Call to artists to exhibit at Johnson Hall in Gardiner, Maine

The Harlow Gallery and Johnson Hall invite Maine artists to submit work for an art exhibition opening April 10, 2015 at Johnson Hall in Gardiner. Email submissions are being accepted through March 1st and will be reviewed by curatorial committee comprised of staff and volunteers from both organizations. The art exhibition will be on view at Johnson Hall at 280 Water Street in Gardiner from April 10 through May 22, 2015, and any sales proceeds will support two cornerstones of the arts in central Maine: Johnson Hall and the Harlow Gallery!

Deadline for email submissions is 11pm on March 1, 2015.

Eligibility – Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from Johnson Hall should their work be selected for inclusion in the exhibition. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.

Media — All media welcome, including all 2D media, sculpture, photography & fine crafts. Diptychs and triptychs will be considered and judged as one entry.

Original Work Only Please – Only original or originally printed works will be admitted; photocopies, color, or computer generated copies are not acceptable for entry. Giclee reproductions are not eligible. Works submitted should preferably have been created within the last five years.

Framing — All 2 dimensional entries, with the exception of oils and acrylics, must be framed with either glass or plexiglass. Unframed canvases are fine, as long as they are gallery wrapped (no staples visible). Frames and canvases must be wired and ready to hang (ie. with two eye screws and steel wire). Saw-tooth hangers , “clip” frames or unstable frames cannot be accepted.

Email Entry Guidelines:

1. Enter by sending an email to HarlowArtSubmission@gmail.com with ”for “Johnson Hall” from [artist’s name]” in the subject line.

2. Attach your JPEG images to the email. Each artist may submit up to four works of art. (You may submit more than one image for each 3D work if you feel it will help the jurors understand the work. For 2D work please submit one image only. Please name your jpg image files using the following format before attaching them:

“Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg”

3. Include the following information in the body of your email:

Artist name:

Mailing address:

Phone number:

Email address:

Tell us if you a member of the Kennebec Valley Art Association.*

For EACH of your four entries list the following information:

Title, Medium, Size (h x w, add depth if 3D), Year Created, Price** or Value if NFS (not for sale)

4. Pay the non-refundable entry fee of $20 for non-members and $10 for current members of the Harlow Gallery. The fee is per artist (not per work of art entered) and entitles you to submit up to 4 works of art. To pay online select the appropriate fee in the window below and click the “pay now” button.

*You can join the KVAA when you submit your entry to take advantage of the lower entry fee. **The Harlow takes a 35% commission for pieces sold on behalf of current KVAA members, or 50% commission for non-members. Please price your work accordingly.

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