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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

Calling All Artists to Submit Work for this Years Mount Desert Open

 

Deborah Page of Bar Harbor, Mixed Media

 

Be part of a non-juried art exposition, now in its 19 consecutive year at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor.  All artists are invited to participate.  As usual, the only requirement is that you have a close association with Mount Desert Island, and you have a piece of work 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 of fresh talent.

The event will have a festive opening on Thursday, May 24, 2019 from 5 – 7 PM at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor.  The show will be slightly longer this year as it ends on June 19.  The only thing you need to do to sign up is to contact the gallery at : info@shawjewelry.com, or call us at 276-5000.  It is first come, first served, with room for about forty participants.

Announcements from The Maine Crafts Association

 

The outdoor Maine Art and Craft Seconds & Supplies Sale will be held Saturday June 1, 2019 at Running with Scissors in Portland, Maine.

 

 

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.

2019 Moxie Festival Committee Seeks Art

Lisbon’s Moxie Festival Committee today issued a call for artwork. Each year, the Moxie Festival Committee selects artwork to be used for t-shirts, posters, and branded items. The selected artwork will be consistent with the fun 2019 theme of “Moxie Goes Artsy.” The Moxie Festival committee selected this theme to inspire a “distinctively different” visual representation of the Moxie spirit, which by dictionary definition means energy, pep, and courage. It’s also the official beverage of the state of Maine. The committee is seeking an artistic image as iconic as the beverage itself.

The three-day festival, celebrated at the peak of summer with a parade, a 5k run, live music, and many other events, is a glorious homage to the distinctively different beverage, Moxie. The winning artwork will be reproduced on an exclusive and collectible T-shirt, posters, and other festival-branded items. In addition to seeing their artwork proudly displayed on thousands of T-shirts sold and worn during the Moxie Festival, this year the winner will receive a $750 cash prize, media recognition, the first 2019 printed T-shirt, and the opportunity to judge parade floats designed and inspired by the theme.

The deadline for entries is Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Winners will be selected by the Moxie Festival Committee. The winner will be announced on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Complete details and guidelines are currently both online at www.moxiefestival.com or at the MTM Community Center, 18 School Street, Lisbon Falls, Maine.

The Moxie Festival, celebrating Maine’s official soft drink, is always the second weekend in July. Mark your calendars for the 2019 Moxie Festival, July 12 – 14, 2019.

Call for Farmers/Artists/Artisans/Writers

HOMELAND

A multimedia exhibit exploring our collective and diverse relationship to home/land.

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery invites farmers, artists, artisans and writers living in Maine, from diverse social-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, to create art, craft or poetry which reflects on their unique relationship to home/land.

We are particularly interested in works that speak to a deep relationship which comes from cultivating the land, or a longing for connection with the land. For example, we invite work by farmers/artists which expresses the relationship with the land they cultivate; we invite work by farmers/artists who have been separated from home/land in some way and are cultivating a new relationship to the land they are on; we invite work by those who are longing for a renewed relationship to home/land.

Maine Farmland Trust will host the exhibit at its Gallery in Belfast from November 12, 2018 through March 1, 2019. This exhibit is promoted and curated in collaboration with GEDAKINA and several other organizations.

Depending on the number of participants, up to three pieces per artist/writer will be exhibited. If there are more submissions than gallery space, final selections will be made by a panel. The objective is to have all who submitted work included.

THE SCHEDULE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS AS FOLLOWS:

By July 15, 2018: Contact Anna Witholt Abaldo, MFT Gallery Curator (anna@mainefarmlandtrust.org), phone 338-6575 X 112) to let us know your intent to participate, stating medium/type of work.

By August 15, 2018: Submit up to 5 digital images of proposed work to Anna Witholt Abaldo (anna@mainefarmlandtrust.org). For each image, please include title, media, and dimensions. Photos can be of work in progress. Please add a brief artist statement/bio to accompany exhibited works.

September 15, 2018: Notification to participants confirming how many pieces will be included.

November 5-6, 2018: Works must be delivered to Maine Farmland Trust Gallery.

November 5-9, 2018: Exhibit will be hung.

November 12, 2018: Exhibit opens.

November 16, 2018, from 5-7pm: Artist reception with artist talks by those who wish to speak about their work, at 5pm. There can be room for song and poetry reading as well.

March 1, 2019: Exhibit comes down and works are available for pick-up.

Any questions about exhibition and submission details can be directed to Anna Witholt Abaldo, phone 338-6575 X 112)