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CEI offers Marketing Class to Five Rivers Arts Alliance Members

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Developing a Marketing Plan”                        

Having a thriving art business depends not only on making art, but also on the ability to market and sell your art. This class will outline the key aspects that any artist should think about when developing a marketing plan.
From mission to measurement and promotion to placement, we’ll cover all the basics.  The framework provided will be helpful for both new and seasoned artists, who may appreciate the opportunity to reexamine their approach to marketing. 


Date: Monday, November 3rd

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Place: Centre Street Arts Gallery

          11 Centre Street

          Bath, Maine

Fee: $15

The class is offered toFive Rivers Arts Alliance members only, however everyone is welcome to become a member.

Class Instructor: Sarah Guerette. 

Sarah works as the Director of the Women’s Business Center at CEI, where she provides technical assistance to start-ups and existing small businesses in southern Maine, with a focus on women-owned businesses. Services include one-on-one counseling, workshops and online training on a range of topics including: business planning, business financing, and sustainable growth. Originally from Bangor, Maine, Sarah has worked with small business owners both in Boston and in Ecuador, where she lived for nearly five years. She has worked extensively with artist entrepreneurs through MA MoCa’s Assets for Artists program. Sarah holds a B.S. from the University of Maine and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

For more information and to register:

New Art Workshop: Torn Paper Paintings

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cacktail Time by Wanda Edwards

Cocktail Time by Wanda Edwards


Wanda EdwardsCentre St Arts Gallery is now accepting registrations for the 2-day workshop “Torn Paper Paintings” with Wanda Edwards, Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 10 am to 4:30 pm.  Cost for the 2-day workshop is $150.
The proposed class is an intense workshop in which students are taught a unique figurative collage technique.  Students will work from their own image using torn papers of all kinds, building up layers of colors and textures to a finished artwork.  Some painting experience would be helpful, but not imperative.

A detailed workshop description can be found at Images and more information are also available online at; and on Facebook.

There are two of Wanda’s paintings now on display at the gallery.  Wanda’s work is shown in several galleries and on Etsy, and has been published in art magazines.
To register for Torn Paper Paintings Workshop, please call Centre St Arts Gallery at 207-442-0300 or visit at 11 Centre St., Bath.

Michael Vermette Returns to teach 2-day workshop in Bath

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Michael Vermette
Michael Vermette will conduct a 2-day workshop at Centre St Arts Gallery at 11 Centre St in Bath on November 8-9, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; the cost is $175.
Michael will teach plein air painters how to complete a painting in the studio using photos and studies made on site.  A detailed workshop description and a materials list can be found on
Students may work in oil, acrylic, or watercolor. Some experience in painting outdoors (en plein air) is suggested.
To register, please call the gallery at 207-442-0300 or visit the gallery at 11 Centre St, Bath.

Spoon Carving Class with Lynette Breton

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments


Fall Classes at Centre Street Art Gallery

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

October Classes at Center Street




For more information call Centre St Arts Galley at 442-0300 or check the

Parameters of Pricing Art – a panel discussion among gallery owners and artists

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Pastel Painters of Maine, a non-profit serving artists throughout New England, will hold a members meeting on

“Parameters of Pricing Art”Thursday October 2nd

PPOM members and the public are invited to attend a panel discussion with gallery owners Keith Oehmig and Beth Newman, and artists Suzanne deLesseps and Peesh Rewak McClanahan.  This will be moderated by artist Sally Loughridge This free meeting will be held from 11 am to 1 pm in Patten Free Library Community Room in Bath.

The focus of the presentation will be on elements artists and gallery owners weigh when pricing fine art.  Variables may include an artwork’s size, medium, cost of materials, time expended, the artist’s sales record, appeal of a type of art, state of the economy, and many more.  Subjective and ethical aspects of pricing art will also be explored.

Pastel Painters of Maine

Patten Free Library, Bath

October 2, 2014, 11 am to 1 pm

Joy of the Pen Writing Competition

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Joy of the Pen Writing Competition – This competition is open to year-round Maine residents for unpublished works only. Entries will be accepted in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction beginning September 2nd.  This year we will also have a teen category for writers age 11 – 18. Applications will be available in the library or on our website. Email for more details. The deadline for applications is October 11th at 8pm. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, (207)

5RAA Artist Member Opportunity

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fellow 5RAA member, Rafael Macias of MaineArtworks, will be conducting’Artist in the Spotlight’ interviews and photoshoots on select 5RAA members.

He will be writing about you and your art and combining it with an editorial-style photograph for 5RAA to submit to select news outlets for publication. He will provide you with a web-size digital image with a release for you to use for your own online marketing efforts. 

Rafael is offering this service to showcase some of our memberships’ brilliant artists and to provide him a chance to meet and work with other creative people. He will be photographing and writing stories on one artist a month for the next year.

The list is already filling up, so call 5RAA at  207 798 6964 if you are interested in applying to be one of our Artist in the Spotlight.

For samples of his work, view his portfolio at or visit People Plus on Union St during the months of August and September to see his show, The Veterans, on display.

You can also visit him at his studio at 101 Maine St. in Brunswick for more information on this wonderful opportunity.

Summer Spoon Classes

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Summer Spoon CLass

Summer Spoon CLass


Lynette is offering a  couple classes this summer with  some suggested dates. She  can combine a 101 class (the spatula) with a spoon class, or a spoon class with a deep serving spoon / ladle class. She is offering options for either Saturday or Sunday in case that helps with scheduling.  Let her know your options and availability with preferences. Also, one must start with the 101 and advance through levels because of the necessary skill building needs.

Class costs – #101(spatula) – $100.00, #102(stirring spoon) – $125.00
#103(deep serving spoon/ladle) – $135.00

Dates – July 26th or 27th
             August 2nd or 3rd
             August 9th or 10th
             August 16th or 17th


| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

BATH- Art in the Park 2014 will include a one-day event on Sunday, July 6 from 10 am to 4 pm, featuring artists exhibiting and working under one big tent.  Artists will reserve a space under the tent for $35, and spend the day demonstrating their art under the tent or in and around the park.

A 50/50 raffle of artists’ work will be held at the end of the day.  Tickets will be available for sale at locations in downtown Bath.  A preview will be available on line.

Artists should reserve their 6’ x 6’ space early.  Artists will bring their own equipment, tables, chairs and displays.  Artists will handle the sales of their work and keep 100% of the proceeds.

Artists interested in having their own tent for Saturday and Sunday may apply to the Craft Show by emailing:, or as a vendor by calling Main Street Bath at 207-442-7291.

Applications are available on line from    For information about Art in the Park please call Tory Jackson, 207-841-2014 or email:

Call for artists’ postcards on the theme of “Vacationland” will support the Harlow Gallery

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Harlow Gallery invites artists to submit handmade postcards for a unique fundraising event and mini-exhibition called Vacationland: Artist’s View“.  

Each artist is invited to submit up to 3 handmade postcards in any media. The postcards will offered for sale during the July Member’s show for $20 each.  All proceeds will go to programming at the Harlow Gallery.  For complete details visit

To participate, artists should simply deliver up to three original 4×6 postcard(s) to the Harlow Gallery no later than Monday, July 7th at 2pm. The Harlow Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 12-6pm.

Exhibition runs July 11 – August 2, 2014, along with the Harlow Gallery’s Summer Members’ Show, with a  potluck opening on Friday, July 11, 5-8pm – each artist should please bring a dish or beverage to share!

Call for Artists: 2014 Arts Downtown and All Around

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five Rivers Arts Alliance would like to invite you​ to participate in th​e

2014​ A​rts ​Downtown and All Around Show held November 14, 15, 16.

The group show will be held in the Coleman Burke Gallery space ( next to Frontier) in Fort Andross this year.  Space for the group show is limited.


Patty Olds at ADAA 2013

Deadline date for registration is June 30, 2014, if not sooner.

When the space is filled we will announce the cut off.

This year, we plan on having all the marketing pieces completed by the end of August. There will be postcards for artists to hand out at the September and October ArtWalks announcing the coming ADAA Show.  After the ArtWalks are over the posters for the ADAA Show will go up immediately. Flyers will be distributed as well with follow up press releases and ads closer to the time of the events.

There are two different size booths available at the group show: the smaller of the two will be for singles only; the larger can be shared between two artists or can be used by a group with rotating artists.

​ Please find attached applications below for details.​

 Asusual offsite ​galleries and studios ​are also invited​ to participate in the event.

If ​your group​ H​o​liday ​S​hows ​are scheduled later, ​this might be a good opportunity to reserve a booth, with some of the work that will be available at the group’s later off site show.

2013 ADAA Music

The dates for 2014 ADAA are the 2nd weekend of November, so will follow one month after the end of the​ ArtW​alk season​.

H​o​urs for the show dates are: Friday- 5-8pm, Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 11-4.

There​ ​will be live music scheduled for all three days, and a cash bar schedule for Friday evening.

The ​Brunswick farmer’s market will be inside by this time so we plan on promoting at the market to build awareness for the show, since folks will already be in the building.​

Due to this year’s location, we are looking forward to ​the artists ​with studios in​ Fort Andross to join and ​participate in this event.

​Please find the applications attached in both pdf format and as a word document.

2014 Application PDF                                                                    2014 Application Word Doc

Only fully completed applications with payment and image​ will be considered as registered for the event.​

Calling All Artists For the 2014 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ T-Shirt Design Contest

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Calling All Artists For the 2014 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ T-Shirt Design Contest
$500 Prize for Winner

The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ invites Maine artists to submit a design for this year’s official festival T-Shirt. The selected design will be featured on the back of the T-Shirt commemorating the Eighth Annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta, to be held from October 4 to 13, 2014.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 2, 2014. Design submissions should be in JPEG/ PDF files, and can be either emailed or put on a CD. Artwork may be e-mailed to Judy Speers, the Pumpkinfest Artist Committee Chair, at, or may be dropped off or mailed to: King Eider’s Pub, PO Box 365, 2 Elm St., Damariscotta, Maine 04543, Attn. Cynthia Weiss. If you have any questions regarding the T-shirt design contest, please email Judy Speers.

2014 Call For Artists- 10 x 10 Brunswick Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
The artists of Points of View Art Gallery and the volunteers of Arts Are Elementary invite Maine artists to submit original artwork to Brunswick’s 10×10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale. All work is priced at $200. If sold, the artist receives $100 and $100 benefits Arts Are Elementary, a local nonprofit that provides artist residencies to all Brunswick students in grades K through 5.
Event Date
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 6pm-9pm (NOTE NEW HOURS)
Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street
Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant Street
Application can be found here (NOTE NEW FRAMING OPTION)
Please make every effort to follow instructions.
For more information please visit our website

Lynette Breton @ Orr’s Island Library this week.

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Learn to Draw at the Harlow Gallery

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Learn to Draw at the Harlow Gallery, a four day class in June & July; a beginning drawing class in four sessions at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell

Hallowell, Maine:  Artist Kay Morris of West Gardiner will teach a beginning drawing class with four sessions on Tuesday afternoons at the Harlow Gallery on June 17 and 24 and July 1 and 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.  The emphasis will be on contour drawing and value study.  Students will work from simple still life objects, learning to improve observational skills while putting that information on paper in a variety of ways. No drawing experience is necessary. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

The cost is $80 for Harlow Gallery/KVAA members or $95 for non-members, to be paid in full before the first session. Pre registration is required. To register, call the Harlow Gallery at 622-3813 or email  kvaa@harlowgallery.orgThis class is limited to 6, so reserve your seat today!  

Not a member? Join the Harlow Gallery when you register and save $15! For details, visit us online at

The instructor, Kay Morris graduated from Plymouth State University in NH, studying under the renowned enamelist, Karl Drerup, and she attended the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts for two years.

Call for Artists – Inspired by Katahdin at the Harlow Gallery in November

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cover image of book Art+of+Katahdin -4stHallowell, Maine — The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to submit work to the upcoming exhibition Inspired by Katahdin to be presented in partnership with brothers David & Carl Little in November 2014.

Artist and author David Little has long been inspired by Maine’s tallest mountain, so much so that he wrote a book,  Art of Katahdin: The Mountain, the Range, the Region published by Down East Books in 2013. The book follows a historic timeline using art inspired by the majestic mountain, as well as a collection of Katahdin literature, photography, graphics, maps and more, and was edited by Carl Little

This November, the Harlow Gallery will exhibit a selection of works by artists featured in the book, and are inviting submissions from Maine artists inspired by the majestic Maine mountain.  Submissions are being accepted via email through October 1, 2014 and will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including Art of Katahdin author and artist David Little, author and editor Carl Little, and staff from the Harlow Gallery. 

The exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine November 7-29, 2014. The  public reception on Friday, November 7, 5-8pm will featuring a book signing with David & Carl Little.

Info for Artists 


1. Deadline for email submissions is 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

2. Original fine art in any media is welcome, including hand-pulled prints, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass, and fiber art.

3. 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.  

4. The entry fee is $10 for members of the Harlow Gallery/ Kennebec Valley Art Association or $20 for non-members. Non-members may join the Harlow Gallery when submitting and pay the member rate. Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art for consideration (please note that the fee is per artist, not per work of art).  

For complete information about submitting your work, and to learn about more opportunities for artists in 2014, please visit the Harlow Gallery online at


| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Centre St Arts Gallery at 11 Centre Street, is enrolling students for the Michael Vermette Plein Air II workshop May 17-18, 2014.  The workshop is for watercolor and oil painters, advanced beginner and beyond.  The cost is $200 and students provide their own equipment.  The instructor may collect an additional small fee for additional materials.  To sign up for the class, call 207-442-0300 or visit the Centre St Arts Gallery at 11 Centre St, Bath.  Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Michael will give an introductory talk on Friday, May 16 and show several works, which will be for sale.

The first day will be at an outdoor location to be determined, for sketching and note taking.  The second day will be in the studio as students work on a larger, finished work.

Michael E. Vermette is a full-time artist and part-time teacher, working in Oil, Watercolor, and Pastel for over forty years.  He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Laura Coleman and the Beverly Awards at the 12th and 13th Biennial North American Open Shows of the New England Watercolor Society.  Michael was the 2011 Baxter State Park Artist-in-Residence.  Michael leads several plein air painting workshops in Maine and New Hampshire in watercolor and oil painting throughout the year. He is a Monhegan Artists’ Residency Fellow and was twice an Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park.  His watercolors, oils, and pastels are in private collections throughout the country and internationally.  In Maine, his works appear in various galleries, including the North Light Gallery in Millinocket, the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island, the Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, and The Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth.

Watercolor: Decalcomania with Linda Murray @ Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Linda Murray returns May 9-11 for a 3 day Watercolor: Decalcomania workshop for $195.

This technique presents many creative possibilities to the watercolor artist.

The workshop will begin Friday, May 9 from 5-7 pm, and return Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 – 4:30 pm.

Pressing Plants with Lynette Breton

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

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