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Call to Artists ~ Deadline October 24

Call for “Artist’s Choice”

River Arts in Damariscotta invites artists to submit original work for the next juried show, “Artist’s Choice”.  The deadline for submission is Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4 pm.  River Arts is pleased to announce the juror, Nancy Glassman.

Working in oil and in watercolor, Nancy Glassman is known mainly for her on site landscapes and still life paintings. Her paintings take notice of the moment, as a practice of reverence, connection and wake-up call.  Originally hailing from South Portland, Glassman has lived in Searsmont since 1981. She received her education in studio arts from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught art and participated in shows throughout the state.  She has been represented by Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland since 1982. 


Submission to “Artist’s Choice” is open to original artwork in all media including but not limited to painting, sculpture, fiber, photography and mixed media.  This open call invites the artists to submit work of their own selection.

Because of the overwhelming response to recent show entries, River Arts is adjusting the entry limits for this show.  Artists may enter two pieces with a size limit of 26 inches (in any direction) including frame.  Or artists may enter one larger piece with a size limit of 48 inches (in any direction) including frame.  There will be no exceptions allowed. 

Works must be delivered in person to the gallery at Elm St. for jurying before the deadline.  All work must be gallery ready and clean.  Wall pieces should be wired securely with picture wire.  No wet paint will be accepted. 

Forms are available in the gallery or may be downloaded from the website: riverartsme.org.  For members the entry fee is $15 and for non-members it is $25.  All submitted works must be for sale and River Arts retains 35% commission on sold works. Notification of acceptance will be by WEDNESDAY, October 28.  In addition to an email sent to each submitting artist, a list of accepted works will be on River Arts Website and Facebook page.

“Artist’s Choice” will run from October 28 through November 28, 2020.  The gallery is located at 36 Elm St in Damariscotta and regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday 11 am to 3 pm.  For inquiries call the gallery at 563-6868.

Submission Guidelines:

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 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 should be clean.  No wet paint allowed. 

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

Pick up:  Unaccepted work may be picked up immediately following notification.  Accepted works 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 may 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.

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. 


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