APPLETON

Watercolors and oils by Nancy Glassman, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. FMI: 785-5656.

BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

Artwork by Percy Sanborn and Hartwell Woodcock, “Belfast during the Civil War – The Home Front,” exhibits depicting Belfast's maritime and industrial heritage and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St. FMI: 338-9229. Through Columbus Day.

“Cow Tales,” featuring work by Frances Hynes, Sharon Yates and Dahlov Ipcar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through Sept. 29. Open to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 (Final Fridays).

“Cut Off Cuts,” new abstract paintings by Ben Pritchard, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Oct. 12.

“Duet: Kathy Weinberg & Jeffrey Ackerman,” painting, sculpture and photography, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also entrance on Beaver Street). Through Sept. 20.

Fine art prints, mixed media encaustics and Belfast Bay Shade Company works in progress by Dina Petrillo, most days and Friday evenings, Post Office Studio Workshop, second floor of historic downtown post office/customs house building. FMI: 735-8237.

Guest artist Julie H. Rose solo show plus member artists work, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance or appointment, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Sept. 28.

New Virgin's Bower installation, “Pollinators and Habitat,” plus Infinite Love, The Act of Becoming: A Tetractys of Masonic Symbolism and Sacred Geometry Tarot paintings by Katenia Keller, Square the Circle Gallery & Studio, second floor of 137 High St.

“Patchwork of Color: quilts as inspiration,” works in various media by Dianne Hire, Diane Savona, Jeanne Dawson, Jerri Finch, Susan Tobey White and Leslie Volpe, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. Call 338-8990 for hours. Through Sept. 24.

"Seaboard," photography by Jenny Rebecca Nelson, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through late September.

“Spirit Encounters,” carvings and other works by Will Dixon, plus nature-centric and First Nations art, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Northern Light Gallery, 33 Main St. FMI: 338-3088. Through Sept. 26.

“Turning in Your Hand: The Blue Marble Project” group show in Clifford Gallery; and varied work in the Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (to 8 p.m. Final Fridays) or by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Sept. 12; through Oct. 24.

Watercolor paintings by Dianne Horton, The Republican Journal, 161 High St. FMI: 338-3613.

CAMDEN

Tuzkeez — handmade Kazakh wall hangings — from the collection of Judith Varney Burch, Picker Room of Camden Public Library. Through Sept. 30.

FRIENDSHIP

Artifacts and documents of a traditional seafaring community, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays; 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Friendship Museum, one-room schoolhouse at 1 Martin Point Road. Through Columbus Day.

“The Poetry of Drawing,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road. FMI: 226-7446. Haiku and art family workshop with Liga Jenke: 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13.

HOPE

Work by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, gifted through Colby College and the Kohler Foundation, Hope Town Library, 443 Camden Road/Route 105. FMI: 763-3553.

LINCOLNVILLE

New paintings by Chris Polson, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Twin Brooks Stretchers, 59 Calderwood Lane. FMI: (800) 856-1567. Through Sept. 18.

Paintings by Nancy Glassman, Sunday mornings; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays; chance or appointment (785-3521), Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173, Lincolnville Center. Through Sept. 14.

Work by Maine artists and artisans, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily/to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Beyond The Sea, Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach.

Work in various media by Maine artists including Jill Hoy and the late David Henning Larson, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, 2522 Atlantic Highway/Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. FMI: 789-5000.

ROCKLAND

“Anything Goes,” group show by The Lively Ladies,  7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

Bob Besaw: acrylic paintings of the Midcoast, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays; and by appointment (596-0093), Sanctuary Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Sept. 30.

Cast bronze sculptures of whales by Alfred Godin; and more wildlife art, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St.

“Color Vision,” new paintings by Irma Cerese (through Sept. 28); “Maine Light,” new paintings by Björn Runquist and “By-Gone Boats,” 40 clay boats by David Riley Peterson, (through October), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544.

"Drawing on the Surface: Intimate Connections" group show and other fine craft, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery in the courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through Oct. 5.

“Eric Green: Time Diptychs” and “Sarah McRae Morton: The Impossible Sight of a Ship,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through Sept. 27.

Front-room work by Pam Hetherly, Lydia Kaeyer, Laura Max, Hannah Nelsbach; plus work by 15 other member artists, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through Sept. 30.

“Jim Kinnealey: A Painter and His Places,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 279 Main St., Suite 8 (corner of Main and Park). FMI: 596-0800. Through Sept. 30.

“Monhegan Island Series and Other Works,” work in varied media by Daniel Anselmi; and work by gallery artists, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through Oct. 1.

“Monster Buoy Painter,” work by Donald Johnson, 407 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 691-7433. Closes with 6 p.m. reception Sept. 19.

Paintings and prints by Maureen Egan, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Photography by siblings Neil Reichline, Andrew Reichline and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays/by appointment, The Fischer Gallery, 340 Main St., upstairs. FMI: 542-6791.

Polymer clay tidal wall hangings by Dee Aubuchon, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Café Gallery of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St. FMI: 594-8822. Closes with 3 to 6 p.m. reception Sept. 30.

Sculpture by Peter Decamp Haines and Digby Veevers-Carter, Harbor Square Gallery & the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, 374 Main St. Call 594-8700 for hours.

“The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,” major exhibition organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon (N.Y.) and Maine’s Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum, in Morehouse Wing (through Jan. 4); “The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea” in Wyeth Center (through Dec. 31); “Celebrating Maine,” works from the Permanent Collection, in Rothschild Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Watercolors” in Hadlock Gallery and “Andrew Wyeth: Studies” in Wyeth Study Center (through Nov. 30); “Ideals of Beauty: The Nude” in Library (through Dec. 31); “Other Voices in the Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery; and “Stories of the Land and Its People: An Arts Integrated School Initiative for Midcoast Maine,” annual student collaborative exhibition, in Craig Gallery and Julia’s Gallery (corner of Union and Elm streets; through Oct. 31), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents; free for all 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and First Fridays through October. FMI: 596-6457. Homestead tours: noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Olson House in Cushing: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours on the hour.

Solo shows by David Dewey and Lois Dodd, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Sept. 27.

“Water’s Edge,” collagraphs by printmaker Kathleen Walsh Buchanan, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through Oct. 31.

ROCKPORT

Carol Latta: featured artist for September, plus work by Liz Donald and Barb Jackson, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Barb Jackson Studio/Gallery, 22 Central St. (between Shepherd's Pie and Salt Water Farm). FMI: 631-0993.

Four solo shows: “Betsy Eby: Painting with Fire,” “Tom Burckhardt: Recent Work,” “Ron Leax: The Natural History of Georgetown” and “Elizabeth Fox: Played to Win, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Cost: $5; members free. Through Sept. 20.

“Gifford Ewing and Susan Williams:  Photographs and Paintings,” noon to 5 p.m. daily through Aug. 27; then by chance or appointment, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. Through Sept. 30.

Kathleen Hendrick: original floral and landscape watercolors, office of Dr. Anthony Lee, O.D., 247 Commercial St./Route 1 in the Foxridge Office Park. Ongoing; works changes periodically.

“New Work by Faculty,” exhibition of fine wood furniture, turned objects, carving and ceramics, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 25 Mill St. (at Route 90). FMI: 594-5611. Through Sept. 17.

ST. GEORGE

“Local Paintings from a different perspective,” open studio of plein air artists from around the country invited by conservationist/artist Mary Erickson to join her at historic cottage, 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 12, Nanatuck, 47 Marshall Point Road, Port Clyde (just before the lighthouse). FMI: (704) 219-0391.

Mixed media work by Lucinda Talbot, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and when “open” sign is out, River Road/Route 131, three miles down the peninsula from Montpelier. FMI: 372-1515.

“Outside the Box” and "Eleven" group shows, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Oct. 13.

Paintings of Port Clyde & Monhegan by a dozen local artists, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Ocean House Hotel and Gallery, 870 Port Clyde Road/Route 131 in Port Clyde village.

Work by six Maine artists: Leo Brooks, Kathleen Fox, Wilder Oakes, Sylvia Murdock, Otty Merrill, and Chuck Paine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Gallery-by-the-Sea, Main Street/Route 131 in Port Clyde village. FMI: 372-0583. Poets & Artists Unite readings: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

SEARSMONT

"Searsmont Inspires," exhibit of local artists, Searsmont Town Library in Searsmont Community Building, 37 South Main St./Route 131. Through September.

SEARSPORT

“The Colcords: A Nineteenth-Century Seafaring Family,” two-and three-dimensional pieces created by Belfast artist Beth Henderson, Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union St. FMI: 548-2303. Through Sept. 13.

“Eric Hopkins: Shells, Fish, Shellfish” in Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery; “Fish, Wind and Tide: Art and Technology of Maine’s Resources”; “History Chests” designed by sophomore class of Searsport District High School; “The Photography of Antonia Small” in Main Street Gallery; and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum. Multi-building downtown campus; admissions at Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St./Route 1. Cost: $12; $10 older than 64; $8 age 7-15; $30 families; free younger than 7, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 19. Antonia Small reception: 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 13.

“Maine Printmakers” group show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 East Main St./Route 1. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Sept. 12.

SOUTH THOMASTON

"Dream Escape," solo show of cyanotypes by Pipyr, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and by chance, Keag River Gallery, 25 Dublin Road. Through Sept. 15.

“Kosti Ruohomaa and Maine: A Special Relationship,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Finnish Heritage House, Route 131. Through mid-October.

“The Sky’s the Limit,” grand-opening show of work by Baines, Sarah Barnard-Blitz, Allen Bunker, Sandra Leinonen-Dunn, Julie Haskell, Pamela Hetherly and Jill Valliere, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 in ‘Weskeag village. Through Sept. 28. Wet Paint on the ‘Weskeag! benefit for Georges River Land Trust Sept. 13; cocktail reception 5 p.m.

THOMASTON

Colonial-era artifacts, art and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, General Henry Knox Museum/Montpelier, Route 131 at beginning of St. George peninsula. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members; $4 age 5-13; $20 family; free younger than 5 and active military families with Military ID; family flat rate $20. Through Columbus Day.

Wood-relief wall hangings by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, gifted from the late artist’s estate by the Kohler Foundation, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1.

“Zoey Frank: Explorations & Discoveries” and more contemporary realism, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. Through Sept. 27.

UNITY

“Portrait of the Ecological Self,” works by Kimberly Callas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Leonard Craig Art Gallery at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. (off Route 202). Through Sept. 12.

VINALHAVEN

“Prints, Drawings and Photographs” annual show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-9351. Through Sept. 24.

WALDOBORO

“Color Exhibit & Surprise Masterpiece, sculptures and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085.

"From the Bay of Bengal to the Coast of Maine" group exhibition, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road (off Depot Street, near Route 1). Open daily but call ahead: 832-4062 or 741-7477.

Historical exhibitions and more, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220.

Lone Ranger paintings, original newspaper comic strip art and much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, Route 1. FMI: 832-7398 (call before 8 p.m.). Through Columbus Day.

“Stillpoint,” paintings by Joyce Eames Steel, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Oct. 4.

WARREN

Rustic sculptures by Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens, Route 90 a quarter mile in from Route 1 (look for patriotic pickup). FMI: 273-3948. Through October. Also open studio Sept. 20.

WASHINGTON

Photography by Cheryl Mank-Swift, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Washington. Through Nov. 4. FMI: 845-2663.