APPLETON

Knox County images from Penobscot Marine Museum’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company collection at Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library and Appleton Town Office, both on Sennebec Road. Through March 31. Sponsored by library, town office and Appleton Historical Society.

Paintings by Philippe Guillerm, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. FMI: 785-5656. Through Feb. 29.

BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“Blue” group show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Feb. 26.

Botanicals series photographs by Terry Hire, Barbara Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Feb. 29.

“Communiqué,” paintings by Freddy LaFage, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Through Feb. 26. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. March 1 for Kenny Cole’s “As High as Heaven.”

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

“Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past,” historic farm photography from the Eastern Illustrating Collection, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Feb. 29.

“Selections” from the Elmer Montgomery and The Atlantic Fisherman collections of Searsport’s Penobscot Marine Museum, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through April 30. Illustrated talk by PMM curator Ben Fuller: April 25.

Work by local artists at second-floor Working Art Gallery; Maine art and antiques at first-floor The Raven’s Nest, 65 Main St. Winter hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. FMI: 505-2659.

CAMDEN

Contemporary Maine landscapes from Dowling Walsh Gallery, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Feb. 29. Sales benefit library’s creative programs. March 1-31: “Songs in the Wood,” wood carvings by Gordon Bok.

CRAFT pop-up gallery featuring work by three Maine potters, 24 Atlantic Ave. Jan. FMI: 236-8930. Through May 1.

DAMARISCOTTA

“The Human Side: People as a Subject in Art,” group show juried by Judy Taylor, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1. FMI: 563-1507. Through Feb. 23.

“Kitchen Americana,” watercolors by Jean Kigel, The Bakery, 85 Parking Lot Lane (municipal parking lot below Main Street). FMI: thebakeryme@gmail.com. Through March 31.

Paintings by Round Pond artist Jill Tarkleson, Savory Maine Dining & Provisions, 11 Water St. FMI: 563-2111. Through first week of March.

Watercolors and oils by Jan Kilburn, Rising Tide Market, Business Route 1. Through Feb. 29.

ROCKLAND

“All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small,” work by Sarah Brandon, Kathleen Buchanan, Christina Heiniger and Jean Kigel, 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. FMI: 596-0701. Through March 16.

“Andrew Wyeth: Selections” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through March 31); “Louise Nevelson” in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); “Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection” in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing); “The Art of the Book” in Craig Gallery (through April 1); and “Selections From the Farnsworth Homestead” in Library Gallery (through April 8), 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. Museum Store open daily. FMI: 596-6457. “Art of the Book” gallery talk: 1 p.m. March 17 (limited space, call to reserve).

“Animal Kingdom,” group show by the Lively Ladies to benefit the Humane Society of Knox County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. Through the winter.

Midwinter gallery artists show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; by appointment other times, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Through March.

Mixed media drawings by Kim Hynd, Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St. FMI: 594-8822. Through March 5.

Natural world theme show of work in various media by Diane Green Hebert, Shelley Johnson and Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Photographs of Vinalhaven by Joan Wright, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through March 7.

ROCKPORT

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.

“Maine Wood 2012,” 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 April 6.

SEARSMONT

“Good Times,” paintings by Elizabeth Scott  O’Haverty, Searsmont Town Library in the Searsmont Community Center, 37 Main St. South/Route 131. Through March 31.

SEARSPORT

“The Circus Comes to Town,” art, photography and “The Bex Bros. Circus” miniatures by Les Bex, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, 41 East Main St./Route 1. FMI: 548-2529. Extended through Feb. 26.

THOMASTON

Nancy Benner: watercolor and pen paintings, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through Feb. 29. Also “Portraits of Quietude,” photographs by Bryan Jones, through March 11. For hours, call 354-2453.

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

WASHINGTON

“Washington, Now,” images from town photographers of this summer’s Bicentennial Celebration, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through March.

VillageSoup Knox/Waldo Arts Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401, ext. 251 or dernest@villagesoup.com.