The 28th Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) opens at Common Street Arts

August 12 – September 7, 2019
Opening reception: August 15, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Waterville, Maine —The Waterville Area Art Society (WAAS) and Waterville Creates! are pleased to present the 2019 Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) at Common Street Arts Gallery at 10 Water Street in downtown Waterville. MOJAS received over 100 submissions representing a broad geographic range throughout Maine. Artists from 71 different towns and cities, representing 15 of the 16 Maine counties submitted work for consideration. Towns and cities included, but were not limited to: Machias, Owl’s Head, Embden, Farmington, Portland, Saco, Wiscasset, Brighton Plantation, Veazie, Yarmouth, Bangor, Wellington, Pittston, New Gloucester, Indian Island, Belfast, Appleton, Jay, Northport, and the Central Maine area.

The selection committee consisted of arts professionals and artists with combined work experience from the Maine Arts Commission, Colby College Museum of Art, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Sterrs Gallery at Common Street Arts.

Featured Artists:

Thomas L. Blackstone, Tori Britton, Alexis Burbank, Martha Stanford Campbell, Barbara Chase, Ami Bai Chung, Teddi-Jann Covell, Rose Crossman, Robert Dennison, Page Eastman, Margaret La Farge, Catherine Gibson, Julie K. Gray, Bonnie Hayward, Barbara Lynne Joseph, Marc Leavitt, Sara McDougall, Jim McLear, John T. Meader, Olga Merrill, Gail Rowe, Judith Schuppien, Sean Seuffert, Oliver Solmitz, Sally Stanton, Sandra Stanton, Margaret (Peg) Stevens-Becksvoort, Michael E. Vermette, Lisa Mossel Vietze, Gail Wartell, and Tom Whittaker.

“We are thrilled to host the Maine Open Juried Art Show. This year was highly competitive due to the volume and quality of submissions and this has allowed us to feature an exceptionally diverse array of artists and media from across the state of Maine,” says Patricia King, Vice President at Waterville Creates!

The Sterrs Gallery at Common Street Arts is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water Street in Waterville. To learn more about the MOJAS exhibition, please visit: www.watervillecreates.org/event/mojas-2019/

Waterville Creates!
Waterville Creates! connects artists, cultural organizations, and the public with arts and cultural events and programs happening in our community. We believe that art and culture have the power to enrich lives, strengthen community bonds, and serve as an economic engine. We promote and support arts education, exhibitions, theatre, film, music, and dance that is accessible to all residents and visitors. Learn more at www.watervillecreates.org. For more information about the ongoing community capital campaign for the Paul J. Schupf Art Center visit www.downtownartscenter.org.