The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to participate in an encaustic exhibition this August at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. The exhibition will be curated by the gallery’s exhibition committee in consultation with Hallowell encaustic artist Helene Farrar.

The exhibit will introduce the public to the diverse methods and techniques currently employed by contemporary encaustic artists. Every artist submitting work will have at least one of their eligible works included in this show.

Deadline for email submissions is midnight July 1. Artists can submit as many as four works of art for a jurying fee of $20, $10 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association. Interested artists can visit or the Harlow Gallery’s Facebook page for details.

Encaustic, a beeswax-based painting medium made of beeswax, pigment and damar resin, has a unique and long history that dates as far back as the 5th century B.C. Ancient Greeks used wax to seal and decorate their warships due to its resistance to water and cold temperatures. A resurgence of encaustic as an art form in the past two decades can be partly attributed new techniques and invention used with the versatile medium.

The exhibition will open with an evening reception Friday, Aug. 3 and run through Aug. 25.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or