Submissions sought statewide

Crosman to jury ‘ARTinME 2017’

Sep 17, 2017
Chris Crosman

Boothbay Harbor — Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s statewide “ARTinME” exhibit will be juried by Chris Crosman, former director of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, where he served for 18 years.

Crosman also is the founding chief curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. He has written extensively about American art and artists including serving as editor and principal essayist for Celebrating the American Spirit, the inaugural publication of the collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; and author of “Islands for Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect,” an exhibition opening at the Brandywine Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa., and traveling to the Seattle Art Museum this fall. He currently lives in Thomaston, where he is an independent curator, consultant, and writer.

BRAF invites all Maine artists who paint, draw, sculpt, produce hand-pulled prints or create assemblages to submit their work for selection in “ARTinME, 2017.” Entries are open to all artists with a Maine address. Up to two pieces may be submitted, no larger than 2,500 square inches each. Sculptures must be manageable in size and weigh 50 pounds or less. Photographic and digital entries are not accepted for this exhibition.

Submissions will be received Tuesday, Oct. 10, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the BRAF gallery, 1 Townsend Ave. For more “ARTinME” specifics, guidelines for artwork and registration forms, visit boothbayartists.org or call 633-2703.

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

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