“Carnevale,” 25 paintings by Marc Leavitt, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Sept. 25.

“Clearing,” abstract landscapes by Jill Caldwell, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (5 to 8 p.m. on Friday Art Walk nights), Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Oct. 18.

“Faces of Literacy: Voices of Courage,” Literacy Volunteers of Maine’s traveling photography and text exhibition, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. FMI: 338-8000. Through Dec. 17.

“Jason Slaughter: Recent Paintings” in Fall-Out Shelter Gallery (through Oct. 31); and “Empty Walls and Windows,” work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and by appointment, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222.

“Karen Gelardi: Banners,” Perimeter Gallery of Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Through Oct. 3.

New works by gallery artists plus woodcuts by Gordon Bok, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Paintings by guest artist Robert Shetterly plus gallery artists’ work, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Sept. 26.

Recent illustrations by children’s book author/illustrator Holly Meade, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Sept. 30.

Watercolors by Renate Klein plus work by other gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, First Light Gallery, High Street at Main. FMI: 338-3626. Through Sept. 30.

“Why an Ecovillage? A Local Perspective,” an art show mounted by Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. Through Sept. 30.

Work by dozens of Maine artists plus Aina Moja Shop of African art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Working Art Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 338-4820.


“Joan W. Hooker — A Maine Harvest,” still life oils, in Visitor Center (through Oct. 17) and outdoor sculpture exhibit by Carole Hanson, Squidge Liljeblad Davis and Lise Becu (through Oct. 11), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter Island Road. FMI: 633-4333.

“John Vander: Tourist Season,” Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-6252. Through Oct. 11.


Art by Maine artists, Saltwater Artists Gallery, Route 130 across from the Bradley Inn. FMI: 677-2490.

Local artists’ paintings, sculpture and furniture, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Round Pond Art Gallery, Route 32 at Backshore Road, Round Pond. FMI: 529-5704.

Work by 27 Maine artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Lighthouse Park. FMI: 677-2752. Through Oct. 11.


“Maine Cottage and Architecture” featuring Janis Sanders, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing (also day entrance through Maine Gathering, 8 Bay View St.). FMI: 470-7027.

“A Selection of Works” by Douglas Smith, Jean Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Sept. 30.


Art at the Grill: “Painting Coastal Maine,” work by Caren-Marie Michel and Kathleen Daughan, Damariscotta Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. Through Nov. 1. Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23.

“Distinctive Views,” photographs from land and air by Lawreston Crute, Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina, Main Street/Business Route 1 (on the waterfront). Through Oct. 11.

“Images of the Pemaquid Watershed” by Jean Kigel, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Pemaquid Watershed Association office above Salt Bay Café, 15 Courtyard St. FMI: 563-2196. Through Oct. 29. Partial benefit for PWA.


Photography by Lynn Karlin, The Edge at Inn at Ocean’s Edge, 24 Stonecoast Road (off Route 1). Through Oct. 11.


“Rocks Water Sky,” work by Herb Parsons, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street. Through Oct. 1.


“Alex Katz: New Work” (through Jan. 2) in Morehouse Wing; “Four in Maine: Site Specific” in- and outside (through Dec. 31); “Rug Hooking in Maine and Beyond” in Crosman Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Andrew Wyeth Summer Exhibition” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through Oct. 31); “Emily Schiffer — Cheyenne River” in Craig Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Louise Nevelson” (through Dec. 31) in James Gallery (Morehouse Wing); and “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism” (through Sept. 26) and “The Wyeths’ Wyeths” (through Dec. 31) in the Wyeth Center (Union Street), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents; free to all 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and first Fridays through Oct. 1. FMI: 596-6457.

“BIG,” Lively Ladies and Shevis group show, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 594-5250 or 236-2402 (day). Through mid-November.

Drawing group show plus held-over work by Mike Farley, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and by appointment, Rougette Gallery, 340 Main St. (upstairs). FMI: 596-7979. Through Sept. 24.

Featured artists Anna Sweeten and Alexandra Hart, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Harbor Square Gallery & The Muir Garden For Contemporary Sculpture, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Featured artists Christopher Cart and Shaune McCarthy at Harbor Square Gallery Winter Street, 21 Winter St. Through Sept. 30.

Featured artists’ work in Front Room plus work by 15 other member artists, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. Fridays) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. FMI: 594-8784. Through Sept. 30.

Grand opening collection of fine contemporary craft, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; and by appointment, CRAFT, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167.

Group show of painting and sculpture, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Yvette Torres Fine Art, second floor at 313 Main St. FMI: 888-777-1077. Through Oct. 12.

“Maine Seen” group show of diverse media, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. Sundays and by appointment, Mulford Collectors Gallery, 313 Main St. FMI: 594-4775. Through Oct. 11.

“Monhegan Perspectives III” group show, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, the Island Institute’s art gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Sept. 24; through Jan. 23.

Night photographs by Carolyn Marriner, Gallery Café of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St. Through Oct. 13.

Oil paintings by Susan Beebe, Rheal Day Spa, 453 Main St.

“Painterly Perspectives,” new paintings by Irma Cerese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. Fridays) and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through Sept. 26.

Paintings and sculpture by RSU 13 secondary art teachers Richard Alfred Johnson, Su Johnson and Holly L. Smith, RSU 13 Central Office in the former McLain School, 28 Lincoln St. Through Sept. 30.

Paintings by ChenSun Campbell and work in various media by Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

“Panoptic,” new media explorations, 1 to 6 p.m. daily Oct. 1 through 3, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Opening and reception in conjunction with Camden International Film Festival: 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Panel discussion 4 p.m. Oct. 2.

“Rhapsody in Hue” group show, “Equilibrium” by Jon Kolkin and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Carver Hill Gallery 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745.

Rockland Art Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays (weather permitting), Mildred Merrill Park (across from Time Out Pub). Through Sept. 30.

Seabird art show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main St. Through Oct. 11.

Solo shows by Connie Hayes and Robert Pollien, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; Mondays by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 537 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through Sept. 25.


“Aerials” paintings, prints and pastels by Yvonne Jacquette in main gallery; “Momenta,” paintings and drawings by Dozier Bell in loft gallery; and “Will Barnet, Master Printmaker: Selections from Five Decades” in Tucker and Brown galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. FMI: 236-2875. Free/donations. Through Sept. 25.

“Amazing Maine” images by Carol Latta, Rockport Corner Shop, Main and Central streets.

“Furniture Masters of New Hampshire,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Messler Gallery of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Nov. 24.

“Outside Inside: Celebrating over 50 years of Bruce Davidson, Master of Photography,” Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. (Shepherd Building) in the village. FMI: 236-8581. Through Oct. 1.


“The Drawing Group,” works by DuBack & Company; and “Northern Light” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Oct. 11.

“Moon Paintings,” featuring work by Jeannette Martin with other artists, The Drawing Room, 864 River Road/Route 131. Through Oct. 11. In-home gallery open daily; call ahead at 372-6242.


“From Box to Brush,” constructions and paintings by Edith LaRoche, Searsmont Town Library, Searsmont Community Center, intersection of routes 131 and 173. FMI: 342-5549. Through Sept. 30.


“Inside the Box — the Art of Anne-Emmanuelle Marpeau” (Jeremiah Merithew House), marine paintings and much more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 campus. Cost: $8; $3 age 7-15; free younger, museum members, Searsport residents; $5 each groups larger than 10. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 11.


“KARSH,” 15 photographs by Yousuf Karsh, plus works of American realism, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Sundays by chance or appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. FMI: Extended through Oct. 23.


“The Photographer’s Palette,” work by Lorain K. Davis, Kathleen Falco and Janis Bunting, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common. Through Sept. 30.


“Buddha Belly — Stolen Art,” work by collage artist Lola Tang and painter and art rescuer/renovator Dale Dapkins, Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 568-3147 or 948-7469. Through Sept. 30. Reception: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

“Neo-Post-Dada-Pop Revolution,” work by Sebastian Meade, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road. FMI: 948-3131, ext. 239. Through Oct. 12.


“Prints, Drawings, and Photographs” annual show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays plus 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-8651. Through Sept. 22.


“Color Collaboration,” new work by Dianne Schelble and Carol Wiley, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Oct. 2.

Hand-woven rugs and wall hangings by Sara Hotchkiss, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays or by appointment, Old Point Comfort Gallery & Showroom, 28 Pitcher Road. FMI: 832-8133.

Small quilts by the Georges Valley Quilters, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. FMI: 832-4484. Through Sept. 30.


Outdoor sculptural work by Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (look for painted pickup). FMI: 273-3948.


“Inspired by Matisse” group show plus work by the late Paula Green, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays plus holidays, Downtown Gallery, 2 Old Union Road/Route 220 in the village. FMI: 542-6492. Through Oct. 11.


“Postcards from Maine” group show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. (old academy building). FMI: 882-7511. Through Sept. 26.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to