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 ten Chapters with over 600 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.


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Sunday, July 30, 2017


Call to Artists - Passionate Color
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery is calling all artists to submit work for jurying into their upcoming 4 week show titled “Passionate Color”. The show, held at the gallery at 48 Free Street, Portland Maine, will run from October 6 through October 27, 2017. We encourage original paintings in realism, ranging from traditional to impressionism. Works entered must be original, 12x16” or smaller, created within the last 3 years and submitted by the artist. The juror will be Sandra Leinonen Dunn.Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $25. Additional images are $5 each. The jurying process will be done by images only. Do not deliver artwork at this time. Please submit hi-res JPEGS no larger than 5MB in size. Each image must be titled by: Artist name + painting title. Artists will be notified by email of the Juror’s decision. Paintings selected should be framed in Gold Plein Air Frames (2.5” or wider), properly wired and ready to hang. Frames may be purchased from Roux & Cyr Gallery. Please indicate gallery framing on entry form to ensure availability, if gallery framing is desired. Any artwork shipped to the gallery will require return shipping paid by the artist.

Submission deadline: Sept 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm. Delivery dates: Sept 26-30 during regular gallery hours.Pick up Dates: Oct 27 + 28 during regular gallery hours. Opening Reception: October 6, 2017 from 5-8.

Prizes in the form of gallery exhibition in the studio space will be awarded to:Best in Show: Solo exhibit plus a waved entry fee for next year.People’s Choice (to be announced at 7:30 during the opening) Solo exhibit plus a waved entry fee for next year.Second Place: Two person gallery exhibition plus a waved entry fee for next year. Third Place: Two person gallery exhibition plus a waved entry fee for next year.Honorable Mention: Waved entry fee for next year.

Selected artists receive:Inclusion in Portland’s largest Art Gallery.Professional exhibition space and display of artwork.Posting about the exhibition on Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery website and social media.Press releases about the exhibition sent to Roux & Cyr Gallery’s media outlets.Digital show announcement on gallery letterhead for your email list and social media. Resume booster.

For entry form, go to rouxandcyrgallery@gmail.com Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery

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