The Marginal Way Preservation Fund is pleased to announce its fundraiser, a Fine Art Competition of juried artwork that is inspired by a love for the ocean. The competition is open to visual artists, 18 years of age and older at any stage of their careers. Artists are invited to submit in any of the following mediums: painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Submitted pieces must have been completed within the last 3 years.
Deadline: 16 May 2021
Art that is submitted to the competition will be judged by professionals established in the art world and known nationally for their contributions. The 5 finalists’ works will be displayed at a Gala event held at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art on June 27th, 2021 at 5:30 pm.
Fine Art Competition Artist Benefits
Cash prizes for the five finalists include 1st-$5,000; 2nd-$3,000; 3rd-$1,000 (2 awarded 3rd); Honorable Mention-$500; and 1 People’s Choice award-$200. Artists can win both the People’s Choice and one of the top categories. All 5 finalists are invited to the Gala and will also be awarded 1 night’s stay for the evening of the Gala in a 1-bedroom room for 2 at either the Anchorage by the Sea or the The Beachmere lnn in Ogunquit, ME. (Finalists not able to attend the event may use their 1-night stay in Ogunquit at another more convenient time.) (To be arranged with the Anchorage and Beachmere Inn at least 1 month in advance of reservation if other than June 28th. Restrictions may apply.
The Marginal Way Preservation Fund executive director as well as local board members attend social community events such as chamber socials and art and community fundraisers. They believe in giving back to both local and national causes that promote the good for all. They actively assist both for profit and non-profits by promoting their fundraising events through their Facebook and Instagram accounts. The Marginal Way Committee serves to educate the public regarding invasive plant species and geological phenomenon. Committee members can be found on the pathway on “pod picking” day to assist with the removal of the invasive Black Swallow Wort plant.
The Marginal Way walkway is free to all, has no gates and no admission fees. It is open year round to both residents and visitors alike. The walkway is paved and handicapped accessible. The small beaches that are accessed by the walkway are open and free to the public. Entering this art competition will help to preserve and protect this national seaside treasure for generations to come.
About Marginal Way Preservation Fund
The Marginal Way is one of the most painted and beloved places anywhere in America. A 1 1/4 mile meandering pathway along the Atlantic in the heart of Ogunquit, ME, the conveyance of this precious strip called the “Marginal Way,” is the finest donation the Town of Ogunquit has ever received. Josiah Chase, Jr. donated the original parcel in 1925. Beginning in a corner of Oarweed Cove, the now-paved footpath meanders through bayberry, honeysuckle and bittersweet, gnarled shrubs of fragrant pink and white sea roses that frame expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The picturesque footpath is called “the margin” because of its patterned development along the edge of Maine’s cliffs.
For more than 85 years, persuasive philanthropists have worked tirelessly to protect and preserve the Marginal Way. The Marginal Way has survived hurricanes, development booms, and municipal budget shortfalls. Credit goes to Ogunquit’s Marginal Way Committee and our non-profit Marginal Way Preservation Fund, a 501.c.3 organization. The Preservation Fund has raised over 1 million dollars since its inception to preserve and protect this precious strip of land for future generations.
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Down East is seeking four community-driven, talented Maine artists to highlight in 2016 and feature at our Art of Giving Gala.
Deadline: 29 Feb 2016
Four artists will be chosen.
- Leading up to the event, artists will be featured in Down East Magazine (hundreds of thousands of readers).
- The works will be featured at our Art of Giving Gala.
- Ticket proceeds from the event will go to charities of the artists’ choice.
Down East is the magazine of Maine, publishing since 1954. People that love Maine, love Down East.
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