The Harlow invites artists to submit artwork to be considered for “Tactile”, an open call juried exhibition of art incorporating processes traditionally used in the field of textiles. Tactile is on view September 7-29, 2018 at the The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Submissions will be juried by Harlow staff as well as textile artists Betsy Cook and Sally Wagley.
The deadline for email submissions is August 1, 2018, 11:59pm.
“Tactile” will pay homage to the decorative, domestic and utilitarian roots of textile art, while emphasizing the application of textile techniques for the purpose of communication and expression. Such techniques include (but are not limited to) stitching, weaving, knitting, crocheting, pleating, and felting. Tactile aims to feature work both large and small, 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional, abstract and representational, made of synthetic as well as natural materials, made by hand as well as by machine, “pure” textile as well as mixed with other media.
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. Works submitted should preferably have been created within the last five years.
Email Entry Guidelines:
1. Enter by sending an email to HarlowArtSubmission@gmail.com with ”for TACTILE 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/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 $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
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by 11:59pm: DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee.
Friday, August 10, 2018: Email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.
Saturday, September 1, 12-6pm: Deliver artwork at the The Harlow
Friday, September 7, 5-7pm: Opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)
September 7 – 29, 2018: Exhibition on view at 100 Water Street
Tactile is sponsored by Forgotten Chocolates.
Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard Press, Capitol Dental Care, Chris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Slates 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 Art.