Galerie Hallowell is looking for submissions for art, gender exhibition


Art + Gender juror Susan Maasch. Contributed photo

HALLOWELL – The Harlow invites artists to submit works of art to Art + Gender, a judged exhibition that examines the relationship between gender and society.

Art + Gender is expected to be on view from August 6th to September 11th at 100 Water St., with an opening reception from 4pm to 6pm Friday, August 6th, in conjunction with Hallowell Pride. Art + Gender is open to all artists living in New England. The deadline for entries is July 1st at 11:59 p.m.

The Harlow celebrates artists whose work explores and addresses gender issues, gender identity and gender equality in the art world. Art that uses a wide range of approaches is chosen. The criteria for participation in this exhibition are that an artist belongs to a group that has historically been excluded from the exhibition of art, regardless of the subject or art, and addresses the problems of those who have been left out. The exhibition includes works that address the broader social and political issues and contexts that intersect with gender identity.

Original visual art in any medium may be submitted, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and installation. Each artist can submit up to three works of art, which must be one of the artist’s own original work that was created within the last three years. Art previously exhibited at Harlow is not eligible. All submitted works must be original works by the submitting artist. Giclee and other reproductions are not eligible.

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The exhibition is curated by Susan Leslie Maasch, who studied art history and whose mother was a visual artist specializing in painting and sculpture. Maasch began exhibiting art in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988. From 1996 to 2016 she owned two galleries in Maine with a range of contemporary art. She enjoyed a large supportive audience and critical attention for her solo and group exhibitions.

Maasch is the founder of the Trans Youth Equality Foundation, which was founded in 2007. Her office is in Portland and works for transgender and non-binary children and adolescents in Maine and beyond in their schools, communities, denominations and homes. She ran this foundation with her friend Jack Montgomery, a civil and human rights lawyer, and as an art photographer, she told the stories of many transsexuals and children in his portraits. Together they built a foundation that was one of the first in the country and is still going strong.

The Harlow is a non-profit that has been bringing together and celebrating art, artists and community in Hallowell’s historic center since 1963. The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or send an email [email protected].

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