Midcoast artists and artists from around the state are invited to join the Maine Lobster Festival in celebrating its 69th year by entering work in the annual juried art show, housed in the downtown branch of Camden National Bank and participating Main Street merchant windows.

Camden National Bank is the sponsor for the show, which is open to professional artists, adult amateurs and high school, middle school and elementary students. Show registration will be held Monday, Aug. 1, and judged by a panel of artists Tuesday, Aug. 2. Individuals will be notified by email or phone for placing in the open juried art show. The show may be viewed during the Maine Lobster Festival, Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 3 through 7.

Medium categories are watercolor/acrylic or water media; oil; mixed media; photography; and digital imagery. The show features two special awards. The Eddie Harriman Award is judged based on this year’s Maine Lobster Festival theme — lobster! The Betty Kinney Award, established in memory of the 25-year art show and art tent director, will be given to the painting that best depicts a coastal scene.

Registration and drop-off are set for Monday, Aug. 1, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the ATM lobby of Camden National Bank, at the corner of Main and Park streets. Entry fees are $20, $5 for students, and there is a two-work limit.

For complete guidelines and a registration form, visit mainelobsterfestival.com/contact. Artists also may fill out forms at the registration table at the bank. Questions may be directed to Su Johnson, Art Director for the festival, at art@mainelobsterfestival.com or 542-6933.

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