Call to artists for “Small Works”


River Arts seeks submissions for its upcoming show titled “Small Works,” an exhibition of art work no larger than 12 inches in any dimension (not including frame, mat, or sculpture base).  The show, to be presented at the River Arts main gallery at 170 Main St.  in Damariscotta, is open to all media and styles (including photography, sculpture, collage and abstract, among others).

Juror for “Small Works” is noted sculptor and collage artist Marylin Quint-Rose. Born in Boston and a long-time resident of Maine, Quint-Rose received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. As a faculty member of the School of the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, she became interested in paper sculpture and the making of handmade paper. She has directed numerous workshops and residencies throughout New England and has been a guest artist at Univ. of Rhode Island, Holy Cross, and Massachusetts College of Art.  Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows in the U.S. and internationally, including a 1993 show at the Portland Museum of Art entitled “Under Wraps.” She has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Artist-in-Residence at the National College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan, and one of only a few Americans whose work has been shown at the Leopold-Hoesche Museum in Duren, Germany. She is represented by the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit and the Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor.

Drop off dates for submissions at River Arts Gallery, 170 Main St., Damariscotta, are Oct. 28-29, 10-4. The “Small Works” exhibition runs from Nov. 4-Dec. 2., with an opening reception November 4th 5-7. Further requests for information can be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or by email Entry forms  can be found at

River Arts conducts open, juried, themed exhibitions every five weeks – year round, a member exhibition and the annual Lincoln Academy student exhibition. In addition to exhibitions, River Arts has a year-round schedule of classes, open studios, lectures, poetry readings and special events as well as a full schedule of artist directed exhibitions at the River Arts Gallery II on Route 1. For more information check the website  call 563-1507 or email