Call Detail
New Directions 2019
Barrett Art Center/DCAA
55 Noxon Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New York
Entry Deadline: 7/14/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 7
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (New Directions 2019): $50.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

New Directions 2019: 35th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition

Juror: Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Entry Deadline: July 13, 2019
Exhibition Dates: September 28 - November 9, 2019

$500 Juror’s Prize, $200 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention 

New Directions is a premier national exhibition of new approaches in contemporary art today. Artists are encouraged to submit new works that embrace cutting-edge practices and/or traditional styles in innovative ways. We welcome 2D media, 3D sculpture, video, and installation.

Now in its 35th year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue - the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work.  Maximum dimensions: 72"

About the Juror

Akili Tommasino joined the MFA as Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art in fall 2018. An advocate of emerging artists and scholar of the twentieth-century avant-garde, he has curated and collaborated on numerous exhibition projects at institutions internationally. Previously, he was a curatorial assistant at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and a Fulbright Fellow at the Centre Pompidou - Musée national d’art moderne in Paris. He is completing a PhD in History of Art and Architecture through Harvard University, where he earned his MA and BA.

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 Submitting Entries:

BAC Members: $35 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.
Non-members: $50 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

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

Notification: 14 days from Deadline
Sat., Sept 14, Mon – Tues Sept 16 & 17, 2019 (or by special arrangement) LATE DELIVERIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

BAC collects 20% commission on artwork by Members; 30% on non-Member artwork. 

Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include:

Press releases submitted to print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage; Online weekly newsletter; Instagram; Facebook; website ( The DCAA e-newsletter has over  3,000 subscribers.  Exhibition artwork is posted in an online exhibition during the show and archived on the site after the show closes.  Social media and eNewsletters emphasize “action links” to drive traffic to the exhibition on the website and connect visitors to artist website and contact information through the online gallery.

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