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.
ENTRY GUIDELINES for Art2009
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.
FRAMING & PRESENTATION
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.
SALES OF ARTWORK
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.