MAINE MASTERS PROJECT is made possible through
generous grants and donations of time and money from foundations,
individuals and businesses that believe in our mission: to support
a vital contemporary art community in Maine and to celebrate the
artists who make this community so dynamic. This series represents
part of the rich legacy of the art and artists of Maine.
We currently have thirteen completed films, with another seven in
various stages of production (see Archives / In Production) awaiting necessary funding for completion. Please contribute what you can.
The Union of Maine Visual Artists is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit,
educational organization so all donations are tax deductible.
Please send your contributions to: UMVA Maine Masters,
c/o Jackie Bennett, UMVA Treasurer, PO Box 51, Walpole,
Other projects in need of funding include artists selected by the Maine Masters Committee:
Artist Portraits: Ashley Bryan, Jon Imber, William Irvine, Yvonne Jacquette, Cabot Lyford, Natasha Mayers, Emily Nelligan, Carlo Pittore, Abby Shahn and J. Fred Woell
The Maine - New York Connection includes profiles
of five painters whose artistic lives are deeply rooted in New
York City as well as in Maine: Lois Dodd, Stephen Pace, William Thon, Joseph Fiore and David Driskell. Other films in production
that highlight this connection are portraits of Ashley
Bryan, Jon Imber, Yvonne Jacquette, Emily Nelligan and Carlo Pittore. We have opened the door to broadcasting in New York through a meeting with WNET, the NY public television station, which has expressed interest. Your contributions to help make
this happen are greatly appreciated.
freely downloadable curriculum guide
series represents our commitment to sharing these films with
high school and college students. Through these portraits, students
learn about the lives of active artists responding to the world
around them. These guides provide an opportunity to study the
social, political and geographical influences on these artists
and to participate in art-making activities that lead to an understanding
profile costs $25-35,000 to produce, with distribution of the DVD
and the development of a curriculum guide for the Maine Masters
website an additional $10,000. However large or small your contribution
may be, we are grateful for your support -- and for your commitment
to celebrating the art and artists of Maine.