The Harlow invites Maine artists and dog lovers to submit work for “Dog Days,” a light-hearted art exhibition celebrating our loyal canine companions. During this exhibit, dogs will be welcomed into the gallery to enjoy the art — which will be displayed at dogs’ eye level.

Artwork submitted does not necessarily have to be explicitly about dogs; rather, the gallery is asking artists to create art for dogs to enjoy. The deadline for email submissions is Friday, June 1, by 11:59 p.m.

“Dog Days” will run July 6 through 14 at the Harlow at 100 Water St., with a 5 to 7 p.m. opening-day reception, in tandem with the opening reception for the “Summer Member’s Show.” No dogs will be allowed at the opening reception; however, well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend the exhibition anytime following the reception during open hours (dogs must be leashed or carried at all times, only per human at a time).

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Suggested admission is a donation of pet food for the Cohen Center’s AniMeals program; for more information, visit

Artists may submit to four pieces. All media welcome including sculpture, photography, fine art and fine crafts. Artworks incorporating edible elements cannot be exhibited (but a box of dog biscuits will be available at the door). Artists are asked to refrain from including obvious triggering subjects such as fire hydrants, etc. Participating artists must agree not to hold the Harlow accountable for any damage caused by overly enthusiastic or otherwise inappropriate canine art appreciators.

For complete entry rules and submission instructions, visit For more information, contact the gallery at 622-3813 or The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit. “Dog Days” is sponsored by Melinda and Doug Jennings.

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