July 2016 Rural Life Exhibit

Call for Artists: Celebrating Rural Life

SpringGroundCover, Jack Fancher
SpringGroundCover, Jack Fancher


The July show in River Arts’ Main Gallery will explore the beauties, the wonders, perhaps even the oddities of rural life.

What aspects of country life inspire your creativity?  The seasonal rhythms of planting, a bountiful harvest, an early frost?  The bustle of parades, fairs, summer parties, farm markets?

Perhaps you’re arrested by the solidity of tools and objects of daily life or by the transience of light and shadow playing across a changing natural environment.

Whatever your imaginative take on “Rural Life,” you’re invited to enter up to 2 works in any medium or style.  All entries must be for sale. Hanging items must be properly wired for hanging. Fees per each entry are: $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Gallery drop off dates for your work are:

Sunday,  June 26, 1 pm to 3 pm,
Monday,  June 27. 10 am to 1 pm

The show, curated by Barbara and Jack Fancher, opens First Friday, July 1.

Chestertown RiverArts Exhibit Submission Guidelines

  • Art to be hung on walls should be dry and securely wired for hanging.
  • Work must not have previously been shown locally in a Chestertown RiverArts sponsored event, and it should be work from the past two years.
  • Art should be original. Reproductions of paintings or drawings such as giclees printed on canvas or paper 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 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.
  • Works of art requiring special or unusual display structures should be submitted along with the structure for display.
  • 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 hanging 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 check out dates and times. RiverArts does not have storage space adequate to protects art.
  •  All work sent to RiverArts via USPS, UPS or another carrier must have a return label included.
Note: Pre Registration is now closed for this show



There will be an opportunity to pay via paypal after you click the submission button and  receive the 
confirmation notice that your entries have been received.
For more information, and to pay via phone   call 410-778-6300.