DAMARISCOTTA — Claudette Gamache, a midcoast pastel artist and teacher, recently led a group of Maine-connected artists to paint in France.

Their explorations included Aix en Provence, where Cezanne painted, the wine region of the Lot River Valley, and the medieval towns of Sarlat and St. Cirq-Lapopie.

The exhibition of their work will run from Aug. 8 to Sept. 19 at Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10.

In addition to Gamache, artists with work in the show include Hannah Dring, Anne Macleod, Sharon Culf-Gorman, Peesh McClanahan, Letty Chiew Husson, Anne Marie Camara, Sue Cook, Georgette Morrell, Catherine DiPentima, Jane Sutherland and Joyce Dare Johnstone.

Gamache, who also is showing work in a group show at the Chocolate Church in Bath, was recently recognized at the International Association of Pastel Societies Masters Circle Show with an award for her “Winter Light.” She is one of only 58 people in the world to be inducted into the Masters Circle.

More than 75 pieces will be displayed in Damariscotta, including pastels, watercolors and oils.

Damariscotta River Grill’s “Art at the Grill” series brings recognition to Maine artists. Its next exhibition will showcase the work of artists Ed Botkin, George Wardwell and Kathleen Thornton.

For information, visit damariscottarivergrill.com or call 563-2992.