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2019 Member Show Prospectus

All current members are welcome to exhibit one piece of in the 42nd Annual Member Show, an exhibit that celebrates the range, interests, and talents of artist members working across all subjects, styles, and media. 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.

This year’s member show will run in conjunction with the Carriage Barn’s “Living With Art” event series. The series will include an artist talk, workshop, a panel discussion and more. Three exhibiting members will be selected to participate in a special event on Sept. 18 focusing on using fine art in interior design with award-winning designer Chris Roughan of Roughan Interiors.

One piece in the show will be awarded the Betty Barker Award and a $250 prize.  The award was established in 2017 in honor of Betty Barker (1920-1997), a prolific and accomplished artist who was the driving force in establishing the Carriage Barn Arts Center. 

$20 fee for up to three submissions (one will be selected).
Deadline: Friday, August 16 (midnight).

On view: Saturday, September 8 – Sunday, October 11, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 8th from 3 – 5 PM

Open to all current or new members. Please submit up to three original works no larger than 30 x 40 inches (or 36″ x 36″), 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.

Friday, August 16 – Submission deadline (passed)
Thursday, August 22 (end of day) – Notification of selections
Friday, August 30 – Delivery of artwork between 11 AM – 2 PM
Saturday, August 31 – Delivery of artwork between 11 AM – 2PM
Sunday, September 8 – Opening Reception 3 – 5 PM
Saturday, September 14 – Artist Talk 10:30-NOON
Sunday, October 13 – Pickup of artwork between 10 AM – 1 PM
Monday, October 14 – Pickup of artwork between 10 AM – 1 PM

Submission fee: $20 for up to three pieces, 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 October 11, 2019. If you are unsure the status of your membership, please contact the Carriage Barn Arts Center at [email protected] or (203) 594-3638.

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. 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.

Fill out the Submission Form
Input details for each submission including title, date (year created), medium, dimensions. Optional: upload a brief artist statement. Any additional information you provide helps us in speaking about your work to gallery visitors and potential collectors.

Upload 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 3 MB, minimum file size 100 KB, maximum image width 2000 pixels.

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.

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.

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.