Call and Registration: Abstract & Ceramics, March 2020

Ebb and Flow by Ronn Akins


Abstract painting is a combination of color, texture and composition that depends on nothing more than the imagination of the Artist. Steering clear of representing things or places, it brings into focus the mind of the Artist, the mind’s eye, as it were, putting on canvas a vision that compiles many kinds of stimuli. What is in your mind’s eye? Share it with us for the Abstract show in March 2020.

Curators: Ronn Akins & Barbara Parker

CeramicsExpressions in Clay 

Clay is one of the most powerful mediums of expression. Derived from the earth, it is organic, tactile, dimensional and seductive. The malleability of clay allows the artist to explore the balance between form and function, taking the shape of a purposeful vessel, an explosive sculpture, or combining elements from both ends of the spectrum. Creations in clay are endless through variations in color, texture, shape and size. 

This exhibition will highlight a diverse range of work, from functional to sculptural. We invite you to showcase your expressions in clay. 

Curator: Laura Ventura

Opening Reception:  March 6, 2020, 5-8pm

Gallery Talk:  Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 6pm

Drop-Off: Sunday, March 1, 2 – 4pm
Monday, March 2, 10am – 1pm

Pick Up : Sunday March 29, 2 4 pm
Monday, March 30, 10 am – 1 pm




Sunset on the Cliffs of Tolchester, Laura Ventura

Submission Guidelines

Although online submission is not required, we highly encourage artists to pre-register using the online registration form below and payment.

  • Upon submission of the entry form, (see below) you will be redirected to a payment page.  Entries will not be accepted until payment is received.
  • We ask that you upload your images to Dropbox. You will be redirected to the correct link after submitting your registration

Requirements for Art

  • Art to be hung on walls should be dry and securely wired for hanging. Works on paper should be framed behind glass or plexiglass. Unframed works of fine art, e.g. paintings on canvas, are accepted if appropriately wired for hanging.
  • Reproductions such as giclees are not accepted.
  • Lithographs, etchings and other printmaking works of art should be created by the artist, numbered and signed.
  • Photographic prints, digital and film, should be printed from the artists’ negative or digital file, ideally by or under the direction of the artist, and signed.
  • Works of art requiring special or unusual display structures should be submitted along with the structure for display.
  • Work should not have previously been shown in Chestertown.

Artist’s Agreement

  • Artists submitting work will be asked to sign a contract at the time of submission giving permission for the work to remain at the gallery until the end of the show unless special circumstances warrant otherwise.
  • All work must be for sale. A 35% commission is taken by RiverArts for all sales.
  • Artists pay exhibit submission fees of $10 per piece of art if a member and $20 per piece if not a member.
  • Artists submitting work must pick up (or arrange with a friend to pick up) art at the end of the show during the checkout dates and times. RiverArts does not have adequate storage space to protect art.
  • All work sent to RiverArts via USPS, UPS or another carrier must have a prepaid return label included.

March 2020 Abstract & Ceramics Registration Form

  • Upon Submission

    You will be redirected to the payment page.Please email or call (410) 778-6300 with any questions.

Please email or call 410-778-6300 with any questions.