Call for Submissions:

By Land or By Sea: A View from the Surf Community

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Engine announces a call for submissions for By Land or By Sea: A View from the Surf Community, an exhibition to feature works of art created by members of the New England surf community. 

FOCUS OF THE EXHIBITION: We are seeking work of the fine art nature. Commercial art/design work will be considered for our gift shop as cards, apparel, boards, etc. Not all work will be included. The exhibition will be curated by Engine’s Exhibitions Committee. 

TO SUBMIT: You must be a member of the surf community meaning you surf! To submit your work for consideration, please email one PDF with 3-10 .jpg images of your proposed work and a brief artist statement or description of how you’re connected to the surf community. Send to Please do NOT send original artwork until requested.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: by midnight October 31, 2020. Boo!

NOTIFICATION: No later than November 8, 2020.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: By Land or By Sea: A View from the Surf Community, intends to tap into the New England surf community, members of which are not only avid surfers but are also creatives and artists in their own right. The exhibition hopes to capture some of the essence of the surf culture which has affected music, fashion, literature, film, and art in popular culture. For avid surfers who want the flexibility to seek out the best possible waves, working as a creative or artist, frequently self-employed, is critical in being able to head out at the drop of a hat or the change of winds. As we move into the darkest winter months of the year in Maine, we will pause to celebrate the sea and those creative, adventurous souls who follow it.

EXHIBITION DATES: The exhibition will be staged both virtually and in-gallery at 163 Main in downtown Biddeford, Maine, and will run from November 28 through January 2, 2021, entitledRECEPTION DATE (TBD): An opening reception may be held in-person depending on COVID with limited attendance at 2pm on Saturday November 28.