2013 Statewide Multi-Disciplinary Juried Virtual Showcase


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Original virtual art gallery concept and design by Thierry H. Bonneville.
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(Belfast, ME) Maine Art Scene magazine is pleased to announce the artist selection for its fourth annual online artist exhibit. 84 artists submitted a combined total of 375 pieces of art. Founders Brenda and Thierry Bonneville as well as curator Daphne Anderson Deeds, Maine Artist Ben Potter and Maine art collector Sam Mitchell selected 44 artists represented by 65 works of art. In addition, this year five Maine artists were selected to have a room dedicated exclusively to showcasing a broader range of their works. As with the previous showcases, all selected works for the showcase will become part of Maine Art Scene's permanent virtual art library.

The 2013 Statewide Online Artist Exhibit Features:

Abbie Allen • Nancy Morgan Barnes • Jeffery Becton • Rainy Brooks • Ragno Bruno • John Bullitt • Kenny Cole • E. Kendra Denny • David Estey • Jerri Finch • Michael Fleming • Kathleen Florance • Diane Green-Hebert • Joseph Haroutunian • Ralph Hassenpflug • Riley Hemmings • Terry Hire • Sue Anne Hodges • Henry Isaacs • Eric Leppanen • Lin Lisberger • RA Moseley • Walter Mularz • Reba Nichols • Jim Nickelson • Petrea Noyes • Paul Oberst • Judith O'Donnell • Marguerite Ogden • Abbie Read • Janvier Rollande • Kimberly Post Rowe • Dianna Rust • Robert Santerre • Claire Seidl • Johan Selmer-Larsen • Susan Tureen • Jill Valliere • Leon Vanella • Lindsay Hopkins Weld • Diane Wiencke • John Wilkinson • Susan Williams • Kitty Winslow • Amy Peters Wood

The Five Individual Selected Artists Are:
Abbie Read • Kenny Cole • E. Kendra Denny • Claire Seidl • Amy Peters Wood

"This year, we had the good fortune of working with Daphne Anderson Deeds who brings the utmost professionalism and a wealth of knowledge, and Ben Potter, a professor of art at Unity College in Maine, and a highly regarded contemporary artist in our state. For the third year in a row, we are very grateful to have Sam Mitchell on the jury as well—he has been collecting Maine art for many years and brings keen sensibility to the process," said Brenda Bonneville, editor of maineartscene.com. "As in previous years, our annual showcase highlights the enormous amount of artistic talent that can be found throughout the state of Maine."

"The quality of the submissions to Maine Art Scene's competition was remarkably strong. There are a lot of great artists in Maine," said Daphne. "It was also great fun to review the work with this jury. We were able to reach consensus even though we all had strong opinions."

"Working with Daphne, Ben and Sam as fellow jurors proved to be very rewarding," said Thierry Bonneville media director of Maine Art Scene. "They each brought an invaluable perspective to the table."

Maine Art Scene, LLC (maineartscene.com), is Maine's online arts and culture magazine devoted to promoting Maine artists and arts organizations in new and enterprising ways.

Maine Art Scene would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the many wonderful artists who submitted their work for consideration.

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Since 2008, Maine Arts Scene online magazine has been promoting Maine artists and arts organizations in new and enterprising ways. We quietly revolutionized the local magazine world by offering a truly democratic voice to Maine artists and arts organizations throughout the state. For a small fee, individual artists and arts organizations can submit their press releases to present their work and promote their events on our popular site and social networks. As we reached the 10,000 visits per month milestone in 2009, we decided to push the online magazine boundaries one step further by launching the first statewide juried multi-disciplinary virtual online showcase. We created a unique virtual experience that resembles an actual gallery space, with various rooms to navigate and art work displayed to scale. In 2012, Maine Art Scene is going one step further.  Maine artists and private collectors of Maine art will soon be able to create online stores and sell their work. Arts organizations including galleries, museums, and non-profits will also be able to set up online gifts shops,  box offices and donation pages.

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