Entries are now open through September 18 for the 7th annual Yarmouth Art Festival. The show will be held Oct. 21-24, 2015, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church at 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth. The show is open to artists from throughout Maine. Entries are submitted via a digital form for consideration, so artists need not travel for their work to be juried.
The 2015 show will be open Wednesday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Thursday Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission will be free for both the festival and the reception, with donations accepted. For more information about the entry process, intake dates, rules, etc. See the Rules page: http://2014.yarmouthartfestival.com/?q=rules
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The 2014 show featured 80 Maine artists, from Augusta to Brownfield to Kennebunkport, exhibiting 162 pieces, selected by a panel of jurors from among nearly 350 pieces submitted. A total of 33 pieces were sold, for total sales of $12,535. The 2014 jurors were artist Suzanne Harden; Anne Haas, Bowdoin College art librarian; and Elizabeth Moss, owner of Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth. (2015 jurors will be announced soon)
An online show catalog displays all the pieces in the 2014 show, along with information about each artist. View the catalog at https://www.flickr.com/photos/yarmouthartfestival/collections/7215764778...
The event, created in 2009 as a new venue for Maine artists, features painting, drawing, sculpture and photography.
Entry fees and sale commissions support St. Bart's programs, including contributions and member support of local community services such as Friendship House, Yarmouth Community Food Pantry and St. Elizabeth's Essentials Pantry in Portland.
Artists whose work was selected for the 2014 show are:
Francine Ellen Burns
Mary Anne Cary
Michelle Hero Clarke
Alice W. Ingraham
Justine Lasdin Springer
St. Bart's is only a mile from downtown Yarmouth, on the road to Cousins Island. Click on the map below for directions: