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