RULES FOR ENTRY: art + gender


Eligibility | Open to all New England based artists. Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand-pulled prints, photography and sculpture, and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass, and fiber art. Jewelry and clothing are not eligible. Each artist may submit up to three works of art, which must be the artist's original work created within the last three years. Any work that has been previously exhibited at the Harlow is not eligible. Giclees and other reproductions are not eligible. All works entered must be original creations by the artist and must be show-ready upon delivery to the Harlow. Work accepted into a previous juried show, or otherwise shown at the Harlow is not eligible.

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. You will receive an automatic reply confirming your entry.

Entry fees | Non-refundable | entitles you to submit up to 3 works of art | Juror decisions are final

$20 Members | $25 Non-members | free for current Lifetime Members (*Please note we no longer offer Lifetime Memberships)

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.

Diptychs and Triptychs | Considered and judged as one entry.

New Mediums | Contemporary work is welcome. In the case of work with video, mechanic, or sonic elements, the artist must provide all necessary equipment for the jurors to properly experience the work if it makes it to the second stage (to be viewed in person by the juror at the Harlow), and then that equipment must be available for the full duration of the exhibition if the work is accepted.

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. Sawtooth hangers, “clip” frames, or unstable frames will not be accepted.

Labeling Your Work | Artist’s full name, mailing address, and phone, plus the title of the work and price (or NFS) MUST be clearly printed on the back of 2D works and bottom of 3D works. This helps the process run smoothly and keep things organized and safe.

Size Limits | 2-dimensional work may not exceed 6′ in either length or width, including frame. 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 artists submitting large-scale work must commit to retrieve it on one of the pickup dates should the work not be included in the final exhibition. The maximum frame size is 72” x 72”. Three-dimensional work cannot exceed 8’ in height or weigh more than 150 lbs.

Sales | The Harlow takes a 40% commission on sales for members and 50% for non-members. Please price your work accordingly and be sure pricing is consistent with your studio and other galleries. You are welcome to join the Harlow when you submit your entry to take advantage of the lower member’s commission. Work does not have to be offered for sale, in which case it will 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 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 the cost of putting on this exhibition to benefit all participants and are not refundable.

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