Call to Artists “Abstract”
River Arts in Damariscotta, is inviting artists to submit work for its upcoming “Abstract” exhibition. 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, May 23rd at 4 pm. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 29, from 5-7. The exhibition will hang until June 25th.
Juror for “Abstract” Exhibition is Dozier Bell.
Dozier Bell, a Maine native, studied art with Neil Welliver in the University of Pennsylvania MFA program and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Since her first solo show in 1987, she has appeared in thirty solo and two-person exhibits in New York City and across the country. She is the recipient of several awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship as artist-in-residence at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, and the Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant. Residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. She received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Maine College of Art in 1997. Her work is included in the collections of most Maine museums, as well as museums and corporate collections nationwide. A selection of her drawings from the Bates Museum is included in the current show at the Portland Museum of Art, “Director’s Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail,” through Sept. 20th, 2015. She is represented by the Danese/Corey Gallery in New York City. www.dozierbell.com
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.