Call for Art : Art2022



The Harlow invites artists to submit artwork to Art2022, the Harlow's 27th annual juried show. Art2022 will be on view April 22 - May 28, 2022 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine. Art2022 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine. This year's juror is Séan Alonzo Harris. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on April 1, 2022.


IMPORTANT DATES :

April 1, 2022 : Complete entries due by 11:59pm. Entry email, images, and fee must be received on or before this date. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

April 7, 2022 : Juror selects submissions for Art2022. Notification of juror results emailed to artists by this date.

April 9 + 10, 2022 : Accepted artists drop off artwork at the Harlow, between 11a - 3p.

April 22 - May 28, 2022 : Exhibition on view at the Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11a - 4p.

Reception + Awards Presentation : TBA


ABOUT THE JUROR : SÉAN ALONZO HARRIS

These are a few of my favorite things: my daughter, Enrica. My wife, Elizabeth. Helen Levitt, Irving Penn, Roy DeCarava and James VanDerZee. Langston Hughes. Howard Zinn. John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Nina Simone. My cat, Minny. My dog, Frida. Deardorff 8 x 10 field cameras. Platinum and palladium printing. Baseball. Fixed gear track bikes. Backyard barbecues.


My photographic education began in my childhood and runs through the Art Institute of Boston, studies abroad in Italy and closer to home at Maine Media Workshops. I established my career in commercial, fine art and editorial photography in Maine, Boston and New York. I work with a broad range of editorial, educational and corporate clients including Mother Jones, Yankee Magazine, USA Today, LL Bean, Harvard Radcliffe Magazine, Atlantic Rethink, J.P. Morgan Chase and Cathay Pacific Airline. My professional practice includes teaching at Maine Media Workshops and collaborative, community-driven projects with nonprofit organizations. I have received multiple grants and awards from the Maine Arts Commission, a formal proclamation from the 121st Maine Legislature in recognition of my work and was named by Maine Magazine as one of the “60 Most Collectible Artists in Maine.”


My work is marked by a fine art sensibility and an emphasis on environmental portraits. My creative process draws from a wide range of photographic traditions and methods and is driven by an authentic connection to my subjects and my clients. I’m genuinely curious about peoples’ lives and the experiences that shape their world.


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RULES FOR ENTRY

Eligibility : Open to all Maine artists or artists with a strong connection to Maine. Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand pulled prints, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass and fiber art. Jewelry, clothing, giclees, and other reproductions are not eligible. Each artist may submit up to three works of art, which must be the artist's own original work created within the last three years. Diptychs and triptychs are considered and judged as one entry. Any work that has been previously exhibited at the Harlow is not eligible. All works must be show-ready upon delivery to the Harlow.


Original Art Only : 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.

New Mediums : Contemporary work is welcome. If accepted artwork includes video, mechanic, or sonic elements, the artist must provide all necessary equipment for the full duration of the exhibition.


Size Limits : Two dimensional work may not exceed 6′ in length or width, including frame. Maximum frame size is 72” x 72”. Three dimensional work cannot exceed 8’ in height or weigh more than 150 lbs. Sculptural work must fit through a standard doorway. Pedestals with up to 15″ x 15″ display space are available, or the artist may supply their own. Please be aware that storage space is limited, and, after the exhibition, artists with large scale work must commit to retrieving it promptly.


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 (with two eye screws and steel wire). Sawtooth hangers, “clip” frames, or unstable frames will not be accepted.


Labeling Your Work : Artist’s full name, mailing address, phone number, title of the artwork, and price (or NFS) must be clearly printed on the back of 2D works and on the bottom of 3D works.


Entry fees : Non-refundable. Entitles you to submit up to 3 works of art. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Become a member, here.

Sales : The Harlow takes a 40% commission on sales for members and a 50% commission on sales for non-members. Please price your work accordingly. When you submit your entry, you are welcome to join the Harlow to qualify for the member’s commission. Work does not have to be for sale, and can instead be marked “NFS” (not for sale).

Our jurors are individuals of distinction and reputation from the Maine art world, who focus on putting together a cohesive and compelling show based on their own professional but subjective judgment. Only a portion of the work submitted will be included in the final exhibition. Juror decisions are final.


The Harlow is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association. We are a membership based non-profit organization. Juried show entry fees help us pay for exhibition costs and are not refundable.


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HOW TO ENTER

The Submission Process :

1. Email

Enter by sending an email to harlowjuriedshow@gmail.com with ”For Art2022 from [artist’s name]” in the subject line. In your email please include :

Images : Attach JPEG images of your artwork to your email. Please name your jpg image files using the following format before attaching them : “Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg.” Each artist may submit up to 3 works of art. You may submit more than one image per work if you feel it will help the jurors understand the work.

About you : Include the following information in the body of your email

Artist name :

Mailing address :

Phone number :

Email address :

Are you a member of The Harlow? :

About you work : For each one of your entries list the following information in the body of your email :

Title:

Medium:

Size (h x w, add depth if 3D):

Price (or value if not for sale):

(The Harlow takes a 40% commission for pieces sold on behalf of current members, or 50% commission for non-members. Please price your work accordingly.)


2. Pay Entry Fee

Pay the non-refundable entry fee. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. An entry fee entitles you to submit up to 3 works of art. Pay online here. Or, call 207-622-3813 to pay over the phone. Or, mail a check payable to “Harlow Gallery” to : The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine 04347 .


Disclaimer : The Harlow is not responsible for technical or computer failures, including problems accessing the Internet, any other computer error or malfunction, or for late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries. Make sure you send your entry to the correct email account according to the directions above.

The Jurying Process : Our juror will review based on the digital submissions (so it’s important to submit high quality images.) Harlow staff will contact artists with jury verdict via email.


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PRIZES

Best in Show : $400 (sponsored by an anonymous Artist Member!)

Second Prize : $200

Third Prize : $100

Juror’s Choice Award : $150

People’s Choice : $50, this prize is awarded at the end of the show based on votes submitted by gallery visit.

Honorable Mentions : Artists awarded honorable mentions receive free membership for 1 year.


Email Ellyn Snider, Gallery Assistant, at ellyn@harlowgallery.org if you are interested in sponsoring a prize.


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QUESTIONS?

Email Ellyn Snider, Gallery Assistant, at ellyn@harlowgallery.org.