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~ Call to Artists ~

“Members’ Show”

Drop off deadline July 3

River Arts of Damariscotta is pleased to announce that the 2021 Members’ Show will run from July 7 – August 7. All current and new members are invited to submit one piece for this non-juried exhibition. 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 Gallery welcomes all media, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, fiber, photography, ceramics, original print making, drawing, encaustic and pastel. The Members’ Show offers an opportunity for artists to submit work that best represents their personal style.

River Arts Members’ Show 2020

Submission Guidelines
All work must be gallery ready and clean. Wall pieces must be securely wired with picture wire. No wet paint will be accepted.

Size Limits
Artists may enter one piece with a size limit of 32 inches (in any direction) including frame.

Entry Fee
There is no entry fee for members. River Arts annual membership is $60 for individuals or $75 for a household. All submitted works must be for sale and River Arts retains 35% commission on sold works.

Drop off  Dates
Works must be delivered in person at the gallery at 36 Elm Street during regular business hours from now until the deadline Saturday, July 3 at 4 pm. The gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm & Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. Membership and entry forms are available in the gallery or online at

Visiting the Exhibit
The Members’ Show will be installed and open to the public on July 7 and continues until August 7, 2021. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, July 10 from 1-4 pm.

Contact Us
For more information, please call River Arts at 563-6868 or email

Submission Guidelines for River Arts Exhibitions:

Artwork submitted for display in shows at River Arts must be for sale and gallery ready.  All work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, phone number and show title.  Wall pieces must be securely wired with screw eyes and picture wire.  Please do not use string, fish line or floral wire.  Saw tooth hangers are not recommended. Works should be clean.  No wet paint allowed. 

Drop off:  Works should be delivered in person during the week up to the deadline date. 

Pick up: All pick up is during regular gallery hours: Tues through Sat 10 am to 4 pm and Sun 11 am to 3 pm. Works must be signed out.

Unaccepted work may be picked up immediately following notification. 

Accepted work should be retrieved as soon as possible after a show is over.  Works may be picked up a few days before a show ends or on the final day of the show.

Works should not be left over the winter in our storage rooms.  Please remove all work before you leave for the season.

River Arts does not accept jpeg submissions to juried shows.  All submitted artwork must be in the gallery for the juror to see.  River Arts does not accept work sent in the mail for our shows.  Works must be delivered by the artist or the artist’s representative to the gallery during regular business hours.

All work must be original artwork River Arts does not sell nor show reproductions of any kind.  Please do not re-submit work that has shown previously in a River Arts juried show.

All submitted work must be for sale and artists should refer potential buyers to River Arts if inquiries are made about a piece in a current show.  River Arts retains 35% of the sale price as commission.  Checks to the artists are sent promptly in the week after the show closes. 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.  Sunday 11 am to 3 pm

                                                              Closed  Monday

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