Calls to Artists

Call to Artists  ~  Deadline April 27, 2019


Entry Form 2019

River Arts Membership Renewal/Application

Artists may submit up to three works for jurying for the exhibition “Interiors.” 

“Interiors” is open to the artists’ interpretations of all types of interiors: rooms, emotions, inner spaces of all sorts will be included in this show.  All mediums including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and fiber arts will be accepted as well as styles including abstraction and representational.

Entry fee covers up to 3 entries:  $15 for members / $25 for non-members.  Works must be dropped off at River Arts for jurying no later than Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 4 pm.  Works must be suitably wired for hanging and clearly labeled with artist’s name, phone number and title on the back.

Artists will be notified by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Entry forms are available online at riverartsme.org and at the gallery: 241 Route 1, Damariscotta.

Juror  for “Interiors”  will be  Joël LeVasseur!

Born in the St. John Valley, in Northern Maine, Joël LeVasseur studied Accounting at Husson University (’76), and later pursued an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts (’04), where his masters’ focus was on Mining the Landscape, and other issues related to the environment. As part of the program, he chartered a helicopter out of Belfast, Maine, viewing and studying the land, specifically the Georges River Land Trust, from a different perspective, which allowed him to respond freshly to what he was seeing. As a result, some of the work made it to the CMCA Biennial, with invitations to the 500X Gallery in Dallas, and the SOHO 20 Gallery in NYC. Since then, Joël’s art practice has included printmaking, painting, sculpting, installations, collaborations, teaching and curating. He has taught classes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and related workshops in The Allagash, on Monhegan Island, and Quebec City, and other workshops at Freshwater Arts, Husson University, and Maine College of Art. Most recently, in Fall 2018, he was invited to be Artist-in-Residence at Husson University, where he led several workshops in printmaking and sculpting, related to his show “Into the Wonder: Cabinet of Curiosities”, in the Robert E. White Gallery and W. Tom and Bonnie Sawyer Library. As a curator, he has directed the Backroads Gallery, in Damariscotta, off and on, with annual summer shows, and pop-ups since 1998.

The opening reception for “Interiors” is scheduled for Friday, May 3 from 5-7 pm.  The show will run from May 3 to June 1.




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