Entries open for 11th annual Yarmouth Art Festival
- August 19, 2019
Entries are now open for the 11th annual Yarmouth Art Festival, to be held Oct. 23-26, 2019, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth. Entries close at 6 pm Sept. 20.
This juried show is exclusively for Maine artists, and has become a respected and popular event for artists and art lovers alike. Jurors for the 2019 show will be Bob Keyes, arts writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, and Peg Golden, founder and former owner of Greenhut Gallery in Portland. Both were jurors for the 2018 show.
Submissions are done online at www.yarmouthartfestival.com. Instructions and rules are on the website.
The 2019 show will be open Wednesday, Oct. 23, through Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Thursday Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission will be free for both the festival and the reception, with donations accepted
The 2018 show featured 94 Maine artists, from York to Old Town to Kingfield exhibiting 165 pieces, selected from nearly 500 pieces submitted. A total of 49 pieces were sold.
The juried show was created in 2009 as a unique venue for Maine artists, and 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, St. Elizabeth's Jubilee Center in Portland, and the Yarmouth Compassionate Housing Initiative for New Mainers.
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