Calls to Artists

Call to Artists   “Holiday Shop”

 River Arts invites artists to submit works for our “Holiday Shop.”  We will be setting up a festive showroom featuring original artwork of all types for holiday sales.

There is no entry fee for inclusion in this show.

Works can be fine art as well as decorative or functional fine crafts.  We will be accepting original works including painting in all media, photography, prints, sculpture, fabric, weaving, glass, pottery, jewelry, wood or stone carving, ornaments, cards, mixed media and others upon approval.  We will also accept books by Maine writers.

Holiday Shop will be open from November 15 until the end of the year.  We are expecting a wide range of homemade items, artworks and fine crafts.

Artists may submit artwork beginning November 1.  Entry Form is available at River Arts.

In general, we recommend up to 6 entries per artist.

Pieces must be priced at $100 (or lower) and River Arts will retain 35% commission on all sales.


Entry Form

Call to Artists – “Small Works”

Regular Juried Show

Deadline for entry November 24 – Opening Reception Nov. 30   5-7 pm.

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 info@riverartsme.org .  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.

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