River Arts in Damariscotta invites artists to submit works for the next juried show “Artist’s Choice.” Members and non-members may submit works for consideration from now until the deadline on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.
River Arts is delighted to announce the juror will be Geoffrey Bates. Bates earned a BFA in drawing and printmaking from the University of Georgia and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Ohio University. He has logged over 45 years as a creator, educator, and curator of fine arts. He retired in 2017 as the director and curator of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, where he oversaw programming, conservation, and acquisition for a facility set on over 100 acres of prairie landscape. He lives year-round in South Bristol.
Artists may choose works that best represent their own styles and interests. “Artist’s Choice” may include realistic as well as abstract works. Mediums included but are not limited to painting, sculpture, fiber, photography, ceramics, original print making, drawing, encaustic and pastel. Artists may enter one piece with a size limit of 48 inches (in any direction) including frame. Or, artists may enter two pieces with size limits of up to 24 inches (in any direction) including frame.
The accepted list of artists will be posted on the River Arts’ website and Facebook page by Wednesday, Oct. 19.
The exhibition will run from Oct. 18 until Nov. 19. There will be a public reception on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.
For more information and complete submission guidelines, artists may visit River Arts’ website: www.riverartsme.org or call the gallery 563-6868. River Arts is located at 36 Elm St., Damariscotta. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.