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RWS 20th Anniversary Group Show    

Cove Street Arts Center, Portland ME


Application Form



We invite you to submit works of art for our first all year group show this November at the beautiful and spacious Cove Street Arts Center in Portland. We have secured a large portion of the galleries for our exhibit to showcase the breadth and talent of the artists who have come through our doors and worked alongside us in any of our 3 locations over the past 20 years. Whether you were with us for 2 months or all 20 years, we invite you to submit to this juried show. The mission is to create a cohesive, beautiful and well rounded show with juried works in all mediums.


We have use of the interior and exterior gallery room #4, the floor space in front and beside it and the U-shaped space  and floor in front of that area. Everything in this picture except the floor space where the “dis-comforter” piece is in the lower right. This will provide us with ample floor, wall, and hanging space. 


Jurors will select and assist with the curation of the space alongside the Cove Street staff who will perform the installation. Any large scale or complicated installation works should include detailed installation instructions or the artist's ability to help install during the hanging. All mediums including digital and video may be submitted. 

Specifications to apply:

  • All mediums including digital and video may be submitted

  • Submit 1 - 4 works of art; 2D, 3D, digital, video, wearable, installation or combination of one or more mediums. The space is large and we have the ability to feature everything from small works to large, multiples and some installations/space constructions. Submitting a variety will help us have the flexibility to build a comprehensive, visually interesting and balanced show.

  • Submissions open June 9, 2023 and there is no fee to enter if submitted before August 1, 2023. The fee to submit after August 1, 2023 is $20. Submissions close September 15, 2023 and no entries will be considered thereafter. 

  • Accepted work is preferred to be framed or professionally finished and with hanging or displaying apparatus, or with display implements and instructions included. Gallery and RWS reserve the right to refuse work that is not ready to install.

  • The gallery collects a 50% commission for all sold works.

  • While we are unable to include all works submitted we will have sales space in a print rack in the gallery store for prints and other 2D work in sleeves, as well as a jewelry case, and small works space. These will also be a 50/50 split with the gallery.


Work submitted should be sent in the following format via this form:

  • JPEG, TIF or PNG at least 300 dpi and 2000 pixels wide on the shortest side 

  • LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, TITLE, MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS, PRICES, and DATES. (We prefer if the work was made in the past 2 - 4 years, but this is not a requirement.)

  • Please send images of work for the gallery store and supporting information separately to and indicate you have done so on the form.


Accepted work:

  • Delivery to and pick up at Cove Street Arts is the responsibility of the artist

  • Compliance with the Gallery rules is required

  • No substitutions; the delivered work must be the same piece(s) represented in the submission photos. (Is this a stipulation we want to make? Many applications have this)


Aug 1, 2023

Application Deadline with no fee 

Aug 15, 2023

Application Deadline with $20 fee 

Sept 1, 2023

Submissions Decision Notifications

Oct 24 - Nov 11, 2023

Artwork Delivery  

November 16, 2023, 5 - 7 pm

Jan 8, 2024

Exhibit Opening at Cove Street Arts Center

Take down and pick up unsold work

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Let’s Work Together

Have other ideas or collaboration ideas? Get in touch so we can start working together.

Thanks for submitting!

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