Call to Artists – “Artists’ Choice” Exhibition

Entry Form

River Arts 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 and fine craft – representational or abstract. Work can be delivered anytime during gallery hours from now until the deadline, October 8 at 4 pm. The exhibition will hang October  14 through  November with an opening reception October 14 from 5 – 7 pm.

Gallery owner and artist, Bruce Busko, will be the juror for this exhibition.  He is the owner and director of the Landing Gallery in Rockland.  Busko has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pennsylvania State and Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Print Making from the Pratt Institute.

Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 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 and at the gallery when submitting. 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.

Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or by email at River Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4, and on Sundays from 10-2. It is closed on Mondays. River Arts is located at 241 US Route 1 in Damariscotta, Maine.

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 program.

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