CLOSED. Call for artists: come PLAY at the Harlow

CLOSED. Call for artists: come PLAY at the Harlow

Exhibition dates: April 5-27, 2013

Following our annual March exhibitions of children’s art is PLAY: a showcase of art in the spirit of play. This is an open call for art inspired by children’s art or childhood; art that is whimsical, fantastical, joyful or humorous.

Deadline for email submissions is midnight on March 1, 2013.

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 — 2D & 3D work in any and all media welcome, including photographs and fine art crafts. In the case of work with video, mechanic, or sonic elements, the artist must provide all equipment required to present the work the full duration of the exhibition if the work is accepted. Diptychs and Triptychs  will be considered and judged as one entry.

New, Original Only Work Please – Work previously shown at the Harlow is not eligible. Only original or originally printed works will be admitted; photocopies, color, or computer generated copies are not acceptable for entry. Giclee reproductions are not eligible.

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 (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 will not be accepted.

Selection Process — PLAY will be juried by a panel comprised of exhibition committee member Scott King, Whitefield artist Marlene Barter, and Harlow Gallery staff members Deb Fahy & Nancy Barron.

Email Entry Guidelines:

1. Enter by sending an email to with “for PLAY 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 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 Kennebec Valley Art Association.*

(*You can join when you submit your entry to take advantage of the lower entry fee.)

For EACH of up to 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 30% commission for pieces sold on behalf of current KVAA members, or 40% 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 KVAA members.  The fee is per artist, not per work of art entered, and entitles you to submit up to 4 works of art.

Exhibition fee

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


Sunday, March 1 at midnight DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee

Monday, March 11 email notification of work juried into the exhibition

Saturday, March 30, 6-8pm deliver artwork at the Harlow Gallery

Monday, April 1st, 10am-2pm deliver work to the Harlow Gallery

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

August 5-27, 2013 exhibition on view Wed-Sat noon – 6pm

Saturday, April 27, 6-8pm pick up work at end of exhibition

Sunday, April 28, noon-4pm, pick up work at end of exhibition

Monday, April 29, 10am-2pm pick up work at end of exhibition

Dancing at the Moth Ball by Penny Markley

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