River Arts invites artists to submit work for a juried show of all abstract art. The gallery is pleased to announce the juror, an accomplished, award-winning, abstract painter and photographer, Jaap Eduard Helder. The deadline for submission is Saturday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m.

Jaap Eduard Helder of Round Pond works in his studio on Main Street in Damariscotta. Helder was born and raised in The Netherlands and has been living on the coast of Maine for the past 30 years. The rugged coastline of Maine and its fishing and shipping industry are a continuous source of inspiration for his artwork. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in many private and corporate collections. Learn more at helderart.com.

This show is open to all media including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, fiber, photography and mixed media. The theme “Abstract” showcases the strength and diversity of abstract art in Maine. Because of the overwhelming response to recent show entries, River Arts is adjusting the entry limits for this show. Artists may enter two pieces with a size limit of 26 inches (in any direction) including frame. Or artists may enter one larger piece with a size limit of 48 inches including frame. There will be no exceptions.

Works must be delivered in person to the gallery at 36 Elm St. for jurying before the deadline. All work must be gallery ready and clean. Wall pieces should be wired securely with picture wire. No wet paint will be accepted.

Forms are available in the gallery or may be downloaded from the website: riverartsme.org. For members the entry fee is $15 and for non-members it is $25. All submitted works must be for sale and River Arts retains 35% commission on sold works. Notification of acceptance will be by Sept. 23.

“Abstract” will run from Sept. 23 through Oct. 24, 2020. The gallery is located at 36 Elm St. and regular hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For inquiries, call the gallery at 563-6868.