Art in Maine 2021

If you haven’t seen our current juried show, don’t miss it.  The entries are diverse and wonderful.  Many thanks to Mark Coates and his wonderful crew of volunteers for the fabulous job of hanging the show.

Just a reminder the show will close on November 13.

This year’s winners in the “ Art in Maine” Exhibition at the Boothbay Region Art Gallery have been chosen by juror Keith Ohemig of the Wiscasset Bay Gallery.

First prize: Winslow Myers:  Overpass & River 
Second prize: Andre Benoit: Red Mittens & Shoes

Third prize: Mark Coates: Dry Dock
Honorable Mention:  Marcia Brandwein: In the Distance
Honerable Mention:  Sarah Wilde: Coveside Field. 
Honerable Mention:  Cynthia Smith:  Unintended Baggage
Honerable Mention: Ramona Hanley-Warren: A Moment in Time

There were 108 entries and 63 pieces were accepted into the show. 

The Art in Maine Show is open Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, Maine


1st Place - Winslow Myers.JPG.jpg

 1st Place 
Winslow Myers - Overpass and River

2nd Place - Andre Benoit.JPG.jpg

2nd Place 
Andre Benoit - Red Mittens and Shoes 

3rd Place - Mark Coates.JPG.jpg

3rd Place
Mark Coates - Dry Dock 

Honorable Mention

Marcia Brandwein- In the Distance
Marcia Brandwein- In the Distance
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Cynthia Smith - Unintended Baggage
Cynthia Smith - Unintended Baggage
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RamoneHanley Warren- A Moment in Time
RamoneHanley Warren- A Moment in Time
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Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s upcoming fall exhibit, ARTinME 2021 is open to all full and

part time Maine residents. This annual statewide exhibit welcomes entries from contemporary

artists who work in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media. For this exhibit,

digital and photographic entries are not accepted. Submissions are due October 1 by

11:59 PM. Keith Oehmig, Director, Wiscasset Bay Gallery in Wiscasset will serve as this year’s

juror. Individual awards amounting up to $1,600.00 will be presented during the opening reception

on October 16th.

Eligibility & Criteria: Artists may submit up to 2 pieces. Original fine art in any media may be

submitted, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, fiber, mixed media, and

ceramics. Photography and digital images, giclees and reproductions are not eligible. All works

entered must be original work done in the past three years by the submitting artist. Artists should

be full or part time residents of Maine.

Framing: Any framed work must be properly wired and ready to hang (ie. with two eye screws

and steel wire). Saw-tooth hangers, “clip” frames or unstable frames are not acceptable for


Email Entry Guidelines:

1. Enter by sending an email to with ”Art in ME” in the subject line.

2. Include the following information in the body of your email:

Artist name:

Mailing address:

Phone number:

Email address:

For EACH of your two entries list the following information:

Title, Medium, Size (h x w, add depth if 3D), Year Created, Price** or Value if NFS (not for sale)

**BRAF takes a 35% commission for pieces sold.

3. Attach your JPEG images to the email. Each artist may submit up to 2 works of art. (You may

submit more than one image for each 3D work if you feel it will help the juror understand the

work). For 2D work please submit one image only. Please name your jpg image files using the

following format before attaching them: “Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg

4. Pay the non-refundable entry fee of $40 (2 pieces) for non-members and $30 (2 pieces for

current members of BRAF).

Use the “pay now” button below or mail or deliver a check payable to BRAF to: 1 Townsend Ave,

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538



October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm: DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee.

October 5, 2019: Email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before


this date.

October 11 12:00 – 7:00PM & October 12, 9:00AM -12:00PM: Deliver artwork to


October 16, 5-7pm: Opening reception. Awards at 6:00 PM

October 15 - November 14, 2021 Run of the Exhibition.

About the Juror 

Keith Oehmig


Originally from Chattanooga, Keith Oehmig, Director, founded the Wiscasset

Bay Gallery in 1985. Keith has a deep knowledge of art history and enjoys

seeking out and acquiring fine art for the gallery. He is also an artist, with works

in private collections around the world and in several museums, including the

Portland Museum of Art and the New Britain Museum of American Art. Keith

holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History from Principia College and

a Master of Fine Arts with Distinction from Pratt Institute.

Mark Coates