Maine Art Scene magazine is organizing its second annual multi-disciplinary virtual showcase of contemporary Maine painters, fine art printmakers, mixed-media artists, fine art photographers, sculptors and multimedia artists. This statewide interactive showcase will be available online at maineartscene.com beginning Dec. 15.

Artwork will be selected by Sam Mitchell, a passionate collector of Maine art who recently was featured in a Maine Home + Design lead article by Suzette McAvoy; as well as Maine Art Scene founders Brenda and Thierry Bonneville. Works chosen will be displayed in a virtual format that resembles an actual gallery space, with various rooms to navigate and artwork and labels to zoom in on. New virtual spaces will be created for the 2010-2011 showcase.

The 2009-2010 show has been seen by thousands of online visitors. Selected artists will have links to their Web sites and/or to the art galleries representing them.

Deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, Nov. 22 by 5 p.m. The virtual show is open to all professional painters, fine art printmakers, mixed-media artists, fine art photographers, sculptors and multimedia artists who are part-time or full-time Maine residents.

There are fees to submit work. For more information and detailed submission guidelines, visit maineartscene.com.

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