HALLOWELL — The Harlow invites artists to submit artwork to be considered for Tactile, an open call juried exhibition of art incorporating processes traditionally used in the field of textiles. Tactile is on view from Sept. 7-29, at the The Harlow, 100 Water St. in Hallowell. Submissions will be juried by The Harlow staff as well as artists and/or collectors with interest in textile art. The deadline for email submissions is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Tactile will pay homage to the decorative, domestic and utilitarian roots of textile art, while emphasizing the application of textile techniques for the purpose of communication and expression. Such techniques include (but are not limited to) stitching, weaving, knitting, crocheting, pleating and felting. Tactile aims to feature work both large and small, 2D or 3D, abstract and representational, made of synthetic as well as natural materials, made by hand as well as by machine, “pure” textile as well as mixed with other media.

Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time. Artists may submit up to four pieces. Diptychs and triptychs will be considered and judged as one entry. Work previously shown at the Harlow is not eligible. Works submitted should preferably have been created within the last five years.

For complete information and to submit your work please visit: http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-art-tactile/.

Jana Keith-Jennings, “Coyote” (wedding dress, glue, styrofoam, plastic, glass)

Betsy Cook, “Full Moon” (fabric collage, mixed media w/ stitching)

Sally Wagley, “Effort Encounters Resistance” (cotton embroidery)

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