HALLOWELL — The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artists to submit artwork to Art2016, the 21st annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St.

The exhibit will be on view May 13 through June 18, and an opening reception is set for 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 13, with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Art2016 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine.

This year’s juror is Bruce Brown, a leader in Maine’s art world. Portland native and resident, Brown served as curator at the Center of Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport for 20 years beginning in 1987. The deadline for electronic submissions is 11 p.m. April 1. Original fine art in any media can be submitted, including hand-pulled prints, photography and sculpture and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass and fiberart. Jewelry and clothing are not eligible. Each artist can submit up to three works of art, which must be the artist’s own original work created within the last three years.

Visit http://harlowgallery.org/art2016-call-for-artists/ for complete entry rules and instructions to submit your work to Art2016:

For more information, call 622-3813 or email [email protected]

About Brown

He curated more than 200 exhibitions promoting Maine visual artists before retiring as curator emeritus in December 2006 to become an independent curator. In February 2013 he became a partner of Portland’s PhoPa Gallery in Portland specializing in Maine photographs and works on paper with photographer Jon Edwards and the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport where he has been on the Advisory Committee since 2006.

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