Monday, July 23, 2012

Maine Arts Commission Call for Art

The Maine Arts Commission, in partnership with Alpha One Independent Living Center, invites artists with disabilities to submit two dimensional artwork to be displayed during our October 23 networking and mentoring event, COMPASS READINGS, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport, Maine. The summit will provide artists with disabilities the tools needed to compete in the marketplace.

Approximately 15 works of art will be placed on view during the conference. Participation will be juried. Only work by artists with disabilities will be considered for the exhibit. To participate in the exhibit, artists must submit their work as a JPEG in an e-mail attachment to: Keith Ludden, Accessibility Coordinator, Maine Arts Commission,

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.

Acceptable categories: Paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.);Drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers); Collage (must be two-dimensional);Prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints);Mixed media (use of more than two mediums); Computer generated art;Photography

Deadline for Entries: Close of business (5:00 pm), Friday, September 21

The Maine Arts Commission is pleased to provide framing. There is a combined maximum thickness of 3/16” for artwork and mat together. The artwork can be exhibited vertically or horizontally. We are unable to mat, unmat or resize submitted artwork without the permission of the artist. 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 be considered for review, work must be submitted in digital format. Actual artwork will not be accepted for review. For further information, please contact Keith Ludden, Accessibility Coordinator, Maine Arts Commission, 207/287-2713 or

Image format must be a digital or scanned image saved as a JPEG with resolution of 300 dpi or higher at 5 x 7”. When you save your image, use the following naming conventions to name your file:

• Artist name_title of image_year of work (Example: JaneDoe_Untitled_2012.jpg) • Maximum of 72 characters in the file name • Name cannot contain any spaces or characters other than letters, numbers, underscore or hyphen.

Entries will be accepted as email attachments only and should be sent to Keith Ludden at

Please put “Compass Readings Submission” in the subject line on your e-mail, and include the following information in the body of the e-mail:

The artist’s name Title of the image Year of the work

The final decision regarding the suitability of the artwork for the exhibit will be made by a panel of qualified persons assembled by the Accessibility Coordinator. Artists chosen for the exhibit will be notified by the Accessibility Coordinator.

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