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Calls for Art

The Belfast Arts in the Park deadline is quickly approaching (February 1st), but here are more calls for art for upcoming gallery shows.

earth: Open Call to Artists by Waterfall Arts

(Belfast, ME) Waterfall Arts seeks art submitted by the community for an upcoming spring exhibit titled earth. Organizer Abbie Read states that “earth as raw material, earth as planet or earth as concept are all equally welcomed interpretations for submission.”

Art work can be two or three dimensional or video but cannot exceed 4 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet and must be able to be installed by Waterfall Arts staff and volunteers or by the artist. The exhibit will be on display from April 5, 2013 until May 24, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, April 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Work must be delivered Tuesday, March 26 through Friday, March 29, and picked up immediately after the show closes, by May 29.

The artist may choose to have his or her work for sale or not for sale. All work submitted that is ready for hanging or installing will be displayed. Artists of all ages and levels are encouraged to make work for this exciting show. Questions may be directed to Martha Piscuskas, Director of Programming at Waterfall Arts 338-2222, or martha@waterfallarts.org.

Waterfall Arts, located at 256 High Street in Belfast, is a non-profit dedicated to creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222 for more information.

Art2013: Kennebec Valley Art Association Call for Artists

(Hallowell, ME) The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artist submissions to Art2013, the 18th annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Art2013 is open to all Maine artists as well as artists with a strong connection to Maine. This year’s jurors are Bob Keyes and Dan Kany, both writers on the arts at the Portland Press Herald. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2013 at midnight.

Over $1,500 in cash prizes and gift certificates from area business sponsors will be awarded at an awards ceremony at the exhibition’s opening on Friday, May 10 at 6:00 pm. The Art2013 exhibit will be on view May 10 to June 1, 2013, and is free and open to the public.

Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand pulled prints, photography and sculpture and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass and fiber art. Jewelry and clothing are not eligible. Each artist may submit up to three works of art. Entry fees are $25 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, or $30 for non members, and are not refundable. Jurying fees help offset the cost of organizing and presenting the juried show. Decisions of the jurors are final. The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a membership-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The deadline for electronic submissions is midnight on April 1, 2013. For a complete entry rules and instructions on how to enter Art2013, please visit the “artists opportunities section” on the Harlow Gallery website: www.harlowgallery.org. The jurors will do a first review based on the digital submissions. Artists whose work they wish to consider for the final review will be asked to deliver their work to the Harlow Gallery April 27-29 for a final viewing of the actual work.

Bob Keyes writes about the arts in Maine for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He began his career at the Central Maine Morning Sentinel in 1985 and has worked for newspapers in Greenwich, Conn., and Sioux Falls, S.D. He lives in South Portland.

Daniel Kany is an art critic, art historian and art dealer. His criticism appears regularly in the Maine Sunday Telegram and the Portland Press Herald. His published books and catalogs include “Robert Kantor: The Hope Series and Other Sculptures,” “Judith Kindler: Consume,” “Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro,” “La Ballata del Vetro Soffiato” and “The 2008 Photo-a-Go-Go.” Kany lives in Cumberland, Maine with his wife and two sons.

The Harlow Gallery is located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Saturday, noon to 6:00 pm, and Thursday and Friday noon to 8:00 pm. For more information, please visit www.harlowgallery.org.

Call for Artists: 2013 Castine Plein Air Festival

The 2013 Castine Plein Air Festival organized by the Castine Arts Association, will take place on Saturday July 27th (rain or shine). Only thirty five artists will be accepted to participate in the event, which will include artist awards and an opportunity to sell work created during the event to the public. The day of the event will begin at 7:30AM with artist registration and conclude that evening with an exhibition and sale of the art created during the day.  Artists may paint at a variety of locations of their choosing within a defined area surrounding the town of Castine.  All paintings must be done “en plein air” during the day of the event without the aid of photography, and with an 18″ X 24″ maximum canvas size. All submitted artwork must be available for sale at the exhibition and sale.  Any unsold art must be collected by the artist at the conclusion of the day’s event.

ENTRY PROCESS

The 2013 Castine Plein Air Festival is a juried exhibition.   The panel (consisting of CAA jurors) will review all submitted applications and select 35 artists to participate in the event.   For a non-refundable fee of $25, applicants may submit up to three (3) digital images of their work. Images should be saved as separate jpeg files at 300 dpi, each labeled with your name, title of the piece, dimensions, medium and substrate (e.g. John Doe “Coastal Morning” 9”x12” oil on panel).   No single file should exceed 2MB in size.  All images must be of original “plein air” artwork, created by the applicant artist within the past two years.  All entries must be submitted by April 6, 2013 and emailed to info@castinearts.org  –please include the words “Castine Plein Air Festival submittal” in the subject line.  Mail entry fee along with application, artist bio, signed agreement and $25 check payable to Castine Arts Association to:

Castine Arts Association
Castine Plein Air Festival
PO Box 592
Castine, Maine 04421

For more information and an artist prospectus, go to http://www.castinearts.org

The Juice Cellar

The Juice Cellar is a new downtown business slated to open in the spring of 2013 and is looking to hang artwork from local artists on a rotating, monthly basis. If you’re interested in having a space to showcase a few pieces on our walls, please contact Chris Roberts at info@thejuicecellar.com.