Call to Artists    “My Community”  Exhibition

Entry Form

Artists are invited to submit work for jurying in the “Our Community” Exhibition.  Work can be in any media and should address the theme.  Artists are encouraged to take the theme of  “Our Community”  broadly – family, friends, activities; neighborhoods, gatherings, things that bring us together,  community of present, past or imagined

Up to 3 works may be submitted.  The work is due no later than April 19th at 4:00 The exhibition will run April 25 – May 22 with an opening reception April 25th 5-7.

The juror for the exhibition is  Susan Danly, the Senior Curator, Portland Museum of Art (2002-2012). A specialist in American Art and the History of Photography, Susan Danly holds PhD and MA degrees from Brown University, where she wrote a dissertation on “The Landscape Photographs of Alexander Gardner and A.J. Russell.” A curator of American art with over thirty years of experience, Ms. Danly has worked at the Mead Art Museum (1993-2000), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1988-93), and the Huntington Library and Art Gallery (1984-87). Among her numerous publications are books on the photographs of Edward Weston and Thomas Eakins, and Georgia O’Keeffe and the Photograph. At the Portland Museum of Art, Susan curated numerous exhibitions devoted to the art of Maine, including three Biennial exhibitions, a series of shows dealing with historical and contemporary photography in Maine, and several exhibitions of graphics from the PMA’s permanent collection

 

Among her exhibitions and catalogues over the past 30 years are: Branching: The Art of Michael Mazur (1997) and Language as Object: Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Art (1997) for the Mead Art Museum.  In conjunction with American Federation of Art, she presented three traveling exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania Academy: Facing the Past (1992), Telling Tales (1991), and Light, Air, and Color (1990). In 1987 she co-curated an exhibition of Edward Weston’s photographs with the Getty Museum. Weston’s “Leaves of Grass” project was also the focus of her contribution to Edward Weston: A Legacy (Merrill Press, 2003). Other writing projects include Changing Prospects: The View from Mount Holyoke (2002) and an essay in Casa Mañana: The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Culture, University of New Mexico Press (2002), a book that she also edited. Her publication, Eakins and the Photograph, received the Wittenborn Memorial Award from the ARLIS in 1994. Her last major publication for the Portland Museum of Art, Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940 (2011), received awards from the Boston art critics and the  New England Society of New York.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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 info@riverartsme.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 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.