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Calls For Artists
May 3 through June 1
The Chestertown RiverArts’ open show for May 2013 is titled “Abstraction” and is open to all artists in all fine art mediums. The curators are looking for all expressions of abstract art including works completely unrelated to the physical world and/or without literal meaning and works with roots in the physical world but substantially transformed into a composition with wholly different values or meaning. Abstraction may also be found by taking an unusual view of reality, e.g. imagine the beauty of other-worldly abstract compositions found in close detail or magnified views of the physical world. Works might be created for the sake only of composition or a desired range of values, or may try to express a thought or emotion or a state of being. The curators especially encourage artists who usually work with a concrete vision of reality to push their work and their minds into an abstract state. Experimental approaches are welcome and the curators look forward to being surprised and informed by novel interpretations of this theme.
Check-in for submissions is at the RiverArts High Street galleries Sunday, April 28 1 – 3pm or Monday, April 29 11am-2pm. Artists may submit up to 2 pieces. The show will open Friday, May 3 with a reception 5-8pm. The show will run through Saturday, June 1 and will be mounted in the main RiverArts gallery contemporary with the “Second Look” studio gallery show of Plein Air paintings from RiverArts Spring plein air festival. The submitted work should not have been previously shown in any RiverArts sponsored show. All pieces for hanging must be properly wired with wires securely attached mechanically to the sides of the frame. The curators prefer simple frames, but are open to special framing which enhances the presentation of the piece. Wired, but otherwise unframed, stretched canvasses are acceptable as are free-hanging canvasses with mounting hardware at the top. Please contact the curator if you have a question on acceptable framing, have a nontraditional plan for hanging, or wish to submit pieces of width greater than 40” or height greater than 60”.
Entry fees for RiverArts members are $8 for one work and $15 for two; and for other artists $15 for one and $25 for two works. On the back of each piece artists should provide: Title of piece, artist’s name, contact phone number and email address, and price. The gallery commission on sales is 35%. The artist must leave work accepted into the show for the full run of the show. Unsold work should be picked up either Sunday, June 2 Noon-4pm or Monday, June 3 11am-2pm.
For questions or additional information on the show contact Lead Curator Rich Hall at email@example.com (410-928-5012). For general questions about the exhibitions schedule contact Exhibitions Chair Melinda Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on other RiverArts activities see www.chestertownriverarts.org or contact the gallery at 410-778-6300 or RiverArts@verizon.net.
Judged Photography Show: A Vision of a Moment in Time
Runs April 5 to April 26
All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to Chestertown RiverArts 11th Annual Photography Awards Show. This is a highly popular annual show with historically wide-ranging participation from regional photographers. Photographers seek to capture a fleeting moment where light and subject and mood all merge into a unique image, “A Vision of a Moment in Time.” They partner with their cameras to produce a technically well executed picture and enjoy expressing their interpretations of the scene. Photographers are invited to submit their work – B/W or color and traditional film or digital on any subject. In this judged show, awards will include Best in Show, First, Second and Third Place, and Honorable Mentions. These awards will include modest monetary prizes.
We are pleased to announce there will be a panel of judges headed by Neal Jackson, a well-known photographer and photojournalist who has a home on the Eastern Shore. Learn more at www.nealjackson.com.
The drop-off and sign-in dates for the work are Sunday, March 31, from 1:00 – 3:00, and Monday, April 1, from 11:00-2:00 at Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown, Maryland. Each photographer may submit up to 3 entries. The show will be open from Friday, April 5 through Friday, April 26. The reception and awards presentation will be First Friday, April 5, from 5pm – 8pm. The presentation of awards and judge’s remarks are scheduled for 6 pm. The pickup for the unsold works will be Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 –12:00.
Entry fees for participants are $10 per piece for RA members and $15 per piece for others. (Non-members who chose to join at sign-in will receive the member rate). The work must be properly wired for hanging. The hanging wires must be securely attached to the sides. The show committee reserves the right not to accept a photo that is improperly wired for hanging. On the back of each piece provide name and contact information. Artist’s résumés will be accepted to be kept on file at RiverArts. The work must be left on display in the show for its full run. The gallery commission is a 35% donation taken from any sales.
Runs March 1 to March 30, 2013
How do you respond to the longer days and warmer weather? It won’t be long before we’re back on our bikes, mowing the yard or working in the garden, looking forward to the wonderful green of winter wheat and/or enjoying the morning sunrise with a cup of coffee on the porch. Welcome the new season with an outpouring of expressive art in all media in the March gallery exhibit at RiverArts.
This show, curated by Sue Wright, is open to all artists. Check-in will be Sunday, February 24, noon – 3:00 and Monday, February 25 from 1o:00-2:00 at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, through the breezeway to Suite 106. Artists may submit up to two pieces but, depending on the number of entries, only one may be exhibited. The hanging fee for Spring Fever is $8 per piece for members and $15 for non-members. The show runs from First Friday on March 1 through Saturday, March 30.
Out of Your Mind
Runs February 1 to February 23, 2013
What’s Your Inspiration? Doodles to daydreams, photos to fantasies – What inspires your art? From our minds, our imaginations, and our experiences come ideas and images, real and fantastic, serious and playful. February’s theme celebrates the creative mind and all its muses. This is the month to be a bit daring, over-the-top romantic, or simply working from your heart and mind. When you bring your work, add a sentence to the registration form that describes what inspired you. It may surprise our guests and your fellow artists and encourage a consideration of what art is all about. This show is open to all artist ( members and non-members) and will include all media.
Drop off of art is Sunday, January 27 from 12 to 3:00 and Monday, January 28 from 10 to 2:00.
Illustrating the Narrative
Runs November 2 to November 24, 2012
Every picture tells a story, and Chestertown RiverArts is pleased to join the 2012 Book Festival with an exhibition of expressive artwork, art objects and photography. Drop off of art for this show is Sunday, October 28 from 12 to 3:00 or Monday, October 29 from 12 to 3:00.