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Student and Adult Moxie Opp

April 7, 2019

Moxie Goes Artsy

LISBON— This year, the 37th Moxie Festival “Goes Artsy” and will once again be hosting a juried art show. The art show returns after a successful first year in 2018. New this year will be a first-ever Chalk Walk. Both events will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 8:00 4:00 p.m.

Lisbon artist and Moxie Festival committee member Marcea Crawford has issued a “Call for Artists” to participate in the Art Show. Set along the traditional parade route, this is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to show off their talents, gain exposure, and offer their art for sale.

All work must be handcrafted and original by the vendor. Works of art may include items such as paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures.

For comprehensive information and to register, please download the application formThe registration fee is $50 with a $15 discount (total of $35) for those who register by April 12. The final deadline for registration is May 12.  Entrants will be notified of their acceptance in the show by May 24. For more information and questions about the art show, please e-mail Marcela Crawford at

Festival organizers also wish to invite chalk artists to participate in the festival’s  street painting event that will carry out the “Moxie Goes Artsy” theme. Hosted by street painter and committee member Kirsten Eubank, there is no cost to register for this event where artists can create a pre-approved temporary image in a 6×6-foot space. There are larger spaces available for school groups.

Complete information and registration forms for both adult and student categories. A date and time will be set in the near future for a brief street painting seminar with helpful instructions. The deadline for Chalk Walk applications and proposed images is May 31. Entrants will be notified of their acceptance for the event by June 21.

For more information about this event and its theme, contact Kirsten Eubank at or 541-613-7472.

The Moxie Festival, celebrating Maine’s official soft drink, is always the second weekend in July.  Mark your calendars for the 2019 Moxie Festival, July 12 – 14, 2019. For complete information about all aspects of this iconic Maine event, visit



Opportunity for Teens

April 7, 2019

April Vacation Week Art Camp for Teenagers at the Farnsworth
with Ingrid Ellison

From Tuesday through Thursday, April 16 to 18, 2019, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will host an art camp for teenagers taught by artist Ingrid Ellison. The program, entitled Keeping a Visual Journal—Teen Edition, will take place at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Journals provide a space to reflect, observe, dream, and rant in a truly personal creative space—the painted page. The nature of keeping a journal is perfect for discovering new forms of expression both through content and materials. From collecting to collaging, drawing to doodling, creating secret envelopes to writing prompts, the Farnsworth Art Museum’s three-day workshop led by artist Ingrid Ellison will introduce teenagers to a variety of art materials and processes both traditional and unconventional for capturing daily inspiration on a painted page. Class time will include lots of demonstrations, inspiration, prompts, and time for snack breaks and optional sharing. Please bring a bag lunch.

Ingrid Ellison is a painter and art instructor working in oil, mixed media, and printmaking. She is a graduate of Skidmore College and earned her MFA from American University. Since moving to Maine in 2007, Ellison has exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Åarhus Gallery, the University of Maine–Bangor, and the Cynthia Winings Gallery. She has a passion for sharing what she does with a greater community and makes connections with both school-aged and adult students.

The fee for this class is $90, plus a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor. Partial scholarships are available; please inquire at For more information or to register, please visit

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