Midcoast artists and artists from around the state are invited to join the Maine Lobster Festival in celebrating its 63rd year by entering work into the festival’s downtown Open Juried Art Show.

The show will be sponsored and housed by the Rockland branch of Camden National Bank; works also will be on display in participating Main Street merchant windows.

The show is open to artists — professional, adult/amateur, high school students and elementary students — and each person may enter as many as two pieces of artwork. Work is to be framed and ready for hanging, no larger than 22-by-28-inches for two-dimensional pieces, and accompanied by an easel for at least one of the works. Sculpture pieces are to be accompanied by a sculpture stand. Exhibiting space is limited, and anything more than three feet in height and width needs to be pre-approved by the show director. Wall space is limited so artists are encouraged to supply easels for displaying their work.

The following medium categories will be accepted for display and judging: sculpture; watercolor/acrylic; oil; mixed media; photography; and digital imagery.

The show registration will be held Monday, Aug. 2, at the ATM entrance of Camden National Bank, located downtown at the corner of Park and Main streets. Artists are asked to review the registration information and the show fees. Professionals and adults/amateurs will pay a fee of $20 for up to two works; and high school, middle school and elementary school students will have a registration fee of $5.

Judging by a panel of three artists will take place Tuesday, Aug. 3. Results will be announced on the festival grounds Wednesday, Aug. 4. Winners will be contacted ahead of the presentation of the awards.

In addition to judging the medium categories two special awards will be given. The Eddie Harriman Award is judged based on the Maine Lobster Festival parade theme, “From The Ocean To The Table.”  The art piece submitted should be labeled to be included in the judging for this special award. The Betty Kinney Award, established in memory of the 25-year Art Show and Tent Director, will be given to the painting that best depicts a coastal scene. The art piece should be labeled to be included in the judging for this special award.

The Open Juried Art Show guidelines, registration form and tags may be accessed through MaineLobsterFestival.com under Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show. For more information, contact director Su Johnson at art@mainelobsterfestival.com or 594-4942.