BELFAST

“Autumn Colors” group show, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (to 8 p.m. First Fridays), First Light Gallery, High Street at Main. FMI: 338-3626. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 1; through early November.

“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. Belfast Poetry Festival collaboration plus book signing: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1.

“Coastal Curves: 2010,” black and white photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 1; through early November.

Collaboration of painter Robert Shetterly, sculptor Beth Henderson and artist Mihku Paul for Belfast Poetry Festival, Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 1.

Conceptual fiber work by guest artist Gabriela D’Italia plus gallery artists’ work, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Oct. 24. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1.

“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.

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1, downtown art venues (no street performances due to weather; additional walk set for Oct. 8). First Fridays through December.

“Ghosts,” small wall assemblages by Norman Tinker, 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. opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 1; through Oct. 30.

“Harvest — Dance,” paintings by Susan Tobey White, plus work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays by appointment, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 1.

“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.

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. Belfast Poetry Festival collaboration show opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 1.

“Tongues on Fire: 3 Artists, 3 Poets,” Belfast Poetry Festival show, in Clifford Gallery; work from Washington’s Downtown Gallery in Corridor Gallery; and “Jason Slaughter: Recent Paintings” in Fall-Out Shelter Gallery (through Oct. 31), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and by appointment, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Opening reception: 5 to 7 pm. Oct. 1. Survival Guide for Artist/Arts Org talk by Fractured Atlas’ Adam Natale: 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Free.

“Why an Ecovillage? A Local Perspective,” an art show mounted by Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. Through Sept. 30. Opening with wine tasting reception 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1: “From the Farm,” oils by Elsie Gawler.

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.

BOOTHBAY

“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.

BRISTOL

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.

CAMDEN

HarborArts Juried Arts & Crafts Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 in Harbor Park, Camden Amphitheatre and along Atlantic Avenue. Free. FMI: 236-4404.

“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.

Small paintings by Lauralee Clayton, Camden Bagel Café, 26 Mechanic St. in the Highland Mill Mall. Through Oct. 31.

DAMARISCOTTA

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.

“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.

Nancy Wissemann-Widrig offers artist talk 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1. Suggested donation: $10. FMI: riverartsme.org. Cheese and wine reception follows.

LINCOLNVILLE

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

NORTH HAVEN

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

ROCKLAND

“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 “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 Oct. 1. FMI: 596-6457. American Picturesque Lecture: 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 20.

Arts In Rockland (AIR) First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1, downtown galleries and related venues. First Fridays through December.

“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.

Drawings by Ian Pyper, British outsider artist, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and by appointment, Rougette Gallery, 340 Main St. (upstairs). FMI: 596-7979. Extended through Oct. 29.

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 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. FMI: 594-8784. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 1; open Fridays and Saturdays, chance or appointment beginning Oct. 12.

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.

“Jane & John,” new work by Jane Ryan and John LeBlanc, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 1; through Oct. 24.

“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. 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.

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, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. In association with Camden International Film Festival, through Oct. 3. 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.

ROCKPORT

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

Cat portraits by Lincolnville artist Lauralee Clayton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter, 146 Camden St./Route 1.

“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.

“Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, 2000-2009,”, 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. Suggested donation $5. Opens with 2 to 5 p.m. reception Oct. 2; through Dec. 5.

Photography by Maleah Chadwick, Country Inn, Route 1. Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8.

ST. GEORGE

“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.

SEARSMONT

“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.

SEARSPORT

“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. “Finer Things” invitational craft show and sale opens with 5 to 8 p.m. preview Sept. 30 in admissions center; through Oct. 24.

THOMASTON

“Contemporary Realism: The Work Of Philip Michelson” (Oct. 1 through 29) and “KARSH,” 15 photographs by Yousuf Karsh (extended through Oct. 23), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Sundays by chance or appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. FMI: haynesgalleries.com.

UNION

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

UNITY

“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.

“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.

WALDOBORO

“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.

WASHINGTON

“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.

Wall hangings, quilts and garments by the Washington Handcrafters, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Oct. 31.

WISCASSET

“Faces of 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. Opens with reception and Tony van Hasselt A.W.S. booksigning 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30; through Oct. 30.

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