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River Arts calls for plein air and abstract art

Oct 05, 2019
Michel Droge

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts announces a call to artists for "Abstraction." Artists may submit up to three works for this juried show. The deadline for entry is Saturday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. Michel Droge will jury this show. Artists are invited to submit works based on their interpretation of the theme "Abstraction." Works in all mediums will be considered, including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and fiber. The entry fee, which covers up to three pieces, is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

“Abstraction” juror Michel Droge is a painter, printmaker and educator whose work engages with the environment and the human condition in an era of conscious disruption and change.

Droge is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant and two Maine Arts Commission grants; and has been awarded fellowships and residencies at the Tides Institute, The Joseph Fiore Foundation, The Stephen Pace House and The Saltonstall Foundation.

Droge’s solo exhibitions have been at the Maine State Capitol, University of Maine Farmington, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Maine Audubon Society and the Frank Brockman Gallery. The artist's work has been included in national and international exhibitions, which include the Bates College Art Museum, The University of Maine, The Cue Art Foundation in NYC, ICA at MECA, Gould Academy, Boston University and Brandeis University.

A second call for art

River Arts invites all members to participate in a plein air landscape show in the Invitational Hall. This show celebrates Maine landscape of all seasons. Works may be completed in the studio although the emphasis of the show is plein air painting or sketching in any medium. This is an open, non-juried show. Works must be delivered to the gallery by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, for installation. There is no entry fee for this show. This is a great time to become a member and participate at River Arts.

Both shows open with a public reception on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. and will run until Nov. 23. Entry forms are available online at and at the gallery on 241 U.S. Route 1. For more information, call 563-1507.

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