Calls to Artists

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River Arts – Call to Artists – “Abstraction” Exhibition –

Deadline October 20 – 4pm

River Arts in Damariscotta is inviting artists throughout Maine to submit artwork for jurying in its upcoming exhibition, “Abstraction”. Artists can submit up to three works in any medium including sculpture, photography, collage, painting, ceramics, fiber and fine craft – representational or abstract.   Work can be delivered anytime during gallery hours until the deadline, which is Saturday, October 20 at 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, October 26   5-7 pm.

Juror for the exhibition is Leonard Meiselman.  Born and raised in New York City, Leonard Meiselman received his art education at the Cooper Union, the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine and the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. Meiselman has had one-person exhibitions at the Camden Arts Center in London, the Yeshiva University Museum in New York, the Holocaust Center in Manhasset and elsewhere. His paintings have appeared in group shows, including the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, the Florence Biennale (Palazzo Strozzi) and the Hebrew Union College Museum in New York. Meiselman was responsible for the creation of the 2014 exhibition “The Dilemma of Memory” at  the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at UMA, His most recent exhibition was “A Protest Artist on  Monhegan,” at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Artists will be notified by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Submissions may not have been shown at River Arts previously. Entry forms are available online at riverartsme.org and at the gallery, at 241 U.S. Route 1 in Damariscotta, when submitting. All works must have artist’s name on the back.

Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or by email at info@riverartsme.org .  River Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-2.  River Arts is located at 241 US Route 1 in Damariscotta.

We want to encourage everyone to frame their works.  Simple, well-constructed frames will give the gallery a more professional appearance. Your individual work will be greatly enhanced with proper framing.  Table top frames do not hang well and we recommend that artists use standard wall frames complete with picture wire.

River Arts holds 10 themed, open, juried exhibitions per year—with some of Maine’s most prominent art community members as jurors.  Over 1000 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 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 programs.

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