River Arts is calling for work for an upcoming “Maine Landscape” art exhibition. which will open Friday, Aug. 26. Celebrated landscape painter Thomas Crotty, whose work was the subject of a recent retrospective exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art and whose paintings may be found in museums and private collections across the country, is juror.

A revered figure in the New England art scene, Crotty also is founder and director of Maine’s oldest art gallery, the Frost Gully Gallery, established in 1966, once located in downtown Portland and more recently on Route 1, Freeport. The Maine landscape, Crotty said, has been a preoccupation of a wide spectrum of well-known artists. He hopes submissions will embody a variety of creative approaches to landscape. A broad definition of work on scenic Maine is welcomed, whether sea, land, mountain or meadow.

Artists are invited to submit up to three works in any media, including sculpture and photography, for a submission fee of $20, $15 for River Arts members. Works should not exceed 40 inches in any direction, and those with a circumference of more than 140 inches must be framed with a glass substitute such as Plexiglas. Drop off dates are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1, next to the Skidompha Library. All work must be for sale.

River Arts conducts open, juried, themed exhibitions every five weeks year-round; a member exhibition; and the annual Lincoln Academy student exhibition. In addition to exhibitions, River Arts has a year-round schedule of classes, open studios, lectures, poetry readings and special events as well as a full schedule of artist directed exhibitions at the River Arts Gallery II on Route 1. For more information, visit riverartsme.org, call 563-1507 or send email to info@riverartsme.org.

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