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Solo Shows 2019 at Locust Grove Estate
2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Entry Deadline: 5/1/18
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Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee (Solo Shows 2019 - Locust Grove Estate): $45.00

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2019 Solo Shows at Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie, New York

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

Exhibition Dates: Four 10-12 week solo shows during 2019

 Fee: $45
Barrett Art Center Members: $35 

Locust Grove, the Samuel F.B. Morse Estate is partnering with Barrett Art Center to announce four Solo Show opportunities in 2019. 

Each 10-12 week show presents artists with the opportunity to present a solo show of 20-30 artworks in the Transverse Gallery in the Visitor Center at Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark museum, education center, and nature preserve which attracts over 90,000 visitors each year, with a strong record of solo show artwork sales.

Locust Grove was the nineteenth-century country estate of Samuel Morse, who, in addition to being the inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, was an artist and the founder of the National Academy of Design. In the twentieth century, the estate was owned by Poughkeepsie’s prominent Young family, noted collectors of Hudson River School paintings and the founders of the museum.

 Barrett Art Center, founded by WPA-era artist Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. as the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935, brings hundreds of artists from across the nation to the Hudson Valley in juried exhibitions and solo shows each year. Our reputation for high-quality exhibitions and programs attracts thousands of art enthusiasts to our 1840s Greek Revival townhouse-turned gallery annually. Arts professionals from Barrett Art Center are part of the curatorial team juroring the the shows. 

Exhibition Information

 Solo shows are available for 2-D artwork. Please note the galleries are frequented by visitors of all ages, including school groups. Artists’ discretion is requested. 

We encourage artists to develop new works of art for this exhibition opportunity. If selected for a solo show, the images submitted for review do not necessarily have to be among the works exhibited. In an effort to give artists time to prepare, solo shows are being offered now for calendar year 2019. 

Accepted artwork must be properly mounted, framed and ready to hank from a track-type hanging system. 

Artwork may be either for sale or for exhibition only.

 Terms for sale of artwork: artist receives 75%; commission is 25%

 Recommended number of works for display is 20-30 pieces, depending on size.

 Locust Grove reserves the right to not exhibit any artwork that does not meet our display criteria. 

BAC Members, please email or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code to receive discount.  To become a member, visit,

Locust Grove and Barrett Art Center will work together to oversee the marketing of the exhibition through press releases sent to our extensive media lists and announcements to our mailing lists. 

 The solo show will be posted on each organization’s website, and Locust Grove will assist the artist with on-site signage. 

Selected artists are invited (though not required) to present a public artists’ talk at Barrett Art Center during their solo show.

The artist is responsible for any additional promotion.