Call to Artists    “Celebrating Color”

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River Arts in Damariscotta, is inviting artists to submit work for  its upcoming “Celebrating Color” Exhibition.  We are seeking submissions of  in any media, sculpture and fine crafts welcome. This exhibition has no theme – artists’ are invited to submit work that best represents their artistic identity. All work is due by 4pm on Saturday, December 13  at 4 pm. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday,Dec. 19 from 5-7. The exhibition will hang until December January 15.

The juror for the exhibition will be John Lorence. John Lorence is a recipient of fellowships at YADDO, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the McDowell colony.  He has exhibited both his paintings and sculpture extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.  A 40-year retrospective of his work was held at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, Maine.  His sculpture and paintings can be found in private and public collections including the Bradley collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Lorence’s professional interests include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, art history, conservation and archeology. His educational credentials are numerous and eclectic, from Oxford University to our own Haystack School of Art. His lifetime experience as an artist, teacher, researcher and gallerist has taken him around the globe and represents the extraordinary talents and achievements of the best of the artists of Midcoast Maine.

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.

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.

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