Engman juries at River Arts

Call for ‘Down on the Farm’ art

May 10, 2014

Damariscotta — Artists are invited to submit work for jurying into the River Arts “Down on the Farm” exhibition. They may submit up to three works, in any medium, that deal with farm life — inhabitants, equipment, landscape, architecture, etc.

The work can be delivered anytime the Route 1 gallery is open, but no later than Saturday, May 24, at 4 p.m. The exhibition will open with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Friday, May 30, and run through June 19.

Juror for the exhibition is Liberty’s Kerstin Engman, who exhibits at the Arden Gallery, Boston, and the Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, among other venues. She received her MFA from University of Pennsylvania, where she studied with Neil Welliver, and her BFA from Maine College of Art, with additional study at Rhode Island School of Design.

Engman brings a rich and broad career in painting, drawing, sculpture and digital media to the juror’s role. In 1997, she became founder and director of Project Kalocsa, a cultural exchange between Hungary and the United States. She also has worked in arts education in Maine schools and in several New England colleges, including Maine College of Art, and currently on the faculty of University of Maine.

All work entered must be for sale. Wall-hung work size maximum is 60 inches in height, 42 inches in width. For safety reasons, Plexiglas or other non-glass option should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels. Early submissions are accepted within usual gallery hours.

Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $20, $ 15 for members. Artists will be notified by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Submissions may not have been shown at River Arts previously. Entry forms are available online at riverartsme.org and at the gallery when submitting. For more information, contact River Arts at 563-1507 or info@riverartsme.org. River Arts is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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