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Fine Art Competition (Ogunquit, ME) – Call For Artists

Fine Art Competition (Ogunquit, ME) – Call For Artists

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.

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Deadline: 15 May 2020

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 28th, 2020 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.

Social Equity

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.

For more information, contact jroche@marginalwayfund.org.

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January – June 2020 Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

January – June 2020 Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Applications are now being accepted by the Newton Free Library for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Applicants must be from the New England region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island). All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Giclée reproductions of original work will not be accepted. Giclée printed photographs are excepted.

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Deadline: 12 Jul 2019

The Walker System is used for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Therefore, artwork must have a wire across the back to accommodate this system. Free-standing sculptural pieces are not shown. Artists are responsible for hanging their work using the Walker Rods. Please refrain from submitting material that is obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment. One packet per artist. If you are applying for a group show, submit one combined packet. If you have shown here before, then you are welcome to apply again in two years. You must be available to show for at least four out of the six months in the current round. If accepted, the library will determine when your show will take place and in which space. The assignments are fixed and cannot be changed. The committee’s selections will be posted on the Newton Free Library about page by Friday, September 12, 2019.

January – June 2020 Exhibits Artist Benefits

No commission for work sold. The Newton Free Library does outreach to help promote artists’ work. They are successful in obtaining media coverage which attracts attention to their galleries. They have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Newton Free Library is one of the busiest public library buildings in the state of Massachusetts. They present monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. They are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 15,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. They have ongoing listings in Art New England and other area publications including the local press. Art shows are featured on the Newton Free Library homepage.

About The Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in their city. In addition to art gallery openings, the programming calendar includes a wide variety of events for all ages. They have a concert series which often attracts a standing room only audience (150+) on Sundays. It takes place in a room adjacent to the galleries.

Newton, MA is a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 85K. Many of the residents are highly educated and include more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the gallery shows and eagerly await them each month.

For more information, contact artapplication@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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Art of Giving 2016 – Call for Artists

Down East is seeking four community-driven, talented Maine artists to highlight in 2016 and feature at our Art of Giving Gala.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

For more information, contact bgildred@downeast.com.

Art of Giving

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WEX Call for Art Relating to Health

WEX Inc in South Portland is now accepting 2D work fitting the theme Health Care for our inaugural exhibition at the corporate offices.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Aug 2015

Artists residing in Maine may submit up to 5 art works for consideration, theme can be interpreted abstractly or literally. No fee to apply, and all sales will go directly through the artists.

  • Work will be on display at the corporate office in South Portland for 3 months, viewable by 800 employees and business partners.
  • WEX will hold an opening which artists can attend and can choose to speak at.
  • Artwork can be for sale, and potential buyers will be directed to contact artists directly to complete sale.
  • Artists will receive 100% commission.

WEX Inc has started a new Arts & Innovation program. This program brings together partnerships with local arts organizations, internal events and communications, and other innovative and original ideas to provide these “sparks” for our global employee base.

For more information, contact arts.innovation@wexinc.com.

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