Maine Museum of Photographic Arts

Browsing through the recent Art Issue of Maine Home + Design magazine I discovered an exciting development -- the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts. It's in an early fund-raising stage. Inspired by a well-received 2009 photography exhibit co-curated by gallery owner Elizabeth Moss, the new Maine Museum of Photographic Arts (MMPA) hopes to represent the work of 200 contemporary photographers, film/video makers, and new-media artists working in Maine. Their first goal is to create a virtual museum comprised of a full-featured website to display artists' work, interviews (via podcasts), resources, and more.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery and Maine Home + Design magazine are holding a MMPA fund-raising exhibit titled Capture: 50 Photographic Artists to run April 2 through May 9, 2010 at the former W.M. Home located at 190 US Route One, Falmouth, Maine. Nearly 100 prints and a sampling of new-media works will be on display. Attend the opening reception April 2, 2010 from 5-7pm.

Of the 50 featured photographers, a few caught my attention: Jeffrey BectonTonee Harbert, Christopher Becker, John G. Kelley, Scott Peterman, and Cig Harvey.

Visit the MMPA Kickstarter site to view a quick video about the museum and to become a founding contributor. Spread the word in support of the photographic arts.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast