Call for Artists: Propose an Exhibition at the Harlow

Call for Artists: Propose an Exhibition at the Harlow

Deadlines: April 1st and October 1st

Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery are chosen from among proposals submitted by the Maine arts community. We welcome your ideas for upcoming shows, and it couldn’t be simpler to submit a proposal with our simple paperless proposal process via email. Our exhibition committee meets twice annually to review submissions, so while we accept proposals anytime, please keep the April 1st and October 1st deadlines in mind if you’d like your proposal to be reviewed in a timely manner.

Maine artists or artists with a strong Maine connection are our primary focus.  Please note we do not have a budget for travel or art shipping costs, and artists “from away” would need to take full responsibility for transporting their work to and from Maine.

Proposed exhibitions may be solo, group or themed-open, invitational or juried.  We generally limit solo shows to one per year, therefore submissions for small group shows are encouraged, or themed shows open to submissions from other artists.

Our mission is to connect and celebrate art, artists and community.

We are currently especially interested in hearing your ideas for exhibitions which may take place during the roadwork project of 2018. In 2018 Hallowell will undergo a major roadwork project spanning April through October. During this time our exhibitions will be shorter and we are looking for shows and events which celebrate community and “togetherness” or fun, out-of-the-box ideas to help the Harlow Gallery and downtown Hallowell get through the roadwork project and all that it entails.

To learn how to propose a show at the Harlow Gallery click here


  • I would like to have a solo show, would you contact me for an appointment. I’ll show my recent works, panoramas from Mount Battie, Willard Beach and more.

    • Hi Charles,
      The way to get a show at the Harlow is to submit an exhibition proposal — you’ll find complete details here:
      The next deadline is October 1st.
      –Deb Fahy

  • 1. Have a show of artists who are related…parents and children, brothers and sisters, grandparents, cousins, husbands and wives. Call it: “It’s All Relative” or “the Wyeth Effect” or”Familyof Art” 2. Faces of Maine: a portrait exhibit…invite artists to create a portrait with a local sitter, then invite artist and sitter to speak about, video or write about the experience

  • […] 1, 2014 – First deadline for Exhibition Proposals for 2015, next deadline is October 1, […]

  • Would love to do a solo show, or collaborative show. Check out my photography at oggl Gonzoclix or at shot to ashes/Facebook. I have done shows across the country and have done very well. I’m only going to be in Maine a short time so please let me know what you think. Thank you.

    • Hi Christain, You’d have a better bet submitting a collaborative show – a group show with other like-minded artists. We only do one solo show a year so those are very competitive. The submission process is simple, so give it a shot! Love the work myself, but it’s gonna depend on who’s on the committee and what else comes in. Best of luck, Deb Fahy

  • When is the Review Panel scheduled to meet? I submitted a proposal in September 2014 and have not heard anything “official” in terms of it being received. Thanks…

  • Would love to see an exhibit for Maine Fiber Arts. We have an incredible abundance of fiber artists throughout the state creating clothing, wall art, sculptures, jewelry and more. Thanks for considering this.

  • […] and community. For more information and to submit your proposal visit the following link: Harlow Gallery Kennebec Valley Art Association 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 […]

  • Would be nice to see a Native American themed show in November, National Native American Heritage Month.

    • Great idea! Please consider submitting a proposal. –Deb Fahy

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