River Arts teams up with the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association for its next open juried show. Artists are invited to submit work portraying the flora, fauna and vistas of the Sheepscot Watershed, from Boothbay Harbor to Freedom.

Organizers are seeking submissions in any media, sculpture and fine crafts welcome. Juror for this show will be Bob Keyes, writer for the Portland Press Herald. Work can be submitted during gallery hours anytime up to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will hang until Nov. 5.

Established in 1969, the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association is a nonprofit land trust and advocacy group of 550 member families. Their mission is to conserve and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Sheepscot Watershed, which encompasses 320 square miles in Midcoast Maine and spanning 58 miles from Freedom to Southport. The SVCA currently protects more than 3,671 acres through purchases and conservation easements. This includes more than 15 miles of Sheepscot River frontage. A map of the Sheepscot Watershed can be found online at sheepscot.org or can be picked up at River Arts, Route 1 just north of N.C. Hunt Lumber.

Wall-hung work size maximum is 60 inches in height, 42 inches in width; for safety reasons Plexiglas or other non-glass option should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels. Entry forms are available online at sheepscot.org and at River Arts.

River Arts holds 10 themed, open, juried exhibitions per year, with some of Maine’s most prominent art community members as jurors. More than 1,000 different Maine artists have exhibited in these shows. The gallery program creates opportunity for artists to have their work selected, participate in the gallery process and sell their work.

River Arts is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 563-1507, email info@riverartsme.org or visit riverarts.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.