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Bangor Art Society – Open Juried Show 2021

Bangor Art Society – Open Juried Show 2021

Awards Night Participants: Karen Baron (2nd place watercolors),Lee Umphrey(EMDC CEO), Samantha Bullard(Best of Show), Ariana Swann (2nd place oils/acrylics), Teddi-Jann Covell (President BAS), Michael Vermette(1st Place oils/acrylics)

Thank you to each and every artist who participated in the Bangor Art Society’s 2021 Open Juried Show! Without the talents of you the artist, we would not have the BEST Art Exhibit in the State of Maine!!! Bangor Art Society is appreciative of our host the Eastern Maine Development Corporation, (the 2 year in a row-during the pandemic) and all the staff Kristen and Jeff McCue and their CEO, Lee Umphrey! Hopefully, our work has created joy to the office space! We love being with great people.

Many thanks to our judge Mr. Roy Germon Gallery manager of Greenhut Galleries in Portland. His expertise and art experience was greatly appreciated! Mr. Germon’s comments on each piece will be in parenthesis, below.
We had 68 artists participate with 124 pieces of art work. This is a huge accomplishment during these challenging times. Your Bangor Art Society awarded $3400 of cash prizes to 16 artists. This is THE LARGEST award amount in the state of Maine by a non-profit organization.

The list of awards are as follows:
Best of Show: Samantha Bullard: “A Year In Maine”, Acrylic. (A  totally different perspective & great visualization of information)

1st: Peggy Clark Lumpkins, “Shirley Poppy”, oil,(Lovely paint handling & pattern)
2nd: Ariana Rastelli Swann, “Miles To Go”, oil, (Strong painting & composition)
3rd: Anne Dubois: “Listening”, oil, (Wonderfully inventive &strong)
Hon Men: Scott Schulman: “Lotus”, oil, (Nicely observed details)

1st: Michael vermette:, “Allagash rangers Shooting Cahse Rapids” (Great control of medium, ambitious)
2nd: Karen baron: “Deer Isle Sunset”, (Good sense of time of day-Gradient)
3rd: Margery Schuler: “Untitled #2”, (Nice sense of light)

1st: John LeBlanc, “Monhegan Overlook”, oli pastel, (Great Color Staory, love the stylization of marks)
2nd: Carolyn Wallace-Zani: “Pinecone Study 2”, graphite, (good observation & control)
3rd: Nancy Culver: “The Last Wave”, pastel, (very nice sense of light)

1st: Don Powers: “Resting & Rusting”, (Amazing textures)
2nd: Wayne Walker: “Bottles”, (Strong composition)
3rd: Don Powers: “Bass Harbor Head Light”, (Nice allocation to the rock formsin a classic Maine momnet)

1st: Rachel K. Murphy, “Brice the Behemoth”, wood block print,(Love the balance of light 7 dark & pattern)
2nd: John Taner: “Sisyphus”, mixed media, (Dynamic-good sense of materials)
3rd: Renate Klein: “Vanishing Wildflowers #2”, Intaglio print on hand made paper, (Lovely detail & overall composition)

END of Show Pickup Date: JUNE 1st, 9-5:00 PM
Thank you!

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
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.

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.

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!

Call to Members

Call to Members

The season has slowed down and your webmaster has time now, so if you don’t have a profile on the site, or items in our gallery, please submit them using the forms under MEMBERS on the  menu at the top of this site.

You can have one item in the gallery for sale, and you can change it if you sell it, or twice a year if not.


You can send me 2 images for your profile, one of a piece and one of you, OR two pieces. These can be different than that shown in the gallery. Please look at MY  profile (Nancy) and see all the types of info we can put on yours!

Thank you!