10x10 Auction Submissions

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VOA is seeking donations of original artwork from Maine artists for the 10x10 Art Auction. The public and individuals of any age are invited to submit art for this exhibit. Submissions must be received by 4 pm on Friday, March 17, 2023. The art pieces can be dropped off at the locations listed below. Late submissions may be reserved for future events at the discretion of VOA. Registration information is below. The number of participants is limited to the space in the gallery at Bangor Arts Exchange.

Art submissions must be a 10-inch x 10-inch finished piece. All mediums are welcome. Your work may be 3-dimensional. The work must still hang flat on the wall and have no parts extending beyond the 10-inch x 10-inch border. The submission may or may not be framed and is at the artists' discretion. All pieces must be submitted with wire or hooks and be ready to hang.

Your work must be original. Artists are responsible for ensuring that there are no copyright issues or other legal issues attached to images used or the subjects of their submission. All submissions must be suitable for all audiences. VOA reserves the right to reject submissions that include but are not limited to gratuitously violent, sexually suggestive, vulgar, or otherwise explicitly offensive.

All submitted pieces are considered donations and become the property of VOA. VOA has the right to display images of the artwork at its discretion for marketing purposes. All proceeds raised by the sale of the artwork are the sole property of VOA and will be used for charitable purposes. Unsold pieces remain the property of VOA and may be reserved for future events at the discretion of VOA.


Important Dates:

Registration Deadline: March 17, 2023

Drop-Off Submission Deadline: April 3, 2023

Event Date: Friday, April 7, 2023

Art Drop-Off Locations:

14 Maine Street, Suite 100 Brunswick - Contact Erica Koch for a drop-off time at 207-373-1140 x206

315 Miller Square, Bangor - Contact Brandee Trask for a drop-off time at 207-907-7870

120 Main Street, Old Town - Contact Ron Gastia for a drop-off time at 207-817-8020

Guidelines for Art:

All art must:

  • Measure 10”x10” whether framed or unframed
  • Up to three pieces can be submitted per artist (1 registration form per piece)
  • Be original
  • Be ready to hang
  • Be dry to the touch
  • Have a secondary label on the back

Artist Statement: A book will be on display for artist statements/bio. Please limit the information to 350 words.

Best in Show: Participating artists will vote for the best-in-show entry at the opening of the auction. The award is TBD and will be given to the recipient at the end of the evening.

For all 10x10 inquiries or to schedule a drop-off/pick-up time, please contact Erica Koch at erica.koch@voanne.org and write 10x10 Auction in the subject line.

10x10 Art Auction Registration Form