Carriage Barn Arts Center

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2018 Spectrum “What’s Now / What’s New”

 

 

28th annual Spectrum Contemporary Art Show is a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork in all media by local and regional artists.  

 

Note: Gallery will close early at 3pm on Sunday, April 22 for the Treetops Chamber Music Concert

 

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 20 from 6-8pm, with juror Hilary Lewis.


 

CLICK HERE to view the online gallery

– All works are for sale and a portion of every sale benefits the Carriage Barn Arts Center –

 

Guest juror Hilary Lewis, chief curator and creative director of the Glass House, selected 117 pieces from over 550 submissions.  Inspired by Philip Johnson and David Whitney’s legacy as art collectors and champions of contemporary art, Lewis selected submissions that represent “What’s Now / What’s New” — new interpretations, original techniques, diverse subject matter.

Johnson and Whitney shared a respect for history, but also believed art, architecture and ideas should not be trapped by the past. Johnson believed strongly in the adage “the one constant is change,” and the 2018 Spectrum exhibit will showcase artwork and artists that best represent the future and reflect the world we live in today.

4-6 “Artists To Watch” will be recognized at the opening and throughout the show who will be invited to participate in a special presentation at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.


ABOUT the Juror:
Hilary Lewis is Chief Curator & Creative Director at the Glass House, former home of Philip Johnson and now a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in New Canaan, Connecticut. There she oversees art exhibitions, publications, public programs, and other creative efforts at the institution as well as the Glass House permanent collection and archives. With Johnson, Lewis wrote two books and numerous articles, including Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words, recipient of the AIA International Architecture Award.

Thanks to our generous exhibit sponsors:


Click for a list of 2018 Spectrum Selected Work

IMPORTANT DATES:
Drop off:  April 15 & 16 between 10am-1pm
Opening reception: Friday, April 20, 6-8pm
Coffee with the Artists: Saturday, April 28 from 10am-Noon
Closes: Thursday May 24, 2018
Pickup: Thursday, May 24, between 5-7pm & Friday, May 25, between 10-2pm

SPECIFICATIONS:
– Work delivered to the gallery must be installation-ready. Two-dimensional works and wall sculptures 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.
– We prefer to receive works framed in white or black frames with white 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.  All sculpture must be delivered fully assembled and presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium.