Archive for Call for Artists

Harlow Art Center Call for Art Inspired by Children’s Art

“A Sunny Day Can Sure Bring Out Every Sort” by Abbott Meader

“A Sunny Day Can Sure Bring Out Every Sort” by Abbott Meader

The Harlow Art Center invites artists to submit artwork to be considered for ”PLAY”, a juried art show on view March 7-24, 2018 in the upstairs gallery at the Harlow’s new location, 100 Water Street in Hallowell. PLAY will coincide with Young at Art, Harlow Art Center’s annual K-8 student art exhibition, which will be on view in the downstairs gallery March 7-24, 2018. The deadline for email submissions is Monday, February 19, 2018 by 11:59pm.

Artists are invited to submit work inspired by children’s art or childhood; and art that is whimsical, fantastical, joyful or humorous in spirit. Submissions are welcome from all maine artists. Artists may submit to 4 pieces. All media are welcome, including sculpture, photography, fine art and fine crafts. Submissions will be juried by artist Abbott Meader as well as Harlow Art Center staff.

Visit the following URL for complete entry rules and instructions to submit your work to PLAY: http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-art-play/. For more information please call 207-622-3813 or email kvaa@harlowgallery.org.

2018 Monhegan Artists’ Residencies Open for Maine Artists and Teachers

Margaret Hahn, Green Web Monhegan Cliffs

Margaret Hahn, Green Web
Monhegan Cliffs

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation (MARC) is pleased to announce that it is now taking applications for its 2018 summer program. Two 5-week residencies are available to Maine-based visual artists during the weeks of May 26 to June 29, and September 11 to October 16. There is also a 2-week residency for a Maine art teacher (grades K-12) from June 30 to July 11. Applications are being accepted online through Submittable.com from February 1 through March 17.

For well over 150 years, Monhegan Island has inspired countless artists and continues to attract contemporary artists to its unique coastal island landscape. MARC keeps this tradition alive and well by providing housing, studio space, and a weekly stipend to its artist residents. Not just for landscape painters, the residency is open to artists working in new media, photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, and multi-media. For more information about the program, its past residents, and applications details, visit monheganartistsresidency.org

Featured Artist Kim Nicholl and Call for Teachers at The Art Loft

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Artist Kim Nicoll has been teaching at the Art Loft for a year and a half. We are pleased to feature her work.

Why do you create what you do and what drives you?

I’m a very visual person. I want to sketch everything. As a child, I always doodled, even on my school work, and I got in trouble for it once. But another teacher did let me paint a mural on the wing at school when I was 11 years old. I remember selling hand-drawn bookmarks in school, I even got preorders. I create because I absolutely love doing it. I love seeing the vision in my head become real. It’s challenging at times when I don’t see the results I envision, but I keep trying new techniques until it works. It’s creative problem-solving.

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Was the Art Loft instrumental in getting you started? 

I have to say, being involved at the Art Loft has been a tremendous confidence booster!  I would never have imagined myself teaching art to a room full of strangers, but when the Art Loft asked me to teach a children’s class back in September 2016 I nervously tried it. And loved it!  After taking a couple of affordable classes and doing some paint nights at the Art Loft, I finally felt a bit more confident to teach adults. The Art Loft has been a valuable part of my journey.

When do you create (how often, how long does it take, and what time of day)?

I’ve been creating daily for nearly a year now. I’ve done many Instagram art challenges to develop my skills. Inktober, watercolor challenge, 21 days of brave and a 4-month MATS boot camp online art class. Mostly in the evening after my son goes to sleep, is when I do my painting projects. I could seriously paint all day if I neglected being a mom, wife, and caregiver. But I’m delighted that my son loves to create too. In fact, he’s the reason I am painting again. He is an inspiration. Rediscovering the world and every new sensation through his vibrant, fresh eyes has been an awakening.

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Do you find art therapeutic?

Absolutely without question!  Art brings me joy and excitement. There’s something so thrilling about creating beauty.  I’ve become a more confident, open-hearted human being.  It has helped me to start expressing what I’ve suppressed throughout my life. The benefits I get from art compel me to share with others the idea that there’s hope and healing to our internal conflicts.

Art Instructors Needed
The Art Loft is seeking art instructors for our Drop-in classes, more advanced workshops, as well as Paint Night leaders.  We can offer competitive pay, a very flexible schedule, as well as many other perks. If you have experience in art, or know somebody who does, please contact us for more information at 207-200-7915 or visit artloftrockland.org

CMCA Announces Open Call for 2018 Biennial

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is announcing an open call for submissions to the 2018 CMCA Biennial exhibition. Submissions will be accepted online through the CMCA website from January 1 through April 2, 2018. The CMCA Biennial is an open juried competition for artists at all stages of their career who have a strong connection to the state of Maine. Work in all mediums are accepted for review. The 2018 CMCA Biennial is sponsored by First National Bank.

CMCA director Suzette McAvoy states, “We are extremely grateful to First National Bank for their support of the 2018 Biennial. Their generous sponsorship of the exhibition makes it possible for CMCA to waive submission fees for all entering artists, and to engage two terrific outside jurors, Kate Green and Robin Williams. We eagerly anticipate a wonderful response to the open call for submissions.”

The CMCA Biennial typically takes place in the fall of even numbered years. The concept of an open juried competition at CMCA dates back to 1978, when then director Ben Goldsmith presented the first Annual Juried Exhibition. It was the only continuing statewide juried exhibition until the Portland Museum of Art introduced its first Biennial in 1998.

2016 CMCA Biennial installation view.

2016 CMCA Biennial installation view.

Jurors for the upcoming 2018 CMCA Biennial are Kate Green, Director of Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas and Robin K. Williams, Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan. The Biennial will be held at CMCA from November 2018 through February 2019.
Kate Green is an art historian, curator, and critic. She holds an MA in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and a PhD in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught art history courses at the University of Texas and Trinity University, and has also worked as a curator and educator at Artpace, Dia Art Foundation, and MoMA PS1. Her writing has appeared in Art In America, Artforum.com, and Frieze. She is currently Director of Marfa Contemporary in Marfa, Texas.

Robin K. Williams is Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. She co-curated with Jens Hoffmann, Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance, which explores music and art as vehicles of social change. Formerly the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art as well as a Curatorial Fellow at the Visual Arts Center in Austin, Texas, Williams is currently completing her PhD at The University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation entitled “Joan Jonas’s Visual Language.” She has published several academic and critical essays, including “A Mode of Translation: Joan Jonas’s Performance Installations,” which appears in Stedelijk Studies #3, The Place of Performance (2016).

For more information and submission guidelines, visit: cmcanow.org/biennial-exhibition/. CMCA Artist Members are eligible to submit additional images for consideration. To join as an artist member, visit cmcanow.org/support/membership/.

Harlow Gallery Seeks Artist for Winter Members’ Showcase

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Harlow Gallery artist members are invited to participate in the Winter Members’ Showcase which runs from January 17-March 3, 2018 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The cost to participate is $20 per linear foot, with a maximum of 10 feet. Proceeds will help underwrite the costs of moving and outfitting the Harlow Gallery’s new space. This opportunity is first come first served and space is limited. Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. For more information on becoming an artist member or joining the exhibition please visit harlowgallery.org or call (207) 622-3813.

Harlow Gallery Seeks Square Fine Art & Craft for Fundraiser Exhibition

Harlow Gallery invites Maine’s fine artists and craftsmen to participate in “SQUARE”, December 6-16, 2017.

Harlow Gallery invites Maine’s fine artists and craftsmen to participate in “SQUARE”, December 6-16, 2017.

Harlow Gallery invites Maine’s fine artists and craftsmen to participate in “SQUARE”, a fundraiser exhibition of high quality, locally created fine art and craft, on view December 6-16, 2017 at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. Non-member artists and artisans may each submit one work of art, while current members of the Harlow Gallery may submit three works of art. (Become a member at harlowgallery.org/artist-membership/.)

All sales will be split 50/50 with the Gallery; proceeds from this fundraiser will support programming at the gallery in 2018. All Maine creatives welcome. Membership is not required to participate, and the show is not juried. During this exhibition, art can be purchased off the wall and taken home the same day. Artists will be contacted for replacement pieces after any sales.

Each piece in this show must have square measurements, whether 2D or 3D. All media are eligible. All work must be completely one of a kind, original, and hand-made.  All work must be 100% original; no giclees, reproductions or mass produced elements. Wall-hung pieces may not exceed 20×20 inches (or 400 square inches [including frame]), 3-dimensional pieces just need to fit through the door (already assembled). Artwork must be delivered during the following times: Friday, December 1, 12-6pm or Saturday, December 2, 12-6pm

For more information please visit harlowgallery.org/call-for-art-square/ or call 207-622-3813.

The Harlow Gallery located in downtown historic Hallowell is home to the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in central Maine since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.

Call for Art at Harlow Gallery

Chasing Dandelions” byHelene Farrar. 2016 Summer Members’ Show

Chasing Dandelions” byHelene Farrar. 2016 Summer Members’ Show

Call for Art: Summer Members’ Show

On view: June 30 – July 22
Deliver artwork: Saturday, June 24, 12-6pm

Artist members are invited to submit one piece of art for the Summer Members’ Show and Sale. All media welcome, including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, fiberarts, photography, sculpture and fine craft such as ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media. One work of art per member.

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Installation Volunteers Needed

We are looking for a couple of members/volunteers to help install the Summer Members’ Show. This would require an availability on Tuesday, June 20th.

If you are interested in lending your skills please contact gallery manager Cassie Bouton to find out more, 207-622-3813 or cassie@harlowgallery.org.

"POW!" graphic by Tyson Pease

“POW!” graphic by Tyson Pease

Call for Art: “POW!”
On view: September 8 – October 21
Submission deadline: August 1 at 11pm.

Artists working in the comic book industry and artists inspired by comic book art & themes are invited to submit work to be considered for POW! All media welcome, including sculpture, photography, fine art and fine crafts. Original pages, panels, splash pages, and cover art are all welcome.

For more information visit www.harlowgallery.org

“Paint the Town” in Waldoboro

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“Paint the Town,” midcoast Maine’s most delightful plein-air event and fresh paint auction, is returning to Waldoboro on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Natalie Masse and Jan Visser will once again coordinate and host this year’s event at their property in Waldoboro’s Historic Village, 995 Main Street, former home of the Roaring Lion B&B. The annual one-day event, which provides artists with an opportunity to paint from unique and private vistas around the town, will culminate in a reception, featuring live music, local wines, and fresh lobster rolls, followed by a live auction of the day’s compositions. Artists can download registration forms from Paint the Town, Waldoboro’s Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/paintthetownwaldoboro/ or pick up at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main Street in Waldoboro. Proceeds benefit the Waldoboro Public Library, the Lion’s Club, as well as Medomak Valley Land Trust and the Waldoboro Volunteer Fireman’s Association. To request a registration form via email, obtain additional information, or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Natalie Masse at nkmasse@yahoo.com.

Call to Artists – “Paint the Town”

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“Paint the Town,” midcoast Maine’s most delightful plein-air event and fresh paint auction, is returning to Waldoboro on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Natalie Masse and Jan Visser will once again coordinate and host this year’s event at their property in Waldoboro’s Historic Village, 995 Main Street, former home of the Roaring Lion B&B. The annual one-day event, which provides artists with an opportunity to paint from unique and private vistas around the town, will culminate in a reception, featuring live music, local wines, and fresh lobster rolls, followed by a live auction of the day’s compositions. Artists can download registration forms from Paint the Town, Waldoboro’s Facebook page at https://facebook.com/paintthetownwaldoboro/ or pick up at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main Street in Waldoboro. Proceeds benefit the Waldoboro Public Library, the Lion’s Club, as well as Medomak Valley Land Trust and the Waldoboro Volunteer Fireman’s Association. To request a registration form via email, obtain additional information, or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Natalie Masse at nkmasse@yahoo.com

Call for Art: Harlow Gallery’s Summer Members’ Show and Sale

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Harlow Gallery artist members are invited to submit one piece of art for the annual Members’ Show and Sale. This opportunity is open to current members of the Harlow Gallery/Kennebec Valley Art Association only. To become a member visit: http://harlowgallery.org/artist-membership/. All media welcome, including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, fiberarts, photography, sculpture and fine craft. Artists must fill out the online entry form before drop off day. (See below) The show is on view June 30 – July 22, 2017 at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, with an opening reception on Friday, June 30, 5-7pm.

Art delivery is Saturday, June 24 from 12-6pm. For details, entry form, guidelines, and important dates visit: http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-summer-members-show/

MCA Mentor Booth at CraftBoston Holiday 2017 Applications due June 12th

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Application Deadline: June 12, 2017
MCA Mentor Booth @ CraftBoston Holiday 2017
Program offers lower pricing, show support & training, 2018 & 2019 auto entry

The Maine Crafts Association and The Society of Arts + Crafts have collaborated to offer MCA Members the opportunity to exhibit at CraftBoston Holiday 2017. This program, now in its fifth year offers a booth shared by two to five MCA Member artists and subsidized by The Society and the MCA. Artists selected to participate in the MCA Mentor Booth Program will be provided information and training by professionals in the field and catered to the individual artists’ experience and needs. Program participants will be granted automatic entry into CraftBoston Holiday the following two years as independent exhibitors. Artists apply to the MCA program through an application process outlined below and are juried & selected for the booth by the Society of Arts + Craft staff.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Deadline: June 12th, Midnight
Application information available HERE
Questions: sbliss@mainecrafts.org or 207-205-0791

Belfast Creative Coalition Seeks Volunteers for a Summer of Art!

The Belfast Creative Coalition information tent at the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk. Photo by Tony Chiodo for BCC.

The Belfast Creative Coalition information tent at the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk. Photo by Tony Chiodo for BCC.

What moves you? Art, truth, beauty? Then come help Belfast Creative Coalition spread the words and images that celebrate Belfast art and culture this summer. Be a part of the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks, gallery openings, and the farm and art tours. Meet and greet visitors from all over the world. Show off our beautiful town and be a part of the vibrant atmosphere of art, music and dancing in the streets. Help us build Belfast into the center of the expanding art scene of Waldo County.

Belfast Creative Coalition (BCC) is a dedicated group of volunteers and staff and we need your energy and inspiration for the upcoming season. Be a force for art, and have a lot of fun in the process.
To volunteer and for details, email julia@belfastcreativecoalition.org, call BCC at 207-323-8692, or stop by the BCC office at 26 Spring Street in Belfast.

Upcoming Events at Harlow Gallery

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UPCOMING  EXHIBITIONS

Hector Arrache

Hector Arrache Retrospective & Sale
On View: April 19-28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 5-7pm
A retrospective exhibition and sale of works by Maine physician, poet and artist, Hector Arrache. He passed away unexpectedly in April of 2016. Arrache’s family has generously donated a large body of his work to the Harlow for the purpose of benefiting the non-profit gallery that Hector frequented for over 25 years. Works will be on display with a suggested retail price or best offer.

EVENTS

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SECOND SUNDAYS: Pinhole Photography
Lewiston Pinhole photograph by Johanna Moore Sunday, April 9, 2-4pm

In light of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 30, 2017, join us to learn about the rudiments of pinhole photography with Johanna Moore. Build your own camera and jump-start your adventures in analog photography. All welcome. No registration necessary.

Paper Cutting
Paper Cutting w/ Leslie Miller
Sunday, April 30, 2-4pm

Explore a true folk craft and investigate several forms of paper cutting as you make the craft your own. During this workshop participants will experiment using various tools and papers.

Tuition: members: $40 adults/$35 kids, non-members: $60 adults/$55 kids. Ages 10 and up, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Payments must be received in advance in order to reserve spaces.

Harvest Art

The Art of Harvest with Heather Rose
Heather Rose Workshop Sunday, May 28, 2-4pm

Create a work of art that you eat! Discover how a handful of harvest is made of so much more than what meets the mouth. Gain knowledge about a wide variety of botanical beauties throughout the seasons, harvested fresh from local farms and gardens. Arrange an artful bouquet, reflect and take home to devour! Diverse colors, shapes and flavors will awaken the senses and connect us with creativity, nourishment and possibility.

Tuition: $25 Members/$30 non-members + $10 materials fee. This workshop is open to anyone ages 10 and up, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Payments must be received in advance in order to reserve spaces.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

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Summer Members’ Show
Helene Farrar Encaustic Deliver artwork: Saturday, June 24, 12-6pm

Artist members are invited to submit one piece of art for the annual Members’ Show and Sale. All media welcome, including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, fiberarts, photography, sculpture and fine craft such as ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media. One work of art per member.

For More Information contact:

HARLOW GALLERY
160 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
kvaa@harlowgallery.org
207-622-3813

Harlow gallery seeking art donations

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Now seeking art donations from collectors, artists, and artisans for our annual Silent Art Auction, open for bids April 12-15. Donations can be delivered anytime during open hours (Wed-Sat 12-6pm) through April 8th or contact the gallery to make an appointment; 207-622-3813 or kvaa@harlowgallery.org.

Art donations will be sold to support programs at the Harlow Gallery. Donations of art, framed or unframed, are welcome and your gift may be tax deductible according to current tax law.

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You don’t have to be an artist to donate, make room for the new by donating something from your collection. Contemporary art, vintage art, antique art, prints, fine crafts, sculpture and artifacts are all are gratefully accepted.

Annual Open Call for Art at Waterfall

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Andy Warhol at Home by Ken Heyman

Waterfall Arts invites artists of all levels from novice to expert to submit artwork for the 2017 annual Open Call Show on view from April 7 to May 12.  This theme for 2017 is “Home.” Individuals are asked to reflect on what home means to them – Is home a physical space, warm and cozy or is it a place of conflict and tension, or something in between? Is home a psychological place, an invention of an ideal space or mental state or is it a remembered landscape or habitat?

Work in any media can be abstract, realistic, conceptual or anything in between. It can depict a dream, an idea, a memory, or a daily reality.  Individuals may submit one piece, with dimensions no larger than 36 inches by 36 inches. Three-dimensional pieces can be accommodated. Two-dimensional works must be properly framed with a securely attached hanging device or the work cannot be displayed. All artwork should be delivered to Waterfall Arts March 28 through 31 during office hours (10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday). Everyone is invited to the opening reception for “Home” on Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 pm.

Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast and is supported by All Creatures Acupuncture, Cold Mountain Builders, Waldo County Family Dentistry, Revision Energy and the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org, stop by or call 207 338 2222.

2017 Monhegan Residencies Open to Maine Artists and Teachers

Photo by Bradley Beukema; 2016 resident and art teacher Krisanne Baker night painting on Monhegan

Photo by Bradley Beukema; 2016 resident and art teacher Krisanne Baker night painting on Monhegan

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency is pleased to announce its 2017 residency programs. Residencies are available to Maine-based visual artists during the weeks of May 27 to June 30, and September 2 to October 7. Also, a two-week residency is available to a Maine art teacher from July 2 to 14. Applications are now being accepted online at monheganartistsresidency.org through March 17.

For well over 150 years, Monhegan Island has inspired countless artists, and continues to attract artists to its unique coastal island landscape. The Monhegan Island Residency seeks to keep this tradition alive and well for Maine artists by providing housing, studio space, and a stipend to its residents. Not just for landscape painters, the residency is open to artists working in new media, photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, and multi-media.

This year’s jurors include Chris Stiegler, curator, art historian, and chair of the MFA in Studio Art at the Maine College of Art, Portland; Hilary Irons, artist, and co-founder/curator of Able Baker Contemporary, Portland; and Kelly Finlay, a Monhegan Artists’ Residency board member and museum educator at the Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland.
Founded in 1989, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency program is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by donors, art galleries, corporate sponsors, and foundation grants.

BELFAST CREATIVE COALITION IS NOW ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS

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Belfast Creative Coalition is accepting new members for 2017. Belfast Creative Coalition (BCC) promotes the work of artists throughout Waldo County via its website, social media, coordinated happenings, and online calendar of events. BCC is the organizer behind the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks, which take place monthly from May through September, as well as the Cultivate Farm & Art Tours.

Membership with BCC means that the member artist or arts organization is an active participant in the creative economy in Belfast and beyond. BCC offers collaborative marketing and promotion opportunities for artists, creative enterprises and cultural organizations, and opportunities to coordinate with other artists and groups, as well as promotion through the BCC website and social media.

Current membership opportunities include an ongoing, BCC member-only exhibit of artwork at the Belfast Bagel Café, with a different member’s work being shown there every two months; BCC has also recently introduced member profiles, interviews with member artists that are published on the BCC website and shared online, so that the public can learn more about the artists’ work. Additionally, the BCC member-exclusive e-newsletter announces Maine arts opportunities monthly.

Memberships are available at a variety of levels, and annual membership supports local arts and culture and celebrates the unique Belfast area quality of life that focuses on the local and handmade.

To learn more or to become a member of BCC, visit belfastcrativecoalition.org, call the BCC office at 207-323-8692, or email BCC Membership Coordinator Julia Clapp at julia@belfastcreativecoalition.org.

Call for Postcard Art: Posted – a Fundraiser Exhibition

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The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artists and all members of the community to participate in Posted, a postcard art exhibition and fundraiser at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell January 25-28, 2017. Postcards will be offered for sale at a set price of $30 each and can be taken home with the buyer at the time of purchase. Proceeds will support Young at Art, our annual K-8 student art show returning in March.

Artists and other Maine creatives may submit up to three postcards. Submissions by non-artists are welcome, this is an open community celebration of creativity. Everything submitted will be included in the exhibition; the show is not juried. All media are eligible. The size is 4” x 6”, standard postcard size. Free postcard blanks are available at the Harlow Gallery. Completed postcards can be delivered to the Harlow Gallery by Saturday, January 21st during open hours – Wednesday – Saturday 12-6pm, or anytime via the mail slot in the right hand front door. For more information visit the Harlow Gallery online at www.harlowgallery.org or call Cassie Bouton, Gallery Manager at 622-3813.

Those interested in participating are also invited to kick off the 2017 season of Second Sunday events by attending a free postcard-making workshop on Sunday, January 8 from 2-4pm at the Harlow Gallery. For more information on visit: harlowgallery.org/second-sundays-postcard-making/

Craft Apprentice Program Application Deadline is 12/9

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Craft Apprentice Program 2017

Application Deadline: Friday December 9, 4pm

Learn More and Apply:
www.MaineCAP.org

“Single” applicants are invited to fill out this form for matching purposes:

CAP Match Maker

Craft Apprentice Program

“CAP is a very welcome opportunity for me to share my love, enthusiasm, talent and insight, and to do my part to ensure the skills are carried onward into a new generation.”
– Doug Wilson, 2016 CAP alumni master blacksmith

Our Program
The Maine Craft Apprentice Program (MaineCAP) lasts for seven months; March – September. Applicants apply jointly, providing clear, agreed upon goals, a basic plan for how goals will be achieved, and a proposed budget for the apprentice’s honorarium. Both must also submit resumes and images of current work.

Eligibility
Eligibility requires participants to be at least eighteen years of age, current Maine residents, and apprentices must demonstrate foundational skills in the medium they wish to pursue.

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed by a panel of Maine professionals for a first round elimination. The panel also interviews the finalist pairs with awards given to two or more joint applicants.

Honorarium
Both receive honorariums based on a recommended one hundred hours of one-on-one training ($3000 to the master, $1000 to the apprentice). The honorarium for the master artist covers their time and transference of knowledge/expertise, while the apprentice’s funds are for supplies/equipment.

Relationship
A majority of the training happens at the master’s studio. Occasionally they visit other studios or events of relevance to their goals. Although we provide a distinct structure for implementation, MaineCAP also allows for adaptations as the pair sees fit to maximize the experience for each. MaineCAP requires that the pair submit interim and final reports.

The Exhibition
To close the program, all artists participate in an exhibition at LA Arts in Lewiston. Maine Magazine is the 2017 exclusive magazine sponsor of the program’s exhibition Masters & Apprentices: Work from Maine’s Craft Apprentice Program.

CALLING MAINE ARTISTS: PUBLIC ART PROPOSALS SOUGHT

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The Maine Arts Commission is pleased to invite all artists who are permanent Maine or New Hampshire residents to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork for the new Molly Ockett Elementary School in Fryeburg, ME. The total project budget is approximately $45,000 and the submission deadline is Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

All professional artists who reside in Maine or New Hampshire are eligible for consideration to this project. Artists who are employees of the University of Maine System are ineligible for Percent for Art projects at the location where they are employed, as are members of the selection committee and their immediate families. Students at any level are ineligible. The project is open to all artists age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical disabilities. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines.

“Public art is one of the best ways for everyone to enjoy art that enriches our landscapes and work places, as well as one of the best ways for an artist’s work to be visible,” said Julie Horn, Visual Arts Director at the Maine Arts Commission. “Maine’s Percent for Art law represents great economic and artistic opportunities both for Maine artists and Maine people.”

Molly Ockett, after whom the school is named, lived in Fryeburg in the 1760s and was from the Pequawket Tribe. She was a homeopathic medicine expert, with instances of her cures recorded in local histories, as well as a famed storyteller. Proposals should respond to the area’s vibrant history and the notion of storytelling, and create opportunities for curiosity and open-ended questions. Artwork should also reflect the ideas of wonder, imagination and play. Artists with local ties to the Mount Washington Valley are encouraged to apply, although this is not an eligibility prerequisite.

The Percent for Art law in Maine reserves one percent of the construction funds for all state-funded building projects to provide artwork for the public areas of these buildings and /or their exterior renovations and additions. The artwork commissioned through this program takes on many forms. Traditional representative sculpture, abstract wall-mounted works, projects that integrate artwork throughout the building in a holistic manner, mobiles, earthwork and new media are just a few of the categories that have been commissioned.

If you have questions about the facility, please contact District Superintendent Jay Robinson at jay.robinson@msad72.org. All other questions should be directed to Anne Marie Purkey Levine, Percent for Art Associate for the Maine Arts Commission, through e-mail at Annemarie.mainepfa@gmail.com or via phone at 619-892-5545.
Additional information on the Percent for Art program, including all calls for proposals and access to applications, can be found at https://mainearts.maine.gov/pages/public/public-arts.

Call for Submissions: Farmhouse Interiors

1800 Farm House, watercolor, by Margaret LaFarge

1800 Farm House, watercolor, by Margaret LaFarge

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast is calling Maine artists to submit recent work for a 2017 gallery exhibit on farmhouse interiors. Any 2D and 3D work will be considered. This is not a juried show – submissions will be considered by the gallery curator.

To submit work, please email up to 5 images to MFT Gallery Curator anna@mainefarmlandtrust.org, by January 15, 2017. Please make sure each image is named with title, artist name, medium, dimension, price. Artists whose work is accepted will be notified by January 30, 2017.

Selected work needs to be delivered to the gallery Monday March 27.
The exhibit dates are April 3-June 23, 2017. There will be Artist Talks @ 5:00pm by a few of the featured artists, followed by an Opening Reception 5:30-8:00pm, on Friday May 26, during Belfast Art Walk. There will be another Art Walk on Friday, June 23, 5:30-8:00pm. Unsold work to be picked up Monday June 26. (Please only submit work if you can comply with drop-off and pick-up dates.)

For more information on Maine Farmland Trust and its Gallery, please visit https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/public-outreach-new/gallery/

From all of us at Maine Farmland Trust: A Happy Holiday Season to Café readers!

Call for Fine Craft & Art: One-of-a-Kind

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Harlow Gallery invites Maine’s fine artists and craftsmen to participate in “One-of-a-Kind”, a fundraiser exhibition of high quality, locally made fine art and craft, on view December 7-17, 2016 at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. Non-member artists and artisans may each submit one work of art of their choice, while current members of the Harlow Gallery may submit two works of art. All sales will be split 50/50 with the Gallery; proceeds from this fundraiser will support programming at the gallery in 2017. All Maine creatives welcome. You do not need to be a member to participate, and the show is not juried.

Eligibility and Criteria: Each piece in this show must be completely one of a kind, original, and hand-made. All fine craft media are eligible, including but not limited to sculpture, ceramics, textiles, fiberart, woodworking, metal, and glass. Acceptable fine art media includes but is not limited to painting, encaustic, monotype and drawing. All work must be 100% original; no giclees, reproductions or mass produced elements. Wall-hung pieces may not exceed 11×14 (or 154 square inches [including frame]), 3-dimensional pieces just need to fit through the door (already assembled).

Please visit the following link for an entry form and important dates: harlowgallery.org/call-for-fine-craft-art-one-of-a-kind/

Call for Artists – Art Space Gallery 2017 Season

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ART SPACE GALLERY an artist-run, cooperative gallery, is currently seeking new members for the 2017 season. Quality artists  of all mediums including potters, sculptures, printmakers, painters, etc. may apply. 

Application Deadline is January 15, 2017.

JURY DATE is Sunday, January 22, 2017

Art Space Gallery is located on Main Street in the heart of Rockland, Maine, just steps from the Farnsworth Museum and across the street from the Strand Theatre.

Gallery members are Maine artists who actively participate in running the gallery. Membership is juried by current artist members. Opened in 2005, the gallery participates in AIR (Arts In Rockland) monthly first Friday Artwalks, and has been a successful venue for bringing original art to the attention of the discerning collector.

For our application and more membership information, visit our website www.artspacemaine.com or contact Roger Barry at rogerbarry.net@gmail.com or phone: 624-2221.

Craft Apprentice Program 2017 Information Session

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LA Arts
221 Lisbon Street
Lewiston Maine
November 2, 7-8pm
2017 CAP Application Deadline is December 9, 4pm
To learn more about applying to CAP, Maine craft artists are invited to attend a CAP 2017 information session with MCA director, Sadie Bliss at LA Arts November 2, 7-8pm.
The session will also provide an opportunity to meet prospective masters and apprentices in search of a match.
“Single” applicants are invited to fill out this form for matching purposes regardless of attending the 11/2 session: CAP Match Maker

For More information please visit:
www.MaineCAP.org

Call for Artists and CSA Farmers: “CSA II: Community Supporting Arts”

CSA 2012: Artist Kate Emily Barnes was paired with Grassland Organic Farm in Skowhegan.

CSA 2012: Artist Kate Emily Barnes was paired with Grassland Organic Farm in Skowhegan.

In 2012 the Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, organized the first Community Supporting Arts (CSA) project to connect Maine’s artist and farming communities, two vibrant and idealistic groups that are key to our state’s unique sense of place. The CSA project was a huge success and the Harlow Gallery is thrilled to be bringing it back in 2017. For more information about CSA 2012 visit http://harlowgallery.org/csa-community-supporting-arts-overview/ 

CSA 2012: Artist Matt Demers was paired with Snafu Acres in West Gardiner. (Pictured: Matt Demers (left), Ivan Smith (right).)

CSA 2012: Artist Matt Demers was paired with Snafu Acres in West Gardiner. (Pictured: Matt Demers (left), Ivan Smith (right).)

The Harlow Gallery is seeking 10 Maine artists to participate in CSA II  to be paired with 10 Maine farms. Each artist will seek inspiration in his or her counterpart’s life, work, landscape, ideals and challenges over the course of the 2017 growing season and create work based on their experiences and observations.  Partnering farmers will be those operating CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) farms. A CSA farm offers shares at the beginning of the growing season and then provides fresh, seasonal food on a regular basis to each shareholding household throughout the growing season. Community Supported Agriculture is a grassroots response to the growing social and environmental problems of our modern industrial food system.

To submit your application or learn more please visit: http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-and-farmers-csa-2/

Harlow Gallery issues Call for Art

 

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Call for Art: Fine Print
Deadline: 11pm on July 25, 2016

Maine artists are invited to submit work inspired by, depicting or integrating typography, script or text. Submissions may include any and all aspects of type-inspired works; including but not limited to: painting and drawing, book arts and collage, printing/printmaking, street art, graphic design, script, etc.  Entries will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of staff members from Minuteman Signs of Augusta and from the Harlow Gallery.

FMI: click here

Illustration by Allison McKeen

Illustration by Allison McKeen

Call For Art: America’s 14th Amendment
Deadline: 11pm on August 1st, 2016

The Harlow Gallery in partnership with The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) invite submissions to “Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s Fourteenth Amendment”, an art exhibition at the Michael Klahr Center on campus at the University of Maine at Augusta.

The goal is to create an exhibit that contemplates the importance of the 14th Amendment, the most litigated and referenced of all the amendments to the US Constitution.

FMI: click here 

CSA 2012: Artist Matt Demers with Farmer Ivan Smith of Snafu Acres

CSA 2012: Artist Matt Demers with Farmer Ivan Smith of Snafu Acres

Call for Artists and Farmers: CSA II
Deadline: 11pm on September 1, 2016

About CSA II: In 2012 the Harlow Gallery organized the first Community Supporting Arts (CSA) project, matching artists with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms, two vibrant and idealistic groups that are key to our state’s unique sense of place.

Each artist will seek inspiration in his or her counterpart’s life, work, landscape, ideals and challenges over the course of the 2017 growing season and create work based on their experiences and observations. Art exhibitions and related events will take place in the fall.

The Harlow Gallery
160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 622-3813

Call For Artists: Bucksport ARTS Festival

Registration will soon come to a close for the 2nd Annual Bucksport Arts Festival which will return to the waterfront walkway on Saturday, August 13th. The juried festival has already welcomed 40 artists and craftspeople who will feature paintings, photography, glass work, jewelry, woodworking, paper binding, pottery, and more. In addition to fine art and craft, the Festival also features local food vendors and live music throughout the day.

Artists interested in applying can do so at  until July 15th. Festival guidelines are also available on the website for more information on the types of acceptable fine art and craft.

The 2016 Bucksport Arts Festival is made possible by Seaboard Federal Credit Union with additional support by WLBZ 2. Seaboard FCU is a member-owned cooperative, whose mission is to provide quality financial services to all members at fair and reasonable rates and terms.

Questions? Contact Festival Coordinators Lyndsey Marston at 3leggeddogink@gmail.com or Laurie Brooks at lauriebrooksart@gmail.com

The Harlow Gallery extends a Call for Art: Fine Print

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The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to submit work inspired by, depicting or integrating typography, script or text for “Fine Print”, on view September 9-October 22, 2016. Deadline is 11pm on July 25, 2016. Courtesy photo.

The Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, invites Maine artists to submit work inspired by, depicting or integrating typography, script or text. Submissions may include any and all aspects of type-inspired works; including but not limited to: painting and drawing, book arts and collage, printing/printmaking, street art, graphic design, script, etc.  Entries will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of staff members from Minuteman Signs of Augusta and from the Harlow Gallery. Deadline for email submissions is 11pm on July 25, 2016.

To submit your application or learn more please visit: http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-art-fine-print/

Fine Print has been made possible by our sponsors: Minuteman Signs, Levey, Wagley & Putman,  and Duncklee & Nott

The 2016 exhibition season at the Harlow Gallery has been made possible by our season sponsors: Capitol Dental Care, Camden National Bank, the City of Hallowell, the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank, Rosemary Presnar, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, and by grant funding from Quimby Family Foundation.