Call to artists: Imagination runs wild

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 11:15am

River Arts announces a call to artists for the August show.  Artists may submit up to three works for jurying into “Wild Things.” Participants are invited to respond to the theme to reflect their own interpretations.  The deadline for entry is Saturday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Anthony Anderson, art guide publisher, will be the juror for this exhibition.

Anthony Anderson and his wife Suzanne are publishers of the “Maine Gallery + Studio Guide,” now in its 19th year. Anthony has been publishing visitor guides to resort destinations in Maine since 1985 and is on a personal mission to promote Maine art and cultural tourism. He has a BS in Communications 1974 from University of Maine Orono, and is an award-winning designer.

Works in all mediums (including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, fiber) and styles (representational or abstract) will be considered.  Entry fee (covers up to 3 pieces) is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.  Works must be suitably wired for hanging and clearly labeled with artist’s name and title on the back.   Size limit for wall pieces in this exhibition is 4 feet in either direction (including frame).

Entry forms are available online at and at the gallery: 241 U.S. Route 1 North, Damariscotta. All works must be for sale.  Artists received 65% and River Arts retains 35% commission on all sales. Artists will be notified no later than Aug. 14 by email or phone of the juror’s decision.

The public opening reception for “Wild Things” is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 from 5-7 p.m.  This exhibition will run until Sept. 14.

For more information call the gallery at 563-1507.