The Maine Photography Show

(Presented by Boothbay Region Art Foundation)

MPS has been the annual premier juried gallery show of photography in Maine
in the 17th year now.

Call for Entry opens December 1st!

Please note that Call for Entry will close on January 14th, 2022 - a little earlier than usual.

We are pleased to present the photographer and educator
Reid Callanan as the juror for the 2022 show.
Reid is the founder and director of the renowned Santa Fe Workshops.

For the 2022 Show we are soliciting photos in the categories
Black and White, Color, Student, and Special Category (Home).

While the subject of your photo entry in the B&W and Color categories
is not limited to any theme or location,
the Special Category offers the opportunity to capture and present images of Home,
in the broad sense as the place or territory where one lives, humans or animals.
For more details click here.

The juror will select approximately 120 of the submitted photos
that will be exhibited at the BRAF gallery from April 9th to May 2nd.,
and as in previous years will also be available online at this website.

Thanks to the generous contributions from our Sponsors
we will be able to award prize winners of the 2022 Show for all categories
and a Best of Show with cash prizes similar to previous years.

Jim Taliana - Committee Member

(Passed away in November, 2012)

Jim Taliana was a prize-winning artist who has lived and worked in Boothbay harbor since 2001. He came from Michigan where he had 10 one-person art shows, had participated in many invitational shows, and was a judge for numerous exhibitions. While in Michigan, Jim started the Michigan Photography Show over 30 years ago and it is still going strong.

He was an art director and a creative director for world-wide ad agency D’arcy Masius Benton & Bowles for 28 years on accounts such as Cadillac, Dow Chemical, FTD-flowers, Kirsch window treatments, Mr.Goodwrench, The Detroit Free Press, Knight-Ridder and Whirlpool.

Jim’s art work is represented by Ambleside Galleries in Greensboro, NC, and The Cary Gallery in Rochester, MI; The Lititz Artist’s Gallery, Lititz, PA; The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, and The Boothbay Region Art Foundation...where he has been vice-president and past president.

Jim conducted plein-air painting workshops each summer as well as teaches drawing and painting each winter at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation.

Jim founded the Maine Photography Show in 2005 and it has grown to be one of the largest state-wide, juried exhibitions in the state.

Jim died suddenly just after Thanksgiving 2012. Please join us in commemorating his life and his achievements, both as an artist and a guiding force for our photography shows.

  • Jim Taliana
  • Deja vu

    'Deja vu' - taken during the Windjammer Days Festival in Boothbay Harbor. The perfect then and now image of maritime ingenuity.
  • Deja vu

    Drama over Motif #1