Yarmouth Art Festival Entries are Open
- Date: August 24, 2017 - September 15, 2017
- Location: Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth
Entries now open, through Sept. 15, for the Oct. 25-28 Yarmouth Art Festival.
Artists are invited to enter the 9th annual Yarmouth Art Festival, to be held Oct. 25-28, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth. This juried show for Maine artists has become a respected and popular event for artists and art lovers alike.
Submissions are done online, through Sept. 15. Simply go to http://yarmouthartfestival.
comandclick on "Enter artwork" at the top of the page to create an account and submit artwork for consideration. The system allows entrants to log back in and edit their submissions until the deadline. Instructions and rules are on the Rules page, http:// yarmouthartfestival.com/rules/
To be notified of updates about the show (limited emails will be sent), sign up for email notification on the website, or follow the festival Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ya
The 2017 show will be open Wednesday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Thursday Oct. 26from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission will be free for both the festival and the reception, with donations accepted.
For more information about intake dates, rules, etc. See the Rules page.
The 2016 show featured 80 Maine artists, from Old Town to Stockton Springs to South Berwick, exhibiting 165 pieces, selected by a panel of jurors from among a record number of 495 pieces submitted. A total of 47 pieces were sold. Jurors for 2016 artist Suzanne Harden; Peg Golden, former owner of Greenhut Galleries in Portland; and Chris Thompson, former associate professor at Maine College of Art and principal in the Thompson’s Point development in Portland. (2017 jurors will be announced soon)
The juried show, 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, St. Elizabeth's Essentials Pantry in Portland, and the Compassionate Housing Initiative for New Mainers.