Artist Statement

 My art career began when my friend induced me to try my hand at painting as a way of releasing stress from my profession of being a court reporter. Over time I began to experiment with a variety of mediums, especially altered papers. 

In addition to altered papers, I like to incorporate: acrylic paint, varnish, inks, gold, copper, and silver leaf, newsprint, and vintage magazines into my art. What fascinates me about exploring the mediums noted above is that the collages created through combining the foregoing sorts of materials bring about such surprising and unexpected ways of transforming the spaces and surfaces with which I begin.

Although I have sold a number of my works, I still consider myself an amateur. Moreover, while I am not ready to give up my day job as a court stenographer, the creative process brings me great joy – especially when other people find beauty and enjoyment through what has been created.

“Shifting Perspectives” explores the ways diverse mediums come together to transition spaces in different artistic directions. The pieces in Shifting Perspectives seek to have a unique appeal to those people who have an interest in the dynamic process of altered paper collage that, hopefully, celebrates visual colors and texture in delightful ways.


 Maureen Whitehouse



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About Art in the Lobby

The Call for Art in the Lobby 2020 is currently open!

Proposals should be sent to jess@mainefilmcenter.org and must consist of the following:

  • Artist's full name, phone number, and email address.

  • 5 high-quality images (JPG preferred) of works proposed for exhibition.

  • Artist's statement, a brief biography, and a list of prior exhibitions (including dates) where the proposed work has been shown.

Art in the Lobby provides an opportunity for Maine visual artists of various ages, media, and styles to exhibit their work in a high-profile venue. We are committed to the promotion and incorporation of visual arts into our programs and venues, and we are excited to pursue new, multi-disciplinary programs and partnerships.

Each year, a Call to Artists will be open to artists residing in Maine. All work must be original and ready to be presented in a professional manner to the public at the time of delivery.

The Maine Film Center will retain a 30% commission on all sales. All sales of works on display must go through the Maine Film Center. All sold works must remain on exhibit until the end of the show.

Artists are responsible for delivering their work to Railroad Square Cinema and picking up their work at the end of the show. The Maine Film Center will be responsible for the insurance of work on the premises, and Railroad Square Cinema is equipped with an alarm system.

The Maine Film Center will promote each exhibition via the Maine Film Center and Railroad Square Cinema websites (mainefilmcenter.orgrailroadsquarecinema.com), Facebook pages, and various marketing materials. All press releases and marketing done by the artist must be approved by the Maine Film Center Executive Director.

Images of all selected works will be considered available for promoting both the exhibition and the Art in the Lobby program as a whole and may be used in all of Maine Film Center's marketing and communications. The Maine Film Center will host a reception for the artist at Railroad Square Cinema if the artist is interested.