Exhibition Schedule

River Arts  Holiday Show  2021

2021 Holiday Show features two works per artist with maximum retail price set at $200 per work.   

Open here for Entry Form “Holiday Show” 

                                 Entry Deadline      Reception     Show Close   

Holiday  Show      Nov 20                     Nov 27             Jan 1



New Year Schedule!  

2022 River Arts Exhibitions 2022

River Arts will close for one week in January 2022.  Closed dates will be Jan 2 – Jan 7.  Reopening on Saturday, Jan 8.  Artwork for the “Black and White” show will be accepted from Jan 8 – Jan 15, 2022 during regular gallery hours.

Theme Entry Deadline Reception Show Close
Black & White Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 19
New Works Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 26
Storm Mar 26 Apr 2 May 7
Wild Things May 7 May 14 Jun 11
Members Show Jun 11 Jun 18 Jul 23
Land & Sea Jul 23 Jul 30 Sep 3
Abstract Sep 3 Sep 10 Oct 15
Artist’s Choice Oct 15 Oct 22 Nov 19
Celebration Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 30

The “Members Show” and “Celebration” are not juried shows.

All other shows are juried by professional jurors engaged by River Arts.

Opening receptions will be held on Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm.

Submission Guidelines:

Artwork submitted for display in shows at River Arts must be for sale and gallery ready.  All work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, phone number and show title.  Wall pieces must be securely wired with screw eyes and picture wire.  Please do not use string, fish line or floral wire.  Saw tooth hangers are not recommended. Works should be clean.  No wet paint allowed.  

Drop off: Works may be delivered in person during the week up to the deadline date. All appropriate forms must be completely filled out.

Pick up: Unaccepted work may be picked up immediately after notification. Works must be signed out.

Pick up after Show: Accepted works should be retrieved as soon as possible after a show is over.  Works may be picked up a few days before a show ends or on the final day of the show. Works must be signed out.

Works may not be left over the winter in our storage rooms.  Please remove all work before you leave for the season. 

River Arts does not accept jpeg submissions to juried shows.  All submitted artwork must be in the gallery for the juror to see.  River Arts does not accept work sent in the mail for our shows.  Works must be delivered by the artist or the artist’s representative to the gallery during regular business hours. 

All work must be original artwork.  River Arts does not sell nor show reproductions of any kind.  Works previously shown in River Arts juried shows should not be submitted into current juried shows.

All submitted work must be for sale and artists should refer potential buyers to River Arts if inquiries are made about a piece in a current show.  River Arts retains 35% of the sale price as commission.  Checks to the artists are sent promptly in the week after the show closes. 

River Arts Gallery is located at 36 Elm St, Damariscotta.   Phone: 207-563-6868