CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Arts Are Elementary invites area artists to submit
an application for an artist residency for the 2014/15 academic year.
AAE provides an artist residency for every K-5 classroom in Brunswick.
Applications may be found on our website at www.artsareelementary.org.
Please feel free to contact AAE ED Kristi Hatrick at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 725-1232 with any and all questions.
CALL FOR ART!
Final deadline – March 7, 2014 (must be received in FRAA office by the date indicated)
Sponsors- It takes a great deal of community support to bring this event together and we would not be able to do it without your support. Your donations help support the entertainment and marketing for this event.
Please find the sponsorship application here to fill out with information regarding your business which will be included in the brochure that reaches throughout the local communities as well as along the train route down into Boston.
The summer ArtWalks in Brunswick help to build awareness for all the events, businesses, restaurants and local talent that is part of our community.
Get out to a class! Enjoy the community and the sharing…
Centre Street Arts Gallery LLC at 11 Centre Street in Bath, Maine is offering:
a Watercolor Workshop entitled ‘Increase the Risk, Decrease the Failure
with Marsha Donahue on March 8, 9 and 10.
Marsha owns Northlight Gallery in Millinocket, Maine. Her watercolors captures the beauty of Katahin and the Maine woods.
Students may sign up for two days for $200. or 3 days for $300.
Also beginning on
March 5 is a series of 9 watercolor classes with Linda Murray .
This class is a continuation of Linda’s well-received fall watercolor class.
Classes will meet on 9 Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:00. The cost is $195.
Visit centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com for more information. Reservations can be made by calling 207-442-0300 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The Harlow Gallery, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT), announces an open call for art in celebration of KLT’s 25th anniversary in 2014. Artists are invited to create art depicting or inspired by any of the Kennebec Land Trust properties that are open to the public. A complete list is available on the KLT website at http://www.tklt.org/land/
Email submissions are being accepted through September 1, 2014. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including Kennebec Land Trust founder Jym St. Pierre, with staff from the KLT and the Harlow Gallery. For complete details on how to enter, vist http://harlowgallery.org/call-
The art exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell from October 10 through November 1, 2014, with a public reception on Sunday, October 12th to coincide with a related art opening at Slates Restaurant – (details coming soon!)
Proceeds from art sales during the exhibition will benefit the Kennebec Land Trust and community arts programming at the Harlow Gallery. This project in partnership with the KLT has been made possible by a generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation. Visit the Foundation online at http://www.mainecf.org/.
About the Kennebec Land Trust
Established in 1988, KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. The Trust protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming.
KLT has partnered with landowners in 21 communities to protect more than 4,800 acres on 60 properties through land donations, fee purchases, and conservation easements. Volunteers have constructed 37 miles of trails on KLT land and developed informative brochures and maps of KLT properties that encourage visitors to learn about and enjoy Kennebec County’s natural landscape.
Most properties are open to the public for walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, enjoying nature … and creating art!
Info for Artists
* Deadline for email submissions is 11 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2014.
*Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand-pulled prints, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass, and fiber art. Each artist can submit up to four works of art.
* Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.
*The entry fee is $10 for members of the Harlow Gallery/ Kennebec Valley Art Association or the Kennebec Land Trust, or $20 for non-members. Non-members may join the Harlow Gallery when submitting and pay the member rate. FMI visit http://harlowgallery.
* Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art (please note that the fee is per artist, not per work of art).
The call is for art depicting the human body or inspired by the body. No portraits, head studies or erotic art please. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of Joe Klofas (who has organized life drawing sessions at the Harlow Gallery since the 1990s), artist Tanya Fletcher, and Harlow Gallery staff. ”A Body of Work” will be on view at the Harlow Gallery April 4-26, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, April 4, 5-8pm.
The deadline for email submissions is 11pm on March 1, 2014.
Eligibility – Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time. There is an entry fee of $10 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association or $20 for non-members; this allows each artist to submit up to 4 works of art (please note the fee is per artist not per work of art). Non-members may join the KVAA when submitting and pay the members rate. For complete entry instructions visit http://harlowgallery.
The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artist submissions to Art2014, the 19th annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Art2019 is open to all Maine artists and also to artists with a strong connection to Maine. We are excited to announce that this years juror is Andres A. Verzosa, owner of Aucocisco Galleries in Portland Maine.
|Mike Marks, Pond Cove
Paint for Preservation 2013
Wet Paint Auction Benefit
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) announces that it is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2014, the organization’s seventh annual juried Wet Paint Auction to be held on July 13, 2014. On the day of the event, juried artists will paint onsite at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. The public is invited to watch participating artists work on location. That evening, the newly painted art work will be auctioned at a cocktail reception at Breakwater Farm in Cape Elizabeth. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative.
Artists: Participation will be juried by Daniel Kany – art historian, author, and weekly art critic for the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald
Medium: Open to all mediums. Artists working in watercolors and pastels may provide a mat; no frames are permitted.
Artwork Size: Minimum 10″ X 10″; maximum 48″ X 48″.
|8:00 – 8:30am||Artists register at the CELT office located at 330 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, enjoy a continental breakfast, and pick up a box lunch and drink. Directions to painting locations will be provided. In the event of inclement weather, artists are responsible for providing their own tents.|
|8:30 – 3:00pm||Paint on location.|
|3:00 – 3:30pm||Artists deliver paintings to the auction location and supply easels for display.|
|5:00 – 6:30pm||Cocktail reception. Artwork will be available for viewing.|
|6:30 – 8:00pm||Wet Paint Auction|
Benefit: Participating artists donate 50%, 75% or 100% of the selling price of the art to the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. Proceeds benefit CELT’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative.
Tickets: Participating artists receive a complimentary ticket to the evening event and may purchase one additional ticket for $25. Additional tickets to the evening event are $60 per person in advance and $70 on the day of the event. Each ticket includes admittance to the reception and allows the ticket holder to obtain a bid number for the Auction.
How to submit: Interested artists are invited to submit two images of original plein-air paintings in any medium for juried consideration to participate in Paint for Preservation 2014, which is a no-reserve auction. There is an entry fee of $20. All entries must arrive by the deadline of Friday, March 28th.
Samples may be submitted as digital images on CD or electronically via email. All images should be in jpeg format at 72 dpi with the longest dimension being 600 pixels. File names for images should include both the artist’s name and the image’s title. Submitting artists must complete the artist entry form and send it with a CD or as an attachment to an email submission. Please include a three to five line biography with your submission form. This will be used for promotional purposes. Artists may mail a CD submission along with the artist entry form and entry fee (with checks made payable to CELT) to CELT Paint for Preservation 2014, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, 330 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107. Alternatively, email submissions may be sent with the accompanying artist entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the entry fee submitted via PayPal® using the button below:
Thank you for supporting the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust!
We are continuing to work on the updated www.mainetourism.com Web site, and asking for our members’ help with filling some needs for imagery.
We are noticing gaps in our images in the following areas:
- Indoor museum/theatre pictures
- Business-to-business images
- Winter-themed photos
- Accommodations photos
If you have images you have ownership of and would like them considered for use on the new Web site, please contact us by January 21. Our Web site is viewed by thousands and we expect many more with the new site. We will give you credit for the image, which will certainly be a plus for your business. Please email any images you would like to share to email@example.com.
Help us convince your potential guests to plan a trip to Maine!
Vaughn Stinson, CTC
CEO, Maine Tourism Association
A call to Artists!
The Stable Gallery in Damariscotta is calling for artists and fine crafts people to apply for the 2014 season. Applications can be found and printed from the website, www.stablegallerymaine.com. , or request an application to be mailed to you by writing to The Stable Gallery 26, Water St. Damariscotta, ME 04543 with a self addressed envelope.
Deadline for all applications with CD of work is March 1, 2014. All applications will be reviewed by the board members and final notification will be e-mailed or mailed out by March 22, 2014.
The Stable Gallery season starts mid May and runs till mid Oct.
In the five month period there will be five themed shows featuring a selected group in the large carriage room giving all artists and fine crafts people an opportunity to be featured with their selected group.
When not in a featured show work will be displayed in one of the stalls or tack room.
We are looking forward to our ninth season and hope to hear from you.
To apply online, go to cmca.submittable.com/submit
- Jennifer Gross, chief curator of the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
- Deborah Weisgall, art writer
The exhibition will be on view from Sept 27 though Dec 7, 2014.
Note: CMCA Members may submit an extra four images for consideration. To become a member, click here. CMCA member benefits include a listing in the online Artist Member Directory and the opportunity to feature their studios or workshops in our Open Studio Blog, along with unlimited free admission for one year, discounts on workshops, lectures, and classes, and a 10% discount on Gallery Shop purchases.
Questions? Please email Bethany Engstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Artists for “Winter Dreams” show at the CCAC gallery, 804 Washington Street
CALL FOR ARTISTS: “WINTER DREAMS” CHOCOLATE CHURCH MEMBER SHOW
The Chocolate Church Arts Center at 804 Washington Street will accept artwork from member artists on Monday, January 6, 2014, from 2-6 pm in the Gallery.
Artists who are members or become members may submit 2-3 original artworks for the exhibition “Winter Dreams” which opens January 17, 2014 and will run through late February.
All work submitted must be framed or otherwise ready to display, and must be for sale, benefiting the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
“Winter Dreams” opening reception will be held on Friday, January 17, from 5 to 7 pm, along with the arts center’s Third Friday Series. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
More information and a Consignment Agreement will be available on the website:
Topsham Public Library is pleased to announce that we accepting applications for our annual art exhibit:
The Joy of Art.
The Joy of Art is our annual juried art exhibit which features original artwork by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes will be awarded in categories including mixed media, oil/acrylic, other media, pastels, and watercolor.
Applications may be obtained at the library or on our website beginning November 1st. The deadline for the submission of applications is December 20th.
Artwork will be accepted at the library from January 8th.
The exhibit will be held from January 11 – February 16, 2014. All entries must be available for the entire show.
The applications may be downloaded from our website or picked up at the front desk at the library.
Joy of Art is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library.
The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham. For more information, call Topsham Public Library at 725-1727 or visit the library website: www.topshamlibrary.org.
Show: Winter Wonderland
Where: Coastal Orthopedics
When: December 13, 2013- March 7, 2014
Coastal Ortho is located at Cooks Corner in Brunswick. Coastal Ortho specializes in orthopedics, rehabilitation and sports medicine. They serve mid coast Maine, central Maine, out of state clients, as well as clients coming in from Canada. As many as 2000 clients a month pass through their doors, including men, women and children ranging in age between 8-80. You can learn more about their organization at coastalortho.com.
Now that you know a bit about them and there clients, here is the info on the show:
Sets Up: December 13, 2013 set up: 3pm- 5pm
Dismantle of Show: March 7, 2014: 3pm.
Theme of show: Winter Wonderland
Art for this particular show must be ready to hang and delivered to the site on the set up day at 3pm. Pieces can include all visual art: oil, watercolor, encaustic, acrylics, mixed media, textiles, photography, etc.
The art for this particular show will be seen by many folks going through a trying period, surgery and rehab…. art in this case will enhance the healing experience.
What you need to do to participate:
- be a individual artist member of 5RAA
- fill out an application which you will find at the 5RAA website:Coastal Ortho: Winter Wonderland
- Fill out the word document and forward it to email@example.com OR download the pdf, fill it out and email it as an attachment along with 3-5 jpegs (around 600x400pixels please) of the work that you would be submitting for the show, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The form will ask for information on the size of the piece, the medium and the value of the piece, for insurance purposes.
- Artwork must be dropped off at the venue on the day of the setup and picked up on the day of the dismantle. We would also like artists to stay to hang their work.
Deadline for receipt of this information is November 27, 2013.
You will receive confirmation by December 3, 2013. If you are able to submit your work earlier, we will be able to advise you earlier on your inclusion in show.
- All items in the show can be offered for sale as well. There are over 2000 people who pass through the doors of this venue every month. Many are people from out of the area. This is a super opportunity to have you art seen by more people.
- There is no fee to participate, however you must be a member of Fiver Rivers Arts Alliance.
- If a prospective buyer is interested in a piece of work, they will contact the artist directly and make the arrangements with the artist for the sale. The individual artists are responsible for tracking their sales and any taxes on the work.
- Contact information, along with the title, medium and price will be attached to the wall next to the work. This will be standardized and those that are participating will receive a template of this small form. It will be the size of a 3×5 index card.
- In lei of commission Five Rivers Arts Alliance asks for a 15% donation on all sales that are made during the show. This should be paid at the close of the show.
Thank you for your interest in participating in this great opportunity. Look forward to receiving your application.
Beginning Oil Painting Classes with Eric Glass will begin Saturday, October 19, for five sessions, ending November 23 (no class Nov. 2), at Centre St Arts Center, 11 Centre Street in Bath. The class will meet from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. The cost is $150.
Eric Glass says, “Whether you’re new to oil painting and have thought of trying it out, or new to painting altogether, this 5 week course will instill confidence with the medium. We’ll explore the nature of oil paint and techniques in its use. Color observation and mixing will be a key focus students will be able to apply to other media too. Still life subjects will be set up in class because of the value the instructor places on direct observation in the process of seeing like an artist. Outside classes may be included, weather permitting.”
Beginners and those with some experience are welcome in the class. Students may use acrylic paint if preferred. A materials list is available online at Centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.
Students may call the gallery at 207-442-0300, or visit 11 Centre Street, Bath, to register for Beginning Oil Painting Classes daily, except Tuesdays.
A team of Five Rivers Arts Alliance artists hung their first show at Coastal Orthopedics – Cooks Corner, Brunswick. This is also the first show for the new Communities Arts Venues Program at Five Rivers Arts Alliance. A program that will bring Local Art to Local Community Venues throughout the year. Here is a preview of the show at Coastal Ortho:
Artists showing include:
Cathy Worthington, Bill Tomsa, Karl Salia, Maria Castellano-Usery, Ed McCartan, Angie Blevins, and Jim Decker. The ArtVan is also participating in the show.
If you are a local venue or local artist who would like to learn more about this program, please contact email@example.com.
We believe in bringing art to the community!
2013 SATURDAY CLASS FORMING NOW!
(scheduled date determined by participant’s needs)
Spoon Carving 101
This one- day class will focus on getting familiar with a tool called a spokeshave. It is used to do all the preliminary outside shaping. As this picture suggests, we will be making a scraping/spatular utensil. Because the hand tools used in this craft are very sharp, safety is greatly emphasized. Cost includes the use of all tools needed (sharpened and ready to go) as well as the material. The class supports each participant in making a completed project that is ready to go home and be used in the kitchen. To sign up call 725-9802 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Class is limited to 6 people
Advancing in Spoon Carving
The following is a brief description of additional classes I offer. The classes build on each other so the prior class is a pre-requisite to the following class. With the skills from all three classes, students will be able to work independently and carry on in this wonderful tradition of creating useful heirloom woodenware. After the 101 class, each student is asked to purchase some carving tools as a way of beginning to collect what is needed for this craft. I don’t want this request to discourage anyone from participating, so if the purchase of tools is an issue for anyone, please feel free to speak to me.
Spoon Carving 102
In this second one-day class of hands-on skill-building, students will learn to carve a shallow-bowled stirring/tasting spoon. In conjunction with the spokeshave, the use of carving gouges and curved scraper type tools will be introduced. This is an important step leading up to the final 103 class of deeper spoon bowl work. By building the “muscle memory” skills needed, this step-by-step project-oriented approach enables the student to integrate the key aspects of properly and safely using sharp, hand-held carving tools.
All materials are provided. Students are asked to purchase 2 shallow gouges, a flat scraper and a curved scraper.
Spoon Carving 103
In this final one-day class we will begin to learn more about carving out deeper pieces, as well as begin to develop the skills needed to create serving spoons, ladles and small serving bowls. The shape of this final piece is more organic, introducing “fair curves” that enhance its use and are pleasing to the eye. Our emphasis will be on safety and the skills needed to use bent gouges, spoon gouges, small scorps, mallets and other important tools for hollowing out. Because of the shapeliness of this piece, we will get into ways of safely holding the work while hollowing out. Students will go home with a nearly finished project as well as the skills needed to complete it on their own.
All materials are provided. Students are asked to purchase 2 bent gouges, a scorp, a mallet and a Swedish hook.