BECOME a MEMBER
Jurying for Admission
The Art Guild of the Kennebunks was established in 1980 by a gathering of local professional artists working and exhibiting in the area. Its purpose is to support and encourage each other as artists, to form a base from which to work with other organizations in the community and also to further the appreciation of fine art through group exhibitions, demonstrations and discussions.
All applications must be submitted in advance and there will be no applications accepted on a walk-in basis. Applicants must not be on the premises at the time of jurying.
Jurying for artist membership is by an anonymous jury. Work must be original, recent (within the last two years) and done outside of a workshop or class. Work must be professionally presented There will be no critiquing of applicants’ work.
Jurying for admission takes place in the spring of each year. Artists are asked to submit five (5) pieces in one medium that best represent them as an artist. Artists may choose to submit their work physically or digitally.
Press releases giving the specifics for any given year are published locally throughout the winter. Below is the latest press release relating to jurying:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2021
Art Guild of the Kennebunks
New Criteria To Jury Into The Art Guild of the Kennebunks
In view of the world–wide Corona Virus pandemic the Art Guild of the Kennebunks (AGK) has postponed its traditional spring 2021 jury date until September.
Artists must pre-register between September 1 and September 17, 2021, in order to submit their work to be juried for acceptance into the Guild for the 2021 show season. This is the only opportunity this year for artists to be admitted. To pre-register and receive Application Guidelines contact New Member Chairperson, Sheila Clough, by emailing her at: Artguildofkennebunks@gmail.com, with “AGK Jury Process” on the subject line; or by calling her at: 207-651-5699.
After pre-registering, artists must submit their work and Artist Statement digitally via email to: email@example.com by: September 24, 2021. Applicants will be notified by mail of the results of the jurying by October 18, 2021.
All types of art is welcomed. Artists must submit 5 original, recent pieces, all in the same medium, that were not done in a class or workshop. The work should be professionally presented. Judges look for consistency rather than diversity.
The AGK, which has 66 members, offers exhibitions in which only Juried Members may exhibit their art. To offer opportunities to the membership this past year during the pandemic the AGK had several on-line member exhibitions and zoom workshops. The AGK also accepts non-juried, Associate Members, who may not exhibit their art, but who may participate in all other AGK activities and programs.
The AGK plans to have on line and in person exhibitions and workshops in the coming year. As with all AGK Exhibitions and Program Meetings, the public is invited to attend free of charge.
A bonus featured this year for membership is the “Mentoring Program” where new members are teamed with an existing AGK artist. The purpose is to provide assistance and guidance to new members. As an AGK member, artists can display their works at well-attended exhibits held several times each year. In addition, members have their names, style of work and contact information published in the annual Membership Guide.
An additional benefit of AGK membership is taking part in special programs presented by artists in special disciplines. These include pottery making, book binding, art criticism, printmaking and sculpture demonstrations. Program will be scheduled on Zoom or in person throughout the year.
Questions may be submitted to: Artguildofkennebunks@gmail.com
In view of the world–wide Corona Virus pandemic The Art Guild of the Kennebunks (AGK) is postponing its spring 2021 jury date until September 2021. Specific information will be forthcoming throughout spring and summer.
At that time artists will be asked to submit 5 original, recent pieces, all in the same medium, that were not done in a class or workshop. The work should be professionally presented. Judges look for consistency rather than diversity.