River Arts call to artists- “Abstract” show

River Arts in Damariscotta, is inviting artists to submit work for its upcoming “Abstract” exhibition in any media. Work can be submitted during gallery hours anytime up to 4pm on Saturday, May 23rd at 4 pm. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 29, from 5-7. The exhibition will hang until June 25th.

Juror for “Abstract” Exhibition is Dozier Bell- a Maine native, studied art with Neil Welliver in the University of Pennsylvania MFA program and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Artists can enter up to 3 works for jurying. ($15 entry fee for members $20 entry fee for non-members) All work entered must be for sale. Wall-hung work size maximum: 60 inches in height, 42 inches in width – and for safety reasons plexiglass or other non-glass option should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels.

River Arts holds 10 themed, open, juried exhibitions per year—with some of Maine’s most prominent art community members as jurors. Over 800 different Maine artists have exhibited in these shows. The gallery program creates opportunity for artists to have their work selected, participate in the gallery process and sell their work. Over 7,000 people visited the gallery and participated in events and workshops last year.

The mission of River Arts is to nurture and encourage participation in the arts throughout the region of Midcoast Maine by providing exhibition, studio and performance spaces, classes and workshops, for people of all ages and abilities and support a wide range of activities in artistic disciplines by partnering with other arts and performance organizations to produce program.

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