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“Photo Show”

Drop off deadline October 16

River Arts in Damariscotta invites photographers to submit their original work for the upcoming “Photo Show.” Deadline for dropping off work at the gallery is Saturday, October 16 at 4 p.m. River Arts is pleased to announce that Rose Marasco has accepted the invitation to be the juror for this show.

Rose Marasco is a celebrated photographer and educator. She moved to Maine in 1979 to initiate and teach photography at the University of Southern Maine. She is a Distinguished Professor Emerita, at the University of Southern Maine. Prior to coming to Maine, Marasco initiated the photography program at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in her hometown, Utica, NY. Marasco has had 24 solo exhibitions, including ones at the Houston Center for Photography; Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France; Davis Museum & Cultural Center, Wellesley College; Sarah Morthland Gallery (3 exhibitions) and Meredith Ward Fine Art, both in NYC. Marasco has a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and a M.F.A. from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. Visit Rose Marasco’s website at

Submission Guidelines: The “Photo Show” show is open to original photographic works. All work must be gallery ready and clean. Wall pieces should be wired securely with picture wire and screw eyes.  Diptychs are allowed. Multiple piece works larger than diptychs are not allowed.

Size Limits: Artists may enter two pieces with a size limit of 26 inches (in any direction) including frame or one larger piece with a size limit of 48 inches (in any direction) including frame. There will be no exceptions allowed.

Deadlines: Works must be delivered in person to River Arts at 36 Elm St. in Damariscotta for jurying.  The final deadline is Saturday, October 16 at 4 p.m.

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

Entry Fee: 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: The accepted list will be emailed to all submitting artists by the afternoon of Wednesday, October 20. Unaccepted works should be picked up promptly during gallery hours.

Dates and Location: “Photo Show” will run from Tuesday, October 19 to Saturday, November 20, 2021. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 23. The gallery is located at 36 Elm St in Damariscotta and is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For inquiries call the gallery at 563-6868 or email at

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.  Giclée copies are not allowed.

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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