Call to artists

Sun, 10/11/2020 - 8:30am

River Arts in Damariscotta invites artists to submit original work for the next juried show, “Artist’s Choice.”  Submission to “Artist’s Choice” is open to original artwork in all media including but not limited to painting, sculpture, fiber, photography and mixed media. This open call invites the artists to submit work of their own selection and may be representational or abstract.

The deadline for submission is Saturday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. The show will run from Oct. 28 through Nov. 28.

River Arts is pleased to announce the juror, Nancy Glassman. Working in oil and in watercolor, Nancy Glassman is known mainly for her on site landscapes and still life paintings. Her paintings take notice of the moment, as a practice of reverence, connection and wake-up call.

Because of the overwhelming response to recent show entries, River Arts is adjusting the entry limits for this show. 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.

Works must be delivered in person to the gallery at 36 Elm St. for jurying before the deadline.  All work must be gallery ready and clean.  Wall pieces should be wired securely with picture wire.  No wet paint will be accepted. 

Forms are available in the gallery or may be downloaded from the website:

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 of acceptance will be by Wednesday, Oct. 28. In addition to an email sent to each submitting artist, a list of accepted works will be on River Arts website and Facebook page.

For inquiries call the gallery at 563-6868. The gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m to 4 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.