Scout Dunbar’s work will be on display July 21 through Aug. 10 at River Arts in Damariscotta. Submitted photo

River Arts is set to present the work of Scout Dunbar in a solo show, “On the Water’s Edge,” from Thursday, July 21, through Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 36 Elm St. in Damariscotta.

Dunbar will be in the gallery to greet visitors during an artist’s reception set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

Dunbar is a third-generation female artist originally from Ithaca, New York, according to a news release from the gallery. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a concentration in printmaking from Alfred University in Alfred, New York.

In the years since, she has centered her art practice in New York City, Santa Fe, Tucson, and Bremen, Maine. She has shown work in numerous national and international solo and group shows. Her art is held in the permanent collection of the University of New Mexico, as well as corporate and private art collections.

Dunbar’s art takes inspiration from the landscapes of her past and present to make whimsical abstract two-dimensional artwork that evokes a sense of place. “On the Water’s Edge” showcases a new selection of abstract mixed-material drawings that exude playful energy and a lighthearted exploration of color, form and line.

In this exhibit, Dunbar draws on her experiences on the rugged coast of Muscongus Bay, where she set up her studio in a small cottage along the water’s edge for the last three summers. Viewers will likely find the new collection of work holds unique expressions of the Maine coastal landscape that abounds just outside of her cottage door.

Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For additional information, call the gallery at 207-563-6868 or visit


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