2016 Exhibition Schedule Announced

Janet Favor: A Year Of Mindfulness 

Janet Favor: A Year of Mindfulness On View: January 20-30 Reception: Friday, January 22, 5-8PM

On view: January 20-30,

Reception: Friday, January 22, 5-8pm

“A Year of Mindfulness: 1 Picture, 1 Poem, Every Day For a Year”is a solo exhibit of the work of Janet Favor. Favor embarked on a year-long journey of diligently capturing her surroundings through photography & poetry. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE


Annual Silent Auction 2016

Snapshot from Silent Auction 2015








On view and open for bids: February 3-13, 

Bidding ends Saturday, February 13 at 4pm.

This event offers spectacular deals on original art donated by Maine artists and art collectors. You’ll find paintings, pastels, sculpture, prints, photographs, crafts, artifacts, vintage and antique art.This is a great way to start a new collection or add fresh artwork to your existing collection. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE


13th Annual K-8 Exhibition Young At Art

Young At Art k-8 Exhibition








On view: February 20 – March 19. 

Opening reception: Saturday, February 20, 10am-4pm

Young at Art is our 13th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students from kindergarten through 8th grade have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE


Higher Forms Of Art At UMA’s Richmond Gallery
Higher Forms Of Art








On view: March 4 – April 2,

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 19, 5-7pm

Higher Forms of Art is an annual exhibition which gives emerging high school artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and to get a taste of what goes into organizing an art exhibition. Students participate in hanging the exhibition and help with planning and organizing the shows opening event. MORE INFO COMING SOON


Altered: Jessica Straus, Ieva Tatarsky, Abbie Read, Daniel Anselmi,

Paula Green, and Karen MacDonald


On view: March 25 – April 30, 

Opening Reception: Friday, March 25, 5-8pm

Altered” features a diverse selection of mixed media and assemblage works by artists Jessica Strauss, Daniel Anselmi, Abbie Read, Ieva Tatarski, Karen MacDonald and Paula Green.The exhibition will be on view March 25 through April 30, 2016 and the public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, March 25, 5-8pm. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

Ever since Jasper Johns encouraged us to “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it” artists have responded to this call to action. Of course, the inclusion of objects and unusual materials in mixed media works began long before John’s, with Picasso and Braque in Western Art and with many indigenous peoples long before them. Reaching for non-art materials for artistic expression has a long history now, and for good reason. Perhaps as a reaction to our materialistic culture it is a part of who we are as artists to look around at nature, at our collections, at our accumulated Stuff and wonder, “What can I do with that?” Some of us are drawn to humble artifacts as others are drawn to paint.

The artists in this exhibition have done just that. Old papers, found objects, discarded items and, well, junk have been incorporated as raw material into the artistic practice of each one, to different ends.




Art2016, 21st Annual Juried Show

Photographic portrait by Greta Rybus
Photographic portrait by Greta Rybus

On view: May 13 – June 18, 

Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 5-8pm

The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artists to submit artwork to Art2016, the 21st annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Art2016 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine.

This year’s juror is Bruce Brown, a true leader in Maine’s art world.

Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand pulled prints, photography and sculpture and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass and fiberart. Jewelry and clothing are not eligible. Each artist may submit up to three works of art, which must be the artist’s own original work created within the last three years. Art that has been previously exhibited at the Harlow Gallery is not eligible. All works entered must be original work by the submitting artist. Giclees and other reproductions are not eligible. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE.


Annual Summer Members’ Show

Summer Members' Show

On view: June 24 – July 23, 

Opening Reception: Friday, June 24, 5-8pm

Current members of the Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association only!

Harlow Gallery artist members are invited to submit one piece of art for the annual Members’ Show and Sale. All media welcome, including painting, drawing, printmaking, fiberarts, photography, sculpture and fine craft. One work of art per member. MORE INFO COMING SOON.


Rocks & Eggs: Paintings by Tom Gaines and Ceramics by Gail Savitz

Rocks and Eggs: Tom Gaines and Gail Savitz

On view: July 29 – September 3rd, 

Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 5-8pm

In the exhibition “Rocks & Eggs”, Tom Gaines’ rock-inspired series of oil paintings are paired with Gail Savitz’ series of ceramics egg forms. On display side-by-side, these works evoke a visual conversation of texture, form and color as well as other elements – both similar and contrasting with one another. “Rocks & Eggs” is on view July 29 – September 3, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, July 29, 5-8pm. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Tom Gaines of Belfast is a contemporary oil painter. Gaines describes his work, “The subject matter in the earlier more representational work is recognizable, but it has strong abstract considerations. The more recent paintings, “The Rock Series”, are even more abstract… enigmatic in composition and more complex in surface and color. The surface appears eroded to reveal multiple layers of subjectively selected colors.”

Gail Savitz comments on the process of making her ceramic egg forms, “Pottery making is a long process with hazards along the way. Large hand-built pieces are difficult to get through a firing without stress cracking. There are plenty of unexpected and stunning effects in a high temperature oxidation atmosphere. Even after years of making pots I find glazing a challenge. Slight differences in glaze viscosity, clay body, layering of glazes add up to pieces coming out of the kiln that surprise. Some welcome and others not. That is part of the challenge that brings me back to my studio. I’m interested in working with and manipulating clay, and at the end of the process, observing the interaction high temperatures have with the clay body and glazes.”


Fine Print: Open Call Juried Show

Fine Print: Open Call Juried Show

On view: September 9 – October 22

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 5-8pm

Maine artists are invited to submit work inspired by or depicting themes of text and typography. MORE INFO COMING SOON.


Art & Poetry from the Linc and Waterville Social Clubs

Art and Poetry from The Linc and Waterville Social Clubs

On view: October 28 – December 3

Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 5-8pm



Fundraiser Exhibition TBA

Fundraiser Exhibition TBA

On view: December 7-17

Opening Reception: Wednesday,December 7, 5-8pm



Holiday Members’ Show & Sale

Holiday Members' Show & Sale

On view: December 23, 2016 – January 28, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, December 23, 5-8pm

Current members of the Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association only!

Harlow Gallery artist members are invited to submit one piece of art for the annual Holiday Members’ Show and Sale. Patrons can buy work off the wall and take it home the same day. If your work is sold we’ll call you and you can bring in new work to replace the one that sold! All media welcome, including painting, drawing, printmaking, fiberarts, photography, sculpture and fine craft. One work of art per member. MORE INFO COMING SOON.


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