DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts is accepting submissions for the exhibition “Interiors.” Artists can submit up to three works for jurying for this show.

The exhibit is open to the artists’ interpretations of all types of interiors: rooms, emotions, inner spaces of all sorts will be included in this show. All mediums including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and fiber arts will be accepted as well as styles including abstraction and representational.
Entry fee covers up to three entries: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

Works must be dropped off at River Arts for jurying no later than 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

The opening reception for “Interiors” is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3. The show will run from May 3 to June 1.

Juror for this show will be Joël LeVasseur, artist, instructor and gallery curator. LeVasseur was born in the St. John Valley, in Northern Maine, studied accounting at Husson University, and later pursued an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where his masters’ focus was on Mining the Landscape, and issues related to the environment.

As part of the program, he chartered a helicopter out of Belfast, viewing and studying the land, specifically the Georges River Land Trust, from a different perspective, which allowed him to respond freshly to what he was seeing. As a result, some of the work made it to the CMCA Biennial, with invitations to the 500X Gallery in Dallas, and the SOHO 20 Gallery in New York City.

Since then, his art practice has included printmaking, painting, sculpting, installations, collaborations, teaching and curating. He has taught classes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and related workshops in The Allagash, on Monhegan Island, and Quebec City, and other workshops at Freshwater Arts, Husson University, and Maine College of Art. Most recently, in fall 2018, he was invited to be Artist-in-Residence at Husson University, where he led several workshops in printmaking and sculpting, related to his show “Into the Wonder: Cabinet of Curiosities” in the Robert E. White Gallery and W. Tom and Bonnie Sawyer Library. As a curator, he has directed the Backroads Gallery, in Damariscotta, off and on, with annual summer shows, and pop-ups since 1998.

Artists will be notified by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Foran entry form, visit riverartsme.org or stop by the gallery at 241 U.S. Route 1, Damariscotta.

For more information, call the gallery at 563-1507.

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