Craft Shop Jury Information

The Harlow Craft Shop jury process is open to all Maine craftspeople, including members and non-members.  

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state.

Media eligible for jury consideration include: Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Wood, Books, Cards, Calendars, CDs, Candles, Food Products, Prints, Photography, T-shirts, Pet Products, Personal Care, DVDs.

Applicants must be professional, capable of producing work of consistent quality, and responsible for fulfilling orders obtained from the Harlow Craft Shop.

All work in the Harlow Craft Shop must be original and created by the artist or under the artist’s direct supervision. Applicants must submit only their own work, not that made by others. All work must be original and handmade in Maine or with the use of appropriate equipment and tools. Seconds and work of inferior quality are not permitted.

HOW IT WORKS:

Gallery staff reviews submissions on a rolling basis.

Artists must make an appointment with us to show up in person and bring a cohesive and well-rounded representation of work (5-10 items) to leave at the gallery for consideration. (The Harlow Gallery is located at 100 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine. Street parking is available as well as the waterfront parking lot – less than a 2 minute walk north of the Gallery.)

Artists will be notified of the Gallery’s decision within a month of the original appointment.

Email Allison McKeen at kvaa@harlowgallery.org to make an appointment.

Any work that was not selected MUST be picked up at the artists’ soonest convenience.

Any work left at the gallery for more than 6 months becomes property of the Harlow Gallery.

To have your work considered for the Summer season please schedule an appointment before April and to have your work considered for the Holiday season please schedule an appointment before October.

Artists may not deliver additional items for consideration until after a decision has been reached on any previously delivered items.

MEMBERSHIP & COMMISSION:

You don’t need to be a member to go through the jury process, but if your work is accepted then you must become a member before we can start selling your work in our shop.

Items are sold on consignment. Artists receive 65% of their sales. 35% supports Gallery programming.

Artists are paid, via check, for any sales in the previous month by the 20th of the following month. (For example, the artists’ check for all May sales will be mailed in mid June.)