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
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Winslow Myers - Overpass and River
Andre Benoit - Red Mittens and Shoes
Mark Coates - Dry Dock
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with ”Art in ME” in the subject line.
2. Include the following information in the body of your email:
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
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
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.