12th annual show a great success!

Thank you to all the artists and art lovers who made the 12th annual Yarmouth Art Festival a great success.

To be honest, we weren’t sure it made sense to hold the event this year, given the pandemic. If we went fully virtual, it would mean investing in a new e-commerce system. Would artists enter? Would art lovers buy art online? The answers to both questions were “Yes!” Entries were down a bit from 2019, but still healthy at 515. And art lovers bought 64 pieces — many more than the 48 sold in our most successful prior year. Total purchases were $16,839.

The 30 percent commissions on those sales – a total of $5,052 – will go to three community service organizations: Friendship House in South Portland, Yarmouth Compassionate Housing Initiative, and St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center in Portland.

The show and sale ran nearly two weeks, Oct.  19-31, rather than the usual 4 days. The show catalog  remains online to enjoy, although without sales. We encourage art lovers to contact artists (emails are on their profile pages)  if they are interested in purchases, or to learn more.

We held a very informative panel discussion with jurors on Oct. 27, covering the  Maine art scene, the jurying process, some favorites in this show, advice to artists, and other topics.

The 2020 jurors are:

Bob Keyes, arts writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Anne Haas, recently retired art librarian at Bowdoin College-
Wes LaFountain, art curator, formerly at Greenhut Gallery in Portland, currently at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Maine artists entered 515 pieces, from as far south as Berwick and as far north as Caribou. Jurors selected 189 pieces from 107 artists, all presented in the Show Catalog.

A new e-commerce platform was used in 2020 for online display and purchase of artwork, along with an efficient no-contact process for buyers to pick up purchases in Yarmouth.  Some artists offered  shipping, to be arranged between the artist and buyer.

To stay informed about the 2021 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. All net proceeds from the 2020 show (entry fees and sale commissions) will benefit Friendship House, Yarmouth Compassionate Housing Initiative, and St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center in Portland.

The Yarmouth Art Festival is presented by St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, Maine.

Questions? Email info@yarmouthartfestival.com

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 Artists in the 2020 Yarmouth Art Festival are:
Richard Allen Sebago
Jean Arcangeli Harpswell
Cynthia Asherman Yarmouth
Kathryn Baribeau Brunswick
Mark Barnette Portland
Idi Basengo Yarmouth
Peg Becksvoort New Gloucester
Rick Berk Freeport
Catherine Bickford Yarmouth
Marilyn Bickford Yarmouth
Kristine Biegel Gorham
Marcia Brandwein Pemaquid
Shelley Breton Freeport
Holly Brooks Portland
Thom Buescher Falmouth
Carole Case Yarmoouth
Barbara Chase Waterville
Maria Cianchette Falmouth
Sandy Conlogue south portland
Marcia Crumley Cape Elizabeth
Mike Czosnek Lewiston
Christina Davis Scarborough
Gale Davison Waterville
Bernadette Decesare Waldoboro
Suzanne deLesseps South Freeport
Cheryl DiCara Brunswick
Michael Fillyaw West Bath
Claudette Gamache Phippsburg
Laura Goodwin Scarborough
Karen Gordon Portland
Tricia Granzier Scarborough
Rick Green Cumberland
Claudia Griffiths Camden
Nancy Gunzelmann Yarmouth
Susan Gurney Cushing
Susan Hanson Saco
Richard Hilgendorff Portland
Stephen Hobson Yarmouth
Lindsay Hopkins-Weld Scarborough
Sandra Huck Caribou
Sheri Hume Portland
Elizabeth Jamison Falmouth
Diana Johnson Freeport
Ginny Keegan Yarmouth
Berri Kramer Kennebunkport
Martin Kremer North Yarmouth
Jim Kucheman Gorham
Amy Kustra Freeport
Paula Laverty Cape Elizabeth
Sandra Lemmerman Durham
Kichung Lizee Bath
Stacey Lodato freeport
Sophia Maamouri Paris
Jen MacDonald Yarmouth
Carol MacLeod cape porpoise
Lesley MacVane Falmouth
Dawn Maron South Portland
Michael Maron South Portland
Kay McKeever Auburn
Bruce McMillan Shapleigh
Constance McVey Auburn
Jessie Moore Yarmouth
Jennifer Morris Buckfield
Sandra Chase Morrissey Falmouth
Molly Mugler Cushing
Edward Nolde Cumberland Ctr
Phyllis Ouellette Canton
Susan Partridge Scarborough
Daniel Paulding Parsonsfield
David Pearce Yarmouth
Rhonda Pearle Cumberland Foreside
Lea Peterson Georgetown
E. P. Pirt Yarmouth
Dennis Poirier North Berwick
Anne Post Poole South Berwick
Louise Price Freeport
Jason Prince Yarmouth
Geeta Ramani Portland
Didi Reisky Old Orchard Beach
Rachel Rodrigues Cumberland Foreside
Kristen Roos Yarmouth
Helene Rush Windham
Elisabeth P. Salberg Auburn
Jean Savage Benton
Debra Serino Yarmouth
Judy Shank Yarmouth
Cynthia Smith Gorham
Joyce Smith Georgetown
Lucille Sottery Cape Elizabeth
Link Stevens south portland
Michael Stevenson Augusta
John Stormer Brunswick
Robin Swennes Arundel
John Tiedje Gorham
Leon Vanella Topsham
Ellen Vaughan North Yarmouth
Michael E. Vermette Indian Island
Sue Vittner Portland
Dudley Warner Falmouth
Helen Warner Newcastle
Julie Waterman Old Orchard Beach
Lisa Weickert Cumberland Center
Colleen White Portland
Susan Wilder Kennebunk
Richard Winslow Waterboro
Diane Woodworth Hermon
Janie Young Cumberland Foreside