Call Detail
Wonderland International Juried Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 5/27/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Entries): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 15
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 15
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York

Wonderland International Juried Exhibition
Juror: Allison M. Glenn in collaboration with youth from The Art Effect's Curatorial Program
Exhibition Dates: Sept 15 - Oct 20, 2022
Deadline: May 27 2022
Exhibition is located at the Trolley Barn Gallery, 489 Main St., Poughkeepsie, New York 

$500 First Prize, $250 Second Prize, $150 Honorable Mention

Wonderland reimagines the Trolley Barn 3,000 square foot gallery as an otherworldly empire of wonder, illusion and surprise. We invite work that disrupts standard notions of reality through sensory excess (texture, color, light, sound) and/or unexpected visual mischief. We ask, and wonder, how can your art help us reimagine our reality and create positive change in our community?  

Wonderland  welcomes an array of media, including digital media, film, painting, illustration, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, video, and installation art. The Trolley Barn Gallery brings together an international roster of vital voices in art and culture, presenting thought-provoking artwork and ideas in a renovated industrial space that is the hub for the area’s thriving arts scene. We invite submissions that create either a visually compelling complement or counterpoint to the aesthetics of the unique space.

The Wonderland International Juried Exhibition is the point of entry to the PKX Wonderland Festival, September 15-17, 2022. The PKX Wonderland Festival will attract hundred s of visitors and feature the unveiling of original public art commissions, performances, and creative activities in and around the Trolley Barn Gallery. 

This international juried exhibition will be held September 15 through October 20, 2022 at The Art Effect's Trolley Barn Gallery, 489 Main St., Poughkeepsie, New York, with an Opening Reception Thursday, September 15, 5-7pm.  

Artists will be notified within approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline in an email about the selection status of their entries. 

Submitting Entries:

Entry fees directly support the Youth Curatorial Program and provide youth stipends. This innovative workforce development program brings together established arts professionals and local youth to present high-caliber international art exhibitions and opens pathways for youth to pursue educational opportunities and careers in museums and professional art galleries.

General fee/non-members: $35 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image. 15 images max, including up to 3 video submissions. 

The Art Effect + Barrett Members: $30 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.15 images max, including up to 3 video submissions. (coupon code required)  

City of Poughkeepsie Residents (zip code 12601): $30 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image. 15 images max, including up to 3 video submissions. (coupon code required) 

Current students of The Art Effect: $20 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image, 15 images max, including up to 3 video submissions.  (coupon code required) 

Please email for applicable coupon code. Waivers are available.  To become a member, visit,

About the Juror: 
 Allison Glenn is a curator and writer deeply invested in working closely with artists to develop ideas, artworks, and exhibitions that respond to and transform our understanding of the world. Glenn’s curatorial work focuses on the intersection of art and publics, through public art, biennials, special projects, and major new commissions by leading contemporary artists. Recently, she received substantial critical and community praise for her curatorial work in the groundbreaking exhibition at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky titled Promise, Witness, Remembrance an exhibition that reflected on the life of Breonna Taylor, centered on her portrait painted by Amy Sherald. The New York Times selected the exhibition as one of the Best Art Exhibitions of 2021.

This year, Glenn was listed as one of the 2022 ArtNews Deciders and on the 2021 Observer Arts Power 50 List. She is one of the curators for the Counterpublic triennial, opening April 2023 in St. Louis.

From 2018-2021, Glenn was Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where she shaped how outdoor sculpture activates and engages Crystal Bridges' 120-acre campus. Connecting the impact that color has on perception and the body Glenn organized Color Field (2019), an outdoor sculpture exhibition that activated a contemporary gallery and the lush North Forest. Featuring fourteen sculptures by eleven contemporary artists, including Sarah Braman, Sam Falls, Odili Donald Odita, and Jessica Stockholder, Color Field debuted at Crystal Bridges and traveled to Artis-Naples, the Baker Museum (2020) and University of Houston (2020-2021). Her outdoor sculpture exhibitions foreground artist-led conversations and institutional collaborations, including Rashid Johnson: The Bruising: For Jules the bird, Jack and Leni, and Bethany Collins: Cadences, a sound installation in Crystal Bridges North Forest. Glenn was a member of the curatorial team for State of the Art 2020, which opened simultaneously at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary. She was the venue curator for Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… (2020) at Crystal Bridges.

Prior to working at Crystal Bridges, she was the Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate for Prospect New Orleans’ international art triennial Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp. Previous exhibitions include Out of Easy Reach, which was on view simultaneously at DePaul Art Museum, Stony Island Arts Bank and Gallery 400, which traveled to Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University. In 2015, Glenn was a Curatorial Fellow with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Artwork Selection
Curator will work collaboratively with accomplished local youth from The Art Effect's Youth Curatorial Team to select artworks for the exhibition. Artwork selected for the exhibition will be shown in the Trolley Barn Gallery as well as an interactive, online exhibition. 

Sale of Works
Exhibiting artists may specify a retail price for work that is available for  purchase or not for sale.  The Art Effect will  retain a commission fee of 20% of the sale price for members of The Art Effect and current students; for non-members, the commission fee is 30%. 


Entry Deadline: May 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time Zone
Notification of accepted artwork: June 20, 2022
Delivery of accepted artwork: August 15-20, 2022
Exhibition: Sept 15 - Oct 20, 2022
Opening Reception and Prizes Announced: Sept 15, 2022, 5-7pm
Pickup of artwork after the exhibition: October 21-22, 2022
Shipping Completed within 10 days of close of exhibition.

About The Art Effect:

The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. The Art Effect (formerly Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project) helps youth explore, experience, and excel in the arts, introducing them to visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals. We believe that the arts have the power to create a more vibrant, caring, and sustainable world led by a generation of youth who value creative thinking, diverse voices, and stronger connections between all people. The Art Effect directly serves over 2,000 young people throughout the Hudson Valley each year.

The mission of The Art Effect at the Trolley Barn is to train youth as leaders who catalyze the community through the arts and re-energize downtown Poughkeepsie. Exhibitions at the Trolley Barn are free and open to the public — so there are no financial barriers to access.

Artwork specifications

We recommended a maximum of 7’ in any direction; there is no minimum. 2D artwork should not weigh in excess of 65 pounds. Artwork must be exhibition ready with appropriate frames and hardware as applicable. Please contact us at for consideration if your work exceeds these specifications – we may be able to accommodate your work up to 20'. The Trolley Barn Gallery is suitable for a range of artwork sizes and media, and we are pleased to work with invited artists to ensure effective installation and presentation of their artwork. Site plan available on request. If you have less than three images or media, please create a blank image that reads "This page intentionally left blank" in order to meet the minimum of three uploads. 

Artists are responsible for transportation/delivery to and from the Trolley Barn Gallery. Artists must provide return shipping labels. 

Artists of all ages are welcome, regardless of where they are from or how they identify.