ROCKPORT — The Coastal Healthcare Alliance Art Committee is currently accepting online applications from artists with connections to Maine and New England for an opportunity to display their art at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, for a period of 12 weeks. There is no entry fee and the application deadline is Feb. 10.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older to apply for, and participate in, this exhibition. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. PBMC and MaineHealth employees and their family members may apply.

Artists with strong ties to Maine or the greater New England region will be prioritized, though national applicants will also be considered. Final selections will be based on artistic merit, originality and adherence to the selection criteria outlined at https://mainearts.maine.gov/postings/blogs/detail/Call-For-Artists-2023-Temporary-Exhibits.

The Coastal Healthcare Alliance and Pen Bay Medical Center are seeking works of art that reflect the Art Committee’s mission and vision statements:

Mission: Welcome our visitors with warmth and wonder with art that feels comforting and engaging, through the integration of art and artists that celebrate the diversity, history and beauty of the region, to enhance the connection to each other and our community.

Vision: Celebrate the healing power of art.

Specifically, artworks should reflect the diversity, beauty and history of the region, and offer enrichment and enjoyment to patients, visitors and care team members alike. Subject matter must be appropriate for public spaces, respectful toward all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and in compliance with a health care environment.

The exhibition will feature two-dimensional artwork including, but not limited to, paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors, photography, etc.

For the online application, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/d5a863321680439c9ec43daf7d0638e4. Email ArtCommittee@mainehealth.org for more information.

Pen Bay Medical Center, a not-for-profit community health care system operating under the MaineHealth corporate umbrella, is dedicated to caring for the sick and injured and to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Maine’s coastal communities. As the region’s largest community hospital, PBMC serves the 40,000 residents of Knox County, as well as the nearly 80,000 residents of neighboring Waldo and Lincoln Counties. With a staff of more than 100 outstanding physicians and more than 1,500 healthcare professionals, PBMC provides a continuum of both routine and specialty patient-centered medical services.