Waterfall Arts’ annual Open Call exhibition has brought a high tide of art to the nonprofit art center’s Clifford and Corridor galleries, but the ebb is dead ahead. The “OCEANS” exhibition runs through Friday, May 11.

Nearly 100 artists of all ages from all over the state submitted work to the non-juried show, which opened with a lively reception last month. “OCEANS” reflects the overarching theme of exhibitions at Waterfall Arts this year.  While the sea is a constant of life on the Maine coast, it has many facets, some known and myriad still a mystery. Sea life, marine adaptations, salt, coastal weather, the fishing industry and climate change harbingers are just a few of the points of view scientists, artists, makers and coastal denizens use to learn from the sea. For “OCEANS,” artists near and far were invited to by explore what is important or meaningful to them about the ocean we know so well … and yet still consider full of the unknown.

Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

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