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Call for Artists – Inspired by Katahdin at the Harlow Gallery in November

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cover image of book Art+of+Katahdin -4stHallowell, Maine — The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to submit work to the upcoming exhibition Inspired by Katahdin to be presented in partnership with brothers David & Carl Little in November 2014.

Artist and author David Little has long been inspired by Maine’s tallest mountain, so much so that he wrote a book,  Art of Katahdin: The Mountain, the Range, the Region published by Down East Books in 2013. The book follows a historic timeline using art inspired by the majestic mountain, as well as a collection of Katahdin literature, photography, graphics, maps and more, and was edited by Carl Little

This November, the Harlow Gallery will exhibit a selection of works by artists featured in the book, and are inviting submissions from Maine artists inspired by the majestic Maine mountain.  Submissions are being accepted via email through October 1, 2014 and will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including Art of Katahdin author and artist David Little, author and editor Carl Little, and staff from the Harlow Gallery. 

The exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine November 7-29, 2014. The  public reception on Friday, November 7, 5-8pm will featuring a book signing with David & Carl Little.

Info for Artists 

 

1. Deadline for email submissions is 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

2. Original fine art in any media is welcome, including hand-pulled prints, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass, and fiber art.

3. 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 the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.  

4. The entry fee is $10 for members of the Harlow Gallery/ Kennebec Valley Art Association or $20 for non-members. Non-members may join the Harlow Gallery when submitting and pay the member rate. Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art for consideration (please note that the fee is per artist, not per work of art).  

For complete information about submitting your work, and to learn about more opportunities for artists in 2014, please visit the Harlow Gallery online at www.harlowgallery.org.

VERMETTE RETURNS TO TEACH WORKSHOP IN BATH

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Centre St Arts Gallery at 11 Centre Street, is enrolling students for the Michael Vermette Plein Air II workshop May 17-18, 2014.  The workshop is for watercolor and oil painters, advanced beginner and beyond.  The cost is $200 and students provide their own equipment.  The instructor may collect an additional small fee for additional materials.  To sign up for the class, call 207-442-0300 or visit the Centre St Arts Gallery at 11 Centre St, Bath.  Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Michael will give an introductory talk on Friday, May 16 and show several works, which will be for sale.

The first day will be at an outdoor location to be determined, for sketching and note taking.  The second day will be in the studio as students work on a larger, finished work.

Michael E. Vermette is a full-time artist and part-time teacher, working in Oil, Watercolor, and Pastel for over forty years.  He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Laura Coleman and the Beverly Awards at the 12th and 13th Biennial North American Open Shows of the New England Watercolor Society.  Michael was the 2011 Baxter State Park Artist-in-Residence.  Michael leads several plein air painting workshops in Maine and New Hampshire in watercolor and oil painting throughout the year. He is a Monhegan Artists’ Residency Fellow and was twice an Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park.  His watercolors, oils, and pastels are in private collections throughout the country and internationally.  In Maine, his works appear in various galleries, including the North Light Gallery in Millinocket, the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island, the Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, and The Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth.

Watercolor: Decalcomania with Linda Murray @ Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Linda Murray returns May 9-11 for a 3 day Watercolor: Decalcomania workshop for $195.

This technique presents many creative possibilities to the watercolor artist.

The workshop will begin Friday, May 9 from 5-7 pm, and return Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 – 4:30 pm.

Pressing Plants with Lynette Breton

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Bath ArtWalk Call for Art

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Maine artists are invited to show their work in historic Bath during this year’s 3rd Friday Art Walk;
The first of five Art Walks is June 20; the last is October 17; hours are 5PM to 8PM.
An open studio tour is scheduled on the July 19 & 20;  hours vary according to studio.

Indoor group venues are open  in Bath City Hall auditorium & the Bath Customs House lobby.
Artists may display outside on the wider sidewalks and the Customs House lawn when Maine summer weather beckons.
The fee is $60 for the season, whether exhibiting once or all 6 events.
All artwork must be original or reproductions  by the original artist.
Paid entries received before April 1 will be listed in the 2014 brochure which will be distributed from Bar Harbor to Boston.
Brochure listings include  artwork photo, work description, contact info & locator on Bath area street map.
Bath Art Walks are well publicized on line & in all coastal newspapers.

Application is attached.  Please contact Samantha Ricker (assistant@visitbath.com) for more information.

Pastel Portrait Class @ Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pat Chandler will teach a two-day Pastel Portrait workshop,

Saturday – Sunday, April 12-13;

cost $200.

Call for Art- Spindleworks Art Exhibit @ Frontier: ON THE EDGE

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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opening May 9, 2014

Frontier Café, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick

Spindleworks will host an open call exhibit to coincide with the All Species Parade, set for May 9, 2014  in Brunswick Maine.

As with the parade, the exhibit On the Edge is meant to draw attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species, all of which are affected by our actions and inactions.

This year artists are invited to submit work in any medium, focusing on species worldwide that are endangered.

We welcome diversity of artistic expression to reflect the diversity of this delicate class of species. This will be the fourth exhibit in the series, which has drawn artists from across Maine  and across the country.

Once again Spindleworks has chosen the Coastal Humane Society as the beneficiary of the exhibit. 20% from each sale will be donated to this important and well loved local organization.

***Entry forms and additional information are downloadable from the Spindleworks website, www.spindleworks.org .

Deadline for entry forms and fee is April 25th, 2014

PAT CHANDLER TO TEACH PORTRAIT WORKSHOP IN BATH

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

 Pat Chandler, Portrait Class
BATH- Pastel Artist Pat Chandler will teach a 2-day Portrait Workshop, April 12-13, at Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St, Bath.
Class starts at 9:30 and ends at 4:30 each day. Cost for the workshop is $200.  Reservations can be made with a deposit of cash, check or by credit card.
Students will find a materials list on the blog: centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.
Workshop is for beginning and intermediate artists.
Students may work in pastel, oil or acrylic.
Pat will teach basic portrait drawing the first day, using charcoal or graphite, continuing with actual painting on day two.
Pat Chandler is a noted Pastel Portraitist, living in Norway, Maine.  Her work may be seen on her website: http://www.chandlerfineart.com.
For more information about the workshop and to sign up, please call Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC,  at 207-442-0300 or visit the blog: centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Art Classes in April at Centre Street Art Gallery

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Art Classes at Centre St. Arts Studio, 11 Centre Street 

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, is offering a variety of art classes in their studio at 11 Centre Street.

Pat Chandler will teach a two-day Pastel Portrait workshop, Saturday – Sunday, April 12-13; cost $200.

Debra Arter will teach Gelatin Printmaking on Saturday, April 26, 10-4; cost $70, includes materials.

Linda Murray returns May 9-11 for a 3 day Watercolor: Decalcomania workshop for $195.  This technique presents many creative possibilities to the watercolor artist.  The workshop will begin Friday, May 9 from 5-7 pm, and return Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 – 4:30 pm.

FMI centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com or call 207-442-0300.

Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival: Call for Artists

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Invitation from Arts Are Elementary!

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

Arts Are Elementary invites area artists to submit
an application for an artist residency for the 2014/15 academic year.
AAE provides an artist residency for every K-5 classroom in Brunswick.
Applications may be found on our website at www.artsareelementary.org.
Please feel free to contact AAE ED Kristi Hatrick at
aaedirector@gmail.com or 725-1232 with any and all questions.

2014 Brunswick 2nd Friday ArtWalk- APPLICATION

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brunswick ARTWALK

CALL FOR ART!

Welcome all Southern Midcoast Maine artists to 2014 Brunswick 2nd Friday ArtWalk!
We are looking for interested artists to participate in our summer ArtWalks running from May through October.
New to ArtWalks? Please see our last year brochure for further information.
Below please find pertinent dates, benefits, and application & application instructions.
Any questions, please contact our office at 5raateam@gmail.com.
Deadline dates:
Early bird deadline with discount – Feb 28, 2014 (must be received in FRAA office by the date indicated)

Final deadline – March 7, 2014 (must be received in FRAA office by the date indicated)

Artists Pick up all the information Here!

Musicians please find your application  here.

Sponsors- It takes a great deal of community support to bring  this event together and we would not be able to do it without your support. Your donations help support the entertainment and marketing for this event.

Please find the sponsorship application here to fill out with information regarding your business which will be included in the brochure that reaches throughout the local communities as well as along the train route down into Boston.

The summer ArtWalks in Brunswick help to build awareness for all the events, businesses, restaurants and local talent that is part of our community.

Cabin Fever???

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get out to a class! Enjoy the community and the sharing…

Sunday, Feb. 16
Figure Drawing
2-4 pm
Centre St Arts Gallery
11 Centre St, Bath
442-0300

Centre Street Art Gallery Classes in Early March

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Centre Street Arts Gallery LLC at 11 Centre Street in Bath, Maine is offering:

a Watercolor Workshop entitled ‘Increase the Risk, Decrease the Failure

with Marsha Donahue on March 8, 9 and 10.

Marsha owns Northlight Gallery in Millinocket, Maine. Her watercolors captures the beauty of Katahin and the Maine woods.

Students may sign up for two days for $200. or 3 days for $300.

 

Also beginning on

March 5 is a series of 9 watercolor classes with Linda Murray .

This class is a continuation of Linda’s well-received fall watercolor class.

Classes will meet on 9 Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:00. The cost is $195.

 

Visit centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com for more information. Reservations can be made by calling 207-442-0300 or e-mailing centrestartsgalleryllc@gmail.com.

41st Annual Old Port Festival

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Call for Artists: Celebrating the Kennebec Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Harlow Gallery, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT), announces an open call for art in celebration of KLT’s 25th anniversary in 2014. Artists are invited to create art depicting or inspired by any of the Kennebec Land Trust properties that are open to the public. A complete list is available on the KLT website at http://www.tklt.org/land/land.htm.

Email submissions are being accepted through September 1, 2014. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including Kennebec Land Trust founder Jym St. Pierre, with staff from the KLT and the Harlow Gallery. For complete details on how to enter, vist http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-celebrating-the-klt-25th-anniversary/
The art exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell from October 10 through November 1, 2014, with a public reception on Sunday, October 12th to coincide with a related art opening at Slates Restaurant – (details coming soon!) 

Proceeds from art sales during the exhibition will benefit the Kennebec Land Trust and community arts programming at the Harlow Gallery. This project in partnership with the KLT has been made possible by a generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation. Visit the Foundation online at http://www.mainecf.org/.

 

About the Kennebec Land Trust

Established in 1988, KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. The Trust protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming.

KLT has partnered with landowners in 21 communities to protect more than 4,800 acres on 60 properties through land donations, fee purchases, and conservation easements. Volunteers have constructed 37 miles of trails on KLT land and developed informative brochures and maps of KLT properties that encourage visitors to learn about and enjoy Kennebec County’s natural landscape.
Most properties are open to the public for walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, enjoying nature … and creating art!

 

Info for Artists 

* Deadline for email submissions is 11 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2014.

*Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand-pulled prints, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass, and fiber art. Each artist can submit up to four works of art.

* 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 the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.

*The entry fee is $10 for members of the Harlow Gallery/ Kennebec Valley Art Association or the Kennebec Land Trust, or $20 for non-members. Non-members may join the Harlow Gallery when submitting and pay the member rate. FMI visit http://harlowgallery.org/donatejoin/become-a-member/.

* Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art (please note that the fee is per artist, not per work of art).

Call for Artists who work from the human figure: “A Body of Work” April 2014

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Harlow Gallery in  Hallowell announces an OPEN CALL for Maine artists who work from the human figure for an exhibition in April 2014 entitled “A Body of Work”.

The call is for art depicting the human body or inspired by the body.  No portraits, head studies or erotic art please.  Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of  Joe Klofas (who has organized life drawing sessions at the Harlow Gallery since the 1990s), artist Tanya Fletcher, and Harlow Gallery staff.  “A Body of Work” will be on view at the Harlow Gallery April 4-26, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, April 4, 5-8pm.

The deadline for email submissions is 11pm on March 1, 2014.

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 the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.  There is an entry fee of $10 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association or $20 for non-members; this allows each artist to submit up to 4 works of art (please note the fee is per artist not per work of art).  Non-members may join the KVAA when submitting and pay the members rate. For complete entry instructions visit http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-working-from-the-human-figure-april-2014-exhibition/

One of the Favorite Fashion Shows of the Season-Don’t Miss it!

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Call for Artists: Art2014 -19th Annual Juried Art Show at the Harlow Gallery

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments


The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artist submissions to Art2014, the 19th annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Art2019 is open to all Maine artists and also to artists with a strong connection to Maine. We are excited to announce that this years juror is Andres A. Verzosa, owner of Aucocisco Galleries in Portland Maine.

Over $1,500 in cash prizes and gift certificates from area business sponsors will be awarded at an awards ceremony at the exhibition’s opening on Friday, May 9 at 6pm. Art2014 the exhibition will be on view May 9 to 31.
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. Entry fees ($25 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, or $30 for non members) are not refundable. The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, membership-based 501(c)3 non-profit; jurying fees help offset the cost of organizing and presenting the juried show and are not refundable. Juror’s decisions are final.

The deadline for electronic submissions is 11pm on April 1, 2014.  For a complete entry rules and instructions please visit the “artists opportunities” page on the Harlow Gallery website: www.harlowgallery.org.  The first review will be based on the digital submissions. Artists whose work the juror wishes to review in person will be asked to deliver that work to the Harlow Gallery April 26, 27 or 28.

Call for Artists- Paint for Preservation 2014

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Paint for Preservation 2013

PAINT FOR
PRESERVATION 2014

Seventh Annual

Wet Paint Auction Benefit

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Artist Prospectus

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) announces that it is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2014, the organization’s seventh annual juried Wet Paint Auction to be held on July 13, 2014. On the day of the event, juried artists will paint onsite at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. The public is invited to watch participating artists work on location. That evening, the newly painted art work will be auctioned at a cocktail reception at Breakwater Farm in Cape Elizabeth. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative.

Artists: Participation will be juried by Daniel Kany – art historian, author, and weekly art critic for the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald

Medium: Open to all mediums. Artists working in watercolors and pastels may provide a mat; no frames are permitted.

Artwork Size: Minimum 10″ X 10″; maximum 48″ X 48″.

Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30am Artists register at the CELT office located at 330 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, enjoy a continental breakfast, and pick up a box lunch and drink. Directions to painting locations will be provided. In the event of inclement weather, artists are responsible for providing their own tents.
8:30 – 3:00pm Paint on location.
3:00 – 3:30pm Artists deliver paintings to the auction location and supply easels for display.
5:00 – 6:30pm Cocktail reception. Artwork will be available for viewing.
6:30 – 8:00pm Wet Paint Auction

Benefit:  Participating artists donate 50%, 75% or 100% of the selling price of the art to the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust.  Proceeds benefit CELT’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative.

Tickets: Participating artists receive a complimentary ticket to the evening event and may purchase one additional ticket for $25. Additional tickets to the evening event are $60 per person in advance and $70 on the day of the event.  Each ticket includes admittance to the reception and allows the ticket holder to obtain a bid number for the Auction.

How to submit: Interested artists are invited to submit two images of original plein-air paintings in any medium for juried consideration to participate in Paint for Preservation 2014, which is a no-reserve auction. There is an entry fee of $20. All entries must arrive by the deadline of Friday, March 28th.

Samples may be submitted as digital images on CD or electronically via email. All images should be in jpeg format at 72 dpi with the longest dimension being 600 pixels. File names for images should include both the artist’s name and the image’s title. Submitting artists must complete the artist entry form and send it with a CD or as an attachment to an email submission. Please include a three to five line biography with your submission form. This will be used for promotional purposes. Artists may mail a CD submission along with the artist entry form and entry fee (with checks made payable to CELT) to CELT Paint for Preservation 2014, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, 330 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107. Alternatively, email submissions may be sent with the accompanying artist entry form to info@capelandtrust.org with the entry fee submitted via PayPal® using the button below:

Thank you for supporting the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust!