Call for Artists – July Exhibition

Opening Reception is Friday, July 3 at 5:00pm.

Drop-off: 6/28/15, 1-3 p.m.; 6/29/15 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Pick-up: 8/2/15, 1-3 p.m.; 8/3/15 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Artist’s Contract for Exhibitions (download/print)

The Art of Wine

This show will illustrate many of the aspects of wine that make it so popular in our country today. What does a bottle of wine mean to you? Celebration? Camaraderie? Warmth and laughter? A delicious meal? Relaxation at the end of a tough day? Does it make you think of picnics on the beach? Romance? Elegant stemware and crystal? A special trip to Paris or the rolling hills of Tuscany? Concerts in the parks? Vineyards slipping down to the Chester River?

While wine is usually made from lush bunches of grapes picked from vines in beautifully manicured vineyards, delicious varieties are also made from raspberries, cherries, blueberries, and even dandelions. It can be accompanied by tangy cheese, crusty bread, delicate biscuits, dark chocolate or enjoyed with a meal.

As more and more vineyards emerge on the eastern shore, we thought it was time to celebrate this growth and examine the beauty associated with it.   Wine, friendship, celebration, and good food all evoke lovely images. Interesting and imaginative art is used to create memorable labels. Woodworkers and glassmakers create beautifully handcrafted stoppers, cheese boards, and snack dishes to compliment all of this. After the meal, inventive recycling results in wreaths, hot pads, and a variety of useful or fun things made from corks. Bottles are cut, melted, or bound together to create whimsical sculptures, serving pieces, wind chimes, or plant feeders.

Please bring your paintings, drawings, and three dimensional creations to RiverArts for the July show to help us all celebrate the Art of Wine.

Online registration is now closed.

Please print and complete the Artist’s Contract for Exhibitions and take with you to check-in (along with your entry fees) to be considered for the exhibition.


Thank you for your interest in participating in a RiverArts Gallery Exhibition. Hanging fees for regular exhibitions are $10 per piece for members, $20 for non-members. Your membership must be up to date to qualify for the member rate. Please call the Gallery during regular hours (Tues.-Fri., 11 am-4 pm) to check membership status.  Artists must agree to the following when submitting work to be entered in a RiverArts Gallery Exhibition.

Memorandum of Understanding
I understand that Chestertown RiverArts will handle the sale of the work for the duration of the show, charge the appropriate sales tax, and divide the sale 65% to the artist and 35% to Chestertown RiverArts. *Please note this when pricing items.• I agree to keep the works on display at the Chestertown RiverArts gallery for the full length of the exhibition and will be responsible for picking up the work on the scheduled pick-up dates or making an alternative arrangement when special circumstances apply.• During the time my work remains at Chestertown RiverArts, I agree that Chestertown RiverArts will not be responsible for any damage to the work not covered under Chestertown RiverArts’ existing insurance, and agree that this insurance only covers the cost of the materials and not the perceived value of the work.• I agree that any other type of insurance for these works of art (i.e. perceived value) may be carried by me at my own discretion and cost.This contract should be completed online in advance of bringing your art to be hung in a RiverArts Gallery Exhibition.

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