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

Deadline July 7 – 4pm

River Arts in Damariscotta is inviting artists throughout Maine to submit artwork for jurying in its upcoming exhibition, “Summertime”. 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, July 7 at 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 13   5-7 pm.

The juror for this show will  be Bob Keyes. Bob Keyes writes about the visual and performing arts for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He appreciates that his job requires him to visit museums and attend plays and concerts across Maine, and most enjoys interviewing artists in their studios. He’s a New Englander by birth, and has lived in Maine off and on, most recently since 2002. He lives in Berwick with his wife, Vicki, and their son Luke

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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