River Arts invites artists’ submissions for its upcoming show “Maine Icons and Special Places,” which will open Aug. 3. Artistic images powerfully influence our sense of a place and this exhibition will present works that portray the visual “icons” that have come to represent Maine, from lighthouses and lobsters to potatoes, ski slopes, moose and seagulls, as well as specific places, widely-known and less so.

Juror for this exhibition is Björn Runquist, well-known painter of the Maine art world for many years has divided his time between homes in Connecticut and Clark Island. For more information about him and his work, visit bjornrunquist.com.

Submissions for the exhibition in all media are welcome, including photography; sculpture is encouraged. Wall-hung work should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension and, for safety reasons, acrylic thermoplastic sheets (Plexiglas) should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels.

Drop-off dates for art work are Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the River Arts Gallery, 170 Main St./Business Route. Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $20, $$15 for members. All work in the exhibition must be for sale and may not have been exhibited at the gallery previously. Entry forms are available online at riverartsme.org as well as at the gallery. Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or info@riverartsme.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.