Support Maine Contemporary Art – CMCA's 39th Annual Art Auction

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Don’t miss out! Browse + Bid on exceptional works by 36 leading and emerging artists. A great way to support The Center For Maine Contemporary Art / CMCA and contemporary art in Maine. Auction online through Paddle8. All proceeds directly support CMCA.

Participating artists include …
Bo Bartlett, John Bisbee, Katherine Bradford, Emily Brown, Tom Burckhardt, Tom Butler, John Paul Caponigro, Caleb Charland, Ann Craven, David Dewey, Lois Dodd, David Driskell, Betsy Eby, Inka Essenhigh, Linden Frederick, John Goodman, Ken Greenleaf, Peter Halley, Charlie Hewitt, Tanja Hollander, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz, Rollin Leonard, Amy Lowry, Kayla Mohammadi, John Moore, Paul Oberst, Winston Roeth, Kate Russo, Peter Soriano, Aaron Stephan, Joyce Tenneson, Don Voisine, Todd Watts, William Wegman, Dudley Zopp

View the art works here.

Help Portrait Needs Your Help


“After three years, 25,000 photographers, 56 countries, 700 events, and giving away nearly 170,000 portraits to those who are less fortunate, the amazing success of Help-Portrait has never been more evident than it is today.”
Now Help Portrait is ready to take it to the next level – but they need your help to do it.
Whether you give or participate or both, you can make a difference.
Find out more about help portrait and how you can help here.

3 Ways You Can Help Stop PIPA / SOPA


PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
In the largest online protest in history, more than 7000 websites including Google,  Wikipedia,  and WordPress are protesting PIPA / SOPA today.
1   Find out more and sign the SOPA strike petition here.
2   Visit FightForThe Future.org to email your representative in congress.
3   Make your voice heard by signing the Google online petition
“PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”
The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.”

Playing For Change – 9/17/11



This is inspiring!
Find out more about Playing For Change here.
Listen to videos here.
The Inspiration
Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.
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Dr Martin Luther King Jr's – I Have A Dream


It’s visionary. It’s conscientious. It changed the world for the better. It’s one of the best speeches ever written, changing speech patterns and literature. If you haven’t heard or seen it, do it now. If you have, you might want to do it again.

David Wright – Help Two Good Causes at Once


David Wright, my fabulous assistant for the last two years, principle architect of the ambitious Pause to Begin project, is leaving soon to work with socially conscious organizations in Africa. He’s raising funds for his trip with a print offer. You can help two good causes with one action. Here’s how.
“In January 2009 I leave Maine for Alebtong, Uganda, where I will spend two months volunteering and photographing for A River Blue, a non-profit arts empowerment project for the children of internally-displaced persons in Northern Uganda.
I will be using my large format camera to photograph the people and landscape for a traveling exhibition and book that will be used to raise funds for A River Blue. Details will be announced in the spring/summer of 2009.
To raise funds for the trip, I am offering a selection of my limited edition prints at substantially reduced prices.”
Please visit davidwrightphoto.com to support his trip, A River Blue, and Africa.