Category: Events

March Meeting Cancelled

March 2020 Meeting Cancelled

In cooperation with Governor Mill’s request of prohibiting any gathering of 50 or more people, your BAS executive committee decided to cancel this month’s regular meeting on Tuesday, 3/24. We want all Bangor Art Society members to be healthy and able to participate in the spring activities! Please paint and work plein-air or in your homes or your studio. Practice social distancing and wash your hands when you wash your brushes! Stay home as much as possible.  Now is the time to be creating the winter project: wind in the trees. Winter projects will be due at April meeting.

Bangor Art Society will continue our efforts with the 145th Anniversary Annual Open Juried show at Eastern Maine Development Corporation. April 25th, from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM is the art in-take. Please register on line or via the mail with the registration form. Membership renewals will be accepted as well! This will be an exciting event as people’s creativity should be bursting by the end of April!
Reception and Awards ceremony is slated for 1st Friday Art-walk in May, Friday May 1st, 5:30-7:00 PM. This will be broadcast live on Facebook on the Bangor Art Society’s page at 6:00 PM for those not able to come in person. $3000 prize money is up for grabs!

Opportunity for Members

11 Central Eatery Coastal Exhibit: Owner Ann Marie Orr will select from Bangor Art Society Members’ large paintings with a Maine Coastal theme. During the week of February 10-15th, members may bring their work to 11 Central for her to choose. More details will be at January meeting.

BAS 2020 Member Show

BAS 2020 Member Show

EXHIBITS/ SHOWSANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOWArt intake: Sunday February 2nd, 1:00 PM -3:00 PM at ROCK & ART Shop Central Street Bangor. One piece per artist, free for all dues paying members. We are Proud to announce the Judges will be Jean Deighan of Deighan Wealth Advisors and former president Kristborg Whitney!


RECEPTION & AWARDS: Saturday February 8th, 5-7 PM, Our actual 145th Anniversary date. All artists are asked to bring a chocolate concoction for our quests. Show ends Sunday February 16th. Details of show: 1 piece per member, size limit for flat art 11″ X 14″ not including frame, artwork must have wire hangers, artwork must be framed if not using a gallery wrapped canvas or cradled panel. All art must not have been entered in a BAS show previously. Certificates will be awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd award will be given in the following categories, Oils/Acrylics, Watercolors, Drawing, Photography, and Other: scultpure/3D/mixed media/fiber/etchings/lithographs/silkscreen. The Rock & Art does take a percentage of sales.

Paint Bangor – Wet Paint Event & Auction

Paint Bangor – Wet Paint Event & Auction

Our Auction last Thursday was a fun event.  We had works from both members and non members, in many different sizes, media and styles.  This is an annual event held in conjunction with ArTober, a month long event in Bangor celebrating the arts. Mark Bradstreet of Searsport, honored us as Auctioneer.

Here are some of the works that were offered:

Thank you to all the artists, their friends, family and all the arts supporters who came by to share the evening with us.

Bangor Art Society Wet Paint Auction is THIS THURSDAY!!

Bangor Art Society Wet Paint Auction is THIS THURSDAY!!

Come on down to the Penobscot Valley Country Club tomorrow, October 24th! Artist bring your work(s) between 3:30 and 5 for intake! Viewing starts at 5 and the auction starts at 6.

Buyers come on down at 5 for previews and refreshments.  Your bidding paddle can be had for a donation of just $5 which helps us offset the cost of the amazing spread of food offered. This is a great opportunity to obtain locally created, beautiful artwork at a great price.

There will be both a live auction and a silent auction.

It’s not too late to sign up to participate. Click the link on the top menu to fill out the form and pay, OR pay at  event intake starting at 3:30.

We hope to see you all there!

Member show at Rock & Art

Member show at Rock & Art

Friday, February 8th is the art intake for our annual Members’ show at Rock & Art Shop, Central St., Bangor, 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! 
Your officers will begin hanging the work at 1:30 PM! Please have all your art at the shop during these times, or make arrangements with your Prez. prior to Friday. The shop cannot accept work before Friday.
1. All art must be 12″ x 12″ or smaller. (Frames are not included in dimensions.
2. All 2-D art must be framed if not on Museum wrapped canvas, and all sides must be finished.
3. All 2-D art must have hanging wires. No saw tooth hooks allowed.
4. All art must be accompanied with card stating artist, medium, price, phone number, email.
5. Free to all dues paying members of Bangor Art Society!
6. Award certificates will be given for Best of show and 1st place in five categories: Oil/Acrylics, Watercolor, Drawing, Photography and Other (printmaking, mixed media & 3-D).

BAS Members’ Show Reception & awards ceremony will be held on Friday, February 15, from 5:30-8:00 at Rock & Art Shop! Judges will be announced at intake! Many thanks to Annette and Tony Dodd!

Many thanks to our corporate sponsor queen, Suzanne Roberts! We have three new corporate sponsors to join our corporate member team: Varney’s Auto Group, Darling’s Auto, and Van Sycle Auto! Welcome and thank you! Also, we appreciate our Corporate members Print Bangor and School Street Picture Framers!

2018 artober paint-out and wet paint auction

2018 artober paint-out and wet paint auction

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Was a huge success at The Penobscot Valley Country Club

The Bangor Art Society held our annual “Paint the greater Bangor Area” on Thursday, October 11!

22 artists participated at PVCC! We thank Christine Foster, Food and Beverage Manager at PVCC for the wonderful refreshments and auction space that over-looked this historic course.

There was a Live Auction and a Silent Auction in the club house, and we appreciate the expertise of Auctioneer Mark Bradstreet.


Bangor Art Society is a proud member of the Greater Bangor Chamber, when you join BAS you automatically gain membership into the Chamber and reduced registration fee for the paint-out!