Artists in all visual media are invited to submit works for a juried show with a boating theme at Penobscot Marine Museum. “The Art of the Boat” will examine the artistic aspects of boat design and construction. It will run May through October 2011.

“This exhibit will explore the boat as art and the boatbuilder as artist,” said the museum’s curator, Ben Fuller. “We will look for the artist’s interpretation of the boatbuilder’s art through studies of shape, form, structure and details.”

Artists may submit up to four pieces for consideration in any visual medium including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and other three-dimensional media and multimedia. Submissions should be sent as .jpeg (.jpg) files with a maximum size of two megabytes to artoftheboat@pmm-maine.org by March 15. This also is the address for any questions.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel which may include art critics, art collectors, boat designers and boatbuilders. The panel will select approximately 40 pieces for display by April 15. The show will run from May 28 through Oct. 23. More information is available online at PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.

Penobscot Marine Museum is Maine’s oldest maritime museum and home to the state’s largest display of historic boats and outstanding collections of marine art and artifacts, ship models and historic photography. Its exhibits are closed from November through late May, but activities and special presentations occur year-round.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.