YARMOUTH — Entries are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 21, for the fourth annual Yarmouth Art Festival.

The juried show, created in 2009 as a new venue for the Maine arts community, will be held Oct. 17 to 20 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, about a mile from Cousins Island.

A news release describes the submission process as follows:

The festival welcomes painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media from any artist age 18 and older who maintains a residence in Maine. The entry fee is $15 per person for the first piece, $10 for the second and $5 for each additional one. All fees and commissions support St. Bart’s community services.

Submissions are being accepted online until 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and must include a digital image of each entry. Participating artists are responsible for delivering their work to the show.

To access an entry form and the complete rules, visit www.yarmouthartfestival.com.

The 2011 festival drew more than 300 entries, with nearly 165 pieces from 75 artists selected for display. A total of 45 pieces were sold, at prices ranging from $60 to $600.

“We’ve gained momentum every year and have become a vibrant showcase for many artists across the state,” said a spokesperson for the exhibit. “We’re looking forward to another great show that highlights the breadth of talent we have in Maine.”

St. Bart’s bright, post-andbeam sanctuary is converted into an art gallery for the event. The show will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Admission is free for both the festival and the reception, with donations accepted.

For information, visit www.yarmouthartfestival.com.



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