Call for Maine Artists
The Art of Giving 2016

Attention: Our 2016 artists have been selected. We thank you for your submissions and participation, and hope you’ll be back next year. We will keep all entries on file for future reference.

AoG-2016-Logo1The Art of Giving pairs an artist with a Maine charity (of the artist’s choice) to raise money through art for causes near and dear to us all. Four artists and their respective works of art will be selected and featured in the Art of Giving section of Down East magazine this summer, reaching hundreds of thousands of readers with a strong affinity for Maine art and culture. At the end of the summer, we will join together in celebration and raise money for the artist-selected charities by raffling off each work of art at an evening gala.

Being selected as an artist for the 2015 Art of Giving helped bring more visibility to my small rural art studio. I received several inquiries from people who had seen my work featured in Down East and wanted to learn more about my paintings. But, the true highlight of the Art of Giving for me, was finally being able to really give back to BBCH and show my appreciation for all the good care my daughters and I received there. The money raised that night was more than I would have ever been able to donate or fundraise for on my own.
Susan Bartlett Rice, 2015 Art of Giving Artist

2015 Art of Giving Donations

Feature Your Work in Down East

Click each of last year's artists to learn more about their Art of Giving experience.


Susan Bartlett Rice


Deborah Randall


Marsha Donahue


Wendilee Heath O’Brien

Submissions must be entered by February 29, 2016. The selected artists will be notified of their acceptance into the program in April 2016. Please direct any questions to


Jeff Howland

Jeff Howland is the digital director at Down East.