Please join the 10 x 8 group for their 16th annual art show and sale,
Saturday, December 12th, Emlen Hall, The Bay School.
10 (10 x 8 inch) pieces each by 8 artists. Same one-day special price for each.
Only on Saturday December 12th, 2015
Preview, 9:30 am
Sale, 10:00am -2:00pm
Live music and refreshments.
2015 members, Blue Hill peninsula painters Louise Bourne, Annie Poole, and Cynthia Winings work in oils, as well as Eastport resident Rebecca McCall. Also from the peninsula are Heidi Daub, painting in acrylics, Buzz Masters, mixed media, Melissa Greene, ceramics, and Goody-B. Wiseman, small bronzes.
Showing locally, regionally, and nationally in group and solo exhibits, several members own and manage retail galleries, and studio galleries. For more information call 374-5417 or email@example.com
The first 10 x 8 show was 16 years ago at Frankie’s restaurant on High Street in Ellsworth, Maine where Cadillac Sports now resides. Set amidst a thriving lunch spot, on a Saturday in early December, the show drew the attention of both art lovers and the casual lunch crowd. When Frankie’s closed, the venue moved to the wine cellar/art gallery at John Edwards Natural Foods on Main Street. Once people found their way downstairs, they were treated to 8 artist’s work of 10, 10 x 8 inch pieces hung on their own white boards. This presentation has remained the same from the beginning, with an overall cohesion effect, but individualistic diversity amongst the pieces. The last 10 years the group has exhibited in Emlen Hall at the Bay School, spacious and inviting. The one-day show and sale (little more than 4 hours) has become a much anticipated and well-received community event, including live music and refreshments. In the 16 years the group has been presenting the “once a year, one day shows”, the membership has gradually changed with regard to artist’s commitments. The 2015 group has one new member, one founding member, and the rest sharing from 3 to 12 years together. The mediums used over the years have included painting, sculpture, collage, photography, printmaking, ceramics, weaving and felting, with representational, abstract, and conceptual styles. The members are dedicated to their craft, exhibiting their work in solo and group shows throughout the country, and collected internationally. The one-day only show and sale allows local community and collectors a unique opportunity to view and purchase affordable small works, and was initially inspired by the Portland Maine 10 x 10 show. All the artists create a new series for the show, and many of them only work the 10 x 8 format for this particular exhibit. Part of the exchange at the Bay School is presenting for the children the day before the sale. The children rotate in groups to view each artist’s work, and are able to hear the artist’s process, and ask questions. For the children to engage directly with the artists is a gift that goes both ways and is a rewarding tradition.