The Harlow presents Women.Respond!

“1 in 6 Women” by Kaylin Cook


The Harlow presents Women.Respond!, a group art exhibition on view August 2-September 7, 2019 at 100 Water street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception and party on Friday, August 2, from 5-7pm – featuring live music by Bait Bag and performance by Shaunna Rai.

The exhibition resulted from an open call to artists of all identities and backgrounds to submit work responding to the following: Body image, male sexual misconduct, discrimination, gender identity, likeability are just a few of many issues women are faced with on a daily basis. As a woman, how do you respond artistically to current events? If you are a person who does not identify as a woman – what attributes do you think are essential for defining female-ness in today’s world? Is it a fluid line? 


“Domestic” by Norma Johnsen


Women.Respond! highlights responses by over 40 Maine artists working in a wide range of media including painting, video, ceramics, fiber art, photography, mixed media, and more. Submissions were juried by a curatorial committee comprised of Deb Fahy, and Amy Peters Wood, and fine art and museum consultant Daphne Anderson Deeds. 


“Mask” by Dani Cournoyer


A list of participating artists by town is as follows:

Appleton: Lisa Mossel Vietze

Augusta: Paula Anastasio, Marie Palluotto, Valerie Porter

Bangor:Samantha Bullard

Belfast: Melissa Kelly

Biddeford:Cheryl Lichwell

Brunswick: Mae Billington, Felice Boucher, Pam Smith

Buxton: Kaylin Cook

Canton: Kelly Christopher

Cape Elizabeth: Maryjane Johnston

Center Lovell: Jeanne Ouellette

Cumberland: Meryl Ruth

Embden: Cindy Taylor Clark

Fairfield: Robin Duperry

Falmouth: Anne Strout

Farmington: Ann Arbor, Sandra Stanton

Gardiner: Elizabeth Bryson

Hallowell: Laura Endres, Cassie Rodrigues

Jefferson: Suzanna Lasker

Lincolnville: Petrea Noyes

Litchfield: Anita Clearfield

Monmouth: Lynn Murphy

Orr’s Island: Catherine Gibson

Parkman: Crystalline Hartford

Peaks Island: Norma Johnsen

Portland: Andrea Ferreira

Portland: Andrea Ferreira

Rochester, NH: Beth Wittenberg

Rockland: Victoria Marsh

South Gardiner: Alix Barron

South Paris: Ellen Rawding

South Portland: Kerrin Parkinson

Wayne: Sally Wagley

Winthrop: Nancy Emerson Lund

Woolwich: Martha Miller

York: Dani Cournoyer, Alicia Ethridge


Bait Bag


Women. Respond! is on view in the upstairs gallery in tandem with Formations – a group ceramics exhibition which is on display in the downstairs gallery August 2-September 7, 2019.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit or call 207-622-3813.

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