Call to Artists
Opening Reception December 20th 5-7
Drop off dates – Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14…(although we will take in work earlier)
River Arts Call to Artists for “Abstract” Exhibition
River Arts, a non- profit art center on Route 1 in Damariscotta invites Maine artists to submit work for the upcoming “Abstract” juried exhibition. The exhibition dates are: December 20 – January 16 with an opening reception December from 5-7 pm. Submissions should be dropped off Friday, Dec. 13 & Saturday, Dec. 14 for jurying on Sunday.
Juror for the Abstract Exhibition will be Suzette McAvoy, director and curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport.
Suzette McAvoy has served as director and curator of CMCA since September 2010. She previously served as chief curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, and has more than 30 years experience in the art field. She has lectured and written extensively on the art and artists of Maine, and has organized national traveling exhibitions of the work of Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz, Kenneth Noland, Lois Dodd, Karl Schrag, and Alan Magee. Prior to moving to Maine in 1988, she was the director of the University of Rhode Island Art Galleries. She has also worked at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, and the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.Ms. McAvoy received a B.A. in art history from William Smith College and an M.A. in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. She lives in Belfast, Maine.
All media, styles and subjects are welcome. 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 email@example.com. 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 600 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.
Info about our juried shows:
All media, styles and subjects are welcome. 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.