Carriage Barn Arts Center

Home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts

2018 Member Show

Now in it’s 41st year, the New Canaan Society for the Arts annual member show celebrates the range, interests, and talents of artist members working across all subjects, styles, and media in art.   

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the artistic activities of the New Canaan Society for the Arts.  Those interested in exhibiting or participating in other activities can join or renew their membership online at

All works are for sale unless otherwise indicated.  A portion of sales benefits the Carriage Barn Arts Center.


Deadline: Saturday, August 18, 2018 (PASSED)
Notification (by email, selections on our website): Friday, August 24
Drop off:  Friday, August 31 11am-2pm & Saturday, September 1 10am-Noon
Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday, September 9, 3-5pm
Artist Talk & Coffee: Saturday, September 15, 10am-Noon
Closes: Saturday, October 13 at 3pm
Pickup: Saturday, October 13 between 3-5pm & Monday, October 15 between 11am-2pm


Submission fee: $20 for up to three works not previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn.  Two-dimentional works must be limited to no larger than 30″x40″.  To enter, membership must be current for the duration of the show through October 13, 2018.

Membership & submission fees directly support our operations. Click here to join or renew your membership.  If you are unsure the status of your membership, contact the Carriage Barn at or (203)594-3638.

Work delivered to the gallery must be installation-ready. Two-dimensional works and wall sculptures cannot exceed 30″x40″ and must be wired or cleated with a beveled edge on the cleat for hanging. We use the Walker hanging system (nails and screws are not drilled into the walls). Work must remain on exhibit for the entire show. Following the pickup dates after the close of the show, there will be storage charge of $10/day for any work left at the gallery. Note: We prefer to receive works framed in white, natural wood, or black frames with white or ivory tone mattes. Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames are not acceptable along with scratched glass or plexi-glass, poorly constructed frames and poorly cut mats. We reserve the right to reject any work whose presentation is sub-standard.  Sculpture must be presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium. A limited number of pedestals are available.  The Walker Hanging System is used for wall sculpture. All sculpture must be delivered fully assembled and presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium.

We encourage exhibitors to enter works that are for sale. For any works sold, artists receive 60% of the sale price before tax. The Carriage Barn Arts Center and New Canaan Society for the Arts retains the remaining 40% as a transaction fee. While the New Canaan Society for the Arts [NCSA] supports exhibitors who are seeking to sell their work by putting prospective buyers in touch with member artists, the determination of value and other terms of a sale remain a matter between the artist and the prospective buyer throughout the sale process.

While all care will be taken while art is being exhibited in any NCSA sponsored exhibition, NCSA assumes no responsibility for any damage to the artwork during delivery, installation, and de-installation including, by way of example but not limitation, normal wear and tear, such as minor nicks to frames or scratches to Plexiglas. NCSA will not be liable for work not claimed after specified pick-up dates and times.

As a condition for exhibiting work in any NCSA exhibition, the exhibiting artist acknowledges by executing this agreement that NCSA assumes no responsibility for theft or other catastrophic loss beyond the applicable limits of NCSA’s insurance coverage. Except to the extent set forth in a separate written agreement signed by both the Exhibitor and NCSA, and subject to applicable deductions, insurance coverage cannot exceed 50% of the market value of any particular item, with the understanding that the exhibitor’s requested price may not be determinative with regard to market value for insurance purposes.

Image Usage Rights:
Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Carriage Barn Arts Center the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks with artist credit.