River Arts – Call to Artists – “Artists’ Choice” Exhibition –
Deadline September 15 – 4pm
River Arts in Damariscotta is inviting artists throughout Maine to submit artwork for jurying in its upcoming exhibition, “Artists’ Choice”. 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, September 15 at 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, September 21 5-7 pm.
Artist and art educator John Lorence will be the juror for the exhibition. Lorence has been the 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. as part of the Art-in Embassy program. Lorence’s professional interests include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, art history, conservation and archeology as well as short films.
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 email@example.com . 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.