CLOSED Artists, Artisans, and Makers from Western Maine!

Call for Entries by June 25th, 2019


The Western Foothills Land Trust announces The Clothesline Project at Shepard’s Farm Preserve in Norway, Maine, a series of outdoor art exhibitions and poetry readings. Visual artists are invited to submit a short general proposal about what they envision for their clothesline exhibition, along with three images of their work, and a $10 entry fee.   


Four artists will be selected for a one-person exhibition to be installed outdoors for three weeks between September 2019 and December 2019. Selected artists will be paid an honorarium of $500 each, participate in a preview opening in mid-August (showing a taste of what’s to come), and install or hang their work on a 15’ clothesline. Special attention will be paid to innovative albeit temporal works that will sustain the weather during their three-week exhibition. All mediums and concepts will be considered.


Applicants must submit the entry form, three images of their work, and an application fee of $10 payable to the WFLT by June 30, 2019. Artists must live in Western Maine permanently or seasonally.


This project is funded in part through a grant from the Onion Foundation to honor the history of the Penley Clothespin Company formerly of West Paris, Maine. Through this project, WFLT hopes to reinforce our community’s memory of a once huge local industry (wooden clothespins) while inspiring resource conservation and art in our everyday lives. For queries or additional information, please contact us.