Call to Artists “The Maine Story”
River Arts in Damariscotta, is inviting artists to submit work for “The Maine Story” Exhibition. All work is due by 4pm on Saturday, July 26. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 1 from 5-7 The exhibition will hang until August 28.
The Juror for the exhibition will be Susan Groche. Susan Groce, professor of Art, Department Chair at the University of Maine, Orono, received her MFA from the University of Michigan. She has worked at Atelier 17, Paris; the Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland; Open Bite Print Workshop, Australia; and the MacDowell Colony, NH. She has been an Artist Mentor for the MFA program at Vermont College, and has been an Artist in Residence, Visiting Artist, Guest Lecturer, and Visiting Researcher (safer print practices) at over 40 art schools, programs, and universities in Australia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Canada, and the U.S.
Her prints and drawings have been in over 180 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions and are included in private, public, and corporate collections in the U.S., Portugal, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Singapore. Her research focus is on innovative and safer print materials and processes. Susan has worked with Friedhard Kiekeben in the development of the Orono Ground, and has received a variety of research grants and awards in the arts, including the University of Maine System Trustee Professorship.
All media, styles and subjects are welcome. 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 600 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.