Open call for juried benefit show

May 19, 2014

Belfast — Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County have put out an open call to artists for the juried art show “Celebrate Life.” Approximately 30 pieces will be selected and shown during the month of August in the Kramer Gallery on the ground floor of Belfast Free Library.

Works less than 24 inches wide, in any medium — painting, relief, photography, collage, etc. — will be considered. Each piece should be professionally mounted and ready to hang on the wall for showing. All submitted work must be for sale and will help benefit the Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, with a 50/50 split between the artist and Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County.

Distinguished jurors include Belfast painter David Estey, recently selected by Maine Home + Design magazine as one of 37 well-known, highly respected and collectable Maine artists; Brooks sculptor Kimberly Callas, a recipient of two Elizabeth Greenshield's Foundation Grants and the Stobart Foundation Grant; and Kevin Johnson, resident photo archivist at Penobscot Marine Museum, teacher and fine art photographer.

A gala celebration, artists reception and awards ceremony will be held Aug. 16 at the library. Multiple honors, prizes, cash awards and a special People’s Choice Award (voted on by the public) will be announced during the event.

Artists may electronically submit up to three works per entry; suggested donation is $25 per entry. Submission deadline is Monday, June 9, at midnight. For the complete entry process, visit hospicevolunteersofwaldocounty.org and click on the Art Show link. For more information, call Flic Shooter at 930-2677 or Susan Guthrie at 338-6140.

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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