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From 2023 Fall Members Exhibit: Green Umbrellas, by Rick Osann

CALL FOR ART, ALL MEDIA EXHIBIT, APRIL 2024

ALL-MEDIA MEMBERS EXHIBIT: FABRIC AND FIBER WORKS, STAINED GLASS, LIMITED HANDMADE PRINTS, WALL-HANGINGS, QUILTS, FELTED WORKS, DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, ASSEMBLAGES, AND OTHER ORIGINAL ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTS AND CRAFTS

Northeast Harbor Library, Mellon Room, 1 Joy Rd, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

M-F 9:00 - 6:00 and Sat. 9:00 - 5:00

 

This is an open Call for Art for current members of ArtWaves. To become a member, go to https://www.artwavesmdi.org/join-us

Important Dates
Submissions due by email by Saturday night, March 16, 2024
You will receive an automatic reply of our receipt of email fairly immediatelyIf you don’t, then please check the address and re-send.

Notification of works accepted:  Monday March 18, 2024.

Delivery of artwork:  Mon., April 1, 2024, 10am to noon.
Installation:  Mon., April 1, 2024, noon to 3pm.
Reception:  Wed., April 3, 2024, 5pm to 7pm.

De-installation and art pick-up:  Tuesday April 30, 2024, 2pm to 4 pm.
Please make arrangements with someone to pick up your work if you can’t get it.


Each member may submit 1 or 2 works. We plan to display at least one piece from each submitting artist. The decisions of the show coordinators shall be final. The library will handle sales and will take a 20% commission. By your submission, you are granting Artwaves and Northeast Harbor Library permission to use images of your artwork for publicity and educational purposes. Your art will be handled by knowledgeable professionals experienced in the handling of artwork. Nevertheless, by your submission you are releasing and discharging the officers and members of Artwaves and the exhibit venue from any and all claims occasioned by damage to or loss of your artwork while in the possession of Artwaves or the venue.


All work must be created by you as the artist, from your original concept, and must be one-of-a-kind unless ceramics in which case a set may be displayed as one artwork. AI (artificial intelligence) works are excluded as not your original work. We suggest that works be limited to no more than 48x48 including the frame and no more than 15-lb in weight – let us know if your work exceeds this.


Three-dimensional pottery, sculpture, and assemblages will be displayed on the open countertops and on pedestals, the top measuring approximately 18”x18”. You may provide a tasteful base-cloth or very short pedestal for any 3D works which you prefer displayed on the countertops.


Fabric and fiber works including quilts and wall-hangings need to be made hangable. Folded silks may be securely draped over a clothes-hanger or mechanism of your choosing. Weavings and fabric on a rod need a cord attached allowing the rod to be hung on two cables. Please let us know if the work will exceed the recommended maximum width of 48” so that we can try to accommodate. You may advise us on how best to hang your work, especially if a three-dimensional hanging.


Paintings, drawings, prints, and other two-dimensional flatwork must be wired for hanging on the library’s existing cable system; sawtooth hangers will not work. If framed, we suggest the hanging wire be taut and attached with D-rings mounted on the back of the sides, ¼ of the height from the top edge. Paintings must be dry. Artwork must be framed, except museum-depth cradled panels and gallery-wrapped canvas at least 1⅜ inch thick may be unframed if the edges are painted. Staples may not be exposed. Glassworks need a loop at the top by which they can be tied to the cable hook. Please let us know if you will need a window for the display of stained glass, otherwise it will be displayed on the neutral, light-value wall.


Jewelry cannot be securely displayed. If you create one-of-a-kind fine-art-jewelry, you may submit a single framed photo of each piece (1 or 2 pieces) if the photo clearly shows your technique and creativity. We are uncertain whether this will be adequate, so these photos will be displayed at the show coordinators’ discretion. Your photo(s) need to be framed and wired per “Paintings” instructions above.


Email your submissions to exhibits@artwavesmdi.org by Saturday night, March 16, 2024. You may submit 1 or 2 works. Please send an image of each artwork you are submitting to exhibits@artwavesmdi.org. If possible, name your image file with your last name and the title of your artwork, i.e., Wyeth - Christinas World. Please provide the following information for the tag for each work:

Your name

Artwork Title

Medium

Price if for sale, NFS if not for sale

Your email address or phone number

Also print your email after sending, cut out the tag information, and securely attach the tag information to the each submitted work. Delivery will be to NEH Library, the Mellon Room, 4/1/24, 10am to noon.


Thank you for your participation in this exhibit. We plan to notify you of acceptance on Mon., March 18, 2024.


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Calls for Art for Member

Exhibits!



NOTE TO MEMBER ARTISTS: The month before your exhibit, email office@ArtWavesMDI.org with details if you would like your individual exhibit announced in the monthly newsletter. This is a benefit of your Member Artist membership level.

Bonnie Chase - Winter Majestic - Mixed Media

 In Members Exhibit, Jan.-March 2024 

Bar Harbor Savings & Loan

Coming soon...

ArtWaves Members Call for Art for  Choco-Latte, 7 artists, each artist's section 4' wide, June-July-August.

New community venue: Lobby of The Barn at Woodlawn, Ellsworth.

COMMUNITY CALLS FOR ART


MDI HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM MONTHLY DISPLAYS

Email your interest and your preferred month choices to exhibits@artwavesmdi.orgShow 10 small works or 2 or 3 larger ones, framed or with edges painted on 1.5” gallery-wrap canvases. 3-D works and bas-relief must be hangable. You hang on existing cable system and post labels using blue painters tape behind label. (Your name, title , medium, unframed size if desired, price or NFS, and your contact info if for sale.) Post your own bio if you want, again using blue painters tape behind it, or if framed using one of the existing hooks. Extra cables and hooks are behind the television. No room for rack cards or business cards unless the holder will hang on a hook in place of a painting. 2 wall spaces above the waiting room chairs: one approximately 40 tall by 84 wide with 3 cables, two hooks to a cable, can accommodate 6 smallish paintings or 1 or 2 larger. The other wall is approximately 30 tall x 80 wide, has two cables with one hook each. Adjust hook positions with a 1/8-inch hex driver which is in envelope stuck to the back of the Art by ArtWaves sign. Bring a small step stool and a level. Small frame bumpers help keep paintings in place. Contact exhibits@artwavesmdi.org or call Joan if you need assistance, 850 -259-8394.

          January 2024: Rebecca St. John

        February 2024: Plein Air Paintings by Liz Cutler, Roxane Scherer, and Joan Vienot

        March 2024: Rick Osann

        April 2024: Jenny Walker

        May 2024:

        June 2024:

        July 2024: Sarah Scamperle

        August 2024:

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        October 2024: Bonnie Chase

        November 2024:

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Bar Harbor "Muniseum" holds about 10 pieces 

Jenny Walker at "Muniseum", January 2024

"MUNISEUM" - BAR HARBOR MUNICIPAL BUILDING

Email your interest and your preferred month choices to exhibits@artwavesmdi.orgShow 10 small paintings or 2 or 3 larger ones, framed or with edges painted on 1.5” gallery-wrap canvases. You hang on existing cable system and post labels using blue painters tape behind label. (Your name, title , medium, unframed size if desired, price or NFS, and your contact info if for sale.) Post your own bio if you want, again using blue painters tape behind it, or if framed using one of the existing hooks. Contact liz@artwavesmdi.org or call Liz if you need assistance, 207-478-9336. 

          January 2024: Jenny Walker

          February 2024: Jenny Walker

        March 2024: 

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INQUIRE AT ADDITIONAL VENUES WHICH REGULARLY OR OCCASIONALLY CALL FOR ART

(confirm listed hours open, may change seasonally; confirm contact info is current)


Bar Harbor Savings & Loan, 103 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609; 8:30am - 4pm M-F

To exhibit, contact Nicole Herz -- nicole@nicoleherz.com


Muniseum - Municipal Bldg, 93 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, ME  04609; 8:30am - 5pm M-F

To exhibit, contact Liz Cutler -- liz@artwavesmdi.org

See wall space and description above.


MDI Hospital Waiting Area - 10 Wayman Ln, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

To exhibit, contact Liz Cutler -- liz@artwavesmdi.org

See wall space and description above.


Choco-Latte - 240 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME  04609; 7am – 8pm – 7 days/week

To exhibit, contact Kat Dougan -- kat@havanarestaurantgroup.com

Best to install closer to closing time, less crowded. They like QR codes and list for check-out counter. Customers would appreciate boxes for art purchased.  Click to see wall space  


Northeast Harbor Library - 1 Joy Rd, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662; 9am-6pm M-F, 9am-5pm Sat

To exhibit, contact Kate Young -- kyoung@nehlibrary.org

Click to see wall space.


Shaw Jewelry - 128 Main St., Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

To exhibit, write to info@shawjewelry.com or call (207) 276-5000.


MDI BioLab, 159 Old Bar Harbor Road, Bar Harbor, ME -  https://mdibl.org/events/art-meets-science/ 

To exhibit, contact Bonnie Gilfallin -- bonnie.gilfallin@mdibl.org


Jesup Library - 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609; 10am-5pm T,F,Sat; 10a-8p W,Th

To exhibit, contact Laura Edwards -- ledwards@jesuplibrary.org


Southwest Harbor Library - 338 Main St, Southwest Harbor, ME; 9-5 M,T,Th,F; 9-8 Wed; 9-1 Sat

To exhibit, contact Kate McMullin -- kpmcmullin@swharbor.lib.me.us


Reel Pizza - 33 Kennebec Pl Bar Harbor, ME 04609; 4pm-9pm daily

To exhibit, contact Lisa -- lisa@reelpizza.com


Bass Harbor Library - 89 Bernard Road, PO Box 99, Bernard, Maine 04612; TWF 10a-5p; Th 10a-8p; Sat 10a-2p

To exhibit, contact (207) 244-3798


Seal Harbor Library - 5 Main Street, Seal Harbor, Maine 04675; 9am-Noon Mon-Sat summer hours

To exhibit, contact (207) 276-5306


Ellsworth Public Library - 20 State St., Ellsworth,ME 04605; 9am-5pm MTF; 9am-6pm W-Th; 9a-2p Sat

To exhibit, contact Abby Morrow -- amorrow@ellsworth.library.net


The Barn at Woodlawn coming soon.


FYI: Most Recent Past Calls for Art

JANUARY - MARCH 2024

Artwaves Members Exhibit at Bar Harbor Savings & Loan

January 3 - March 28, 2024, M-F 8:30am - 4:00pm

Bar Harbor Savings & Loan, 103 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME  04609


This is an open Call for Art for current members of ArtWaves. To become a member, go to 

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/join-us. Each member may submit 1 work. 


Important Dates

Submissions due by email Sun., Dec. 10, 2023. (see instructions below)

Notification of works accepted Wed., Dec. 13, 2023.

Delivery of artwork to Artwaves Thurs., Dec. 28, 2023. Artwaves will transport to the venue.

Installation Tues., Jan. 2, 2024.

Reception: None.

De-installation and art pick-up Fri., March 29, 2024. 

Pick up from ArtWaves the afternoon of March 29 or on April 1, 2024.

Please make arrangements with someone to pick up your work if you can’t get it.


Requirements

Bar Harbor Savings & Loan has one requirement: no nudes. All work must be created by you, the artist, from your original concept, and must be one-of-a-kind. Works created from photos taken by others are not considered to be your original concept.


This venue can accommodate up to 12 medium-sized framed paintings, drawings, and 2-dimensional wall-hangings or shallow bas-relief works no more than 2" deep. They must be wired for hanging; sawtooth hangers will not work. We suggest the hanging wire be taut and attached with D-rings mounted on the back of the sides, ¼ of the height from the top edge. Paintings must be dry. Artwork must be framed. Museum-depth cradled panels and gallery-wrapped canvas at least 1⅜ inch thick may be unframed if the edges are painted. Staples may not be exposed. We suggest that works be limited to no more than 24x24 including the frame and no more than 15-lb in weight.


The decisions of the show coordinators shall be final. Bar Harbor S&L does not take a commission.


By your submission, you are granting Artwaves and Bar Harbor Savings & Loan permission to use images of your artwork for publicity and educational purposes. Your art will be handled by knowledgeable professionals experienced in the handling of artwork. Nevertheless, by your submission you are releasing and discharging the officers and members of Artwaves and the exhibit venue from any and all claims occasioned by damage to or loss of your artwork while in the possession of Artwaves or the venue.


Please send a good photo of your artwork (excluding the frame) to exhibits@artwavesmdi.org. If possible, name your photo file with your last name and the title, i.e., Wyeth - Christinas World. The bank will provide customers with a price list upon request. Please provide the following information:  

Your name

Title

Medium

Price if for sale, NFS if not for sale

Your phone or email address in case a buyer is interested

And for display planning purposes, what is Height x Width including the frame?

You will receive an email confirming that we have received your submission. If you do not receive that confirmation within a day, then we did not receive it so please try to send it again.

On Dec. 13 you will be notified if your artwork has been chosen for this exhibit. If selected, you will print the above information from the email you sent us, and securely attach it to the back of your painting. You will wrap or cushion your artwork for delivery to Artwaves on or before Wed., Dec. 27, 2023, which will then arrange transport to Bar Harbor Savings & Loan. 


Thank you for your participation.


FALL 2023

ArtWaves Members Fall Exhibit at Northeast Harbor Library

October 3 - October 30, 2023, M-F 9:00-6:00 and Sat. 9:00-5:00

Northeast Harbor Library, Mellon Room, 1 Joy Rd, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662


This is an open Call for Art for current members of ArtWaves. To become a member, go to https://www.artwavesmdi.org/join-us. Each member may submit 5 works.


Important Dates

Submissions due by email TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2023. (see instructions below)

Notification of works accepted Wed., September 20, 2023

Delivery of artwork Sun., October 1, 2023, 9:00-3:30 at venue

Installation Sun., October 1, 2023, 3:30

Reception, date to be confirmed Thurs., October 12, 2023, 4:30-6:30

De-installation and art pick-up Tues., October 31, 2023, 9:00-Noon 

Please make arrangements with someone to pick up your work if you can’t get it.

Requirements

All work must be created by you, the artist, from your original concept, and must be one-of-a-kind unless ceramics in which case a set may be displayed as one artwork. AI (artificial intelligence) works and reproductions are excluded. 

Three-dimensional works will be displayed on the open countertops or in the display case. We suggest you provide a tasteful base-cloth or very short pedestal for any 3D works.

Two-dimensional works must be wired for hanging on the library’s existing cable system; sawtooth hangers will not work. We suggest the hanging wire be taut and attached with D-rings mounted on the back of the sides,  ¼ of the height from the top edge. Paintings must be dry. Artwork must be framed. Museum-depth cradled panels and gallery-wrapped canvas at least 1⅜ inch thick may be unframed if the edges are painted. Staples may not be exposed. We suggest that works be limited to no more than 48x48 including the frame and no more than 15-lb in weight.

We will make an effort to display all submissions. However, it is possible that we have too many for the space allotted. In that case, our goal is to allow everyone at least two submissions. The decisions of the show coordinators shall be final.The library will handle sales and will take a 20% commission.

By your submission, you are granting Artwaves permission to use images of your artwork for publicity and educational purposes. Your art will be handled by knowledgeable professionals experienced in the handling of artwork. Nevertheless, by your submission you are releasing and discharging the officers and members of Artwaves and the exhibit venue from any and all claims occasioned by damage to or loss of your artwork while in the possession of Artwaves or the venue.

Email your submissions to exhibits@artwavesmdi.org. The deadline is Tues., Sept. 19, 2023. You may submit 5 works. Please send an image of each artwork you are submitting to exhibits@artwavesmdi.org. If possible, name your image file with your last name and the title of your artwork, i.e., Wyeth - Christinas World. Please provide the following information for the tag for each work:

Your name

Title

Height x Width including frame

Medium

Price if for sale, NFS if not for sale

Your email address

Also print your email after sending, cut apart the tag information, and securely attach the tag information to the back of each painting. Delivery will be to NEH Library.

Thank you for your participation in this exhibit. We will notify you on Wednesday September 20th if we have to limit submissions.

Your tax-deductible donations help support ArtWaves, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make art accessible to the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities.
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