BELFAST — A new show at Waterfall Arts, “Midcoast UMVA Juried Winter Exhibition,” will be on view Wednesday, Jan. 25, through Friday, Feb. 24. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

An opening reception will take place Friday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will feature works chosen from submissions by members of the Midcoast Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) – ranging from photography and painting to monoprints and mixed media work.

The judge for the show is David Estey, a well-known Maine abstract-expressionist painter whose work has been featured in 24 solo shows and in more than 100 group and juried exhibits. Estey has been making art for 70 plus years, producing more than 100 sketchbooks and 10,000 pieces of art. He is a member of the UMVA Board of Directors, an art instructor and former longtime figure drawing monitor at Waterfall Arts.

“At the outset, we had decided I should be as inclusive as possible, to support submitting artists and encourage participation in the new UMVA Midcoast chapter,” said Estey. “Judging by the digital submissions, the resulting exhibit should be a surprisingly wide and perhaps little-known spectrum of esthetics, styles and artistic expression being created in the Midcoast area.”

The “Midcoast UMVA Juried Winter Exhibition” is the culmination of work undertaken in 2022 to relaunch the Midcoast Chapter of UMVA after many years of dormancy. Additional shows are tentatively scheduled to take place in Waldoboro and Damariscotta later this year.

Find Midcoast UMVA Community on Facebook or email Information on the community arts center Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., can be found at or by calling 207-338-2222.

“Rain Prayer” by Emily Sabino.

“Monhegan Peregrine” by Karin Strong.

“En-route: Moonrise over Rt. 3, January 9, 1:54 PM” by Liv Kristin Robinson.