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Answer the call of the wild at River Arts

Apr 02, 2021

Damariscotta — River Arts announces a call to artists for the first juried show of 2021. Artists may submit up to two works for jurying into “Wild Things.” Participants are invited to respond to the theme to reflect their own interpretations.  Work may be representational or abstract.

The deadline for entry is Saturday, April 17, at 4 p.m. Jorge S. Arango will be the juror for this show.

Arango is a writer, editor and photo stylist who has written about art, architecture and design for more than 35 years. He is the art reviewer for The Portland Press Herald and a regular contributor to Maine Home+Design magazine. Among others, Arango writes for Aspire, and is architecture/design editor at Luxury magazine. His latest design book is "Designing Paradise: Tropical Interiors by Juan Montoya." He lives in Portland.

Submission to “Wild Things” is open to original artwork in all media including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, fiber, photography and mixed media.

Artists may enter two pieces with a size limit of 26 inches (in any direction), including frame. Or artists may enter one larger piece with a size limit of 48 inches (in any direction), including frame. There will be no exceptions.

Works may be delivered in person to the gallery at 36 Elm St. from now through the April 17 deadline. All work must be gallery ready and clean. Wall pieces should be wired securely with screw eyes and picture wire. No wet paint will be accepted.

Forms are available in the gallery or may be downloaded from The entry fee is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. All submitted works must be for sale and River Arts retains 35% commission on sold works. Notification of the accepted list will be emailed to all submitting artists by Thursday, April 22.

The exhibition of “Wild Things” will run until May 22. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call River Arts for more information at 563-6868.







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