Calls for Artists

Closed. Call for Art: Women. Respond!


Image credit: Amy Peters Wood

The Harlow is seeking art for their upcoming exhibition “Women. Respond!” – an open call juried show which will be on view August 2-September 7, 2019. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2019 at 11:59pm. Entries will be juried by a curatorial committee comprised of Deb Fahy, and Amy Peters Wood, and fine art and museum consultant Daphne Anderson Deeds.

Body image, male sexual misconduct, discrimination, gender identity, likeability are just a few of many issues women are faced with on a daily basis. As a woman, how do you respond artistically to current events? If you are a person who does not identify as a woman – what attributes do you think are essential for defining female-ness in today’s world? Is it a fluid line? Grab your glue guns, knitting needles, chisels, brushes, cameras, or other medium or choice. With a broad brush and open mind answer to the call: Women. Respond! Some restrictions may apply. Hazardous materials and open flames not accepted.

Eligibility & Criteria:
Artists may submit up to 4 pieces. All artists are welcome to submit, regardless of gender identity. 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. Art that has been previously exhibited at the Harlow is not eligible. All works entered must be original work by the submitting artist. Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Giclees and other reproductions are not eligible. The Harlow also welcomes multi-media, digital, and/or installation submissions to be considered for their newly designated multi-media/installation room. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.

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.

1. Enter by sending an email to with ”Women. Respond! 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:
Current member (yes/no).*
(*You can join when you submit your entry to take advantage of the lower entry fee.)
For EACH of your 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. 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 to pay online 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:
Monday, July 1 at 11:59pm: DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee.
Monday, July 8: Email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.
TBD: Deliver artwork at The Harlow at 100 Water Street, Hallowell
Friday, August 2, 5-7pm: Opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)
August 2 – September 7, 2019: Exhibition on view