Carriage Barn Arts Center

Home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts

38th Annual Photography Show Prospectus

On view: Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Sunday, February  18, 2018



All subjects, styles and sizes will be considered. Artists should make note of any distinctive presentation of the artwork if applicable.




ENTRY DEADLINE HAS PASSED: Wednesday, December 6 (midnight)

Notification: Friday, December 15

Drop off: Sunday, January 7 or Monday, January 8 between 11am-2pm

Opening reception: Saturday, January 20, 2019 | 4-6pm

Closes: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pickup: Friday, February 23 between 11am-2pm,  Saturday, February 24 between 10am-Noon



Allison Brant, Director of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center

Allison has been director of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, Connecticut since 2009.  She has overseen 16 exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Urs Fischer, Julian Schnabel, Rob Pruitt, Nate Lowman and Dash Snow.  The Brant Foundation mission is to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, by making works available to institutions and individuals for scholarly study and examination.

The Brant Foundation presents long-term exhibitions curated primarily from the collection. The collection is remarkable in that scores of artists are represented in depth, including works from the earliest period of their practice through their most recent works.


Carl Fuldner, Yale University Art Gallery
Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow, Department of Photography

Carl Fuldner has a decade of experience as a curator and has organized photographic exhibitions at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago. He has served as a guest critic or lecturer in a number of museum and Universities, and has spoken at conferences and symposia in the US and the UK.
Fuldner earned a BA in Art History from Yale College and PhD from University of Chicago specializing in the history of photography and American art.  He has held positions at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Smart Museum of Art.  Prior to joining YUAG, he taught classes on art and photography at the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago and worked on a major gift to the Smart Museum of Art of 850 photographs spanning the history of the medium. He is also a photographer and his most recent project resulted in research that was recently featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the BBC, NPR, and a variety of other national/international media outlets.


Submission Fees:

Members/students (25 & under): 
$20 for up to 3 and $30 for up to 6 entries

Non-members: $35 for up to 3 and $45 for up to 6 entries

Click here to become a member, or call 203-594-3638 to check the status of your membership

Pay online with PayPal or credit card.  All fees are non-refundable.

Work delivered to the gallery must be installation-ready. Non-traditional photographic works and two-dimensional form and photographic wall sculptures must be wired or cleated 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.

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.

Copyright Policy:

Each artist retains all copyrights to their submitted images.

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.

Honors and Awards:
All selected artwork will be exhibited in the Carriage Barn, in an online exhibit on the Carriage Barn Arts Center website.  Exhibiting photographers and Carriage Barn members are invited to the opening reception where awards will be presented in various categories.



  1. Submission Deadline Passed
  2. Upload 1-5 .jpg/.jpeg images. Label each image file as “lastname_firstname_01title”: Smith_Mary_01untitled.jpg Smith_Mary_02untitled.jpg. Image resolution must be 72dpi, sized no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”). This should result in most image files ranging from 700kb to 2mb in file size. Files bigger than 2mb will not be accepted.  Video art submissions including audio, video, or writing, please submit the appropriate files (.mov for video, .avi for sound, and .doc/.docx/.pdf for writing and other proposals) in place of images.
  3. Click SUBMIT proceeding to PayPal page for payment.
  4. You will receive an email from paypal confirming the receipt of your payment and submission.


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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.



Entrance to Waveny Park is on Route 124 (South Avenue), 1/4 mile North of the Merritt Parkway – Exit 37.

Phone: (203) 594-3638