Zoom Meeting Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Zoom Meeting Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Hope you all are “Creatively Lucky” and Healthy! Our regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 PM
We have invited the talented artist Abigail Gray Swartz of Gray Day Studios to be our guest speaker. Her art has been featured on the cover of The New Yorker Magazine and other publications. She is an illustrator and painter. Above is an example of her cover artwork!


Also, we will discuss the Open Juried show 2021!
And Paint out aboard Linda Greenlaw’s ship in June!
You don’t want to miss this meeting!

Upcoming Workshop

Upcoming workshop with Gabriela Maya! Sign up below:


ZOOM Workshop with Gabriela Maya, Artist, Animator, Editor from Mexico City
Thursday February 25th, 7:00 PM
Details: The art of Japanese graphic novels and animation transformed into modern day story lines and characters from scroll drawing. Innovative method to view your drawings and paintings. Senor Maya will guide attendees through this historic contour drawing process. In this workshop, Gbriella will guide each artist through the 3 step process: Action/Sequence/Consequence
Materials:  rectangular sketch pad, tape, drawing implements.
Who Can attend: Artists of any level accepted.
People will view their work from a totally different perspective.
 Cost: $15.00 BAS Members   $20.00 Non-Members
Happy 146th Year BAS!

Happy 146th Year BAS!

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!
Teddi-Jann Covell

Bangor Art Society’s Members Show 2021

Bangor Art Society’s Members Show 2021

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:
1. Oils/Acrylic
2. Watercolors
3. Drawing, (graphite, pastels, colored pencil)
4. Photography
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!

1st Bangor Art Society ZOOM Meeting of 2021!

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!. .





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.

BAS Members Registration fee: $10.00/ Non Members fee: $20.00
Two entries per Artist: 1 for live auction: (no size restriction), 1 entry for silent auction: (no larger than 11″ x14″).
Art should be dropped off at Eastern Maine Development Corporation, 41 Harlow Street, Bangor on Friday November, 6th between 10:00 AM -3:00 PM.
Bidders are requested to register with email, and phone numbers. Bidders are requested to check-In via FB messenger prior to 6:30 PM.
More info TBA

Open Juried Show Gallery Coming Soon….

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.

BAS – 145th Open Juried Show Results!

BAS – 145th Open Juried Show Results!

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.