Art in the Lobby

You be the judge: justice through art

April 24-June 6


Who We Are

We are Warsaw Middle School’s 8th grade students of 2018. Together we read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a United Nations document accepted as the common human rights standards for everyone around the world. Each of us has chosen a right that we feel most passionate about. We have researched current events relating to the chosen topic and created artwork with dedication and enthusiasm to appeal to the public with our messages.

Our Mission

Our mission is to spread knowledge and empathy about current human rights injustices so that we can build a dialogue about these issues. The artwork in “You Be the Judge: Justice through Art” presents our thoughts concerning injustices throughout our global community. We have engaged in this display of activism, and have created our art to be shown with the hope that in viewing this gallery we can inspire courageous citizenship in our community and beyond.

IMG_6722 copy.jpg

About Art in the Lobby

The Call for Art in the Lobby 2017-18 is currently closed. Please check this page later for updates.

Art in the Lobby provides an opportunity for Maine visual artists of various ages, media, and styles to exhibit their work in a high-profile venue. We are committed to the promotion and incorporation of visual arts into our programs and venues, and we are excited to pursue new, multi-disciplinary programs and partnerships.

Each year, a Call to Artists will be open to artists residing in Maine. All work must be original and ready to be presented in a professional manner to the public at the time of delivery.

An exhibition may include one artist or a combination of artists. Eight exhibitions will be included in this time period. Each exhibition will last 5-6 weeks. All applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee. The committee strongly encourages thoughtful group exhibition proposals. The committee may also recommend the combining of one or more proposals. Artists who have applied in the past may re-apply but must submit a new proposal. Decisions will be announced mid-September.

The Maine Film Center will retain a 30% commission on all sales. All sales must go through the Maine Film Center. All sold works must remain on exhibit until the end of the show.

Artists are responsible for delivering their work to Railroad Square Cinema and picking up their work at the end of the show. The Maine Film Center will be responsible for the insurance of work on the premises, and Railroad Square Cinema is equipped with an alarm system.

The Maine Film Center will promote each exhibition via the Maine Film Center and Railroad Square Cinema websites (, Facebook pages, and various marketing materials. All press releases and marketing done by the artist must be approved by the Maine Film Center Executive Director.

All work entered will be considered available for promoting both the exhibition and the Art in the Lobby program as a whole. The Maine Film Center will host an artist reception at the cinema if the artist is interested.