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 will feature work that conveys the artists’ direction, aspirations and visions for the next decade and beyond.
This Spring the Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to the New Canaan Society for the Arts will host its 30th annual Spectrum Contemporary Art Show. Spectrum is a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork, and invites submissions in all media. Entries must have been created within the past two years and not have been previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn.
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.
Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Notification (by email and on our website): Friday, March 13, 2020
Drop off: March 27 or 28 1 between 10am-1pm
Opening reception: Saturday, April 4, 5-7pm
Closes: Sunday May 3, 2020
Pickup: May 3/4 (times TBD)
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-3pm & Sunday 1-5pm
Up to six individual works may be submitted. There is no size limit, but dimensions of each individual piece must be noted.
Submission fees directly support our operations. Click here to become a member today for reduced entry fees.
members/students: $26 for up to 3 entries. $5 per additional entry (up to six)
non-members: $41 for up to 3 entries, $5 per additional entry (up to six)
Work delivered to the gallery must be installation-ready. All 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. Note: We prefer to receive framed works in white or black frames with white or ivory tone 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. A limited number of pedestals are available. The Walker Hanging System is used for wall sculpture. Sculpture must be delivered fully assembled and presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium.
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, the determination of value and other terms of a sale remain a matter between the artist and the prospective buyer.
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE:
While all care will be taken while art is being exhibited in any NCSA sponsored exhibition, NCSA assumes no responsibility for any 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.
As a condition for exhibiting work in any NCSA exhibition, the exhibiting artist acknowledges by executing this agreement that NCSA assumes no responsibility for theft or other catastrophic loss beyond the applicable limits of NCSA’s insurance coverage. Except to the extent set forth in a separate written agreement signed by both the Exhibitor and NCSA, and subject to applicable deductions, insurance coverage cannot exceed 50% of the market value of any particular item, with the understanding that the exhibitor’s requested price may not be determinative with regard to market value for insurance purposes.
Image Usage Rights:
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.