Closed. Call for artists: Art2015 20th annual juried show

Closed. Call for artists: Art2015 20th annual juried show

The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artists to submit artwork to Art2015,  the 20th annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell.  Art2015 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine.

This year’s juror is Britta Konau; art writer, critic, and lecturer on contemporary art.

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. 

Click here for a complete entry rules and instructions to submit your work to Art2015.

The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, membership-based 501(c)3 non-profit;  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 Art2015 marks our 20th year, I’d say we are doing something right!” — Deborah Fahy, Executive Director

The deadline for electronic submissions is 11pm on April 1, 2015.

Cash prizes and gift certificates from area business sponsors will be awarded at a ceremony at the exhibition’s opening on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6pm. Art2014 the exhibition will be on view May 6 to 30, 2015 and is free and open to the public.

 Amy Peters Wood Best in Show Art2014

Amy Peters Wood, winner Best in Show Art2014                             

10 Comments

  • I have 3 paintings that would. Like to enter they are black 1 66 x 78. black 2. 74 x 77
    And # 12 44 x 77 I know they are a bit bigger than you are asking for but was asking for a exception There only a bit larger and will fit through the door thanks david

    • OK, please note that on your submission and it will but up to our judge, really depends on what goes well in the show the juror(s) start to assemble in their heads. –Deb Fahy

  • Please let us know more?

  • please add me to your email list

    • Will do Susan, thank you! –Deb Fahy

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  • Will you be notifying only those accepted after the first round of selections?

    • Hi John,
      Everyone will be notified of their status later today as scheduled. –Deb Fahy

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