Call to Artists for two shows!

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Entry Form 2019

River Arts Membership Renewal/Application

Call for Artists


Deadline for Submission October 19, 2019

River Arts announces a call to artists for “Abstraction”.  Artists may submit up to three works for this juried show.  The deadline for entry is Saturday, October 19 at 4 pm. River Arts is pleased to announce that Michel Droge will jury this show.  Artists are invited to submit works based on their interpretation of the theme “Abstraction.”

Works in all mediums (including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, fiber) will be considered.  Entry fee (covers up to 3 pieces) is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.  Works must be securely wired for hanging and clearly labeled with artist’s name, phone number and title on the back.  No wet work, please.

All works must be for sale.  Artists received 65% and River Arts retains 35% commission on all sales.

The juror, Michel Droge is a painter, printmaker and educator whose work engages with the environment and the human condition in an era of conscious disruption and change. They are committed to a practice steeped in the idea that the studio and a practice of public engagement is a laboratory that holds space for new ideas and thinking to emerge. Through their work they embrace a layering of environmental research, material exploration, ancient mythology and the landscape vernacular as a route to explore the present day cultural and ecological crises.

Michel is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant and two Maine Arts Commission Grants. They have been awarded fellowships and residencies at the Tides Institute, The Joseph Fiore Foundation, The Stephen Pace House and The Saltonstall Foundation.

Michel’s solo exhibitions have been at the Maine State Capitol, University of Maine Farmington, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Maine Audubon Society and the Frank Brockman Gallery. Their work has been included in national and international exhibitions amongst which include the Bates College Art Museum, The University of Maine, The Cue Art Foundation in NYC, ICA at MECA, Gould Academy, Boston University and Brandeis University.

Artists will be notified by Wednesday, October 23 by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Entry forms are available online at riverartsme.org and at the gallery: 241 U.S. Route 1 North, Damariscotta.  The public opening reception for “Abstraction” is scheduled for Friday, October 25 from 5-7 pm.  This exhibition will run until November 23, 2019. For more information call the gallery at (207) 563-1507.

Pop Up Show!

Plein Air Invitational

Open to River Arts Members!

River Arts invites all members to participate in a plein air, landscape show in the Invitational Hall.  This show celebrates Maine landscape of all seasons.  Works may be completed in the studio although the emphasis of the show is plein air painting or sketching in any medium.  All styles of work will be accepted from our members.  This is an open, non-juried show.

Works must be delivered to the gallery by Tuesday, October 15, 2019 for installation.

There is no entry fee for this show!

All works must be for sale.  River Arts retains 35% commission on all sales.  Members may submit one piece with a size limit of 36 inches in each direction including frame.  Works must be ready to hang with secure picture wire.  No wet paint, please!

This show will run until Saturday, November 23, 2019.

River Arts is located at 241 Route One (north) in Damariscotta.

Call River Arts for more information about becoming a member and entering this show:  (207) 563-1507

Second Annual 6 x 6

Show Ends on October 15, 2019

Thank you to all the donating artists for this very successful fundraising show.


The Big Reveal of 6 x 6’s at the “Night & Day” opening: a big crowd with enthusiastic buyers!






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