Joy of the Pen Writing Competition - This competition is open to year-round Maine residents for unpublished works only.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. The deadline for applications is October 11th at 8pm. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, (207) 725-1727, www.topshamlibrary.org.
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 http://www.maineartworks.com 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.
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.
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: email@example.com, or as a vendor by calling Main Street Bath at 207-442-7291.
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 http://harlowgallery.
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.
Five Rivers Arts Alliance would like to invite you to participate in the
2014 Arts 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.
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.
As usual offsite galleries and studios are also invited to participate in the event.
If your group Holiday Shows 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.
The dates for 2014 ADAA are the 2nd weekend of November, so will follow one month after the end of the ArtWalk season.
Hours 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.
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
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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 email@example.com. This 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 harlowgallery.org.
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.
Hallowell, 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 www.harlowgallery.org.
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.
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.
Maine artists are invited to show their work in historic Bath during this year’s 3rd Friday Art Walk;
The first of five Art Walks is June 20; the last is October 17; hours are 5PM to 8PM.
An open studio tour is scheduled on the July 19 & 20; hours vary according to studio.
Indoor group venues are open in Bath City Hall auditorium & the Bath Customs House lobby.
Artists may display outside on the wider sidewalks and the Customs House lawn when Maine summer weather beckons.
The fee is $60 for the season, whether exhibiting once or all 6 events.
All artwork must be original or reproductions by the original artist.
Paid entries received before April 1 will be listed in the 2014 brochure which will be distributed from Bar Harbor to Boston.
Brochure listings include artwork photo, work description, contact info & locator on Bath area street map.
Bath Art Walks are well publicized on line & in all coastal newspapers.
Pat Chandler will teach a two-day Pastel Portrait workshop,
Saturday – Sunday, April 12-13;
Call for Art: On the Edge
opening May 9, 2014
Frontier Café, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick
Spindleworks will host an open call exhibit to coincide with the All Species Parade, set for May 9, 2014 in Brunswick Maine.
As with the parade, the exhibit On the Edge is meant to draw attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species, all of which are affected by our actions and inactions.
This year artists are invited to submit work in any medium, focusing on species worldwide that are endangered.
We welcome diversity of artistic expression to reflect the diversity of this delicate class of species. This will be the fourth exhibit in the series, which has drawn artists from across Maine and across the country.
Once again Spindleworks has chosen the Coastal Humane Society as the beneficiary of the exhibit. 20% from each sale will be donated to this important and well loved local organization.
***Entry forms and additional information are downloadable from the Spindleworks website, www.spindleworks.org .
Deadline for entry forms and fee is April 25th, 2014
Art Classes at Centre St. Arts Studio, 11 Centre Street
Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, is offering a variety of art classes in their studio at 11 Centre Street.
Pat Chandler will teach a two-day Pastel Portrait workshop, Saturday – Sunday, April 12-13; cost $200.
Debra Arter will teach Gelatin Printmaking on Saturday, April 26, 10-4; cost $70, includes materials.
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.