Call to Artists    “The Natural World”

Entry Form

River Arts in Damariscotta, is inviting artists to submit work for  its upcoming exhibition, “The Natural World’.  We are seeking submissions of  in any media, sculpture and fine crafts welcome.

Work can be submitted during gallery hours anytime up to 4pm on Saturday, April 18th at 4 pm. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday,  April 24, from 5-7. The exhibition will hang until May 21st.

Juror for “The Natural World” Exhibition is Carl Little.

Carl Little is the author of numerous art books, including Nature & Culture: The Art of Joel Babb and William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey. His 2011 book Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond won the first John N. Cole Award from Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

Little has written about a number of “animaliers,” or animal artists, including Dahlov Ipcar, Bernard Langlais and Cabot Lyford. Two of his recent books, Hero: The Paintings of Robert Bissell and Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Wildness, feature the work of painters with a special affinity for creatures great and small.

Little has contributed to the forthcoming Art in Maine: Contemporary Perspectives. He writes for Art New England, Island Journal, Hyperallergic, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and Ornament. He has helped produce several Maine Masters films, including the award-winning Imber’s Left Hand, and he is featured in “Richard Estes: My Camera Is My Sketchbook.” His poetry appears in Ocean Drinker: New & Selected Poems and three anthologies edited by Wesley McNair, the poet laureate of Maine.

A native New Yorker, Little moved to Mount Desert Island in 1989. He holds degrees from Dartmouth, Columbia, and Middlebury. He directed the public affairs office and the Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic for eight years before joining the Maine Community Foundation as director of communications and marketing in 2001.

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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