Call to Artists

Call to Artists

“Members Show”

Click here for Membership Form  2024

   Click here for Member Show Entry Form 2024

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River Arts is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for artists to participate in the upcoming “Members Show.”

All current and new members are invited to submit one piece for this non-juried exhibition. Deadline for entries is Saturday, May 18 at 4pm.  The show will run through June 29.

This is a great time to become a member and join the River Arts’ community. The “Members Show” celebrates the talent of River Arts’ member artists and showcases the wide range of art being created in Maine. River Arts welcomes all media, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, fiber, photography, ceramics, original print making, drawing, encaustic and pastel. Works may be representational or abstract. The “Members Show” offers an opportunity for artists to submit work that best represents their personal style.

This salon style show requires a limit of 30” in any direction including frame for all entries. Works may be delivered to the gallery during regular hours from now until the 4 p.m. deadline on May 18. There is no entry fee for members. River Arts annual membership is $60 for individuals or $90 for a household. Current and new members are eligible for entry.

All submitted works must be for sale and River Arts retains 35% commission on sold works. Entry and membership forms are available at the gallery or online at riverartsme.org.

Submissions: are open to members and include all mediums and styles.  The deadline for entries is from now until Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. Artists may submit one piece measuring no larger than 30 inches in height or width, including frame.

Membership: Annual dues for individual artists is $60 or a household membership is $90.  Check with us to see if your membership is still active.  New artists are encouraged to sign up now!

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for participating in this “Members Show.”

Dates and Location: “Members Show” will run from Tuesday, May 21 through Saturday, June 29.  Gallery is located at 36 Elm Street, Damariscotta.  Phone: 563-6868.

Public Reception:  Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 4 pm

Forms: Entry and membership forms are available in the gallery or may be downloaded from the link:

Click here for  Membership Form 2024

Click here for Member Show Entry Form 2024

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Submission Guidelines for River Arts Shows

Gallery Ready Artwork

  • Work must be labeled with artist’s name, phone and show title.
  • Wall pieces must be securely wired with picture wire. Please do not use string, fish line, or floral wire.  Saw tooth hangers are not recommended.
  • Works must be clean and dry. No wet paint or wet finish allowed.
  • Diptychs are allowed but multiple piece works with more than two pieces will not be accepted.
  • Wall pieces should not exceed 30 pounds.
  • All pieces must fit the size limits described in the Call to Artists.  No exceptions!  
  • All artwork must be original art of living artists. River Arts does not sell nor show reproductions.  Giclée copies are not allowed.
  • Works previously shown at River Arts should not be entered into juried shows.

Drop Off Artwork

  • Works should be delivered in person to the gallery during gallery hours up to the stated deadline. River Arts does not accept mailed submissions or emailed submissions.
  • Entry Forms are available online or in the gallery. We do not mail out forms. Forms should not be altered and the current form for each show must be used. All forms MUST be completely filled out and signed.
  • Entry forms, entry fees and artwork should be delivered at the same time in person at the gallery. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Boxes, bags or packaging should not be left in the gallery.

Notification of Acceptance

  • Accepted List of Artists will be posted on River Arts’ Website and on Facebook. We will not be emailing or calling submitting artists with notifications.

Pick Up Artwork:

      Artwork pick up is during regular gallery hours: Tues – Sat: 10 to 4

  • Unaccepted Work may be picked up immediately following notification.
  • End of Show: Accepted Work should be retrieved in the final week of a show or as soon as the show ends.
  • Work should not be left over the winter in our storage rooms. Please remove all artwork before you leave for the season.  Thank you!
  • Work left for more than 6 months at River Arts is considered abandoned and becomes the property of River Arts.

Sales

  • All submitted works must be for sale.
  • River Arts retains 35% commission on all sales.
  • Sales after the show comes down: River Arts depends upon commissions from sales to continue to thrive.  Artists whose work sells as a result of showing at River Arts should remember to provide the commission to River Arts.  Thank you.
  • River Arts discourages buyers from negotiating prices so it is best to reasonably price artwork for sale. Prices should be based on your history of selling similar works.
  • Payments to artists will be made promptly in the week after a show ends. This applies to all sales: Show Works, Bin Works and River Room Works. 

Advertising

  • Works submitted to River Arts may be used in advertising on our Webpages, newspapers, Facebook, Instagram or others. If you wish to submit a photo image, please email jpegs to Info@riverartsme.org. Please label jpeg file with artist’s first and last name.  For example:  Winslow Homer
  • If you wish to have a page in our Bio Book, please send a one page word document (not a PDF)  to Info@riverartsme.org or bring in a printed page and we will add you to our book.

River Arts uses all possible care in handling and storing artwork.  River Arts’ volunteers and staff will not be held responsible for damaged or lost artwork. 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. 

 Closed  Sunday and Monday