2011 Statewide Multi-Disciplinary Juried Virtual Showcase


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(Belfast, ME) January 8, 2011 – Maine Art Scene is pleased to announce the launch of its 2nd annual online artist showcase. Close to 90 artists submitted a combined total of over 400 pieces of art. After very careful consideration by founders Brenda and Thierry Bonneville as well as Maine art collector Sam Mitchell,  the selected pieces featured in the exhibit include 65 artists represented by 95 works of art. As with last year's showcase, the selected works will become part of Maine Art Scene's permanent art library.


"We were very pleased by the diversity of work submitted this year," said Brenda Bonneville, editor of Maine Art Scene. "The significant response to our call once again solidifies the fact that Maine enjoys an undeniable abundance of artistic talent. Our goal for the showcase is to provide artists the exposure they deserve and give viewers the opportunity to become familiar with new work."


"It was great working with Sam because he is an enthusiastic collector of Maine Art", said Thierry Bonneville media director of Maine Art Scene. "Of the 200 pieces of art he owns, Sam says that he gets joy out of them every day."


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. In 2011, Maine Art Scene is going one step further. Starting in December, Maine artists and private collectors of Maine art will 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.


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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  • Comment Link Alan Fishman

    I just wanted to show and share appreciation to the 'Maine Art Scene', especially for its 'Virtual gallery'. An image from one of my paintings is on the cover of The Scene magazine this month thanks to the selection being made by the editor of the magazine after looking through the virtual online art gallery. Thanks to Maine art Scene for all it's creative work.

    Alan Fishman (website)

    Thursday, 08 March 2012 13:15 posted by Alan Fishman
  • Comment Link Beth Ann Gordley

    Very nice. I love the opening page for the site and I am very impressed with the array of art that is shown.

    Thanks again for supporting the Maine art community !

    Wednesday, 09 March 2011 22:07 posted by Beth Ann Gordley
  • Comment Link Maine Art Exhibits

    Mary Brooking: Wonderful work, and very inspiring - just what's needed in Febraury in Maine!!

    Lisa Kleman: Wonderful exhibition. And a wonderful way to present this slideshow. I loved being able to click on the works to see them better. I enjoyed this very much.

    Iryna Sarachman: A easy way to enjoy the art of Maine without leaving your living room in the Laurentian's. Check out Rainy Brooks ''Unfurled' and Jim Nickelson's'' The Tarn'. beauty is never far away!

    Saturday, 05 March 2011 17:01 posted by Maine Art Exhibits
  • Comment Link Recent Feedback received - Thank you!

    Beautiful job! - Gayle Fitzpatrick

    Thank you, Brenda and Thierry. The show is beautiful with many interesting pieces. I will be looking up a lot of new (to me) artists in the near future. This is a terrific resource. - Diane Bowie Zaitlin

    The show looks beautiful! Congratulations. - Meryl Ruth

    It's a great show, varied and interesting. I am amazed that the galleries look so real, just if you were there. It must be quite a feat to review so many works and make choices. You must have many artists submit and many pieces to go through for each. Thank you for choosing one of my pieces. - Kathleen Noyes

    The gallery looks gorgeous Brenda & Thierry, Wow! Thanks for all the great work you folks do! - Joan Proudman

    The exhibition look great! - Susan Williams

    The exhibit looks GREAT!......how do we eat hors d'oeuvres & have a glass of wine?? - Mary Woodman

    The showcase looks amazing! What an undertaking! I am incredibly grateful. - dm whitman

    Thanks so much—the site looks great. I am so happy to be part of this year's exhibit. - Sue Anne Hodges

    Thank you for including two of my photographs in the 2011 Online Virtual Showcase. The show includes a nice mix of artwork, and the layout is very effective. - Bob Rogers

    Looks great!! Love the variety you all have..!! - Lindsay Hopkins-Weld

    Thanks again for all your hard work and the "whole" show looks FANTASTIC! - Russell Kahn

    The site looks great! I am very pleased with the way my image appears. - Martha Lentz

    The Showcase looks fabulous! I am so thankful to have been included. - Lori Hutchinson

    Congratulations! The showcase looks great, as usual...you've done a terrific job. I'm very pleased to be included. - David Estey

    The Gallery looks wonderful this year. - Kris Engman

    I was so thrilled to be included in the new show! Your site is so professional, and has so much of interest. I think the virtual Showcase is outstanding - and both shows are EXCELLENT, beautifully done. Best of luck and thanks! - Hannah Ineson

    WOW, it is an amazing show Brenda and beautifully hung! - Laurie Hadlock

    I'm honored to be included in the gorgeous 2nd Gallery - a great pleasure to see (and surely a LOT of work). - Johan Selmer-Larsen

    The showcase looks great. A nice presentation. - Joe Haroutunian

    Love the show! It's even stronger than last year. Thank you. - Rebecca Thompson

    Saturday, 26 February 2011 22:45 posted by Recent Feedback received - Thank you!
  • Comment Link Maria G., N.Y.

    Your 2011 virtual gallery is absolutely terrific.

    Sunday, 23 January 2011 22:09 posted by Maria G., N.Y.
  • Comment Link Suzette M.

    Excellent selection and display. A great way to see a variety of work from across the state. I enjoyed viewing the exhibiton very much.

    Friday, 21 January 2011 21:56 posted by Suzette M.
  • Comment Link Peter S.

    Maine Art Scene, your site is truly remarkable. What a gift to the selected artists and to the state of Maine. My hat goes off to you.

    Monday, 10 January 2011 21:47 posted by Peter S.

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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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