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APRIL 28 – MAY 27, 2023 


Juried by Rachael Palacios and Heather Gaudio,

of Heather Gaudio Fine Art

Spectrum is a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork by local and regional artists, and invites submissions in all media.  Works must have been completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.  The jurors will review original works that speak to the theme of PASSAGES

A PASSAGE describes the act of passing or traveling from one place to the next.  This exhibition will explore the theme of journeys and transitions and the power of art to transport us into other worlds.  Submissions may reflect on travel, inner journeys, personal narratives, and symbolism that are transformative in reaching creative epiphanies or spiritual connections.  Selected works will transport viewers and highlight each artist’s creative and reflective journey through visual expression.

Submit by Sunday, April 2

Deadline: Sunday, April 2, 2023 (midnight)

Notification (by email, selections on our website): April 7, 2023

Drop off:  Friday, April 21 between 10am-1pm & Saturday, April 22 between 10am-Noon

Opening: Thursday, April 27 from 6-8pm

Closes: Sunday, May 27, 2023

Pickup: Friday, June 2, 10am-2pm or Saturday, June 3, 10am-Noon


– Spectrum is a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork by local and regional artists, and invites submissions in all media.  All entries must have been created within the past two years and not have been previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn.
– 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). Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames are not acceptable along with scratched glass or plexi-glass. We reserve the right to reject any work whose presentation is sub-standard. 
– 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.  
– Sculpture must be delivered fully assembled and presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium. The gallery has a limited number of pedestals, or artists may provide pedestals.  


We encourage exhibitors to enter works that are for sale.

For any works sold, artists receive 65% of the sale price before tax. The Carriage Barn Arts Center and New Canaan Society for the Arts retains the remaining 35% 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.


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.


ABOUT the judges:

We are honored to have Heather Gaudio, the founder of Heather Gaudio Fine Art, and Rachael Palacios, Director of the gallery, jury the Spectrum exhibit this year. Heather Gaudio Fine Art specializes in emerging and established artists, offering works on paper photography, painting, and sculpture. The New Canaan gallery offers a full range of art advisory services, from forming and maintaining a collection to framing and installation. The focus is on each individual client, selecting art that best serves his or her vision, space, and resources. Offering five shows per year, the gallery’s exhibitions are designed to showcase important talent and provide artwork appealing to a broad range of interests. 

Heather Gaudio is the Principal of Heather Gaudio Fine Art in New Canaan, CT.  She opened her gallery in 2011 in a small space on South Avenue and then In 2015 the gallery moved to its current location on the corner of Elm and South. Since then, the gallery has not only expanded its foot print but its artist roster to include national and international emerging, mid-career and established artists. The gallery also offers an advisory service which provides alternative collecting platforms for its clients, from artists outside the gallery’s program to secondary market material.  Prior to moving to New Canaan, Heather was the Director at Forum Galleries in New York and Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Heather has a B.F.A. and also studied fine arts in Florence.  

Rachael Palacios has a B.A. and M.A in Art History. She joined Heather Gaudio Fine Art ten years ago where she is today a Director. Her first entry into the art world was at Hirschl & Adler Galleries working in the Modern European Paintings Department and the American Prints Department.  She served as a VP Specialist in the Latin American Art Department at Sotheby’s where she secured and oversaw record breaking auctions such as the IBM Collection. Rachael has also been a contributing writer to IW Magazine, Art New England, among other publications. 


ABOUT the New Canaan Society for the Arts:
The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts is to promote the visual and performing arts, to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The Carriage Barn Arts Center offers artists opportunities to exhibit their work in an exceptional gallery space in a unique nineteenth-century stone barn. The gallery is open to the public during exhibits on Wednesday – Saturday from 10am-3pm and Sundays from 1-5pm.  Admissions is free, donations are appreciated.