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Pemaquid Art Gallery Call for Artists

The Pemaquid Art Gallery announces a call for artists to exhibit in the 2020 season at Lighthouse Park, Bristol. This will be the 92nd season for the Pemaquid Group of Artists whose members are residents of Lincoln County, Maine. The gallery is professionally staffed and is open from late May until Columbus Day and is host to summer visitors from all over the U.S. and many foreign countries.

Artists wishing to apply for membership are invited to visit PemaquidArtGallery.com under “2020 Call for Artists” for the application and details for applying. Artwork will be accepted in watercolor, gouache, oil, pastel, acrylic, marquetry and ceramics. Jurying will occur on April 4 th at the gallery and applicants are required to submit three recent pieces and a short resume along with the application. The gallery does not require members to staff the gallery which charges 30% commission. Contact PGA president Bob Vaughan at rvaughan@tidewater.net or 677 6085 with any questions about the gallery or how to apply for membership.

MDI Open 2020: Call For Artists

Linda Rowell Kelly of Bar Harbor

 

Calling all artists to submit work for this year’s Mount Desert Island Open. Come be part of a non-juried art exposition, now in its 20th consecutive year at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor. All artists are invited to participate. Criteria for inclusion:  a close association with Mount Desert Island, and an item you would like to share with the community. Paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and un-categorized are all welcomed. Professional or amateur, novice or trained, it is always a varied and surprising collection.

The event will have a festive opening on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 5 – 7 PM at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor and will run until June 18.  To sign up, please contact the gallery: info@shawjewelry.com, or call us at 276-5000. It’s first come, first served, with room for about forty participants.  Space fills up fast!

Local Color Gallery: Applications for Artists Now Being Accepted

Local Color Gallery in Belfast is looking forward to their third season featuring the work of 15 local artists working in a wide variety of mediums. The gallery is accepting applications for new artists until March 1st. Applications and details can be found at: localcolorgallerymaine.com and at the gallery at 135 High Street. Jurying will be finalized by March 17th.

2020 Festival of Art – Senior College at Belfast

Senior College at Belfast is pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Senior College Festival of Art will take place on June 4th – 7th, 2020.   Please mark your calendars and plan to join the fun!

Professional and amateur Maine artists aged 50 and up are invited to display one piece of their artwork during the Festival of Art’s 4-day non-juried art exhibit held at University of Maine, Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue in Belfast.   

Artists wishing to place a piece of artwork in the Festival show must register during the month of March.  The 2020 registration fee will be $15 per person. Registration fees pay for rental of the space for the Festival Art Show and special events. The festival is organized by volunteers and all labor is donated. Senior College at Belfast covers Festival publicity and other costs. 

Registration for the 18th Annual Senior College Festival of Art will begin on March 1, 2020. Registration information and forms will be distributed by email. If you know of others who may not be on our list but might wish to participate this year, please forward this email to them and encourage them to send us their email address!

The registration deadline for this year’s Festival of Art will be March 31, 2020.  

Participating artists must drop off or arrange for someone to deliver their artwork to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Wednesday, June 3rd, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Artwork must be picked-up at the conclusion of the Festival, between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th.

 

Call for Artists

Vessel & Vine, nestled at the foot of a historic Brunswick church, has a menu heavily laden with wild-foraged ingredients. The connected spirits shop also offers vintage barware and accessories.

The Vessel & Vine interior is transforming to double as an art gallery. Currently looking for artists to exhibit for the opening salon-style show.

The Harlow seeking art for “Art and the Land”

 

The Harlow, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking art for their upcoming exhibition “Art and the Land” – an open call juried show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the KLT. Art and The Land will be on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell.  Entries will be juried by staff members from The Harlow and the KLT.

The KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming. To learn more about the KLT and for a full listing of their properties please visit www.tklt.org.

Call for Art

The Harlow, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking art for their upcoming exhibition “Art and the Land” – an open call juried show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the KLT. Art and The Land will be on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell.  Entries will be juried by staff members from The Harlow and the KLT. 

The KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming. To learn more about the KLT and for a full listing of their properties please visit www.tklt.org.

Call for Art and Craft

Looking ahead to October, and the final ArtWalk of the 2019 season, Tidemark Gallery + Café in Waldoboro will be putting a timely focus on the art of the home. That word, “home,” means something unique to each of us, but for everyone, home should mean safety, comfort, and the freedom to be our true selves. 

While the domestic arts, or “home-making,” are essential to our lives, they are too often under-appreciated. To do our part, we’d like to invite artists and makers in our community whose work recognizes or contributes to the beauty of home in paintings, drawings, fiber art, pottery, metal work, etc., to a curated gallery show at TMG. Artists and makers who are interested in learning more about size, medium, or other considerations should contact TMG by email not later than August 11. Also, please feel free to share this invitation with fellow creatives. Both 2D and 3D work will be considered. All work will be for sale.

A special feature of this event will be a live “fashion show” of aprons. Plain or fancy, traditional or innovative, these should be practical garments that serve their purpose of protecting the wearer from things messy or hazardous. Date and details for the fashion show will be announced on September 9th.

Because the apron has long been used as a metaphor for the power of women, and because October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, we’d like to contribute a portion of the sales from this show to New Hope for Women.

Dates and further details will be posted on Tidemark Gallery + Café’s Facebook page and at tidemarkgallery.com  All inquiries by email — no phone calls, please.

Paint the Town in Waldoboro

CALL TO ARTISTS!

“Paint the Town,” one of midcoast Maine’s most delightful plein-air events and fresh paint auction, is returning to Waldoboro on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  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, wine, 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 Mid-Coast Conservancy, 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.

Announcements from The Maine Crafts Association

 

Seconds and Supplies Sale: June 1 10:00-3:00 at Running With Scissors in Portland.

It’s time to take a look around your studio, and ask yourself, does this item spark joy?  If not, it may be time to move on. This unique sale is an opportunity for the public and fellow artists to purchase studio supplies, materials and equipment, as well as seconds (final products not quite right for full price retail or wholesale shows and stores) directly from Maine artists.

The sale is a co-production of Maine Crafts Association and Running with Scissors designed to support our members, have fun and help shift extra materials from people who don’t need them to people who do!

Vendors, volunteers and customers are invited to an after party at Urban Farm Fermentory 3-6pm. Join us to visit, connect and celebrate clean studios and new purchases.  UFF is located steps from Running with Scissors (200 Anderson St) in dreamy tasting room perfect for a laid-back apres event offering brewed-on-site kombucha, jun, beer, cider & mead! (Attendance @ the sale not required to attend!).

 

Call for Artists: Maine Craft Weekend

Full listings, including map listing are free for current members of MCA and Maine Made through June 30. Non-members are also welcome to join the tour, which includes web and map listing and links and the benefit of our event promotion, for a $25 fee.

If you’re one of these below, join the tour!
– Studio artist (all mediums are welcome!)
– Artist collectives and guilds
– Non-profit craft schools, organizations and programs, craft workshops
– Artist living in or near a featured city: Ellsworth, Waterville, Hallowell
– Galleries, pop-up shops and trunk shows featuring Maine craft
– Craft beverage and craft food producers collaborating with artists

For more information visit: mainecraftweekend.org