The Kennebec Valley Art Association proudly announces the 2010 exhibition schedule for the Harlow Gallery. Exhibitions are chosen from among proposals submitted by members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association as well as from artists not affiliated with the organization. A seven member committee reviews submitted proposals to arrive at the final schedule.- see the “artist opportunities” section on this website for more info.
Higher Forms of Art 2010
February 19, 20 and 21, 2010 — Opening Friday, February 19, 5 to 8 p.m.
Fifth annual showcase of work by area high school artists, this year expanded to include Cony, Hall-dale, Gardiner, Maranacook and Richmond High Schools. Three days only.
Young at Art 2010
February 27- March 14, 2010 — Opening Saturday, February 27, 3 to 6 p.m.
Seventh annual exhibit of artwork by elementary and middle school students from schools throughout the greater Augusta area. Participating schools have included Hall-Dale, Lincoln, Farrington, Hussey, Gilbert, Hodgkins, Gardiner, Laura Richards, Chelsea, Pittston, Windsor and more. Families with children are especially invited to attend! Children’s art workshops will be offered at the Harlow Gallery on weekends during the month of March, in celebration of Youth Art Month.
A Matter of Conscience
March 19- 28, 2010 — Opening Friday, March 19, 5-8 p.m., awards announced at 6 p.m.
A juried exhibition of 3D work by Maine high school aged artists. Juried by professional artist, activist and curator Cheryl Harper. Conceived and coordinated by Cheryl Herr-Rains, teacher of art at Gardiner Regional High School. Sponsored by a generous grant from the Evergreen Foundation.
April 2-24, 2010 — Opening Friday, April 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
Paintings by Petrea Noyes of Brooks and relief carvings by Lynne Joddrell Baggett of Steuben. Noyes’s paintings are mixed-media creations, from acrylic to encaustic, which explores concepts of family, memory, and constructed narrative. The works in this series were originally inspired by photographs in a 100-year old family album inherited from her Norwegian grandmother. Baggett’s cast gypsum and hand carved reliefs are inspired by early hand-carved letterforms found on gravestones in Maine coastal cemeteries and the British Isles. The work in this exhibit capture both artists’ connections to their past, evoking memories that are communicated through photo-based artwork and letterforms.
May 7- 30, 2010 — Opening Friday, May 7, 5 to 8 p.m., prizes announced at 6 p.m.
Our 15th annual Juried Show draws artists from throughout central & coastal Maine. Over $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at 6pm during the opening celebration on May 7th. Jurors are sculptors Robert Lash and Kirsten Gilg.
Carlton Plummer Retrospective
June 4-27, 2010 — Opening Friday, June 4, 5 to 8 p.m.
Internationally renowned watercolorist Carlton Plummer, A.W.S., was born in Brunswick but grew up on a farm outside of Augusta. As a young artist in the early 1960s he had his first one man show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. He’s returning to the Harlow in June with a look back at over 40 years of his artistic career.
Plummer holds art degrees from the Massachusetts College of Art and from Boston University. He was elected to membership in the prestigious American Watercolor Society by his peers, and also to the Miniature Artist of America. Plummer taught art at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
The artist has been honored with over 250 national and international painting awards over the years, and was commissioned by the Department of Military Art to participate in the army’s Combat Art Program during the Vietnam War. Carlton Plummer currently maintains art studios in East Boothbay and Tequesta, Florida with his artist wife Joan and his son Gerry, a sculptor.
July 2-25, 2010 — Opening Friday, July 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
Original artwork by members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, including paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, plus drawings, prints, collage, photographs, sculpture and more.
Artist as Architect : Architect as Artist
August 6-29, 2010 — Opening Friday, August 6, 5 to 8 p.m.
Architectural drawings and models and related paintings, journals, drawings, sculpture and more by multitalented artist architects. Organized and curated by Ruthanne Harrison, a student of architecture at the University of Maine at Augusta, and Eric Stark, Professor of Architecture at UMA.
One of a Kind: an Exhibition of Unique Prints
September 3-26, 2010 — Opening Friday, September 3, 5 to 8 p.m.
Handmade prints by six Maine artists working in styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Participating artists are Claudia Brahms, Robin Brooks, Corliss Chastain, Christine Higgins, Margo Ogden and Kris Sader.
October ExhibitionTo Be Announced
October 1-24, 2010 — Opening Friday, October 1, 5 to 8 p.m.
Art for Hunger
November 5-28, 2010 — Opening Friday, November 5, 5 to 8 p.m.
A muti-venue series of art exhibitions addressing the issue of hunger in our communities. Participating organizations include the Danforth Gallery at UMA, and Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner. 40% of art sales will be donated to organizations working to address hunger in our region.
8 x 10 x 80
December 3, 2010 to 12, 2010 — Opening Friday, December 3, 5 to 8p.m.
8 x 10 x 80 is back for the fourth year with dozens of 8” x 10” works of art on display and available for the very affordable price of $80 each
Holiday Art Show & Sale
December 17, 2010 to January 9, 2011 — Opening Friday, December 17, 5 to 8p.m.
Kennebec Valley Art Association member’s holiday art show and sale. Art can be purchased off the wall for holiday gift giving.