Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Student Artwork Needed For Capitol Show

Untitled, by Marc Ledroux

The Maine Arts Commission is issuing a call for two-dimensional student art for inclusion in the Fall 2011 Maine Youth Excellence in Art exhibition at the Capitol Complex in Augusta. The work cannot exceed 24" by 18".

Times Square, by Emily Howell

Art teachers from public, private and parochial schools in Maine are invited to submit one piece of two-dimensional artwork that represents artistic excellence from a K-12 student. Selected works will hang in various locations including the Capitol Building, the Blaine House and the office of the Maine Arts Commission for approximately four months. Selected artists their families and teachers will be invited to an opening reception at the Blaine House in November hosted by the First Lady Anne LePage where they will receive a certificate and medallion in recognition of their artistic excellence.

Artwork must be received by September 30 to be included in the show. There are only 30 spots available so we encourage those interested to contact us as soon as possible. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

This call is for two-dimensional artwork only. We prefer artwork that fits the maximum dimension of 18” x 24.” When submitting smaller artwork we ask that it be mounted on an 18” x 24” mat or poster board. There is a combined maximum thickness of 3/16’’ for artwork and mat together. The artwork can be exhibited vertically or horizontally and will be placed in Plexiglas frames that measure 22” x 28” overall. We are unable to mat, unmat or resize submitted artwork. Artwork submitted that does not adhere to our dimensional guidelines will be excluded from the exhibition. The Maine Arts Commission reserves the right to exclude artwork from the exhibition at our discretion.

To participate in the program one art teacher from your school must be designated as the MYEA teacher and that teacher should e-mail Angela Molino at the Maine Arts Commission with any questions and/or a request to participate in the program. Please use the subject heading “Fall MYEA Participation” in your e-mail to Angela at Your confirmation e-mail will include further instructions and all necessary paperwork.

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