A few years ago four professional plein-air painters from the Boothbay region were at an opening. (Corinne McIntyre, Roger Milinowski and Ron and Monique Parry). Ron said, "Since we all usually paint by ourselves why don't we go out every Wednesday and paint together". And so the "Plein Air Painters of Maine" was born. What started out with just four of us now has six Chapters with over 572 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 20 people painting. In the winter there may only be two or three hearty folk. But the interest has never subsided. The comraderie, exchange of ideas and just plain fellowship with other painters is so rewarding.

The Boothbay Region, in fact, all of Maine, has a wealth of subject matter to paint. The sea, the coastal rocks, endless skies, seabirds, lobster boats, docks, fish houses...etc. It is so beautiful. A painters paradise.

Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact either Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.


We shall post news of shows, awards, and other exciting things that happen to us. Send any news you would like others to know about to cmcintyrepaintings@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Chance for PAPME Members To Exhibit

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bangor Art Society’s 33rd Annual Open Juried Show

Saturday May 4th – May 28th, 2013. Bangor Public Library, Harlow St.  207.947.8336
(In-take 10 am-12 noon; pick-up declined art, 2:30-3:30 pm, May 4th. Take-down at Tuesday May 28th BAS meeting, 6 to 8 pm; any left over art pieces will be stored in lecture hall closet. Ask library janitor to help retrieve art.)

Criteria and Guidelines: Open to all artists 18 years+ living in Maine, including part-time residents and college students. All entries must be original in concept and design and created entirely by the submitting artist within the last two years, and cannot have been entered in a previous BAS open juried show. Prints must be hand pulled. All media of fine art is accepted.

Categories: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Photography, Other Media (including but not limited to Mixed Media, Fiber, Graphite, Glass, Ceramic, Egg Tempera, and Pen & Ink).

Jurors: Nina Jerome is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Rhode Island School of Design. She has been painting landscape in Maine for thirty years, inspired by light and color interacting with both the natural and constructed environments. Jerome teaches drawing and painting at the University of Maine in Orono. In Maine, Jerome shows her oil paintings at Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle, Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth, and at faculty exhibits in the UMaine Lord Hall Gallery. (from www.ninajerome.com)
Robert Shetterly lives and paints in Brooksville, Maine. After a degree from Harvard in English he moved to Maine and taught himself drawing, printmaking, and painting. He has worked as an illustrator for many years, and his work is in collections worldwide. Perhaps you saw his show, Americans Who Tell the Truth, a series of portraits and quotations, at the BPL a few years ago. (For art and information see his website www.americanswhotellthetruth.com)

Awards: Best in Show: $300. In each category: 1st place--$200, 2nd--$100, 3rd--$75. (If you would like to endow a prize in your name, please talk to Jim, Mike, or Ulrike)

Entry and Specifications: With the exception noted below, all work must be suitably framed and wired for hanging at the time of submission (no saw tooth hangers). Work will not be accepted if mat or frame is poorly made, damaged, or soiled. Gallery-wrapped canvases on heavy-duty stretcher frame with painted edges need not be framed but must be wired for hanging. All work except oils & acrylics must be under glass or protected by acrylic glazing. Width including frame may not exceed 50”, and height may not exceed 60”. Attach a 3 x 5” card to the back of each piece of work submitted with the following information: title, medium, name and address & phone and email of artist, category you wish to enter, price, or "NFS" if not for sale.

Registration: $25 non-refundable jury fee allows each artist to submit 2 entries.
Please complete registration form [below], enclose check to Bangor Art Society, and mail to arrive by Tuesday April 30th to: P.O. Box 2411, Bangor ME 04402-2411.
Entries after this, including at the door on Saturday May 4th, cost $30.

Delivery of Entries: Bring your entries to the Bangor Public Library top floor Lecture Hall on Saturday, May 4th, between 10-12 noon. (Library opens at 10 am. Free parking available opposite library on Harlow Street at Abbott Square parking lot.) Work declined for the exhibit must be picked up between 2:30 and 3:30 pm the same day. Declined work will not be stored. Friends may pick up work on behalf of artist with written permission from artist. Work selected for the exhibit must hang until Tuesday May 28th  (preferably till the end of the 6-8 pm BAS meeting that day). All work not picked up then will be stored in the lecture hall closet. See a library janitor to retrieve such work.

Liability: The Bangor Public Library and the Bangor Art Society assume no responsibility for any damage or loss of property during the show. Permission to photograph accepted artwork for publicity is assumed.

Opening Reception: at the Bangor Public Library lecture hall on Wednesday, May 15th from 6-7:30 pm with the awards presentation at 6:30 pm. Bring family and friends! Refreshment contributions gratefully received.

For further information call Ulrike Guthrie at 207.942.6593 or email ulrikeguthrie@gmail.com or call Michael Vermette at 207.827.7573 or email  michael.vermette@roadrunner.com or visit www.bangorartsociety.com

Bangor Art Society’s 33rd Annual Juried Art Show Registration Form

Name___________________________________________________________________ Phone and Email___________________________________________________

Street Address_________________________________________________City______________________State/Zip____

[Categories: Oil   Acrylic    Watercolor    Pastel    Photography    Other]
1. Title___________________________________________________________Category_____________________ Price or NFS________

2. Title___________________________________________________________ Category_____________________Price or NFS________

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