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2020 Spectrum Contemporary Art Show



As C.S. Lewis said, “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  As we enter a new decade, SPECTRUM: 2020 Visions features work that conveys the artists’ direction, aspirations and visions for the next decade and beyond.  Spectrum is the Carriage Barn Arts Center’s 30th annual juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork in all media.  

Due to gallery closure, this will be a VIRTUAL exhibit.
* View the ONLINE GALLERY and email [email protected] to arrange a viewing or purchase
* Watch virtual interviews between the jurors and artists
* Directory of artists and their statements
* Follow daily instagram and facebook posts about the artists and artwork





Virtual Event Series focused on photography & digital artwork

Follow online & on social media for a photography and digital media gallery, artist “show & tells,” and resource guide.


Join us May 13 at 3pm via Zoom

Looking at Fine Art Photography

Wednesday, May 13 at 3pm

Industry leaders discuss the medium and their impressions of work featured in the Spectrum exhibit:

Rachel Peart, Head of Photography Sale at Phillips Galleries

Kathy Root, KMR Arts/KMR Installations

Christine Roughan, Roughan Interiors


Photo Discussion & Happy Hour
Monday, May 11 at 5pm (passed)
Join us for a fun and informal discussion and virtual happy hour with exhibit juror Kristin Peterson Edwards. Review the photography and digital work in the exhibit and chat or ask questions of the exhibiting artists.

JURIED BY Danielle Ogden and Kristin Peterson Edwards

Danielle Ogden, has over fifteen years of academic and museum experience. She is currently on faculty at Fairfield University in the department of Visual and Performing Arts, teaching Modern Art and History, Theory and Practice of Museums. She also serves as Museum Specialist in Adult Learning at the Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. Prior to this she supported the launch of the National Gallery Singapore, as Senior Manager of Adult Learning and Access Programs. Danielle has extensive experience designing and facilitating cross-disciplinary educational programs, leading in-gallery tours, lecturing, and building programs for adult audiences at The Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, and The British National Trust. Danielle holds an MA from Boston University in Art History and an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University.  


Kristin Peterson Edwards, founded kpeArts in 2007 and is a twenty-five year veteran of the art world.  She is a private art consultant whose concentration is in primary market contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. She has also coordinated visits to galleries, studios, private collections and museums in the New York area and group trips to cities including Berlin, Chicago, L.A., Miami, San Francisco. 

Kristin received a BA in Art History and French Studies at Northwestern University and received a graduate diploma in Contemporary Art at Christie’s Education in London.  After living in Paris and London, she established herself in New York at two of Manhattan’s finest galleries, Robert Miller Gallery and Cheim & Read.  Prior to being in New York, Kristin spent time working at the Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, the Weatherspoon Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC and at Christie’s in Chicago.  She is currently on the Board of the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Chicago, in addition to sitting on several local non-profit boards where she lives in Connecticut. Kristin is a member of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts.



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A message from Danielle Ogden and Kristin Peterson Edwards:

In choosing the body of work for SPECTRUM 2020, we felt that it was important to embody the notion of gazing ahead into a new decade.  This included a positive or hopeful vision of the future, looking to the past for inspiration to change, innovation in technique or medium, and works that spoke to us in their beauty or imagery. 
From a curatorial perspective, we wanted to have a cohesive selection of art representing a variety of mediums: paintings, works on paper, mixed media pieces, photographs and sculpture.  Thank you to all of the artists who submitted artwork and congrats to those whose pieces will be included in SPECTRUM!

Selected Work:

Britt Bair                       Downtown Blues
Daniel Barrett               Not This One
Lisa Berger                  It’s All About Connection series
Barbara Boeck             Hens & Chicks I & II
Tom Brenner                Harbor Yard
Connie Brown              Buoyancy, Earthly, The Dance
Richard Bruce              Midnight Blue
Bevi Bullwinkel             Dawning 2
Trace Burroughs          Mind Body
Lynne Byrne                Daisy Reflection
Anelisa Calmet             Wipeout
Robert Carley              Untitled 2, Untitled 3
Jeff Chester                 Twenty-two
Heidi Lewis Coleman   Just Ahead
Linda Colletta               Ultraviolet I
Jane Cooper                High Five
Cynthia Cooper            Untitled Prime (non trivial problem)
Jane Cowles                Conch
Joseph Dermody          City Streets
Eugenie Diserio           Babel II
Dawn Doak                  Silent
Kathy Draper               Precarious Environment
Pat Duncan                  Paris Fashion Week
Ellen Ehli                     Warming Up
Carol Fay                     Feeling Sensational
Fernandez Vicens        Evolution
Bonnie Figgatt             Below the Surface, Rising
Heide Follin                 Moving Into
Maria Friscia                City at Dusk, Harbor
Kurt Gibson                  Bel Shore, Fumigation
Joyce Grasso               Raspberry Sunset
June Greenspan          The Palace Sweepers, The Wooden Church
Julia Heck                    Harmony, Skylight
Jennifer Moné Hill        Tracks in Sand
Yuko Ike                      Night Stroll
Mary Janacek              Memorial Oaks 2, Scale
Gogo Jones                 Gran Blanca
Marcy Juran                 Grasses and Hydrangea, Milkweed
Erin Karp                     Mutual Coordinates
Constance Keller         Wine
Emily Kelting                Lady with a Tattooed Face
Suzanne Kirschner      Squall
Nancy Kitchener          Seven, Six
Alina Knechtle              My Violet Dreams
Whitney Krueger          Reve/rence
Lisa Laible                   Glanced
Susan Leggitt               Outgoing Tide
Laney Lloyd                 It Will Rise from the Rubble
Barbara Loss               Audobon Greens
Mary Luke                    Bandage No. 2
Martie Mackay             Although I Am the Hated Bird
Jim Malloy                   Journey’s End
Christopher Manning   Self Portrait with Mask, Where I Was, Golden Reach
Elena McCoy               No Regrets
Chris Morris                 Wall Street/Main Street
Julie Bowers Murphy   Reflecting, Lady at the Polar Circle
Paul Murray                 Adaptation
Julie O’Connor             I Believe in Magic – Do You?, Presence & Absence
Kiyoshi Otsuka             Sound Wave Series
Hank Paper                 In The News
Mary Elizabeth Peterson   Hints & Declarations #1
Jay Petrow                   The Blues
Diane Pollack               Primordial 13
Barbara Ringer            Interview
Jasmine Robertson      Tears from Heaven
Melissa M. Santangelo      Beauty
Lisa Seidenberg           Grace Hartigan walks on her roof
Jeanna Shepard          Central Park Lily Pond
Barbara Simonson       Turtle
Debbie Smith               A Game of Dominos
Scott Springer              Board Hubris
H. David Stein             Morning Mist
Jason Trotter               Totemic I
Carlyle Upson              Compas NYC – Bagua, Compas NYC – Mariner
Marc VanDermeer       Marmalade Sky
Sergio Villaschi            Orchids & Strawberries, Fruit
Joshua Webster           Katherine
Joan Wheeler              Endangered Birds of the Panhandle
Rachel White               Floating Color 1
Jay Wilson                   Les Halles Bosquet, Rue Cler
David Zapanta             Double Vision
Marc Zaref                   Untitled Spherescape