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

    • 15 Apr 2015
    • 01 Aug 2015
    • Moulton Park, across from York Art Association



    Art in the Park 2015 - Sat, Sept 19, 9 to 4 pm

    21st Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Event

    . OVER SIXTY 12'x12' SPACES AVAILABLE

    (assigned on a first come first serve basis)

    . FINE ART AND FINE CRAFTS

    . FOOD AVAILABLE

    . FREE PARKING

    . FREE ADMISSION

    . Juried by Nancy Davison, President of the Barn Gallery

    . Awards Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Honorable Mention

    . WALK TO THE OCEAN AND TO YORK VILLAGE

    EXHIBITION POLICIES:
    All exhibited work must be the original work and design of the artist. No imports, dealers, commercial art or objects made from commercial kits are allowed. Artist reproductions/prints must be signed and numbered by the artist in limited editions and must be labeled as such. THE SHOW WILL BE HELD, RAIN OR SHINE.

    Past Exhibitors: A non-refundable $125 fee must be enclosed with your application and postmarked by April 15, 2015.  

    Past Exhibitors need to respond by April 15 to reserve their spot from last year. 

    New Exhibitors: There is a $15 non-refundable jury fee for all new artists. All new artists must submit a minimum of 3 maximum of 7 images of recent work. A current bio and résumé of relevant experiences, include website address if you have one, along with jury fee. Images can be photos or jpg images provided on disc. Each image must include artist name, medium, size and title (if applicable) of piece. Please provide a #10 self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have photos returned. Acceptance or rejection notice will be mailed out within 4 week of receipt. All exhibited work must be the original work and design of the artist.

    New Exhibitors should respond as soon as possible. Space will be assigned after April 15 on a first come, first serve basis.  

    No Imports, dealers, commercial art or objects made from commercial kits are allowed. Artist reproductions/prints must be signed and numbered by the artist in limited editions and must be labeled as such.

    Deadline: August 1 2015. Please do not email jpg images. Checks may be made payable To York Art Association.

    Download 2015 Art in the Park Application

    YORK ART ASSOCIATION
    PO BOX 74, YORK, ME 03909
    EMAIL: gallerymanager@yorkartassociation.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, 3-dimensional work should not exceed 14"x14"x14".

    Media: All Media 

    Juror: Wendy Cahill

    Wendy Cahill, proprietor of Annie Grafics in York Village,  will be the judge of the May YAA show, Art in Bloom.  Wendy has a background in art which began in 1994 when she graduated from the Manchester Institute of Art, following a 2 year certificate program in Photography.

    She started photographing weddings, events, and family portraits when she realized her passion was  photographing people and capturing portraits of the environment.   When Wendy was in school she photographed her instructors’ young daughter at the Currier Museum in Manchester, in front of a Painting by John Singer Sargent. It became her signature piece and was used by the Currier in Publications to attract young visitors. 

    Wendy was Governor Lynch's Photographer for 8 years. In this capacity she photographed his inaugurations, personal events and the Governor’s annual family christmas card. 

    Gov. Lynch appointed Cahill in 2008 to the NH State Council on the Arts where she served  for 4 years representing Concord. In that capacity she helped choose Artists for new and renovated State Office buildings under the Percentage for Art program. She also helped choose recipients for the Governors Art awards, and helped decide where grant monies would be best used.

    Currently Wendy enjoys photographing wooden boats. She looks for details that you can get with a long lens of sail patterns, the grain of the wood, and polished brass.  In that end, she sails each year on The Mary Day, a schooner out of Camden. Her pursuit is capturing the beauty of passing boats, the rugged shoreline and the Mary Day itself. 

    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 $40 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 the American Spirit for you? Are they of patriotism, nostalgia, courage or something else? 

      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, Galen E. Leavitt, during the Korean Conflict.
      The exhibit is a collection of black and white and color photographs of people, planes, landscapes, and humanity from 60 year-old restored color slides and black and white prints taken while Galen was in the U.S.A.F., stationed in Japan and flying missions into South Korea from 1951-1953. Galen's 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 $40 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

        • 28 Jun 2015
        • 4:00 PM
        • 29 Jun 2015
        • 6:00 PM
        • York Art Association

        Summer Art & Craft Fair

        An all Media, Member Only Sale

        July 2 - 5, Thurs - Fri 12 to 5 pm, 

        Extended to 7pm on Fri & Sat


        Show Description: Celebrating the seashore and coastline of Maine in the summer is a part of the everyday life here in York. We are looking for artisans that highlight the Maine coastal beauty in some way and items that are personally hand crafted, and may also be appealing to a tourist or traveler as a unique souvenir of Maine. Items on the smaller side and under $75 are recommended.


        Media: All Media 

        Show Dates: June 30 - July 5,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

        Reception: Wed, July 1 from 5-7 pm

        Drop Off Dates:  Sun & Mon, June 28-29  from 4 - 6 pm

        Pick Up at Closing:  Sun & Mon, July 5-6 from 4 - 6 pm

        Registration: The deadline is June 15, 2015. Please email us at gallerymanager@yorkartassociation.com or call Annette Brennan at 207-361-7600. Include a description of your medium; if you would like to send us a 150 dpi photo and description of your art also, we can promote your works. Send us a photo of your work if you would like to provide materials to help promote your work. Artists will receive a confirmation call or email once they have been registered. If you would like both a wall and table space, select your preference, and if both spaces are available, we will let you know by June 1.

        Drop Off Dates: Sunday and Monday, June 28 and 29 from 4 to 6 PM. Please use the Gift Shop Agreement forms on our website to list all items and have each piece named and itemized with your initials and numbers 1-99 (AB1, AB 2) etc. along with the sale price and label each piece in the same way with a sticker or tag.

        Details:

        Prints must be matted or framed and packaged attractively.
        There are 30 spaces available on a first come first served basis and half of the spaces are walls and the others tables. The tables are 30x72 inches and the walls spaces are 8 x10 feet. Artists can share the space with another artist that they chose. We will provide hanging guidelines. Table design is your choice. There are 5 spaces that can be requested for non-table or wall. For example, a bin or rack only.

        • Open to Members only - Artists can join at Art Drop Off, Single Membership is $35 per year
        • 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.
        • Use the Gift Shop agreement and label forms. They can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Please use the Gift Shop 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.
        We ask each participant to volunteer for 2.5 hours during the art and craft fair. 
          • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Annette Brennan at abimages4u@gmail.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 $40 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 $40 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 $40 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 $40 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 $40 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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