Exhibitions News

2009 at the Harlow Gallery

“Harlow Gallery Exhibition Schedule Announced for 2009”
The Kennebec Valley Art Association is proud to announce the 2009 exhibition schedule for the Harlow Gallery. Exhibitions are chosen from among proposals submitted by members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association as well as from Maine artists not affiliated with the organization. A volunteer committee reviews the proposals to arrive at the final schedule. The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a non-profit membership based art association promoting the arts in central Maine for half a century.

VALUE: Portrayed in Black and White
January 16- February 1, 2009
Opening Friday, January 16, 5 to 8 p.m.
Curated by Hannah Harding-Cumler of Hallowell, Value: Portrayed in Black and White will showcase artwork of various media by art students at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Young at Art: the Teachers
February 20-March 8, 2009
Opening Friday, February 20, 5 to 8 p.m.
This years Young at Art exhibition series will showcase work by area art teachers for the first time.

Young at Art 2009
March 14-22, 2009
Opening Saturday, March 14, 3 to 5 p.m.
Sixth annual exhibit of artwork by elementary and middle school children from schools throughout the greater Augusta area. Curated by Sandra Leinonen Dunn of Chelsea. Participating schools have included Hall-Dale, Lincoln, Farrington, Hussey, Gilbert, Hodgkins, Gardiner, Laura Richards, Chelsea, Pittston, Windsor and more. Families with children are especially invited to attend! Children’s art workshops will be offered at the Harlow Gallery on weekends all this month. This year’s exhibition and workshop series is being sponsored by a generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Higher Forms of Art
March 27, 28 and 29, 2009
Opening Friday, March 27, 5 to 8 p.m.
Fourth annual showcase of work by area high school artists. Three days only.

Up Against the Wall: Everyday Humor in Art
April 3-24, 2009
Opening Friday, April 3, 5 to 8 p.m.
Come visit the Harlow Gallery in April where humorous art will offer a respite from cabin fever in mud season. Juried by Judith Herman and Michael Hudak, concept by Nancy McGinnis.

May 8- 31, 2009
Opening Friday, May 8, 5 to 8 p.m. Prizes announced at 6 p.m.
Our 14th annual Juried Show draws artists from throughout central & coastal Maine. Over $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at 6pm during the opening celebration on May 8th. Jurors are Carlton Plummer, A.W.S of Boothbay plus one other TBA.

Judith Krischik & George Paton
June 5-28, 2009
Opening Friday, June 5, 5 to 8 p.m.
Paintings by Judith Krischik of Mt. Vernon paired with large format photographs by George Paton of Bowdoinham.

Members’ Exhibition
July 3-26, 2009
Opening Friday, July 3, 5 to 8 p.m.
Original artwork by members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, inculding paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, plus drawings, prints, collage, photographs, sculpture and more.

Ray Skolfield 100th Birthday Retrospective
July 31, August 1 & 2, 2009
Opening Friday, July 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
Ray Skolfield was born in 1909 and work is included in many museums nationwide. He was a WPA artist during the 1930s. He died in Hallowell, his adopted hometown, in 1996. This exhibition will be on view for three days only, don’t miss it!

Paintings by Judith Schuppien
August 7-30, 2009
Opening Friday, August 7, 5 to 8 p.m.
Paintings of downtown scenes along the Kennebec by Judith Schuppien of Pittston.

Libby Barrett, Melinda Campbell, Richard Garrigus and Francine Schrock
September 4-26, 2009
Opening Friday, September 4, 5 to 8 p.m.
Paintings by Francine Schrock and Richard Garrigus of Portland. Artist books and floorcloths by Libby Barrett of Cape Elizabeth. Pen & ink drawings by Melinda Campbell of Lewiston.

Care for Your Child
October 3-25, 2009
Opening Saturday, October 3, 5 to 8 p.m. Prizes announced at 6pm.
A juried show open to all Maine artists, Care for Your Child will present a positive-reinforcing image of parenting. This is a juried show and $3,750 in cash prizes will be awarded at the opening. No fee to enter, contact the Harlow Gallery for entry forms. Project Coordinator Franciska Needham can be reached at

Megan Bastey, Rick Rose and Lisa Vigue
November 6-29, 2009
Opening Friday, November 6, 5 to 8 p.m.
Acrylic paintings by Megan Bastey of Augusta. Oil paintings by Rick Rose of Temple. Metal sculpture by Lisa Vigue of Belgrade

8 x 10 x 80
December 4-13, 2009
Opening Friday, December 4, 5 to 8p.m.
8 x 10 x 80 is back for the third year with 8” x 10” works of art on display and available for the very affordable price of $80 each.

Holiday Art Show & Sale
December 18, 2009-January 11, 2010
Opening Friday, December 4, 5 to 8p.m.
Affordable original art by local Maine artists on display through the holidays. In December all work is available for purchase and take home the same day.

 Exhibitions and events at the Harlow Gallery are funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.