“I know very little about art, but I know what I like.”
This is a phrase we hear many new customers use the first time they walk into the gallery. For new art buyers, just walking through the door is a bit outside their comfort zone. The feeling of being overwhelmed and undereducated is a common one. At Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture, it is our goal to change that. We want the gallery to be a place where beauty not only surrounds the customer, but it welcomes them in.
We are have an amazing and varied inventory and an incredible array of artists. But we have always found it beneficial to listen to the opinions of others with different views. And so, the Choice Art Show was born. This one-of-a-kind Maine art show allows you to help curate the final show. No matter how well we know our clients, it is still often difficult to know for sure what you, our customer, will fall in love with. And so, we ask.
The Choice Art Show starts with seventy-two original works from twelve artists. The six pieces each artist submits will be narrowed down to three. One, the artist chooses. One, Susan Grisanti, Editor-In-Chief at Maine Home+Design, chooses. The last piece is all up to you. Your vote chooses the last and final piece of the three (per artist) which will be featured at The Choice Art Show at Maine Art Shows in Kennebunk. Each and every artist represented in the show is one of the very best in the area. You can trust that no matter which piece you choose, many others will be in complete agreement. All you need to do is click the link and let us know which one you like best. You have until Sunday, June 5th to vote. The “People’s Choice” winners will be announced on Monday, June 6th.
After clicking, you are directed to the Choice Art Show page. Here you begin voting. Each screen shows you the six paintings each artist has submitted. All you have to do is tell us which one you love most by clicking it and then clicking “Vote.” Once you decide, the site will show you what other customers liked and then move you forward to the next artist.
On Saturday, June 11th, the Choice Art Show opens at Maine Art Shows at 10 Chase Hill in Kennebunk. When you walk through the doors, you will immediately recognize all the work you saw during the voting process. The question will be whether or not your favorite made it to the walls of the gallery. The show will run for three weeks, until June 30th. However, if you are in town for the Kennebunkport Festival, the reception for this show is one of the culminating activities on the final day of the festival. We welcome you join us from five to seven and enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists who created the work you voted on. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
We look forward to seeing you soon, and happy voting!
By The Way –
If you cannot make it to Kennebunk to see the show in person, the full catalog will be available for online viewing. Join our mailing list to receive an email on the day it goes live.
Also, if you can’t find the piece you fell in love with, visit the Artist’s Page on our website or the gallery on 14 Western Ave. All these pieces are far too beautiful to not showcase somewhere at Maine Art and will be on display at one of our two locations once voting is closed.
The Artists: Daniel J. Corey, Jeffrey T. Fitzgerald, Philip Frey, Ellen Welch Granter, Liz Hoag, William B. Hoyt, Henry Isaacs, Craig Mooney, Janis H. Sanders, Jill Valliere, Susan Wahlrab and Abbie Williams.