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.
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.
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:
|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|