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2016 Members Show Prospectus


The deadline for entries for this exhibition has passed. Please visit our opportunities section of the website for additional calls for entry and join our mailing list, here.

***All Members automatically get one artwork of your choice into this show! (Membership must be current, piece must meet size guidelines)

$20 Fee.

Deadline: September 9th (by midnight)

On view: Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, October 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24th from 4 – 6 PM

Open to all current or new members. Please submit (1) original work no larger than 30 x 40 inches, not previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. All media will be accepted, including video. Sculptors may be asked to provide their own pedestals. Not a member? You can join! Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the artistic activities of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. Begin your membership with us today here.

Friday, September 9, 2016 – Submission deadline (submissions close at midnight)
Friday, September 16, 2016 – Delivery of artwork between 11 AM – 2 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Delivery of artwork between 11 AM – 2PM
Saturday, September 24, 2016 – Opening Reception 4 – 6 PM
Friday, November 4, 2016 – Pickup of artwork between 11 AM – 2 PM
Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Pickup of artwork between 11 AM – 2 PM

Submission fee: $20 for one work of your choice not exceeding 30 x 40 inches and not previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn. To enter, membership must be current for the duration of the show through September 30, 2016. If you are unsure the status of your membership, please contact the Carriage Barn Arts Center at [email protected] or (203)972-1895.

All 2D work delivered to the gallery must be ready-to-hang (wired for hanging) and no larger than 30 x 40 inches including frame. We use the Walker Hanging System and rely on cleated backs, so please bring your work appropriately wired with adequate support. Sculpture and 3D work must be presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium, and must be no larger than 5’ high and 24” wide. Work must remain on exhibit for the entire show. Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames, scratched glass and Plexiglas, poorly constructed frames, and poorly cut mats will not be accepted. Framed work should be under glass or Plexiglas unless the work is intentionally unframed and professionally presented. Submissions received without payment will not be considered. The Carriage Barn Arts Center reserves the right to reject any artwork due to inadequate preparation for installation or for potential security or public safety issues. There is a daily storage charge of $10/day for any work left at the gallery after the show without prior arrangements made for an alternative pickup date and time.

1. Fill out the Submission Form at https://carriagebarn.org/2016-members-show-entry-form/. Input the details for each submission including title, date (year created), medium, dimensions, and if you’d like, a brief description of the work (description is optional). Also optional: upload a brief artist statement and an artist bio (no larger than one page). Any additional information that you provide us with helps us in speaking about your work to gallery visitors and potential collectors.

2. Upload (1) image file appropriately sized and specifically labeled: “lastname_firstname_title” (all lowercase). Example: smith_mary_butterflies.jpg.  Submit your image as .jpeg, maximum file size 5 MB, minimum file size 100 KB, maximum image width 2000 pixels.

3. Once you finish your submission form, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page to submit your $20 non-refundable fee through PayPal. Note: You will receive a confirmation email once your submission has been received, regardless of payment processing. At this point please continue with your payment on the PayPal page or contact the Carriage Barn at (203)972-1895 to arrange an alternative method of payment. You can pay using your credit card, or mail or drop of a check, but please call us first to let us know that we should not be expecting your payment to come to us through PayPal.

If you would like to submit your one Member work to be on display by mail, please call the Carriage Barn at (203)972-1895 to discuss the process. Note that all entries must be received by Friday, July 29th 2016 at midnight.

We are a non-profit community arts center and we encourage you to enter works that are for sale because a portion of proceeds for any works sold during this exhibit will help support the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. Before CT state sales tax, NCSA retains 40% of all works sold, and artists receive 60%. You may enter “Not for sale” or “Price upon request” however, we appreciate your contribution to our organization in the event that a sale of your work is processed through the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

Insurance covers work accepted for exhibition while in possession of the NCSA. Upon delivery of work, artist must sign a consignment and liability form conceding that the NCSA assumes no responsibility beyond the applicable limit of our insurance coverage. If the liability form remains unsigned, the NCSA can only insure to the extent of 50% of the value accepted and/or determined by the insurance company less any deductible. The work will be insured 100% if the artist presents a third-party appraisal.

All care will be taken while art is at the Carriage Barn, but NCSA is not responsible for any loss or 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.

Thank you for your continued membership and interest in exhibiting your work at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. We look forward to showing your work again this year!