Connie Hayes, award-winning artist and art educator, will be the judge of this year’s “ArtinMe.” state-wide juried exhibition. “ArtinMe.” aims to offer a fresh and selective look at the art being done by Maine artists today, showing originality and skill in the painting, drawing and sculpture media.

Entries for “ArtinMe.” will be taken Tuesday, Oct. 9 from noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, 1 Townsend Ave., diagonally across the street from the Memorial Library. Monetary and item prizes will be awarded. There is a limit of three entries. For show specifics and registration form, visit

Hayes lives in Rockland and is represented by the city’s Dowling Walsh Gallery. A painter’s painter with an eye for the out of the ordinary composition, she paints lavishly with a highly-charged palette. She received her master of fine arts degree from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy; received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Maine College of Art in Portland; and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maine. For 10 years, she taught at the Maine College of Art and participated in its arts administration for 15 years, including serving as interim dean of faculty.

Hayes lived and worked in New York City from 1992 to 1998. Since 1990, her pursuit has been “borrowed views,” as she paints and actually lives in other peoples homes as an artist-in-residence. Recently, she also has been working on a group of figurative paintings that focuses on color and gesture.

“ArtinMe.” is produced and presented by the Boothbay Region Art Foundation. For more information, visit the website or call 633-2703.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or