DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts has made a call to artists for its first juried show of 2021.

Artists can submit up to two works to “Wild Things,” and are invited to respond to that theme to reflect their own interpretations. Submission is open to original representational or abstract artwork in all media including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, fiber, photography and mixed media.

The deadline for entry is 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

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

Works can be delivered in person to the gallery at 36 Elm St. for jurying before the 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 can be downloaded from River Arts website riverartsme.org. For members the entry fee is $15, and for nonmembers it is $25. 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.


Jorge S. Arango, the show’s juror, 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, where he does a regular art column called ‘Muse’; LUXURY magazine, where he is the architecture/design editor; and 1stDibs.com’s online magazine Introspective.

He has written a dozen books on design. His latest, Designing Paradise: Tropical Interiors by Juan Montoya, was just published by Rizzoli. He lives in Portland.

The exhibition of “Wild Things” will run until May 22. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call River Arts at 207-563-6868.

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