Propose an Exhibition

Submissions are accepted anytime. The Exhibition Committee meets at least twice annually, in April-May and in October-November.  Submit your proposal BEFORE April 1st or October 1st in order to be considered at the respective meeting.

The Harlow Gallery is dedicated to supporting Maine artists by providing exhibition space, arts education and other artist opportunities.

Our mission is to connect and celebrate art, artists and community.

Any artist or group may submit a proposal for an exhibition at the Harlow, but Harlow Gallery members are especially encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals are initially ranked by certain criteria and current membership is one of these, followed by being a resident of Maine, or having a strong connection to the state.

Please note that we generally limit solo shows to one per year. Therefore, proposals for group shows are encouraged, or themed shows in which other artists are invited to participate (see recent calls for artists for examples).  

All art forms are welcome, and all media, including sculpture, photography and fine crafts.  The current exhibition committee welcomes proposals involving contemporary art, performance art, experimental art, cross-disciplinary art and conceptual art.

We generally exhibit the work of contemporary (living) artists. Giclée prints and other reproductions of original work are not eligible for inclusion in any exhibition at the Harlow Gallery.  Work should be original, completed within five years of the exhibition you are proposing (except in the case of retrospectives), and should not have been recently exhibited elsewhere in central Maine.

Keep in mind that while we are just outside the state capital of Augusta, central Maine is off the beaten path for Maine art galleries and we are a non-profit organization. Please price your work accordingly if at all possible.  Commission rates are 35% for members of the Harlow Gallery, 50% for non-members

Our exhibition space is used for a variety of events such as meetings, figure drawing session, movie nights, fundraisers and more; will share the space with your art. Accommodating this fact must be kept in mind when planning and installing your exhibition.  Gallery diagram with dimensions  << — (note that the office in the front right corner is no longer there and that is now usable space). Ceiling height is 8’7″.

Click here for FAQ sheet (frequently asked questions) After you’ve read this, if you still have questions, please feel free to call us at 207-622-3813.


Send an email to including all the following information.

1. Copy and paste the PROPOSAL INFORMATION FORM (below) in the body of the email and answer all questions. DO NOT send this information in an attached document, this needs to be in the body of your email.

2. Attach 10 to 12  jpg images to the email. Preferred image size is 72 dpi and 800-1,000 pixels on the long side. Do not submit links to jpg files (Google Docs, Drop Box etc.). Do not paste your images into they email, they should be attachments.  Name your jpg image files using the following format before attaching them: “Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg”.

3. Attach resume(s), artist statements and or press clippings pertaining to the artist(s) and/or work being proposed.

4. Subject line should read “Exhibition Proposal from [artists’ name]“. If you must submit more than one email due to email provider size limitations, subject line should read “Exhibition Proposal from [artists’ name] email #1″ etc.


PROPOSAL INFORMATION FORM>>> copy and paste everything below into your email and answer all relevant questions >>>

Proposing Artist’s Name(s): 

Mailing Address: 



Zip Code:




Other Relevant Links (Facebook, etc.):

Are you a current member of the Harlow Gallery?:

If you do not live in Maine, what is your connection to our state?:

Working Title of Show: 

What would be the ideal time for your exhibition? (Month & Year):

Briefly describe the intent and content of your proposed exhibition:

Image list corresponding to jpg attachments, including artist, titles, medium, size and pricing:

For group shows please list of participating artists and their place of residence


Send your email with all requested information to