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Fundraiser Event for The Harlow

Judith Schuppien


The public is invited to attend The Harlow’s Barn Party, a fun and unique fundraising event taking place Saturday, June 29, 2019 in East Winthrop.

During the day, 15 Artists will be making artwork on location in response to the numerous beautiful, historic barns of Old Village Road in East Winthrop. (See below for listing of participating artists.) The artwork produced from the day will then be up for bids during a silent auction fundraiser to benefit programming at the Harlow, a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.


Jeanne Ouellette


From 4-7pm, all are invited to congregate at the host barn (location will be disclosed to ticket holders) for an after party and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Harlow. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Bidding for the silent auction will be open 4:45-6pm. Proceeds from the silent auction will be split 50/50 between the Harlow and the artists.

Tickets are $25 for member or $30 for non members. Get tickets at or call 207-622-3813.

A listing of participating artists is as follows:

Augusta: Valerie porter

Brunswick: Rebecca Hedgpeth

Hallowell: Paul Cyr, Angie Blevins

Lisbon Falls: Robert Kahler

Lovell: Jeanne Ouellette

Manchester: Edward Buonvecchio, Helene Farrar

Pittston: Judith Schuppien

Somerville: Nathan Allard

Waldoboro: Lisa Kyle

Waterville: Gale Davison

West Gardiner: Kay Morris, William Cesario

Winthrop: Penny Markley

The Harlow presents The Places in Between

“The Discovery,” acrylic on canvas, Tom Ferrero

The Harlow presents The Places in Between, a solo exhibition of paintings by Tom Ferrero of Vienna, Maine. The Places in Between is on view June 21-July 27, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist at an opening reception on Friday, June 21, 5-7pm.

The Places in Between is a series of paintings that explore blurred boundary lines and subjects in transition. These works depict people on the verge of a discovery, objects in a state of decay and locations that straddle two worlds. The work is hopeful, sometimes somber and intentionally mysterious.

After an early career as a metal artist and jewelry professor at NSCAD University, Tom Ferrero made the transition to fine art painting in 2013. In 2016 he moved to Maine year round and now works part-time as an Art Instructor at Maranacook Community High School. He also instructs silversmithing classes at a nearby children’s camp where he will be celebrating his 16th season. Tom’s jewelry work has garnered international recognition, has shown in galleries around the world and has taken top prizes in the field. His artwork has been published in 16 books featuring fine craft. His work has been on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine and was most recently presented in Maine Magazine with the tagline, “Showcasing 91 of Maine’s most collectable artists.” You can view more of Ferrero’s work by visiting his website, or by following him on Instagram, @Tom_Ferrero_Studio.

The Places in Between is on view in the upstairs gallery in tandem with Striped, The Harlow’s Summer Member’s show which is on display in the downstairs gallery June 21-July 27, 2019.

The Harlow presents “Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards: HYPERTEXTURE”

Kill Your Television by Ian Trask

The Harlow presents “HYPERTEXTURE”, a two-person art exhibition featuring work by Topsham artists Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards. The exhibition is on view May 10-June 15, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, May 10, 5-7pm.

Two artists explore the landscape between the physical and the virtual, weaving a dialogue between their personal mediums. Ian Trask creates art out of the forgotten world of the material, recombining discarded bits of society into objects of mystery and reverence. Andrew Elijah Edwards transmutes light through the electronic moving image to explore the imaginal and subjective worlds. In HYPERTEXTURE, the two intertwine their practices, forming an exhibition expressing aesthetics of wild complexity in the meeting between the physical and the virtual, the inner and the external. As these two flows meet they spin off intricate eddies of texture and light. Through a series of personal and collaborative projects ranging from sculptural to video to the combination of the mediums through projection mapping and photogrammetry (in which the virtual is physicalized and the physical virtualized) Hypertexture exhibits a range of works created in dialogue and collaboration.

Objects From The Other Dimension by Andrew Elijah Edwards

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.

Job Opening: Executive Director at The Harlow


The Harlow (Kennebec Valley Art Association) is seeking an independent and creative chief executive to lead our member driven, community-based nonprofit and advance our mission to connect and celebrate art, artists and community.

For more information visit

The Harlow Presents Joe Klofas Solo Exhibition and True to Life

Image credit: Joe Klofas, Pam Hetherly

True to Life is on view in the downstairs gallery March 29-April 27, highlights work by artists from the Harlow’s weekly life drawing group, which was run by Joe Klofas for over 20 years. A solo exhibition of drawings by Joe Klofas is on view March 29-May 4 in the upstairs gallery. The public is invited at attend and meet the artists at an opening reception for both exhibitions on Friday, March 29, 5-7pm. The Harlow is located at 100 Water Street in Hallowell.


Upcoming Workshops at The Harlow Gallery

Stacey Anderson


Upcoming workshops at The Harlow Gallery.

Saturday, February 16, 10am-1pm: Exploring Ceramic Cold Finish Techniques with Shawna Barnes

Saturday, March 2, 10am-12pm:Mosaic Picture Frames with Barb Loken

Saturday, March 9, 10am-1pm:Intro to Watercolor Landscape with Stacey Anderson

Saturday, March 23, 11am-3pm:Wood Carving with Rusted Pulchritude


Shawna Barnes


Spaces are limited, sign-up today by calling 207-622-3813 or emailing

The Harlow Announces Upcoming Workshops

Woodcarving by Rusted Pulchritude

Registration is now open for February and March art workshops at The Harlow. Register today and try something new or expand on existing skills. The lineup of classes includes wood carving, watercolor, mosaics, and ceramics.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Spaces are limited and can be reserved by calling 207-622-381 or emailing  All materials provided unless otherwise stated. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please visit or call 207-622-3813.

Saturday, February 16, 10am-1pm: Exploring Ceramic Cold Finish Techniques with Shawna Barnes: Come learn the difference between traditional ceramic glaze and cold finishes with sculptor Shawna Barnes. Hands on experimentation and exploration will be encouraged as we discuss the dozens of possible mediums you can use as a cold finish on sculptural ceramics. You will given bisqued relief tiles and/or ornaments to experiment with – shoe polish, wood stain, colored pencils, pastels, house paint, and more! Shawna is a ceramic artist specializing in sculpting animals with personality. She is based out of Knox, ME, and is a teaching artist leader with the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI). Ages 10 & up. Cost: $30/Members, $35/Non-Members.

Saturday, March 2, 10am-12pm: Mosaic Picture Frames with Barb Loken: Join exhibiting artist, Barb Loken and create a fun and unique mosaic picture frame embellished with glass and tile. Take home a one of a kind frame, or create as a gift for someone special. Gain inspiration as you work from Barb’s retrospective exhibition 50 Years of Art which is on view February 15 through March 23, 2019. Ages 10 & up. Maximum enrollment: 15 participants. Cost: $12/Kids, $15/Adults.

Saturday, March 9, 10am-1pm: Intro to Watercolor Landscape with Stacey Anderson: Join artist and art educator Stacey Anderson in a beginners watercolor workshop which focuses on landscape painting.  We will be working from photographs, so please bring one along. Color, composition, and use of materials will be our focus in this 3 hour workshop. Ages 10 & up. Maximum enrollment: 20 participants. Cost: $20/Members, $25/Non Members, $15 Kids.
Saturday, March 23, 11am-3pm: Wood Carving with Rusted Pulchritude: Learn a new wintertime craft (perfect for sitting around the woodstove) at this introductory course on how to make a functional cooking spatula out of green wood. You’ll receive hands-on experience with safe techniques using traditional hand tools and foundational wood carving skills. A lovely set of carving knives are included in the course fee for all participants so you can continue to carve on your own! This event is hosted by Aaron Margolis and Deirdre McGrath, who create wooden wares and sculptures in their studio in Ellsworth. Ages 18 & up. Cost: $75 + $50 Materials fee. Maximum enrollment: 8 participants. Deadline for registration is March 15th.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. 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.

The Harlow Presents ‘Commonplace’


Maxwell Nolin ‘Burden’

The Harlow presents “Commonplace”, a two-person exhibition featuring work by Nathan Allard of Somerville and Maxwell Nolin of Belfast. The exhibition is on view January 4 – February 9  at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 4, 5-7pm.

Nathan Allard ‘Rachael’

In Commonplace, Allard and Nolin highlight people of New England through portraits and figure paintings represented in oil and egg tempera paint. The exhibition takes a look at the simple, quiet moments in life, and offers a space for contemplation and reflection.

8x10x100 and Holiday Members Show at The Harlow

The Harlow is home of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a non-profit celebrating its 60th anniversary on December 1, 2018. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion and attend the opening reception for both 8x10x100 and our annual Holiday Members Show & Sale on Saturday, December 1st from 5-7pm.  Both are on view from December 1-29.
  • During8x10x100, all artworks measure 8×10 inches and are available for sale for the affordable price of $100 each. 50% of sales benefit programming at The Harlow while the other 50% goes directly to the artist.
  • The Harlow’s annual Holiday Members Show & Sale celebrates the diverse artwork styles of Harlow artist members and is a tradition dating back to the founding of the Gallery in 1963.
  • During both the 8x10x100 and the Members Show, work by Maine artists representing a wide range of media can be purchased off the wall and taken home the same day. The public is invited to visit The Harlow and support local artists by choosing unique and handcrafted gifts this holiday season.

Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.

Own a Piece of History: Unique Water Street Construction Artwork

Murals hanging on the fence along Water Street in Hallowell. Kennebec Journal staff photo by Joe Phelan.

Hallowell is known as a hub for arts and culture. During the recent Water Street road construction project the Hallowell community joined together to create mural art on canvases of varying sizes to brighten up the construction area. The murals displayed here for auction were created by civic leaders and organizations, local businesses and merchants, families, individuals including adults and children, schools and local artists. These one-of-a-kind works of art were displayed on the construction fencing throughout the road work and are now ready to become a unique part of your own art collection. Proceeds from this online auction will benefit future art projects sponsored by the Hallowell Arts and Cultural Council in cooperation with the Kennebec Valley Arts Association and the KVAA’s Harlow Gallery, a cornerstone of the arts in Hallowell since 1963.

Each mural is described in detail including approximate size and includes grommets suitable for hanging. Once the auction closes, each winning bidder will receive instructions as to how they may claim their work of art.

We ask all bidders to keep in mind that these lovely murals have been displayed in and around a construction zone and are sold AS IS. Your mural may have scratches, minor punctures or tears, weather damage or it may be a bit dusty. Consider it all a part of the unique provenance of your piece of Hallowell history!

3′ X 5′, mural painted by Jen Cart

To view the auction click the link below.  Note there are 5 pages of murals up for bids and you can search by artist’s name, title or key word (like flower or kids art).