Call to Artists – “Fall/Harvest” Exhibition

Entry Form

River Arts is inviting artists throughout Maine to submit artwork for jurying in its upcoming exhibition, “Fall/Harvest”. 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, September 3 at 4 pm. The exhibition will hang July 29 through September 1 with an opening reception September 9 from 5 – 7 pm.

Critic and art historian Martica Sawin will be the juror for this exhibition, She has been writing on contemporary art since the 1950′s when she was a contributing editor of Arts and New York correspondent for Art International. Sawin chaired the department of history and criticism of art and design at Parsons School of Design for thirty years.  She is the author of Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School and of many books and museum catalog essays on contemporary art and artists.  Her winter home is the West  Village in New York City  and  for forty years she has spent  summers on Basin Point in Harpswell, Maine.

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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