Art2009 to Showcase 60 Maine Artists at the Harlow Gallery

On Monday, April 27th Carlton Plummer, A.W.S, a nationally known Maine watercolorist and Maine painter Helen St. Clair, judged the 14th annual juried art exhibition at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. 65 pieces of artwork were juried into the show out of a total of 323 submissions.A list of artists accepted into the show by town follows:
Augusta: Megan Bastey, Scott King, Marcel La Rue, Gary Levine, Melissa Post van der Burg

Belgrade: Karen S. Kelly-Philbrick

Boothbay: John G. Butke

Boothbay Harbor: James A. Taliana

Bowdoinham: George Paton, Howard M. Soloman

Bristol: Judy Nixon

Brooks: Petrea Noyes

Brunswick: Ed McCartan, Laura Siegle

Carrabassett Valley: Karen Campbell

Damariscotta: Debra Arter

Durham: Mark Upson

Edgecomb: John Lorence

Fairfield: Laurie Proctor, Karla Stratton

Falmouth: John Kimball,

Fayette: Harold Skelton

Freeport: Diana Johnson

Gardiner: Kate Bruehner, Brian Kent

Georgetown: Susan Zimmerman

Hallowell: Corliss Chastain, Bill Duffy, Nancy P. McGinnis, Hank Tyler

Kingfield: Penelope Hall

Lewiston:Benjamin C. Lambert

Littleton: Frank Sullivan

Livermore Falls: LeeAnn LaFleur

Montville: Doug Raymond

Mt. Vernon:Pam Hetherly, Judith Krischik

New Sharon: Mary Beth Morrison

Norridgewock: Danielle Gilcott

Pittston: Judith Schuppien

Portland: Michael Heiko, Jennifer M. Jackson

Readfield: Bill Wyman

Richmond: Alexis Golubow, Joselyn S. Walsh

Skowhegan: Tammi Galbraith, Linda M. Swift

Temple: Rick Rose

Topsham: Robin Brooks, Bill Tomsa

Wayne: Dawna Gardner

Whitefield: Julian Sacks

Winthrop: Nicholas Downing

The annual juried art exhibition at the Harlow Gallery, now in its fourteenth year, draws artists to Hallowell from all over the state of Maine.Join us for the opening celebration on May 8th to experience a diverse mix of high quality artwork from all corners of the state.The opening is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.$1,200 in prize money will be awarded to artists in a ceremony beginning at 6:30pm.

Of the process of jurying the exhibition, Carlton Plummer, A.W.S. said, “I was honored to be invited to be one of two jurors for Art2009 at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, sponsored by the Kennebec Valley Art Association.The opportunity to jury Art2009 had special meaning to me because I grew up in Augusta and had one of my first one-man shows at the Harlow Gallery 40 years ago.Thanks to my very compatible juror and a diligent hard working crew of volunteers and staff from the Harlow Gallery, the process went smoothly.Jurying 325 entries down to an exhibition of 65 works of art was not a simple task.I feel we selected a varied show that hopefully will be well received by those who will view it.Congratulations to all!”

–Carlton Plummer, A.W.S., juror for Art2009 with Helen St. Clair.

Prizes to be awarded at the opening (at 6:30pm) :

Best in Show $500
Many thanks to our generous sponsor Kennebec Savings Bank!

Second Prize $250

Many thanks to our generous sponsor DownEast Energy!

Third Prize $150

Many thanks to our generous sponsor Savings Bank of Maine!

First Juror’s Choice Award $150

Thank you to Digital ImageWorks of Waterville for sponsoring a Juror’s Choice award!

Second Juror’s Choice Award $150

In honor of young Miss Zoe Houk of Hawaii


$100 People’s Choice Award

Thank you Dr Judith Herman, DVM for sponsoring the People’s Choice Award!

Plus Honorable Mentions, awarded gift certificates.


EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE (allows the artist to submit 1 or 2 pieces)
The early bird rate is available for entry forms postmarked or delivered by:

April 10th, 2009  (postmarked deadline for completed entry forms with payment).

Early bird fee is $25 for nonmembers,
or $20 for current KVAA members.

You can still enter after April 10th, you just pay the regular fee!

After April 10th the regular fee (allowing each artist to submit 1 or 2 pieces) is payable when you drop off your work at the Harlow Gallery:

Regular fee is $30 for nonmembers,
or $25 for current KVAA members

Deliver artwork for judging (to the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell)

Saturday, April 25th, noon-6pm
Sunday, April 26th, noon-4pm

Art2009 is open to all fine art mediums (no crafts due to space limitations). All 2D work must be properly framed and ready for hanging, with picture wire attached to securely anchored eyehooks or similar hardware. Work presented with unstable frames, hanging clips or saw-tooth hooks will NOT be accepted.

2D work — the largest wall spaces available are one at 6′ wide x 4′ high (hangable space) and one at 4′ wide x 6′ high. Most hanging space at the Harlow Gallery consists of 4′ high panels, width variable. 2D work must be hangable within this space constraint.

3D must fit through a 3’ x 6’ entrance. Pedestals up to 15” x 15” available, or you may supply one for your sculpure.

Unframed canvases are acceptable with gallery wrapped edges. Works on paper should be matted, framed and under glass. Work should have been completed within the last three years. Work previously submitted to a previous juried show at the Harlow Gallery is ineligible.

Gallery commission on work sold at the Harlow Gallery is: 30% for KVAA members and 40% for non-members. (KVAA annual dues are only $30 year — You are welcome to join the KVAA when you submit your entry form and pay the lower juried show fee at that time.)

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.