Call to Artists – open, juried show at River Arts
Call to Artists “Sheepscot Watershed” Exhibition – Oct 9 – November 5
River Arts in Damariscotta, is teaming up with the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association for its next open juried show. River Arts is inviting artists to submit work portraying the flora, fauna and vistas of the Sheepscott Watershed from Boothbay Harbor to Freedom. We are seeking submissions of in any media, sculpture and fine crafts welcome. The juror for this show will be Bob Keyes, writer for the Portland Press Herald. Work can be submitted during gallery hours anytime up to 4pm on Saturday, October 3rd at 4 pm. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, October 9, from 5-7. The exhibition will hang until November 5th.
Established in 1969, the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association (SVCA) is a non-profit land trust and advocacy group of 550 member families. Their mission is to conserve and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Sheepscot Watershed which encompasses 320 square miles in mid-coast Maine spanning 58 miles from Freedom to Southport. The SVCA currently protect more than 3,671 acres through purchases and conservation easements. This includes over 15 miles of Sheepscot River frontage. A map of the Sheepscot Watershed can be found on their website http://www.sheepscot.org/art_show/ or can be picked up at River Arts.
Artists can enter up to 3 works for jurying. ($15 entry fee for members $20 entry fee for non-members) All work entered must be for sale. Wall-hung work size maximum: 60 inches in height, 42 inches in width – and for safety reasons plexiglass or other non-glass option should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels. Entry forms are available online www.riverartsme.org or at the gallery.
All work entered must be for sale. Wall-hung work size maximum: 60 inches in height, 42 inches in width – and for safety reasons plexiglass or other non-glass option should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels.
River Arts holds 10 themed, open, juried exhibitions per year—with some of Maine’s most prominent art community members as jurors. Over 800 different Maine artists have exhibited in these shows. The gallery program creates opportunity for artists to have their work selected, participate in the gallery process and sell their work. Over 7,000 people visited the gallery and participated in events and workshops last year.
The mission of River Arts is to nurture and encourage participation in the arts throughout the region of Midcoast Maine by providing exhibition, studio and performance spaces, classes and workshops, for people of all ages and abilities and support a wide range of activities in artistic disciplines by partnering with other arts and performance organizations to produce program.