Jurying under way for the 12th annual show

Thank you to all the Maine artists who entered this year! We had 515 pieces entered, from as far south as Berwick and as far north as Old Town. The jurying will be done over the next few weeks, and selections will be announced by Oct. 18 for the show opening Oct. 19, fully online.

The 2020 Yarmouth Art Festival, a premier juried showcase for Maine artists since 2009,   will be fully virtual this year, and will run for two weeks, rather than the typical 4 days.

The 12th annual show and sale will be Oct. 19-31, 2020.    A new e-commerce platform will be used for display and purchase of artwork, along with an efficient no-contact process for buyers to pick up purchases in Yarmouth.  Artists may choose to offer shipping, to be arranged between the artist and buyer.

We’re very excited that all three 2019 jurors are returning for 2020:
Bob Keyes, arts writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Anne Haas, art librarian at Bowdoin College-
Wes LaFountain, art curator, formerly at Greenhut Gallery, currently at Phillips Exeter Academy.
To stay informed about the show, simply click here to sign up for email,  and “like” our page on Facebook. Please share this information with your art-loving friends!

Artists from all over Maine participate in this show, in media including painting, sculpture, photography, and limited-edition printmaking. The jurying process strives to curate a unique show of high quality and variety.

The event was created in 2009  to showcase Maine artists in 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 Compassionate Housing Initiative, and St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center in Portland.

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11th annual Yarmouth Art Festival again a success!

Thanks to everyone who submitted, exhibited, helped, visited and purchased at the 11th annual Yarmouth Art Festival, Oct. 23-26, 2019. There’s no question this was by far the most well attended in the event’s 11 years, including Thursday evening’s reception, which was packed (click for photos).

A total of 46 pieces sold, a number that has been fairly consistent in recent years. That means a little more than a quarter of the exhibited pieces sold — a healthy percentage among such events.

Don’t miss Bob Keyes’ excellent profile of exhibiting artist David Pearce, a former ambassador to Greece and Algeria who lives in Yarmouth.  We definitely saw folks coming through who had read the article and wanted to see Pearce’s work. (Bob was a juror for the show this year)

Jurors  selected 170 pieces for the 11th annual Yarmouth Art Festival from a record 626 submitted.  Participating artists were from all over Maine, from Hermon and Indian Island in the north to Waterboro and Arundel in the south. Artists for 2019 are listed at the bottom of this page.

Jurors for the 2019 show were Bob Keyes, arts writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Anne Haas, art librarian at Bowdoin College, and Wes LaFountain, art curator, formerly at Greenhut Gallery, most recently at Phillips Exeter Academy.

View and download the 2019 show poster.

Artists exhibiting in 2019, with their hometowns, are:

Dianna Anderson Kennebunk
Tracy Arietti Auburn
Cynthia Asherman Yarmouth
Carolyn Bachman Harpswell
Beth Badger Brunswick
Peg Becksvoort New Gloucester
Claude Bergeron Lewiston
Rick Berk Freeport
Marilyn Bickford Yarmouth
Kristine Biegel Gorham
Betsy Bisson Woolwich
Kathleen Blackburn Cape Elizabeth
Steve Bradford Lisbon Falls
Marcia Brandwein Pemaquid
Shelley Breton Freeport
Holly Brooks Portland
Kathleen Brown Buxton
Thom Buescher Falmouth
Rose Mary Burwell Freeport
Mary Anne Cary Cape Elizabeth
Ann Casady Portland
Sandy Conlogue South Portland
David Costello Freeport
Joseph Cousins Freeport
Vicki Curry Falmouth
Sukie Curtis Cumberland Foreside
Mike Czosnek Auburn
Christina Davis Scarborough
David Doyle Portland
Brian Farm South Portland
Marlena Faxon Yarmouth
Norajean Ferris Cumberland
Michael Fillyaw West Bath
Gayle Fitzpatrick Ogunquit
Elaine Fletcher North Yarmouth
Margaret Ford Portland
Judine French Cumberland Foreside
Eric Glass Gardiner
Janet Glatz Durham
Alfonso Gobea Windham
Tricia Granzier Scarborough
Susan Hanson Saco
Richard Hilgendorff Portland
Liz Hoag Portland
Lynn Holaday Yarmouth
Julie Houck North Yarmouth
Douglas Houle Augusta
Sheri Hume Portland
David Hyde Pownal
Alice Ingraham Yarmouth
Diana Johnson Freeport
Marilyn Keating-Porcaro Gray
Ginny Keegan Yarmouth
Régis Langelier Ocean Park
Paula Laverty Cape Elizabeth
Janet Ledoux Biddeford
Sandra Lemmerman Durham
Stacey Lodato Freeport
Amy Audet Lomasney Wells
Judith Long Brunswick
Cheryl Lunde Wells
Jen MacDonald Yarmouth
Carol MacLeod Cape Porpoise
Laetitia Macos Alfred
Lesley MacVane Falmouth
Fred Mafigiri South Portland
Penny Markley Winthrop
Dawn Maron South Portland
Michael Maron South Portland
Kate McGreavy Bath
Kay McKeever Auburn
Bruce McMillan Shapleigh
Constance McVey Auburn
Larinda Meade Portland
Caren-Marie Michel Westbrook
Gail Morgan Freeport
Sam Morgan Bristol
Pam Moriarty Cumberland
Jennifer Morris Lisbon Falls
Christian Muhunde Portland
K. Dana Nelson South Freeport
Leo Nieter Yarmouth
Anne Niles South Freeport
Diane Noble Biddeford
Edward Nolde Cumberland Center
Patricia Olds Cumberland Center
Page O’Rourke Yarmouth
Phyllis Ouellette Canton
Kerrin Parkinson South Portland
susan partridge Scarborough
Sally Paterson Yarmouth
Daniel Paulding Parsonsfield
Caroline Payne Yarmouth
David Pearce Yarmouth
Lea Peterson Georgetown
E.P. Pirt Yarmouth
Denley Poor-Reynolds Freeport
Jennifer Pope South Freeport
Marni Prince Cambridge
Geeta Ramani Portland
Laurie Russo-Smith Saco
Elisabeth Salberg Auburn
Jane Sawyer Yarmouth
Arthur Schaefer Freeport
Anne Schutz Falmouth
Judy Shank Yarmouth
Kent Shomaker Cape Elizabeth
Cynthia Smith Gorham
Joyce Smith Georgetown
Polly Smith Yarmouth
William Steele Yarmouth
Link Stevens South Portland
Anne Stuer Norway
Robin Swennes Arundel
Valerie Upham Brunswick
Ellen Vaughan North Yarmouth
Michael E. Vermette Indian Island
Sue Vittner Portland
Dudley Warner Falmouth
Diana Washburn Falmouth
Julie Waterman Old Orchard Beach
Michael Welch Standish
Colleen White Portland
Richard Winslow Waterboro
Diane Woodworth Hermon
Cheryl Young Bath