Call for Artists!

We Want Your Old Hallowell Day Commemorative Print Entry!!!

Artists Wanted

The Old Hallowell Day Committee invites Maine artists to submit an entry for the Old Hallowell Day 2011 commemorative print. Your submission should depict the rich architecture and scenery of Hallowell and capture the spirit of our vibrant community on the Kennebec River. All entries must be submitted by noon on February 12, 2011.

Click here to see commemorative prints from past years.

Your artwork

Artwork must be an original watercolor, mixed media, drawing, oil or acrylic and of a size similar to the printing size. It can be of vertical or horizontal orientation. The artwork should not leave empty space for text and should be submitted unframed. You may submit sketches for your idea at this point, but if you choose to do this, please submit three samples of your artwork (on any subject) just to give the judges an idea of what the finished piece may look like.

How to submit your work

Deliver originals to the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street in Hallowell between now and noon on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Be sure to call ahead because they are doing renovations and are not open to the public again until February 9th. Call 622-3813. Please label each submission with artist’s name, address, phone number and email . Or you may email jpg images with complete contact information in the body of your email to If you have questions, please contact Susan MacPherson at

Artwork purchase

The winning artwork will be purchased by the Old Hallowell Day Committee for $500. It will become the committee’s property and will be used for the commemorative print, sized to approximately 14 x 11 for printing. The artist will receive one copy of the final print for free.

Artwork use

The winning artwork will be used for the Old Hallowell Day 2011 commemorative print, which is sold to help support this exciting community event. It may be used for the program book cover and for a t-shirt print also. Text may be added outside the edge of the artwork for Old Hallowell Day purposes so it is not necessary to leave room within the artwork for text.  The final  artwork must be finished and delivered, ready for printing on or before Monday, May 2, 2011.

Artist promotion

The winning artist will be featured in the Old Hallowell Day program booklet and on our website, with a personal photo and biographical information.   The artist must be available for promotional opportunities on Old Hallowell Day 2011, Saturday, July 16, 2011.

Drop off, notification, and pick up

The winning artwork will be chosen by the Old Hallowell Day Committee by March 15, 2011 and the winner notified soon thereafter. Artists whose work is not selected must pick up their entries at the Harlow Gallery by April 1. Hours at the Harlow in March are Wed-Sat noon-6pm.

NOTE! Entries not picked up on or before April 1st will be be considered abandoned and disposed of as the Old Hallowell Day Committee sees fit. This contest is not a Harlow Gallery event and they cannot store work for us after that date.