The Harlow Welcomes New Executive Director, Gretchen Marion

The Harlow, home of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, is excited to welcome Gretchen Marion as their new executive director.

Gretchen has over 20 years of experience in management, marketing, fundraising, and finance. She is former executive director of the Submarine Force Library and Museum Association, a nonprofit educational foundation which provides marketing, fundraising, exhibit and education services to the USS Nautilus Museum located in Groton, CT. Marion has a B.A. in Art History and Fine Arts from University of Connecticut. Her outstanding non profit experience, business knowledge, and enthusiasm for arts make her an ideal fit as as executive director of the Harlow. She says, “I’m excited to embark on this new journey and to meet fellow artists! It has long been a dream of mine to work in a gallery, and The Harlow is beyond what I could have imagined. I’m looking forward to blending my business experience with my life in the arts. I’m also excited to become part of the community in Hallowell.” Susan Macpherson, President of the Harlow/KVAA board of directors says, “We are thrilled to welcome Gretchen Marion to the Harlow/KVAA. Her professional experience will help us continue the growth we’re experiencing in our new location. She is a strong addition to both Hallowell and the Kennebec Valley art community. I look forward to the creativity and leadership she will provide The Harlow.

In welcoming Gretchen, The Harlow bids farewell their current executive director, Deb Fahy, who has served the organization for over 14 years.


The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.