River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1, will open its juried “Maine Landscape” exhibition with a reception Friday, Aug. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will run through Sept. 23.

More than 90 artists submitted more than 230 works exploring the show’s title theme. Celebrated landscape painter Thomas Crotty, whose work was the subject of a recent retrospective exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, was the juror for the exhibition. Crotty also is founder and director of the Frost Gully Gallery located Freeport. The submissions reflect the juror’s call for work embodying a variety of creative approaches to landscape.

Midcoast artists whose work was selected to be in “Maine Landscape” include Hannah Nelsbach and Victoria Pittman of Tenants Harbor, Joan Siem of Camden, Diana Dion of Rockport, Linda Talbot of Belfast, Luise van Keuren of Clark Island, Brian Woods and Pam Cabanas of Friendship and Petrea Noyes of Brooks.

“The Study of Quiescent Love,” a short film by Sally Levi, will be shown for the first time during the reception. The film uses landscape as a reflection of the relationship between the spectator and her companion. Levi has received both the Maine Arts Commission Film Fellowship and the Kodak Film Grant two years in a row. She was selected as a Jeunes Talents filmmaker by the French government. She is on the film faculty at the Maine Media Workshops. Her current projects include Kandis Erickson and Cameron Fay’s “Summer Solstice.” Levi is co-owner of the production company Film Trolley and divides her time between Midcoast Maine and Malmo, Sweden.

River Arts conducts open, juried, themed exhibitions every five weeks year-round plus 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.