The Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., will open its 32nd season with the exhibit “Significant Works: selections from the work of 16 Gallery Artists.” The show will open with a reception to meet the artists on Friday, May 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. and run through July 6.

The artists in this exhibit are Lise Becu of Tenants Harbor; Alan Bray of Sangerville; Sam Cady of Friendship; David Dewey of Owls Head and Blairstown, N.J.; Lois Dodd of Cushing and New York, N.Y.; Kathleen Florance of South Thomaston; Joseph A. Fiore, late of Whitefield and New York, N.Y.; Maggie Foskett of Camden and Sanibel, Fla.; Nancy Glassman of Searsmont; Janice Kasper of Swanville; Chris Osgood of Lincolnville; Dennis Pinette of Belfast; Michael Reece of Searsmont; Barbara Sullivan of Solon; Dan West of Friendship; and Nancy Wissemann-Widrig of Cushing and Southold, N.Y.

Each work in this show was chosen because of its significance in its creator’s work or life. For example, Foskett’s cliché verre “Bits and Pieces” is the cover image for the exhibition catalog for “Maine Women Pioneers III,” on exhibit at the University of New England in Westbrook.

Next to each piece there will be a few chosen words by the artist, or words of a reviewer or important person in the artist’s life. Most of the works in this show are large in scale: West’s wood piece, “Boss Tuna,” measures 100 by 40 inches; Reece’s oil on canvas “White Barn” measures 60 by 60 inches; and Dodd’s oil on linen “Four Nudes and Woodpile” measures 44 by 68 inches. This particular painting has been traveling for the past year in Dodd’s retrospective, “Catching the Light,” on exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Mo., and most recently at the Portland Museum of Art.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call 594-5935 or email the gallery at