River Arts is putting out a call to artists to submit “Works on Paper” for its show of the same name opening Friday, Jan. 14. The juror for the show is Suzette McAvoy of Belfast, former chief curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and current director of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport.

With more than 20 years of experience in the art field, McAvoy has lectured and written extensively on the art and artists of Maine and has organized national traveling exhibitions of the work of Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz, Kenneth Noland, Lois Dodd, Karl Schrag and Alan Magee.

Prior to coming to CMCA, McAvoy wrote “The Canvas,” a monthly column on contemporary Maine art for Maine Home+Design magazine, and she served as an independent art consultant to artists, organizations and collectors. McAvoy also served as associate professor in museum studies for the University of Maine at Orono and, prior to moving to Maine in 1988, was the director of the University of Rhode Island Art Galleries. She has worked at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. McAvoy received a bachelor of arts degree in art history from William Smith College and a master of art in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

This juried exhibition is open to all artists, and artists may submit as many as three works. The entrance fee is $120, $15 for River Arts members. Work should  dropped off at River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1, Friday or Saturday, Jan. 7 and 8, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Only recent works (created in the last three years) may be submitted.

The mission of River Arts is to nurture appreciation, encourage participation and provide opportunity in the arts. For more specs on submissions and more information about this and other River Arts events, visit riverartsme.org or call 563-1507.

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