Call For Art: A Nation of Immigrants: Home Lost, Home Found

Call For Art: A Nation of Immigrants: Home Lost, Home Found

Click here for Arabic translation. يسر صالة عرض 

The Harlow, in partnership with the Capital Area New Mainers Project (CANMP), invites artists to submit work for “A Nation of Immigrants: Home Lost, Home Found” an art exhibition planned at the Harlow at 100 Water Street in Hallowell for November 2018. This is a raw and fraught time in the world as we struggle to respond to the fact that 65 million people have been displaced from their homes. What is the experience of those newly arrived and those who may have come long ago? What is has been gained, what has been lost? What does it mean to be a “Nation of Immigrants”? Entries will be reviewed and selected by a curatorial committee comprised of volunteers from CANMP and Harlow staff.

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2018 by 11:59pm.

All media welcome, all ages, all experience levels. Submission are welcome from new Mainers and from those who arrived in previous generations. A series of workshops is planned at the gallery for those interested in a space, materials, and guidance to produce work in the months leading up to the show. Artists may submit to four pieces via email. New Mainers who need assistance can contact CANMP volunteer Brad Kraft at or by phone at (770) 558-5120. 

All media welcome, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, fine crafts, calligraphy, poetry, journals and other forms of the written word. The Harlow also welcomes submissions of multimedia, digital and installation art to be considered for their multimedia project room.

New, Original Work Only:
Only original or originally printed works created by the submitting artist will be considered; reproductions of original work such as photocopies and giclee prints are not acceptable.

All 2 dimensional entries, with the exception of oils and acrylics, must be framed under glass or plexiglass. CANMP can assist new Mainers with framing [contact info here]. Unframed canvases are fine, as long as they are gallery wrapped with no staples visible. Frames and canvases must be wired and ready to hang (ie. with two eye screws and steel wire). Saw-tooth hangers , “clip” frames or unstable frames are not acceptable for installation.

Email Entry Guidelines:
Enter by sending an email to with ”For A Nation of Immigrants from [artist’s name]” in the subject line.
Attach your JPEG images to the email. Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art. (You may submit more than one image for 3D works if you feel it will help the jurors understand the work. For 2D work please submit one image only. Name your jpg image files using the following format before attaching them: “Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg
Include the following information in the body of your email:
Artist name:
Mailing address:
Phone number:
Email address:
Tell us if you a member of The Harlow or if you are a new Mainer.*
(*You can join when you submit your entry to take advantage of the lower entry fee.)
For EACH of your four entries list the following information:
Title, Medium, Size (h x w, add depth if 3D), Year Created, Price** or Value if NFS (not for sale)
**There is a 35% commission for pieces sold on behalf of current members of The Harlow or CANMP, or 50% commission for non-members. Please price your work accordingly.

Unless you are a new Mainer, pay the non-refundable entry fee of $30 for non-members and $15 for current members of the Harlow. (We are waiving the fee for new Mainers.) Please note that the fee is per artist not per work of art entered and entitles you to submit up to 4 works of art. To pay online select the appropriate fee in the window below and click the “pay now” button. You can use the Paypal link below or mail or deliver a check payable to Harlow Gallery to: The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Member or non-member?

October 1, 2018, 11:59pm: DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee.
Friday, October 12, 2018: Email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.
Friday, October 26 or Saturday, October 27 12-6pm: Deliver artwork at The Harlow
Saturday, November 3, 5-7pm: Opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)
November 2-24, 2018: Exhibition on view at 100 Water Street in the main gallery (upstairs).

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

The Harlow is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of HallowellKennebec Savings BankThe Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard PressCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at LawScrummy Afters Candy ShoppeSlates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

1 Comment

  • Where is the link to apply to this show?

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