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Portland Museum of Art 2011 Biennial Artists

After receiving more than 900 entries for the 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial exhibition, the Portland Museum of Art is pleased to announce that 66 works by 47 artists have been selected for the show. This past summer, artists submitted more than 3,600 works of art to be considered by a panel of three jurors: Jim Kempner, Owner and Director, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York; David Row, a painter based in New York and Maine; and Joanna Marsh, the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. The jurors spent a weekend in September viewing images and selecting the work for the upcoming Biennial. The 2011 Biennial will be on view from April 7 through June 5, 2011.

Each Biennial is uniquely formed by the jurors’ collective vision and the work presented to them. As a series, the Biennial exhibitions create a visual record of Maine’s evolving contemporary art scene and testify to the profound influence that the landscape, traditions, and people of Maine continue to have on living artists. Maine has nurtured artists for centuries, and its influence reaches far beyond its borders.

The majority of Biennial artists are full-time Maine residents and a number of them are part-time or have spent significant time exhibiting, making work, and studying in Maine. Of the 47 artists chosen, only nine have participated in previous Biennial exhibitions. Their work is created in media ranging from painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography to sculpture, installation, and video. This blend of influences and experiences enriches the state’s artistic community and defines its art scene as one that reflects a diversity of traditions-both established and new.

A list of accepted artists is below. A full-color catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition and will be available in the Museum Store next spring.

The 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial is made possible by the William E. and Helen E. Thon Endowment Fund.

2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial List

*denotes participation in previous Biennials

*Mary Aro (Sargentville, ME and Grosse Pointe Park, MI) (2009, 2007, 2001, 1998)
Carol Aronson-Shore (Portsmouth, NH)
Jeremy Barnard (Friendship, ME and Georgetown, MA)
Kim Bernard (North Berwick, ME)
Natasha Bowdoin (Lyman, ME and Houston, TX)
Philip Brou (South Portland, ME)
David Caras (Portland, ME)
Avy Claire (Blue Hill, ME)
Thomas Connolly (Portland, ME)
William Cox (Auburn, ME)
Jon Edwards (South Freeport, ME)
Alicia Eggert (Portland, ME)
Sarah Faragher (Stockton Springs, ME)
Clint Fulkerson (Portland, ME)
*Kathleen Galligan (Bristol, ME) (2001)
Marissa Girard (York, ME and Goffstown, NH)
Carly Glovinski (Berwick, ME)
*Alisha Gould (Kennebunk, ME) (2005)
James Groleau (Sorrento, ME and Oakland, CA)
Tyson Jacques (Providence, RI)
Michael Kahn (Coatesville, PA)
Rachel Katz (Portland, ME)
Siri Kaur (Los Angeles, CA)
John Kelley (Cumberland Center, ME)
Mark Ketzler (Kennebunk, ME and Scarsdale, NY)
Selena Kimball (Brooksville, ME and Brooklyn, NY)
*Colleen Kinsella (South Portland, ME) (2005)
*Sarah Knock (Freeport, ME)
Lesley MacVane (Portland, ME)
Robert Monroe (Portland, ME)
Lauren O’Neal (Vinalhaven, ME and Cambridge, MA)
Heath Paley (Arundel, ME)
Michael Penney (Durham, NH)
Beverly Rippel (South Easton, MA)
Rebecca Rivers (Searsport, ME)
*Liv Kristin Robinson (Belfast, ME) (1998)
Gavin Rouille (Portland, ME)
*Michael Shaughnessy (Windham, ME) (1998)
Andrew Thompson (Farmington, ME)
*Robert Shillady (Brooklin, ME) (2007, 2005)
Suzannah Sinclair (Greenville, ME and Brooklyn, NY)
Richard Veit (South Portland, ME)
August Ventimiglia (Gorham, ME and Wellesley, MA)
Don Voisine (Brooklyn, NY)
*Mark Wethli (Brunswick, ME) (2003)
Ellen Wieske (Deer Isle, ME)
Deborah Wing-Sproul (Cape Elizabeth, ME)

Image: McLellan House Facade: McLellan House, Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Photo by Craig Becker.

Museum Information
The Portland Museum of Art is located at Seven Congress Square in downtown Portland. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. Memorial Day through Columbus Day, the Museum is open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with I.D., $4 for youth ages 6 to 17, and children under 6 are free. The Museum is free on Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Museum Cafe and Store. For more information, call (207) 775-6148. Web site

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