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Call for Art: ARTinME! 2021

2019 ArtinME Best in Show: Andy Benoit.

Boothbay Region Art Foundation presents a state-wide juried exhibit, open to all full- and part-time Maine residents.

The juror will be Keith Oehmig, director of Wiscasset Bay Gallery.

The deadline for digital submissions is midnight Oct. 1.

The exhibit will run from Oct. 15 to Nov. 14, and an awards reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, with up to $1,600 in prizes.

For a full prospectus on the exhibition, go to

New issue of MMPA Antidote available online

“Foiling,” Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables series, 2020, by Justin Kirchoff.

In response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and local closings, the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland began creating the online series MMPA Antidote, which includes photographic artwork, audio interviews, and artist statements and reflections from Maine artists, aimed to serve as inspiration during times of isolation.

Published bi-weekly, Antidote features contemporary photographers and interviews with industry experts.

The current issue features work by Justin Kirchoff.

In his own words:

“This new series of images are culled down in an attempt to distill my interest in landscape, portraiture and domestic imagery. They were created with little intention beyond the impulse or need to photograph during a time of isolation. The imagery may seem disparate in a traditional sense, but my interest is in drawing conceptual connections between building exteriors to domestic scenes. My daughter, weighing high school graduation, her future and her new discovery of protesting cultural injustices. My oldest friend, navigating a divorce, his father moving into a nursing home and the moral hangover of a freshly stitched gash on his forehead, a manifestation of his struggle with the stress of his life. My hope is the imagery will have enough connective tissue between them, allowing the viewer to link ideas about the human condition, and drawing connections between portraiture, the landscape and even the back left corner of a refrigerator.”

Visit to view the most recent issue. Investigate the links, share the images, and send some of your own to

Call for submissions: Portland Museum of Art

The Portland Museum of Art invites artists to submit work to “Untitled, 2020: Art From Maine In A _____ Time,” which is slated to run from Feb. 12 through May 31, 2021.

“Art From Maine In A _____  Time” is a tribute to Helen E. and William E. Thon, who have enhanced the PMA’s regional contemporary program and enriched the cultural life and experience of the people of Maine for two decades.

Any artist living and working in Maine in 2020 is invited to submit their work for consideration.

Submissions close Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Notification of jury results will be on or before Nov. 16.

See for details.

Annex Arts invites artists to submit to the ‘Castine in the Time of Quarantine’ project

Annex Arts is seeking submissions for its “Castine in the Time of Quarantine” project, a community-based journal to be published by Annex Arts.

Submit stories, observations, notes, poetry, photos and art created and informed by your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. Castine in the Time of Quarantine will record and reflect the diverse ways one small town in Maine persevered through an unprecedented moment in world history.

How have you been keeping track of this time? Have you been journaling, writing stories, taking pictures, making art? No matter what form you’ve been using to track your thoughts and feelings, Annex would love to work wit you. This project is open through Aug. 21 to anybody who is residing, working, or doing business in Castine during the pandemic.

Annex will partner with Castine Historical Society to assist with their goal of building an archive of local history during this world-wide pandemic. With your permission, your submission will  be donated to the Castine Historical Society for their Castine Pandemic Archive. Where necessary, at our request names, dates, and specifics can be redacted.

All participants will receive a copy of the end result of this collection.

To register or get involved, go to

Learn more at

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 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 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:, 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: 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