About Us

About Us

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.

  • Alice de Mauriac, President
  • Avery Hunt, Vice President
  • Gerd Koehler, Treasurer
  • Helen Warner, Secretary
  • Julio Sanchez-Banos, Director
  • Andy Seferlis, Director
  • Frieda Hanlon, Director

Gallery Manager   River Arts seeks Gallery Manager!

The premier, year round, non-profit arts organization of Maine is searching for a part time gallery manager.  Fast paced, Damariscotta gallery is looking for a highly organized manager with computer, bookkeeping, and writing experience.

Excellent administrative and communication skills are required for interacting with the public, artists, and volunteers. Sales and art background are a plus.

For a detailed job description, please call or email River Arts.  The search will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates may apply with resumes and cover letters directed to info@riverartsme.org.



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.

  • Helen Warner, gallery
  • Laurel Dodge, gallery
  • Karen Nadeau, gallery
  • Cheryl Young, gallery
  • Ann Clowe, gallery
  • Gerd Koehler, gallery
  • Elaine Abel, gallery
  • Deborah Shappelle, gallery
  • Christine Covert, gallery
  • Sheila Kennedy, gallery
  • Lee Liggett, gallery
  • Alice de Mauriac, gallery, social media, writing & PR, exhibition installation
  • Julio Sanchez-Banos, gallery, exhibition installation, financial records
  • Judy Nixon, exhibitions
  • Holly Anderson Baumm, gallery, reception greeter