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Call for Artists

“Night and Day”

Deadline for Submission July 6, 2019

River Arts announces a call to artists for the July show.  Artists may submit up to three works for jurying into “Night and Day.” Participants are invited to respond to the theme to reflect their own interpretations. The deadline for entry is Saturday, July 6 at 4 pm. Portland Press Herald art writer, Bob Keyes, will be the juror for this exhibition.

Bob Keyes writes about the arts for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland, Maine. He’s won many national and regional writing awards, and in 2017 received an inaugural Rabkin Prize for Visual Arts Journalism, recognizing his contributions to the discourse of the visual culture. Before moving to Maine, he wrote about music and entertainment for the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and has worked for newspapers in Connecticut and Georgia. He lives in Berwick, Maine,  with his wife and son.

Work in all mediums (including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, fiber) and styles (representational or abstract) will be considered.  Entry fee (covers up to 3 pieces) is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.  Works must be suitably wired for hanging and clearly labeled with artist’s name and title on the back.  All works must be for sale.  Artists received 65% and River Arts retains 35% commission on all sales.

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 U.S. Route 1 North, Damariscotta.  The public opening reception for “Night and Day” is scheduled for Friday, July 12 from 5-7 pm.  This exhibition will run until August 10, 2019. For more information call the gallery at (207) 563-1507.

Second Annual 6 x 6

Deadline for submission:  July 6, 2019

We are inviting everyone to donate up to 6 works to our fundraising exhibition this summer at River Arts.  This exhibition is open to celebrities, students, local artists, international artists, community members, designers, realtors, teachers, bankers, librarians and YOU Everyone is invited to submit original art in any medium.  Last year we had over 250 submissions to this creative effort.  Join us in this fun filled event!

All works must be 6 X 6 inches square.  If framed, the frame must be within the 6 X 6 measurement.  Any medium is accepted.  Keep in mind that we will be using push pins to mount the works so they must be light enough to accommodate ease of hanging.

Please, sign work on the back only.  All works will be displayed anonymously and sold to the public for $20 to benefit River Arts Gallery.  The names of the artists will be revealed when the work is purchased.  Proceeds from the sale of the 6 X 6 submissions help support the other exhibitions at River Arts throughout the year.

Participation is free and open to everyone.

All work is donated to River Arts.

Submissions are accepted from now until July 6, 2019.

Works can be dropped off at the gallery during regular business hours: Tue-Sat 10 to 4 and Sun 11 to 3

or  Mailed to:   River Arts    PO Box 1316    Damariscotta, ME     04543

The Big Reveal of the 6 x 6 show will happen on July 12 during the opening reception of “Night and Day.”





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