River Arts opens Annual Members Exhibition


Lydia Kaeyer, "Fish Beach, Monhegan"

River Arts in Damariscotta invites the public to the opening reception for the Annual Members Exhibition on Friday, June 8, 5 – 7 p.m. at the River Arts Gallery at 170 Main St., Damariscotta. The work of over 123 artists from Kennebunk to Belfast in a wide variety of media will be on exhibit.

This exhibition bestows awards for “Best in Show,” chosen by Robert Colburn of the Bayview Gallery; “Members Choice,” selected by River Arts members, and a new attraction, the “Audience Favorite” award, determined by votes cast during the full run of the show by visitors (non-members) to the gallery.  Salt Bay Art Supply has generously donated a special prize this year to accompany the “Best in Show Award”. The exhibition runs through July 5th.

River Arts conducts open, juried, themed exhibitions every five weeks. In addition to exhibitions, River Arts has a year-round schedule of classes, open studios, lectures, poetry readings and special events as well as a full schedule of artist directed exhibitions at the River Arts Gallery II on Route 1.  The full exhibition schedule and information is available on the website riverartsme.org