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Juried Members Show 2022

Rules and How to Enter:

Please review the rules before following instructions on how to enter below.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: EXTENDED TO MAY 7. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE JURIED. Selected artists will be notified by May 13 and given further instruction.

Eligible Work & Artists:

Our juror, accomplished artist Sam Cady, is looking for three main criteria while assessing entries:

  1. Original voice. The work should feel individual to the artist.

  2. Skilled and/or unique use of materials. We are looking for well-developed skill levels and use of materials.

  3. Personal meaning in the work. The work offers a sense that it has been explored by the artist and comes from within.

All Artist Members of the Maine Art Gallery are eligible. If you are not currently a member, you may join or renew here.


"Suspended" by Carolyn Gabbe

Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography, fiber, jewelry, and sculpture.


Each artist may submit up to three works of art, which must be the artist’s own original work created within the last three years.

Any work that has been previously exhibited at the Maine Art Gallery is not eligible. Giclees and other reproductions are not eligible.

Entry fees:

Entry fees are not refundable and the decision of our juror is final. All works entered must be original creations by the artist and must be show-ready upon delivery to the Maine Art Gallery. Work that is different from the submitted entry will not be exhibited. The entry fee for this show is $15.00 per artist.

Original Art Only:

Only original or originally printed works will be admitted; photocopies, color, or computer-generated copies are not acceptable for entry. Giclee reproductions are not eligible.

Diptychs and Triptychs:

Works created in two or three sections will be considered and judged as one entry.

New Work Please:

Works submitted must have been created during the last three years. Work accepted into a previous Maine Art Gallery exhibit is not eligible.


All 2-dimensional entries, with the exception of gallery wrapped canvases, must be framed with either glass or plexiglass. Unframed canvases are fine, as long as they are gallery wrapped (no staples visible). Frames and canvases must be wired and ready to hang (i.e., with two eye screws and steel wire. Sawtooth hangers, “clip” frames or unstable frames will not be accepted.)

Size Limits:

2-dimensional work may not exceed 4′ in either length or width, including frame. Sculptural work must fit through a standard doorway. Some pedestals are available, or the artist may supply their own.


All work must be for sale. Maine Art Gallery will take a 35% commission.

Artwork Drop off and Pick Up Dates:

For those who are notified they have been accepted into the show, artwork drop off dates will be May 30 and 31. Pick up dates will be determined, but generally is after hours on the last day of the show and the day after.


To Enter:

Download and follow the steps in this Juried Members Show Instructions. All entries will be accepted via email. Member artists will email required information along with jpegs of their work to the show organizer (see details in instruction document download).

Please submit your entry fee of $15 via paypal below (closed as of May 8th), or mail a check (see instructions document for details and address). Even if you mail a check for the fee, all submissions are still sent via email. Payment must be received by the deadline of May 7 to be considered. Selected artists will be notified and given further instruction by May 14.

The Maine Art Gallery is a 501(C)(3). We are a membership-based non-profit organization. Juried show entry fees help us pay for the cost of putting on this exhibition to benefit all participants and are not refundable.

About the Juror, Sam Cady:

Moving between the extremes of "trompe l’oeuil" and abstraction, Cady is known for his shaped canvases. His studies of objects, structures, and land/seascapes show parts of the world from acute angles. Solo exhibitions include the Mary Ryan Gallery in NYC, Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, Fujii Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, Castelli/Goodman/Solomon Gallery in East Hampton, NY, and the Caldbeck Gallery.


Cady had a mid-career retrospective at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in 2017. His work is in numerous collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, the Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL, the Portland

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Museum of Art, Portland, ME, the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA, as well as the corporate collections of the Fidelity Bank, IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chemical Bank and Prudential Insurance, to name just a few.

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