The Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., is calling for exhibition proposals. Submissions are accepted anytime. The Exhibition Committee meets at least twice annually, in April/May and in October/November. In order to be considered in the upcoming meeting, proposals must be submitted by Thursday, Oct. 1.  Deadline for the spring meeting has been extended from April 1 to May 1.

The Harlow Gallery is dedicated to supporting Maine artists by providing exhibition space, arts education and other artist opportunities. Any artist or group may submit a proposal for an exhibition at the Harlow, but Harlow Gallery members are especially encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals are initially ranked by certain criteria and current membership is one of these, followed by being a resident of Maine or having a strong connection to the state.

Solo shows are generally limited to one per year; therefore, proposals for group shows are encouraged or themed shows in which other artists are invited to participate. All art forms are welcome and all media, including sculpture, photography and fine crafts. The current exhibition committee welcomes proposals involving contemporary art, performance art, experimental art, cross-disciplinary art and conceptual art.

The Harlow generally exhibits the work of contemporary (living) artists. Giclée prints and other reproductions of original work are not eligible for inclusion in any exhibition at the Harlow Gallery. Work should be original; completed within five years of the exhibition proposed (except in the case of retrospectives); and should not have been recently exhibited elsewhere in central Maine.

Commission rates are 50 percent, 35 percent for members of the Harlow Gallery.

The exhibition space is used for a variety of events such as meetings, figure drawing session, movie nights, fundraisers and more. Accommodating this fact must be kept in mind when planning and installing exhibitions. For a FAQ sheet and gallery diagram with dimensions, visit

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