“The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,” through Jan. 5, 2015, approximately 200 works is a comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life, seen through Shaker-made objects Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org.

Andrea Sulzer: “throughoutsideways,” through Aug. 24. Diverse range of Sulzer’s recent creations, including large, colored pencil drawings that plumb the relationship between the material marks and paper support, and representation and abstraction, as well as woodblock prints that create complex surface topographies through multiple layers of ink Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. portlandmuseum.org.

Paintings by Charles Ott, through July 31. Landscape and abstract paintings Ricker Memorial Library, Route 26, Poland. 998-1043.

“All That Glitters,” through Aug. 1. A spectacular golden environment using simple everyday materials. Faux finishes, optical illusions, narrative video and light tricks create a sense of grandeur. MECA Alumni Linsey Wallace ’08 and Quinn Corey, MFA ’06 Maine College of Art, Artists at Work Project Window, 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine. www.meca.edu.

“The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea,” through Dec. 28. Exhibition of approximately 30 works Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org.

Lois Dodd: “Cultivating Vision,” through Aug. 31. Brings together nearly 50 drawings, watercolors and prints, spanning four decades, given by the artist to the Colby College Museum of Art in 2010. These works on paper are paired with a selection of early paintings from the 1950s and 1960s and shed light on drawing as both an ancillary and autonomous part of her artistic practice. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu.

“The Cottage Garden,” through July 31. Joyful artwork reflective of Maine’s gardens and summer cottages. Contributors include Mary Lynn Engel, Elizabeth Stoyko, Jim and Holly Gallante, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Patty Olds and many more Maine artists. Floorcloths, found object garden sculpture, botanicals and cottage accessories are among the work featured Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. www.markingsgallery.com.

Kathi Smith exhibit, through August. Her work reflects her landscape, in which she invites close observation of familiar-seeming places and their narratives SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com.

“Way Up in Maine: The Works of William Wegman,” through Sept. 7. A pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer. Free. Emery Community Arts Center, Academy Street between Main and High, Farmington. 491-0768.

“Painting Maine V,” through Sept. 14. Features returning artists Ellen Hutcheson, Barbara Klein, and Sally Loughridge and welcomes new exhibitor Bob Vaughan. Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St., Damariscotta. 563-2992.

Summer Members’ Art Show, through Aug. 2. Showcase of work by artist members of the Harlow Gallery Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org.

“Art in the Park,” through Oct. 31. A grouping of sculptures by artist Anne Alexander Johnson Hall Mini Park, Water Street, Gardiner. 582-3100.

“Elements,” Curious and eclectic show from abstracts to animals from artists Connie Lundquist and Lee Cheever, Free. Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St., Brunswick. www.littledogcoffeeshop.com.

“Contexture,” through Aug. 30. Textile and assemblage artists have a diverse selection of materials and techniques to manipulate and mold, while bringing their visions to life Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.

“Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light Art Exhibition,” through Oct. 15. Features the work of local artists and their interpretations of Maine’s skies. L.C. Bates Museum, U.S. Route 201, Hinckley. www.gwh.org.

“Encountering Maine,” through Oct. 12. Exhibition includes a diverse selection of works depicting places in Maine by artists from the late 19th century to the present. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu.

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