African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 722-3708.

“Anything Goes” group show of varied media, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Betts Gallery in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Oct. 1.

“Drawings and Re-Collections” by Emily Brown in Clifford Gallery; and mostly new work by the LINC and Waterville Social Club in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Sept. 23.

“Egypt,” photographs by Megan Marsanskis, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Sept. 30.

Gunpowder and firework drawings by Mark Kelly plus work by gallery partners, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Oct. 2.

Kaleidoscope series by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Camden National Bank, Main Street.

New Dance Series paintings by Susan Tobey White plus paintings and 3D work by gallery artists and guests, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; by chance /appointment Sundays, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St.

New work in a variety of media by gallery artists, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Oil paintings by Jerri Finch, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Sept. 30.

“Please, Be Seated!” 2011 Eco-Motion street sculptures, installed throughout the city walkways and in three downtown parks. FMI:

“Styx and Stones,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (later some Fridays); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; variable Sundays and Mondays, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Through Oct. 6.

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


“Jean Swan Gordon: From My Garden,” continuous ink line/watercolor portraits of flowers, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. FMI: 633-4333. Through Sept. 29.

“John Sideli: The Sum of the Parts” and “Brad Betts, Philip Frey, Loretta Krupinski & John Neville:  Down to the Sea in Ships!”, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-6849. Through Oct. 29.

Paintings by Tom Cavanaugh, open daily, Studio 53 Fine Art, 53 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Through Sept. 25. Also “Memory Wall-FDNY 9-11-01,” monumental work by John Michael Thomas Seitzer, on third floor through Oct. 18.

“Working Waterfront and Other Fancies,” new work by John Wissemann, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Sundays by chance, Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor FMI: 633-6252. Through Oct. 26.


New work by the Pemaquid Group of Artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Pemaquid Art Gallery at Pemaquid Lighthouse Park, Bristol Road. FMI: 677-2752. Through Oct. 10.

Variety of fine art media by 29 artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Saltwater Artists Gallery, Route 130 across from the Bradley Inn, Pemaquid Point. FMI: 677-2490. Through Oct. 2.


“Seasons,” watercolors by Linda M. Jewell and oils by Rainy Brooks, Marsh River Theater, 24 Monroe Highway/Route 139. Opens with 1 to 4 p.m. reception Sept. 25; through Oct. 26. Partial benefit for the theater; call for show schedule.


“Quilting by Hand: Not a Lost Art,” quilts by Jacque Huber, Jean Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Sept. 27.

“Transitions” group show of work by emerging and established Maine and New England artists, open daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing; also accessible through Maine Gathering, 8 Bay View St. FMI: 470-7027. Through Oct. 31.


“Art at the Grill,” oil paintings by Ed Botkin, George Wardwell and Kathleen Thornton, Damariscotta River Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. FMI: 563-2992. Through Oct. 31. Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22.

“Five Gals and a Guy” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, River Arts Gallery II, Route 1. FMI: 563-1507. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Sept. 22; through Sept. 27.

“Maine Landscape,” group show juried by Thomas Crotty, River Arts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1. FMI: 563-1507. Through Sept. 23.

“Mentors” invitational show plus work by Joseph A. Fiore and admirers, 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, The Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation, 5 Bristol Road/Route 130 at Main Street, Damariscotta. Through Oct. 8.

Paintings by Léa Peterson, The Bakery, 85 Parking Lot Lane (behind Paco’s Tacos). FMI: Through Nov. 30.

Pastel paintings by Sandra Griffin, Savory Maine Dining and Provisions, 11 Water St. FMI: 563-2111. Through mid-October.

Works in various media by Franciska Needham plus gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Franciska Needham Gallery, 32 Water St. FMI: 563-1227. Through Sept. 30.


Aboriginal art collected by Maine native Douglas Banks, Liberty Library, 59 Main St. FMI: 589-3161. Through Sept. 30.


“Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House” (through Oct. 30) in the Wyeth Center; “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places” (through Oct. 9) in Morehouse Wing; “Beyond Rugs!” (opens Sept. 24) in Crosman Gallery; “Jason Larkin — Past Perfect,” Arnold Newman Prize winner exhibition, in Craig Gallery (through Nov. 27); “Andrew Wyeth: Watercolors and Temperas” in Hadlock Gallery; and “Alex Katz: Early Work” in the Library Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (to 8 p.m. Wednesdays), Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12, $17 with Olson House; $10/$15 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents; free for all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October. Olson House in Cushing: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours on the hour. Museum Store open daily. FMI: 596-6457. Lecture by fiber artist Liz Alpert Fay: 2 p.m. Sept. 24 in auditorium.

Belted Galloways and other scenes by gallery artists Diana Maddocks, Anne McMath and Kathy Lane, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 6 North Main St. FMI: 542-5540. Through Sept. 30. Portion of sales benefits Aldermere Farm.

“Biophilia!”, paintings by Sandy Bart Heimann; and bee drawings by Ian Pyper, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and by appointment, Rougette Gallery, 340 Main St./second floor. FMI: 596-7979. Through Sept. 30/Oct. 14.

“CRAFTS of the Land and Sea,” recent work by eight exceptional Maine artisans, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main St. Through Oct. 21.

“David Wright: The Sky Above, The Sea Below” plus work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. FMI: 594-2020. Through Sept. 23.

“Fire, Ash, Salt and Smoke,” work in glass and ceramics, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167.

Four in the Foyer plus work by 15 other members, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. First Fridays); and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through Sept. 30.

“High Summer,” group show by the Lively Ladies, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

“Landscape: Visions of Color,” new acrylics 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. 25.

“Leo Krikorian, Selections: Black Mountain College, San Francisco, Paris,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by chance/appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 888-777-1077. Through Sept. 25. Blabbermouth Night: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 (signup 5:30 p.m.).

“Lyrical Landscapes,” work by Laurie Goddard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745.

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

“Panoptic,” annual new media collaboration with Camden International Film Festival, noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Opens with reception 6 p.m. Sept. 28.

“Parks, Prints, and Paintings,” work by Siri Beckman, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Through Sept. 24.

Sculptures by Clara Cohan and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Sundays by chance or appointment, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St.


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.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Nov. 22.

“Scott Davis: Paintings,” noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Wallwork, 67 Pascal Ave. Through Oct. 1.

“Summer 2010,” new photographs by Peter Ralston; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Ralston Gallery, 25 Main St. in the village. FMI: 230-7225. Through Nov. 19.

“Un/natural Splendor,” paintings and monotypes by Inka Essenhigh and sculpture by Richard Van Buren; “Burn Drawings and Recent Paintings” by Reese Inman; “Stopgap and Steadfast,” installation and recent drawings and sculpture by Ethan Hayes-Chute; and “Banded Artifacts/Banded Men,” photographs, sculpture, paintings and drawings by Paul Oberst, 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. Cost: $5; free members. FMI: Through Sept. 25. Reese Inman talk REMIX: Using the Computer to Reinvigorate Artistic Process: 3 p.m. Sept. 25.

“We are the Camera” featuring works from master printer Stephen Johnson, 360-degree photography wizard Jook Leung and Gixapixel guru Greg Downing, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays plus 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Maine Media Gallery on first floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. in the village. FMI: 236-8581. Through Sept. 30.


“Charles S. DuBack: NOW & Then” and “8 in the BAG” group show, 10 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (Fridays through Sundays and by appointment after Labor Day), Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Oct. 10.

“Maine in Sight,” paintings by Jan Lipson, Ocean House Gallery at Ocean House Hotel, overlooking the harbor, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-6691. Through Sept. 30.


“The Art of the Boat” juried show; “75 for 75” multi-site exhibition of art and artifacts; “Working the Bay” and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $8; $3 age 7-15; free younger, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 23.


Annual open house marks 30 years of pottery and weaving by Shari Greenfield, Oak Hill Pottery, 673 Oak Hill Road. Through Oct. 10. Call 338-1861 for hours and directions.


“The Art of the Still Life” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-0605. Through Sept. 29.

Colonial antiques, furnishings and fine China-trade porcelain in replica of Federal-era mansion, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays plus holiday weekend Sundays and Mondays (except Labor Day), Montpelier The General Henry Knox Mansion, Route 131 at Route 1. Cost: $7; $6 senior citizens; $4 children, free younger than 5; family discounts available. FMI: 354-8062. Through Oct. 10.

Inaugural exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St./Route 1.

Paintings by Jill Marie Langdon, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through Oct. 15.

“Pieces of Color,” recent work by sculptor Geoffrey Vollers; plus paintings by Marti Reed, Personal Book Shop & Gallery, Main Street/Route 1.

Recent oil paintings by Muriel DiGirolamo, Thomaston Café, 154 Main St./Route 1.


Altered photography by Petrea Noyes, Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Through Sept. 30. Gallery open during performances and by appointment; call 568-3147.

“Forever Wild, Twenty Years of Painting Wildlife in Maine,” work by Janice Kasper, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, from Unity College’s Leonard Craig Memorial Gallery, Founders Hall South, 90 Quaker Road. Through Oct. 21.


Contemporary fine art and comic strip original art in art gallery plus two floors of antique toys and memorabilia, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, Route 1. Cost: $5, free for art gallery, antique shop and those who cannot walk to second floor. FMI: 832-7398 before 8 p.m. Through Columbus Day.

“Mainescapes,” oils and watercolors by Geoff Bladon, plus work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 832-5109. Through Sept. 24.

Paintings by Robert Macdonald, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; weekends by appointment, Hurricane Isle, 175 Quarry Road. Gallery opens with 5 p.m. reception Sept. 23; through Oct. 30.


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


“Freefall” group show of varied media plus small drawings tiles in the Paula Green Gallery, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Downtown Gallery, 2 Old Union Road/Route 220, in the village. Through Oct. 2.


“All Things Wet” juried show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. FMI: 882-7511. Through Oct. 23.

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