Belfast artist Debbie Flood’s watercolor painting “If walls could speak, Fort Knox” has been juried into the Art 2010 15th Annual Juried show at the Harlow Gallery, along with work by several other Midcoast artists.

Flood’s watercolor painting depicts one of the dark halls that run along Fort Knox in Prospect. After spending a day there with her boys and husband, and taking a lot of reference photos, she wanted to bring out the feelings of childhood again through her painting, which evokes those days of easily being scared in those dark and damp hallways.

The subject matter also makes us wonder what the soldiers who used the fort must have felt like, or what they went through, living there. If those walls could speak, what kind of stories would they tell?

Flood’s works have won numerous awards across the U.S. and her work sells both nationally and internationally. Her professional memberships include The National Association of Women Artists, Full Member, New York, N.Y.; The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators; and the American Watercolor Association, Associate Member.

On April 27, Robert Lash, a nationally recognized Maine sculptor, judged the 15th annual juried art exhibition at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Contemporary artist Kerstin Gilg served as curatorial consultant. 70 pieces of artwork were juried into the exhibition out of a total of 229 works of art submitted by 122 artists. “Art2010” will be on view at the Harlow Gallery from May 7 to May 30. Other Midcoast artists with work in the show are Chris Noyes and Petrea Noyes of Brooks; Greg Chilenski of Camden; and Martha Briana of Northport.

The annual juried art exhibition at the Harlow Gallery, now in its 15th year, draws artists to Hallowell from all over the state. The public is invited to come meet the artists at an opening celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, and experience a diverse mix of high quality artwork from all corners of the state. The opening is free and open to the public and will be catered by White Flour Catering. Prize money of $1,200 will be awarded to artists in a ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

Gallery visitors can vote for their favorite work of art to receive the People’s Choice $100 Award, Sponsored by The Animal Wellness Center (to be awarded at the end of the exhibition based on popular vote).

Proceeds from “Art2010” support the Harlow Gallery, home of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a 50-year-old 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to promote the arts and artists in central Maine.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. The phone number is 622-3813.

More of Flood’s work may be seen at debfloodart.com, and she can be contacted at 338-3856 or debflood@debfloodart.com.