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Beginning drawing class at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell

Artist Kay Morris of West Gardiner will teach a beginning drawing class with four sessions on Tuesday afternoons at the Harlow Gallery June 17 and 24 and July 1 and 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. The emphasis will be on contour drawing and value study. Students will work from simple still life objects, learning to improve observational skills while […]

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Artists combat human trafficking in Brunswick, Maine

Photos of the Frontier Gallery human trafficking event taken by Alex Cornell du Houx and Morgan Rogers. By Morgan Rogers first published in Maine Insights The Frontier Gallery, in Brunswick, and local artists held an event to raise awareness of human trafficking on April 11th that informed, entertained, and connected community members to a serious issue that continues to challenge […]

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The Congress Square, Portland, Maine design team to hold next public meeting

by Ramona du Houx in Maine INsights April 3rd, 2014 · Filed under: Community Maine, Creative Economy · No Comments The design team for the Congress Square Redesign will hold a working meeting for the members of the Congress Square Redesign Study Group and the public to review the findings of their initial assessment and discuss design directions going forward. The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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Hemera Foundation Fellowship for visual and performing artists and writers

The Hemera Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to introducing secular contemplative views and practices into mainstream society, focusing on education, women and children, and the arts. The deadline is 04-01-2014. Tending Space Fellowships are open to visual and performing artists and writers. Fellows will receive financial support for both contemplation and creation. Application is open to those who are deeply engaged with, and have a demonstrable commitment to, an art form and who also have an interest in beginning or deepening a spiritual practice. Compensation will be provided to 10 fellows for a residential meditation retreat, an art retreat or workshop, a meditation mentor, an art mentor and a stipend for a two-week work period where fellows can focus […]

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Camden International Film Festival call for documentary films

Camden International Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The Camden International Film Festival is open to documentary films of all shapes, sizes, styles and lengths. They are looking for films that show a dedication to craft, film that push the boundaries of the nonfiction form, and utilize unique approaches to telling a darn good story. Please submit via or fill out an online form here. Deadlines and Fees: Regular Deadline: April, 18 2014 rFeature: $40 Short: $30 Late Deadline: May 23, 2014 Feature: $45 Short: $35 Extended Deadline: June 20, 2014 Feature: $60 Short: $50 Entry fee payment can be made via PayPal or by check with your DVD in the mail. Formats Exhibition: HDCam / DigiBeta / Blu-ray Pre-screening: […]

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Maine Organic Famers & Gardeners Association poster design contest

The purpose of the Poster Design Contest is to select the design for the Fair poster, T-shirts, and other products, as well as CGCF marketing and promotions materials. The theme of the design must be in line with MOFGA’s mission and the general guidelines for participating in the Fair. The deadline is August-08-2013. Artists must be from Maine. The winning artist will receive: $1,000.00 to be paid after January 1 of the coming year; a press release about selected design/artist; a write-up in MOFGA’s newspaper, The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener; and a one-year subscription to the MOFGA newspaper. For a complete information and application here:

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Maine Creative Industries Award

For full article on Maine Insights click here. The Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) announced the co-recipients of the 2014 Maine Creative Industries Award, a prestigious biennial honor that recognizes exceptional people and organizations who enrich Maine’s growing reputation as a state where the arts and enterprise meet and flourish. “These exemplary honorees showcase Maine’s creativity in separate ways— Mr. […]

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Art 2014, 19th Annual Juried Art Show at Hallow Gallery

The Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) invites artist submissions to Art2014, 19th annual juried Art show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Art 2014 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine. Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand pulled prints, photography and sculpture and fine crafts, including […]

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Portland, Maine listed as a place to visit because of creative economy

From Croatia, to Tokyo, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games, fourteen best places to travel were listed on Business Portland, Maine was third on the list. Here’s what Jennifer Polland said about Portland in 14 Places You Should Plan To Visit In 2014: America’s other Portland has been gaining a reputation as a funky low-key destination that prizes […]