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UMVA June Members Exhibit

The Union of Maine Visual Artists is pleased and proud to present its annual June Members Exhibit, opening June 4, 2021. Featuring 22 artists whose talents are expressed through painting, photography, mixed-media and collage; the works range from Abstraction to Realism to Impressionism and Photoshopped to Straight photography. This will be our last virtual exhibit as our Gallery will be re-opening for our July Exhibit.  Please visit https://theumva.org for more information.  Any inquiries about works for sale should be directed to the artist or the curator (Amy Bellezza - amybellezza@gmail.com). Thank you for visiting and viewing!  The Ghost of You                                                            Euro in Libro                                                        Amy Bellezza These two photographs are reminiscent of the Victorian Era.  Euro in Libro is photoshopped and sized like a tintype and The Ghost of You is also photoshopped and nostalgic of the times of the religion
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Love/Rage: Goddess

A virtual show at the UMVA Gallery Co-curated by Ann Tracy and Christine Sullivan This show, originally scheduled for May of 2020, was cancelled on the brink of the pandemic. All of the submissions were in, and we were making plans for the First Friday Reception, always a treat but even more so in warm spring weather! Social upheaval was front and center in 2020. In many circumstances, the clashes already inherent in our culture were amped up to devastation. We were forcibly reminded that the economic fallout of the pandemic is disproportionately endured by women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ . BUT, the Goddess always rises, and we looked at the 2021 vision of the show with new eyes. In response, we modified our original call for submissions, and invited artists to show us the Goddess “however you perceive her.”   We are beyond thrilled by the response – this show displays an amazing range of gifts and perspectives from artists in many media. For a glimpse of their thoughts, I i