CLOSED. Call For Art: America’s 14th Amendment

CLOSED. Call For Art: America’s 14th Amendment

Illustration by Allison McKeen

The Harlow Gallery in partnership with The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) invite submissions to “Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s Fourteenth Amendment”, an art exhibition at the Michael Klahr Center on campus at the University of Maine at Augusta September 22 through December 16, 2016.

August 1, 2016 by 11pm – deadline for digital entry submissions.

The goal is to create an exhibit by Maine-based artists that contemplates the importance of the 14th Amendment, the most litigated and referenced of all the amendments to the US Constitution. Themes can relate to any or all areas of American society covered by the amendment: including due process, liberty, gender and sexuality, race, legal protections, equality in the workplace, housing, education, law enforcement, rights of the incarcerated, tolerance, and local, state, and federal representation.  Click here to read the full text online at Wikipedia.

Email submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of staff of the Harlow Gallery, HHRC, and the Maine Arts Commission. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016. There is no submission fee for this exhibition thanks to support from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council.

Eligibility – Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Michael Klahr Center if their work is selected for inclusion in the exhibition. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.

Media — All media welcome, including all 2D media, sculpture, photography & fine crafts.  Diptychs and triptychs will be considered and judged as one entry.

Original Work Only Please – Proposed pieces may be new or existing work of any media or visual artistic expression, but must be original works. Hand pulled prints are welcome as are printouts of digital works, including digital photography. Reproductions or copies of existing work in the form of giclee prints etc. are not eligible. Works submitted should preferably have been created within the last five years.

Framing — All 2 dimensional entries, with the exception of oils and acrylics, must be framed with either glass or plexiglass. Unframed canvases are welcome, but should be gallery wrapped (no staples visible). Frames and canvases must be wired and ready to hang (ie. with two eye screws and steel picture wire). Work with saw-tooth hangers, “clip” frames or unstable frames cannot be displayed.

Email Entry Instructions:

  1. Enter by sending an email to with “14th Amendment from [artist’s name]” in the subject line.   
  2. Attach your jpg images to the email. Each artist may submit up to four works of art. (You may submit more than one image for sculptural or conceptual pieces if you feel it will help the jurors understand the work. For 2D work please submit one image only. Please name your jpg image files using the following format before attaching them:

“Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg”

  1. Include the following information in the body of your email. Do not submit this information as an attachment.

Artist name:

Full Mailing address:

Phone number:

Email address:

For EACH of  your 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), and a short description of how this piece fits with the theme.

IMPORTANT DATES for “Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s Fourteenth Amendment”

DEADLINE: August 1, 2016 by 11pm – deadline for digital entry submissions.

NOTIFICATION – Monday, August 15 – email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.

ART DELIVERY – Deliver work juried into the show to the Michael Klahr Center at 46 University Drive in Augusta September 1st through the 9th, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. CLOSED ON LABOR DAY

OPENING – Opening reception Thursday, September 22 from 4 to 7pm, with a brief program beginning at 5:30pm.

EXHIBITION – Exhibition on view September 22 through December 16th, 2016 at the Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive, Augusta. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm daily.

ART PICK UP – Work can be picked up during business hours between December 19th and January 13th, Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm, or on weekends or evenings by appointment. You may arrange for a fellow artist or friend to pick up for you.

CONTACTS: The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine is located in the Michael Klahr Center on campus at the University of Maine at Augusta, at 46 University Drive in Augusta, Maine. For more information call David Greenham, Program Director at (207) 621-3530, email or visit them online at

Contact Cassie Bouton, Gallery Manager at Harlow Gallery with questions about the submission process at 207-622-3813 or

1 Comment

  • Very interesting opportunity and subject matter. Regarding Price** – is there going to be a commission taken? and how much?

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