Camden Falls Gallery will open “Coastal Color,” an exciting collection of works by contemporary landscape painters Janis Sanders and Jennifer Van Cor, along with other gallery artists, with a 4 to 6 p.m. reception Saturday, Aug. 20. The show of iconic Maine images in rich, bold hues will run through Sept. 9.

Once a landscape architect, Massachusetts artist Sanders is known for his simple compositions and distinctive palette that captures the brilliance of Maine’s coastal light. Like many landscape painters, Sanders enjoys painting out-of-doors and often renders his work en plein air, beginnings each painting by blocking in the sky. He applies the paint directly to his canvases using a palette knife, creating richly textured surfaces that communicate the character of each structure within its specific place and time.

New Hampshire artist Van Cor creates active, vibrant compositions with a distinctive palette and painting technique. Applying layer upon layer of color in small, bold swatches, she creates mosaic-like works composed of angular, almost geometric brushstrokes that capture the bright island light and distinctive landforms of coastal Maine.

In addition to Sanders and Van Cor, “Coastal Color” will include the works of gallery artists Hannah Ineson, Aline Ordman, Judith Schuppien and Ann Trainor Domingue. The downtown Camden Falls Gallery is located at 5 Public Landing and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit camdenfallsgallery.com or call the gallery at 470-7027.

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