The nonprofit River Arts invites Maine artists to submit work for the upcoming “Artists’ Choice” juried exhibition. The exhibition will open with a Friday evening reception Sept. 30 to ruin through Sept. 26 at its gallery in the Hunt Business Center on Route 1. Submissions should be dropped off Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24 for jurying Sunday, Aug. 25.

Critic and art historian Martica Sawin will be the juror for this exhibition. She has been writing on contemporary art since the 1950s when she was a contributing editor of Arts and New York correspondent for Art International. Sawin chaired the department of history and criticism of art and design at Parsons School of Design for 30 years. Sawin is the author of “Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School” and of many books and museum catalog essays on contemporary art and artists. Her winter home is the West Village in New York City; for 40 years she has spent summers on Basin Point in Harpswell.

All media, styles and subjects are welcome. All work entered must be for sale. Wall-hung work size maximum is 60 inches in height, 42 inches in width. For safety reasons, Plexiglas or other non-glass option should be used for work over 34 inches, excluding pastels.

Early submissions are accepted within usual gallery hours. Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $20, $15 for members. Artists will be notified by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Submissions may not have been show at River Arts previously. Entry forms are available online at and at the gallery when submitting.

Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or River Arts is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or