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Spectrum / Sustainable Art Show


Sunday, March 23rd – Saturday, April 12th, 2014


This year marks the 25th annual Spectrum exhibition.  All subjects, styles, and media will be considered in this multi-media art show.  This year the new focus of the exhibition will be on artwork that incorporates or highlights found, natural or recycled materials. Mixed media works do not have to be composed entirely of such materials.  For example, a metal sculpture or painted canvas that integrates stones or reclaimed wood would qualify.  The Carriage Barn is a perfect example of a sustainable space that has been adaptively reused within a landscape (Waveny Park designed by Olmsted) that has also been preserved as open green space.  This provides the ideal environment for exhibiting artworks using found materials in novel and experimental ways.  Artists should make note of exact materials and any distinctive presentation of the artwork if applicable.  Cash prizes for Juror’s Selections.


Entry Deadline: Thursday, February 6th

Online Notification of Accepted Artwork: Saturday, February 15th

Delivery of Artwork: Sunday, March 16th, 3 – 5pm and       Monday, March 17th, 10 am – 3 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 22nd, 6 – 8 pm                       

Show closes: Saturday, April 12th

Pick-up after the show: Monday, April 14th, 10 am – 5 pm.

Please note that work not picked-up at the designated time will be charged a $20 storage fee.  


Anne von Stuelpnagel is the Director of Exhibitions at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since 1993, she has been responsible for the design and production of the Museum’s 12-14 annual exhibitions as well as the accompanying didactic and printed materials.  She initiated and continues to oversee the Bruce Museum’s two annual, juried outdoor arts and crafts festivals.  Von Stuelpnagel received her BFA from the Blocherer School of Fine and Applied Arts in Munich, Germany with a Major in Painting and Minor in Interior Design.  As a printmaker specializing in woodcuts and monotypes, she has exhibited widely in the Connecticut/New York area and won numerous awards.  She has taught printmaking, painting, drawing, design and matting for beginners and advanced students at her studio and at the Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich YWCA, Stamford CCW, Bruce Museum and Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA.  In recent years she served as juror for numerous fine art shows in Connecticut, Westchester County and New York City.


– Work previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn will not be accepted for the show. 

– Work must remain on exhibit for the entire show.  No exceptions.

– Work must be wired for hanging.  Hanging mechanism is the Walker hanging system.  Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames, scratched glass and Plexiglas, poorly constructed frames, and poorly cut mats are not acceptable.  Framed work should be under glass or Plexiglas unless it is intentionally unframed and professionally presented.  White or ivory mats are preferred.

Two-dimensional works limited to 48” (horizontal) x 72” (vertical) must be wired for hanging. 

Sculpture must be presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium.  The gallery has a limited number of pedestals.  Artists might need to provide pedestals.  The Walker hanging system is used for two-dimensional work and wall sculpture.  Weight should not exceed what can be lifted by two art handlers.  Wall pieces limited to 48” (horizontal) x 72” (vertical).

NOTE: The curator reserves the right to reject any work at delivery whose presentation and quality is sub-standard.


A maximum of 5 works per artist will be accepted for a non-refundable fee:

NCSA members: $20 for up to 2 and $30 for up to 5 entries.

Non-members: $35 for up to 2 and $45 for up to 5 entries.  Pay online with PayPal.  There are no refunds for work accepted or not selected.

Click here to become a member today for reduced entry fees!


1. Resize your images to 1024 pixels in the largest dimension.  Or save the images for “web” in the photo program on your computer and they will automatically be sized correctly for uploading.

2. Save the newly sized images as a .jpg file and rename each image file with your name, the entry number and the short title.  Follow this example exactly including the underscore marks and capitalization.           

Example: Smith_Mary_01ShortTitle.jpg


Enter online (preferred entry method):

1. Fill out the Entry Form online. Click here for Entry Form
2. Upload .jpg image sized and labeled as described above
3. Click SUBMIT, then Payment method is PayPal, or call the Carriage Barn with your credit card information.
4. You will receive a submission confirmation email.

Mail Entries (alternative submission method):

  1. Burn a CD of .jpg images sized and labeled as above.
  2. Complete the entry form (without uploading images) Click here for Entry Form and SUBMIT.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email.
  4. Include a printed copy of entry form with your CD.
  5. Include a check made out to NCSA.  Submissions received without payment will not be considered by the juror.
  6. Send to:
    Carriage Barn Arts Center (Attention: 34th Annual Photography Exhibition 2014)
    P.O. Box 1044
    New Canaan, CT, 06840 
  7. Must be RECEIVED by Thursday, February 6th.
  8. Include a self addressed stamped CD mailer with your entry only if you would like your CD returned.


NCSA receives a 40% commission on sales.

Please consider entering works that are for sale.


Insurance covers work accepted for exhibition while in possession of the NCSA.  Upon delivery of work, the artist must sign a consignment and liability form in order for the work to be insured. The NCSA will insure to the extent of 50% of the value accepted by the insurance company less any deductible. The work will be insured 100 % if the artist presents a third-party appraisal. The NCSA will not be liable for work not claimed after specified pick-up dates and times.  All care will be taken while art is at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, but NCSA is not responsible for any loss or damage to the artwork during delivery, installation and de-installation or for normal wear and tear, such as minor nicks to frames or scratches to plexiglass.