Exhibitions News

Artists selected for Art2013 announced

On Friday, May 3rd, Bob Keyes and Dan Kany judged our 18th annual juried art exhibition. 60 works of art by 48 artists were juried into the exhibition, out of a total of 334  works submitted by 123 artists.  

Art2013 will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell from May 10 to June 1, 2013. The public is invited to attend the opening celebration on Friday, May 10th from 5-8pm to experience a diverse mix of high quality artwork from all corners of Maine. Prizes will be awarded to artists in a ceremony beginning at 6 pm, with major cash prizes sponsored by Art Collector Maine, The Bank of Maine, Aucocisco Gallery and Maine Film Center.   The opening is free and open to the public. 
Our deep appreciation to Art Collector Maine of Portland for sponsoring this year’s show!
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Juror’s Statement:

“A jurying session is like a surprise party: You don’t know who is coming and you don’t know what they’ll bring. The party game that comes to mind is musical chairs.

 But the culling process can take many forms depending on the number of entries, space and pre-set parameters. For Art2013, we had complete freedom and we didn’t set out to hone the submissions into some idea that we brought with us.

 What struck us most squarely was the high level of the work: More than anything else, the body of submissions as a whole was conceptually sophisticated and professionally finished.

 This is ideal from the host’s and jurors’ standpoint, but it adds the bittersweet process of passing over work we like, respect and often already know.  We took the work piece by piece and chose the strongest until there was no more exhibition space and we could select no more.

 We think the 17% of submissions that made it into the show comprises a strong body of work. Certain themes, styles, concerns, media and approaches bubble up to the visible surface, but we didn’t seek any of these intentionally: Our personal tastes and sensibilities no doubt are factors, but we let the exhibition define itself by its inherent strengths.

 In the end, we both came away deeply impressed by the Harlow Gallery’s community of artists.

We hope you enjoy their work as much as we do.

 Daniel Kany & Bob Keyes, May 3, 2013


A list of artists accepted into Art2013 by town follows:

Cynthia Ahlstrin, Winthrop
Karen Allen, Hallowell
Janice Anthony, Jackson
Nancy Barron, South Gardiner
Nancy Bixler, Hallowell
Maureen Block, Brunswick
Brian Braley, Manchester
Robin Brooks, Topsham
Corliss Chastain, Portland
James Chute, Freeport
Marjorie Cormier, Chesterville
Elizabeth Cox, Camden
Kendra Denny, Camden
Charles Dufour, Belfast
Helene Farrar, Manchester
Tanya Fletcher, Saco
Brenda Giasson, Lewiston
Ross Grams, Vienna
Rex Holsapple, Mount Vernon
Kerry Landry, Lewiston
Stephanie Lane, South Gardiner
Judith Long, Brunswick
Edward Mackenzie, Richmond
Chris Maliga, Winslow
Rachel McDonald, Portland
Christine McSpadden, Thorndike
Scott Minzy, Pittston
Johanna Moore, Farmingdale
Rick Morrow, Hallowell
Linda Murray, Bath
Jim Nickelson, Camden
Marguerite Ogden, Hallowell
Timothy Pelletier, Lewiston
John Polhemus, Whitefield
Bob Richardson, Washington
Matthew Russ, Waterville
Tanya Russell, Gardiner
Kris Sader, Orono
Robert Santerre, Pittston
Judith Schuppien, Pittston
Daryl Shaw, Solon
Susan Smith, Dover Foxcroft
Lesia Sochor, Brooks
William Stanton, Bowdoinham
William Steele, Falmouth
Hank Tyler, Hallowell
Nora West, New Portland
Joel White, Union