Artists are invited to submit original paintings and drawings for the upcoming Aldermere Art Show and Sale that will take place Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic farm on Russell Avenue.

The Aldermere Art Show and Sale represents a very important fundraiser to support the farm’s programs, the continued preservation of this wonderful community landmark, the cattle operations and the local artists themselves. Artwork should depict the Belted Galloway cattle, Aldermere Farm scenery or Maine coastal scenes.

Artists are invited to submit for sale framed or matted originals in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil and pastel; or prints of paintings. Artists have two different options for participating: exhibiting and selling artwork with 30 percent of the sales price being donated to Aldermere Farm; or donating artwork with 100 percent of the sales price benefiting Aldermere Farm.

There is no limit to the number originals each artist can submit, but prints are limited to 15 per artist. Prints should be placed in a box or container that could be used for display purposes. Artwork will be on display at the main farm barn “gallery” Friday evening, Aug. 13 for a Member Appreciation Night event and then all day Saturday, Aug. 14 for the Art Show and Sale.

Artwork can be brought to the farm office at 70 Russell Ave. during business hours (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays) with the last day for submission being Tuesday, Aug. 10. For registration information, call 236-2739 or send e-mail to

Aldermere Farm, a program of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, is a working farm and educational center helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture. For more information about Aldermere and MCHT, visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to