Competitions & Contests


Entry Dates 2022-08-15T23:59:00 - 2022-08-01T09:00:00 0 Days Left




An Invitational Exhibition of Maine Members of the Monotype Guild of New England and the Union of Maine Visual Artists

VENUE:  The UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center, Portland, Maine
SHOW DATES:  September 1 – 30, 2022
ARTIST RECEPTION:  Friday, September 2, 5-8pm
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:  Midnight, Monday, August 15, 2022


Invited Artists may submit up to four
one-of-a-kind prints for curating by the committee. Every artist who submits will have at least one print in this exhibition.

Work must be one-of-a-kind prints. For detailed descriptions of those terms, please see our website:
Invited MGNE members must have an up-to-date membership in MGNE. Invited UMVA members must have up-to-date membership in UMVA. Artists agree that the work will remain in the exhibit for the entire duration and that both UMVA and MGNE may use your work in publicity. MGNE reserves the right to exclude any work that upon delivery differs from that which was represented in the artist's entry.


For members of UMVA there will be a flat entry fee of $22 for four prints and a requirement to gallery sit for at least one slot.

MGNE members are encouraged to gallery sit and will pay the submission fee of $22 if they do so. If unable to be a gallery attendant, MGNE members will be charged a flat $50 entry fee.
To see the schedule of dates where attendants are required at UMVA Gallery, and to sign up, click this link:  

The gallery is open 4pm-8pm on the first Friday of the month, 4pm-8pm on subsequent Fridays and 1pm-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm.  


Easy Online Registration: Submitted work will be curated, not juried, with every artist guaranteed one or more exhibited piece(s). Artists must register and submit using at this address:

We will begin accepting entries on August 1, 2022, and will close submissions at midnight on August 15, 2022 with decisions of the curators emailed on August 18, 2022.

To complete your entry, you must submit payment of $22 or $50 through ArtCall. You will receive a separate acknowledgement of your registration, payment, and each image submitted via ArtCall messaging. Each image uploaded has a unique numerical identifier, thus you will receive multiple responses. Your entry can be edited up until the deadline by logging back into the call at the link above.

Only JPEG files will be accepted. A good size for this process is 1920 pixels on the longest side. We will be posting links to an on-line gallery, so please use high quality photos of your work.

Important: Please print the labels provided by ArtCall during this process and affix the check-in label to the back of each print.

For the sake of protecting your work, we encourage framing under glass or plexiglass. However, the gallery will permit work to be tacked to the wall using straight tacks or magnetic pins. Please note any unusual installation needs in your application.


The gallery does not carry insurance. The artist will not hold MGNE or the UMVA gallery liable for damage to any works. Volunteers will handle your work with the care and respect that they accord their own work.


Sales are the responsibility of the artists. We will put your contact information (email and/or phone) on the labels for your work. UMVA Gallery takes a 25% commission on all sales.

Drop-off date:  August 31 between 8:30 and noon and picked up on October 1, 10am-2pm. Address: UMVA Gallery, 516 Congress Street, Portland, ME. If these dates present difficulty, contact Kate Higley at email below.


Review of Important Dates:

• Entry Process Opens:  Monday, August 1, 2022

• Deadline for Entries:  Midnight, Monday, August 15, 2022

• Delivery:  Wednesday, August 31, 8:30am - 12pm - If this window is a problem, Deb Schmitt has offered to allow drop off to her home in South Portland. 
• Exhibition Dates:  September 1 - 30, 2022

• Artist’s Reception:  Friday, September 2, 5-8pm

• Pickup:  Saturday, October 1, 10am - 12pm

For further information, contact Kate Higley at:

User Entry Process Tutorial

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