CLOSED. Call for Art: Fine Print

CLOSED. Call for Art: Fine Print

On view: September 9 – October 22, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 5-8pm

Maine artists are invited to submit work inspired by, depicting or integrating typography, script or text. Submissions may include any and all aspects of type-inspired works; including but not limited to: painting and drawing, book arts and collage, printing/printmaking, street art, graphic design, script, etc.  Entries will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of staff members from Minuteman Signs of Augusta and from the Harlow Gallery.

Deadline for email submissions is 11pm on July 25, 2016.

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 Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.

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

New, Original Work Only Please – Work previously shown at the Harlow is not eligible. Only original or originally printed works will be admitted; reproductions such as photocopies and giclee prints are not acceptable. 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 fine, as long as they are gallery wrapped with no staples visible. Frames and canvases must be wired and ready to hang (ie. with two eye screws and steel wire). Saw-tooth hangers , “clip” frames or unstable frames are not acceptable for installation.

Email Entry Guidelines:

1. Enter by sending an email to with ”for Fine Print from [artist’s name]” in the subject line.   

2. Attach your JPEG images to the email. Each artist may submit up to four 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:

Artist name:

Mailing address:

Phone number:

Email address:

Tell us if you a member of the Harlow Gallery/Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA).*

(*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 $20 for non-members and $10 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.

Member or non-member?

You can use the Paypal link above or mail or deliver a check payable to Harlow Gallery to:

Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347



July 25 at 11pm: DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee.

Monday, August 1: email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.

Sunday, September 4, 12-4pm: 1st date to deliver artwork at the Harlow Gallery

Monday, September 5, 2-6pm: 2nd date to deliver work to the Harlow Gallery

Friday, September 9, 5-8pm: opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)

September 9-October 22, 2016 “Fine Print” on view Wed & Sat noon – 6pm and Thu & Fri noon – 8pm

Sunday, October 23, 12-4pm: first date to pick up work at end of exhibition

Monday, October 24, 2-6pm: second date to pick up work at end of exhibition

Fine Print has been made possible by our sponsors: 

Minuteman SignsLevey, Wagley & Putman,  and Duncklee & Nott

The 2016 exhibition season at the Harlow Gallery has been made possible by our season sponsors: Capitol Dental CareCamden National Bank, the City of Hallowell, the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank, Rosemary Presnar, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, and by grant funding from Quimby Family Foundation.



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  • Having difficulty with the PayPal link. It links to the PayPal site but not to accept payment for submitting works to “Fine Print”

    • I’m having the same issue–did you get any explanation/resolution?

    • Hi Bruce, the link should be fixed now. go ahead and give it another try. Thanks! – Allison

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