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Artists needed for Auburn Art Wall Project

L/A Arts and The City of Auburn invite local artists to submit work for a new public art project, designed to enhance the Main Street Auburn Wall. Two-dimensional work in any medium will be considered. Work submitted should fit the broad theme: “Androscoggin: Our Living River.”

Work that is selected will be reproduced on panels attached to the masonry wall adjacent to the sidewalk. There will be nine painted aluminum framed sections that will house the images: nine 4 ft. x 24 ft. (divided into smaller sections) and five 4 ft. x 4 ft. sections.

Artwork will be reproduced as vinyl images with a clear vinyl overlay. This project is open to all artists living in the Androscoggin area.

Only digital submissions will be accepted; up to five images may be submitted per artist. Original artwork must be able to be captured as a digital image. Submissions cannot be accepted from employees of the City of Auburn, employees or members of the Board of Directors of L/A Arts, or members of the selection panel.

Submissions must be accompanied by a fee of $20 (made payable to L/A Arts) and received at the offices of L/A Arts by 3 p.m. on March 1. This is not a postmark date: late applications will not be considered. The mailing address for L/A Arts is 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.

Artists for this project will be chosen by a selection panel that includes six members: an elected official of the City of Auburn; a layperson; an art educator; a gallery curator or director; a staff member L/A Arts; and the City of Auburn Director of Community Development.

Selected art will be announced in April. Complete guidelines and related information can be found on line at www.laarts.org (click on “Auburn Art Wall Project”) or contact L/A Arts at 782-7228.

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