Artists are invited to submit up to three works for jurying into the annual “Black & White” exhibition at River Arts. Deadline for entry is Saturday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m. Entry forms are available online at and at the gallery, 241 Route 1, when submitting.

Juror for the show will be Diana Kerr, who grew up in Massachusetts and spent her summers on the coast of Maine. After spending years in Boston managing an art gallery and overseeing the corporate art program, she moved permanently to Maine. She continued her interests in art where she managed the contemporary gallery at Barridoff galleries in Portland. Her experience in gallery work continued as an art consultant at the Gallery House in Nobleboro; followed by eight years as a curator and co-manager of the Firehouse Gallery in Damariscotta. For the past nine years, Kerr has been the administrative assistant to the director of Gleason Fine Arts in Boothbay Harbor. In addition to her gallery posts, she is a partner in Kerr/Jones Design, designing and selling unique creations.

Artists will be notified by email or phone of the juror’s decision. Entry fee is $25, $15 for members. The opening reception for the “Black & White” show is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or by email to 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.

River Arts holds 10 themed, open, juried exhibitions per year, with some of Maine’s most prominent art community members as jurors. More than 1,000 different Maine artists have exhibited in these shows; and more than 7,000 people visited the gallery and participated in events and workshops last year.

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