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39th Annual Photography Show

Juried Photography Exhibit & Sale at the Carriage Barn Arts Center

January 12 – February 15 2019

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10am-3pm & Sunday 1-5pm


39th Photo Show Selected Work

With over 780 entries, we were impressed by the wide variety of subject matter and approaches photographers employed. The images selected display exceptional creativity and skill and highlight the diversity of photographic practice among the submissions.

– Susan Carlson & Claartje van Dijk, International Center of Photography


Collector & Patron Preview Party: Friday, January 11 | 6:30-8:30
with Rachel Peart, photographs specialist at PHILLIPS New York (by invitation)

Opening reception with the jurors: Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 4-6pm
$10 suggested donation for guests and non-members

Evening Artist Talk: Thursday, January 24th at 7pm

Afternoon Artist Talk: Sunday, February 10 at 3pm

Closes: Friday, February 15 at 3pm

Pickup : Friday, February 15 between 3-5pm or Saturday, February 16 between 11am-2pm


Susan Carlson is an assistant curator at the International Center of Photography, where she has organized and co-organized exhibitions, including Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change (2017) and Winning The White House: From Press Prints to Selfies (2016). She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Cinema and Media Studies from Carleton College and an MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University.  Claartje van Dijk is assistant curator, collections at the International Center of Photography where she conducts research on the over 150,000 historical and contemporary photos and objects in the ICP Museum’s collection. Together with Susan, Claartje co-curated Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies (2016) and she was a curator for Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change (2017), among other exhibitions. Currently, she is working on the ICP collections exhibition Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection, which opens in February 2019. Claartje studied art history and museum studies at the University of Amsterdam.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms.  Since its founding in 1974, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level.


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Submission was open to regional photographers — amateur, professional, and student.   All original photographic media, including film and digital images accepted. Criteria the jurors considered include: impact, creativity, style, composition, color balance, presentation, focal point, lighting, subject matter, narrative, and degree of difficulty.  Photographs may be mounted on a panel (wood, plexi or metal), on gallery-wrapped canvas, or framed.

Photographs must be presented in a manner compatible with a gallery hanging system using secure wire or line securely attached to the back of the photograph. Wire should be mounted no more than 1/4 of the way down from the top edge of the photograph/frame and be taut from side to side so as not to swing away from the top when hung. If a photograph falls off the hanger, it will be removed.
Work delivered to the gallery must be installation-ready. Non-traditional photographic works and two-dimensional form and photographic wall sculptures must be wired or cleated 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 works framed in white, natural wood, 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.
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.
Copyright Policy:
Each artist retains all copyrights to their submitted images.
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.
All selected artwork will be exhibited in the Carriage Barn, in an online exhibit on the Carriage Barn Arts Center website.
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.