Art2018 Juror Bethany Engstrom. Photo by Dave Clough Photography.
The Harlow Art Center invites artists to submit artwork to Art2018, the 23rd annual juried show and first annual juried show to be held at their new location, 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Art2018 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine.
Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand pulled prints, photography and sculpture and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass and fiberart. Jewelry and clothing are not eligible. Each artist may submit up to three works of art, which must be the artist’s own original work created within the last three years. Art that has been previously exhibited at the Harlow Gallery is not eligible. All works entered must be original work by the submitting artist. Giclees and other reproductions are not eligible.
The Harlow Art Center is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Your jurying fee helps offset the cost of organizing and presenting the juried show for the benefit of all participating artists and are they not refundable.
A note on juried show fees —“Some artists are strongly against charging fees for juried shows, most notably our friends at Union of Maine Visual Artists. I will point out that there are many types of juried shows – from organizations that do nationwide calls and charge artists a lot of money to enter – to smaller organizations like ours that are trying to serve a specific group (Maine artists), which we have done for over 50 years. The cost of organizing, presenting and staffing this annual exhibition is considerable and would not be possible without charging a fee. As for the benefits – our annual juried show is a resume builder, a confidence builder and an opportunity for artists to shine professionally. Year after year there are disappointed artists who don’t get in – that’s part of the competitive nature of juried shows, and it’s a learning experience – professional creatives of all types must learn how to gracefully deal with rejection. For those do who get in, and especially for those awarded prizes, it can be a game changer that boosts a career. Considering the fact that Art2018 marks our 23rd year, I’d say we are doing something right!” — Deborah Fahy, Executive Director
The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on April 1, 2018.