Art2010 to Showcase 53 Maine Artists

On Tuesday, April 27th Robert Lash, a nationally recognized Maine sculptor judged the 15th annual juried art exhibition at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Contemporary artist Kerstin Gilg served as curatorial consultant. 70 pieces of artwork were juried into the exhibition out of a total of 229 works of art submitted by 122 artists. Art2010 will be on view at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell from May 7 to 30, 2010.

The annual juried art exhibition at the Harlow Gallery, now in its fifteenth year, draws artists to Hallowell from all over the state of Maine. The public is invited to come meet the artists at opening celebration from 5-8 pm on May 7th and experience a diverse mix of high quality artwork from all corners of Maine. The opening is free and open to the public and is being catered by White Flour Catering. $1,200 in prize money will be awarded to artists in a ceremony beginning at 6:00 pm.  A list of prize winners will be available on this site at 6:30 pm.

Art2010 is being sponsored this year be Digital ImageWorks of Waterville and White Flour Catering of Hallowell.

Prizes to be awarded at the opening celebration are as follows:
Best in Show $500 Sponsored by Kennebec Savings Bank
Second Prize $250 Sponsored by DownEast Energy & Building Supply
Third Prize $150 Savings Bank of Maine
Juror’s Choice prize, $150, Sponsored by Great Gatherings of Augusta
Juror’s Choice prize, $150, Sponsored by Susan MacPherson and Richard Davies of Hallowell

Gallery visitors can vote for their favorite work of art to receive the People’s Choice $100 Award, sponsored by The Animal Wellness Center (to be awarded at the end of the exhibition based on popular vote).  2nd place runner up People’s Choice award is a gift certificate from Francesca’s of Hallowell.

Plus… Honorable Mentions! (Awarded gift certificates donated by the following generous local businesses:

Beach’s Custom Framing of Hallowell, Community Wellness Center of Farmingdale, Fogg Art Custom Framing of Wiscassett, Gosline’s Hardware of Farmingdale, the Maine Accent of Hallowell, Rail Road Square Cinema of Waterville

A list of artists accepted into the show by town follows:
Alna: Jon Luoma
Augusta: Megan Bastey, Marcel La Rue, Melissa Post van der Burg, Linwood Riggs
Bath: Liz Messler
Belfast: Debbie Flood
Bowdoinham: George Paton, Howard M. Soloman
Brooks: Chris Noyes, Petrea Noyes
Brunswick: Stephanie E.G. Irwin
Camden: Greg Chilenski
Canaan: Kathleen Perelka
China Village: Pualine Turner
Damariscotta: Debra Arter
Dresden: Allison McKeen
East Boothbay: Cheryl Blaydon
Fairfield: Karla Stratton
Farmingdale: Scott King
Freeport: James Chute
Gardiner: Barbara McCarthy
Hallowell: Nancy Bixler, Ellen Gibson, Marguerite Ogden, Nancy P. McGinnis, Hank Tyler
Jefferson: Frances Hodsdon
Leeds: Ian Ormon
Litchfield: Brian Kent
Livermore Falls: Cindy Rehagen Langewisch
Madison: Susan J. Fowler
Mt. Vernon: Judith Krischik
North Monmouth: Linda Nichols Phillips
Newcastle: Sylvia Kraemer, John Lorence
Northport: Martha Briana
Oakland: Nancy Rose Burwood
Pittston: Scott Minzy
Portland: Deborah Anne Hall, Meryl Ruth
Readfield: Bill Wyman
Smithfield: Kevin James
Solon: Daryl S. Shaw
Topsham: Robin Brooks, Bill Tomsa
Vienna: Ross Grams
Waterville: Lisa Wheeler
Westbrook: Fred Michel
West Farmington: Janet M.Washburn
Winslow: Jean Victory
Winthrop: Cynthia J. Ahlstrin, Reed Markley

Thank you to all our terrific volunteers, without whose help our staff would have been helplessly buried in art! — Megan Bastey, Nancy Bixler, Larry Brown, Joanne DeCampos, Janet Favor, Susan Fowler, Marie Giguere, Robin Glassman, Jennifer Greenleaf, Clancy Hardy, Chris Higgins, David Keef, Genevieve Keller, Kathleen King, Penny Markley, Barbara McCarthy, Kay Morris, Linda Murray, Cindy Paradis, Laura Phillips, Kathy Perelka, Jane Pronovost, Jamie Ribisi-Braley, Alice Rohman, Judith Schuppien, Peggy Siegle, Dale Smith, Chris Somberg, Becky York, Whitney Wei, Teresa Zardus, and especially Michael Hudak, KVAA Vice President and Chair of the Exhibition Committee for hanging the exhibition.