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2020 show will be fully virtual!
The 2020 Yarmouth Art Festival will be fully virtual, and will run for two weeks, rather than the typical 4 days.
The show and sale, completely online, will be Oct. 19-31, 2020. The “call for entries,” when artists submit works for jurying, will begin in mid-August as usual. We expect the submission and jurying process will be the same as last year. We are currently evaluating e-commerce options for display and purchase of artwork, and we are planning an efficient no-contact process for buyers to pick up purchases in Yarmouth.
The call for entries for this annual juried show will go out in mid-August via email (simply click here to sign up for email) and Facebook. Deadline is typically late September; the exact deadline will be included in the call for entries.
Be sure to review the 2019 Show Catalog to enjoy the full range of art displayed during the show, and to contact any of the artists. Artists will want to review the Show Catalog especially to see the types of work that are juried in, and which pieces sold.
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. The Show Catalog displays all the pieces, organized by artist. Sold pieces will have the word “SOLD” in the title. 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.
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.
If you’re an artist interested in the 2020 show, see the Rules page for guidelines on entering, preparing artwork, delivering, etc. The call for entries will go out in August 2020. See below to sign up for email notification.
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 Community Housing Initiative, St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center in Portland, and the Compassionate Housing Initiative for New Mainers.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
View and download the 2019 show poster.
Artists exhibiting in 2019, with their hometowns, are:
|Peg Becksvoort||New Gloucester|
|Kathleen Blackburn||Cape Elizabeth|
|Steve Bradford||Lisbon Falls|
|Rose Mary Burwell||Freeport|
|Mary Anne Cary||Cape Elizabeth|
|Sandy Conlogue||South Portland|
|Sukie Curtis||Cumberland Foreside|
|Brian Farm||South Portland|
|Michael Fillyaw||West Bath|
|Elaine Fletcher||North Yarmouth|
|Judine French||Cumberland Foreside|
|Julie Houck||North Yarmouth|
|Régis Langelier||Ocean Park|
|Paula Laverty||Cape Elizabeth|
|Amy Audet Lomasney||Wells|
|Carol MacLeod||Cape Porpoise|
|Fred Mafigiri||South Portland|
|Dawn Maron||South Portland|
|Michael Maron||South Portland|
|Jennifer Morris||Lisbon Falls|
|K. Dana Nelson||South Freeport|
|Anne Niles||South Freeport|
|Edward Nolde||Cumberland Center|
|Patricia Olds||Cumberland Center|
|Kerrin Parkinson||South Portland|
|Jennifer Pope||South Freeport|
|Kent Shomaker||Cape Elizabeth|
|Link Stevens||South Portland|
|Ellen Vaughan||North Yarmouth|
|Michael E. Vermette||Indian Island|
|Julie Waterman||Old Orchard Beach|