Call for Art: Some Reliable Truths About Chairs

  • July 26, 2018

janice l. moore | (207) 865-4912 |


The UMVA Gallery (516 Congress Street in Portland) is hosting an exhibition, Some Reliable Truths About Chairs, a juried group exhibit of 2D and 3D Art and is seeking work on the simple premise of chairs.  The idea of art being reliable as its’ own truth in these uncertain times when even simple facts can be bent and manipulated is particularly relevant now.

The exhibit will run from October 3 to November 2, 2018.

 Robyn Holman, retired art curator, Atrium Art Gallery at USM's Lewiston Campus will serve as a guest juror along with painter Janice L. Moore who will curate this exhibit.

Maine artists* are invited to submit images of work for consideration. All media will be considered: paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, fiber, metal, and wood.Chairs need not be the sole focus, but must be a primary feature of the work. Accepted art must arrive ready to show with appropriate hardware. There is no entry fee to submit work for consideration, but accepted artists will need to have their annual Union of Maine Visual Artists membership up-to-date. For artists re-joining or joining for the first time, their dues will count towards 2019 membership. UMVA Membership is open to all Maine artists. The annual sliding membership contribution ($25-45) is due each January. For more information about UMVA membership and benefits go to:

Works may be for sale with arrangements between the buyer and artist. All contact information must be included with delivered works. Artists will be responsible for insuring their own work while at the UMVA Gallery.

*Maine residents and artists with a strong, ongoing connection to the state of Maine.  


Deadline for Submission: September 6, 2018

Notification to Accepted artists: September 17, 2018

Delivery Dates will be September 29, 2018

Opening October 3, 2018

Reception October 5, 2018

Exhibition Ends November 2, 2018

Pick up November 3, 2018


Submit your application by sending your files as marked below to

The Subject of your email should be: Chairs Submission

In order to adequately process entries, submissions must be consistent and follow the guidelines provided. Failure to follow these instructions will disqualify your submission.

Your application folder should include:

  • Artist resume / CV (PDF) 一 3 page limit; include your name, address, phone, email

  • Biography (PDF) 一 350 word limit

  • Artist Statement (PDF) 一 350 word limit

  • Up to 7 Images 一 Images should be JPEG files with a dimension of 1800 pixels in the larger direction, RGB format, saved with maximum quality.

  • Image List and details (PDF)  一 Include title, media, dimensions, year for each image.



Example: JaniceLMoore_BeerPlant.jpg



Title, medium, dimensions, year

Example: JaniceLMoore_BeerPlant.jpg

Beer Plant, Oil on Canvas, 24”x 36”, 2016

For more information go to:  If you have further questions contact and include the Subject: Chairs Question. I will be following up with accepted artists and providing more specific details once we get closer to the event. Thank you!



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Janice L. Moore

8 Old Mast Landing Road
Freeport  ME  04032