CMCA announces jurors for 2018 Biennial

Oct 09, 2017

Rockland — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art has announced the jurors for the upcoming 2018 CMCA Biennial: Kate Green, guest director of Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas; and Robin K. Williams, Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Mich. The Biennial will be held at CMCA from November 2018 through February 2019.

Green is an art historian, curator and critic. She holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College; and a PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught art history courses at the University of Texas and Trinity University; and has worked as a curator and educator at Artpace, Dia Art Foundation and MoMA PS1. Her writing has appeared in Art In America, and Frieze.

Williams most recently co-curated, with Jens Hoffmann, “Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance,” which explores music and art as vehicles of social change. Formerly, she was Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, as well as a curatorial fellow at the Visual Arts Center in Austin, Texas. She currently is completing her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation titled “Joan Jonas’s Visual Language.” She has published several academic and critical essays, including “A Mode of Translation: Joan Jonas’s Performance Installations,” which appears in Stedelijk Studies #3, The Place of Performance (2016).

Submissions for the 2018 CMCA Biennial will be accepted online through the CMCA website from Jan. 1 through April 2, 2018. The CMCA Biennial is an open juried competition for artists at all stages of their career who have a strong connection to the state of Maine. Work in all media is accepted for review. CMCA Artist Members are eligible to submit additional images for consideration. To become an artist member, visit

The CMCA Biennial Exhibition typically takes place in the fall of even numbered years. The concept of an open juried competition at CMCA dates back to 1978, when then director Ben Goldsmith presented the first Annual Juried Exhibition. It was the only continuing statewide juried exhibition until the Portland Museum of Art introduced its first Biennial in 1998. For more information, visit the website.

CMCA, founded in 1952, is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events and educational programs for all ages. Located at 21 Winter St., CMCA is currently open daily; November through May, hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. (closed Federal holidays). Admission is $8; $6 for those older than 65 and students with ID; and free for children younger than 18 and CMCA members. For more information, call 701-5005.

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