Harlow Gallery Exhibition Schedule Announced for 2011

The Kennebec Valley Art Association is proud to announce the 2011 exhibition schedule for the Harlow Gallery.  Exhibitions are chosen from among proposals submitted by Maine artists; our volunteer exhibitions committee reviews submissions to arrive at the final schedule.  Exhibition proposals are due twice yearly, on April 1 and October 1. Interested artists may contact the gallery at 207-622-3813 or kvaa@harlowgallery.org.

Serving on the committee this year are Larry Brown, KVAA board member; Deb Fahy, executive director; sculptor Ellen Gibson of Hallowell; Michael Hudak, committee chair and vice president of the KVAA; Marie Giguere, arts administration professional of Waterville; Johanna Moore of Artifacts in Farmingdale & Topsham; Jamie Ribisi-Braley of Sweetland Retreat in Manchester; and Robert Sherman, professor of architecture at the University of Maine at Augusta.  The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a non-profit membership based art association promoting the arts in central Maine since 1958.

JANUARY
KVAA Members’ Holiday Art Show & Sale
Continuing from December 2010 through January 8, 2011

Gallery closed for renovations through the end of the month of January.

FEBRUARY
Annual Silent Art Auction
February 9-12, 2011
Open noon to 6pm, last bids on Saturday, February 12 at 4pm.

Spindleworks
February 16-26, 2011
Opening Friday, February 18, 5 to 8 p.m.
Spindleworks is a non profit art center for adults with disabilities and a program of the Independence Association of Brunswick Maine, whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community. Artists in the Spindleworks program come from surrounding communities including Bath, Topsham, Bowdoinham, Portland, Westbrook, Auburn, Lisbon Falls, Richmond, and Freeport.  For more information visit www.spindleworks.org.

MARCH
Higher Forms of Art
March 2-12, 2011
Opening Friday, March 4, 5 to 8 p.m.
Sixth annual showcase of work by area high school artists, this year expanded to include Cony, Hall-Dale, Gardiner, Maranacook & Winthrop High Schools; and on view for two weeks instead of just one weekend!

Young at Art 2011
March 16-26, 2011
Opening Friday, March 18, 5-8 pm
Eighth annual exhibit of artwork by elementary and middle school children 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!

APRIL
Spring KVAA Members’ Art Show & Sale
April 1-23, 2011
Opening Friday, April 1, 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.  Art purchased at this show can be taken home the same day.

MAY
Art2011
May 6- 28, 2011
Opening Friday, May 6, 5 to 8 p.m.  Prizes announced at 6 p.m.
Our 16th annual juried show draws artists from throughout central & coastal Maine. Prizes will be awarded at 6pm during the opening celebration on May 6th.  Jurors this year are Margaret Libby and Véronique Plesch, both professors at Colby College in Waterville.    Margaret Libby teaches figure drawing and painting, and fine art photography and is interested in visual equivalents of mother-daughter relationships.  Véronique Plesch teaches art history; she specializes the history of European art and culture from 1300-1800, Christian iconography, medieval French literature and word and image studies.

JUNE
Exhibition of Drawings (title TBA)
June 3-25, 2011
Opening Friday, June 3, 5 to 8 p.m.
An exhibition of drawings curated by Amy Ray.

JULY
Artists of Hallowell
July1-23, 2011
Opening Friday, July 1, 5 to 8 p.m.
A showcase of work by artists living in the city of Hallowell. With music, readings, performance art and more!

AUGUST
Title TBA
August 5-27, 2011
Opening Friday, August 5, 5 to 8 p.m.
Art with a botanical theme, curated by Johanna Moore of Artifacts in Farmingdale.

SEPTEMBER
Michel Droge & Robert Lash
September 2-24, 2011
Opening Friday, September 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
Paintings by Michel Droge of Portland paired with sculpture by Robert Lash of Gardiner

Exhibition in Support of Johnson Hall Renovation
September 28-October 1, 2011
Details TBA

OCTOBER
Chalk
October 7-29, 2011
Opening Friday, October 7, 5 to 8 p.m.
Luc Demers and Peter Precourt will present a collaborative exhibition of interdisciplinary art on the subject with both interactive and site based elements in which the community will be invited to participate.

NOVEMBER
TBA
November 4-26, 2011
Opening Friday, November 4, 5 to 8 p.m.
Exhibition to be announced.

DECEMBER
8x10x80
December 2-10, 2011
Preview & Presale Party on Thurday, December 1
Public opening Friday, December 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
A fun fundraiser, 8x10x80 returns for the 5th year with proceeds supporting arts programming at the Harlow Gallery. The very affordable price of $80 each will allow even beginning collectors to go home with a beautiful work of original art that would normally sell for a lot more.  Participating artists benefit too, receiving 50% of the sale price.

Kennebec Valley Art Association Members’ Invitational
December 16, 2011 to January 14, 2012
Opening Friday, December 16, 5 to 8p.m.
An invitational showcase of work by select members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association.

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