Call to Artists – open, juried show at River Arts
Call to Artists “Faces and Figures” Exhibition
River Arts in Damariscotta, is inviting artists to submit work for its upcoming “Faces and Figures” Exhibition. We are seeking submissions of figurative art in any media, depicting form or faces of humans or (other) animals. Sculpture and fine crafts welcome. Work can be dropped off anytime during gallery hours up until Saturday, February 13 at 4 pm. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, February 20 from 5-7. The exhibition will hang until March 26.
The juror for the exhibition will be John Lorence. John Lorence attended Case Western, the Parsons School of Design, Cambridge School of Design and the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he earned his BFA and MFA. He has been the recipient of fellowships at YADDO, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the McDowell colony. He has exhibited both his paintings and sculpture extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S as part of the Art-in Embassy program. Lorences professional interests include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, art history, conservation and archeology as well as short films. He has taught at the Layton School of Art, Portland School of Art and the University of Wisconsin. He has had gallery representation in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee and recently exhibited at the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth. Lorence now lives in Newcastle, but did have a house and studio on Great Cranberry Isle for over 20 years where he was one of the island groups 14 artists.
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. The entry form is available on the website at www.riverartsme.org or at the gallery at 241 US Route 1, Damariscotta. Inquiries can be made by email at email@example.com or by phone 563-1507.
Size limitations for other shows:
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.