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

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. 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.

How to submit your work:
1. EMAIL | Enter by sending an email to with ”For KLT from [artist’s name]” in the subject line.
2. IMAGES | 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. ABOUT YOU + YOUR WORK | Include the following information in the body of your email:
Artist name:
Mailing address: 
Phone number:
Email address:
Are you a member of The Harlow or the Kennebec Land Trust?
For each of your four entries list the following information:
Size (h x w, add depth if 3D):
Price (or value if 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.)
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.

Pay online here
or mail a check payable to Harlow Gallery to: The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

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.