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TENTH POLAND EXHIBITION.

Ten years of success, and ten years in tlie lead
in one of the best features ever established for the
dwellers in hoteldoni.

In 1895 the art exhil)itii)ns in the Maine Slate
Building were established, and what was then an
experiment has been continued with increasing
favor, until this season sees nearly one hundred
artists (ninety-seven, to be exact) favoring Poland
Spring with their work.

Among the ninety-seven will be found a large
representation of the most noted artists and sculptors
of this country, names that the most prominent
galleries recognize with pride when sent in to their
exhibitions.

Later on we shall take (deasure in individual-
izing to a greater extent than in this first intro-
ductory article, but a visit to the upper floor of the
Maine Building will quickly convince one of the
beauty of the collection as a whole and separately.

First let me impress upon every visitor to
Poland Spring, old or new, that the pictures here
displayed are not a pernuuient collection, remain-
ing the same, year after year, but on the contrary,
with few exceptions they are entirely new, and
seen hei-e for the first time.

The paintings are returned to the artists each
autumn and an entirely new selection made the
following spring.

Anvone who visits the annual exhibition in
New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburg or
Chicago, will readily understand what all this
means, but the)' may not realize the amount of
labor and detail that is necessary to interest artists
in a jdace in the woods, away down in Maine ; the
selection, collection, shipping, hanging and cata-
loging, of an exhibition of nearly one hundred and
fifty contributions.

The alcove system for an exhibition of this size,
is more picturesque from a central point of view,
than a square room and, therefore, as one enters
the gallery, the view is of a more diversified
description.



A central space opposite is devoted to the
largest and generally most important work, and
the wall of each alcove that presents itself to the
eye, has a variety of subjects and classes of work
that do not in any way clash with its neighbor.

By this means, marines, portraits, landscapes,
water colors, miniatures, etc., can be readily
classified, and are so to a large extent.

In the matter of light, several visits will rejiay
one for the effort, for the morning light may be
better for some effects, and the afternoon for
another, while the artificial light of evening gives
still other advantages not possessed bv the natural
light.

The gallery is easily n'achcd and is free to all
comers, as also is the catalogu



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