Competitions & Contests

MGNE Cove Street Juried Show

Entry Dates 2024-03-10T23:59:00+00:00 - 2024-01-14T08:00:00+00:00 12 Days Left



Making an Impression

A Monotype Guild of New England Juried Members' Exhibit at Cove Street Gallery, Portland, Maine


SHOW DATES: May 16 – July 13, 2024 ARTISTS' RECEPTION: May 16, 2024, 5-7pm DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Midnight, March 10, 2024PRIZES:  1st place: $250, 2nd place: $150, 3rd place: $100

The Monotype Guild of New England
invites members in good standing
to submit a maximum of three monotypes
or monoprints for an exhibition at
Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove Street, Portland, ME.
This exhibit is JURIED.

JUROR: Elizabeth A. Jabar is a printmaker who explores a range of personal-political issues in her work including cultural identity, representation, equity and maternal ethics. Her practice is located in the studio, the classroom and the community where she co-creates collaborative and participatory projects with students, colleagues and community members. Elizabeth is the inaugural Director of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships at Colby College in Waterville, ME, where she is designing an innovative program in community-based learning and active citizenship. She was formerly the Chair of the Printmaking Program and Director of Public Engagement at Maine College of Art. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA from Pratt Institute. Her hybrid works on paper and cloth display a highly personal visual language that incorporates motifs from popular culture, folk art, religious traditions and textiles. Elizabeth’s printed objects and environments embody printmaking's democratic tradition of resistance and collective power and reflect her commitment to art as a tool for social change.

Cove Street Arts, boasting 8,000 square feet of exhibition space in an elegant industrial setting, is a commercial art gallery in Portland, Maine. Cove Street Arts' primary mission is to celebrate Maine’s storied, outsized and ongoing place in American art history through rich, interdisciplinary programming with a strong emphasis on the incredible breadth and depth of contemporary art being made in the state, and, occasionally, in the entire New England region.

Your Monotype Guild membership must be up-to-date to participate. All prints must be either monotypes or monoprints. For detailed descriptions of those terms, please follow this link to our website:
Submitted work cannot have been shown at an earlier MGNE exhibit. The fee to submit is $25 for the first entry and 5 for each addtional entry for up to 3 entries. MGNE is open to artists working in the medium of one-of-a-kind prints. To join MGNE, follow this link:

Applicants may submit 1-3 entries with a fee of $25 for the first and $5 for each additional entry. Art may be either 2- or 3-dimensional. Three-dimensional work will be accepted to be displayed on pedestals. Work should be framed and ready to hang with a wire. Clip-on frames, saw-tooth and keyhole hangers will not be accepted. Unframed works will be considered in consultation with the Exhibitions Committee. Submitted work cannot have been shown at an earlier MGNE exhibit.

The Gallery Director reserves the right to refuse installation of any work that is not appropriate for a professional exhibition at Cove Street Arts or does not meet the stated guidelines.

Artwork must be labeled with your name, title of the piece, contact information and price. You must also include an inventory form that you print out from ArtCall.

Easy on-line registration is though ArtCall. We will begin accepting entries starting January 4, 2024, and will close submissions at midnight on March 10, 2024. ArtCall allows changes to your submissions until the deadline. Images must be JPEGs and should be sized between a minimum of 960 to a maximum of 1920 pixels on the longest side. Upon acceptance, you will receive notification of further steps to take along with detailed delivery instructions.

MGNE and gallery staff will handle your work with the care and respect that they accord their own work. You must agree to a release during the ArtCall entry process. All work is fully insured when at the gallery.

The staff of the gallery participates in selling your works:

1. Gallery agrees to use its best efforts to sell artworks at the prices listed. The gallery is entitled to a commission of 50% of the agreed sales price on works of art sold. The gallery reserves the right to allow for up to a 10% discount off the sales price, to be shared 50-50 with the artist. Any further discount will be the gallery’s responsibility.2. Pricing for artwork in exhibition must be consistent with studio pricing for comparable work and with that of work shown in all other Maine galleries.3. For a period of three months following the close date of the exhibition, any sales of artwork consigned to the gallery must go through the gallery, including inventory that has been returned to the artist. The artist agrees to direct all sales inquiries during said three-month period to Cove Street Arts: or 207-808-8911.4. A work can be loaned out to a qualified buyer for a predetermined amount of time (usually 1-3 days) “on approval” then returned or purchased. Works may be purchased on layaway with time payments not to exceed 90 days, unless otherwise arranged with the artist’s consent.5. The gallery is responsible for collecting monies due from sales and remitting the artist’s portion of proceeds to the artist. The artist shall be entitled to payment at the beginning of the month following collection of the account in full.

Works must remain on exhibit through Saturday, July 13, 2024. The gallery will not acknowledge any requests to retrieve work earlier than 7/13/2024.

RULES FOR NON-RETRIEVAL OF WORK AT SHOW'S END: Submitted artwork must be retrieved from the exhibition space on the dates stated in the prospectus by the artist or by a designated representative. Work that is not retrieved following the exhibition will become the property of MGNE. MGNE is not responsible for the retrieval, storage or delivery of unclaimed work. MGNE does not own or lease exhibition or storage space and does not carry insurance to cover damage or loss of submitted artwork. At drop-off, artists will receive this information and sign an agreement to comply.

DELIVERY: • Hand Delivery will take place May 6-11, 2024, to Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove Street, Portland, ME 04101, during the hours of 10am to 5pm. Early drop-off is possible. Contact the gallery to make specific arrangements.

• Shipped work must be received at Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove Street, Portland, ME 04101, by May 10, 2024. Additional shipping details will be sent to you via email upon acceptance of your work. Shipped work will be returned shortly after the exhibit is taken down provided that you have followed the instructions for return.

Upon acceptance into the show, an email will be sent with specific instructions on shipping and dropping off, with a list of artists in your area if you would like to collaborate with other members for delivery and pickup.

For questions, contact Sally Dion at:


• ENTRY PROCESS OPENS:  January 4, 2024
• SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:  Midnight, March 10, 2024• JUROR RECEIVES SUBMISSIONS:  March 12,2024• ARTISTS NOTIFICATION:  March 25, 2024• HAND DELIVERY OF WORK:  May 5-11, 2024, 10am-5pm• SHIPPED WORK RECEIVED BY:  May 10, 2024• SHOW OPENS:  May 16, 2024• Artists’ Reception:  May 16, 2024, 5-7pm• SHOW CLOSES:  July 13, 2024• PICKUP OF ARTWORK:  May 14 and 15, 2024, 10am-5pm



User Entry Process Tutorial

For a quick tutorial on the submission process, you can view this video.