WISCASSET - Founded by artist Mildred Burrage in 1954 and housed in an historic red brick school house built in 1807, the non-profit Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset is taking bold steps to broaden its presence on the American art scene. They are utilizing the speed and convenience of technology to revamp their exhibit entry format by changing to shows that are juried online. Artists will be able to submit images of their entries online, eliminating the need for pre-show drop offs. The Gallery is also in the process of selecting national jurors for the upcoming season, as well as creating a brand new website that will allow them to receive and manage entries and payments online.
In addition to streamlining the entry process and increasing their visibility on the Internet, the Maine Art Gallery has aligned with two new groups that are showcasing the rich history and cultural institutions of the town of Wiscasset. The Gallery will be part of the newly established "Museum in the Streets" program that allows visitors to follow a self-guided historic walking tour through the village area of Wiscasset. Numbered signposts will feature historic photographs and descriptions of the 40 sites along the trail. The Maine Art Gallery will also be participating in the town's newly established Art Walks that will take place on the 4th Thursdays of the months from June through September. The Gallery's opening receptions will coincide with the dates of these monthly Art Walks sponsored by the Wiscasset Chamber of Commerce.
The 2013 show season at the Maine Art Gallery will open on May 2nd with a members' exhibit and then will transition into the first of its juried shows on May 28th. Until the new website officially goes online, updates on Gallery news, events, and educational activities can be accessed by searching for Maine Gallery Inc. on Facebook. For more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org
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