The Damariscotta Gallery launches a call for the work “Wild Things”

Tammy Ackerman Photo submitted

River Arts in Damariscotta has announced a call for artists for “Wild Things.”

Participants are invited to react to the theme to reflect their own interpretation. The work can be figurative or abstract. Submission to “Wild Things” is open to original artwork in all media, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, fiber, photography, and mixed media, according to a statement from gallery press.

Submissions can be delivered during normal gallery hours until the deadline, 4 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at 36 Elm Street Plaza.

River Arts is limiting the size of this show due to the overwhelming number of submissions expected. Artists may submit two pieces with a size limit of 15 inches by 15 inches, including the frame. Or artists can enter a larger piece up to a size limit of 48 inches by 48 inches, including the frame. The registration fee for members is $15 and for non-members $30.

All work must be gallery ready, clean and dry. Wall pieces should be wired securely with screw eyelets and picture wire. They should not weigh more than 30 pounds.

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Diptychs are permitted, but multi-piece works of more than two pieces will not be accepted.

Notification of accepted works will be posted online at riverartsme.org and on Facebook.

“Wild Things” will run from May 10 to June 11. The artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, May 14. For more information, call the gallery at 207-563-6868. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Tammy Ackerman, the juror for this exhibition, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota, and works as an art consultant, freelance designer, and ceramist.

She is the former executive director and co-founder of Engine, a non-profit arts organization in Biddeford. During his more than 10 years there, Ackerman curated about 10 contemporary and community art exhibitions a year, either as a curator or working with guest curators.

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