Building Maine's creative economy with a diverse group of artists

The Maine Artist Collective Featured

MAC’s exhibits will be shown here- on our new website – as well as at locations across the state.

The Maine Artist Collective (MAC) is planning gallery shows across the state in different locations throughout the summer, autumn and holiday season. MAC’s traveling shows will offer special opportunities to members to exhibit their work in new locations highlighted here, and in the press.

MAC will also be announcing educational opportunities.

The mission of the Maine Artist Collective, a 501(c)-3 non-profit, is to connect the public with Maine artists and support development by providing exhibition space, education, and professional workshops.

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Maine Artist Collective Artists Featured


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Ramona du Houx

Please click HERE for Ramona’s MAC page. Or go to her website HERE.

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Joanne Fitzpatrick

Please click HERE for Joanne’s MAC page.

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Kyler Henningsen

Please click HERE for Kyler’s MAC page.

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Dave Marshall


Please click HERE for Dave’s MAC page.

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Wayne Ross


Please click HERE for Wayne’s MAC page.

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Jos Ruks


Please click HERE for Jos’ MAC page.

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Jamie Smith

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Margaret Smith

Please click HERE for Margaret’s MAC page.

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Virginia Souza

Please click HERE for Virginia’s MAC page.

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Call for artists at Fogfest on Campobello Island

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From Maine Insights:

Fogfest, a local international music festival, is expanding this year to include art. This is an opportunity for new and seasoned artists to exhibit their works to a diverse audience.

The Fogfest team would like to invite interested artists from both Canada and the US to submit photos and a description of their work. Fogfest will display pieces from selected artists for five days during the festival at venues on Campobello Island.

For more information please contact Fogfest Art rep. Alex Tinker at 506.752.1908 or email: campobellofogfest@gmail.com, subject line: Fogfest Art.

Thank you for submitting the Maine Artist Collective to win a possible grant

Although we were unsuccessful winning a Write-in grant for Somerset County we had a tremendous response.

So, thank you to all who voted for us! We had a great showing. Maybe we can win next year.

We are happy to share the news of the non-profits that did win. Congratulations to the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals and Musica Promotore of our great county!

The full list of the 2015 Community Matters More Write-in Winners Read more

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith works in oil paints and graphite.

The Maine Artist Collective

Maine Artist Collective

MAC’s exhibits will be shown here- on our new website – as well as at locations across the state.

The Maine Artist Collective (MAC) is planning gallery shows across the state in different locations throughout the summer, autumn and holiday season. MAC’s traveling shows will offer special opportunities to members to exhibit their work in new locations highlighted here, and in the press.

MAC will also be announcing educational opportunities.

The mission of the Maine Artist Collective, a 501(c)-3 non-profit, is to connect the public with Maine artists and support development by providing exhibition space, education, and professional workshops.

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While the Constellation Gallery closed MAC continues to grow

MAC’s exhibits will be shown here- on our new website – as well as at locations across the state.

The Constellation Gallery’s, home of the Maine Artist Collective (MAC), recently held its most successful call for art with the Miniature exhibit, which just ended on January 29th. Five artists sold work and hundreds viewed the show over a two-month period.

But during the month of December the owners of the building hosting the Constellation Gallery announced that the gallery space was under contract to be leased to another tenant. While the Constellation Gallery is closing MAC will continue.

“We had a great five year opportunity at the Constellation Gallery. Now it is time to move forward by taking our shows on the road,” said Dave Marshall, MAC’s President and Portland City Councilor. “We’re excited about being able to give our members exposure in cities all across the state. Unfortunately, this unexpected transition has hit us financially and we’d like to remind folks that MAC is a 501c-3, any donations are greatly approached and are tax deductible.” Read more

Maine Artist Collective could win a $5,000 grant with YOUR vote!

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CLICK HERE:
& WRITE-IN ‘Maine Artist Collective’ to help us win a $5,000 grant!

Bangor Savings Bank has just launched its Community Matters More campaign and we need your help! A total of 68 grants will be awarded to the organizations listed on the ballot and to the top 20 write-in vote recipients.

The organizations to get the most votes in each region (including write-ins) will receive $5,000 each.The remaining 60 organizations will receive $1,000 each.

How to Vote for The Maine Artist Collective:

The Constellation Gallery’s, home of the Maine Artist Collective (MAC), for five years, recently held its most successful call for art with the Miniature exhibit, which just ended on January 29th. Five artists sold work and hundreds viewed the show over a two-month period. But during the month of December the owners of the building hosting the Constellation Gallery announced that the gallery space was under contract to be leased to another tenant. While the Constellation Gallery is closing MAC will continue.

We are planning gallery shows across the state in different locations throughout the summer, autumn and holiday season. MAC’s traveling shows will offer special opportunities to members to exhibit their work in new locations highlighted on our new website, http://www.maineartistcollective.org and in the press.

MAC will also be announcing educational opportunities.

Unfortunately, closing the gallery has hit us hard financially so this grant would really help us transition.

The mission of the Maine Artist Collective, a 501(c)-3 non-profit, is to connect the public with Maine artists and support development by providing exhibition space, education, and professional workshops.

Take a moment to cast your vote for Maine Artist Collective by writing us in under “Cumberland” in the “Other” box.

How to Vote:

-Must be a Maine resident

-Vote for up to 3 Maine nonprofits from any of the lists or select “other” and enter an eligible nonprofit.Ballots with votes for more than 3 organizations are invalid.

-One ballot or online entry per person.

-Voting ends February 28, 2015.

Vote on-line TODAY!

GO TO: And WRITE-IN ‘Maine Artist Collective’ to help us win a $5,000 grant!

MAC’s fire sale of gallery panels, furniture and other items

MAC's previous Constellation Gallery on Congress Street. Our home for 5 years. Now we are touring the state!

MAC’s previous Constellation Gallery on Congress Street. Our home for 5 years. Now we are touring the state!

The Constellation Gallery’s, home of the Maine Artist Collective (MAC), recently held its most successful call for art with the Miniature exhibit, which just ended on January 29th. Five artists sold work and hundreds viewed the show over a two-month period.

But during the month of December the owners of the building hosting the Constellation Gallery announced that the gallery space was under contract to be leased to another tenant. While the Constellation Gallery is closing MAC will continue.

“Right now we are having a fire sale. Everything has to go for us to be moved out on time,” said David Marshall, MAC’s President and Portland City Councilor.

MAC is selling off one of a kind gallery panels measuring 8 x 6 feet. Built out of sheet rock, with a steady base, the panels are great to show art on. The gallery has 20 panels for $25 each- or best offer. If any artists or school has space these are ideal to display work. Read more

The art of Dave Marshall of the Maine Artist Collective

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Dave Marshall


Whether portraiture, still life, figure, or landscape, David A. Marshall’s paintings are all strong in composition, color, form, and perspective. He describes himself as a neon-classical artist, sighting his direct, observational approach to portraying classic themes while providing expressive color.

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The art of Ramona du Houx of the Maine Artist Collective

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ARTIST STATEMENT
Ramona du Houx

Since I joined MAC I’ve enjoyed being challenged to come up with original art for many different shows, which has pushed me into areas I hadn’t explored before. It’s been great but the best part of it all has been being around these unique artists for they have inspired me in new directions.

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Many Native Americans continue to believe that everything and everyone is connected. It is that interconnectedness that helps to make us whole. Through photography I have found light expresses that reality in unique ways. I try to bring the beauty and mystery of nature to viewers by amplifying this essence. That mystery can be transformational.

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote that you can’t step into the same river, twice. Today, most of us are too busy to contemplate how much nature’s motion surrounds or is within us, always changing. We don’t normally see how interconnected rhythms of nature are a part of us. Nowadays, too many of us tend to take nature’s continual dance of life for granted.

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