Call for Art - Atrium Gallery


The Atrium Art Gallery at University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College (USM) is hosting an exhibition, Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape, a group show of 2D and 3D Art and is seeking artists whose work is focused on Maine’s industrial landscape.

Painter Janice L. Moore is the guest curator for this exhibition. She has a had longtime interest in Maine's work landscapes and how they have shaped us both physically and culturally. Her work has focused on our working factories, abandoned work sites, and repurposed structures throughout the state. Robyn Holman, retired curator of Atrium Gallery, will also take part in the artist selection.

Maine artists* are invited to submit images of work for consideration. All media will be considered: paintings, drawings, sculpture, works in clay, fiber, glass, ceramic, metal, and wood. There is no entry fee. Works may be for sale with arrangements between the buyer and artist. Proposal for new works will be considered.

*Maine residents or artists with a strong, ongoing connection to the state of Maine.  



Deadline for Submission: Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:59 PM

Notification to Accepted artists: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Delivery Dates will be Friday, March 2, 2018, from 9 AM – 3 PM / Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9 AM – 12 PM

In the event of inclement weather on the above dates, delivery will take place on Monday, March 5, 2018,  from 9 AM – 3 PM


Installation will be the week of March 5, 2018

Opening: Monday, March 12, 2018

Reception: Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 6 – 8 PM

Exhibition ends on Friday, June 1, 2018

Pick up will be Monday, June 4, 2018, from 9 AM – 3 PM and Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 9 AM – 3 PM


INSURANCE: USM will insure work from delivery to the end of the exhibition (March 2 -- June 5, 2018).



Submit your application by sending a link of your Dropbox folder to

Your application folder should include:

  • Artist resume / CV (PDF) 一 3 page limit; include your name, address, phone, email

  • Biography (PDF) 一 350-word limit

  • Artist Statement (PDF) 一 350-word limit

  • 5 Images 一 Artist can submit up to 5 images. Images should be JPEG files with a dimension of 1800 pixels in the larger direction, RGB format, saved with maximum quality.

  • Image List and details (PDF)   Include title, medium, dimensions, year for each images.

  • *New Work  Artists who would like to have works that have yet to be created should send images of current work and a brief statement of what they would plan to include; 500-word limit. Please include any relevant sketches and mock-ups.

Delivery of work is March 2 & 3 allowing time for the creation of new work.


ArtistName_TitleofArtwork.jpg,  example: JaniceLMoore_BeerPlant.jpg


Filename (JaniceLMoore_BeerPlant.jpg)

Title, medium, dimensions, year (Beer Plant, Oil on Canvas, 24”x 36”, 2015)



For more information, contact include the subject line: Atrium Industrial