Call to Artists – open, juried show at River Arts

“Small Works and Fine Crafts”

Deadline for entry Nov. 7th at 4 pm.  Work can be delivered anytime up to the deadline.

River Arts is inviting artists to submit work of the artist’s choice.  The emphasis of the show is on small works….suitable for giving.  Outside dimensions of wall art not to exceed 20″.

The jurors for this show will be Martha Kalina and Bruce Johnston from Gifts 136, downtown Damariscotta.  “The team at Gifts at 136 works hard to curate a store of accessible art and fine craft from established and emerging Maine artists. Martha Kalina and Rick Skoglund, owners, along with Bruce Johnston, manager, are proud of the awards received by the gallery of Down East Magazine’s Best Gallery (2013), Down East Magazine’s Best Gift Store (2014) and Yankee Magazine’s Best Gift Store Gallery (2015).”

The opening reception will be Nov. 13 and the show will hang through January 6.

Entry forms are available online or at the gallery.

Entry Form

Artists can enter up to 3 works.  $15 total/members  $20/total non-members.  All work must be for sale.



Size limitations for other shows:

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.

River Arts Membership Renewal/Application

2015 Exhibition Schedule