DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell invites artists to submit artwork to Art2019, the 24th annual juried show and second to be held at their new location at 100 Water St. Art2019 will be on view May 10-June 15, and an opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

Art2019 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine.

This year’s juror is Myron M. Beasley, Ph.D., a professor at Bates College, artist, writer and international curator. His writing explores the intersection of cultural politics, art and social change. To read more about Myron Beasley please visit

The deadline for electronic submissions is 11:59 p.m. on April 1. Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, ceramics, installation and more. Each artist may submit up to three works of art, which must be the artist’s own original work created within the last three years. Art that has been previously exhibited at the Harlow is not eligible. Giclees and other reproductions are not eligible.

For complete entry rules and instructions, please visit

For more information please call 207-622-3813 or email [email protected]

— Allison, Hallowell

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the Jan. 8 Sun Spots for the person who was inquiring about transferring pictures on a thumb drive to a DVD so they could be watched on TV, if they have a laptop that has an HDMI port and a TV with an HDMI port they do not need to transfer them to a DVD.

Just plug the HDMI cord into the laptop and into the TV HDMI port. On the TV remote control change the input to the HDMI port that you have plugged into and the images that show on your computer screen will appear on the TV.

My husband and I share info on the computer this way. If I see something he would be interested in on the computer, I bring it up on the TV for him to view. It works great!

— No name, no town

ANSWER: I have done this before and it does work. These instructions that this reader has taken the time to spell out are great. Thanks for taking the time to do that. It’s so helpful!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You may have answered this in the past, but I do not recall the response. I have saved several years’ worth of Christmas cards. Is there an organization or person who could use them? I hate to just discard them. Thanks so much for your column! I always enjoy reading it.

— Susan, Auburn

ANSWER: I always recommend giving materials such as this to the SHAREcenter, a nonprofit organization that collects all kinds of cool materials for use in schools and in other educational programs. They are located at 33 Industry Road in Auburn. Give them a call at 207-333-6671.

Readers, if you know of senior centers, childcare centers or art programs who could use these nifty collage materials, please write in!

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