Farnsworth seeks Winter Windows submissions

Mar 03, 2019
A detail of Annie Bailey's 2018 Farnsworth Winter Windows Project “Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Heroine” depicts its subject on Matinicus Rock.

Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum seeks submissions for its second annual Winter Windows project, which will showcase work in the museum’s Main Street windows from December 2019 until spring 2020. A $2,500 award will go to the finalist, inclusive of all expenses involved in the project.

The Farnsworth seeks proposals from Maine artists to create a site-specific installation for display in the windows of the Farnsworth Art Museum. This year’s theme for the Winter Windows Project is “MAINE 2020.” The year 2020 marks Maine’s bicentennial, and submitters are encouraged to embrace this theme, either directly or indirectly, in their proposals.

The inaugural 2018 Winter Windows Project had a theme of "Winter in Maine." The winning 2018 proposal was by artist Annie Bailey for her automated crankie “Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Heroine.”

Proposals will be reviewed by Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky, Farnsworth Creative Director Anneli Skaar and Tom Weis, designer, educator and cofounder of Steel House in Rockland. Weis holds a master’s degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he also teaches. His work has appeared in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Time Magazine and The New York Times.

All individuals or teams of artists in Maine are eligible to apply for participation. Participants must be 18 years or older; all media will be considered. For more information, to submit a proposal and to view a video of the 2018 installation, visit farnsworthmuseum.org/about/submissions. Deadline is June 1, and the finalist will be informed by July 1.

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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