Call for Art

When you are planning to enter a YAA Show, please read the show-specific Call for Art carefully and make sure you pay close attention to the details as every YAA Show is different.

What types of exhibitions does YAA sponsor?

Member Shows: Submissions are accepted from current YAA members only.  Generally the schedule supports 4 Member Shows a year.

Open Shows: Submissions are accepted from YAA members and non-members.

Juried Shows: Entries are selected to be exhibited and judged for awards by a qualified Juror.  Only accepted works are hung or installed.  Member Shows and Open Shows may be juried.

Non-Juried Shows: All artwork received is hung and installed.
 

Upcoming events

    • 01 Mar 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 02 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • York Art Association

    Saying Goodbye to Winter

    An all Media, Member Only Show

    March 5 to 29

    Thurs through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

    Juried Show


    Show Description: 
    Artists will submit work that marks the transitions of this season -- from the cold relentless "dead of winter" through early signs of things to come, to the hope promised by longer, warmer days and melting snow.

    Juror: Tbd

    Media: All Media 

    Show Dates: March 5 - 29,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

    Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, from 5-7 pm

    Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

    Drop Off Dates:  Sunday & Monday, Mar 1 & 2 from 4 - 6 pm

    Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, Mar 5, 12 - 5 pm

    Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, Mar 29-30 from 4 - 6 pm

    • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
    • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
    • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
    • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
    • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
    • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
    Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
      • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com

      • 29 Mar 2015
      • 4:00 PM
      • 30 Mar 2015
      • 6:00 PM
      • York Art Association

      Abandoned

      An all Media, Member Only Show

      April 2 - April 26

      Thurs through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm



      Show Description: 
      Celebrating that we live in a region where traces of the past are all around us -- walls, cellar holes, derelict barns or houses, faded signs, surprises from the attic and other evocative images. 

      Media: All Media 

      Show Dates: April 2 - 26,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

      Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, from 5-7 pm

      Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

      Drop Off Dates:  Sunday & Monday, Mar 29-30 from 4 - 6 pm

      Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, Apr 1, 12 - 5 pm

      Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, Apr 26-27 from 4 - 6 pm

      • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
      • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
      • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
      • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
      • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
      • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
      Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
        • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com

        • 26 Apr 2015
        • 4:00 PM
        • 27 Apr 2015
        • 6:00 PM
        • York Art Association

        Art in Bloom

        An all Media, Member Only Show

        April 30 - May 31

        Thurs through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

        Juried Show


        Tiger Lilies by Sue Wierzba


        Show Description: 
        Work submitted will evoke the wonder and joy of the fullness of Spring. We will also include floral sculpture and live arrangements. Due to limited space for display work should not exceed 14"x14"x14".

        Media: All Media 

        Juror: TBD

        Show Dates: April 30 - May 31,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

        Opening Reception: Friday, May 1 from 5-7 pm

        Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

        Drop Off Dates:  Sunday & Monday, Apr 26-27 from 4 - 6 pm

        Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, Apr 30, 12 - 5 pm

        Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, May 31 & June 1 from 4 - 6 pm

        • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
        • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
        • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
        • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
        • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
        • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
        Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
          • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com

          • 31 May 2015
          • 4:00 PM
          • 01 Jun 2015
          • 6:00 PM
          • York Art Association

          The American Spirit

          An all Media, Member Only Show

          June 4 - June 28

          Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm


          Show Description: 
          What are the images that evoke this spirt for you? This exhibit will be connected with an exhibit, sponsored by us at the same time in the Kennebunk Room in the York Public Library, of a collection of photographs taken by a young American soldier during the Korean Conflict. His work affirms the spirt of adventure and inquisitiveness about another culture. We also will feature panels from the YAA Fiber Arts Group that celebrate the Town of York in this show. 

          Media: All Media 

          Show Dates: June 4 - June 28,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

          Opening Reception: Friday, June 5 from 5-7 pm

          Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

          Drop Off Dates:  Sun & Mon, May 31 - June1 from 4 - 6 pm

          Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, June 4, 12 - 5 pm

          Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, June 28-29 from 4 - 6 pm

          • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
          • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
          • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
          • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
          • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
          • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
          Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
            • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com

            • 05 Jul 2015
            • 4:00 PM
            • 06 Jul 2015
            • 6:00 PM
            • York Art Association

            Images of Land and Sea

            An all Media, Member Only Show

            July 9 to August 2

            Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm


            Show Description: 
            Landscapes and Seascapes are always a popular theme. Works may be realistic or impressionistic. 

            Media: All Media 

            Show Dates: July 9 to August 2,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

            Opening Reception: Friday, July 10 from 5-7 pm

            Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

            Drop Off Dates:  Sun & Mon, July 5-6 from 4 - 6 pm

            Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, July 5, 12 - 5 pm

            Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, Aug 2 & 3 from 4 - 6 pm

            • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
            • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
            • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
            • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
            • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
            • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
            Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
              • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com

              • 02 Aug 2015
              • 4:00 PM
              • 03 Aug 2015
              • 6:00 PM
              • York Art Association

              Small Works

              An all Media, Member Only Show

              August 6 - August 30

              Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

              Juried Show


              Show Description: 
              Less is more. Show the possibilities that lie within a simple scale in images and objects. Dimensions 11" x 14" (including Mat and Frame). Three dimensional pieces to not exceed 12" in any dimension.  

              Media: All Media 

              Juror: TBD

              Show Dates: August 6 - 30,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

              Opening Reception: Friday, August 7 from 5-7 pm

              Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

              Drop Off Dates:  Sun & Mon, August 2-3 from 4 - 6 pm

              Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, Aug 6, 12 - 5 pm

              Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, Aug 30-31 from 4 - 6 pm

              • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
              • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
              • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
              • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
              • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
              • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
              Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
                • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com

                • 30 Aug 2015
                • 4:00 PM
                • 31 Aug 2015
                • 6:00 PM
                • York Art Association

                Animals

                An all Media, Member Only Show

                September 3 - 27

                Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm


                Show Description: 
                From pets to polar bears, from your goldfish in a bowl to Orcas in the Pacific, from spotted salamanders to monitor lizards, fleas to pheasants - Animals are everywhere!  

                Media: All Media 

                Show Dates: September 3 - 27,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

                Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 from 5-7 pm

                Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

                Drop Off Dates:  Sun & Mon, August 30-31 from 4 - 6 pm

                Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, Sept 3, 12 - 5 pm

                Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, Sept 27-28  from 4 - 6 pm

                • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
                • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
                • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
                • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
                • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
                • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
                Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
                  • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com

                  • 27 Sep 2015
                  • 4:00 PM
                  • 28 Sep 2015
                  • 6:00 PM
                  • York Art Association

                  Humor

                  An all Media, Member Only Show

                  October 1 - November 1

                  Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm


                  Show Description: 
                  Evokes smiles and laughter, surprise with a witty perspective, invite viewers to take delight with you!

                  Media: All Media 

                  Show Dates: Oct 1 to Nov 1,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

                  Opening Reception: Friday, October 2 from 5-7 pm

                  Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

                  Drop Off Dates:  Sun & Mon, Sep 27-28 from 4 - 6 pm

                  Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, Oct 1, 12 - 5 pm

                  Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, Nov 1-2  from 4 - 6 pm

                  • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
                  • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
                  • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
                  • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
                  • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
                  • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
                  Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
                    • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com

                    • 01 Nov 2015
                    • 4:00 PM
                    • 02 Nov 2015
                    • 6:00 PM
                    • York Art Association

                    Things We Celebrate

                    An all Media, Member Only Show

                    November 5 - November 29

                    Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

                    Juried Show


                    Show Description: 
                    Evokes smiles and laughter, surprise with a witty perspective, invite viewers to take delight with you!

                    Media: All Media 

                    Show Dates: Nov 5 - 29,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

                    Opening Reception: Friday, November 6 from 5-7 pm

                    Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

                    Drop Off Dates:  Sun & Mon, Nov 1-2 from 4 - 6 pm

                    Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Thurs, Nov 5, 12 - 5 pm

                    Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, Nov 29-30  from 4 - 6 pm

                    • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
                    • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
                    • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
                    • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
                    • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
                    • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
                    Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
                      • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Virgina Calvo at vcalvo@maine.rr.com


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