Erika Manning



I am a multi - media visual artist residing in Mid - Coast  Maine.  i pursue the idea of “beginner mind” in all my work, and believe that the process of creating is just as important as the finished piece.  In the work, it is often the visual history of the passage of time, of the marks made, the colors chosen, the shapes drawn, the emotional weather and the conversations with the piece itself that most engages and intrigues me. 

Exhibitions
2018  The Art Loft, Rockland, ME
2018  Maine Art Hill Gallery, Guest Artist July 23 - 30, Kennebunk, ME  
2018  Casco Bay Artisians, Portland, ME
2018  Center Pilates, Rockport, ME
2017  Group Show, NoRo Gallery, Rockland, ME
2017  Group Show, Camden Whole Health, Camden, ME
2017  "Conversations on a Process (continued)", CFH&H, solo show, Rockland, ME
2017 “Conversations on a Process (revisited)”, solo show, Zoot Cafe, Camden, ME
2017 Conversations on a Process”, solo show, Cofrin Gallery, Mercersburg PA
2011 “Musings, revisited”, solo print show, Zoot Cafe, Camden, ME
2010 “44n 69w Radius Belfast”, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME
2009 “Musings on 2009”, solo show, The Badger Cafe, Union, ME
2007 Judith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, ME
2007 LSC Invitational, Rockland, ME
2006 LSC Invitational, Rockland, ME
2005 LSC Invitational, Rockland, ME
2004 LSC Invitational, Rockland, ME
2004 LSC, “Show Your Friends”, Rockland, ME
2003 “Culture”, Traveling UMVA Show, Searsmont & Ellsworth ME
2003 Gallery 407, Rockland, ME
2003 “Musings”, two person show, Gallery 407, Rockland, ME
2003 The Gallery at the Barn, Waldoboro, ME
2003 Stadler Gallery, solo show, Kingfield, ME
2001 St. George Pottery, Saint George, ME
1999 “New Abstractions”, New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH
1998 Galletly Gallery, solo show, Hampton, NH
1995 “Duplicity of Multitudinous Sin”, The Artist Eye Gallery, Hampton, NH
1995 Wheeler Gallery, “Student Printmakers”, UMass at Amherst, MA
1994 AHT Industries, Newton, MA
1993 The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
1992 The Copley Society, Boston, MA
1991 Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
1989 Guilford Arts and Crafts Society, Guilford, CT
1988 Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT

Collections
The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT

Visiting Artist
2018 The Art Loft, Rockland, ME
2017 Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA

Teaching
2018
  Your Creative Self:  The Art Loft, Rockland, ME
2017 Surrender to (your) Creativity: The Art Loft, Rockland, ME
2017 Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
2012 The Healing Power of Art: Blue Crow Studio, Appleton, ME
2010 Creating from the Inside Out: Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
2009 Collage and Assemblage: Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
2008 Creating from the Inside Out: Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
2008 Making a Surrealist Book: Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
2007 Creating from the Inside Out: Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
2003 Sierra Club Women’s Retreat, Bridgeton, ME
2002 Family Council Services of Maine, Retreat, Freeport, ME
2002 Partners In Ending Hunger, Maine Retreat, Augusta, ME

Artist Memberships
CMCA, Rockland, ME
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME

Education
1993
BFA, The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA 

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