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THE BARN and BEYOND Show Prospectus

October 12th – November 2nd, 2013
Carriage Barn Arts Center

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Deadline for entry: Thursday, September 19th


The Barn and Beyond is a juried exhibition of original work in all media, not previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.  The theme of the show reflects the historical significance of the gallery space and celebrates the noteworthy collection of barns in New Canaan, and the beauty and relevance of these iconic structures throughout America.  A curated historical overview of the Carriage Barn and a visual photographic survey of barns in New Canaan will serve as an introduction to works by a diverse group of artists.  In addition to representations of barns and elements associated with these structures, sculptures relating to the barn theme, i.e. animals, will be considered.  The wonderful soaring space of the Carriage Barn Arts Center, which once housed carriages and horses for Waveny House, will become animated and reactivated through a vibrant selection of artwork, creating a vision of the barn as a physical reminder of the past and its adaptive reuse within contemporary culture.


A maximum of 5 works per artist will be accepted for a non-refundable fee:

  • NCSA members: $20 for 2 and $30 for up to 5 entries.
  • Non-members: $35 for 2 and $45 for up to 5 entries.
  • (Note: Join now and participate in the fall Members’ Show.)


Online entries or mailed CD’s must be RECEIVED by Thursday, September 19th.


Enter online  (preferred entry method):

1. Fill out the Entry Form online. Click here for Entry Form
2. Upload.jpg image submissions.

File type must be jpg. Size images not larger than 8” x 8” at 72 dpi.
File name format is: Last name_First name entry#_ShortTitle.jpg
      Example: Smith_John01_ShortTitle.jpg 

3. Payment method is PayPal, or call the Carriage Barn with your credit card information.
4. SUBMIT.  You will receive a confirmation email.

Mail Entries (alternative submission method):

  1. Burn a CD of .jpg images sized and labeled as above.
  2. Complete the entry form (without uploading images) Click here for Entry Form and SUBMIT.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email.
  4. Include a printed copy of entry form with your CD.
  5. Include a check made out to NCSA.  Submissions received without payment will not be considered by the juror.
  6. Send to:
    Carriage Barn Arts Center (Attention: The Barn and Beyond, 2013)
    P.O. Box 1044
    New Canaan, CT, 06840 
  7. Must be RECEIVED by Thursday, September 19th.
  8. Include a self addressed stamped CD mailer with your entry only if you would like your CD returned.


List of accepted artworks will be posted to our website on Friday, September 27th. You will not receive email notification of the juror’s decision.


Please read through carefully! All media is welcome.

Two-dimensional works must be framed and wired for hanging.  Hanging mechanism is the “Walker Hanging System.”  Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames are not acceptable along with scratched glass or plexiglass, poorly constructed frames and poorly cut mats. The Curator reserves the right to reject any work whose presentation is sub-standard.  Maximum horizontal dimension is 60”.  Works requiring special installation (ex: unframed) may not be acceptable for this open call exhibition.  Contact the Curator prior to submission.

Sculpture must be presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium.  The Gallery has a limited number of pedestals.  Artists might need to provide pedestals.  The walker hanging system is used for wall sculpture.   All sculpture must be small enough for two art handlers to move comfortably and not exceed 100 lbs.  All sculpture must be delivered fully assembled and presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium.


Insurance covers work accepted for exhibition while in possession of the NCSA.  Upon delivery of work, the artist must sign a consignment and liability form in order for the work to be insured.  The NCSA will insure to the extent of 50% of the value accepted by the insurance company less any deductible.  The work will be insured 100 % if the artist presents a third-party appraisal.  The NCSA will not be liable for work not claimed after specified pick-up dates and times.  All care will be taken while art is at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, but NCSA is not responsible for any loss or damage to the artwork during delivery, installation and de-installation or for normal wear and tear, such as minor nicks to frames or scratches to plexiglass.


Work for sale is encouraged.  NCSA receives a 40% donation on sales.


All work must be hand delivered to the Carriage Barn Arts Center on:
Saturday, October 5th, 12 pm – 3 pm
Sunday, October 6th, 12 pm – 3 pm
Monday, October 7th, 10 am – 12 pm
DO NOT ship or mail work.


Opening Reception:  Friday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, October 12th – Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Sunday, November 3rd, 1 – 5 pm
Monday, November 4th, 10 am – 3 pm
Please note: Work not picked up after the show at designated pick-up time is charged a $20.00 storage fee, unless prior notice is given to the Gallery Office Manager.


Entrance to Waveny Park is on Route 124 (South Avenue), 1/4 mile north of the Merritt Parkway – Exit 37.
Phone: 203-972-1895.
Web site: www.carriagebarn.org.
Email for info: [email protected]