Seventy-five Maine artists, including a number from the Midcoast, will display their work at the third annual Yarmouth Art Festival. The juried show, featuring painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media, will run Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 19 through 22 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church at 396 Gilman Road, about a mile from Cousins Island.

This year’s festival drew more than 300 entries from some 100 artists across Maine, from Biddeford to Stockton Springs and from Otisfield to Old Orchard Beach, with 159 pieces selected for display. Each piece will be available for sale, with proceeds helping support St. Bart’s community service programs.

The 2011 jurors were Elizabeth Moss, owner of Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth; Anne Haas, art librarian at Bowdoin College in Brunswick; and Suzanne Harden, a Yarmouth artist currently represented by Bayview Gallery in Brunswick. Midcoast artists who were selected to show are Debra Arter of Damariscotta, Kathleen Buchanan of Thomaston and William Landmesser of Stockton Springs.

The festival will be held inside St. Bart’s, a bright, post-and-beam space that will be converted into an art gallery. Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is free for both the festival and the reception, with donations accepted.

An annual fall event created in 2009, the Yarmouth Art Festival is a juried show and sale that features photography, painting, sculpture, etching and digital media by Maine artists. For more information, visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to