Art Gallery exhibit at UMaine-Machias
A student viewing a wall of framed artwork

Art Gallery

Now at the gallery March 21 – May 2023:

Leslie Dale Bowman

Assessing the Situation
Family of Forms Paintings and Clay

An exhibition of large paintings and clay forms by Leslie Dale Bowman. Bowman’s work on display represents the natural world without the obvious representations found in her more well-known paintings from life. These works span several decades and introduce viewers to relationships found in our local environment. The clay forms spring from the same well, serving as contemporary artifacts of a world still in the making.

Pottery with a painting in the background


Location and Hours

UMM Art Gallery
Powers Hall, 1st Floor
116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias, Maine, 04654

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Book pages ready for assembly in the Gallery for the Art of the Book - Dorward Hall Book Arts Studios
Gallery for the Art of the Book - Dorward Hall Book Arts Studios

Works From the Permanent Collection

Maine History and Petroglyph Exhibit encased in class boxes, and displayed on the walls
Maine History and Petroglyph Exhibit
Exhibits from our Permanent Collection hung on the wall and spotlit from above. White and tan walls and a tan floor.
Exhibits from our Permanent Collection

The Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Machias is the center for the visual arts in the Down East area.

In 1972, the John C. and Norma B. Marin Foundation donated the works of John Marin, Lyonel Feininger, Reuben Tam, William Zorach, Paul Jenkins, Oscar Bleumner, and William Kienbusch to the Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Since then, the gallery has acquired for its collection contemporary works from a number of American artists including: Hunt Slonem, Robert Indiana, Daphne Cummings and Dennis Pinnette, as well as local artists who work in a variety of media including paintings, prints, watercolors, photography and sculpture.

There is also an active gallery schedule during the year with a variety of exhibits of contemporary works, historical themes, art faculty and student work, and selections from the permanent collection.

We also sponsor shows supporting our Machias Bay area’s cultural identity, including a number of exhibits about the petroglyphs surrounding Machias Bay. This includes a comprehensive petroglyph surface prints collection made by the Hedden family and on loan from them, and petroglyph surface casts made under the direction of Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy tribal historian. Also in our collection are baskets made by the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot and MicMac tribal artisans.

For more information please contact:

Bernie Vinzani
Professor of Book Arts and Art
Director of the Book Arts Studio
Director of the Art Galleries and Gallery for the Book