The Harlow invites Maine artists and dog lovers to submit work for Dog Days, a light-hearted exhibition celebrating our loyal canine companions. During this exhibit, dogs will be welcomed into the gallery to enjoy the art which will be displayed at dogs’ eye level. Artwork submitted does not necessarily have to be explicitly about dogs, rather we are asking artists to create art for dogs to enjoy.
The deadline for email submissions is Friday, June 1, 2018 by 11:59pm.
Dog Days is on view July 6 – 14, 2018 at the Harlow at 100 Water Street in Hallowell with an opening reception Friday, July 6, 5-7pm, in tandem with the opening reception for the Summer Member’s Show. No dogs will be allowed at the opening reception. However well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend the exhibition anytime following the reception during open hours, Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm and Sunday 12-4pm. Dogs must be leashed or carried at all times. Only one dog per human at a time. Suggested admission is a donation of pet food for The Cohen Center’s AniMeals program. Learn more about AniMeals.
Eligibility & Criteria: 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 Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time. Artists may submit to 4 pieces. Diptychs and triptychs will be considered and judged as one entry. Work previously shown at the Harlow is not eligible. All media welcome, including sculpture, photography, fine art and fine crafts. Artworks incorporating edible elements cannot be exhibited, but a box of dog biscuits will be available at the door for very good boys and girls. Please refrain from including obvious triggering subjects such as fire hydrants, etc. Participating artists must agree not to hold the Harlow accountable for any damage caused by overly enthusiastic or otherwise inappropriate canine art appreciators.
Email Entry Guidelines:
1. Enter by sending an email to HarlowArtSubmission@gmail.com with ”for DOG DAYS from [artist’s name]” in the subject line.
2. Attach your JPEG images to the email. Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art. (You may submit more than one image for each 3D work 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
3. Include the following information in the body of your email:
Tell us if you a member of the Harlow Art Center.*
(*You can join when you submit your entry to take advantage of the lower entry fee.)
For EACH of your four 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)
**The Harlow takes a 35% commission for pieces sold on behalf of current members, or 50% commission for non-members. Please price your work accordingly.
4. Pay the non-refundable entry fee of $30 for non-members and $15 for current members. The fee is per artist (not per work of art entered) and entitles you to submit up to 4 works of art. To pay online select the appropriate fee in the window below and click the “pay now” button.
You can use the Paypal link above or mail or deliver a check payable to the Harlow to:
The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
Friday, June 1, 2018 by 11:59pm: DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee.
Friday, June 8, 2018: Email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.
Friday, June 29 or Saturday, June 30, 12-6pm: Deliver artwork at the Harlow at 100 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine.
Friday, July 6, 5-7pm: Opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)
July 6-14, 2018: Exhibition on view in the upstairs gallery.
July 15, 12-4pm: Pickup unsold artwork.
Dog Days is sponsored by Doug and Melinda Jennings.