Current Events

Fine Print: Text-Inspired Art Exhibit

Fine Print: Text-Inspired Art Exhibit

44 Maine artists are featured in Fine Print, showing how their work is inspired by or integrates typography, script or text. The exhibition is on view September 9 – October, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, September 9, from 5-8pm.

KVAA & HHRC Present “America’s 14th Amendment” Exhibit

KVAA & HHRC Present “America’s 14th Amendment” Exhibit

The Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) in partnership with The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) present “Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s Fourteenth Amendment”, an art exhibition which contemplates the importance of the 14th Amendment. This exhibition is on view September 22 – December 16, 2016 at Michael Klahr Center on campus at the University of Maine at Augusta.

The Bookey Readings: Maine Speaks!

The Bookey Readings: Maine Speaks!

On Friday, September 23rd, beginning at 7pm, the Harlow Gallery, opens their doors to poets Tom Lyford, Susann Pelletier, Kevin Sweeney, Marcia Wall Simmons and blue-grass musician, Stan Keach. These five performers will be reading poems and playing music uniquely ‘Maine’. This is the fifth event of the Bookey Readings at the Harlow. This event is open to the public with a $3 donation welcomed at the door.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Who Says You’re Not a Poet?

SECOND SUNDAYS: Who Says You’re Not a Poet?

“Who Says You’re Not a Poet?, lead by Bob McLaughlin, is on Sunday, October 9 from 2-4pm and is open to all ages and experience levels. “If you think you can’t write poetry, October’s Second Sunday is for you. Forget everything you think you don’t know, and just show up. Can’t spell? Forget it. Not so good with grammar? Forget it. Don’t know any poetic forms? Forget that, too. All you need is your big bag of experiences and unique way of seeing the world. The rest will take care of itself. You might even have fun.” – Bob McLaughlin

Call for Art:  Members’ Coloring Book, Fundraiser

Call for Art: Members’ Coloring Book, Fundraiser

The Harlow Gallery is creating an adult coloring book, featuring the diverse styles of our member artists as a fundraiser for this 2016 holiday season. The limited edition book will be professionally printed and sold at the Harlow with proceeds benefiting the gallery. This will provide publicity for the selected gallery members and ongoing support for the programs of the Harlow Gallery and Kennebec Valley Art Association. The deadline to submit applications is 6pm on October 22nd.

Art At Home Tour October 29

Art At Home Tour October 29

Join us in historic downtown Hallowell on Saturday, October 29th to experience our 4th biennial Art at Home tour.

Harlow News

Congratulations to Our Art Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Our Art Raffle Winner!

15 August, 2016

Congratulations to Karen Simpson, whose name was drawn as the winner of our art raffle fundraiser! Karen won a custom painting by Hallowell artist Chris Cart.

Calls for Artists

Important dates for participating artists

Important dates for participating artists

25 July, 2016

Please check back regularly, dates are subject to change.

Member Announcements

Nathan Allard: First Exhibit

Nathan Allard: First Exhibit

This is a two week exhibition of my work at the Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade. The show will include works from the past year and a half, including oil, watercolor and egg tempera. The event will be running during the first two weeks in October. Please join me on Friday October 7th from 5 to 9 pm. for the opening reception.

Out in the Community

KVAA & HHRC Present “America’s 14th Amendment” Exhibit

KVAA & HHRC Present “America’s 14th Amendment” Exhibit

The Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) in partnership with The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) present “Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s Fourteenth Amendment”, an art exhibition which contemplates the importance of the 14th Amendment. This exhibition is on view September 22 - December 16, 2016 at Michael Klahr Center on campus at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Community Opportunities

Call for Clay Artists

Call for Clay Artists

DEADLINE: 8/11/16

Common Street Arts in conjunction with Maine Crafts Association will present work by selected ceramic artists for the exhibition, Clay Arts: Form & Function opening September 30, 2016. Artists 18 years and older, with ties to Maine are encouraged to submit their work.

Ongoing Programs

The Bookey Readings
Ongoing
March 23, 2016

The Bookey Readings

The Harlow Gallery is the perfect setting to experience the spoken word at its very best!

Figure Drawing
Ongoing
October 1, 2015

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing Group meets at the Harlow Gallery most Sundays 7-9 pm, $8 fee per artist.

Thank you for supporting the Arts!

Minuteman Signs, $500 Sponsor in 2016
August 31, 2016

Minuteman Signs, $500 Sponsor in 2016

Since 1987, Minuteman Signs has been providing quality sign solutions to the people and businesses of the greater Augusta area. They are a local, family owned business with three generations…

Summit Natural Gas of Maine, $1,000 Season Sponsor
June 2, 2016

Summit Natural Gas of Maine, $1,000 Season Sponsor

Summit Natural Gas is a Maine company, staffed largely by Maine people. It provides natural gas to residents and businesses of all sizes in the Kennebec Valley and in the towns of Cumberland, Yarmouth and Falmouth.

Levey, Wagley & Putman, $500 Sponsor in 2016
May 3, 2016

Levey, Wagley & Putman, $500 Sponsor in 2016

Levey, Wagley & Putman, P.A. is a full service law firm in Winthrop, Maine, serving Maine people and businesses, with a focus on elder law, estate planning, probate and special needs trusts.

Eaton Peabody, $500 Sponsor in 2016
April 5, 2016

Eaton Peabody, $500 Sponsor in 2016

Eaton Peabody is a Maine-based law firm with more than 40 attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth and Portland.

Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, $1,000 Season Sponsor
March 30, 2016

Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, $1,000 Season Sponsor

“Scrum·my” = British slang for scrumptious. “Aft·ers” = Dessert; sweets. Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe in downtown Hallowell is a sweet escape from reality where candy is second to experience.

Kents Hill School, $500 sponsor in 2016
March 4, 2016

Kents Hill School, $500 sponsor in 2016

Founded in 1824, Kents Hill School, is one of the country’s oldest co-ed secondary educational institutions with a continued commitment to the arts. (photograph by Katie Sprague, class of 2017)

Kennebec Savings Bank, $1,000 Season Sponsor
January 24, 2016

Kennebec Savings Bank, $1,000 Season Sponsor

The board, staff and membership of the Harlow Gallery truly appreciate Kennebec Savings Bank’s long-standing commitment to supporting the arts and cultural resources of central Maine.

Rosemary & Ish, Season Sponsors for 2016
January 18, 2016

Rosemary & Ish, Season Sponsors for 2016

A thousand thank yous to Rosemary & Ish for helping the Harlow Gallery connect & celebrate art, artists and community, and for supporting Higher Forms of Art in 2016. January 2016

Dead River Company, $500 sponsor in 2016
January 1, 2016

Dead River Company, $500 sponsor in 2016

Dead River Company has offices in towns and cities across New England, including right here in Hallowell. We believe it’s both a privilege and responsibility to be an active member of the communities we serve. It’s why we support hundreds of causes and continue to help local organizations like the Harlow Gallery enhance the quality of life for our neighbors.

Co-sponsors of Transforming Violence II
September 29, 2015

Co-sponsors of Transforming Violence II

Because it takes a community, “Transforming Violence II” has been made possible by co-sponsors Laflin & Wolfington Realty and Pinnacle Tree.

The Vallee Brothers, $1,000 Season Sponsors
August 1, 2015

The Vallee Brothers, $1,000 Season Sponsors

Thank you Chris & Ray Vallee! The Vallee Brothers are proud sponsors of The Best Gallery in Maine‘s 2015 exhibition season – Season Sponsors make exhibitions and other events possible at the…