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~ Call to Artists ~
“Land & Sea”
Drop off deadline May 22
River Arts in Damariscotta invites artists to submit work for the next juried show: “Land and Sea.” Open to members and non-members, mediums to be included are painting, sculpture, fiber, photography, ceramics, original print making, drawing, encaustic and pastel. River Arts is delighted to announce the juror will be Jane Dahmen.
Jane Dahmen is a contemporary landscape painter whose work is inspired by the natural environment of midcoast Maine. Known for her large immersive works, Dahmen expresses, “The natural world is my point of departure, but playing with the wet colors leads me into emotional terrain, and the form, color, and surface texture evolve as the painting comes alive.” Dahmen exhibits her work at the Portland Art Gallery and can be viewed on her website: www.janedahmen.com.
Since 2013, Dahmen has hosted Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations, an engaging series of one-on-one live conversations with other Maine artists at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. In these compelling conversations with other artists, as in her own artwork, Dahmen is focused on creative exploration as she declares, “Pushing boundaries and risking failure is what leads to good art and it is inspiring to hear firsthand the challenges artists face.”
“Land and Sea” is open to personal interpretation by the artists and may include realistic as well as abstract works. All work must be gallery ready and clean. Wall pieces must be securely wired with picture wire. No wet paint will be accepted.
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.
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.
Drop off Dates
Works to be considered must be delivered in person at the gallery at 36 Elm Street during regular business hours. Entry forms are available in the gallery or online at riverartsme.org. Works may be delivered anytime in May until the deadline Saturday, May at 22 at 4pm.
Notification of juror’s selections will be made via email by Wednesday, May 26. Please check your spam if you do not receive an email by then! Call the gallery after May 26, if you have not received an email. Unaccepted work should be picked up promptly during gallery hours.
The show will be installed and open to the public on May 26 and continues until July 3, 2021. The gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm. Call River Arts at 563-6868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.