Call to Artists: “The Human Side” at River Arts

River Arts in Damariscotta announces a call for submissions for its next exhibition “The Human Side: People as a Subject in Art,” including works portraying figures, faces, portraits, individuals, groups, and human activity. The show will run from January 20th to February 23rd.

Juror for the show is well-known Maine artist Judy Taylor, a painter with a substantial record of national exhibitions and private and public commissions.  A highly experienced juror, Taylor is particularly active as a painter of figurative works and portraits. Among her public art works are a portrait of medical pioneer and professor emeritus Dr. Bayard Childs, commissioned by Johns Hopkins University; a mural on Native Americans in Austin, Texas; and a mural on the history of labor in Maine commissioned by the Maine Department of Labor. An experienced teacher Taylor has also given workshops and lectures in several states across the country. She received her art education, with a focus on figurative and portrait painting, at the American Academy of Art, Chicago; The National Academy of Design, NY; and the Art Students League, NY; with advanced study at the New York Academy of Art and the Jacobs Atelier in France. Her studio and gallery are located on Mt. Desert Island.

Drop-off dates for submissions are January 13-14, from 10-4, at the River Arts Gallery at 170 Main St., Damariscotta. Three works may be submitted for an entry fee of $15 for members and $20 for non-members. All work in the exhibition must be for sale. Work must be no larger than 40 inches in any dimension and may not have been shown at River Arts previously. Plexiglas or other glass substitute must be used in submissions over 34,” except for pastels. Entry forms are available on the website

The opening reception for “The Human Side” will be on Friday, January 20th from 5-7. Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4, and on Sundays from noon to 4.  River Arts is closed on Mondays.