CLOSED. Call for Art: Life on The Trail

CLOSED. Call for Art: Life on The Trail

Trail Flowers, watercolor, by Chris Cart

The Harlow, in partnership with Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail (FKRRT), invites Maine artists to submit work inspired by or depicting the Kennebec rail trail for an upcoming exhibition “Life on the Trail.” Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including members of Friends of the Kennebec Rail Trail and staff from The Harlow.

The deadline for email submissions has been EXTENDED to September 7, 11:59pm, 2018.

The exhibition will be on view October 5-27, 2018 at The Harlow, located at 100 Water Street in Hallowell, with an opening reception on Friday October 5, 5-7pm. Proceeds from art sales during the exhibition will benefit FKRRT and support programming at The Harlow.

MediaAll media welcome, including but not limited to sculpture, photography, fine art and fine crafts.  Diptychs and triptychs will be considered and judged as one entry. The Harlow also welcomes video, multi-media, digital art and/or installation submissions to be considered for their newly designated multi-media/installation room. Artists may submit to 4 pieces.

New, Original Work OnlyWork 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.

FramingAll 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 Life on the Trail” 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:
Artist name:
Mailing address:
Phone number:
Email address:
Tell us if you a member of the The Harlow.*
(*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.

Member or non-member?

You can use the Paypal link above or mail or deliver a check payable to Harlow Gallery to: The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Friday, September 7, 11:59pm, 2018: DEADLINE (EXTENDED) for email submission and payment of entry fee.
Friday, September 7, 2018: Email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.
Saturday, September 29, 12-6pm: Deliver artwork at the The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell
Friday, October 5, 5-7pm: Opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)
October  5-27, 2018: Exhibition on view

Pictured below are watercolor paintings by Chris Cart, Vice President of FKRRT.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

The Harlow is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of HallowellKennebec Savings BankThe Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard PressCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at LawScrummy Afters Candy ShoppeSlates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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