Engine operates two spaces in our current location at 128 Main Street, the Gallery @ Engine and Project Space.

CURATORIAL FOCUS: Before submitting your exhibition ideas, please take a moment to think about how ENGINE’S curatorial focus relates to your work.

In keeping with our mission: to foster and integrate the arts, design, education and creative entrepreneurialism as significant community values and civic priorities, the exhibition committee will consider and curate exhibitions that reflect Engines efforts in this regard. Specifically it will support exhibitions centered on innovation, design, design to market and creative endeavors in all genres that harken to Biddeford’s’ heritage in the industrial and textile design and makers fields. Additionally, preference will be given to exhibitions that have a strong community engagement component.


  • Is not a commercial gallery;
  • Seeks work that is contemporary, thought-provoking, conceptual;
  • Seeks work of artistic excellence;
  • Appreciates submissions that consider our specific gallery and programming space.

ENGINE VISUAL ART SUBMISSIONS: ENGINE strives to support artists by curating the shows of high artistic merit of a contemporary nature. We annually accommodate students and the community with the annual open-call Rumpus show, which is open to all.

TIMEFRAME: ENGINE stages both curated and proposed exhibitions. Our curatorial committee reviews proposals on an as-needed basis and strives to respond to each in a timely matter.


  • Email proposals for ease of distribution;
  • Send up to ten (10) .jpg images of your work;
  • Include a one-page (maximum) proposal;
  • Include an exhibition list and/or your CV;
  • Please review our Guidelines and Responsibilities.

Submitting a proposal does not ensure that a show or installation will be hosted at Engine.



The Gallery @ Engine is located within our facility and sandwiched between Store @ Engine and our Studios @ Engine and the Maine FabLab/makerspace. Wall height is 9 feet and 75 linear feet of wall space. DOWNLOAD PDF.


Project Space @ Engine is a large storefront display case dedicated to visual art installations. Diagrams below. DOWNLOAD PDF.


Project Space @ Engine