Yarmouth Art Festival opens Wednesday

The 9th annual Yarmouth Art Festival is this week at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth. The show runs Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Saturday, when closing is 3 p.m. A public artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission will be free for both the festival and the reception, with donations accepted.

Jurors have selected 165 pieces from 94 Maine artists, from as far north as Old Town, and south to Berwick. A list of artists’ names and hometowns appears at the bottom of this page.

To see an online gallery of all the artwork, along with prices and descriptions, click on “Show Catalog” at the top of this page.

Jurors this year are Anne Haas, Bowdoin College art librarian;  Peg Golden, former owner of Greenhut Galleries in Portland; and Chris Thompson, partner at ParallaxPartners Inc. and former Art Professor at Maine College of Art.

Accepted artists should carefully review the dates and procedures for artwork drop-off and pickup on the Rules page. 
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 Food Pantry, St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center in Portland, and the Compassionate Housing Initiative for New Mainers.

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At the 8th annual Yarmouth Art Festival in 2016, a total of 47 pieces of art were sold, of 169 exhibited. See photos from the 2016 artists’ reception here.

Questions? Email info@yarmouthartfestival.com

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Artists exhibiting in 2017, with their hometowns, are:

Carolyn Bachman Harpswell
Kathryn Baribeau Brunswick
Charles Barron North Yarmouth
M.J. Benson South Portland
Claude Bergeron Lewiston
Marilyn Bickford Yarmouth
Betsy Bisson Woolwich
Emily Blaschke Yarmouth
Corrine Bongiovanni Windham
Shelley Breton Freeport
Susan Carter Yarmouth
Mary Anne Cary Cape Elizabeth
Ann Casady Portland
Mike Czosnek Auburn
Diane Dahlke Cumberland
Christina Davis Scarborough
Suzanne deLesseps South Freeport
Cheryl DiCara Brunswick
David Doyle Portland
Michael Everett Auburn
Michael Fillyaw Kennebunk
Gayle Fitzpatrick Ogunquit
Gay Freeborn Brownfield
Judine French Cumberland Foreside
Tom Gilmore North Berwick
Eric Glass Brunswick
Tricia Granzier Scarborough
Rick Green Cumberland
Claudia Griffiths Camden
Nancy Gunzelmann Yarmouth
Leslie Hamren Yarmouth
Susan Hanson Saco
Pauline Hirth Brunswick
Liz Hoag Portland
Madeleine Hopkins Moody
Linda Horstmann Yarmouth
Douglas Houle Augusta
Sheri Hume Portland
David Hyde Pownal
Alice Ingraham Yarmouth
Elizabeth Jamison Portland
Diana Johnson Freeport
Ruth Kaldor Shapleigh
Karen Kurkjian Pownal
Lonie Laffely Ellis Topsham
Jennifer Laughlin Falmouth
Paula Laverty Cape Elizabeth
Janet Ledoux Biddeford
Stacey Lodato Freeport
Dawn Maron South Portland
Michael Maron South Portland
Patricia Mccarthy Cape Elizabeth
Suzanne Mccormack Cumberland Center
Bruce Mcmillan Shapleigh
Gayl Mcnally Yarmouth
Larinda Meade Portland
Caren-Marie Michel Westbrook
Lianne Mitchell Yarmouth
Hati Modr Harpswell
Katharine Nelson South Freeport
Julia Nichols Yarmouth
Diane Noble Biddeford
Page O’Rourke Yarmouth
Kerrin Parkinson South Portland
Daniel Paulding Parsonsfield
Caroline Payne Yarmouth
Ellen Pelletier Kennebunk
Lea Peterson Georgetown
E. P. Pirt Yarmouth
Denley Poor-Reynolds Freeport
Paul Prior Limerick
Didi Reisky Old Orchard Beach
Anne Ritchie Freeport
Sandra Roberts Yarmouth
Jane Sawyer Yarmouth
Arthur Schaefer Freeport
Anne Schutz Falmouth
Jill Shaw Cape Elizabeth
Kent Shomaker Cape Elizabeth
Kimberly Skillin Traina Edgecomb
Cynthia Smith Gorham
Joyce Smith Georgetown
Polly Smith Freeport
Link Stevens South Portland
Christine Torraca Falmouth
Susan Tureen Portland
Michael E. Vermette Indian Island
Susan Vittner Portland
Paul Wanrooij Harpswell
Dudley Warner Falmouth
Janet Waterman Kennebunkport
Michael Welch Standish
Barry White Carrabassett Valley
Graham Wood Cape Elizabeth