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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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!