Calls For Artists

Call for Artists for Dog Days of Summer  Show
First Friday, August 2, 2013


Dog Days bright and clear
indicate a happy year

But when accompanied by rain
For better times our hopes are vain.

Everyone knows that the “dog days of summer” occur during the hottest and muggiest part of the season.  Webster defines “dog days” as (1) the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry summer weather occurs in the northern hemisphere (2) a period of stagnation or inactivity.

The Romans referred to the dog days as “dies caniculares” and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius . The brightest of the stars in Canis Major (the big dog) Sirius is also the brightest star in the night sky, believed to be so bright that the earth received heat from it.

In modern times the reference to “dog days” evokes images of cooling swimming pools, a lawn chair under a big shady tree, water sports, languishing in a hammock.

We invite artists to bring works of art that interpret August’s theme literally or figuratively.  The show is open to all artists (member and non-members) and will include all media.

Check-in at the RiverArts Gallery is Sunday, July 30 from 1 to 3:00 and Monday, August 1 from 11 to 2:00. Artists may enter up to two pieces of art, though, depending on the number of entries, we may only be able to hang one piece.  Hanging fees for this show are $8.00 per piece hung for members and $15.00 for non-members.  The show will run through September 31.

For questions or additional information on the show, please contact Pegret Harrison at