Entries are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 24 for the second annual Yarmouth Art Festival. The juried show, created in 2009 as a showcase for Maine’s growing arts community, will be held Oct. 20 through 23 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road.

The festival welcomes submissions of painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media from any artist 18 and older who maintains a residence in Maine. The fee is $10 for the first piece and $5 for every additional one. Submissions will be accepted online and must include a digital image of each entry.

Participating artists are responsible for delivering their work to the show, and sculpture exhibitors are requested to place their own pieces. To access an entry form and the rules, visit yarmouthartfestival.com. The festival, part of St. Bartholomew’s Arts at St. Bart’s program, will be held inside and on the lawn of the church, a bright post-and-beam space in a wooded setting near Cousins Island.

The show will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission will be free, with donations accepted. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

This year’s jurors are Chris Thompson, an associate professor at the Maine College of Art in Portland; Elizabeth Moss, owner of Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth; and Anne Haas, art librarian at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. In 2009, more than 100 pieces were selected from 45 artists for display and purchase. Net proceeds help support the St. Bart’s community service programs such as its food pantry and the St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry in Portland.

“We had an outstanding response last year, with many artists and art lovers marveling at the exhibit space,” said Joe Michaud, festival co-chairman. “We’re hoping for even greater participation this year in a unique setting that’s a true showcase for the vibrancy and variety of art from around Maine.”

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.