Call for Art: Art and the Land

Call for Art: Art and the Land

Image credit: Judith Schuppien

The Harlow, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking art for their upcoming exhibition “Art and the Land” – an open call juried show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the KLT. Art and The Land will be on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 20 at 11:59pm. Entries will be juried by staff members from The Harlow and the KLT.

The KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming. To learn more about the KLT and for a full listing of their properties please visit www.tklt.org.

The KLT will host several art programs in advance of the exhibition. Save the date for plein air painting lead by Judith Schuppien on Tuesday, July 16, at 3pm at KLT’s newly conserved Eastern River Preserve in Pittston. Space is limited, please pre-register by calling KLT at 207-377-2848. Additional programs to be announced.

Eligibility & Criteria: Artists may submit up to 4 pieces. Submissions of art inspired by or depicting natural areas conserved by KLT and their flora and fauna are encouraged. Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, ceramics, installation and more. The Harlow also welcomes multi-media, digital, and/or installation submissions to be considered for their newly designated multi-media/installation room. All works entered must be original work by the submitting artist. Giclees and other reproductions are not eligible. Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.

Framing: Any framed work must be properly wired and ready to hang (ie. with two eye screws and steel wire). Saw-tooth hangers, “clip” frames or unstable frames are not acceptable for installation.

Email Entry Guidelines:
1. Enter by sending an email to HarlowArtSubmission@gmail.com with ”For KLT 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:
Artist name:
Mailing address:
Phone number:
Email address:
Tell us if you a member of The Harlow or the Kennebec Land Trust*
(*You can join The Harlow 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 of The Harlow or the KLT. The fee is per artist (not per work of art entered) and entitles you to submit up to 4 works of art. Use the “pay now” button below or mail or deliver a check payable to Harlow Gallery to: The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Member or non-member?

IMPORTANT DATES:
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:59pm: DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee.
Friday, October 4, 2019: Email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.
Saturday, October 19, 12-6pm: Deliver artwork at The Harlow.
Friday, October 25, 5-7pm: Opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)
October 25-November 30, 2019: Exhibition on view at 100 Water Street.

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