ROCKLAND – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art offers its annual “Art You Love” benefit auction in partnership with Artsy, the global online auction platform. Featuring 59 works of art by 56 leading artists connected with Maine, the CMCA auction is an opportunity to purchase art you love and support CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programming.

“Squirrel (At Ease, Attentive)” by Elijah Ober.

Bidding for CMCA’s “Art You Love” benefit auction opens at noon Monday, Feb. 14, and runs through noon Monday, Feb. 28. At the close of the auction, successful bidders will be notified by CMCA to make arrangements for shipment of the art. Register ahead of time to ensure you can bid on your favorite works in the auction. Learn more on cmcanow.org.

This is the second year CMCA has partnered with Artsy to bring its benefit auction to a global collecting market. “Artsy is a phenomenal platform for bringing contemporary art auctions to bidders in Maine and around the world,” said CMCA Executive Director & Chief Curator Timothy Peterson. “We are deeply grateful to the artists and galleries that have contributed works to support CMCA’s exhibition and education programs. We are thrilled to offer art at every price point, with works by fast-rising and highly collected artists.”

“Lermond Pond” by Nicole Wittenberg.

Artists contributing to CMCA’s 2022 “Art You Love” benefit auction include: Ryan Adams, Elizabeth Atterbury, Bo Bartlett, Gideon Bok, Katherine Bradford, Jenny Brillhart, Fanny Brodar, Jackie Brown, Sam Cady, Jennifer Calivas, Ann Craven, Grace DeGennaro, Lois Dodd, Betsy Eby, Carol Eisenberg, Jeff Epstein, Ray Ewing, Tom Flanagan, Kevin Ford, Gary Green, Elizabeth Greenberg, Gordon Hall, Peter Halley, Cig Harvey, Anna Hepler, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Jill Hoy, Jeanie Hutchins, Tom Jessen, Alex Katz, Jeff Kellar, Sal Taylor Kydd, Sue Michlovitz, Megan Magill, K. Min, Anne Neely, Elijah Ober, Colin Page, David Row, Gail Savitz, Claire Seidl, Anneli Skaar, Gail Skudera, Shea Slemmer, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Aaron Stephan, Sara Stites, Barbara Sullivan, Ian Trask, S.B. Walker, William Wegman, Kathy Weinberg, Katarina Weslien, Nicole Wittenberg, Deborah Zlotsky and Dudley Zopp.

CMCA has held a benefit art auction showcasing work by established and emerging artists associated with Maine for more than 40 years. For assistance or further information on this year’s “Art You Love” auction, contact Rachel Romanski at rromanski@cmcanow.org or visit cmcanow.org.

“Seated Listener: Rye” by Reggie Burrow Hodges.