Call for ‘Artists Choice’ juried show

Sep 25, 2012

Damariscotta — River Arts invites submissions for its upcoming exhibition “Artists’ Choice,” which will run from Friday, Oct. 19 to Nov. 15. The show’s focus reflects jurors’ frequent comment that art should present an artists’ own individuality in subject, treatment and technique.

Entries in all media are encouraged including sculpture, photography and assemblages. All work entered must be for sale. Wall-hung work should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension, and for safety reasons Plexiglas should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels.

Juror for this exhibition is Leonard Meiselman, a graduate of Cooper Union and the City College of New York who received additional training in art at the Skowhegan School of Art and the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. He has given solo exhibitions in London and New York, and his paintings have been shown in group shows in New York and Italy. After living and painting in Italy for 17 years, he returned to the United States and established his studio in New York City. Recently, he moved to Maine. Meiselman has founded ArtCriesOut.com, a website for protest art.

Drop-off dates for “Artists’ Choice,” as well as pick-up of works from previous shows, are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Earlier submissions, if needed to accommodate artist’s schedules, are accepted during the gallery’s normal hours; call to arrange. Work should be dropped off at the downtown River Arts Gallery, 170 Main St./Business Route 1.

Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $20, $15 for members. Submitted work may not have been exhibited at the River Arts gallery previously. Entry forms are available online at riverartsme.org as well as at the gallery during drop-off. The opening reception will be Friday, Oct. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or info@riverartsme.org. River Arts is closed on Mondays.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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