Jackson Memorial Library’s Summer Group Exhibition, which includes work by 25 artists from the Town of St. George, now includes paintings by Ed Botkin. The show runs through Oct. 2; all works are for sale and the library receives a 30 percent commission.

Making a place for sculpture

The Fine Arts Committee of the library, recently relocated to 71 Main St./Route 131, has extended an invitation to all community artists working in three dimensions to submit work for display. The currently designated display area will be the glass shelves in the reception area, and artists are encouraged to visit the library to assess the scale and appropriateness of their submission(s). The glass shelving is adjustable and removable.

Exhibitions will rotate four times a year. The 2013-2014 rotation is as follows: Fall/Winter, Oct. 6 through Jan. 3; Winter, Jan. 4 through March 30; Spring, April 1 through Memorial Day; and Summer, June 1 through Labor Day. By mutual agreement, artists’ work will be invited for any one of these time slots.

All artists must be full- or part-time residents of the Town of St. George older than age 18. All work should be defined as fine art as opposed to craft; be stable with any and all appropriate hardware and/or base; and available for delivery to Jackson Memorial by the artist on the appropriate dates stipulated.

Artists will submit digital jpg images to Otty@roadrunner.com, or photos by regular mail to Otty Merrill at 43 Skippers Way, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860, of between one and three pieces with title, dimensions and medium by Sept. 30. Notification will be made by Oct. 6 for inclusion in the Fall/Winter exhibit.

There may be as few as one, or as many as six artists displayed in any one season, as determined by the Fine Arts Committee. Exhibiting artists will sign the Artist-Library Consignment Agreement that stipulates the terms of exhibition and holds harmless the Jackson Memorial Library for damage or loss. In addition, all works must be for sale and the library receives a 30 percent commission on all sales.

Signage for each sculpture will be provided by the artist with approval first from the curator. The curator reserves the right, at her sole discretion, to display the pieces as she sees fit, realizing that placement may change during the course of the season. Artists' suggestions relative to placement will be considered.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.