January 6, 2023

Dear friends and art lovers,

Happy New Year and warmest wishes for a wonderful year ahead!

I am excited about our upcoming 2023 edition. I have an iconic cover selected that you will all love. And I am extremely happy to report every regular Gallery Guide advertiser has renewed their ad for 2023 so far, with many new ones joining in. Welcome!

Publishing the annual Maine Gallery + Studio Guide is very expensive and there is no way to get around it. One problem is, ad rates are too high for small studio ad budgets. Seeing those that could use advertising the most not get the benefits of being our guide, has always troubled me.

Suzanne and I hope we have created a solution. In our 2023 guide, we are creating a special new section, near our advertisers Index, exclusively for Maine studio artists. Each will get an inexpensive sixth-of-a-page ad, measuring 2.25” x 2.25” inches, that includes a color image, artist name in bold, address, phone, email and website, and is searchable on our webs­ite. It’s $250 for the year and has generous terms. Please email anthony@mainegalleryguide.com or reply to this newsletter for info or to reserve your space. There is very little time so please act expeditiously, the deadline for signup is Feb. 15, 2023.

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