Upcoming workshop with Gabriela Maya! Sign up below:
New year time to reflect on the past year and to express gratitude for our 146th year. BAS pivoted and made progress through the pandemic! Thank you all for submitting art and attending our meetings via ZOOM and all exhibits!
I am grateful for each and every one of you BAS Members!
Grateful to your BAS Executive committee:
Helena Bosse, VP
Janice Janostack, Treasurer
Peg Hanson, Secretary
Rose White, Membership
Karen Baron, Historian
Alison Dibble, Member at large
Nancy Tang, Web Mistress
Jennifer de Lannee, volunteer member
There are two committee seats available currently and I encourage you all to volunteer! This is a great opportunity to expand leadership experience! Contact me or any member above if you are open to joining Executive committee. Remember officer elections are in May, 2021.
Grateful to James Toothacker, Scholarship Director and Lynn Higgins, Book keeper., Josh Gass, Bangor Arts Exchange, Lee Umphrey, CEO EMDC.
Asking for all to share BAS activities with all your artist friends and patrons!!! Ask them to check us out on social media and website!
Anyone who recruits 3 new BAS members will receive a free membership for 2021!
Executive committee voted to increase BAS Membership cost to $45 beginning Jan 2021.
Everyone who renewed this past fall is grandfathered into this new year!
Thank you! See you at the meeting on the 26th!
Bangor Art Society’s Members’ show will take place at The Rock & Art Shop, Central Street, Bangor. All Members may enter one piece of work no larger than 11″ x 14″ and it’s FREE to all paid members! Art intake is Sunday Feb. 7th from noon til 4:00 PM.
There are 3 AWARDS for 5 categories plus BEST OF SHOW:
3. Drawing, (graphite, pastels, colored pencil)
5. Other(mixed media, sculpture, 3-D, print-making, etc).
RECEPTION & AWARDS ceremony with be a live on-line virtual presentation on Bangor Art Society Facebook page on February 10th at 5pm.
Judges: Aaron Pyle and Sara Belisle, from the Zillman Art Museum, University of Maine.
Art pick up will be on Monday morning January 15th 10:00 AM-Noon!
Take your Valentine, friends, family to Rock & Art Shop to buy their gift that will always be with them long after the romantic day of the year!!
Price your work to sell and remember the R & A has a 60%-40% policy. 60% to artists!
Many many thanks to Annette and all owners and staff at R & A!!!!
If the piece sells and is to be shipped, the artist is responsible for collecting shipping fees & shipping the work.
1st Bangor Art Society
ZOOM Meeting of 2021!
Featuring Artist Gabriela Maya
Tuesday, January 26th 6:00 PM EST
This will be a 1st for Bangor Art Society…Our 146th year KICK OFF with an International ARTIST!
I met Senora Gaby 4 years ago at a “Comic Book” Conference in San Diego, CA. She lives in Mexico City, Mexico. Ms. Maya is a well know artist for her “Gaby Cat” animation drawings and paintings, but she is best known for her work with bringing & teaching the art of animation and introducing the Japanese “Manga” drawing process to Mexico. With the global technology of Facebook, Gabriela and I have managed to stay connected. I am proud to announce that Gabriela Maya will rock this exhilarating 2021 with her international art expertise as the Bangor Art Society’s Inaugural speaker!
Make sure you ZOOM in with a sketchbook and drawing/painting implements of your choice. She will talk, we will view a video and then create! This will get us all off to a rocking new year!. .
Today during system maintenance, the system sent out thank you notes to all of you who have registered, joined or purchased items on the site. These are for past purchases.
Very sorry for the confusion!!!
BANGOR ART SOCIETY’s ANNUAL ARTOBER PAINT BANGOR EVENT
Paint Bangor “Wet Paint” Live On-Line Auction event Friday, November 13, 7:00 PM.
Bidding begins at 7:15 PM.
Preview of all work Wednesday, 5:00 PM will be on Bangor Art Society’s Facebook page.
Show Gallery Coming soon…..
Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be creating a gallery that will offer all of the works in the show for sale. Please be patient with us as we must add over 130 pieces to the site.
A note to the artists: all of the pieces will not show up at the same time, so if you see the gallery, but don’t see YOUR piece, please don’t email asking why. We can only add one at a time, and as they are added, they automatically show up in the gallery. Answering questions about the gallery will slow down the process of creating it.
Thank you all registered Artists and Mr. Lee Umphrey, CEO of EMDC & Mr. Carl Little, Judge!!!
We did it! 1st ever Bangor Art Society Open Juried Show held virtually!
The art In-take was Monday June 1st, 202. Registration was spaced smoothly, (6ft apart), and masks were on! We had a couple curbside pick-ups too. It was fun! Thank you all for your cooperation and patience! Only a couple label mix-ups, that are fixed already! We had 75 artists and 138 pieces of beautiful art that were all accepted! This year Carl asked if he could select an Honorable Mention in every Category. Therefore, $25 will be awarded this year for Honorable Mention! Congratulations to all!
The awards ceremony was held live on our Bangor Art Society Facebook Page Friday, June 5th at 6:00 PM.
Congratulations to BEST OF SHOW $500 Winner: Kris Sader for her original intaglio print entitled, “Chicken Tail Yard-Pre 2017, Ripley Farm”
Here are all the winners:
Bangor Art Society’s Annual Open Juried Show 2020
Best In Show: Kris Sader, “Chicken Tail Yard-Pre 2017, Ripley Farm”
1. Ken Putnam, “Contra Dance III”, Acrylic
2. Peggy Clark Lumpkins, “Mourning Doves”, Oil
3. Jean Savage, “Fall Swamp in Northern Maine”, Acrylic
HM: Christopher Gardner, “Katahdin Dreams”, Acrylic
1.Karen Baron, “Dad’s Shop”
2.Linda Hunter, “Apple Pressing”
3. Diana Young, “Tennis”
HM: Karen Baron, “Bass Harbor Buoys”
1.Barbara Bemis Adams, “Fine Light” Pastel
2. Ana Mendoza, “Mayan Elegance”, Pastel
3. Carolyn Wallace Zani, “Succulent Garden”, Graphite
HM: Barbara Clarke, “Steadfast”, Pastel
1.Ulrike Guthrie, “Tree Eruption”
2. Ulrike Guthrie, “Ice Starburst”
3. Wes James, “Solitary Grace”,HM: Wayne Walker, “Baseball in the Hood”
1.Jon Taner, “Mambo II”, Acrylic Collage
2. Rose White, “Claire O’Patra”, Mosaic glass
3.Linda Stearns, “Sounding”, Copper plate Etching
HM: Renate Klein, “On the Coast”, photo-intaglio-spit bitzing
NOTE: Prize money will be given to the artists when they pick up their work, Monday June 15th. Please come during the same time frame as art intake. A-H, artists come between 9-11 AM, I-P last names, come between 11-2 PM,and artists last names between Q-Z come 2-5 PM.
DEADLINE HAS PASSED, HOWEVER, YOU MAY REGISTER AT INTAKE OR ONLINE FOR $45.
Due to guidelines from the CDC we have postponed our show till June 1st. The show will run from June 1st – June 15th. Please see Registration from (link above) for all details.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND OURS, PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK FOR INTAKE.