FUSE : Maine Encaustic artists at the Harlow Gallery
August 3-25, 2012
Encaustic, a beeswax-based painting medium made of beeswax, pigment and damar resin, has a unique and long history that dates as far back as the 5th century B.C. Ancient Greeks used wax to seal and decorate their warships due to its resistance to water and cold temperatures. A resurgence of encaustic as an art form in the past two decades can be partly attributed new techniques and invention used with the versatile medium.
The Harlow Gallery invites artists to participate in FUSE : an encaustic exhibition at the Harlow Gallery August 3-25, 2012. The exhibition will be curated by the Harlow Gallery’s exhibition committee in consultation with Hallowell encaustic artist Helene Farrar. The exhibit will introduce the public to the diverse methods and techniques currently employed by contemporary encaustic artists.
Every artist submitting work will have at least one of their eligible works included in this show.
Deadline for email submissions is midnight on July 1, 2012.
All 2D and 3D work that is hot wax-based in which encaustic is the primary medium is eligible. All work must be ready-to-exhibit with appropriate hardware. Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year. Each artist may submit up to four works of encaustic.
Email Entry Guidelines:
1. Enter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the subject line.
2. Attach up to four JPEG images to the email named as follows:
Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg; Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg; etc.
3. Include the following information in the body of your email:
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.
and for EACH of up to four entries include:
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.
You can use the Paypal link above or mail a check payable to the Harlow Gallery to:
Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
Sunday, July 1 at midnight DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee
Monday, July 16 email notification of work juryed into the exhibition
Saturday, July 28th, 6-8pm deliver artwork at the Harlow Gallery
Monday, July 30th, 10am-2pm deliver work to the Harlow Gallery
Friday, August 3rd, 5-8pm opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)
August 3 – 25, 2012 exhibition on view Wed-Sat noon – 6pm
Saturday, August 25, 6-8pm pick up work at end of exhibition
Monday, August 27, 10am-2pm pick up work at end of exhibition