Call for the wild!

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 4:00pm

River Arts in Damariscotta announces a call to artists for the first juried show of 2021. Artists may submit up to two works for jurying into “Wild Things.” Participants are invited to respond to the theme to reflect their own interpretations. Work may be representational or abstract. The deadline for entry is Saturday, April 17 at 4 pm.

Submission to “Wild Things” is open to original artwork in all media including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, fiber, photography and mixed media. 

Artists may enter two pieces with a size limit of 26 inches (in any direction) including the 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 may be delivered in person to the gallery at 36 Elm Street for jurying after April 1 and before the deadline: 4 p.m. April 17. All work must be gallery ready and clean. Wall pieces should be wired securely with screw eyes and picture wire. No wet paint will be accepted.

Notification of the Accepted List will be emailed to all submitting artists by Thursday, April 22.

River Arts is pleased to announce that Jorge S. Arango will be the juror for this show. Arango is a writer, editor, and photo stylist who has written about art, architecture, and design for over 35 years. He is based in Portland. He is the art reviewer for The Portland Press Herald and a regular contributor to Maine Home+Design Magazine. Among others, Arango writes a regular art column called “Muse,” for Aspire; Luxury Magazine as architecture/design editor;’s online magazine Introspective. He has written a dozen books on design. His latest, “Designing Paradise: Tropical Interiors by Juan Montoya,” was just published by Rizzoli.

Forms are available in the gallery or may be downloaded from River Arts 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.

The exhibition of “Wild Things” will run until May 22. The gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call River Arts for more information: 207-563-6868.