Arts groups on lookout for contributors


VSA asks students to take stab at playwriting

BRUNSWICK — VSA Arts of Maine is urging middle and high-school students to submit scripts for the 2010 Playwright Discovery. Entries are due April 15.

Students are asked to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of playwriting.

Students may draw from their own experience or write about another person or fictional character. Scripts may be comedies, dramas or even musicals.

Entries may be the work of individuals or a collaborative effort by a group or class.

The winning playwright will receive $2,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C, to see his or her play staged at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Rules, guidelines and applications may be found at For more information, call 1-800-933-8721 or e-mail [email protected]

Gallery 5 seeks works for ‘In Contrast’ show

LEWISTON – Many things may be stark opposites. Sometimes the distinction is apparent at first glance; other times, the differences may be subtle and require a second look.

L/A Arts’ Gallery 5 is asking artists interested in exploring such differences to submit artwork for its “In Contrast” exhibit.

Submission deadline is Sunday, April 18. “In Contrast” exhibition dates are May 28 – July 10.

Submission forms and guidelines are available on online at

For more information, contact Gallery 5 curator Jeanelle Demers at [email protected] or 782-7228.

Moore Park Art Show seeking submissions

PARIS – Moore Park Art Show organizers are seeking exhibitors for a celebration and sale of original art scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14. Also featured will be a concert by virtuoso guitarist Denny Breau.

A broad spectrum of art is welcome, including paintings, drawings, photography, wood, metal and glass sculpture, fine jewelry, handmade prints and fiber and textile/fiber arts. All art work must be an original design and the exhibitor’s creation. Booths are limited to 60. Artists may also submit work for awards judging.

Single booths are $60 for a single exhibitor, $35 a piece for a shared booth up to four exhibitors, and $75 for booths shared by groups of five or more. Applications must be received by July 15. Rain date is Aug. 15.

For more information, call (303) 579-9033, e-mail [email protected] or visit