The Harlow Gallery, in partnership with the Family Violence Project of Augusta, has put out a call for Maine artists to create art for an October exhibition titled “It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II.”

Ten years ago, the Harlow Gallery and the Family Violence Project partnered to present “Transforming Violence,” a collaborative, multi-voiced, educational art exhibition and workshop series responding to the problem of domestic violence in our communities. It was an important, empowering and transformative experience for those who participated. While there has been an increase in community awareness of the issue of violence in the community since then, domestic violence is still taking a terrible toll on Maine families.

“It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II” will take place is October — Domestic Violence Awareness Month)— at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. Organizers hope to raise public awareness about the continuing problem of domestic violence in Maine.

Submission deadline is 11 p.m. Aug. 15. Email submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of staff and volunteers from both organizations. All media are welcome including all two-dimensional media, sculpture, photography, electronic art, installation, fine craft, etc. To participate, visit and click on "artist opportunities."

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or