Call to Artists – open, juried show at River Arts
Call to Artists – “Flowers” Exhibition
Artists are invited to submit work for jurying into the River Arts “Flowers” Exhibition. Artists are encouraged to submit up to 3 works in any medium and style around the theme of flowers. The work can be delivered anytime the gallery is open, but no later than April 16th at 4:00 pm. The “River Arts’ Flower Show will run April 22 – May 19 with an opening reception May April 22nd 5-7pm.
The jurors for the show will be Dennis and Marty Gleason, owners of the Gleason Fine Art Gallery in Boothbay Harbor, a a fixture on the local and statewide art scene. The couple opened their first gallery in what they describe as a tiny space in a Boothbay Harbor side street in 1985. The gallery is currently located in a restored 19th-century farmhouse at 31 Townsend Avenue in the center of Boothbay Harbor. In addition to selling 19th through 20th century art, Gleason Fine Art offers collection consulting, art appraisals, and restoration services.
From the beginning, the Gleasons’ goal has been to offer the finest work by established painters and sculptors inspired by the beauty of Maine, especially its coast. Over the years, the Gleasons have placed work in some of Maine’s most important collections, including pieces now in the permanent collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Museum, and the Monhegan Museum. The gallery celebrates the rich art history of coastal Maine, particularly the long-standing connection between Boothbay Harbor and Monhegan Island.
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. Early submissions are accepted within usual gallery hours. 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 www.riverartsme.org and at the gallery when submitting.
Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. River Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4, and on Sundays from 10-2. It is closed on Mondays.
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.