River Arts, 241 Route 1, invites artists throughout Maine to submit artwork for jurying in its upcoming exhibition, “The Maine Scene.” Artists can submit up to three works in any medium including sculpture, photography, collage, painting, ceramics and fine craft — representational or abstract.

Work can be delivered anytime during gallery hours up to the deadline Saturday, July 23, at 4 p.m. The exhibition will hang July 29 through Sept. 1, with an opening reception July 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The juror for this exhibition will be Portland native and resident Bruce Brown, who served as curator at the Center of Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport for 20 years. Brown has curated more than 200 exhibitions promoting Maine visual artists. In February 2013, he became co-director of Portland's PhoPa Gallery in Portland. He has built a notable collection, particularly of contemporary American prints and, more recently, Maine photography. Portions of his print collection have been exhibited at museums and universities all over Maine, as well as at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland.

In 2006, Brown he was cited by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram as one of six Maine citizens who made a notable contribution to the state for conceiving and chairing The Maine Print Project, the largest visual arts collaboration in Maine history up to that time involving 25 different print exhibitions in Maine museums and nonprofit galleries statewide. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 2009.  Last month, a gallery in the new CMCA building in Rockland designed by Toshiko Mori was dedicated in his honor. Brown’s own photographs are included in the Portland Museum of Art’s permanent collection and were in the 2015 “Artists’ Portraits” exhibition at UNE.

Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $20, $15 for members. All work must be for sale. Entry forms are available online at riverartsme.org or at the gallery. 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.

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. For more information, call 563-1507; visit the website; or email info@riverartsme.org.

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