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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Saturday, January 5, 2019




                 2019 Call to Artists

The Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, Maine, invites full- and part-time residents of Maine to apply for exhibition of their work in our library.  Preference is given to 2-dimensional work that fits our space and to artists who have not exhibited at the Library during the past year.  Our mission is to benefit our community through the aesthetic enjoyment, dialogue, and insights that may result from viewing your art. Solo exhibitions will be displayed in the library’s Community Room and adjunct spaces. Joint exhibitions are permitted, but should be coordinated before application, and information for all artists must be included in the application.

ELIGIBILITY:   All artists 18 and over who reside in the State of Maine either full- or part-time are eligible to apply.  Preference is given work that qualifies as “fine art,” is 2-dimensional, fits our space, and weighs less than 20 pounds per piece.  The artwork must be suitable for display to a diverse audience  (including children), enhance its setting and help create a sense of place.  The artwork should not pose a threat to public safety.  Artists must be present for delivery and any opening reception that may be held.
APPLICATIONS:  To apply for exhibition, mail or deliver the following items to the Jackson Memorial Library, Betsy Welch, Exhibition Coordinator, P. O. Box 231, Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860.  Call 975-5072 with any questions.  Applications may also be sent via e-mail to: bwdesign.welch@gmail.com.  The application fee must mailed directly to the library.
1.  Artist Application Form:  jacksonmemoriallibrary.org/art-exhibits/
2.  Cover letter including a brief overview of what you intend to exhibit and your contact information.
3.  Artist’s statement.
4.  Brief biography.
5.  Images of at least 5 high-resolution digital images of
representative works
 6.  List of three (3) exhibition date preferences in order (see below).
7.  A $5.00 non-refundable application fee in the form of a check made out to the Jackson Memorial Library.
APPLICATION DEADLINES:  The first available exhibition period begins in
January, 2019 with the exhibitions scheduled periodically thereafter.  Because exhibitions will be scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis, we encourage artists to contact us as soon as possible to schedule an exhibition.  Scheduling occurs only after all parts of the application have been received, reviewed, and accepted.  There is a $25.00 contract fee to be paid at the time the Consignment Agreement is signed, which is used toward promotion and hanging expenses.
TERMS:  All artwork must remain on the walls for the duration of the scheduled exhibition and must be marked for sale.  The Library will charge a 30% commission for all works sold during the exhibition.
January 23 - February 28
March 6 – April 12
April 17 – May 24
May 29 – June 28
July 24 – August 30
September 4 – October 11
October 16 – November 22

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