Call for art: Abstract and plein air

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:30am

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241 U.S. Route 1
Damariscotta  Maine  04544
United States

River Arts announces a call to artists for "Abstraction."  Artists may submit up to three works for this juried show.  The deadline for entry is Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. 

Artists are invited to submit works based on their interpretation of the theme. Works in all mediums (including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, fiber) will be considered.   Entry forms are available online at and at the gallery: 241 U.S. Route 1, Damariscotta. Entry fee (covers up to 3 pieces) is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. 

River Arts is pleased to announce that Michel Droge will jury this show. Droge is a painter, printmaker and educator whose work engages with the environment and the human condition in an era of conscious disruption and change. He is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant and two Maine Arts Commission grants. Droge’s solo exhibitions have been at the Maine State Capitol, University of Maine Farmington, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Maine Audubon Society and the Frank Brockman Gallery. Their work has been included in national and international exhibitions amongst which include the Bates College Art Museum, The University of Maine, The Cue Art Foundation in NYC, ICA at MECA, Gould Academy, Boston University and Brandeis University.

River Arts also invites all members to participate in a plein air, landscape show in the Invitational Hall. This show celebrates Maine landscape of all seasons. Works may be completed in the studio although the emphasis of the show is plein air painting or sketching in any medium. This is an open, non-juried show. Works must be delivered to the gallery by noon on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 for installation. There is no entry fee for this show! This is a great time to become a member and participate at River Arts.

River Arts is at 241 U.S. Route 1, Damariscotta. Public reception on Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 -7 p.m. Show will run through Nov. 23. For more information call the gallery at 563-1507.