About Us

About Us

“The mission of River Arts is to nurture appreciation, encourage participation, and provide opportunities in the arts.”

River Arts is a non-profit arts’ organization serving artists and audiences in the state of Maine.  We are currently exhibiting a variety of juried and non-juried shows open to members and non-members.  In addition, the River Room is available for solo and small group shows year round.  With over 300 artist members, our exhibitions are wide ranging, engaging and inspiring. 

Gallery Location:   36 Elm Street, Damariscotta, Maine 04543

Mailing address:    River Arts   PO Box 1316
                                      Damariscotta, Maine 04543

Phone: (207) 563-6868

Email: info@riverartsme.org

Board of Directors   

Our volunteer board of directors is committed to transparent, innovative and responsible operation of the organization.   Interested in serving on our board?  Please get in touch with a board member and let us know.

  • Alice de Mauriac, President

  • Laurel Dodge, Vice President

  • Julio Sánchez Baños, Treasurer

  • Helen Warner, Secretary

  • Avery Hunt, Director

  • Gerd Koehler, Director

  • Andy Seferlis, Director

  • Colleen White, Director


Gallery Manager :  Heather Greene



River Arts’ volunteers are a dedicated team who greet customers, help with artwork check in and out, install exhibitions, do much of the behind the scenes work and maintain the professionalism in the gallery.  We are always interested in recruiting new talent.  We are especially interested in people who are able to work year round and are detail oriented.  Must be able to lift and move artwork.  River Arts moves hundreds of works for every show.  

  • Helen Warner, gallery

  • Laurel Dodge, gallery

  • Karen Nadeau, gallery

  • Cheryl Young, gallery

  • Gerd Koehler, gallery

  • Wendy Clayton, gallery

  • Colleen White, gallery

  • Lee Liggett, gallery

  • Deborah Shappelle, gallery

  • Ann Clowe, gallery

  • Alice de Mauriac, gallery and exhibition installation

  • Julio Sánchez Baños, gallery and exhibition installation

  • Judy Nixon, exhibitions

  • Holly Anderson Baumm, gallery and reception greeter